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Making Music, One Instrument at a Time

Jayne Henderson

Meet three artisans who hand-craft stringed instruments.

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Shape-Note Singing

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Shape-note singing is a living tradition of musical and social harmony, and is practiced in Appalachia and across the world.

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Fossil fuels in Virginia

In a letter to the editor of the New York Times, Appalachian Voices’ Executive Director Tom Cormons says the 2019 election for state legislative offices is a clear mandate for energy utility reform in Virginia.

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Re-envisioning public power in the Tennessee Valley

The 2019 Tennessee Valley Energy Democracy Tour is a listening project to begin building a grassroots vision for our energy future by asking communities impacted by the Tennessee Valley Authority what they want.

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Major win for N.C. clean energy advocates

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Appalachian Voices was among the many organizations voicing public opposition in North Carolina to a rate-hike bill despite Duke Energy’s money influence in the state legislature.

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Economic coalition identifies 19 old coal sites for cleanup and redevelopment in Central Appalachia

CONTACTS: Adam Wells, Appalachian Voices, adam@appvoices.org, 276-679-1691 Joey James, Downstream Strategies, jjames@downstreamstrategies.com, 304-322-4590 Rebecca Shelton, Appalachian Citizens’ Law Center, rshelton@aclc.org , 865-202-8688 Jacob Hannah, Coalfield Development, jhannah@coalfield-development.org, 304-614-8035 Marissa R. Lautzenheiser, Rural Action, marissa@ruralaction.org, 330-859-1050 New website launched as resource

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Public opposition in N.C. wins on rate-hike bill despite Duke Energy’s money influence

CONTACTS: Rory McIlmoil, 828-278-4558, rory@appvoices.org Bobby Jones, 919-394-0727, bibija@aol.com Today, the North Carolina Senate voted 48-0 to pass a revised version of Senate Bill 559 that the House of Representatives had passed yesterday 112-0. Public opposition to previous versions of

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Dante: A beacon of hope for Southwest Virginia

Community members stand with a new welcome sign

The small community of Dante is bringing big dreams into action. Appalachian Voices volunteer Sara Lamb shares highlights of the Dante Community Association’s work and reflects on what this progress means for Southwest Virginia.

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In memoriam: April Pierson-Keating

Appalachia mourns the passing of a fierce defender of the environment whose commitment to lifting up the voices of her West Virginia community will continue to grow the pipeline resistance movement well into the future.

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Appalachian Voices files legal challenge of Duke Energy’s rate hike in N.C.

CONTACTS: Greer Ryan, Center for Biological Diversity, 812-345-8571, gryan@biologicaldiversity.org Rory McIlmoil, Appalachian Voices, 828-262-1500, rory@appvoices.org Raleigh, N.C. — The Center for Biological Diversity and Appalachian Voices filed a petition today to intervene in Duke Energy Carolinas’ application to substantially increase

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