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Did Poe write "The Raven" while visiting Saint Albans, West Virginia?

Might Edgar Allen Poe's "The Raven" have been penned while the author was visiting West Virginia?
SAINT ALBANS, W.Va. — Might Edgar Allen Poe have written his poem "The Raven" while visiting the Kanawha Valley? Though nothing's been proven, the...

Outdoor drama "Honey in the Rock" returns to Grandview amphitheater

BECKLEY, W.Va. — After a five-year pause, the outdoor drama "Honey in the Rock" is returning to the stage at the Cliffside Amphitheatre at...

West Virginia mountain folk made dye from a variety of native...

A variety of dyes can be made from substances found commonly in the West Virginia woodlands.
SPENCER, W.Va. — Before commercial dyes became readily available to mountain people in West Virginia, homespun yarn was colored with natural materials that could...

W.Va. Makes Festival offers $10,000 in prizes to makers of all...

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the West Virginia Makes Festival, scheduled for Oct. 6, 2023, the Marshall Advanced Manufacturing Center...

Heroic female figure once almost added to West Virginia state seal

BECKLEY, W.Va. — The figure of a heroic female was proposed to be added to the State Seal of West Virginia in the 1990s,...

“King Coal” to premiere at Culture Center in Charleston July 8

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — “King Coal,” a feature-length documentary by West Virginia-raised and Academy Award-nominated filmmakers Curren Sheldon and Elaine McMillion Sheldon, makes its home-state...

Bright $1M gift boosts Blanche Lazzell acquisition at WVU

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Nearly 30 years after Patricia Bright was first introduced to the artwork of modernist Blanche Lazzell, she and her husband, Bill...

W.Va. film office, filmmaker's guild to host locations workshop

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Ideal locations are key to creating good film and television content, say the organizers of a two-day workshop for location scouts...

Artist says former West Virginians captivated by West Virginia imagery

BECKLEY, W.Va. — Former West Virginians are increasingly interested in art that recalls the past in the Mountain State, says an artist launching a...

Storytellers to weave tales at Saturday program in Beckley

Join storytellers in a celebration of their art at Tamarack in Beckley.
BECKLEY, W.Va. — Hosted by the West Virginia Storytelling Guild, story-tellers Linda Durrett, Karen Vuranch, Mikalena Zuckett, and Jodi French-Burr will weave tales on...

Downtown Beckley getting even odder, say fair organizers

Crowds wander Word Park during the Oddities and Curiosities Fair
BECKLEY, W.Va.—Organizers of a third annual oddities fair being celebrated September 24 in historic downtown Beckley say things are about to get even odder. Sponsored...

Peculiar rock face near Ripley, W.Va., attracting more visitors

A six-foot-tall face carved by an eccentric sculptor in a cliff near Ripley, WV, is attracting more attention.
FAIRPLAIN, W.Va. — Carved on a quiet hillside by an eccentric sculptor in the 1950s, a curious rock face near Ripley, West Virginia, is...

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