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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 »»

Unveiling the Spirits of Christmas

October 26, 2016 “I am the Ghost of Christmas Past,” said the Spirit. more »»

Trump up in WV but faces skepticism from milennials

October 26, 2016 What many believe has felt like the longest presidential election in American history is set to end on Nov. more »»

Haunted Hills & Hollows: Halloween traditions

October 6, 2016 Can you feel it? The warmth of the fire crackling in the fireplace as shadows and light play across the wooden floor. Can you smell it? The tangy, sweet scent of wood smoke. more »»

The headless ghost of Centralia

October 6, 2016 The best-known literary example of headless ghost stories is that of Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. more »»

Haunted Happenings: Get your spook on

October 6, 2016 This is not a definitive listing. Readers are strongly encouraged to contact the event prior to going as Graffiti is not responsible for cancellations or misinformation. more »»

Ghostly Hitchikers - Apparition Expedition

August 31, 2016 These ghostly travelers are found in folklore and ghost stories across the globe dating back to the days of traveling by horseback. more »»

The 1897 Schoolhouse Autopsy & the Greenbrier Ghost

August 1, 2016 Poor Zona Shue had been found lying at the bottom of the staircase in her home in Greenbrier County, West Virginia. more »»

5 unique must-see museums in W.Va.

June 29, 2016 Archive of the Afterlife Moundsville, West Virginia Dubbed the “National Paranormal Museum”, Archive of The Afterlife features an exhibit on it’s haunted neighbor, the West Virginia State... more »»

Tsubasacon kicks off 2016 season with annual picnic

June 29, 2016 Natsu no Tsubasacon goes into the books on a sweaty Saturday, June 27, at Huntington’s Ritter Park where the sun beamed and cosplayers dodged slippery spots from the prior rains. more »»



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