Elkmont—The Ghost Town of the Smokies

In by Chet Guthrieleave a COMMENT

Established in 1908 by the Little River Lumber Company, Elkmont was a logging town connected by railroad and at the center of an untouched forest. Trains coming off the Smokey mountains would use the community as a place of rotation so another locomotive could transport the timber for cutting. Photos by Chet Guthrie

Modern Passion

In by Chad Boetger

Chad Boetger, director of design for BarberMcMurry Architects, builds his own dream house.

Dragonfly Aerial Arts Studio : Kids Circus

In by Marissa Highfill

Dragonfly Aerial Arts Studio in North Knoxville provides circus classes for children, helping them build self-esteem, physical agility, and social skills. Dragonfly has worked with Pond Gap Elementary School, Boys and Girls Club, Emerald Avenue Youth, and the Knox County Public Defender’s Community Law Office. (Last weekend’s Circus Extravaganza raised funds for the program.) The nonprofit performance group and school also offers summer camps in trapezes, unicycles, stilts, juggling, and more.Info at dragonflyaerialartsstudio.com.

Burned Out

In by Michael McCollum

Gatlinburg has bigger problems than rebuilding resort cabins—the workers integral to its tourism industry are on the verge of homelessness. Photos by Michael McCollum.