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Create Your State Uses Art to Create Change

The Create Your State Tour provides workshops that use live music and visuals to show participants how to ignite arts-based community development in their West Virginia towns.


Turn This Town Around

A project to help re-energize small towns is encouraging community-led projects, like the brand-new West Virginia Mine Wars Museum!


Southwest Virginia is for (Outdoor) Lovers

By Amber Ellis On Sept. 13-14 in Abingdon, Va., the Appalachian Spring Initiative will host a regional expo to highlight southwest Virginia’s outdoor recreational opportunities. The initiative, which focuses on community development, has identified eight attractions as pillars of ecotourism


Ralph Davis: Exploring Appalachia’s Future

By Nolen Nychay In his 21 years of journalistic work at publications such as the Jackson County Sun, Paintsville Herald and Floyd County Times, Ralph Davis developed a close relationship with the small communities of eastern Kentucky and the rural


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