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
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.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Flags at the Capitol and in Cabell County are at half-staff Thursday, honoring the life of longtime legislator Chuck Romine who passed away this week at age 87. Romine’s life combined politics and music - tied together with a passion for service.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
A new federal grant is expected to support a three-year, rural internal medicine residency program aimed at improving the needs of rural communities in Appalachia.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development Program presented a $550,000 check to establish Marshall’s welding and robotics training center near the university’s campus.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Like many companies, CSX has committed to reduce its carbon emissions. It set a goal of a 37 percent reduction from 2014 to 2030.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
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