I want either less corruption, or more chance to participate in it. Ashleigh Brilliant I live in a small Appalachian town in north-central West Virginia called, Clarksburg. Once known as one of West Virginia’s top industrial cities, it is now a diminished version of the old city that was called, “The Jewel of the Hills.” In many ways, Clarksburg’s story is very much like that of other American industrial cities. As the downtown stores migrated to shopping malls, factories closed, and population shrank, many industrial cities fell to the savages of blight and poverty. The downtown, which was once a bustling center of activity, becameRead More →