We here at Elkinite are not only celebrating the New Year, but also the first six months of Elkinite. Since our launch on July 1st, we’ve published 91 articles and had nearly 20,000 visitors to the site. We’re very grateful to the response we’ve gotten from readers and are excited for what the New Year holds for us. To celebrate we’re counting down the top ten stories of the year. These stories were popular because they explained things readers were curious about, told positive stories about our communities, and worked to promote a sense of pride in West Virginia. Click on the images to read the stories. 10. Summer Scenes Across Randolph County Danny Morici spends a lot of time outside with his family. He shared some awesome photos of his summer adventures with our readers earlier this year. 9.Downtown Mural Continues to Shine Readers learned the history of this iconic mural in Downtown Elkins. 8.Seven Performance: Creating Healthier Lifestyles Readers learned how a couple has built a successful business in Elkins that works to create healthier lifestyles in the community. 7.School Levy Creates Innovation in Randolph County While not all readers agreed on the school levy, we sought out opinions all sides. One of our readers responded with this article about the good she felt the levy did for the school system. 6. Top Ten Unique Forest Festival Events Readers learned about some of the more unique and interesting events that take place during the Forest Festival. 5. Minnehaha is Standing Tall For Now Readers learned about the past and future of the iconic Elkins statue and Hiawatha Country Store. 4. Rich Mountains Guiding Light Readers learned about the future of one the seven remaining beacons that were part of the National Airways Beacon System that stands atop Rich Mountain near Beverly. 3. South Elkins Was its Own Town at Turn of Century Readers learned about how and why Elkins used to be two towns. 2. West Virginia, My Home Nevada Tribble shared with readers what it was like to move to West Virginia and learn to call it home. 1. Top Five Forest Festival Eats Readers were excited to hear Emily Coffman’s ratings of food at the Forest Festival. This article taught us that the power of the Forest Festival and food should never be doubted. One Response Bob Wood September 23, 2016 Elkins is the greatest town East of San Francisco, California…….. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.