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
A former Mingo County magistrate has pleaded guilty to illegally registering a felon to vote in the 2012 primary election.
Dallas Toler entered his plea Monday in U.S. District Court in Charleston. He’s scheduled to be sentenced March 10, 2014.
Toler was accused of knowing in April 2012 that a person known to the U.S. attorney’s office was on probation for a felony at the time the voter registration application was submitted.
He was charged Oct. 9 with falsification or concealment of material facts. He resigned the same day.
Toler had served as magistrate since January 2012. He replaced Eugene Crum, who resigned to focus on his successful campaign for sheriff.
Crum was fatally shot in April as he ate lunch in his car parked in downtown Williamson.