West Virginia Headline News
Sesame Street Unveils New Video To Teach Children About Parental Addiction
Sesame Street has a history of tackling big issues. Last week, they launched a new short film to help kids going through tough times when their parents are struggling with addiction.
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 19:16:02 +0000
New Kentucky Memorial Honors Miners Who Died From Black Lung
Coal miners and family members of miners who have died from black lung disease gathered Sunday in Whitesburg, Kentucky, to dedicate a new memorial to miners who perished from the workplace disease. While Appalachian coal country has several memorials to mining disasters, this is believed to be the first memorial to remember the thousands of men and women who died from black lung.
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 17:45:42 +0000
Yew Mountain Center Teaches Using The Land
A large wooden sign that says “Yew Here” greets visitors as they drive into the Yew Mountain Center . Nestled in the woods of Pocahontas County, West Virginia, the property for years operated as a farm. A few years ago, a group of community members sought to repurpose the land to create a place for outdoor education. “It was really a neighborhood effort to turn this property into something that would preserve the land and also serve the community,” said Erica Marks, the center’s director. Marks explained that when the farm property came up for sale, a group of neighbors wanted to buy it but the price was out of their range. A third party purchased the land and leased it back to the group to use for educational outreach. Three years ago, the Yew Mountain Center opened its doors. The nonprofit creates educational experiences for groups of children and adults in a natural setting. During a recent visit, students from the kindergarten class at Marlinton Elementary ventured into the woods
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 17:09:52 +0000
Pocahontas County Center Provides Outdoor Education Opportunity For Adults And Kids
On this West Virginia Morning, we can learn a lot from the natural world -- things our ancestors knew that many of us have forgotten. A program in Pocahontas County wants to teach about those things -- and use nature as a classroom as well. Eric Douglas has the story.
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 12:00:00 +0000
Public Forums On Substance Abuse Response Plan Set In WVa
Public forums will be held starting this week on a statewide response to substance abuse in West Virginia.
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 01:45:01 +0000