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Why We Need the West Virginia Channel

What is West Virginia’s most valuable resource? Our natural beauty? Coal and natural gas? Our people? I believe our most important resource is one we don’t think of very often. Our story. The...

A Poem: _26 of 30_

_26 of 30_ Mountain of mud. Moraine of clay. Pythium-- Armillaria Honey: the color of cream. Honey, meaning white like cream- bones that need rest. Tevilah: It remained on him. Mud the...

Junk Drums and Levy Funds

Seven years ago I started teaching choir and general music at Elkins Middle School. My yearly budget for all materials for the 600+ students I taught was $150. Considering choir music costs $3-$5 per sheet it...

Top Five Forest Festival Eats

When I agreed to taste test the carnival food of the Mountain State Forest Festival in order to create this list, I bit off more than I could chew. Literally. Photographer/fellow taste tester Andrew Carroll...

Autumn: A Poem

Pendleton County Leaves - Photo by Aaron P. Kittle Soon comes the eve whose dawn shall be autumn Where the woodland sheds all, to be raked and forgotten With damp leaf puddles on each road and...

Big Timber Growing in West Virginia

It was 2008. He had just completed his finance degree at West Virginia University, and thanks to the beginning of the Great Recession, Matt Kwasniewski saw little opportunity in his native...

July Clouds: A Poem

July Clouds The clouds have returned Making things feel more normal, somehow A treason to harsher winds Milder skies now brew with beauty For this afternoon, anyhow Crafted vapors, cushioned...

Community Events at Augusta: Week 5

The Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College ends its five-week summer sessions with a multi-theme week. Old-Time, Vocal and American Vernacular Dance Week, August 2-9, will bring arts, craft,...