Louise Jarvis Flynn

Louise Jarvis Flynn is the features editor at Our State.

Home & Garden

Homes We Love: A Storied Stay in Brevard

When Thomas Wolfe finally came home again, he found his way to
Partridge Hill in Brevard, where his literary friend Hamilton Basso
lived and wrote nine novels. Now, you can pay a visit, too.


The Last House Call

A retired Greenville pediatrician returns to his ancestral homestead to mend the house’s old bones, heal its wetlands and preserve a family history that has long captivated him.


Above & Beyond

They are our inland lighthouses, the fire towers of western North Carolina. Long ago decommissioned as regular lookouts, these wobbly perches still have plenty of character and purpose. Just ask all the hikers.


The Wisdom of Trees

Forestry didn’t exist in America until two men — each with his own vision for how to protect our woodlands — arrived in western North Carolina and nurtured the profession into being.


City Portrait: Brevard

Pisgah National Forest is the ideal amphitheater for nature’s music. But come summer, the historic hamlet next door erupts in symphonies as gorgeous as waterfalls, and old-time jams as rousing as mountain trails.