Mud bog a monster success

By Jeffrey Kanode for RealWV, ALDERSON, WVa— Alderson’s 62nd annual Fourth of July celebration included its first mud bog. To understand the characteristics of a mud bog, think NASCAR or drag racing–except big trucks not cars–and imagine mud, not asphalt or dirt as the racing surface. Event organizer and mud bog driver Mitchell Thompson estimates […]

Alderson 4th of July parade adds ‘quiet zone’ for people with noise sensitivity

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV Organizers of the Alderson 4th of July Celebration are adding a new feature to this year’s parade. A quiet zone for adults and children with noise sensitivity, extending from the start of the old bridge to the train depot. “The number of kids with sensory issues isn’t going down,” says organizer […]