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April 2009

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The Life and Times of Ray Hicks – by Lynn Salsi

Before his death in 2003, Ray Hicks was an unassuming Appalachian icon whose anonymity nearly doomed him to obscurity. Born and raised on Old...

Sarah Siskind – Say It Louder

Sarah Siskind is poised for a breakout year in 2009. The much-lauded singer/songwriter, whose songs have been recorded by country artist Randy Travis and...

How To: Grayson Highlands State Park

Grayson Highlands State Park is an easy portal to the vast 120,000-acre Mount Rogers National Recreation Area in Southwest Virginia. In fact, Grayson Highlands was originally called Mount Rogers State Park when it opened in 1965.

Advice From Eustace Conway

Grow up and realize that everything is not always fun. Some days, your hands get cold breaking ice to repair the hydroelectric system, or...

Where the Wild Things Are – Animals of the Southeast

The Southeast is the most biologically diverse region in the United States. What does that mean? In layman’s terms, our forests are full of...