News

William Jenkins is always on the move. A tinkerer, family man and friend to many around his town and Mercer County, Jenkins always has time for a good story and some friendly advice

Princeton, W.Va.--  William Jenkins is a familiar face around Mercer County Living in the small town of Matoaka for 46 years Jenkins says, “I love living there, there’s no place like it on the Earth.” At 84 years old, Jenkins has not let the years slow him down at any level. Jenkins is an ac…

Princeton, W.Va.--From folk artists to West Virginia’s own burgeoning glass industry, pride and persistence is exemplified in the works that each West Virginia artist creates. From Blenko and Fenton to other mountaineer artisans, such as Ron Hinkle, the love and passion of each artist can be…

Celebrate West Virginia Festival in Princeton Historic District on Saturday, June 15. Railroad and coal heritage, as well as live music and vendors are all on queue to help celebrate the Mountain State's Birthday. Trolley rides to historic sites, great food and all businesses like the Bronze…

Fairmont, W.Va.--West Virginia recognizes its first place status at honoring mothers. Of course, we are familiar with the story of Anna Jarvis, and the founding of Mother’s Day.  Mountaineers may celebrate being the first celebrants of Father’s Day, also. According to the United Methodist Ch…

Columnists

Elisa is a featured columnist and visiting author living in Cincinnatti. Elisa lived in Appalachia for several years and does feel connected to the area. This columnist will submit, as time allows, and adds a unique voice to our publication ~Editor

Lifestyles

Back in 2014, I was living and thriving in Louisville, KY. Unexpectedly, health issues forced me to quit my job. My partner suggested we move back to his home town, Montcalm, West Virginia. He told me he was confident that he could find steady employment and promised to take care of us. Off …

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