We write the true stories of Appalachia. We believe the story of Appalachia reflects the story of our country. We’re here to amplify the region’s diverse voices, celebrate our successes, investigate our failures and empower our communities. We are unapologetic and steadfast in our mission. The national media has failed Appalachia. They have exploited our struggles, dividing our nation. We are more alike than different. And there is a hopeful story about Appalachia that’s not being told. We live here. Our team lives and works in the heart of Central Appalachia, spread throughout the 13 states that make up the region. By being able to talk to people face to face, we get the story right. We don’t compete– we collaborate. We work with other news organizations to report stories and we elevate the great work of others. What’s best for the region is more than what we can do alone. Because after all, we’re all in this together.