Patricia Murphy

Food & Drink

Finding Love, and Valentine’s Dinner, at Waffle House

The chain is taking reservations again this year for the holiday


Life, Camera, Action

Documentarian Rhett Turner builds an ecological legacy on film


South Carolina’s Wild Acquisition

Unspoiled island formerly owned by Ted Turner is now part of the state’s park system


Falconry in Georgia: A Hunt Like No Other

The sport of kings still reigns at Sea Island Resort

Arts & Culture

A New Club for Book Lovers

With the Open Canon Book Club, the North Carolina author Wiley Cash seeks to bring underrepresented authors to the fore


Giant Hogweed: A Gardener’s Nightmare

An invasive plant that “makes poison ivy look like a walk in the park” has been found in Virginia

Arts & Culture

Justify Was Special from the Start

Long before he won the Triple Crown, the Kentucky-bred horse showed promise. Plus more news from around the South.



Meghan Markle’s Southern Rescue Dog

An abandoned Kentucky beagle ends up among royalty. Plus: Hunt Country tours, summertime drinks, and more

Land & Conservation

Must-See Osprey TV

Two raptors—and their eggs—maintain a mesmerizing perch on the Georgia coast


A Classic Cake, a New Book, and Southern Olympians

They’re all in this week’s roundup of happenings around the South

Arts & Culture

Five Southern Groundhog Day Celebrations

Pennsylvanians have Punxsutawney Phil, but, no disrespect intended, on February 2, we’ll be looking to the South’s furry forecasters to predict spring’s arrival

The Shot

A Literary Honor for a Legend’s Lyrics

Willie Nelson joins an exclusive club, and more news from around the South

The Shot

A Formula for Pie

Plus: Watching for Grammy winners, a new training ground for foodies, and other news from around the South


A Competition That’s Fit for a King (Cake)

Find out who makes the best of the best


A Celebration of Florida’s Gentle Giants

Plus: Husk opens in Savannah, a possum drop ends its run, and more news from around the South


Tasty Twists on Peas and Greens for New Year’s

Plus: Marshside Mama’s ends its run, New Orleans celebrates 300 years, and more from around the South

The Shot

Chick-fil-A to the Rescue

A sanity-saving Sunday supper; Louisiana sets the bayou on fire; and remembering the fallen

Arts & Culture

A Salute to the South’s Funniest Twitter Feed

Not following MoonPie? Here’s why you should.

The Shot

Add a Splash of the Caribbean to Your Holidays

A tropical take on eggnog; Vivian Howard’s new pizza place; and surviving snow


The Unofficial TSA Holiday Travel Guide for Southerners

Go ahead and carry on that pecan pie. As for the bourbon, barbecue sauce, and emotional support chickens …