October/November 2017



A Capsule History of the Blue Ridge Parkway

A brief history of the Blue Ridge Parkway written by Dr. Anne Mitchell Whisnant, a professor at the University of North Carolina.


Treasures of the Parkway

Here, we outline some of the best overlooks, hikes and historic sites along the Blue Ridge Parkway.


Rapids from Flannagan Dam Drive Tourism

Local residents and small business owners near Flannagan Dam are pushing for more frequent releases from the dam to allow for a longer whitewater rafting season to increase tourism.


Mountain Advocates Stand Against Racism

After white supremacists made national headlines at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Va., environmental advocacy groups and community organizers in Appalachia spoke out against racism.

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