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
Officer Involved Shooting
A suspect in the fatal shooting of a West Virginia state police officer was arraigned Saturday on a first-degree murder charge.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Sgt. Cory Maynard of the West Virginia State Police was fatally wounded in an exchange of gunfire near Matewan, Friday.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
The funeral for Charleston K-9 officer Axel will take place Thursday, Sept. 1 at 2 p.m. in the Grand Hall of the Charleston Coliseum.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Nicholas County Deputy Sheriff Tom Baker was laid to rest Wednesday.Mourners came from near and far to pay their respects to a law enforcement officer killed in the line of dutyContinue Reading Take Me to More News
A Nicholas County Sheriff’s Deputy was killed and another injured in an officer involved shooting Friday evening in Birch River. One suspect was killed, according to the West Virginia State Police, and a second was wounded.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
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