Local Restaurants

6:00 am
Thu July 17, 2014

BBQ, Soul Food, and Charleston's West Side

Sam Rivers manages the ribs and pork on the grill
Credit Roxy Todd

On a drizzling morning around 7:00, Sam Rivers has just lit the oak-wood fire for the meat smoker, and smoke is pouring over the sidewalk into the rain. The owner of Dem 2 Brothers and a Grill, Adrian Wright, stands behind him. Adrian oversees the entire operation, from the time when the ribs and pork begin grilling in the early dawn, until the spicy barbecue sauce is made each night.

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Economic Impact
1:58 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Businesses Lose $61 Million Because of Elk River Spill

Signs like this one at Charleston Bread on Capitol Street illustrate how local businesses were forced to temporarily close in the wake of the Jan. 9 spill. They and other businesses soon reopened but they took a significant hit because of the water crisis.
Credit Dave Mistich / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

A local research group has calculated that roughly $61 million was lost by local businesses as a result of the chemical spill into the Elk River.

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