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Handmade for the Holidays

Handmade for the Holidays

These 12 Crafters for Christmas represent “time-honored traditions and a legacy of handcraft” native to the people of the southern Appalachians, as celebrated through their membership in the Southern Highland Craft Guild.

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Gatlinburg Gratitude

Webster PR photo

A devastating fire in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, on Nov. 28, 2016, claimed 14 lives, injured almost 200 and damaged or destroyed close to 2,500 homes, businesses and other structures. A year later, victims look back with gratitude and forward with hope. more

Dec 1, 2017 12:00 AM Features

I grew up in the hills of Northwest Georgia, but from an early age my heart was in the Great Smoky Mountains. I pressed my nose against the glass of the Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen in downtown Gatlinburg before I could read. more

Dec 1, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Beech Mountain Resort

Kristian Jackson photo

Sevierville, Tennessee, native Matthew Ayers stood on top of a groomed slope of dirt in Pigeon Forge and provided his vision for the future. more

Dec 1, 2017 12:00 AM Features

The Painter of the Smokies

The Johnson Collection, Spartanburg, SC

Rudolph Ingerle wasn’t the first artist to turn his brush on the endless mountain vistas of the Smokies, and he certainly wasn’t the last. But he may have been one of the most influential. more

Oct 1, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Knoxville celebrates its 225th birthday this October. I’ve lived here since 1984. You’d think the place wouldn’t hold too many secrets left for me to discover. Or at least that’s what I thought. more

Oct 1, 2016 12:00 AM Features