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September–December 1996 Issue

Appalachia's Best-Kept Secret
by Fred D. Baldwin

The community college system has become a powerful force in Appalachia's economic and community development.


Going for the GED
by Carl Hoffman

In Tennessee, 18 Appalachian counties are substantially boosting their basic skills of former school dropouts through aggressive adult literacy training and GED preparation.


Inside Information: September–December 1996 Issue

Patton, Rogers Meet with ARC; DDAA Provides Training; Cumberland Gap Tunnel Opens; White, Slater Tour Corridors; Legislative Update. Inside Information, September–December 1996.


Kids Get a Smart Start in North Carolina
by Carl Hoffman

Communities in Appalachian North Carolina are creating local "Partnerships for Children" under a statewide program that helps young children start school ready to learn.


Putting the Community First
by Fred D. Baldwin

Wytheville Community College in southwest Virginia constantly seeks new avenues to bring education and training to the rural communities in its service area.


Risk Is Their Business
by Fred D. Baldwin

A Pennsylvania local development district has put its money into helping local businesses start up and grow as an avenue to job creation.


Rx for the Rural Health-Care Shortage
by James E. Casto

Two states have taken positive steps to increase the number of health-care professionals in rural areas.


The Voice of the Mountains
by Carl Hoffman

Appalshop's Appalachian Media Institute is just one gear in a multidisciplinary engine dedicated not just to preserving Appalachian culture, but also to allowing it to grow and flourish in a way that Appalachians themselves define.

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