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The myth, the man, the legend – John Henry

June 21, 2022 10:23 am Published by 2 Comments

There’s plenty of history and folklore to discover here in southern West Virginia. One of those stories involves a man, a machine and a legacy left behind. It’s the story of John Henry. The Story It is told that John Henry, a former slave, worked for the C&O railroad driving steel, a job required when […]

Summer County, WV, You will love what you ‘see’

June 24, 2014 3:01 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Summers County is known for its pristine, wild and wonderful outdoor landscape. “People forget there’s another gorge here” said Wendy Perrone. “There’s a Bluestone Gorge here as well as the New River Gorge. And the Bluestone Gorge is much more wild, a little bit harder to get to. You’ve got to want to get to […]

Raleigh County – See it, love it. (2nd in blog/video series)

June 9, 2014 1:45 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Among the rolling rural mountain lands of Southern WV, a center of commerce bustles, the scenic beauty of the state awaiting just along its outskirts. “Raleigh County is really the commercial center for Southern West Virginia, not only for shopping, and for businesses, but also a lot of other recreational activities that are focused around […]

“See” What there is to love in Fayette County, WV

May 30, 2014 10:12 am Published by Leave your thoughts

World-class whitewater rafting, climbing, fishing, cuisine — Fayette County, WV, is standout among small outdoor areas for many reasons. “Our claim to fame is whitewater rafting,” said Bobby Bower of Pro River Outfitters. “You can come see the New River 4-5 different times, and see a completely different environment each time with the change of […]

Budget Travel – Wyoming County, WV

April 28, 2014 2:59 pm Published by 2 Comments

If you’re traveling through Wyoming County in Southern WV and need to balance your splurges  you can squeeze a lot into your budget!    Here is your guide to budget travel in Wyoming County: SEE Wyoming Co Courthouse This 1916 Neo-Classical Revival style building has staggeringly tall columns, and its lawn is also full of […]

Budget Travel in Summers County (budget travel series, part 4)

August 22, 2013 12:12 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Balance out those vacation splurges with some savings! Here’s your budget guide to a Summers County family vacation: EAT: The Market @ Courthouse Square Awesome eatery in Historic Hinton!  Chow down on everything from cold-cut sandwiches to oven-fresh pizzas.  Homemade Chef’s Choice “Soup of the Day” …Spinach Feta, French Onion, Chicken Tortellini, Broccoli and Cheddar or Chicken […]

Budget Travel in Fayette County (budget travel series part 2)

July 2, 2013 3:01 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The New River Gorge is such a breathtakingly gorgeous place, everyone should have a chance to experience it at least once.   We’ve compiled a few money-saving travel tips to encourage everyone to make the pilgrimage to Fayette County, even if they’re on a budget. STAY: Camping Stay as long as you want without overspending: […]

All About the Mount Hope Jubilee

October 2, 2012 12:24 pm Published by 2 Comments

Mount Hope, in Fayette County, has been making the news a lot lately. After all, the Boy Scouts are building a state of the art High Adventure Base camp just outside of town. But the big fun in Mt. Hope this weekend will be the 22nd Annual Mount Hope Jubilee. It starts on Thursday October […]

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Your Guide to Memorial Day in Southern West Virginia

May 23, 2012 7:33 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The three-day Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial beginning of summer, and no place rocks the start of the season like southern West Virginia. If you’re still unsure about how you are going to spend your Memorial Weekend, look no further. Picnic It Up Spending the day outside with family and friends is a Memorial […]