Inside Appalachia

Becoming A Father: Adopting A Foster Child

I knew I would be a father someday. I just assumed it would happen the normal way. My wife Whitney had other ideas. She suggested that, instead of going the traditional biological route, we should become foster parents. After some long conversations, she had me onboard, too. I wrote the […]

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Music Comes Naturally To Son Of Hammons Legends

The Hammons Family of Pocahontas County, West Virginia, are known around the world for their distinctive old-time music that reflects the early Appalachian frontier of West Virginia. Nine members of the Hammons clan, Edden, Pete, Maggie, Sherman, Burl, Lee, Currence, Mintie and Dona, will be inducted into the West Virginia […]

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