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
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Mountaineer Gas said that the 46 miles of gas lines affected have been dried and fully restored. However, many home appliances like water heaters, furnaces and stoves were damaged or destroyed when water entered the gas lines. Many households, like Mahr’s, are still without hot water or heat because of it.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
n this West Virginia Week, we learned about mental health needs in southern West Virginia, and we heard about efforts to keep state agency emails as lawsuit evidence. We also have reports on the Hope Scholarship, renewable energy, conservation and a planned closure of a pharmacy.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Gas has been restored to approximately 1,080 customers and 95 percent of the nearly 50 miles of gas lines contributing to the outage have been repaired. However, the Mountaineer Gas Company (MGC) announced there are several hundred more customers who have lost access to natural gas.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
The West Virginia chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) is dedicated to the conservation of the wild turkey and the preservation of a hunting heritage and natural habitat.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Local and state elected officials from West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Ohio have come together to form the Appalachian Leaders Network. Its mission is to collectively advocate for our natural resources, public health and enhancing local economies.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
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