Under the Cover: July/August 2015

Written by Zack Harold Coming soon to a newsstand or mailboxes near you… This issue of West Virginia Focus features three very important issues facing our state: our mounting student debt, our flagging work ethic, and the increasing scarcity of grocery stores in rural areas. I shot the image for the cover at a now-abandoned Kroger in […]

See the best Instagrams from FestivALL

These smartphone shutterbugs won sweet swag for their snaps. Wild, Wonderful West Virginia, the Charleston Convention and Visitors Bureau, and FestivALL Charleston have announced the top five submissions from last weekend’s “InstaMeet” in Charleston. The contest asked Instagrammers to submit their best photos and videos of FestivALL festivities using the hashtags #GoToWV_Instameet and #RealWV. The winners—@jessi.wv, @clst91, […]

Tell us your student debt story

In 2013, the average four-year college grad in West Virginia left school with $31,085 in student loan debt. If those students should decide to continue their education in graduate school, that bill will only increase. West Virginia Focus is working on a story about student loan debt and the ways it affects West Virginia’s economy. […]