High school student Rania Zuri has made it her mission to end book deserts in West Virginia. Book deserts are places without libraries and bookstores, threatening literacy rates for young children. A senior at Morgantown High School, Zuri founded the LiTEArary Society to provide books to preschool children across West Virginia.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
For years now, we’ve reported on the state’s many health issues. We’ve done stories about childhood obesity, the prevalence of heart disease and diabetes. This morning, we’ll learn what many communities and the citizens who live in them are doing to make it better. This Friday and Saturday, these communities will come together to share what works at the first Try This conference at West Virginia Wesleyan College. Kate Long is among those organizing this gathering which began as a result of a series of stories she wrote for The Charleston Gazette.