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Beekeeping in the Foothills
Beekeeping in the FoothillsPeople have been keeping bees for thousands of years. In fact, there has been honey found in Egyptian... Continue ReadingRead More
Fox and the Hound Winter 2018
Fox and the Hound Winter 2018Thom: First of all, I would like to congratulate Carmen on winning the Edison Project for 2017. I,... Continue ReadingRead More
Appalachian Mural Trail
Appalachian Mural TrailThe Appalachian Mural Trail aims to highlight the beautiful murals in our hills. Visit to see an... Continue ReadingRead More
Looping in the Foothills
Looping in the Foothillsby Granny Eckard There is evidence as far back as 1874 that there were looping machines being used... Continue ReadingRead More
The Data Corrider
The Data CorriderAs you  drive through our hills, marveling at the beauty, you are probably unaware of the massive amount... Continue ReadingRead More
Eustace Conway
Eustace ConwayEustace Conway was a Mountain Man long before he starred on the show with a similar name. It... Continue ReadingRead More
The Way We Talk
The Way We TalkMost Importantly: It’s App-uh-LATCH-un. If you say it wrong, we’ll correct you. If you keep it up, we... Continue ReadingRead More
For the Kings and Queens of Appalachia  By Anna Wess
For the Kings and Queens of Appalachia By Anna WessThis is a hard place. And we are hard people. All of us know that hardness, even those... Continue ReadingRead More
Rural Legend
Rural Legendby Anna Wess-Winner of the Appalachian Heritage Writer’s Symposium   Poor Naomi Proffitt had come down with the... Continue ReadingRead More
Henry River Mill Village
Henry River Mill VillageSix Miles Outside of Hickory I find myself at a standstill outside two swinging metal gates.  Its calm,... Continue ReadingRead More

Foothills Digest seeks to invigorate the sense of community, honor the traditions, and highlight the beauty and resolve of the Foothills region of NC, while giving voice to the art, movements and leaders who will shape our future.