Square dance calling — the spoken instructions said over the music — makes participation easy. But there are other aspects — like the prevalence of gendered language such as “ladies and gents” — that can make square dancing an unwelcoming or confusing space. One group of friends in the Appalachian square dance scene are taking action to make the tradition more welcoming for all participants.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
“It’s going to be closed for the foreseeable future," Steep Valley Fire Public Information Officer Tom Engberg said Friday. “We know that it’s a popular hunting area in the zone where it is, but due to an abundance of caution for firefighter safety we’re going to keep it closed for now.”Continue Reading Take Me to More News
The National Park Service said the Steep Valley fire was first reported on Monday, Nov. 6 and is now 78 percent contained. The fire continues to burn minimally in steep and rugged parts of inaccessible terrain.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
The man was stopped after TSA officers spotted a .380 caliber handgun loaded with six bullets in the checkpoint X-ray machine.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
“There are lots of reasons organizations have come up with to not shelter individuals and a lot of those conditions exist specifically in the veteran population,” he said. “So we try to reach through that.”Continue Reading Take Me to More News
With archery and crossbow season underway across the state, officials with the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources remind hunters that all mammals, including white-tailed deer, are vulnerable to rabies.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
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