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
Six years have passed since the 2016 flood in southern West Virginia that killed 23 people and ravaged communities like White Sulphur Springs and Rainelle. Despite that, researchers say the state does not have a long-term flood recovery plan.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Five years ago, on June 23, muddy waters ravaged parts of the state in epic flooding that killed 23 people. It was the third deadliest flood in West Virginia. Since then, a lot of the recovery work has been completed by volunteers and there's still work to do.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Flood mitigation efforts continue in southern West Virginia through a grant funded study by Marshall University.The long-term project focuses on Rainelle…Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Several families impacted by flooding last year in West Virginia have received new homes.WVVA-TV reports the Rainelle residents were handed keys to their…Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Cleanup work has started on flood-control channels in the West Virginia community of Rainelle, which was ravaged by flooding last June.The West Virginia…Continue Reading Take Me to More News
On Friday, October 28, 2016, just a little more than four months after June’s historic flooding, 83-year-old Gerda Thompson passed away. Thompson lost her…Continue Reading Take Me to More News
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