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Small business Saturday is this weekend, just after the insane rush of Black Friday. Skip fighting the crowds and buy local. Why? Because it puts your money back into your community. It supports your neighborly entrepreneurs. And because you can only find unique, one-of-a-kind gifts from small shops. Our area is full of interesting places to browse and… View Article

Gauley River Pottery

The holiday shopping season has arrived, and the next few weeks are all about finding gifts for everyone on your list. No matter how long or short your list may be, finding the right gift can sometimes be tough. We’ve got the solution for you, though. Give gifts made right here in West Virginia. This… View Article

Grandma's House in Hinton, West Virginia

Where The Locals Go- Fayette County, Part Two With so many cool and unique places in southern WV, its hard to mention all of the area’s great sites and places in a single blog. So, take a look at Part Two of where the locals like to go in Fayette County. To See In addition… View Article

Exploring Fayette County, WV
Tamarack at Night

Anyone who’s driven through southern West Virginia has seen it.  That red roofed round-about building that kind of looks like a landing spot for when the mother ship comes to down to get us. Or maybe it’s a crown.  Or a flower. Actually, when viewed from above, the Tamarack building itself is a structured representation… View Article

Scenic Winter View of the New River Gorge

Well, there’s almost no end to the romance when it comes to our particular spot here in the heart (get it?) of the Appalachians. Here’s a list of 15 things that are sure to get your baby to cuddle right up and give you a smooch.  If you’re lucky. Cabin Getaways. A log on the… View Article

We know that a lot of you have waited until the last minute to grab those stocking stuffers and little gifts for Christmas this year. Here’s a list of 20 great last minute ideas… -Beautiful, inspired pottery from Guided Clay in the Oak Hill area.  Potter Andy Pense is a true master. -Tickets for a… View Article

Southern WV Gift Certificate Tree for the United Way
Appalachian Coaltown Christmas

‘Twas the night before Christmas in southern WV And all through the mountains, folks snoozed peacefully The wood smoke rose up from the hollers in puffs And old dogs everywhere sat back on their duffs There was silence in Hinton, no trains rumbling by No lights to blur out all the stars in the sky… View Article

New River Gorge Bridge View

In no particular order… 25. All of our state parks and forests (12 total!) 24. Theatre West Virginia 23. The history and heritage of the southern West Virginia mountains 22. Being right in the eastern flyway for migratory birds 21. The State Fair every year in Lewisburg 20. The Gauley River National Recreation Area 19…. View Article

Sight-seeing in the New River Gorge

Fayette County, West Virginia has a secret.  It’s one of the world’s oldest places.  And that’s mainly due to the New River Gorge. How do we know?  Read on… Back before it was called Fayette County, about 500 million years ago, the New River Gorge drained the entire Appalachian Mountain Range, a lot like an… View Article