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Shepherd opens 2020 Appalachian fiction competition

Shepherd University's Appalachian Studies program is accepting fiction competition submissions by May 1.
The Appalachian Studies and Communities at Shepherd University is accepting submissions by May 1 for its 2020 West Virginia Fiction Competition. The competition was created...

Student quarter designs reveal iconic West Virginia images

Putnam County, won first place with her representation of Dolly Sods.
What do West Virginia high school students think about when they consider iconic West Virginia images? The winning entries for the 2020 Create-a-Quarter-for-West-Virginia contest...

Bookstores across West Virginia growing, diversifying

Bookstores in West Virginia are holding their own against the onslaught of e-readers and other media.
Opening a bookstore may not be the best way to turn a profit, but bookstores in West Virginia are doing well and diversifying, says...

"Moundsville" film to be broadcast on PBS stations nationally

The Old West Virginia Penitentiary at Moundsville now welcomes tourists. Photo courtesy David Gear.
Filmmakers David Bernabo and John W. Miller have reached an agreement to distribute the documentary film "Moundsville" to 338 public broadcasting stations nationally over...

Mysterious stone face attracting curious in New River Gorge

An enigmatic stone face carved into mossy sandstone along the rim of the New River Gorge is attracting increased attention.
An enigmatic stone face carved into mossy sandstone along the rim of the New River Gorge is attracting increased attention as hiking, biking, and...

Denise Giardina to portray Minnie Pearl at Bramwell Sept. 13

Denise Giardina portrays American humorist Minnie Pearl.
Appalachian writer and former gubernatorial candidate Denise Giardina will portray late humorist "Minnie Pearl" at the Bramwell Interpretive Center at Bramwell, West Virginia, on...

Fayetteville's Bridge Jam music fest moved to Aug 23-24

Since 2016, Bridge Jam has been welcoming musical acts to Fayetteville, West Virginia.
One of West Virginia's most remarkable music festivals has changed its dates and capacity, promising more bands, more music, and more craft beer, according...

New feud performance attracts national TV attention

Hatfield family performers pose for a promotional portrait for "Deadly Divide: The Hatfield & McCoy Story." Photo courtesy Crissy Musick Photography.
A new outdoor-drama performance of the Hatfield and McCoy feud is packing the amphitheater at Chief Logan State Park and will host a national...

BEX arts exhibition June 22-30 celebrates "weird" Beckley vibe

A poster for the BEX exhibitions at Beckley seems to underscore the community's undefined vibe.
Artists in downtown Beckley, West Virginia, have engaged more than 40 partners in BEX, a remarkable collaborative exhibition set for June 22-30 that includes...

Stories define West Virginia songwriter's new collection

The father of Shirley Stewart Burns is baptized in southern West Virginia.
Wandering an old cemetery, Shirley Stewart Burns considers the stories that headstones tell. And it occurs to her that birth and death dates aren't...

Wheeling Heritage presents Rosalie Haizlett watercolor exhibit

Lichens appear abstract in a watercolor study by Rosalie Haizlett.
On May 9, Wheeling Heritage will host an opening reception for “Learning to See,” an exhibit featuring the works of artist Rosalie Haizlett, whose...

Historian to speak on evolution of theaters in West Virginia

Fantastic detailing decorates the inside the Keith-Albee Theater in Huntington, West Virginia.
On April 13, Dr. Kelli Shapiro will present “The Evolution of the West Virginia Movie Theatre” in the Archives & History Library at the...

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