I'm currently the weekend editor and a general assignment reporter for the Charleston Gazette-Mail in West Virginia. I've also covered the health and business beats for the newspaper and worked for smaller papers in Kentucky and Ohio.
I earned a master's degree in communication at Morehead Stat...
She, her husband and their three kids lived at the edge of Mill Hill Drive in a one-story home they never intended to leave. With their green-and-white house nestled between the usually calm Howard's Creek and a small hill where their kids could run and explore, the couple imagined living here as they grew old. The house is gone now, its foundation wiped clean off the land by last June's unusually strong flood.
Once a busy grocery store, the interior of Smith's Foodfair in Clendenin is dark, its parking lot practically empty. One year after the June 2016 flood, the only grocery store in town limits has not reopened, and its owners say they don't know if it ever will. “There's so many families [who have] left the Clendenin area,” co-owner Jim Smith said. “Is it going to be worth coming back in with the business?”The Smiths own several buildings — some are businesses they operate and some are leased.
Bobbi Keiffer hates to hear it rain. So does her 15-year-old son, Tyler. It's easy to understand why. They lost everything they owned a year ago in the June 2016 flood that led to the deaths of at least two-dozen people and destroyed thousands of houses across central West Virginia. She, her husband and Tyler escaped from their Clendenin-area home with little more than the clothes on their backs.
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