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July 2017

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Fat Girl Running: Mirna Valerio is Out With a New Book

Mirna Valerio challenges every possible stereotype about weight, African-Americans, and the South in her new memoir.

The Next Great Mountain Towns

Will Staunton or Spruce Pine be the next Asheville or Roanoke? Add these undiscovered towns to your summer road trip itineraries.

Atlantic Coast Pipeline: The Keystone of the East

Can the Atlantic Coast Pipeline be stopped? Attorneys and activists await FERC’s final decision this month.

Have Car, Will Travel: Four Adventuremobiles and Their Roadlife Nomads

Road trips aren’t just for families anymore. The following roadlife enthusiasts are artists, athletes, and master tinkerers, and their adventuremobiles range from DIY buildouts to top-of-the-line off-roading rigs.

Finding Coal Secrets

A fossilized human bone uncovered in Virginia leads a wildlife biologist to investigate why the past is so present in Appalachian coal country.

Mount Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument Under “Review”

Is Mount Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument on the chopping block?