Pandemic Flu on a local level

Marlinton, WV – Sixteen people in Pocahontas County would die in a pandemic flu outbreak, according to the regional epidemiologist representing West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle.

Kim Kline broke down the pandemic flu problem for a room full of health and safety planners in our community Tuesday evening.

“We’re in the hotbed of the number one agricultural industry in the state, which is poultry,” Kline said, “So it’s a big deal in our area.”

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Heather Niday

Heather is our Program Director and Traffic Manager. She started with Allegheny Mountain Radio as a volunteer deejay. She then joined the AMR staff in February of 2007. Heather grew up in the Richmond, Virginia, area and now lives in Arbovale, West Virginia with her husband Chuck. Heather is a wonderful flute player, and choir director for Arbovale UMC. You can hear Heather along with Chuck on Tuesday nights from 6 to 8pm as they host two hours of jazz on Something Different.

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