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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.
FAIRPLAIN, W.Va. — Carved on a quiet hillside by an eccentric sculptor in the 1950s, a curious rock face near Ripley, West Virginia, is...

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...

Bluefield State welcomes Sternloff Center for W.Va. music

" I’ve had the opportunity and play with some of the finest blues and jazz musicians in the country right here in Mercer County," Sternloff says.
Bluefield State College announced today the founding of the Pete Sternloff Center for West Virginia Musicology, which will archive and promote the history of...

Trails, conservatory key to mission at Huntington Museum of Art

A blue tropical frog alights on a leaf at the Huntington Museum of Art.
Nature has always been a key component of the mission at the Huntington Museum of Art in Huntington, West Virginia. With a nature trail,...

2022 Golden Horseshoe smithing finalists announced

Every year, eighth grade students of West Virginia History celebrate their knowledge in the Knights of the Golden Horseshoe competition.
First Lady Cathy Justice and the West Virginia Department of Education have announced the names of the five finalists for its Golden Horseshoe Sword-Smithing...

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...


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