Foxfire started as a class project at a Georgia high school in the '60s, but soon became a magazine, then a book, and even a way of teaching about the region's simple, self-sustaining way of life.
For 50 years, high school students in Rabun County have chronicled their region's disappearing traditions and mountain people, from blacksmiths to moonshiners, in publications and a living museum.
Hardly anyone roasts American chestnuts over an open fire anymore: A blight all but wiped out the trees they grow on. Now the discovery of a soaring survivor could aid efforts to breed a hardier tree.
A new report examines the 50-year impact of an anti-poverty agency that targets the Appalachian counties in the U.S. and the results are mixed.