The Legacy Of The Secret Sandwich Society Lives On As Community Comes Together To Rebuild

On Nov. 5, 2020, a popular restaurant in Fayetteville, West Virginia burned to the ground. The Secret Sandwich Society was a destination for travelers, and a popular gathering place. Student reporter at the Fayette institute of Technology Bryson Saprio reports what the fire means for the community, and what’s next in rebuilding.

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After Deadly Floods, West Virginia Created A Resiliency Office. It’s Barely Functioning.

The rain came hard and fast early on the morning of June 23, 2016. By 2 p.m., water was knee deep in Bill Bell’s appliance store on Main Street in…

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Could Appalachian Communities Survive On Their Own?

Resourceful. Self-reliant. These are some of the values many people who live in the mountains pride themselves on. But could we sustain ourselves? As part of our occasional series “Wild, Wondering, West Virginia,” Lana Lester of Wyoming County submitted her question to the Inside Appalachia team: “Could West Virginia Be Self-Sustaining?” She said she, “always had the feeling that God Blessed West Virginia with all of our natural resources and we have everything there in the state to survive.” 

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Emotional Healing From Floods Can Take Just as Long as Rebuilding

Rachel Taylor stands on the front porch of her little yellow house in White Sulphur Springs. The front door is pasted with paw prints where her dog tried…

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