History of Apple Stack Cake

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Now I’ve seen a lot of posts about apple stack cake. It’s been a mainstay on Appalachian tables since God was a boy, but I’ve not seen a specific history…

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GA’s Cursed Stone Pile Gap

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Who knew the secret to eternal youth was in Georgia all this time? According to one legend, the Cherokee did. Today’s guest blogger Dave Tabler shares their fantastic story, complete with a…

Hispanic in Appalachia

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Appalachia is a little different. It’s true for our culture, our food, even our accents. So why shouldn’t it be true for immigration? Much of the country experienced waves of inward migration in the 20th…

One Song: Under the Weeping Willow Tree

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With her lovely rendition of “Under the Weeping Willow Tree,” Emmylou Harris pays tribute to “the big bang of country music.” Back in 1927, a producer from New Jersey visited the mountain town…

What The Frack Is Going On In WV?

Fracking has driven Annie and John Seay out of their Lima, West Virginia home.

West Virginia can’t get a break. After more than 150 years of domination by coal companies, which have literally gone to war with their workers and blown apart entire mountains, residents now face a…

Where Will Animals from “Bad Zoo” Go?

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Recently called a “bad zoo” in court, Virginia’s Natural Bridge Zoo temporarily lost its license after inspectors found more than forty violations of the Animal Welfare Act and the public pressed for its…

Get Help for Popmusicitus

Young fiddler Carson Peters performs at Blue Ridge Music Center. Photo by Erynn Marshall.

Does Taylor Swift blare from your child’s bedroom at all hours? Is Usher on constant shuffle in your house? Is watching The Voice the closest you get to family bonding? If…

One Song: Poor Pilgrim of Sorrow

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Old time performers Anna & Elizabeth are it again. Since capturing hearts with their handmade crankies—magical scrolling displays that tell a story while they sing— this melodic duo has put together a new album.…

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