She Took a Leap of Faith

For the past 10 months, I have woken up each day to the beautiful view of the state capitol directly across the Kanawha River. To be more specific, I was waking up in the freshman dorms at the University of...

Celebrate the Change Makers!

Who are the rabble-rousing change-makers in your community? Maybe they’re organizing city council candidate forums and spreading the word about the importance of voting in local elections, or working to...

FestivALL Expands with New Hire

FestivALL Charleston is pleased to announce its first Marketing & Productions Coordinator, Mallory Richards. Richards holds a degree in Communication Studies and a minor in Public Relations. Over the past...

The “Cheers” of the West Side

Around the age of 10, my family and I moved to Woodland Drive on the West Side of Charleston. My next-door neighbor was Mike Smithers. His parents were Charlie Bob and Rosie, and they owned The Smokehouse, an...

Wild, Wonderful and Animal-Friendly

This story was originally featured at West Virginia Executive According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, approximately 7.6 million animals enter shelters every year, 3.4...

Students Build Tiny Homes for Flood Victims

Story courtesy of Kanawoy partner West Virginia Public Broadcasting Accompanying story here: Listen Ten tiny homes lined up in two rows at the National Guard air base in Charleston recently. West...

Homesick for the Hills

There's a land of rolling mountains, where the sky is blue above. And though I may roam, I hurry home to those friendly hills I love. I left West Virginia in August 2014. My husband, Caleb, is an...

Millenial State of Mind

This story was originally featured in West Virginia Executive Millennials, those born after 1980, are choosing to live, work, play and stay in places known for innovation, diversity and interconnectivity....