Take a Ride on the Eagle

A sure sign that summer’s on its way is the start of Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad’s 2017 season. Potomac Eagle begins its 27th season on Saturday, May 13 with their popular Trough Trip. This outstanding...

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...

What it Means to be HUMAN?

What does it mean to be human? Ride a bike? Talk to people and eat food? Have feelings? All of these thing are true, humanity consists of the normal day to day things. But humanity isn't just a breathing,...

1989 MixTape: Styling With Rax

Let’s travel back to a time when the music was good and the smell of roast beef was in the air: Wheeling, W.Va., in 1989.Put the tape in the deck and press play.Track One: Guns N’ Roses –...

There’s No Growth in Comfort

This story is courtesy of Vandaleer partner Generation West Virginia. “upThink” is: “a new email series designed by young people for young people around topics that matter to...

The Wheeling Mob: Part 7

WARNING: This article contains explicit language and subject matter that is not suitable for children. It is the equivalent of Rated R.(Writer’s Note: This is the seventh in a series of stories that will...

Helping Pets, Helping People

By Barbara Grigg This story originally appeared on www.wvexecutive.com. Given limited resources and the exponential nature of unfettered animal reproduction, West Virginia taxpayers currently spend about...

It’s Time to Think Maple!

March is National Maple Month. The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) and the West Virginia Maple Syrup Producers Association are pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Mountain State Maple Day,...

We Watch Forever

  They had a party at our prison last night and they thought we couldn’t see. This rotten stone hell where we walk in darkness forever is not as it was when I faced the hangman in 1932 or as it was when...

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...

Wheeling Arts Festival Calls for Vendors

The City of Wheeling Arts & Cultural Commission and the Wheeling YWCA are officially accepting applications for the 7th annual Wheeling Arts & Cultural Fest, June 16-17, 2017 11AM-8PM. Applications are...