I See The Red Moon A-risin’ – There’s A Red Moon On The Rise!

As promised, right after midnight tonight, that long month of April showers will finally pay off, as we will get our best look at the May Flower Moon!  According to the Farmer’s Almanac, the May full moon, known as “the Flower Moon,” will be a“supermoon and coincide with a total lunar eclipse for most of […]

Remembering Friday The 13th With The Legendary Taso Stavrakis

Did you know that 2022 marks the 42nd anniversary of the original Friday the 13th?  Well I did – but then again I’m a big dork when it comes to horror movies. I grew up in the 80’s during the height of the slasher-craze. Freddy Krueger, Michael Myers, and the guy with all the pins […]

The Sensational Brad Paisley Comes to WV to Support Youth!

Country music superstar and West Virginia native Brad Paisley will be appearing at the second annual GameChanger Golf Classic Dinner Wednesday, June 1, at the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs.    The MVB Bank – GameChanger Golf Classic and dinner, along with a companion ‘Power of Prevention  Luncheon’ is a two-day affair to raise […]

Try Something New On ‘National Eat What You Want Day’

Are you hungry? Well then you’re in luck because today, May 11, is National Eat What You Want Day! Pepperoni pizza and ice cream? Knock yourself out! Fried chicken and cheesecake? Have at it! Spaghetti-O’s and nutella? (That one might just be me.) Take it to the neck! Nothing is off-limits today. Forget about sugar, […]

High Frequencies: Cracker Brings the 90’s Vibes to the Farm at Glen Haven

On Saturday, May 28th, Cracker will bring the 90’s vibes to the Farm at Glen Haven in Clifton Forge, Virginia! (Allegheny County) Anyone who reached a certain age in the 1990’s knows that the decade saw the birth of a musical renaissance. Alternative, grunge, rap, industrial, and country all reached heights the likes of which […]

Appalachia’s Exciting Adventure Travel w/ Mountain State Overland

To experience the best of what Appalachia has to offer, one must get off the beaten path. Jason Specht of Mountain State Overland helps people do just that. “We’re an outdoor influencer. We promote people getting outside in West Virginia, and around the world, and using their vehicles to get them there,” Jason says. If […]

Bill Withers Memorial Festival will be Epic!

On Saturday, May 14, and for the second consecutive year, the Bill Withers Memorial Festival will take place at the Intermodal Gateway in Beckley (Raleigh County). Born on the Fourth of July, 1938, in Slab Fork, West Virginia, Bill Withers spent the first 17 years of his life in Beckley. After a nine-year stint in […]

5 Best Songs for Mom on Mother’s Day

Sunday, May 8th is Mother’s Day – the day when we celebrate the woman who sent us out kicking and screaming into the world. I myself have a wonderful mother, whose wisdom is matched only by the patience she has demonstrated at my reluctance to learn from it. While my mother is the “conventional” type […]

Vicki Shannon, the Woman Behind the West Virginia Governor’s Mansion

Recently, HashtagWV had the unique opportunity to speak with Vicki Shannon, the woman behind the WV governor’s mansion In the heart of Charleston, West Virginia’s capital city, sits the stately three-story colonial red-brick Executive Mansion overlooking the Kanawha River that has been home to every West Virginia Governor and first-family since 1925; from Ephraim and […]

Halfway To Halloween At Miller’s Nightmare Haunted Farm!

Ever wonder what the ghouls and goblins of Miller’s Haunted Farm do during the off-season? Well, as it turns out, they spend their time baking pies and lounging around on the front porch. But although it may seem like an eternity from one Halloween to the next, the time passes quicker than three shakes of […]

The Legend of Mothman, West Virginia’s Elusive Folklore

Due to the overwhelming response we received to one of our TikTok videos @hashtagwv, I have been tasked with doing some investigative reporting on the elusive legend of West Virginia’s Mothman. Now as I am not a native West Virginian, my knowledge of mothology is limited to the movie the guy from Pretty Woman made […]

Beckley To Host May 9 performance of ‘Coal Country’

“Coal Country,” a play about the 29 men who lost their lives in the Upper Big Branch mine disaster in 2010,  is on its way to Beckley. Fresh from its off-Broadway run at New York’s Cherry Lane Theatre, The New York Times “Critic’s Pick” will premiere at the Woodrow Wilson High School auditorium for a […]

A Brief History Of International Earth Day!

Earth Day was first recognized on April 22, 1970. The event which would become an annual celebration was the brainchild of activist John McConnell, founder of the Earth Society Foundation. In early 1969, an oil well accident off the coast of Santa Barbara, California resulted in over 3 million gallons of crude oil pouring into […]

It’s That Time Of Year Again… Tax Day Has Finally Arrived!

Today is Monday, April 18 – the day we’ve all been dreading. And why is that, you ask? Well, because today’s the day that the tax man cometh! If you’re like the 62% of Americans who say that they file their taxes as soon as they get their W-2’s, then no worries. You’re responsible, and […]

We Finally Got Some Answers From The Easter Bunny!

Well, today is Easter. That means there is a very strong possibility that you were visited by the Easter Bunny early this morning. He may have hidden some eggs, and left you a basket full of candy. Or if you’re like me, and it’s also 1986, he maybe left you the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles […]

On Good Friday, ‘May Your Troubles Be Less And Your Blessings Be More’

I was raised Catholic – church every Sunday. But me being me, my Christian upbringing did little to sway my rambunctious adolescent behavior. Maybe it was my Irish blood, or maybe I was just a rotten kid. I got into fights. I talked back to my elders, and everyone who wasn’t my elder. I had […]

Watch and Wander Fest Presents 17th Annual Paddling Film Festival at GVT

The 17th annual Paddling Film Festival, presented by the Watch and Wander Film Fest, is making a stop in Greenbrier County on its 2022 World Tour! On Saturday, April 30, Mountain State Overland, in association with the Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company and Smooth Ambler Spirits, will host this special one-night event at the historic Greenbrier […]

Happy 100th Day of 2022!

Today is Sunday, April 10, and it is the 100th day of 2022 anno Domini. (That’s “in the year of the Lord” for those of you who don’t speak Latin.) So how’s it going so far? Is everything coming up heads, or are you looking for the reset button?  If you’re like most people, your […]

Chocolate Festival is Almost Here!

Make plans for the 14th Annual Lewisburg Chocolate Festival, slated for Saturday, April 9th, 2022! COME ONE, COME ALL… the Lewisburg Chocolate Festival is almost here! Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 9th, which is a day filled with fun family activities, live music, pastry demonstrations, and of course…CHOCOLATE!!! The festival, celebrating its 14th year […]