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...

West Virginia, My Home

When I first moved to West Virginia, I didn’t understand the strange sense of pride the people here seemed to hold for their state. I came from the West, where everything is spread further apart, and...

Trout and Doughnuts

This video story is brought to you by our friends at Natives Flyfishing. Ben, Beau, and Mike from Natives Flyfishing set out on a unique fishing trip in search of spectacular West Virginia trout and...

2016 Vandaleer: Top Ten Stories

Feature Photo by Rebecca Kiger Here are the Top Ten stories of the year on Vandaleer.com, a new site that is unapologetically Pro-West Virginia. Visit Vandaleer.com for more information, or connect with...

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...

Books Every West Virginian Should Read

1. Rocket Boys by Homer H. Hickam, Jr. A true memoir, Rocket Boys details the childhood experiences of NASA engineer Homer “Sonny” Hickam Jr. in his hometown of Coalwood, West Virginia. In a poor mining...

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,...

Vandaleer Veekender

Vandaleer.com's first ever party highlights a fun weekend in West Virginia to DO SOMETHING.   Vandaleer Tailgate Saturday 11AM - Morgantown LIKE Vandaleer on Facebook and stop by the...

The Wheeling Mob: Part 3

WARNING: This article contains explicit language and subject matter that is not suitable for children. This is R-rated.  (Writer’s Note: This is the third in a series of stories that will concentrate on...

Vandaleer Veekender

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 new, weekly guide to do stuff from...

County Road 4

cold porch lights chase me thirty miles per hour downhill to the Ohio past bison in greasy fields old company town hollow filled by skinny creek run full of yellow dog seeps out back behind a mine...

An Idea for a Better West Virginia

Creating a better future for Wheeling through a State Earned Income Tax Credit When you look around Wheeling, the signs of a collapsed steel industry and a community trying to rebound are all...

The Wheeling Mob: Part 2

(Writer’s Note: This is the second in a series of stories that will concentrate on the organized-crime scene in and around Wheeling during the past century.)THE RATThe high-level gangsters scattered, but...

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...

Vandaleer Veekender

Let's Do Something this weekend West Virginia! Here’s your most recent installment of a new, weekly guide to do stuff from Vandaleer.com.   The Mountain State Forest Festival October 1-9 -...

What is Placemaking?

Placemaking Theory Placemaking is a contemporary approach to the planning, design and management of our cities. Because the traditional approach requires city governments to handle this work, advocates...

“The Bunker” at the Greenbrier

From Top Secret to Tourist Stop --"The Bunker" at the Greenbrier Between 1961 and 1992, if an enemy bomber looked like it was headed for the Nation’s Capital with intent to drop a nuclear device, all 435...