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What’s Next 211: Hashtag WV Founder & Editor – Christina Edwards

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog

An interview with Christina Edwards, who founded the “Hashtag Lewisburg” paper back in 2012. Since then, the paper’s circulation has grown to encompass several more counties and parts of VA. Christina talks about why she makes the paper, how she publishes it, and what she’s learned about WV. INTERVIEW HERE: https:/whistalkradio.com/episode/whats-next-211-hashtag-wv-founder-editor-christina-edwards/?fbclid=IwAR0EUPh0q1JdxTMhZ9RsxKvLSdw2gKqcxDqfiv43etidLStOa55yXBmbskw FacebookTwitterE-mail

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History Unraveled: Greenbrier County’s First Public Health Nurse.

By: HashtagWV / Category: Abigail Smith, Blog, History Unraveled

In 1920, local women formed the Greenbrier County Woman’s Association. Their goal was to create a community house in the red brick building on the corner of Lafayette and Washington Streets (where Brick House Antiques stands today). The community house was to have a public library, a first aid room, and quarters for the county […]

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Guns & Cornbread: Dear Remington, Just Make a Good 870 Shotgun.

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Guns and Cornbread, Larry Case

Hunters can be very nostalgic and passionate about our sport and the equipment and tools we use when we tramp the wild places. We may latch onto and defend our favorite boots, or an old hunting coat, but what guns we carry and shoot is where we really shine. Back in the day, the gun […]

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WV Artist on Display: Margy Green Creates Scenes from Realms.

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, WV Artist on Display

Get to know WV artist Margy Green. She is a Greenbrier County native and creates scenes from worlds or realms inspired by her dreams, from her love and appreciation of nature, as nuanced by her myriad life experiences.  While most works are acrylic on canvas, other areas of her expertise and execution include pencil, charcoal, […]

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Off the Beaten Path: Harvest in the Hills.

By: HashtagWV / Category: Barry Pyne, Blog, Off the Beaten Path

I was out on the stoop the other day ago, looking at my couple of pitiful potted cherry tomato plants, when I had a happy thought: I realized just how much joy gardens must be bringing to people from all over the state as this harvest season approaches. In these troubled and turbulent times, I […]

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Back Roads: Don’t Tread on Me…

By: HashtagWV / Category: Back Roads, Blog, Dusty Allen

If you have watched the news any in the last few years, it’s no doubt that you have heard this phrase uttered with the iconic yellow flag depicting a rattlesnake striking.  Although the flag has questionable origins, it’s believed to have been created around the time of the Revolutionary War, but there is little to […]

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My Dog & I: First Impressions

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Janine Lazarus, My Dog & I

I recently had the pleasure of training a young Pitbull mix who had me change my thinking in several ways. Pitbulls, unfortunately, like many of the Stronger Breeds, Rottweilers and German Shepherds among them, are perceived as being potentially aggressive and slightly dangerous. He came to me with a bit of a “bad rep” although […]

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Grandpa Larry: Good Neighbor, Homer

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Grandpa Larry, Larry Berger

My neighbor, Homer, came over the other day with a WHEW! and a swiped hand across his forehead. “Did you ever see such a drought?” he asked. I was watering my thriving zucchini with the never-ending supply of water that keeps emanating from my numerable cisterns. “Oh,” I said. “You didn’t expect it?” I love […]

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In the Spirit: Don’t Screw up the Whisky!

By: HashtagWV / Category: Amy Hoke, Blog, In The Spirit

September, also known as Bourbon Heritage Month, seems the perfect time to share with you the story of Maker’s Mark Distillery, located in Loretto, Kentucky.  Let’s get started with a little history lesson….  Maker’s Mark was founded in 1953 when Bill and Margie Samuels purchased the previously known “Burks Distillery” for $35,000.  Being the 6th […]

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Acting Out: GVT Tackles a Timeless Tale – Austen’s Pride & Prejudice.

By: HashtagWV / Category: Acting Out, Blog, FEATURED EVENTS

Viewers of media and art have long been fascinated by period set movies and television shows. Downtown Abbey and The Crown have delighted audiences for years before Bridgerton recently hit Netflix this past December. There is something that we find fascinating in today’s modern era thinking back to times of horse-drawn carriages, being courted with […]

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Learn about Fayetteville’s Best Kept Secret w/ HashtagWV this September! 

Michelle Evans Interviews Tyler Childers - Louisa, KY-based musician Tyler Childers has more talent for his 22 years than his fair share. At least, that’s what I’ve heard people say since he was about 19, and I think I’m prone to agree with them. For those who may not know of him – or even for those who do – here’s a little […]
Learn about Fayetteville’s Best Kept Secret w/ HashtagWV this September! - Located a few minutes from downtown Fayetteville, Charlie’s Pub has been the most notorious bar in town since its founding in 1988. It was established by brothers Charlie and Jerry Sedlock to provide a fun space for the local community and whitewater enthusiasts who travel to Fayetteville from all over the world. In September of 2020, […]

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Michelle Evans Interviews Tyler Childers - Louisa, KY-based musician Tyler Childers has more talent for his 22 years than his fair share. At least, that’s what I’ve heard people say since he was about 19, and I think I’m prone to agree with them. For those who may not know of him – or even for those who do – here’s a little […]
Best Things to Do in Lewisburg WV! - Spending a day in Lewisburg? Here are a few of the best things to do while you’re visiting. Start your day at the Wild Bean coffee shop.  Located downtown, this cafe offers premium coffee, tea, veggie cuisine, wi-fi, entertainment, and more! The breakfast menu consisting of breakfast burritos, egg scrambles, breakfast sandwiches and granola w/ […]
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Wonder How HashtagWV Remains Free?

Michelle Evans Interviews Tyler Childers - Louisa, KY-based musician Tyler Childers has more talent for his 22 years than his fair share. At least, that’s what I’ve heard people say since he was about 19, and I think I’m prone to agree with them. For those who may not know of him – or even for those who do – here’s a little […]
WONDER HOW HASHTAGWV CITY PAPER REMAINS FREE? - Wondering how HashtagWV City Paper gets published and distributed FREE every month in-print and online? Do we have wealthy parents or did one of us seduce a millionaire? No. Are we financed by bank loans or grant money? Nope, not that either. Until we hit it BIG in the lotto, every issue of HASHTAGWV comes […]

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