CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT

The Past, the Future, the Present: Updates from Coast to Coast

A Fellow named, college services goes big, and scenes from a Day of Enlightened Living -- here are three updates on stories we've been following on this site over the years.

BIG LITTLE IDEAS

Three community leaders come together to tell the stories of American renewal in their towns.

What do Ajo, Arizona; Eastport, Maine; and Charleston, West Virginia have in common? The answer leads down a rural path.

LOCAL HEROES

In Honor of Charly Jupiter Hamilton

A person who became the soul of his community, explains his vision—in art, and in memorable words.

ARTS

Larry Groce welcomes Kathy Mattea to Mountain Stage.

The founder of a popular and influential NPR program brings on a new host.

PUBLIC ART

"Public art has the power to change space.”

“‘The Wonder Mural’ by Charly Hamilton changed an entire community. Through inclusion, Charly made a piece for the community by literally painting the community.”

ECONOMIC & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Tighe Bullock is working to building a vibrant, attractive downtown in West Virginia’s capital city.

Revitalizing Charleston, West Virginia Brick by Brick

Arts

A Vibrant American Musical Career, far From America’s Cultural Capitals

What Larry Groce discovered by launching a national radio program from an out-of-the-way location

Civic Life

A different kind of underground wealth is the source of a new business in West Virginia.

Fair warning: I am not going to try to strap any Larger Policy Significance onto this report. It was just one of the more interesting things we’ve seen on our travel, and we wanted to let others know about it. Our story starts some 600 million years ago, when a body of water now known […]

ECONOMIC & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

A New Story from West Virginia

Behind the 4,000-square-foot building in the Elk City neighborhood of Charleston, West Virginia, a shed stood alone outside.

Arts

A Vibrant American Musical Career, far From America’s Cultural C

What Larry Groce discovered by launching a national radio program from an out-of-the-way location

Economic & Business Development

The Past Is Never Past: Slave Labor in the West Virginia Salt Wo

"It is not fair to the men who were forced to work in this industry to celebrate the salt without celebrating them as well."

Economic & Business Development

Another Look at Salt-Harvesting in West Virginia

Combine ancient ingredients with a modern sensibility, and a new business takes form.

Local Institutions

What a Library Levy Means to a West Virginia Town

Charleston votes to save a community pillar.