The children of West Liberty are seeking private funds
for a youth center in their tornado-ravaged town. They’ve launched a
letter-writing campaign, sending cards and photographs to people all over the
country about the cause. Eddie Granger
owns an antique shop on main street that was damaged by the March 2
storm. He’s helping spearhead the initiative. Granger says all the letters were
written by youngsters from the Morgan county community, telling the West Liberty story and explaining
the need for a youth center.
Publicity comes in many
forms and with it often comes opportunity. As WEKU’S Stu Johnson reports,
the just completed television mini-series about the Hatfield-McCoy feud could
give a boost in tourism dollars in Appalachia. Beth Vorhees: The mini-series about the feud between the
Hatfields and the McCoys has increased the popularity of a book by a West
Virginia historian. The Hatfields and The McCoys was written by
Dr. Otis Rice in 1982. The
accuracy of The History Channel’s depiction of the feud is in question.
According to an eye-witness in Marshall County West Virginia, a family of Eastern Bluebirds was recently murdered just outside of Moundsville. The mother and father bird are reported as missing but the three healthy chicks, just days before their first lessons in flight, were found with their heads pecked in. The suspect seen leaving the bird house was, of course, a European Sparrow.
think of floral arrangements, images of high end, perfect rose may come to
mind. But a small business in Pittsburgh is demonstrating that conch shells
picked up from Goodwill and repurposed or decayed logs make great pots. The
Allegheny Front’s Kate Malongowski visited with two men who are part of this
The preparation of a
horse for Triple Crown events, like the such as the Belmont Stakes next weekend,
is a demanding, 365 day a year process. And, the majority of people who do
the work are foreign born. Many workers on a track’s “backside” say it’s a job
most Americans would avoid. In the final part of the Track Tech series,
from the home of the Kentucky Derby, WFPL’s Devin Katayama reports on the
people who do jobs just beyond the reach of modern technology.
The Denver Foundation,
started by actor Bob Denver and his wife Dreama, has established the state’s
first hub for the Honor Flight Network, a non-profit organization honoring
veterans. The group raises money and organizes trips for veterans to
Washington, D.C. to visit the national memorials that honor their service.
Suzanne Higgins visited with a World War II veteran who will make the
inaugural trip of West Virginia’s “Always Free” Honor Flight. (Pictured: Robert Day)
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