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
As Gov. Tomblin’s state of emergency remains in effect, the West Virginia Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Management is ask asking residents of the nine affected counties to contact their local emergency management offices for information on available and safe water resources.
West Virginia American Water customers in Boone, Cabell, Clay, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Putnam, and Roane counties are urged NOT to ingest, cook, bathe, wash or boil water. Water in this coverage area is okayed ONLY for flushing and fire protection. The advisory comes as a result of a chemical spill of 4-Methylcyclohexane Methanol from Freedom Industries, Inc.
Here’s a list of local emergency management offices for the counties affected:
Boone County – 304 369-9913
Cabell County – 304 743-5391
Clay County – 304 587-2019
Jackson County – 304 373-2208 or 304 372-2000
Kanawha County – 304 744-6843
Lincoln County – 304 824-3443
Logan County – 304 752-7662 or 304 752-8817 or Sharples VFD 304-369-2630
Putnam County – 304 586-0246
Roane County – 304 927-0911