Mason Adams grew up in western Virginia and has covered Blue Ridge and Appalachian mountain communities since 2001. He writes from Floyd County, Va.
Rural Black Lives Matter
After Travon Brown found a cross burning in his yard, he organized a Black Lives Matter march in the rural town of Marion, Va., where hundreds of angry counter-protestors were ready and waiting.
$44,000 for Air Ambulances, Hour-Long Rides to an ER—The High Cost of Healthcare in Appalachia
Rural hospitals are closing or downgrading at an alarming rate. That could be fatal.