Rich Mountain’s Guiding Light

There’s no doubt that Rich Mountain is full of history, but few may know that atop sits a steel structure about 60’ high that was once an airway beacon for pilots. In the 1920’s and 1930’s radio...

Downtown Mural Continues to Shine

Drive down Third Street in Elkins and you’ll see it, big and bright and full of optimism, sitting on the side of the old Talbott Glass Building. The sunny mural has greeted downtown Elkins visitors for...

Minnehaha Is Standing Tall … For Now

She was missing. People were uptight. Mayor Van Broughton had to issue a statement. Some people believed she was removed from this corner for reasons related to the public controversy involving the name of the...

Soon As I Could

First things first: I wasn’t born in West Virginia. Upon learning this fact, more than one person who was born in West Virginia has recommended that I add “but I got here as soon as I could.” That...