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Rosemary’s Remembrances
I reckon I’m getting old. That’s why I’ve decided to write all this down. I was writing my... Continue Reading
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The Mythic Airline
by Richard Eller North Carolinians are a resourceful bunch. Given a problem, they solve it, with no prodding... Continue Reading
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Snow Sports
The first official ski resort in North Carolina opened back in 1961—Cataloochee Ranch and Ski Area. And then... Continue Reading
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Old Man Winter
At a Cracker Barrel or local breakfast joint in Anytown USA, there sits a table of old timers,... Continue Reading
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Untouchables Football-By Richard Eller
High school football is war, every Friday night for fans of all ages. This contact sport comes with... Continue Reading
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Guardian of the Webb
Webb Custom Kitchen is a fast moving place, with all the ebb and flow that one would expect... Continue Reading
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The Olde Hickory Station
By Carmen Eckard    Photographed By Jon Eckard Excellent food, local beer and a strong sense of community,... Continue Reading
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Charcuterie
A good Charcuterie Board will always have a few main ingredients: cheese, meat, and crackers or bread. The... Continue Reading
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Honey Bacon Brussel Sprouts
Brussel sprouts are delicious when paired with sweet local honey and quality thick-sliced bacon. Sweet and savory blend... Continue Reading
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Savory White Bean & Cornmeal Cakes with Sautéed Cabbage
These cornmeal cakes are yummy, classic, and made from wholesome ingredients. We got the cornmeal for these at... Continue Reading
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Seared Bone-In Pork Chop with Apple Cider & Mustard Reduction
Many of the best dishes created in the foothills are centered on pork. This delicious recipe is created... Continue Reading
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Granny Witches
Our land has always been rugged. We’ve always been a bit separated from the rest of the world.... Continue Reading
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Lost Cities of the Foothills by Richard Eller
In the upper foothills of western North Carolina where mounds begin to feel like mountains, remain the remnants... Continue Reading
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Sledding in Grandpa’s Pasture by Granny Eckard
I use the word “sledding” very loosely. We didn’t have sleds. Our corrugated boxes slid a lot faster... Continue Reading
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Beekeeping in the Foothills
People have been keeping bees for thousands of years. In fact, there has been honey found in Egyptian... Continue Reading
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Fox and the Hound Winter 2018
Thom: First of all, I would like to congratulate Carmen on winning the Edison Project for 2017. I,... Continue Reading
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Appalachian Mural Trail
The Appalachian Mural Trail aims to highlight the beautiful murals in our hills. Visit http://www.muraltrail.com/ to see an... Continue Reading
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Looping in the Foothills
by Granny Eckard There is evidence as far back as 1874 that there were looping machines being used... Continue Reading
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The Data Corrider
As you  drive through our hills, marveling at the beauty, you are probably unaware of the massive amount... Continue Reading
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Eustace Conway
Eustace Conway was a Mountain Man long before he starred on the show with a similar name. It... Continue Reading
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The Way We Talk
Most Importantly: It’s App-uh-LATCH-un. If you say it wrong, we’ll correct you. If you keep it up, we... Continue Reading
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For the Kings and Queens of Appalachia By Anna Wess
This is a hard place. And we are hard people. All of us know that hardness, even those... Continue Reading
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Rural Legend
by Anna Wess-Winner of the Appalachian Heritage Writer’s Symposium   Poor Naomi Proffitt had come down with the... Continue Reading
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Henry River Mill Village
Six Miles Outside of Hickory I find myself at a standstill outside two swinging metal gates.  Its calm,... Continue Reading
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Anxious Giving
By Heather Wood Davis I want to talk about anxiety.  That already makes us anxious, doesn’t?  Anytime a... Continue Reading
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What’s Stress Got to Do With It?
By Kelsey Crowe, LCSW, LCAS, CCS We all have it. Stress is a pervasive part of all adult life.... Continue Reading
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Grandfather Mountain
The first time my grandson Sam saw Grandfather Mountain, he pulled against the straps of his car seat... Continue Reading
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Fresh Design
Steele’s Construction and Steele’s Design Team took an outdated home and created a relaxing oasis. When the Steele’s... Continue Reading
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Savory Apple Pie with Cheddar
Ingredients: For the Filling: 8 cups of apples, sliced and (I store them in lemon/water mixture to prevent... Continue Reading
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Beer in the Foothills
Craft beer has become tremendously popular across the country. This boom has created an excellent opportunity for  Foothills... Continue Reading
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Standard Oyster Company
You could be forgiven for not knowing this restaurant was existed. Tucked away in a strip mall on... Continue Reading
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The ABC’s of Diabetes
A stands for the A1C Test. This test shows your blood glucose levels over the last three months. The... Continue Reading
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From Blight to Community Anchor
By Cecily Zagaroli Drive across North Carolina, through any town and you’ll probably see familiar images of boarded... Continue Reading
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Fox and Hound-Fall 2017
In our initial Fox and Hound opinion article, Cliff Moone and Thom Shell give their viewpoints on Economic... Continue Reading
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Dear David, Fall 2017
Dear David, I am a public school educator and have been for twenty years.  I have seen a... Continue Reading
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Daddy’s Restless World
By Tim Peeler In We See What We Want to See Photo by Clayton Joe Young Nothing tells... Continue Reading
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Rocking Chair Theater
by Tim Peeler In We See What We Want to See Photo by Clayton Joe Young Daddy’s chair... Continue Reading
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Grit Boy
by JA Hoke   Our downtown was small, a four-block Main street separating facing buildings, railroad tracks parallel... Continue Reading
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Laying Beneath Rain on a Strange Roof
By Robert Canipe William Faulkner writes, “How often have I lain beneath rain on a strange roof, thinking... Continue Reading
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Matthew Good
We’ve been impressed with artist Matthew Good for a long time. His work is meticulous, and obviously inspired... Continue Reading
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Make Lye Soap, The Old-Fashioned Way
Lye soap is just as handy today as it was in the past. The lack of exotic oils... Continue Reading
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Mountain Memories with Granny Eckard
Grandma’s Wash Pot Growing up on Baker’s Mountain back in the days before internet, electricity, or even running... Continue Reading
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Mitchell and Tim Gold
In 1989, Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams formed a furniture company based on the simple motto “comfort for... Continue Reading
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Newton: Then and Now
Main roads won’t take you to Newton anymore. Interstates and bypasses, heralding a faster paced life, have long... Continue Reading
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CAMP MEETING
An Endangered American Tradition Thrives in the Foothills of North Carolina Camp meetings used to thrive across the... Continue Reading
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One Family’s Passion to Preserve History-THE NEW STORY OF HART SQUARE VILLAGE
The beginnings were modest, as beginnings often are. In the early 1970s, Dr. Hart began purchasing land in... Continue Reading
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