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Erin go bragh! Southern West Virginia’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

Put on your green and get ready to party! St. Patrick’s Day is coming up – here’s how you can celebrate in Southern West Virginia. Mt. Nebo’s 13th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration Lace up your sneakers! Mt. Nebo’s 13th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration begins the morning of March 17 with the Shamrock Dash … Continue reading Erin go bragh! Southern West Virginia’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

March 12, 2018

Rent a cabin, deep in Southern West Virginia: Twin Falls Resort

Escape to a world of pristine forests and starry nights. There’s a cabin waiting for you in one of Southern West Virginia’s great state parks. Twin Falls Resort State Park Mullens Forget roughing it. This majestic wilderness gets you away from modern pressures—without skimping on comfort. Twin Falls Resort State Park boasts incomparable natural beauty. … Continue reading Rent a cabin, deep in Southern West Virginia: Twin Falls Resort

March 9, 2018

7 fascinating facts about African American heritage in Southern West Virginia

February is Black History Month, and southern West Virginia has an incredible African American history. Let’s take a trip through time and celebrate our African American heritage. Freedom and the coal boom Did you know that McDowell County has a slave-free past? According to the West Virginia Encyclopedia, after the Civil War, many African Americans … Continue reading 7 fascinating facts about African American heritage in Southern West Virginia

February 22, 2018

Feeling chilled? Warm up with handcrafted Appalachian spirits!

Pour yourself a glass of comfort this winter. From mountain whiskey to rum, Southern West Virginia’s liquors warm the heart— and make fantastic cocktails. Isaiah Morgan Distillery— Summersville Meet one of America’s smallest distilleries. Since 2002, Isaiah Morgan has earned a following for its small-batch liquors. It’s also one of the few places where you can get … Continue reading Feeling chilled? Warm up with handcrafted Appalachian spirits!

January 23, 2018

Golden days of yore: how Victorians celebrated Christmas

Christmas trees, Christmas cards, Christmas crackers— much of our merry holiday associations come from Victorian England. Southern West Virginia owes much to Queen Victoria’s reign, too. Exquisite coal baron mansions, quirky company stores, historic towns— our region is crammed with 19th-century treasures. Let’s see how Victorian settlers might have celebrated Christmas, shall we? Trimming the tree … Continue reading Golden days of yore: how Victorians celebrated Christmas

December 19, 2017

Got any New Year’s resolutions? Find ‘em in all 9 counties!

Why stop at one resolution? Southern West Virginia has pulse-pounding adventures for the whole year. Resolve to do one (or more) of these activities for 2018! 1. Beckley-Raleigh County Welcome to the “Hub of Southern West Virginia.” Raleigh County’s convenient roads and interstates make road trips a snap. Prime whitewater rivers and climbing mountains are minutes away. … Continue reading Got any New Year’s resolutions? Find ‘em in all 9 counties!

December 19, 2017

SHOP SMALL: Bluefield Edition

“Nature’s Air-Conditioned City” will celebrate Small Business Saturday both online and on the ground. Here’s the scoop on special social media events, participating merchants, and upcoming Christmas events. Contests Shop Small Saturday may be Nov. 25, but Bluefield starts earlier than that with three online competitions. If you’re a participating merchant, try your luck with the Favorite Small Business … Continue reading SHOP SMALL: Bluefield Edition

November 20, 2017

Need a little Christmas? These 5 events will make you merry in no time

Now that we’re into November, it’s perfectly acceptable to celebrate the joy of Christmas. It’s the most wonderful time of year, after all! So go ahead— lift your spirits with parades, light displays, cookies, and small-town cheer. Here’s where to get started: 1. Lewisburg Holiday Festival Nov. 18-19 If you associate Christmas with Victorian elegance, … Continue reading Need a little Christmas? These 5 events will make you merry in no time

November 17, 2017
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