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...

Soon As I Could

First things first: I wasn’t born in West Virginia.Upon learning this fact, more than one person who was born in West Virginia has recommended that I add “but I got here as soon as I could.”That...

A West Virginia Reputation

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. West Virginia,...

West Virginia Calling Me Home

The following is part of a Vandaleer series from partner Preservation Alliance of West Virginia.  The series focuses on young adults in West Virginia. As a native of Jefferson County, West Virginia, the...

Why I am Staying in West Virginia

The following is part of a Vandaleer series from partner Preservation Alliance of West Virginia.  The series focuses on young adults in West Virginia. I was born and raised in Morgantown, WV. I am a 2006...

Beauty Beyond the Leaves

Busting through fallen leaves early a few brisk mornings ago had me thinking. Born and raised in West Virginia I’ve heard the jokes, stereotypes, and assumptions that seem to cling to the native roots...

Where You Came From

  My heels clicked on the hardwood floor of my first apartment. After two weeks of crying myself to sleep with homesickness, I was finally starting to feel comfortable in this new city. Through the...

The Huntington Misconception

By Huntiful.com contributor Shannon Lester  No, I’m not from here, but I feel like I am. Now that I am working in Huntington and especially since I work with many local businesses I am constantly asked...