June/July 2017



Hidden Treasures: Fishing and Swimming Spots

Scattered throughout the lush Appalachian Mountains are beautiful pools of water that perfect for fishing or swimming or both! Read our latest "Hidden Treasures" feature to learn about a few of them.


Fishin’ n’ Pickin’

Renowned musician Larry Keel has found a way to combine his love of bluegrass music and freshwater bass and trout fishing.


Duke Energy Wants to Raise Rates to Pay for Coal Ash Cleanup

Energy giant Duke Energy has signaled to the North Carolina Utilities Commission that it will seek to raise its rates, in part to pay for the nearly $5 billion needed to clean up its coal ash impoundments.


20 Years of Action: A Letter from Our Board Chair

Editor’s Note: This story was part of a special section dedicated to Appalachian Voices’ 20th anniversary. For more about the organization’s history and vision for the future, along with a timeline of the past 20 years, click here. When I

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