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Justice switches parties even as GOP opposes him

August 30, 2017 Jim Justice, the Republican-turned-Democrat who won the governor’s mansion in 2016, rejoined the Republican Party at a rally with Donald Trump on Aug. more »»

How the hamlet of Burnt House got its name

July 27, 2017 Along the rolling hills and hollows that are traversed by Route 47, a small community exists in Ritchie County by the name of Burnt House. more »»

Veterans declare for federal office

July 27, 2017 Several West Virginia veterans of the armed services have launched campaigns for the United States House of Representatives over the last few months, possibly ending West Virginia’s current streak o... more »»

Democrats Hope to Re-Take WV-03

June 28, 2017 Richard Ojeda (D), a freshman member of the West Virginia Senate (pictured right), hopes to succeed outgoing Representative Evan Jenkins (R) in West Virginia’s third congressional district. more »»

Historic Riverview Cemetery is full of (the after) life

June 28, 2017 There are quite a few cemeteries across West Virginia that boast of ghosts or unexplained occurrences. One such location is Riverview Cemetery in the historic city of Parkersburg. more »»

W.Va. Flugtag team flies high in Red Bull competition

June 28, 2017 Parkersburg — A team of five friends from West Virginia are flying high in the name of an awesome cause. They were selected as the only team from West Virginia to compete in the Red Bull Flugtag. more »»

Take in the classics or enter your own at statewide car shows this summer

June 28, 2017 If you’re looking for something to do, then car shows can be the ideal place to spend some time. Enjoy all that comes from being a part of something you love. more »»

Deep Roots Mountain Revival in July

May 31, 2017 Submitted Marvin’s Mountaintop (Masontown, WV) will host the second annual Deep Roots Mountain Revival this summer on July 20-22, 2017. This year’s lineup includes Brandi Carlile, Dr. more »»

2017 Fairs & Festivals

May 31, 2017 JUNE 1 ---------- ? Nicholas County Youth Fair —Summersville 1-3 ---------- ? Mountain Music Festival —Minden 1-4 ---------- ? Canaan Valley Birding Festival —Davis ? Nelsonville Music Fest... more »»

Haunted Appalachia: The eerie tale of the Shadow Man on the Hill

May 31, 2017 I’ve seen him only one time but have felt his presence on several occasions in our hom. more »»

WV Politics: WV Native and UK Collaborators Expand Feminist Platform

May 31, 2017 By H.S. Leigh Koonce Less than half of 2017 has passed, yet the United States has borne witness to a new awakening of political and social unrest. more »»

Earth Day activities planned at Appalachian Folklife Center

March 28, 2017 Submitted Pipestem, WV - Appalachian South Folklife Center will host the 14th annual Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 22 from 11 a.m to 11 p.m. more »»

WV House eliminates long-standing Women’s Commission

March 28, 2017 In early March, the Republican controlled West Virginia House of Delegates, by a vote of 58-41, passed a bill designed to axe the long standing West Virginia Women’s Commissio. more »»

The tale of a brothel axe murder on the Ohio River

March 28, 2017 Back in the days of heavy river traffic, brothels and bootlegging, the Ohio River was a busy waterway. Industry was booming, money was flowing and so was the liquor. more »»

After historic losses, where does the WV Dem party go from here?

December 28, 2016 Following disastrous election cycles in 2014 and 2016 the West Virginia Democratic Party, once the dominant political force in the state, is faced with the age old question the losing side of any... more »»

Haunted Appalachia: The ghost of Darkish Knob

December 28, 2016 By Sherri Brake During the years prior to the American Civil War, the Underground Railroad was the path to freedom for those seeking to throw off their shackles and chains. more »»

‘Crick in the Holler’ begins production in WV

December 28, 2016 Submitted Filmmaker Ursula Kay Ellis’ beautifully melancholic historical-fiction drama, “Crick in the Holler,” pulls from the moody winter at the onset of the Elk River spill in West Virginia in... more »»

Nutcracker will be presented

November 30, 2016 Submitted CHARLESTON, W.VA. — The Charleston Ballet and The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra will present THE NUTCRACKER on December 9 at 7:30 p.m. and December 10 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.. more »»

Haunted Appalachia: A holiday haunting: Holly River Snow Spirit

November 30, 2016 We lit the candles in the old cabin window and sat back down to see if it would happen again. more »»

After Trump election, WV government is less diverse

November 30, 2016 The 2016 election cycle has finally ended and as the tide of glossy mailers, media ads and robocalls recedes, the results leave behind a crop of elected officials in West Virginia who are less... more »»



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