AP-WV--West Virginia News Digest 1:30 pm, WV
Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in West Virginia. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the Charleston bureau at (304) 346-0897 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Travis Loller is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at email@example.com. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. All times are Eastern. If circumstances change before 6 p.m., a new digest will be sent reflecting those developments.
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Never discount the value of a good music teacher. Music for fiddle player and Tiny Desk Contest winner Gaelynn Lea might have been a foregone conclusion if she’d just been an average kid growing up in the Midwest. By Bill Lynch.
EXCHANGE-CIVIL WAR DAYS
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — It’s been 157 years since an estimated 700 Confederate cavalrymen raided the small town of Guyandotte, only to withdraw before Union reinforcements torched much of the secessionist-leaning village the next day. In the grand scheme of the Civil War, it was just one of thousands of inconsequential engagements that nonetheless carved its legacy into the fabric of American life. Unlike other wars Americans have bled in, campaigns were not waged in foreign, exotic lands, but in places and towns we now call home. By Bishop Nash.
— FUR TRAPPING, from Charleston: Prices are down for furs, and West Virginia authorities are not expecting many trappers this year.
— COLA STRIKE, from Charleston: Coca-Cola Consolidated workers protesting unfair labor practices shut down statewide distribution operations in West Virginia last week.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Will Grier and No. 7 West Virginia take on TCU on Saturday. The Mountaineers are trying to maintain a hold on first place in the Big 12, while the Horned Frogs hope to move within a game of becoming bowl eligible. By John Raby. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at noon ET.
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