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Writers track real W.Va. locations that appear in Fallout 76 map

A landscape featured in Fallout 76 includes architecture from an earlier era that still exists in West Virginia.
Information being updated. New locations added. Last update 11/15/2018 The new virtual map for the Fallout 76 video game is filled with real-world locations in...

Mapping Fallout 76: John Barton explores The Forest

The Fallout 76 map of The Forest includes many features borrowed from central and western West Virginia.
Editor’s note: The sixth installment in John Barton’s examination of a map of the soon-to-be-released Fallout 76 video game investigates The Forest, based principally...

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...

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...

Remarkable 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 in southern West Virginia is attracting increased attention...

"Take Me Home, Country Roads" reaching new audiences

John Denver performs "Take Me Home, Country Roads."
If you're a West Virginian who came of age after 1971, chances are you can hardly remember a time when John Denver's "Take Me...

Pastoral beauty of lower Kanawha Valley broadcast by W.Va. painter

FRAZIER'S BOTTOM, W.Va. — One of the most scenic pastoral landscapes in the eastern U.S., the valley of the lower Kanawha River in West...

Statue of Abraham Lincoln at West Virginia Capitol took years to...

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — There is perhaps no more extraordinary place of honor for a statue in West Virginia than in the plaza in front...

Which are the top 10 arts communities in West Virginia?

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — What makes for a good arts community? Good arts communities are those in which affordable housing, entrepreneurial spirit, and the availability...

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...

“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...

Mapping Fallout 76: John Barton explores The Mire

The Mire in the new Fallout 76 game appears to include West Virginia's panhandle region east of the "Savage Divide."
(Editor's Note: Over the next six issues of the FalloutWV Newsletter, contributing editor John Barton will examine the six principal areas mapped in the...

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