Anita Puckett

Who Are The Appalachians?

Mar 23, 2017

In a time when most Americans live in big cities, the sparsely populated places in our country have become a mystery to more people than ever before. Take the Appalachian region of southwestern Virginia. Scholars recently got together at Virginia Tech to talk about what defines the area …and what does not.

Virginia Tech

Next month will be ten years since the deadliest school shooting in U.S. History. On April 16th, 2007, a student at Virginia Tech shot 49 people, killing 32 of them and finally, himself.   Most of the students who were there on the day of the tragedy have moved away new and ones have arrived, a familiar pattern in college towns. But the Blacksburg community continues to remember and reflect on what happened that day.