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Seared Bone-In Pork Chop with Apple Cider & Mustard Reduction
Seared Bone-In Pork Chop with Apple Cider & Mustard ReductionMany of the best dishes created in the foothills are centered on pork. This delicious recipe is created... Continue ReadingRead More
Granny Witches
Granny WitchesOur land has always been rugged. We’ve always been a bit separated from the rest of the world.... Continue ReadingRead More
Lost Cities of the Foothills by Richard Eller
Lost Cities of the Foothills by Richard EllerIn the upper foothills of western North Carolina where mounds begin to feel like mountains, remain the remnants... Continue ReadingRead More
Sledding in Grandpa’s Pasture by Granny Eckard
Sledding in Grandpa’s Pasture by Granny EckardI use the word “sledding” very loosely. We didn’t have sleds. Our corrugated boxes slid a lot faster... Continue ReadingRead More
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

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.