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Happy birthday, West Virginia!

June 20, 2013 8:42 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Happy Birthday West Virginia!   We’re breaking out the party hats across Southern WV today, and we wanted to take a moment to look back in remembrance at what it is exactly we’re celebrating. June 20, 1863 was the day West Virginia became its own state, separate from Virginia. We never did quite get around […]

The History Of Prince, WV

March 14, 2013 1:55 pm Published by 6 Comments

Take a throwback journey down the tracks to Prince, WV, just outside of the bustling city of Beckley and the outdoor playground of the New River Gorge. Situated along major lines during the coal boom, the once family-owned town of Prince has never been built for much more than passing through. But it serves as […]

Share A WV Story This Season: It’s the Perfect Gift

December 19, 2012 11:54 am Published by Leave your thoughts

A holiday gift to inspire and nurture the mind is simple: stick a bow on a book. It’s the universal present everyone can enjoy, but also pointedly personal, because you have to take the time to choose a title that speaks to the recipient. Southern West Virginia has spawned hundreds of profound authors, including Pearl […]