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  • ARC meeting focuses on retaining youth in region

    FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — An event being held in northwest Alabama will look at ways to keep young people in Appalachia. The fall conference of the Appalachian Regional Commission will be held Thursday in Florence. The session will look at ways to keep young people in the region and prevent the loss of potential workers,…

  • ‘Ghost murals’ being restored across Appalachia

    HINTON, W.Va. (AP) — Coca-Cola Consolidated is working across Appalachia to restore “ghost murals.” The murals were painted on buildings more than a century ago, before radio commercials, electronic billboards or television. Now the once-colorful ads are fading. West Virginia Public Broadcasting (http://bit.ly/1nWhPwS) says one of the largest restored ghost murals to date was unveiled…