appalachia appalachia  /ˌæ pə ˈlæ tʃi ə/

Definition(s):

  • (n) an impoverished coal mining area in the Appalachian Mountains (from Pennsylvania to North Carolina)

News

  1. Community program to repair homes gets help from out-of-towners

    A local rugby coach decided to use his new role as leader of a volunteer program to make a difference in the Steubenville area.   Glen Fontenot, the head assistant rugby coach at Franciscan University, was just recently named director of the Journeys of Service Helping Upper Appalachia, also known as J.O.S.H.U.A. Through the program, volunteers repair homes that may need it for homeowners who ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WTOV 9 Steubenville

  2. J.O.S.H.U.A. program has new leadership

    STEUBENVILLE - With week one under their belts, the new leaders of the Journeys of Service Helping Upper Appalachia hope the summer program that pairs volunteer groups with low-income homeowners to do needed repairs brings blessings to both sides.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Steubenville Herald-Star

  3. Opinionator | Disunion: Mapping Appalachia

    Lincoln saw Appalachia as a key to winning the war. But first, he had to get a good map.        
    on June 7, 2013     Source: New York Times

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Quotes

  1. "Given the current state of affairs, they may want to stretch Appalachia all the way to Chicago," Davis said.
    on Oct 20, 2008 By: Dee Davis Source: FOXNews

  2. "Unfortunately, there are still children in Appalachia who lack decent transportation routes to school; and there are still pregnant mothers, elderly citizens and others who lack timely road access to area hospitals," Byrd, the chairman of the...
    on Jun 5, 2008 By: Robert Byrd Source: Washington Post

  3. "The coal fields of Appalachia match up almost perfectly with what once was the natural range of the American chestnut," Kempthorne said. "We have discovered that chestnuts grow twice as fast on the loosely packed soils commonly found on...
    on Jul 26, 2007 By: Dirk Kempthorne Source: Forbes

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