A publication of Appalachian Voices


A publication of Appalachian Voices

Contributing Writers


Ancestors: Honoring the Past Through Work in Black Cemeteries

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Writer Terran Sparkle Young describes her experience as a Black American learning about her family’s history and a local overgrown cemetery.

A Tale of Orchards Past

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Apple aficionado Tom Brown has dedicated more than 20 years of his life to saving Appalachia’s forgotten heirloom apples.

Tangled Up in Kudzu

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The story behind the highly invasive vine that is creeping across the Southeast, and what can be done to stop it.

Tribal Governments Dispute Proposed Casino

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians claims that a federal bill allowing the Catawba Indian Nation to build a casino in North Carolina is “a modern day land-grab” of Cherokee aboriginal lands, while the Catawba argue that they have rights to the land.

EPA Rejects Proposed Oak Ridge Landfill

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rejected a controversial landfill in Oak Ridge, Tenn., that was to contain low-level radioactive and mixed waste from a federal laboratory and security complex.

Exploring Old Growth Forest in Historic Harlan County

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Kentucky’s Harlan County, perhaps best known for its mining history, is also home to a wonderful old-growth forest preserve with several hiking trails.

Pay-What-You-Can Cafes

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Appalachia’s donation-based cafes offer delicious, healthy food to diners and volunteers regardless of their ability to pay.

Rise of Interscholastic Mountain Biking

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The sport of mountain biking is taking off in schools across Appalachia.

Red Spruce Restoration Underway

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Conservationists across the region have teamed up to help restore the red spruce to its natural habitat after unsustainable logging practices in the early 1900s, coupled with wildfires, nearly wiped out the tree in Appalachia.

A Sweet Retreat at Sugar Hollow Park

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Roughly 12 miles of trails await hikers and bikers at this park in Bristol, Va.