Fall 2013

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Conversations with T. Michael Martin

West Virginia author T. Michael Martin thrills with his first young adult novel, The End Games.

Cozy Cooking

Ease your mind, body, and spirit with these comfort food favorites this fall.

West Virginians Who Rock: Kim Brown Knopf

The West Virginia woman at the helm of a bedding industry empire shares her path to success as well as a few tips on grabbing a little shut-eye.

Petrified at the Penitentiary

The West Virginia Penitentiary in Moundsville is considered one of the most haunted prisons in America.

The Future of Franklin Farm

A Pendleton County farm near the tiny town of Franklin is a gold mine of history.

In the Kitchen with Dale Hawkins

This homegrown chef cooks, caters, teaches, and farms at Fish Hawk Acres.

Moments in Bronze

Randolph County native Robert Hogan found his calling in a 4,000-year-old art form.

Living in Romney

The oldest town in West Virginia invites visitors to explore arts, history, and hometown hospitality.

The Best of West Virginia Awards 2013

The votes are in! Readers from all corners of the state have weighed in on their favorite eateries and entertainment venues, celebrities and care providers, shopping spots and scenic escapes. Here’s the scoop on the best that the Mountain State has to offer.

West Virginia’s Best Small Towns

We invite you to fall in love with a town—or eight, to be exact. In our first Best Small Towns competition, readers shared why their hometown is best.

The Counter Culture

In locally owned pharmacies across the state, the old drugstore culture provides a sense of community and continuity.

Sensational Summits

Rising above the state like a throne, the Allegheny Mountains are arguably West Virginia’s most notable landmark. Standing atop the peaks, as high as the birds, with a view of rolling hills for miles, it’s clear why the Mountain State is considered “Almost Heaven.”