Taking the Fight Out of Chimney Fires

Necessity is the mother of invention, as they say. After a home chimney fire in 1978 that luckily did not cause any long-term damage, the gears started turning in the mind of West Virginia investment...

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...

New Story is Here West Virginia

One year on from the first New Story in Morgantown in the summer of 2016, and I’ll admit to you that, as its creator, I’m still not entirely sure what we have on our hands here. It’s a beast with many...

Connecting Veterans to Campus

Marshall University’s new director of military and veterans affairs may not have had a long career in the military, but he certainly knows the challenges military and veteran students and dependents face on...

WV’s Premier Running Camp Expands

Camp River Runners Summer Youth Run Camps are back, bigger, and better for 2017.  New is our overnight High School Camp July 16-19. We continue our Middle School Day Camp July 10-13 and High School Day Camp...

Rising Scientist Program Launched

When 15-year-old Addison Leaberry asked to meet with Marshall University’s President Jerry Gilbert last fall, she had no idea he would agree to meet. She also had no idea that he would take her...

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 Marriage of the Bluefields

Chasing The Powhatan Arrow Find other articles in this series here Bluefield, Virginia wasn’t much different from Bluefield, West Virginia, seemingly more of a continuation of the same strip of aged...

She Took A Leap of Faith

For the past 10 months, I have woken up each day to the beautiful view of the state capitol directly across the Kanawha River. To be more specific, I was waking up in the freshman dorms at the University of...

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...