Neighbors Unite To Restore A Dividing River

 

March 2, 2017

Platt and Whitworth's 1930s farmhouse with a healthier river flowing at the edge of the property. (Courtesy of CMLC)

"I would like to make that my home one day," Woody Platt would say, as he passed by the white 1930s farmhouse nestled between rolling hills with the East Fork of the French Broad River winding behind it. Platt, an avid life-long angler, admired the land's access to trout-filled waters. It's a pastoral property that brings a quiet sense of peace to balance Platt's busy career as a member of the Grammy award-winning bluegrass band, Steep Canyon Rangers.

Platt made that dream a reality when he and his wife and fellow musician, Shannon Whitworth, purchased the property in 2010.

"This whole...



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