The New River has spent millions of years carving a bucolic gorge in West Virginia. It is now home to one of the most biodiverse forests on the continent. And while humans have tracked prey along its jagged cliffs for thousands of years, now most people come to the gorge to find adventure.
As warmer temperatures entice boaters back in greater numbers onto the Mountain State’s lakes, rivers and streams, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are reminding people to stay safe on the water.
Young children marvel at their first visit. Their older brothers and sisters are thrilled to be back again. (“Am I big enough to ride the Big Dipper this year?”) And walking the Midway can take their parents and grandparents down memory lane as they recall hot summer days filled with fun rid…
A few years ago, The New Yorker published a piece by Anna Altman titled “The Year of Hygge, The Danish Obsession with Getting Cozy.” The accompanying photo showed logs glowing in a fireplace in the background and a steaming mug of cocoa set on an ottoman between two pairs of feet covered in …
From miniature fabric sculptures to comic-based illustrations to larger-than-life murals, the six West Virginia artists selected for the third Tamarack Foundation for the Arts Emerging Artist Fellowship program have different styles, focuses and visions.
Public tours of a new, large-scale example of West Virginia’s energy-source present and future will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, May 7, at Nitro Construction Services’ solar power conversion project.
Two lonely graves in Greenbrier County are testament to how much unfinished business was left by the treaty at Appomattox that ended the American Civil War.
George Washington High School Army Junior ROTC cadets are on a continuing mission to preserve and honor local military history, service and sacrifice.
The following is an excerpt of a biography of Cedar Grove native Carl Bradford Goodson, written by cadets Cade Graham and Noah Spence, and Maj. T. Brad McGee (Ret.), George Washington High School JROTC. The biography in its entirety and others are posted at www.wvculture.org.
The first Battle of Blair Mountain in 1921 was a bloody chapter in Appalachian history. The armed uprising of miners against coal barons and anti-union lawmen lasted five days, beginning with scattered skirmishes and ending with three days of heavy fighting.
DMWV: In your book, you mention how the goals of your group, Friends of Blair Mountain, did not always coincide with those of environmental groups, such as the Sierra Club. What were the differences?
More than 50 percent of all man-made products require some type of welding. Thus, despite a steady increase in automated jobs, industries still need the knowledge and hands-on skills of trained and experienced welders. Yet the nation finds itself desperately short of welders.
Editor’s note: March is Women’s History Month, a time to highlight the contributions of women in history and contemporary society. The following story is based on court records and newspaper accounts. By the 1920s, the legal profession was no longer off limits to women. But social change oft…
For more than 25 years, March has been designated as Women’s History Month in the United States, to recognize and celebrate women’s contributions to American society through art, science, medicine, sports and other fields.
This Sunday, March 21, will be observed as World Down Syndrome Day 2021, a time of awareness, attention to and appreciation of abilities.