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West Virginia storyteller shares five favorite ghost stories

Houses that would appear to be haunted are common across West Virginia.
Nobody tells a story like "Granny Sue," as Susanna Connelly Holstein is known across West Virginia. Born a spinner of yarns, she's never more at...

Did a clown help relocate West Virginia’s capital to Charleston?

Did a clown help found the West Virginia capital?
What might sound like a Wheeling joke (Wheeling having been West Virginia's first capital), it's true that a circus clown did help relocate West...

New performance of Hatfield-McCoy feud to debut this summer

Surrounded by kin, "Devil Anse" Hatfield engaged in a feud that brought worldwide attention to Appalachia.
Performed among the very mountains over which Devil Anse Hatfield walked, a new, historically accurate retelling of the Hatfield and McCoy Feud will debut...

Five authors to discuss UFOs, paranormal in Sutton Nov. 17

The Braxton County Visitors Center will host Bazarre, a forum for authors who specialize in the paranormal Nov. 17, 2018.
Five nationally recognized authors who specialize in paranormal investigations will gather November 17 in Braxton County—home of the legendary Flatwoods Monster—for a public discussion...

West Virginia’s legendary “Bricktop” focus of new musical

Born in Alderson, West Virginia, Ada "Bricktop" Smith became one of the most iconic figures of the Jazz age.
Born into relative obscurity in the valley of the Greenbrier River in Alderson, West Virginia, Ada "Bricktop" Smith become one of the world's most...

Movie theaters played unique role in rural West Virginia

The marquee over the Star Theater in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, glows in the Potomac night.
Movie theaters played a uniquely important role in isolated sections of West Virginia, says a historian who's helping breathe new life into historic theaters...

Culturefest 2018 music and arts festival set for Sept. 6-9

A dancer springs through a crowd at Culturefest, celebrated annually near Pipestem, West Virginia.
The 2018 Culturefest World Music & Arts Festival will awaken musical magic again in the Pipestem highlands near Athens in southern West Virginia Sept. 6-9. As...

Did Poe write “The Raven” while visiting Saint Albans, W.Va.?

Might Edgar Allen Poe have written his famous poem "The Raven" while visiting Saint Albans, West Virginia, on the Kanawha River? According to the late...

Five for Fighting to perform March 8 in Huntington, W.Va.

Singer, songwriter, and record producer Vladimir John Ondrasik III, known by his stage name Five for Fighting, will perform Thursday, March 8, at 7:30...

Lewisburg theater announces Met opera broadcast schedule

Lewisburg may seem a world away from New York City, but its arts scene is not so far removed. The Greenbrier Valley Theatre today...

Mountain Music Festival adds rafting, zip-lining options

BIG Something performs at Mountain Music Festival
Now in its fifth year, West Virginia's fast-growing Mountain Music Festival, scheduled for May 31-June 2, is adding zip-lining and whitewater rafting to its...

Yonder Mountain String Band to perform at Keith-Albee

Yonder Mountain String Band will perform at Keith Albee Feb. 10, 2018.
"Rewriting the hip progressive-bluegrass genre," Yonder Mountain String Band will perform Saturday, February 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center in...

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