On a foggy morning, Angela Wynn heads into the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, North Carolina. Normally, she’d be starting a day of work as a housekeeper here. But today, she’s at the school for a different reason. She’s here to learn how to cut out wood blanks from Richard Carter, a longtime Brasstown Carver.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
It’s an old story in Appalachia: failing water systems leaving people afraid to drink from their taps. Now, Virginia Tech researchers are putting numbers behind the stories with a study of water inequality in McDowell County, West Virginia.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
On this West Virginia Morning, we learn about a group at the Center for Gerontology at Virginia Tech that is researching extended family members who become dementia caregivers throughout central Appalachia. They want to understand how those caregivers moved into that role.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
An earthquake that struck parts of Virginia and West Virginia appears to have left little to no damage.The Roanoke Times reported Wednesday that the quake…Continue Reading Take Me to More News
A Virginia Tech study says a chemical that spilled into 300,000 West Virginians' water supply in January stops smelling at a level 47 times stronger than…Continue Reading Take Me to More News
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