Summer 2012

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Stepping Back in Time

The tiny, picturesque town of Thurmond takes us back to a wilder era of trains, coal, and poker games on the New River.

The Steel Drivin’ Man

Storytelling, banjo pickin’, and river games are all part of the 17th annual John Henry Days, celebrating Talcott’s most cherished legend.

Conversations with Wiley Cash

Join WV LIVING as we take a peek inside the mind of North Carolina native and author Wiley Cash.

All Aboard

The Shops at Heritage Station are transforming the way people spend time in downtown Huntington.

Living the Dream

A little creativity, a pinch of love, and a whole lot of courage brought this eclectic boutique to life.

Perfect Patchwork

The beauty of quilts and their makers is on display at festivals across the state.

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Experience the summer thrill of baseball on and off the diamond with minor league match-ups across the Mountain State.


This Wheeling company is one of the largest suppliers of frozen treats in the world.

A Sight to See

The legendary monster of Flatwoods, West Virginia comes to life in the annual Braxton County Mountain Lakes Festival.

Coming “Home” to West Virginia

A native Floridian finds a new place to belong in Morgantown.

The Bridge Club

For the views of a lifetime, experience the New River Gorge Bridge with a Bridge Walk tour.

Look of Wonderment

Wonderful outings take center stage at a puppet theater in Martinsburg.

No Generic Success Story

West Virginia native and Mylan CEO Heather Bresch—the first woman to lead a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company—opens up about her childhood, her career, and how she juggles it all.

Worth a Pretty Penny

This Hillsboro eatery believes that dishing out home cooked meals using locally grown ingredients makes cents.

An Artist’s Experience

Clay County native Brian Reed breaks barriers—in life and in art.

Koolwink Motel

For more than 70 years, this family-owned, retro-style motel has stood as a testament to the American entrepreneurial spirit.

Ripe for the Picking

In the heart of Greenbrier County sits White Oak Farm—a small, pick-your-own-berries farm.


Check out six of West Virginia’s best, reader-tested swimming holes.

The Wondermelon

The sweet juiciness of the watermelon is just one of the reasons we love this refreshing summer fruit.


Come out to play this summer as part of a 10-day festival that spotlights art and entertainment in Charleston.