Emily Glaser

A native of North Carolina, Emily graduated from Davidson College in 2012 and immediately embarked on a years-long Californian adventure. With an undying habit of threading Southernisms into conversation and an aversion to eternal sunshine, she knew she would never feel at home in San Diego. And so Emily returned to the South. She now lives in her favorite town in America, Asheville, where she delights in antiquing, discovering coffee shops, and exploring the real outdoors—without all those palm trees.

Devil Anse Hatfield: The Man and the Name

Logan, West Virginia

The grisly Hatfield-McCoy feud of the mid-nineteenth century is undoubtedly the most well-known of American family wars, and Devil Anse the most iconic figure of the story

The Problem with Pigs

Caldwell County, Texas

In the South, we love all things porcine, especially when we’re talking food. But throughout our region and especially in Texas, we are engaged in a battle with millions of the raucous, ravaging cousin of our beloved breakfast—the feral pig.

Kitty O’Brien Joyner, First Lady of Aeronautics

Charlottesville, Virginia

Going where no woman had gone before, Kitty O’Brien Joyner showed up right on time to lead her gender into the space race

Charlottesville, 1991: Dave Matthews Band’s Origin Story

Charlottesville, Virginia

Today Dave Matthews Band is one of the most iconic and recognizable bands of the ’90’s. But not so long ago, Dave Matthews was just the name of a bartender with a demo in one of our musical Southern cities.

Every Honor Possible: All-American Hero Audie Murphy

Kingston, Texas

By age twenty, Audie Murphy had become one of the most decorated soldiers of World War II—and nobody was more deserving

The International Flavors of Floribbean Cuisine

Safe Harbor, Florida

The flavors of the world converge in Floribbean to please the palates of everyone

The Music That Makes It to Mountain Stage

Charleston, West Virginia

They come in all shapes and sizes and flavors, but the musicians that appear on Charleston’s Mountain Stage have at least two things in common: a great time and a lot of talent

The Fourteenth Colony: Celebrating Vandalia

Charleston, West Virginia

Vandalia may never have actually become a colony, but that doesn’t stop these toe-tapping West Virginians from celebrating it anyway

Drawing Artists: The Aesthetic Pull of Fairhope (Part Two)

Fairhope, Alabama

According to some statistics, Fairhope has more published writers per capita than anywhere else in the country

Henry Grady and the New South

Atlanta, Georgia

As editor of the South’s preeminent newspaper, Grady had already established himself as a voice that needed to be heard—so when he began preaching ideas of a New South, folks listened

Drawing Artists: The Aesthetic Pull of Fairhope (Part One)

Fairhope, Alabama

When Fairhope was founded, its earliest residents intended the colony to draw the liberal, the open-minded, the thinkers and dreamers and artists. And it did just that.

From NC to N(Y)C: Ava Gardner’s Rise to Fame

Grabtown, North Carolina

Before her meteor rise to stardom, this backwoods belle had a tweak or two to make to her Carolina charm

Last Resort: Thomasville’s Booming Resort Era

Thomasville, Georgia

Relatively untouched by the Civil War, this one Georgia town capitalized on their Southern assets to boost a tourism trend that’s not finished yet

The First and Final Triumphs of Henry O. Flipper

Thomasville, Georgia

The first black graduate from West Point, he had to wait over a century for his dream to come true

Cataloochee

Waynesville, North Carolina

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is visited by more people every year than any other park in America—but some of those annual visitors remember it as home

Angel Tree of Bay St. Louis

Bay St. Louis, Mississippi

Trees, angels, hurricanes, rescue—this unique and beautiful work of art has quite a tale to tell

Citrus Christmas: A Sweet Southern Tradition

For generations, stretching back further than our history books, we Southerners have filled our Christmas stockings with sweet, seasonal citrus. But why?