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This week, we've been hearing a series of stories from the Inside Appalachia team about the challenges that some Appalachian families face when trying to eat fresh food. Sometimes it’s the cost, or poor choices. Sometimes it’s limited access because they live in what’s called a food desert.

Seven months ago the Walmart in McDowell County closed, and this was especially difficult for the Five Loaves and Two Fishes food pantry, run by Linda McKinney and her husband Bob. They say the superstore’s closing has actually inspired their family to rethink how they get food for the pantry.

Roxy Todd. WVPB

Eating your fruits and veggies is good for you, but it’s not always an easy choice. On this episode, we explore some of the challenges, choices, and barriers to eating healthy. Sometimes it’s the cost, or poor choices, sometimes it’s limited access because they live in what’s called a food desert.

Police are investigating two deliberately set fires that prompted the evacuation of a Walmart in Martinsburg.

Martinsburg police tell media outlets that the store was closed Sunday afternoon after someone set a rack of men's T-shirts and a pile of towels on fire.

Police say no one was injured. People in the store put out the fires with a fire extinguisher.

The West Virginia State Fire Marshal's office is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest.