Big Snow/Ice Storm predicted for East Coast this weekend
If you are a "snow hound" like a lot of people around Hampton Roads, you have likely seen posts on various Facebook groups and blogs about a possible major winter storm next weekend for the East Coast.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
The Daily News Leader
Southern roots transcend current politics
Virginia has been transformed from a conservative Southern state to a centrist Mid-Atlantic one, Robert McCartney proclaimed in a recent Washington Post column.
Free Mike Roselle From Jail: Free Appalachia From Mountaintop Removal
Nearly four years ago, long-time environmental activist and Kentucky-native Mike Roselle sat in the Southern Regional Jail in Beaver, West Virginia, with one simple message: Mountaintop removal mining, the most egregious human rights and environmental violation tolerated in our nation, must be abolished, not regulated.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
The Daily Record
Mountain Vision has been providing assistance to Appalachian residents for 20 years
Founder Mike Thompson, an employee of the Christian Children's Home, never dreamed the ministry to Appalachia would continue for years, yet it has not only endured, it has thrived.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
'UBS Eight' still in jail for fighting mountain-top removal
The battle against coal mining by Mountain Top Removal has been fought by the people of Appalachia over generations.
NCRC Releases Report on Capital and Credit Access for Small Businesses in the Appalachian Region
WASHINGTON , Nov. 26 -- The National Community Reinvestment Coalition issued the following news release: Today, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition released a report entitled "Access to Capital and Credit in Appalachia and the Impact of the Financial Crisis and Recession on Commercial Lending and Finance in the Region."
More rain forecast locally
The rain that dampened this area Tuesday and is expected to continue today is part of a sprawling storm that started in the West and now is bearing down on the East Coast with a mix of snow and rain, along with gusting winds.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Student researches thyroid disorders
Maddison Couch, a junior at The University of Virginia's College at Wise, spent last summer researching thyroid disorders in Central Appalachia after both her grandmother and mother were diagnosed with thyroid-related syndromes.
The Great Appalachian Storm: Nov 25-26, 1950
November is a time for big storms and there was a monster raking much of the eastern half of the U.S. 63 years ago.
'Catholics use wine, why can't I use snakes?' Serpent-handling...
A snake handling preacher has vowed to continue worshipping with deadly rattlesnakes despite the threat of jail - and being bitten four times.
Sun Nov 24, 2013
Raising trees to reduce climate change
T rees that grow in the wildest variety here in the Southern Appalachians aren't just for show for fall tourists.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
'Moonshiners' brews up a classic
Moonshin-er Marvin "Popcorn" Sutton is one of the many moonshiners who appear on the show "Moonshine- rs."
Appalachian Initiative. Hazard, Perry County, West Virginia News from Eyewitness News
Hazard, Perry County , West Virginia More than 1,000 people have signed up for an initiative intended to find ways to bolster the economy in Appalachia.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
Swing State Project
Political geography: What if Appalachia were its own state?
Appalachia is a vast geographic and cultural region in the eastern United States, defined by the 2,000+ mile mountain range running through it.
Mon Nov 18, 2013
Hampton Roads Daily Press
Gina Dalmas brings 'cow punk' sounds to the Hampton History Museum
Gina Dalmas is a country singer with a rock 'n' roll heart. Her music contains plenty of backwoods, Southern spirit, but there are also liberal splashes of rock irreverence.
Fri Nov 08, 2013
The Washington Monthly
Appalachia and Tidewater
Anyone familiar with the regional differences in Virginia wasn't terribly surprised to see Terry McAuliffe romping in NoVa and Hampton Roads on Tuesday night while Ken Cucinelli rolled up big margins in Central Virginia, SW Virginia, and the Shenandoah Valley.
The Mountaineer Publishing Company
Meet the Author
Robert is a chemical engineering graduate of Virginia Tech, and has done both technical and fictional writing.
Thu Nov 07, 2013
New fund hopes to aid W.Va. businesses
Charleston, W.Va. -- West Virginia entrepreneurs and business owners may have a new way to find investors, with a new program announced by state and regional officials Wednesday.
Tue Nov 05, 2013
Cornett, Cantrell trailing; Noaks stays
At 9 p.m., incomplete election returns put Donnese Kern displacing incumbent Wise County School Board member Betty Cornett of District Three.