A Perpetual Harvest

Filed away in card catalog drawers in a Watauga County library, packets of heirloom seeds await planting. And with every seed comes a story.

June 2013

Down by the River

From a warehouse that stored roots and herbs, to a store that sold fertilizer, to the present-day restaurant, this building in Todd has always served the community.


Memories of Camp Yonahlossee

Before she was an acclaimed novelist, she was a camp kid. Although it’s been long since closed, author Susan Kelly’s golden-tinged memories of Camp Yonahlossee draw her back.

July 2012

Remembering Doc Watson

As an infant growing up in Watauga County, Arthel Lane Watson lost his sight. As a teenager, he picked up a guitar and created a sound. Now, that sound and that guitar and that blind man are forever linked in one name that will live as long as music is played: Doc.

April 2012

The Little Garden

One woman in Blowing Rock fills her yard with plants, her life with people, and every moment with what matters most.

December 2011

Choice Cuts

Holiday and family traditions carry the season at a choose-your-own Christmas tree farm near Boone.

September 2011

Mountain Dancer: Flatfooting in Appalachia

When he was a boy growing up in Sugar Grove, Robert Dotson took up flatfooting. He made his home in the same High Country community, and became a master of an art form that requires his feet stay close to the ground.