West Virginia, My Home

When I first moved to West Virginia, I didn’t understand the strange sense of pride the people here seemed to hold for their state. I came from the West, where everything is spread further apart, and people...

West Virginia Needs Your Help

Local flood response organizers are reporting an urgent need for volunteers to help with flood cleanup efforts over the next 10 days. According to Volunteer West Virginia Executive Director Heather Foster,...

How To Support WV Flood Relief Efforts

A guide for Randolph Countians and others hoping to make a difference in the West Virginia flood relief efforts. Donate Funds WV Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) United Way of...

Soon As I Could: Call Me Crazy

I feel great about living in Elkins and West Virginia—most of the time. Sometimes, though, it can feel like there is a conspiracy to get us to doubt ourselves—to make us feel like we must be crazy for...

West Virginia Women in History: Mother Jones

Mary Harris “Mother” Jones was a prominent activist and community organizer who helped shape the United States labor movement during the turn of the 20th century. Her influence reached deep into West...

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...

West Virginian: A Poem

Your river veins, your heart of coal Seneca’s body, Spruce’s soul A quiet perfection–to some, unknown It is you, my God, my home Quivering dewdrop tracing stem Shaded eaves for root and...