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ABC News Feature about Richwood High School Band

Below, is a video of a recent ABC News Feature about Richwood and the Richwood High School Lumberjack Marching Band.

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The 140 member Richwood Strong Lumberjack Express marches up Main Street, Richwood, WV, in their uniforms that were under water only six weeks ago.   These pictures of the Richwood Lumberjack band, the other participants and the crowd prove, as Mayor Baber so aptly states…“Richwood, the town that wouldn’t die….
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Welcome To Richwood, West Virginia

Immediately adjacent to the South Fork of the Cherry River, the City of Richwood is known as the “Gateway to the Monongahela National Forest”. Historically, Richwood has played a significant role in the development and growth of the timber, coal and tourism industries in central West Virginia.

Picture of Richwood City Hall
Richwood City Hall

Richwood was once home to the largest clothing pin and leather tanning factories in the USA. With the mechanization of both the coal and timber industries, Richwood began the process of diversifying its economic base; and is presently the home of an aerospace manufacturing facility. Additionally, tourism and “four-season” recreational sports have provided an economic boon to the area. Richwood is in close proximity to the major skiing and rafting centers of West Virginia; and it is the home of the oldest triathlon in the state. And, for those knowledgeable in the ways of Appalachian living, Richwood hosts the oldest “Ramp Feed” in the USA.

Like all small communities, Richwood’s greatest asset is its residents; particularly its youth. Richwood High School is a “2014 Bronze Star” recipient of US News and World Report’s annual high school academic achievement awards.  Additionally, Richwood High School students are in their third season of producing a well-received television series hosted by the Public Broadcasting Service. Richwood is…

…a vibrant community nestled in the mountains of central West Virginia!

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