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Appalachian Mountains

Faith in Appalachia: A Lesson in Storytelling

Rob Lee | Posted 10.02.2013 | Religion
Rob Lee

Faith is the frontier land of our existences in that faith calls us to go, to journey, to explore, to remind ourselves of what we consider important and valuable. Faith is that land just beyond the ridge that yearns for us to explore it.

Hidden Lives Of Moonshiners And Serpent-Handlers

AP | Posted 04.23.2013 | Arts

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -- East Tennessee State University's Reece Museum is presenting "Vanishing Appalachia," a traveling exhibit from the East Tennesse...

Sonia Barkat Loves Fairmont, West Virginia

Love Letters | Posted 12.17.2012 | Travel
Love Letters

Sitting down at a table in the corner, it would be easy to conclude that this was a small tavern in Italy with an odd obsession with West Virginia University athletics.

Appalachia by Any Other Name

Ed Hooper | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics
Ed Hooper

"Appalachia" is no longer the heritage-derived place name coined by European explorers or the designation famed author Washington Irving once suggested as a replacement for North America. The word now represents systemic failure and poverty in the national lexicon.

Hundreds Rally Against Surface Mining

AP | Posted 02.15.2012 | Green

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Hundreds of citizen activists, Appalachian residents and environmentalists rallied at the Kentucky Capitol to call for an end to mou...

Ordinary Citizens Fight Big Coal in The Last Mountain

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 02.11.2012 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

Featuring citizen activists fighting for clean air and water against entrenched interests and corporate dollars, the documentary combines backstory, statistics, and human interest to explain more fully the narrative of where our electricity comes from.

Appalachia Faces Steep Coal Decline

AP | By DYLAN LOVAN | Posted 11.27.2011 | Green

GARRETT, Ky. -- When business screeched to a halt at Jerry Howard's eastern Kentucky mine engineering company two years ago, he decided to call it qui...

Kentucky Journey

Brad Rothschild | Posted 10.26.2011 | Business
Brad Rothschild

My real reason for going to Kentucky was because I wanted to see what happens when a town outlives its usefulness to the global economy; to get a better grasp of human cost of the decline of American industry.

Hooked On Virginia's Crooked Road

Lea Lane | Posted 09.20.2011 | Travel
Lea Lane

Interested in fiddle and banjo music, crafts, galleries, small towns and Americana? You'll find them on The Crooked Road, about 250 miles along Virginia's southwest corner.

Help Thy Neighbor

Amy Guerrieri | Posted 08.10.2011 | Politics
Amy Guerrieri

Going to Martin County is a little like stepping back in time: beautiful Appalachian Mountains and a rural landscape, but the poverty in the area is staggering -- some local residents don't have electricity or plumbing; outhouses are often seen.

Hellbender Foot Reveals Power of Photography

David Mizejewski | Posted 06.02.2011 | Green
David Mizejewski

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Sundance: Rage, Outrage, and a Vision

Larry Beinhart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Larry Beinhart

On every level, coal mining and burning coal for energy is destructive. Watch the film to be outraged. And to be inspired.

Starting a Business Begins With Exit Planning and a Buy-Sell Agreement

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Charlie Spence's advice to prospective small-business owners is to visualize your exit before you start. But even if you are already in business, it is not too late plan your exit.

Yim Yames, Ben Sollee And Daniel Martin Moore Lead Brooklyn Through Appalachia And New Orleans With Their Appalachian Voices Tour

Matt Draper | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Matt Draper

The surroundings were decidedly Brooklyn, but Friday's Appalachian Voices show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg sounded like a good old-fashioned t...

Foraging for Wild Ramps and Incredible Flavor

David Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
David Becker

Wild ramps are a delicate plant with a strong garlic flavor. One of the last truly seasonal foods available in North America, they go by many names including wild leek, ramson, and ail de bois.

Time-Lapse Shows Mountaintop Mining Depleting Forests Over 25-Year Period (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A series of satellite views of a Boone County, West Virginia coal mine in the Appalachian Mountains, taken from 1984 to 2009, offer scientists much-ne...

Bomb Appalachia (and Face the Music)

Michael Gould-Wartofsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Gould-Wartofsky

Theirs is a coast-to-coast campaign to save Appalachia's mountains and streams -- and Appalachians' homes, jobs, and culture -- from the devastating coal mining practice known as mountaintop removal.