Vandaleer Veekender

West Virginia might be tough to navigate, but there's no excuse for not making it somewhere in a few hours drive.  So, it's time to DO SOMETHING this weekend West Virginia! Here's your first installment of...

Rich Mountain’s Guiding Light

There’s no doubt that Rich Mountain is full of history, but few may know that atop sits a steel structure about 60’ high that was once an airway beacon for pilots. In the 1920’s and 1930’s radio...

The Whores, The Help, and the Hooligans

It seem truly strange to me today to put myself back in the early 1940s, when I was barely in my teens.  The attitudes and mores that made up the culture of those times seem unreal in today’s world, but...

County Lines: Facts from the 55

  While everyone probably knows a little something about most of West Virginia’s 55 counties, we wanted to increase the type of knowledge people have about our great state. It is with that goal in...

West Virginia: A Poem

Your river veins, your heart of coal Seneca’s body, Spruce’s soul A quiet perfection–to some, unknown It is you, my God, my home Quivering dewdrop tracing stem Shaded eaves for root and...

Top Five: Forest Festival Eats

The Mountain State Forest Festival  in Elkins is just three weeks away - time to make your plans! Here's a review of last year's festival eats from Elkinite.com: When I agreed to taste test the...