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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 $50,900. More Appalachia information.

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8 hrs ago | The Modesto Bee

Coal struggle endures with W.Va. mine layoff plans

Thursday's news was especially bitter. Coal giant Alpha Natural Resources revealed plans to shed 1,100 workers at 11 West Virginia surface mines and related operations by mid-October.

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13 hrs ago | WHTC

Museum celebrating 'Big Bang' of country music ope...

A museum celebrating 10 days in 1927 that helped introduce the mountain music of Appalachia to mainstream America opened in Virginia on Friday.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

WTOP-FM Washington

1,100 layoffs planned at Alpha coal mines in W.Va.

One of the nation's largest coal producers said Thursday it expects to lay off 1,100 workers at 11 southern West Virginia surface coal mines by mid-October, citing dismal markets and federal regulation.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

WCYB

Railroading In Miniature

The small town that carries the regions namesake,"Appalachia" calls its annual community-wide celebration Railroad Days.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

WAVY-TV Portsmouth

Blog: Dry air is the trick

It has been a tough forecast over the last 24 hours. While we did have a couple of rounds of showers and storms, they weren't too bad.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

Grist Magazine

These young people are pioneering Appalachia's post-coal economy

In the Hunger Games novels, heroine Katniss Everdeen comes from a coal mining region known as District 12. Her people are poor and looked down upon, but they're also resourceful and know how to work together.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

Albany Times Union

Surface mining's price

A few weeks ago, I stood on top of Armstrong Mountain. The day was clear and the valley below filled with spruce, fir and hardwood forest.

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Grist Magazine

Appalachia tries to make a life after coal

Benham, Ky., in the heart of Harlan County, is a quiet place with a proud sign that has been amended over time to read, "Benham, the little town that International Harvester, coal miners and their families built."

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

WCYB

Former rescue squad member arrested

A former rescue squad member is facing new criminal charges after being accused of engaging in inappropriate activities with a minor.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

JD Supra

EPA Re-gains "Green Light" to Regulate Permitting...

Two district court orders declaring the federal Environmental Protection Agency acted illegally when it implemented certain permitting procedures for coal mining operations have been vacated by a federal court of appeals.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Carroll News

Vaughn, Healing Hearts offering support to addicts, their families

Darlene Vaughn, a substance abuse counselor with the Mount Rogers Community Service Board, called drug addiction in the Twin County area a "pandemic" following a meeting of the Hillsville Presbyterian Church's Healing Hearts, a support group for those who have children and/or grandchildren struggling with substance abuse and addiction issues ... (more)

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

Watauga Democrat

Appalachian Eats

A new local food promotional map encompassing the 13 states of the Appalachian region includes more than a dozen High Country establishments.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

The Carroll News

Vaughn, Healing Hearts offering support to addicts, their families

Darlene Vaughn, a substance abuse counselor with the Mount Rogers Community Service Board, called drug addiction in the Twin County area a "pandemic" following a meeting of the Hillsville Presbyterian Church's Healing Hearts, a support group for those who have children and/or grandchildren struggling with substance abuse and addiction issues ... (more)

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

Yes! Magazine

Breaking the Grip of the Fossil Fuel Economy: If It Can Happen in Appalachia, It Can Happen Anywhere

Benham, Ky., in the heart of Harlan County, is a quiet place with a proud sign that has been amended over time to read, "Benham, the little town that International Harvester, coal miners and their families built."

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Yes! Magazine

These Young People Are Pioneering Appalachia's Post-Coal Economy

Highlander Center staff and Appalachian Transition Fellows don helmets in preparation for a trip into a mine at the Coal Mine Museum in Benham, Ky.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

Chattanoogan.com

Twisted Roots Production Is Aug. 1-3 At MACC

The Stage Production of Twisted Roots will be performed at the Mountain Arts Community Center Aug. 1 and 2 at 7 p.m. and Aug. 3 at 2 p.m. Twisted Roots is an Appalachian themed production inspired by the life and writings of Signal Mountain's Emma Bell Miles.

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Huntington News

Governor Tomblin Hosts Nationwide Launch of Bon Appetit Appalachia Culinary Map

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin joined Appalachian Regional Commission Federal Co-Chairman Earl F. Gohl today in announcing the nationwide premier of the Bon AppA©tit Appalachia culinary map-guide.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

Logan Banner

Documentary filming in southern App...

Shane Simmons and Jason Barton were tired of all of negative media attention southern Appalachia constantly receives, so they decided to change that by creating The Appalachian Project .

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Mon Jul 14, 2014

Grist Magazine

Another court victory for EPA - this time on mountaintop-removal rules

Blowing up mountains so that their coal-filled bellies can be stripped of their climate-changing innards doesn't just ruin Southern Appalachian forests .

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

Newberry Observer

A Mountain Justice Summer

The temperate, deciduous, mountain rain-forests of Central and Southern Appalachia are recognized as a biodiversity hotspot of global significance.

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