2 Jan
Hatfield McCoys WVU Extension Service’s Bill Richardson doesn’t always have a “magic bullet” for bringing tourism and publicity to the southern part of the state. However, the Community, Economic and Workforce Development was right on target when he contact the National Geographic Channel’s “Diggers” with an opportunity.

Richardson invited the television show’s archaeological crews to dig at the site of the Hatfield-McCoy feud. A dig that resulted in everything from the families’ wash basins to bullets believed to have been fired the morning of the legendary New Year’s battle in 1888.

As a professor with WVU Extension Service, Richardson works to build collaborations on local, state, and national levels to provide business opportunities to Mingo County and beyond.

To read more about the publicity and Richardson’s work visit the following sites.