A Real-Life Superhero

How often do you get to meet a real-life super hero? The Greatest Generation was Tom Brokaw’s affectionate description for the generation of Americans who grew up during the Great Depression, went on to...

Bramwell, Home of the Millionaires

I soon arrived in Bramwell, a fascinating village and one of my favorites anywhere. It sits on an oxbow bend in the Bluestone River and is only a few hundred yards from one end to the other. In the middle are...

The Challenges in Modern-Day Bluefield

Chasing The Powhatan Arrow Lawyer Peter Richardson talks about the challenges in his city Find Part One Here While in town, I called on an old Virginia Tech classmate, Peter Richardson, who works in a...

Hey Doc…Try This!

International Award Winning nutrition writer Gary Taubes Joins West Virginia health leaders at Try This for Health Professionals Day June 1 Piggybacking on the fourth annual Try This West Virginia...

Chasing the Powhatan Arrow: Part 1

Mayor Tom Cole discusses his city in decline. A MUTUAL FRIEND put me in touch with Bluefield’s Mayor Thomas Cole, whom I met in a new restaurant he owned in downtown Bluefield, a block or so from the NS...

What Lies Beneath

Addressing the Misconceptions of Organ Donation Dressed up, Justin Cowley looks like everyone else. And in many ways, he is a typical, thriving 28-year-old. He turned his love for horses into his own equine...

WV Student Vies for Google Prize

A talented student in Morgantown could soon have her art on the Google homepage for hundreds of millions to see. Google has announced the 53 state and territory winners in its ninth annual Doodle 4 Google...

Blessings in a Backpack

This story was originally published on  West Virginia Executive The teacher knew they were hungry. There were five little ones in her classroom whose families were struggling to make ends meet. These...

Of This Place

Benjamin woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning. Several days of family fun in Tucker, Pendleton, and Grant counties have taken a toll on his six-year-old body, and he can’t quite keep up with...

Joni: The Woman Behind #WVMusic

The story is courtesy of a partnership with the great folks at Clutchmov.  “An online lifestyle magazine for the Mid-Ohio Valley” – including Parkersburg and its surrounding community The West Virginia...

W.Va.’s Poet Laureate A Student Of Life

This Poet Laureate’s pace when he’s publicly reading his work is sometimes somewhat swift and steamed, but when Marc Harshman is embracing a conversation, the author chooses his words most carefully....

To be Immersed in the History of My Home

My name is Patrick Corcoran and I was born and raised in southern West Virginia. Thirteen years ago, I learned about the Americorps VISTA program, and subsequently served as a member with the Coal Heritage...