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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.
Though carved on a quiet hillside by an eccentric sculptor in the 1950s, a curious rock face near Ripley, West Virginia, is attracting a...

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 tourism grows in...

Beckley arts festival reveals extraordinary line-up Sept. 20-25

Two young girls pose for a vintage tintype portrait.
Beckley's second annual "BEX" arts festival, set for Sept. 20-25, will feature twelve extraordinary workshops and performances designed to bolster the growing arts community...

W.Va. native Mattea named new host of Mountain Stage

Renowned Country music singer Kathy Mattea will return to West Virginia to host Mountain Stage.
National Public Radio and West Virginia Public Broadcasting's Mountain Stage today announced that West Virginia native Kathy Mattea will take over as the new host starting September...

Photographer O. Winston Link tied to West Virginia

Hotshot Eastbound (1956), taken at a drive-in theater in Iaeger, West Virginia, was used in O. Winston Link's book Steam, Steel & Stars.
Photographer O. Winston Link may best be known for his ties to Virginia, home of the O. Winston Link Museum at Roanoke, but museum...

Play W.Va. History Trivia, and help save historic properties

The first annual West Virginia History Trivia Night for the Preservation Alliance will be Tuesday, December 1, 2020.
Think you know West Virginia history? Then it's time to put that knowledge to work and help save some of the state's historic buildings. Historic...

West Virginia an ideal destination for young musicians

West Virginia may be an ideal destination for many young musicians.
When you think of the arts, you might not first think of West Virginia, but the state is an ideal destination for musicians, according...

Eight tips for new poets from West Virginia's poet laureate

Marc Harshman, poet laureate of West Virginia
(Editor's Note: Ever think of writing poetry? We've asked Marc Harshman, the poet laureate of West Virginia, to provide a few tips to help...

W.Va. State U. initiates tree art contest for isolated children

A peach tree flowers in a yard near Pineville, West Virginia, in central Wyoming County.
West Virginia State University is celebrating Arbor Day with a Facebook-based art project designed to encourage children isolated by the COVID-19 outbreak to create...

Merger to provide architectural services across Virginias

The ZMM design for the Charleston Convention Center has helped transform the Elk River front in Charleston, West Virginia.
Two renowned architectural firms based in Virginia and West Virginia have announced a merger that will provide integrated design services across both states. Charleston, W.Va.,-based...

Homer Hickam on W.Va. and the outbreak: "We are not afraid"

Homer Hickam posed with actor Jake Gyllenhaal during the filming of the 1999 film "October Sky."
Author and engineer Homer Hickam says he trusts that the native bravery he knew growing up in West Virginia will help others weather the...

W.Va. Governor: Dollars spent on the arts multiplies by 23

Ian Bode's poster celebrating Festivall is among the art works that uniquely celebrates West Virginia.
Each dollar spent on the arts in West Virginia turns into 23, the governor of West Virginia said during the fourth annual Arts-in-our-Communities Conference...

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