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Recommended Reading: WV Books for Kids

As the kids settle into the new school year, check out these books to keep their minds active and explore the mountain state through reading. All of the books featured are either written by West Virginia author...
The Unquiet Grave

WEEREAD: The Unquiet Grave

For many a West Virginian, the story of Zona Heaster Shue — better known as the Greenbrier Ghost — is a familiar one. The small details may differ, but the story usually goes something like this: in 1897, a rec...
A Hero's Essence

WEEREAD: ‘A Hero’s Essence’

While the main character of the recently released YA novel, A Hero’s Essence, has the superpower of shapeshifting, author Taylor Andrews’ appears to be writing.  A rising freshman at Wheeling Park High ...
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The First Time I Was Called the N-Word

A few years ago, my students did a research project on emotional memory. They explained to me what emotional memory was. Ask a person: “Do you remember what you were doing on February 10, 2017?” They probabl...
Appalachia North

WEEREAD: Appalachia North — A Memoir

Appalachia, even to us West Virginians, seems at times like a foreign place. Appalachia is over there, not here. Appalachians are them, not us. In reality, Appalachia, as defined by the Appalachian Regional Com...
Riding on Comets

WEEREAD: Riding on Comets

In her memoir Riding on Comets, born-and-bred West Virginian Cat Pleska recalls coming of age in the 1950s and ‘60s in a story that, at its core, is about a family trying to stay together. At first look, Pleska...
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WEEREAD: The Clarinet Polka

Author - Keith Maillard Author Keith Maillard was born right here in Wheeling in 1942, where he lived until eventually moving to Canada in opposition to the Vietnam War. He has utilized his vast knowledge o...

We Wish You a ’70s Christmas

Editor’s note: This week, Weelunk will pause our normally scheduled programming to highlight stories that feature Black narratives. We have chosen to take this time to amplify those voices that are so often sil...
Rocket Boys

WEEREAD: Rocket Boys

Sixty-odd years ago, no one expected kids from Coalwood, West Virginia, to be whip-smart. Coalwood produced football stars and coal miners, not rocket scientists. “Rocket Boys” is the story of how the book’s au...
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WEEREAD: Quiet Dell

A Small West Virginia Town Hides a Big Secret By 1931, the Great Depression had most of the nation in its grasp, including the once affluent Chicago suburb of Park Ridge. Asta Eicher was widowed several years ...
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Wheeling Heritage Seeking Community Response to COVID-19

Wheeling Heritage is asking members of the community to share their experiences they’ve had during the COVID-19 pandemic. The organization is asking anyone interested in sharing their story to visit wheelingheritage.org/covid-19 and submit text, audio, video or images.
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WHAT WEE ARE READING

Some of us have more downtime now than we did before we began to shelter in place during the pandemic. What better time than now to catch up on those books in the “to-read” pile next to your bed! Here are some ...
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Emergency Impact Fund Grants Announced

In just three short weeks, CFOV's Emergency Impact Fund has provided grants totaling $97,373 to area nonprofits! The fund, created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, provides flexible operating grants to ...
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Not Her First Quarantine

This is not my first quarantine.  In the sweltering August heat of 1979, my family and I, along with our entire trailer park neighborhood in Moundsville, were on lockdown for two weeks. Although 14 days...
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Plant a Tree for Earth Day

The WVU Extension Service of Ohio County and Wheeling’s Parks and Recreation Department invite the public to celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day by planting over 100 trees throughout the City of Wheeling. This...
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WEEREAD: Murder Never Dies

When the Friendly City Turned Rogue With 250 years of history, Wheeling’s story isn’t only innovation, triumphs and celebrations. Just like any other city, there has been a dark past we would rather forget. An...