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September–December 2001 Issue

A Medical School for the Mountains: Training Doctors for Rural Care
by James E. Casto

Photo of medical student Kari Lindsey and physicia

Training primary care doctors for Appalachia is an important part of the mission of Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine.


Appalachian Harvest, Growing for the Future
by Lynda McDaniel

Photo of farmer Martin Miles

Targeting value-added agricultural products, a program in southwestern Virginia is finding ways to make local farmland more competitive while preserving the environment.


Appalachian Scene: A New School for Hancock County
by Lynda McDaniel

Photo of elementary students arriving

Hancock County Elementary School was funded through the state of Tennessee's Basic Education Program, which started in the early '90s to equalize funding for school systems throughout the state.


Business Clusters: Building on Local Strengths
by Fred D. Baldwin

Photo of Thompson Maple president,  Chuck Henness

Pennsylvania's Wood Cluster Initiative is one example of how public agencies can help business clusters thrive, creating jobs and adding values to local resources.


Developing Three-Star Communities
by Fred D. Baldwin

Assistant county executive Jay Willoughby

A Tennessee program for economic preparedness helps communities across the state plan and prepare for progress.


Inside Information: September–December 2001 Issue

Kentucky Hosts Regional New Appalachia Conference; Tennessee Governor Sundquist Elected 2002 States' Co-Chairman; New Pennsylvania Governor Joins ARC; Division Director Jack Russell Retires; ARC Welcomes New Public Affairs Director. Inside Information, September–December 2001.


The New Century Scholars
by Carl Hoffman

Photo of New Century Scholars from Jackson County

An education partnership program in North Carolina gives students the incentives and help they need to reach for higher education.

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