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How Jennifer Pharr Davis Found Herself On The Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail is one of Appalachia’s best known features. And few people know the Appalachian Trail better than Jennifer Pharr Davis, a North Carolina native who’s through-hiked the A.T. three times.

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Western North Carolina Barn Quilts Represent Community, History

If you’ve ever driven in a rural area, you may have seen a wooden quilt block hanging on the side of a barn. There might just be a story behind that block.

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Q&A: Appalachian Voters Can't Be 'Pigeonholed'

In 2016, 95 percent of Appalachian counties voted for Donald Trump for president. Since then, the national media was quick to label the region as ‘Trump Country.’ Four years later, reporters in North Carolina dug a bit deeper and found there is more nuance.

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Cherokee Artists Hold Family, Land And Community In Handmade Baskets

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians have been making baskets for centuries. While it is an old artform, basket makers are resilient -- adapting to…

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