Susan Stafford Kelly

Susan Stafford Kelly was raised in Rutherfordton. She attended UNC-Chapel Hill and earned a Master of Fine Arts from Warren Wilson College. She is the author of Carolina Classics, a collection of essays that have appeared in Our State, and five novels: How Close We Come, Even Now, The Last of Something, Now You Know, and By Accident. Susan has three grown children and lives in Greensboro with her husband, Sterling.


First Snow in North Carolina

In North Carolina, a forecast of snow sparkles with promise and possibilities: of a day to sled, to sleep in, and to see the landscapes of our state at their softest, quietest, and loveliest.


Melting Pot: Miso in Rutherfordton

When John and Jan Belleme wanted to make miso soup in the U.S., they searched for a place that matched the climates the soup required. What they found was Rutherfordton.