Smoky Mountains

I delight in books of literary compendia. Sometimes, of course, I quarrel with the selections. more

Dec 1, 2017 12:00 AM Good Reads

I got a message from a reader in northeast Ohio that perfectly sums up what we try to do with every issue of Smoky Mountain Living. She is from Johnson City, Tennessee, but has lived in Cuyahoga Falls, near Akron, for 34 years. more

Jun 1, 2017 12:00 AM Blog

Katie Knorovsky

Second Street photography

My mom can stare into the sea for hours. During my childhood, summer usually meant a road trip away from our landlocked home to spend at least a week at the beach. more

Jun 1, 2016 12:00 AM Blog


Brenda Ernst

Paddling whitewater on the Nantahala River, fly-fishing the French Broad, mountain biking the single-tracks of Pisgah Forest—outdoor adventure comes naturally in Southern Appalachia. more

Mountain Explorer

Balsam Range in Fines Creek

Garret K. Woodward photo

In July 2012, I wandered into The Smoky Mountain News office in downtown Waynesville, North Carolina—tired, hungry, a little delirious and full of inertia and caffeine after a nonstop haul from upstate New York. more

Feb 1, 2015 12:00 AM Good Reads