Ramps, or wild leeks, are a member of the lily family and resemble scallions with their wide leaves and small, white bulbs tinged a rusty red.
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May 10, 2013 Springtime in Appalachia means ramp festival season. But as ramp festivals and urban ramp vendors attract record numbers of people, scientists warn that the wild populations of the seasonal greens are being forced into decline.
November 12, 2012 For this week's Sandwich Monday, West Virginia native Ian brings back a delicacy only found in his home state: the mighty pepperoni roll. Sandwich Monday is a little different this week because Ian punched anybody who tried to make fun of it.
Members of the Williamsburg Volunteer Fire Department were unable to find fuel at a station in Crawley, W.Va. Elsewhere, people waited in line for hours for the chance to fill up.
July 2, 2012 Fifty-three of the state's 55 counties lost power after the weekend storms. In the southeastern corner of West Virginia, locals were having to make do without electricity, fuel or, in some cases, a working bathroom. Cleanup was especially intense at the famed Greenbrier Resort, which is hosting a PGA tournament this week.
January 10, 2012 The task was emotionally charged, because it amounted to putting a price tag on the lives of coal miners killed in the country's deadliest mine disaster.
October 5, 2011 Democrats are surely relieved to have held onto the W. Virginia governorship, with Tuesday's special election victory by acting Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin over Republican Bill Maloney. But it was a narrow 50 percent to 47 percent win that could portend trouble when Tomblin once again stands for election in 14 months.
July 16, 2010 W. Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin named ex-aide to fill replace the late Sen. Robert Byrd.
July 6, 2010 On Tuesday, the late Sen. Robert Byrd will be buried. On Wednesday, West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin begins the process of naming a successor.
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