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#WV2016: A Year in Pictures

Shayla Klein
West Virginia Public Broadcasting
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What will you remember about 2016? Take a look at our favorite photos and review the year in images. Post your own favorites with the tag #WV2016, and we'll share them with our audience. 

As we cap off 2016, West Virginia Public Broadcasting's producers and programs share their most memorable moments of the year. Find each of our Best of 2016 posts at wvpublic.org/term/best-2016

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Credit Chad Matlick / West Virginia Public Broadcasting
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A snowstorm in January produced as much as 3 ft of snow in West Virginia, leading Governor Tomblin to declare a state of emergency. But some residents, such as Jonah Katz and Jodie Rose in Morgantown, took the opportunity to go sledding.
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Wilco at their February 14 Mountain Stage soundcheck. The band's Charleston show sold out just a few hours after being announced.
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Sen. Bernie Sanders gets the Morgantown Event Center crowd pumped up during his May 5 campaign stop.
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An abandoned field near what was DuPont, now Chemours. The company manufactured C8, or PFOA, for years and contaminated municipal water throughout the region.

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Credit Kara Leigh Lofton / West Virginia Public Broadcasting
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A paramedic loads a baby into an ambulance outside of Richwood the night of the floods.
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Credit Roxy Todd / West Virginia Public Broadcasting
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Caroline Smith holds a rabbit named Joplin, who swam 50 feet in flood waters. Smith and her husband Michael Buttrill lost thousands of dollars in tools and equipment in the June flood.
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Credit Josh Saul / West Virginia Public Broadcasting
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Businesses and homes were affected by the June 2016 floods that left thousands without food, electricity, and housing.

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A truck lies in Howard Creek in Greenbrier County after being swept away by June 2016 flooding. The floods took the lives of 23 West Virginians.
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Rachel Taylor stands on her front porch in White Sulphur Springs. Her dog's paw prints are visible on either side of the door where he tried to get in during the flood.

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Credit Liz McCormick / West Virginia Public Broadcasting
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A group of friends hang out at a Pokemon Gym location in Shepherdstown (at the Rumsey Monument) and try to "capture" the gym for their team.
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Credit Jesse Wright / West Virginia Public Broadcasting
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A statue honoring TV legend Don Knotts was unveiled on July 23 in front of The Metropolitan Theatre in Morgantown.
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Olympic medalists and WVU students Kadeisha Buchanan, Ashley Lawrence, and Ginny Thrasher pose for a photo in September at the Morgantown Event Center.
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Aerial view of Beckley, West Virginia, during a air medical team exercise.
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Aerial view of mountain top removal in West Virginia.
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West Virginia University 'Striped the Stadium' versus Kansas State on October 1. WVU won the game 17-16 and finished the season at 10-2.
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Election night in November for Mountain Party gubernatorial candidate Charlotte Pritt.
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27-year-old Kat Biller was one of the many West Virginians who voted in November's election. “I felt my duty was to vote. Even though they say West Virginia is a Trump State, and they say oh there’s no way. It felt good to vote.”

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Jim Justice delivers his victory speech in the Governor's race.
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Harvesting industrial hemp on a research farm in Pocahontas County.
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Family and community members crowded around the Marshall University Memorial Fountain on November 14. The ceremony was to mark the 46th anniversary of a plane crash that claimed the lives of Marshall's football players, coaches, and community members.
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Long nights of reporting were no match for reporter Roxy Todd's newshound Tucker.

Congrats! You've now experienced 2016 through the eyes of West Virginia Public Broadcasting. Make sure to follow @wvpublic on social media and sign-up for our email newsletter to keep up with 2017's stories.


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