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Dawn Gilchrist

Madison County

Courtesy of VisitNC.com

As we headed into the historic seat of Madison County—a winding descent that passed through thick trees, old vehicles, farmhouses, and a lone blue “Bernie” sign—the murmur of three centuries was almost audible. more

Jun 1, 2016 12:00 AM , Outposts

Husband-and-wife team Tim Osment and Dawn Gilchrist explored Bryson City, North Carolina, in search of their favorite hallmarks of small-town living in Southern Appalachia—fresh coffee, smart books, and good eating. more

Feb 1, 2016 12:00 AM , Departments

At the East Tennessee Coffee Company

Dawn Gilchrist photo

From our home in Sylva, we sidled up along Jonathan Creek in Haywood County and rode it until we approached the Pigeon River and intersected Interstate 40. more

Dec 1, 2015 12:00 AM Departments

East Tennessee Coffee Company

Dawn Gilchrist/Tim Osment

Husband-and-wife team Tim Osment and Dawn Gilchrist explored Newport and Cosby, Tennessee, in search of their favorite hallmarks of small-town living in Southern Appalachia—fresh coffee, smart books, and good eating. more

Dec 1, 2015 12:00 AM , Departments

Looking over town

Tim Osment & Dawn Gilchrist photo

Husband-and-wife team Tim Osment and Dawn Gilchrist explored Sylva, North Carolina, in search of their favorite hallmarks of small-town living in Southern Appalachia—good pie, fresh coffee, smart books, and fine beer. more

Oct 1, 2015 12:00 AM , Departments

Where the Sun is Now

Mandy Newham-Cobb illustration

Zeno's eighth birthday went unnoticed both by himself as well as by the older man and woman with whom he lived, Eldred and Bobbie, the couple to whom his mother and father had swapped him for a sum of money he didn’t know. more

Dec 1, 2013 12:00 AM Good Reads

Jill Laughlin, a recently retired American English teacher, knew she was not objective about severed ears. Indeed, her emotions regarding ears given as gifts were heavily influenced by her own experience as a child with such an item. more

Dec 1, 2012 12:00 AM Good Reads