Ruth Ann Grissom


Ruth Ann Grissom grew up on a farm in Montgomery County and earned degrees in journalism and social work at UNC Chapel Hill. She divides her time between Charlotte and the Uwharries.

Stories by Ruth Ann Grissom

Native Fall Fruits

In fall, native plants in the Uwharries offer up a bounty of fruits for wildlife and humans alike.  

Muscadines seemed to ripen a little early this year.  My mom and I picked...

Black-throated green warblers

I’ve traversed some rugged country in the Uwharries.  My dad and I have bushwhacked through laurel thickets and scrambled up and down steep and slippery slopes to blaze trails and mark property...

500 Million Years To Create Such Gentleness

“They come from Tennessee in a covered wagon.”  That was all I could get out of my grandfather..." So begins this essay by Ruth Ann Grissom, first published in 1998 in the newsletter of ...