The rivers that flow through Appalachia provide summer fun for paddlers of any skill level. Below, read about some of our region’s best boating spots, a grassroots effort to federally protect the Nolichucky River, and more.
We also cover one Southwest Virginia couple’s ongoing mission to preserve the area’s African-American heritage, along with a West Virginia community’s fight to be relocated away from toxic ground. And catch up on the latest coal ash and fracked-gas pipeline news.
Take a trip downriver with us as we explore a selection of the region’s top paddling locales and read about women whitewater rafters making a difference in their communities.
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