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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...

W.Va. youth kinship with nature demonstrated through art

Model of Glade Creek Gristmill
Children raised in rural West Virginia have advantages that many others may not. Strong familial units and low-crime are commonly accounted for, but they...

Mapping Fallout 76: John Barton explores Toxic Valley

Highlights from the Fallout 76 of Toxic Valley may reveal as much about West Virginia's Chemical Valley.
Editor's note: the third installment in John Barton's examination of a map of the soon-to-be-released Fallout 76 video game investigates the Toxic Valley region,...

Downtown Beckley getting even odder, say fair organizers

Crowds wander Word Park during the Oddities and Curiosities Fair
BECKLEY, W.Va.—Organizers of a third annual oddities fair being celebrated September 24 in historic downtown Beckley say things are about to get even odder. Sponsored...

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...

Sibray discusses Mothman, role in new Fallout 76 game

Mothman isn't just any West Virginia monster, says David Sibray, publisher of West Virginia Explorer, who contends the beast that's alleged to have haunted...

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...

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...

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...

Greenbrier Valley Theatre presents New Voices fest through Feb. 3

Kimberly King and Stephanie Bachman perform Dwayne Yancey's The Picture Window in 2017
The Greenbrier Valley Theatre through Feb. 3 will showcase a series of eight 10-minute plays featuring local performers as part of its tenth annual...

Cacapon State Park to host ghost-story campfire Aug. 11

Cacapon River, Potomac Branches Region
Cacapon Resort State Park will host West Virginia native and professional storyteller Adam Booth Aug. 11 for a family friendly evening of campfire ghost...

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