Census Finds Near-record Level of U.S. Counties Dying

February 22, 2011 at 10:28 am in WDAZ

In America’s once-thriving coal country, 87-year-old Ed Shepard laments a prosperous era gone by, when shoppers lined the streets and government lent a helping hand. Now, here as in one-fourth of all U.S. counties, West Virginia’s graying residents are slowly dying off. Continue Reading