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
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
On April 30, Charleston Police officers shot Denaul Dickerson, a 33-year-old Black man, while attempting to make an arrest on Charleston’s West Side. The incident has left many people in the community wondering why police resorted to shooting Dickerson who had brandished a knife.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Several protesters gathered in downtown Martinsburg, seeking answers in the 2013 death of a black man who was shot 23 times by police officers.The Journal…Continue Reading Take Me to More News
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