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Does the strange flying creature have a normal explanation, or is something else going on here? This week, we’re heading north to West Virginia, looking out for glowing eyes in the sky and a winged individual who’s taken a place in American lore. 316 more words

The Race is not to the Swift…

By ROGER HORTON, president

United Citizens for Coal

“I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle… 642 more words



It’s that time of year. Time to scope the outside of the house. Find a flat area to build a stand. Time to poke around, asking for whispered tips on whose is best-seasoned — I’ve heard folks are secretive about sources around here. 324 more words

Ten Minute Write

Applying the Pope’s Ecological Encyclical in West Virginia

A good start would be the resignation of WVDEP Secretary Randy Huffman

By Michael M. Barrick

ALUM BRIDGE, W.Va. – About a month ago, I was asked by a well-known environmental group to speak to the relevance of the ecological encyclical “On Care for Our Common Home” by Pope Francis as it applies to West Virginia. 1,136 more words

Appalachian Chronicle

Speaking at the Reuther Library -- September 10, 2015

With the support of the Sam Fishman Research Grant from the Walter Reuther Library at Wayne State University in Detroit, I’ll be speaking on September 10 at noon on my current research. 214 more words



Every year, or nearly so, my mom, Grandma and I make a 3 and a half hour drive to my grandma’s hometown. For my Grandma the trip is bittersweet. 592 more words