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Wilkes County

Wilkes County: An Alternative Perspective

Pietros Maneos | Posted 05.27.2016 | Travel
Pietros Maneos

This morning, I had the displeasure of reading Richard Fausset's New York Times essay "Feeling Let Down and Left Behind, With Little Hope for Better."...

The Waybacks rock MerleFest in eclectic Hillside Album Hour

John Trump | Posted 04.25.2016 | Entertainment
John Trump

Every year, right around this time, a voracious group of music fans -- a cult of sorts -- overtakes a rough, wooded hillside at Wilkes Community College in North Carolina.

Distiller infuses history into authentic, hand-crafted moonshine

John Trump | Posted 04.25.2016 | Taste
John Trump

Infusing white whiskey with blueberries seems a bit unconventional. Strange, even. Not at all, says George Smith of Copper Barrel Distillery in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina.

For Calls, the art of making moonshine runs in the family

John Trump | Posted 04.01.2016 | Taste
John Trump

Roots music and moonshine: Ah, what a lovely couple.

I'm Explaining a Few Things

Pietros Maneos | Posted 03.11.2015 | World
Pietros Maneos

Yet, we must not now cower in fear and submission to this new tyranny, this expanding Fascism

An American Arcadia - Wilkes County, North Carolina: A Riposte to Katherine Faw Morris

Pietros Maneos | Posted 08.09.2014 | Travel
Pietros Maneos

After researching various avant-garde agrarian adventures such as black truffle cultivation and saffron, I chanced upon a property with an existing black truffle orchard in the tiny town of Moravian Falls, which is located in Wilkes County.