Jeremy B. Jones

Jeremy B. Jones teaches creative writing at Western Carolina University. His memoir "Bearwallow: A Personal History of a Mountain Homeland" won the 2014 Appalachian Book of the Year Award in nonfiction, a gold medal in the Independent Publisher Book Awards and was a finalist for the Thomas Wolfe Literary Award. His essays appear in Oxford American, The Iowa Review, and Brevity, among others.


Mountain Ripples

On a farm in a cove in the Smokies, a biologist turned cheesemaker is bringing a slice of woods back to life. Like a pebble tossed into a pond, every careful decision she makes, every creature she cares for, has a lasting effect on the forest she’s trying to save.


Mountain Eclectic Flavors in Sylva

For nearly 30 years, Lulu’s on Main has been an anchor of this Jackson County town. Now, the restaurant is strengthening its connections with neighbors down the street — and cuisine from around the world.


Kinship Rekindled

Descendants of the world’s most famous conjoined twins, Chang and Eng Bunker, return to Mount Airy every year to reconnect with relatives from around the globe.


Speaker for the Trees

John Simcox Holmes set out to understand the connection between clear-cut logging and flooding on his farm. Along the way, he gave trees a voice and helped save the state’s forests.


Southern Sweet Talk

Honey. Sugar. Sweetie. Spend enough time in North Carolina, and you’ll notice our language is syrupy, the words saccharine, and your mood sanguine.