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    Amber Alert issued for missing Virginia boy

    Amber Alert issued for missing Virginia boy

    Virginia State Police have issued an Amber Alert for an 11-year-old boy who was possibly abducted and may be in “extreme danger.” Police are looking for Lucas Ezra Silas Guinn, who was last seen at Lebanon Middle School in Russell County. Authorities believe he was abducted by Jimmy Donald Guinn, 67, and the two were thought to be traveling in a 2004 purple Freightliner tractor-trailer with…

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    — 3 weeks ago
    #abduction  #amber alert  #find  #help  #Jimmy Donald Guinn  #Lucas Ezra Silas Guinn  #missing children  #russell county  #virginia  #west virginia 
    Help us save Northfork High School gym to use as a community center

    Help us save Northfork High School gym to use as a community center

    Help save NHS gym!

    We want and need a community and recreational center for our district. We are petitioning for the rights to save the Northfork High School Gymnasium.

    We would like to continue this and convince our school board that it is more cost effective and will be more beneficial to the community to allow us to keep the high school gynasium.Historical Northfork High School is sitting as a deteriorating…

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    — 3 weeks ago
    #appalachia  #basketball  #center  #community  #community action  #gymnasium  #help  #hollow  #hollow documentary  #mcdowell county  #old buildings  #petition  #residents  #save  #support  #tool  #volunteer  #west virginia  #WV 
    Holler Home

What reminds YOU of home? Tag your Instagram photos #hollerhome and join our gallery. Photos tagged with also be included in the interactive documentary, Hollow.

    Holler Home

    What reminds YOU of home? Tag your Instagram photos #hollerhome and join our gallery. Photos tagged with also be included in the interactive documentary, Hollow.

    — 1 month ago
    McKinney Leads Opening Prayer In W.Va. Senate

    McKinney Leads Opening Prayer In W.Va. Senate

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    After Senator Truman Chafin’s staff saw the HOLLOW clip of us at the food bank, they invited us to hold opening prayer at the Senate! So on March 7, Bob delivered the Senate opening prayer (listen below)! It was an exciting day to watch all the action on the Senate floor.

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    Xris Hess thank you so much for all the great hospitality and all you did to make our day at the Capitol so enjoyable!…

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    McDowell teen missing

    John Adam Church, 17According to a press release issued by McDowell County Sheriff Martin B. West, McDowell County teen John Adam Church, 17, was last seen Wednesday, March 5 by his mother.

    Church, who has brown hair and brown eyes, was last seen at his uncle’s residence on Honey Bee Road near Bradshaw, W.Va., at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday. He was wearing a tan jacket and blue jeans and a Size 13 brown boot.

    According to…

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    — 1 month ago
    #mcdowell county  #missing teen  #police 

    One way Bisbee, Arizona attracts tourists is through copper-mine tours. The tours started in 1977 shortly after the Queen Mines closed in 1975. Mel Ray, a tour guide at the attraction, has been living in Bisbee for 49 years. He operated the hoist at the mine for nearly 20 years and has been serving as a tour guide for the last three years. The day that we visited the mine, there were tourists from all over the country and world. However, just last year, the mine was in danger of closing. Learn more about the tours here and check out photos below for a look inside.

    This post is part of a series focusing on Bisbee, Arizona. The HOLLOW team traveled to Bisbee to meet with filmmaker, Allison Otto, and see how an old copper-mining community has used art and history to revive the town and create a new economy. PHOTOS by ELAINE MCMILLION SHELDON.

    Queen Mine Tour One way Bisbee, Arizona attracts tourists is through copper-mine tours. The tours started in 1977 shortly after the Queen Mines closed in 1975.
    — 1 month ago
    #arizona  #bisbee  #copper  #copper mining  #mines  #queen copper mines 
    How many ways can you cook a potato?
McDowell County get those recipes ready. Today we received 25,000 pounds of Maine White Round…View Post

    How many ways can you cook a potato?

    McDowell County get those recipes ready. Today we received 25,000 pounds of Maine White Round…

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    — 2 months ago
    #appalachia  #five loaves and two fishes  #food bank  #linda mckinney  #mcdowell county  #west virginia  #WV 
    Central School Project: Art Studios

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    This post is part of a series focusing on Bisbee, Arizona. The HOLLOW team traveled to Bisbee where we were able to see how an old copper-mining community has used art and history to revive the town and create a new economy. PHOTOS by ELAINE MCMILLION…

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    — 2 months ago
    #America  #arizona  #artist  #bisbee  #central project  #culture  #painter  #poe  #rural  #sam wolcott  #small town 
    RECAP: #hollowdocchat
    Thanks everyone for joining us! Below is the full discussion, in case you missed it! As promised, here are some helpful links mentioned in the hangout:

    Hollow Kickstarter

    Press Kit

    HollerHome (Instagram)

    Youth Exodus (data viz)

    NYT Op-Doc: West Virginia,…

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    1 Minute in Appalachia: Video SeriesSeries by Elaine McMillion
I filmed these 1-minute shorts while working on Hollowin 2012. The goal…View Post

    1 Minute in Appalachia: Video Series

    Series by Elaine McMillion

    I filmed these 1-minute shorts while working on Hollowin 2012. The goal…

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    — 3 months ago
    #appalachia  #culture  #documentary  #elaine mcmillion sheldon  #elderly  #hollow  #life  #mountains  #short films  #sports  #video series  #west virginia  #youth 
    Enrollment increased in 2012 reading camp
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    BY: Hollow Admin
    CARETTA, W.Va.

    For the past five years Nikki Cavalier Rabel has spent her vacation week in a remote location: McDowell County, W.Va.

    “I tell people all the time, it’s America’s best-kept secret,” Rabel…

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    — 3 months ago
    #America  #appalachia  #education  #literacy camp  #McDowell  #pbs  #rural  #small town  #super why  #west virginia  #west virginia public broadcasting 
    Grant to boost exercise in McDowell schools

    “McDowell County’s public schools have received a $204,000 grant to improve exercise programs for students.”

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    — 4 months ago
    United Way of Southern West Virginia takes over three new counties

    The United Way of Southern West Virginia will now be serving Mercer and McDowell counties as well as Bluefield, Virginia. The three remaining Virginia counties will be served by the United Way of Virginia Highlands.

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    — 4 months ago