The Appalachia Issue

The Appalachia Issue

Family Plot

I'm the oldest caretaker of this graveyard. It isn't that big. The first person got put in here a long time ago. Luther Thompson. He's a great-great-uncle of my family. My step-pap was his brother. That's the second grave yonder next to Luther. That...
Homer Thompson
11.1.06
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In Memoriam

This was in The Meadows housing estate. A couple of weeks previously, Nathan Williams, aged 17, was shot in the estate's shopping centre. It was broad daylight and witnesses say it was after an argument over a pushbike.
VICE Staff
11.1.06
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Stripped Mountain

Before: The little building front and center is one of the few remaining homeplaces in the mountains outside of Mud, West Virginia.
VICE Staff
11.1.06
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Hold A Grudge?

I'm 20 years old now, and I am unemployed.
PJ
11.1.06
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No Kids On The Block

There are two kids in this district. Two, in a community of this size! When I was a kid in '65 there were loads of children here. There were 175 throughout the village.
René
11.1.06
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How To Make It As A Single Mum Of Five

I've lived here in Brockstow all my life. When I was 17 I got pregnant with Sinead and I had her at 18. I was with Sinead's dad Terry for three years and then he started taking brown (heroin) and stuff.
Gemma Stanbridge
11.1.06
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Variety Club

Gary Skyner does regular stand up comedy slots at Radford Variety Club's famous Sunday afternoon adult cabarets.
Gary Skyner
11.1.06
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Grub's Up

Of the 4,500 or so people living in Coober Pedy, approximately 600 are Greek which means it's probably the only bit of desert in the world where you can get a killer lamb gyros with tzatziki and a side of three different types of saganaki.
Peter Ikonomopoulos
11.1.06
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Norwegian Krautrock

120 Days are from Norway which is a very peaceful, prosperous country that's totally removed from the place that the rest of the issue is about.
Thandie Neutron
11.1.06
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Broken Knees

I used to be a concrete worker, but I've just gone through knee surgery. They operated on me using spinal cord anaesthetics, and I thought that was a bit uncomfortable.
Ulf "Puffin" Lestander
11.1.06
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Father Beiting's House

Father Ralph W. Beiting put the VICE staff up in his guesthouse while we were in Kentucky. He's been trying to rescue Appalachia from poverty for 50 years now. He should change his name to Monsignor Sisyphus.
VICE Staff
11.1.06
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Lucky Miner

I've been mining for 25 years and although times are generally pretty hard about two months ago I found an opal worth about one quarter of a million dollars. I've shown it to everybody and no one has seen opal like this. I'm still celebrating!
Paul Harold Reynolds
11.1.06
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