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Appalachia, Virginia is located in Wise County. Zip codes in Appalachia, VA include 24216. The median home price in Appalachia is $32,500. More Appalachia information.

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22 hrs ago | Charleston Daily Mail

Don Blankenship: Why did MSHA insist on ventilation change?

The ubbneveragain.com  documentary points out that the government insisted on changes in the directional flow of the air at Upper Big Branch mine that resulted in a reduced volume of airflow.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

New River Gorge National River

2014 youth arts in the parks art contest exhibit

In partnership with Tamarack and the school systems of Fayette, Nicholas, Raleigh, and Summers counties, New River Gorge National River sponsored an art contest for area students in grades K - 12. Students learned about the region's wildflowers and Appalachian ecology while they created art using watercolors, oil pastels, pencils, clay, paper, and ... (more)

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Yahoo!

Shrinking salamanders linked to climate change in study

Wild salamanders that live in the Appalachian Mountains are shrinking because they must burn more energy as the local climate gets hotter and drier, according to a new study.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

Commercial Dispatch

Geologists link small quakes to fracking

Geologists in Ohio have for the first time linked earthquakes in a geologic formation deep under the Appalachians to hydraulic fracturing, leading the state to issue new permit conditions Friday in certain areas that are among the nation's strictest.

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Star-Telegram.com

Bountville shows off its bluegrass roots

Quiet wooded area with Wi-Fi and cable TV. Tent decks $24, full-hookup RV sites $42, nice furnished cabins from $160 for two nights.

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Sat Apr 12, 2014

Martinsburg Journal

Shepherd professor elected president of the Appalachian Studies Association

Dr. Sylvia Bailey Shurbutt, professor of English and modern languages at Shepherd University, has been elected president of the Appalachian Studies Association for 2014-15.

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LiveScience

Salamanders Shrink as Climate Heats Up

Wild salamanders that live in the Appalachian Mountains are shrinking because they must burn more energy as the local climate gets hotter and drier, according to a new study.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

KCBD-TV Lubbock

Ohio geologists link small quakes to fracking

State geologists in Ohio have for the first time linked earthquakes in a geologic formation deep under the Appalachians to gas drilling, leading the state to issue new permit conditions in certain areas that are among the nation's strictest.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

The Virginian-Pilot

Sea Level Fest, "Bagels and Bluegrass"

Tidewater Arts Outreach presents the Sea Level Singer/Songwriter Festival, which has plenty of free things to do in Norfolk, including a songwriting workshop at the School of Rock, 430 Boush St., from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, and an open mic showcase at event central on the corner of Colley and Brandon avenues from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

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Wed Apr 09, 2014

The record Online

Native azaleas due for show and tell

The Northern Neck Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society will meet at noon Thursday, April 17, at Wicomico Parish Church Hall, 5191 Jessie duPont Memorial Highway.

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Mon Apr 07, 2014

Hampton Roads Daily Press

Nicki Royall Peet to sign books in Yorktown, April 8

Peninsula resident Nicki Royall Peet, author of "The Shaman's Daughter," will speak about her life as a writer and sign copies of her book on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon at Grace Episcopal Church Parish House in Yorktown.

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Sun Apr 06, 2014

CBS News

Affordable Care for those still uninsured

Nurse practitioners are providing badly needed health care to the uninsured working poor in Appalachia -- medical mercy for those left out of Obamacare and ineligible for Medicaid The following is a script from "The Health Wagon" which aired on April 6, 2014.

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National Public Radio

Stereotypes Of Appalachia Obscure A Diverse Picture

Children in sepia-toned clothes with dirt-smeared faces. Weathered, sunken-eyed women on trailer steps chain-smoking Camels.

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Sat Apr 05, 2014

The Macon Telegraph

Heroin deaths in W.Va. doubled since 2010

A look at what's happening in West Virginia: West Virginia's prescription opiate addicts are following a national trend as they shift to heroin, said Kenny Burner of the state Appalachia High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area.

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Washington Times

Appalachia conference in W.Va. brings new ideas

It's usually his day off, but on a chilly, snow-covered Sunday morning, Marshall University guitar professor Dr. Julio Alves found himself in a third floor classroom lecturing with a fervor.

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Fri Apr 04, 2014

Fredericksburg.com

A nice spring weekend ahead After some showers this evening, Saturday ...

The storm system barreling across the nation has produced a lot of rough weather to the west of the Appalachians the past couple of days.

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Tue Apr 01, 2014

Business Journal

Disposal-well operator leaving Texas to focus on Utica, Marcellus shale region

GreenHunter Resources Inc., an oilfield water- and waste-management company based in Texas, is leaving its home base to focus on the Appalachian Basin, including Ohio's Utica shale play.

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Fri Mar 28, 2014

Examiner.com

'Holy Ghost People' snake handling documented in books and film

On the trail of her missing sister, Charlotte enlists the help of Wayne, an ex-Marine and alcoholic, to infiltrate the Church of One Accord - a community of snake-handlers who risk their lives seeking salvation in the Holy Ghost.

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WAVY-TV Portsmouth

Blog: Warmer, wetter start for the weekend

We have some warmer temperatures building into the forecast over the next few days.

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Thu Mar 27, 2014

ScienceBlogs

Alarming Rates Of Climate Change Caused Change in Salamanders [Greg Laden's Blog]

Salamanders can be a proxyindicator for climate change. Changes in salamanders have been linked to climate changes for ancient times, and in a very recent study, salamanders in the US Appalachians seem to have changed in relation to anthropogenic global warming.

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Freeze Warning for Wise County was issued at April 16 at 3:36AM EDT

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