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Painting a Small Town Red

Painting a Small Town Red

| March 19, 2015

Art isn’t just for big cities. A Fayetteville artist writes about what inspires her in the small West Virginia town where she lives.

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Solar Power Arrives in Fayette County, WV

Solar Power Arrives in Fayette County, WV

| November 14, 2014

Think solar power is just for out West? Think again. The herd in Fayette County, WV, is producing renewable energy on their rooftops.

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Look Down: New River Gorge Bridge Day 2014

Look Down: New River Gorge Bridge Day 2014

| October 13, 2014

The Day of the Bridge approaches. Here’s where to go and what to look for when you get there.

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UPDATE: Face Carving Artist Identified

UPDATE: Face Carving Artist Identified

| September 22, 2014

Our favorite email of the season: “That rock carving was done by my Grandfather, George Johnson, who lived in that holler.”

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Simplify Your Life

Simplify Your Life

| August 28, 2014

Some inspiration to ruthlessly get rid of your stuff and let some new energy flow

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Where to Find Them

Where to Find Them

| May 15, 2014

A map of New River Gorge area businesses

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Bridge Day 2013

Bridge Day 2013

| October 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

New River Gorge Bridge Day, 2013, from many different angles.

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Locally grown foods in January? Yep.

Locally grown foods in January? Yep.

| January 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Greens, rosemary, thyme, and even tortilla soup from locally grown goods.

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Wild and Wintery

Wild and Wintery

| September 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Just because the temperature drops doesn’t mean that your adventure level has to follow. Sure, there’s skiing. There are also many more activities to keep your adrenaline pumping in and around the New River Gorge throughout the colder months.

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Locally Grown Goods

Locally Grown Goods

| September 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

Fayette County boasts strong local food resources and a long growing season, so this is a great time to amp up your diet with fresh local fruits and vegetables.

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Broken Rose

Broken Rose

| June 5, 2012

The following is an excerpt from Jay Young’s Whitewater Rafting on West Virginia’s New & Gauley Rivers: Come on In, the Water’s Weird, published in 2011 by The History Press. The bateau Rose of Nelson was in trouble. Broached as she was against the rocks in the middle of a Class-IV rapid called Dudley’s Dip in […]

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Nuttallburg Renewed

Nuttallburg Renewed

| June 5, 2012

History buffs have had ample relics of the coal boom to hunt for in the New River Gorge, but the search has required a fair amount of bushwacking. Those hoping to lay their eyes on coke ovens, old tipples, bridge abutments, building foundations, and old machinery have had to reckon with honeysuckle, wild rose, and […]

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Bicentennial Bateau

Bicentennial Bateau

| June 5, 2012

  On May 23, 2012, a National Geographic Young Explorers–sponsored expedition passed its crux in the New River Gorge. Begun on April 5 of this year, the Marshall Expedition—six young explorers, two with whitewater expertise—retraced a route taken by Supreme Court Justice John Marshall 200 years ago from Richmond, Virginia, to Gauley Bridge, West Virginia. […]

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Nettles: Wild & Nutritious

Nettles: Wild & Nutritious

| June 5, 2012

As soon as Spring arrives I start salivating for wild foods. Spring and summer greens can add variety to your diet, boost your health and protect against allergens and sickness that flourish this time of the year. You can find wild greens such as purslane, violet leaves, cat briar tips, dandelion greens, fiddleheads, poke weed, […]

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Be Well: Suppporting Your Immune System

Be Well: Suppporting Your Immune System

| September 5, 2011

It is that time of year: The kids are back in school, the days are getting shorter, and bacteria seem to spread like wild fire. Lack of sleep, food on the go, high stress jobs, and seasonal changes can all deplete the immune system. I have talked to numerous individuals that battle repeated sickness. There […]

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