Interview With An Appalachian Village Witch

H. Byron Ballard is a practicing witch in Asheville, North Carolina and the author of four books about the craft, including her latest, “Small Magics: Practical Secrets from an Appalachian Village Witch.”

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Appalachian Cryptids And Why The Leaves Change Color On This West Virginia Morning

On this West Virginia Morning, the weather is getting cooler, the days shorter, and the leaves have started changing. Briana Heaney sat down with Park Ranger Dave Bieri at the Canyon Rim Visitor Center in the New River Gorge to talk about why the leaves change colors and where to go to see some of these warm fall hues.

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Rural LGBTQ Voices And An Appalachian Village Witch, Inside Appalachia

This week on Inside Appalachia, Rae Garringer felt isolated growing up and thought they were the only queer person in a small town. But they learned otherwise. Now they're collecting and sharing the stories of rural LGBTQ people from across the country. Also, surface mining changes the landscape in a way that makes flooding worse. And there’s no easy fix. And we meet an Appalachian village witch, who wonders: How come we don’t hear about more female cryptids? Why isn’t there a Mothwoman?

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