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Tim Thornton

I knew I shouldn’t do it. It was a tight target, just about a kayak wide. A little to the right and I was going over a ledge into a hole if I didn’t get hung up on the rocks first... more

Mar 1, 2011 12:00 AM Great Escapes

Where the New River Disappears

It’s called The Dries. Between Hawks Nest Dam and a power plant just upriver from Gauley Bridge, the New River almost disappears. Most of the river is diverted into a three-mile long tunnel dug in the 1930s to provide power for a chemical plant. more

Sep 27, 2010 12:00 AM Word & Image

For about 200 miles of Virginia roadway, at about 23 different stops, the idea is the same: Take part, one way or another, in the music of these old blue mountains. more

Sep 1, 2010 12:00 AM Virginia

New River Float: Ivanhoe to Foster Falls

The National Committee for the New River organized a float this summer from Boone, N.C. to Gauley Bridge, W.Va., where the New joins the Gauley to form the Kanawha. Tim Thornton paddled along and dropped a line whenever he found a wireless connection more

Aug 28, 2010 12:00 AM Word & Image

Conservation at Camp Dickenson

The National Committee for the New River is floating from Boone, N.C. to Gauley Bridge, W.Va., where the New joins the Gauley to form the Kanawha. Tim Thornton is paddling along and dropping a line whenever he can find a wireless connection. more

Aug 6, 2010 12:00 AM Word & Image

Floating the New

The National Committee for the New River is floating from Boone, NC to Gauley Bridge, W.Va., where the New joins the Gauley to form the Kanawha. Tim Thornton is paddling along and dropping a line whenever he can find a wireless connection. more

Aug 2, 2010 12:00 AM Word & Image

It began on the first two days of August, 1927, with the recording of six songs on the second floor of a warehouse on Bristol’s State Street... more

Jan 1, 2010 12:00 AM Online Extras

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