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New Gold Star Families Monument, A Community Center In Boone And Appalachian Tarot Cards, This West Virginia Morning


On this West Virginia Morning, many schools in rural areas of West Virginia have closed – leaving vacant buildings. When a community in eastern Boone County lost its elementary school, it became a community center. Briana Heaney has the story.

Also, in this show, the latest Gold Star Families Memorial Monument was unveiled on Monday in Huntington. Woody Williams, the late World War II Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, created a foundation to honor the families of those who died serving their country. This week, his final wish was granted. Randy Yohe has more.

And, Appalachia is full of spooky stories and folklore. Pittsburgh artist Genevieve Barbee-Turner channels some of that into tarot decks. Inside Appalachia Host Mason Adams spoke with Barbee-Turner and brings us this story.

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