WVPB Kicks Off Two-Week Series On General Election, Starting With State Auditor's Race


On this West Virginia Morning, we kick off a series of stories designed to walk you up and down the November ballot. We start in the state auditor’s office. Also, in this show, we hear about a unique attraction in Virginia featuring dinosaurs.

West Virginians will choose whether to keep Republican incumbent John McCuskey as state auditor this November, or instead turn to Democrat Mary Ann Claytor to help maintain the state’s financial integrity. It’s a position that entails much more than one might think with the current office employing 250 workers. Caitlin Tan has more.

Appalachia is a tourist destination for people around the world. From the Great Smoky Mountains and Dollywood to the Mothman Museum and statue in Point Pleasant, West Virginia. Natural Bridge, a limestone arch at the southern end of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, just across the southern West Virginia border, has pulled in visitors since the mid-1800s. Roadside attractions popped up all around it, including a wax museum, a zoo, and something known as Dinosaur Kingdom. Inside Appalachia Folkways Reporter Mason Adams has more.

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