Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Independent Weekly Vol. 10 Issue 35, August-September 1992
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The history and livelihoods of North Carolinians who live in the Appalachian Mountains is discussed. The economic struggles of those who live in the area are described. The history of the craft movement, Vanderbilt’s construction of the Biltmore Estate, the types of crops grown, and tourism in the area are all detailed. Floyd Wilson of Yancey County and Red Alderman of Avery County share how they make a living in the mountains crafting jewelry and farming primrose.
Ballad singer-storyteller Sheila Adams Barnhill discusses the importance of storytelling through song in Madison County, NC. Barnhill is a seventh-generation singer-storyteller and shares how she learned the craft from her family members and the reputation of Madison County as the place of a rich singing-storytelling tradition. Barnhill has won several awards for her talent.
Ballad singer-storyteller Sheila Adams Barnhill tells the story of gathering buckeyes and walking through the mountains with her granny. Barnhill is an award winning storyteller and her story is full of details of what life was like living in Madison County, NC, in the Southern Appalachian Mountains.