On a chilly Wednesday morning, the gravel lot of Kathy’s Grocery and Restaurant – a quaint little country store in Clear Fork on Raleigh County’s western end – is lined with several large pickup trucks.
A large sign in the front window is brightly lit, flashing “OPEN,” for visiting patrons.
Old wooden steps lead to the front door and inside a group of men sit on worn, comfortable looking chairs positioned directly across from the counter where customers wait to make their purchases.
The men are just a few of the regulars who frequent Kathy’s almost every day for their morning coffee or homemade breakfast biscuit or just to shoot the breeze with the store’s owners Glenn and Kathy Duncan.
The business, previously known as Butch’s, has been a staple in the Clear Fork area since the 1950s…