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Latest Posts


Smoking in the Foothills Festival

By Jenny Kane Right as we arrived in downtown Lenoir at around 11:30am on that Saturday, October 21st, we could already here the sound of live music playing and people crowding around the small area. Most of the shops onRead more Smoking in the Foothills Festival

Right Place, Right Time: Lake Lure has a lot to Offer

By Claire Gaskill         Along the winding road of Highway 64 lies Lake Lure. This small town is known for its parks, historic landmarks, and, as denoted by its name, winding lake. Lake Lure is not vastRead more Right Place, Right Time: Lake Lure

Fly Away at the Carolina BalloonFest

By Claire Gaskill             It’s not every day you see one hot air balloon. At the Carolina BalloonFest, however, you can see handfuls of these helium filled flying baskets. This event entertains families with over 50 balloons the third fullRead more Fly Away at the Carolina BalloonFest

Taylorsville’s 38th Annual Apple Festival

By Micaela Soucy The town of Taylorsville is nestled between two major North Carolina cities, Winston-Salem and Charlotte. It lies just off of Highway 64 at the cross section of Highway 90 and Highway 16. Driving into town we passedRead more Taylorsville’s 38th Annual Apple Festival

Never Blue

By Jenny Kane Hendersonville is a lively town home to a variety of shops and restaurants that line the downtown streets. Arriving on a beautiful Friday afternoon in October, we were able to witness the hustle and bustle of theRead more Never Blue

1841 Café Review

By Jenny Kane 1841 Café is one of the many restaurants and shops nestled along Main Street in Lenoir, North Carolina. Lining the sidewalk in front of the entrance there lies a makeshift deck with tables and umbrellas for theRead more 1841 Café Review

Black Rose Public House: An Irish Pub in the Heart of the Foothills

By Jenny Kane Our stomachs were growling as we arrived to downtown Hendersonville at around 3pm on a Friday afternoon in the middle of October. In spite of this ravenous hunger, we searched for the nearest sports bar we couldRead more Black Rose Public House: An Irish

Highway 64: Past, Present, Future

    By Jake Hackman, Johvonn Smith, Jamie Angle, Kate Sieber, 2017 History: As Bruce Springsteen sang in his classic song ‘Thunder Road’, “these two lanes will take us anywhere,”- these two lanes referring to North Carolina’s famous Highway 64.Read more Highway 64: Past, Present, Future

Magnolia 23 (Asheboro, NC)

By Soula Kosti Magnolia 23 is a small restaurant on 23 South Fayetteville Street in Asheboro, NC. This restaurant takes pride in its home-cooking and soul food. The owners have created a homey, Southern spot with the Southern-style fried chicken asRead more Magnolia 23 (Asheboro, NC)

lucettegrace Review

By Soula Kosti During our long trip around the places Highway 64 connects, our last destination in the Piedmont area was Raleigh. Once we finished our drive around Raleigh, we decided to stop at a bakery and satisfy our sweet tooth.Read more lucettegrace Review

Daniel’s Restaurant and Catering

By Jessica Mohr This review is special to me because I have been going to Daniel’s Restaurant and Catering for as long as I can remember. Whenever extended family came into town from Philadelphia, we would always take them hereRead more Daniel’s Restaurant and Catering

Highlands: A Family History

By Jamie Angle, 2017 The Baty family has been in Highlands, North Carolina for seemingly forever. They are among the two or three historical Scottish families who remained in the area after their migration from Scotland. Erin Baty, a youngRead more Highlands: A Family History

Lexington Barbecue Festival- 2017

By Jessica Mohr For me, the first thing that comes to mind when I think of a North Carolina barbeque festival is the smell. That scent of pigs parts being slowly roasted over a variety of wood wafts all aroundRead more Lexington Barbecue Festival- 2017

Piedmont Travelogue

By Jessica Mohr On a sunny morning in late October, my travel group and I set out in my mom’s Chevy Avalanche for a day-long road trip around central North Carolina. From Elon to Lexington, we enjoyed taking in theRead more Piedmont Travelogue

Piedmont Profile

By Nicole Galante             The Piedmont leg of Highway 64 is much more than a collection of small country towns. It is historical, diverse–it encapsulates the spirit of North Carolina.  We began our journey inRead more Piedmont Profile