Tobacco barns once numbered a half million and were fixtures on farms across the state. Today, only about 50,000 still stand, vestiges of the tobacco industry, deteriorating reminders of the leaves’ influence on our culture.
An Essay On Rutherfordton, From A Native Daughter
Anyone who has ever lived in — and left — a small town knows what it’s like to return. In a step-by-step journey of memory, a writer recaptures her hometown and lets the groundswell of emotion remind her how much she loved it there.
Memories of Camp Yonahlossee
Before she was an acclaimed novelist, she was a camp kid. Although it’s been long since closed, author Susan Kelly’s golden-tinged memories of Camp Yonahlossee draw her back.