Tag Archives: West Virginia

West Virginia, A Sad Story

My father and mother were born and brought up in SW Virginia and central Kentucky respectively, both with deep roots over many generations. There was a definite sense of place for both. I was born in Huntington, West Virginia, moved as a child to eastern Kentucky, then to southwestern Virginia, and finally to southern West…
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The Battle for West Virginia’s Senate Seat

As a native of West Virginia, and one who came of age there, returning for junior high and high school (after my parents moved to and from small towns of eastern Kentucky and southwestern Virginia), I feel compelled to offer some comments about the state of the senate race in the state. Why, would you…
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Two Books and Perhaps the Most Downtrodden County in the Country

Many of the you have heard of McDowell County, the southernmost county in the state of West Virginia. You may not remember it. However every four years, politicians rotate ¬†through, pledging to help. In addition to roving politicos looking for votes, two of the most memorable books of the past ten or twenty years have…
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