A publication of Appalachian Voices


A publication of Appalachian Voices

Hannah Gillespie


Retired Southwest Virginia Couple Goes Solar

Kathy and Gary Selvage

Retired couple Kathy and Gary Selvage are happy they decided to put solar panels on their Southwest Virginia home.

Elk Knob Art Trail Celebrates Nature and Creativity

Flame azaleas art

A group of Appalachian State University students created a variety of artworks to display along Elk Knob State Park’s Beech Tree Trail in Todd, N.C.

Hidden Treasures #6: South Carolina

Yellow Branch Falls

Waterfalls abound in the Andrew Pickens Ranger District of Sumter National Forest.

Hidden Treasures #6: Ohio

Wildcat Hollow Trail

The Monroe Outlook, Monroe Overlook Trail and Wildcat Hollow Trail offer varying degrees of challenge in Wayne National Forest.

Hidden Treasures #6: Maryland

Savage River

Poplar Lick Trail Savage River State Forest (301) 895-5759 At over 54,000 acres, Grantsville’s Savage River State Forest is the largest state forest in Maryland and an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise with designated areas for hiking, camping, fishing, hunting and off-road

Hidden Treasures #6: Georgia

raven cliff falls

Raven Cliff Falls in Chattahoochee National Forest.

A Journey Through the Daniel Boone National Forest

Sky Bridge

The Daniel Boone National Forest today is the result of decades of decisions and actions — some controversial — by forest staff, government officials, environmental groups and volunteers.

Blair Mountain Returns to National Register of Historic Places

The site of West Virginia’s Blair Mountain labor conflict between coal miners and law enforcement was placed back on the National Register of Historic Places after a federal judge ruled its delisting to be unlawful.

Book review: Our Native Bees

By Paige Embry Publisher: Timber Press Publish Date: Feb. 7, 2018 Page Count: 224 One day, gardener, geologist and now author Paige Embry learned of a surprising fact: honeybees can’t pollinate tomatoes. Embry read that honeybees — which are imported

Health Improves in Allegheny County, Pa., After Shenango Coke Plant Closes

After Shenango Coke Works closed in 2016, Allegheny County, Pa., saw a significant decrease in ER visits for breathing and heart disorders, though there is no scientifically proven connection.