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Wheeling’s theater became a Civil War prison

June 26, 2019 I had finally found the location where my fourth great-grandfather had been held prisoner as a ‘Dangerous Spy’ during the Civil War. more »»

Mountain State Art & Craft Fair returns to Ripley

June 26, 2019 Time-honored favorites such as gifted artisans, foot-stomping music, as well as apple butter and cornmeal made on-site are showcased during the 57th annual Mountain State Art & Craft Fair. more »»

Joey Chestnut takes on a West Virginia tradition

May 29, 2019 No. 1-ranked competitive eater Joey Chestnut prepared for this year’s Pepperoni Roll-Eating World Championship at the West Virginia Three Rivers Festival by exercising. Really. more »»

Dean Cain will star with WV students in ‘Zombie High School’

May 29, 2019 After the bell rings for summer break, Harrison County, WV teens will be involved in a summer project unlike any other. more »»

Whipple Store Black Mist

April 24, 2019 One of my favorite locations to investigate since discovering it in 2009 is the old coal company store in Fayette County. more »»

Latest distillery grand opening shows growth of craft spirits in West Virginia

April 24, 2019 CHARLESTON —”There’s long ships, there’s tall ships, and there’s ships the sail the seas, but the greatest ship is friendship, so friends may we always be.” With that toast, U.S. Sen. more »»

BE YOUR OWN HERO: A writer’s experience

March 27, 2019 I am a survivor. And no, I don’t mean that I crawled out of the window of a burning bus or beat stage 4 cancer. But, I am a survivor. I am not a hero. more »»

Haunted Appalachia: Settin’ up with the dead

March 27, 2019 My mother was born in a small coal mining community in Webster County, West Virginia. more »»

The White Wolf of French Creek

February 27, 2019 Dating back to pioneer days, western Virginia has had more than its share of weird and unusual creatures seen in hollers, up in the mountains, and deep in the green expanse of forests. more »»

Guide to the college football Bowl Games

December 26, 2018 Dec 29 ? Peach Bowl Mercedes-Benz Stadium Atlanta, Georgia 12:00 pm No. 10 Florida Gators (9–3) No. 7 Michigan Wolverines ? Cotton Bowl Classic AT&T Stadium Arlington, Texas 4:00 pm No. more »»

Very superstitious: Warding off spirits

November 28, 2018 My parents grew up in the mountains of Webster County, West Virginia in an area remote enough that many families claim the same settlers as kinfolk. more »»

The Little Girl in the Asylum

October 31, 2018 Lilly was her name. The name Lilly means flower of innocence. Her home? The massive stone cut building now known as the Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum. more »»

The most haunted places in North America

September 26, 2018 Mysteries and the macabre take center stage come Halloween. Many people feel that lingering spirits may cling to hotel rooms, hospitals and old buildings. more »»

Dr. Murph: Malpracticing horror & humor for years

September 26, 2018 The stage is black, an inky hole of darknes. more »»

The Mothman: W.Va.’s winged wonder

September 26, 2018 Most observers describe the Mothman as a man-sized creature with large reflective red eyes and large wings. more »»

Exploring Ohio’s haunted past

September 26, 2018 Normally when one hears mention of haunted locations, the state of Ohio does not make the top of the paranormal list. more »»

Marshall Artist Series keeps great entertainment going for 82 years

August 29, 2018 The Marshall Artist Series, an entertainment staple in Huntington since 1936, recently announced their 82nd season. more »»

Wilding out at Ohio’s premier nature preserve

August 29, 2018 CUMBERLAND, Ohio — “Hey, good girl,” coos Jordan Lain. “You’re such a good girl. more »»

Get ready to tap your toes: This Month on Mountain Stage

August 29, 2018 West Virginia’s prestigious live radio show - broadcast throughout the US on hundreds of stations – has another eclectic month planned. Hitting the Cultural Center Stage in Charleston on Sep. more »»

Haunted Appalachia: On the Frontier Road with Mad Ann Bailey

August 29, 2018 Her name was “Mad Ann” and the Native Indians feared her and for good cause. more »»

Haunted Appalachia: Tales from the frontier: Early WV ghost stories

July 25, 2018 Since the beginning of time, people have spoken of ghosts, spirits and unusual happenings that defy explanation. more »»



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