Mud, muck and misery

On Feb. 26, 1972 memories of death, destruction, mud, muck and misery on Buffalo Creek were seared into my brain when a wall of black water kiled 125 people and left 4,000 more homeless.

Monday marks the 46th anniversary.


Surviving a fall into grace

revised March 9

In my line of work I've been around chaos and havoc most of my life. It seems pretty normal.

Growing up in the coalfields of southern West Virginia it was all around me. At my first newspaper job in 1972 at Logan, W.Va. I wrote about it daily. It was part of the fabric of hometown life.