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News & Media

Friday, June 28, 2013 - 12:51am

WELCH, W.Va. – Hollow, an interactive documentary about the people and issues of McDowell County, W.Va., is the brainchild of West Virginia native Elaine McMillion and will launch June 20 - West Virginia’s 150th  statehood celebration. The immersive, online experience combines video portraits, user-generated content, data, grassroots mapping and soundscapes on an HTML5 site and an accompanying community tool to tell the story of those living in boom-and-bust areas.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 10:29pm

Bring your BFFs, mothers, daughters, neighbors, etc. to Heston Farm in Fairmont, WV on July 20th from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Pre-register to be entered into a special drawing! To register, call 304.293.0946 or online at

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 7:09pm

Actress Jennifer Garner, who grew up in Charleston, showed her pride and knowledge about the Mountain State during an appearance with Conan O'Brien. She referenced some of WV state facts and even sang a bit of the state song. 

Monday, June 24, 2013 - 11:46pm

In this Op-Doc video, and a related online interactive documentary, “Hollow,” I share the experiences and memories of hard-working people who live amid the coal fields of McDowell County, W.Va. They are struggling to save their rural community — in jeopardy because of high unemployment and an exodus of young people (since 1950, the county has lost 80 percent of its population).

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 9:49pm

During May 21-23, the Appalachian Regional Commission as well as officials from USDA, the U.S. Dept. of Education, several congressional offices, and the national FFA program toured West Virginia to learn about our ripening local food movement.  Stops included the Agriculture Education programs at Hampshire and Tucker High Schools, the Culinary program at Pierpont Community and Technical College, the local food system in Philippi, Morgantown Farmers Market, the Mid-Ohio Valley Growers Association and Roane County Farmers Market, and an export roundtable organized by the WV Dept.

Monday, June 3, 2013 - 3:46pm

The West Virginia Food and Farm Coalition seeks a dynamic, entrepreneurial, committed leader to help build and support West Virginia’s rapidly growing local food system.