‘To reduce the human and economic impact of cancer in West Virginia’—that’s the vision of the Mountains of Hope Cancer Coalition. Ten years ago the Center for Disease Control requested that every state create a coalition, and a cancer plan to deal with cancer disparities therein. There’s a new plan in the works here in West Virginia.
In Scott McClanahan’s 'Crapalachia,' the Greenbrier County native weaves together a narrative of dysfunction and eccentricity about his upbringing in southern West Virginia. Brilliantly funny and strikingly sincere, McClanahan’s “biography of place” carefully blurs the line between fact and memory.
A new coin commemorating 150 years of statehood goes on sale today. It's available on the West Virginia Sesquicentennial Commission's online store.
As the state celebrates its Sesquicentennial this year, the winners of the 2013 West Virginia State History Bowl have found victory particularly sweet.
In a surprise announcement, Gov. Tomblin named his next appointee for the cabinet Secretary of Veteran’s Assistance, but that appointment will cause some shake-up in the state House of Delegates. The chamber will not only be looking for new leadership now, but the Democratic majority will be looking for someone who can keep the seat for the party.