October/November 2017

Other Top Stories From October/November 2017

A stone bridge on the parkway

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.

walkway up the mountain

Treasures of the Parkway

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

Kayaker in the rapids.

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.

October/November 2017 - Columns

walkway up the mountain

Treasures of the Parkway

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

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snail shell

Snail Tales

Did you know Appalachia has the most snail species out of any region in North America? Discover the important role our slimy little friends play in the ecosystem in this issue’s Naturalist’s Notebook.

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Diana Withen

Teacher, Leader and Environmental Advocate By KaLeigh Underwood…

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Politics

Jim Justice

West Virginia Governor Shows Allegiance to Coal

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice is pushing for federal coal subsidies, but his companies have also amassed millions in fines due to worker safety and environmental violations.

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Environmental Votetracker — Oct/Nov 2017 issue

How Appalachian House and Senate members voted regarding several environmental issues in August and September.

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