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
Appalachians are still feeling the effects of flooding in eastern Kentucky, southern Virginia, and parts of West Virginia. At least 37 people have died as a result, according to Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
With flash flooding seemingly on the rise throughout West Virginia, Randy Yohe spoke with committee member Sen. Stephen Baldwin. The Democrat and Senate Minority Leader from Greenbrier County has been at the forefront of meeting the challenges of flood prevention.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
On June 23, 2016, torrential rainfall devastated 12 West Virginia counties. The flash flooding took 23 lives and caused overwhelming destruction. Six years later, recovery efforts continue, with proactive flood mitigation leading the way.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Huntington residents affected by the recent floods will soon benefit from a thrift store run by Marshall University for students.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Gov. Jim Justice joins Huntington Mayor Steve Williams at Four-Pole Creek to discuss flooding.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
There is more to recovery than physically rebuilding a house, or a building. Communities are also recovering mentally and emotionally. Dr. Carol Smith is…Continue Reading Take Me to More News
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