• April 5, 2020

    Ramps season still growing strong in the mountains

    While many annual ramp dinners are canceled across the Mountain State, ramp season is still growing strong in the hillsides of West Virginia. Known

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  • April 3, 2020

    From our kitchen to yours: local restaurant favorites

    Whether you have a sweet tooth or like a savory comfort dish, our local restaurants have teamed up to bring their kitchen to yours! The Corner

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  • March 31, 2020

    Six West Virginia books to read to your children

    Looking for books to read to your children? We picked six books by West Virginia authors that spread sunshine, love and Almost Heaven magic. From the

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  • March 30, 2020

    From favorite pastimes to historical places, find them all in our word search

    Pour a second cup of coffee and settle into our custom word search. Find all 16 words to complete the search.

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  • March 26, 2020

    Practice social distancing with our custom Visit Mercer County, WV Bingo card

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  • March 24, 2020

    Stay home and listen to our Visit Mercer County playlist

    We got just the right songs to lift your mood! From classics like "Country Roads" by John Denver to the family-friendly "You've got a Friend in Me",

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  • March 21, 2020

    Love the outdoors? Here is how to enjoy Mother Nature safely during COVID-19

    March 21, 2020 10:30 a.m. One of West Virginia’s best features is her open spaces, scenic overlooks, hiking trails and more. During times of

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  • March 9, 2020

    Local artist sees beauty all around in West Virginia

    For Princeton artist Rita Montrosse, her love for art began with her first memories as a child. Her grandfather was a master carpenter and Rita had h

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  • March 3, 2020

    Dolly’s Diner - Welcome back to days gone by.

    Dolly’s Diner in Princeton is a favorite spot for locals and travelers for it’s comfortable, family-friendly environment with delicious homestyle

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  • February 20, 2020

    The role that changed It All: Vain Colby’s Journey Into Playwriting

    For Vain Colby, legendary playwright from southern West Virginia, one role changed it all.  In third or fourth grade, Colby’s class was pra

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  • February 7, 2020

    It’s A Date! 12 Date Ideas in Mercer County

    When life gets hectic, it's easy to fall into a routine — especially when it comes to planning a date with that special someone. But, we want to he

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  • January 28, 2020

    A Winter Weekend in Mercer County

    If the winter weather has you begging for more outdoor adventures, look no further! Skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing and more await at Winterplace S

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  • January 28, 2020

    Fly Fishing at Pipestem Resort State Park

    By Guest Blogger Bradley D. Scott Within beautiful Mercer County, inside the bounds of Pipestem Resort State Park and deep within the Blueston

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  • January 21, 2020

    A Lifetime of Adventure

    Princeton resident, Will Horton was recently recognized by Blue Ridge Country magazine in their “2020 Best of the Blue Ridge” awards. Horton was

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  • January 10, 2020

    Bluefield Yarn Company adds warmth to Bluefield

    Karen Rideout’s charming shop has everything you’d expect from a community yarn store. The shelves are lined with hundreds of skeins of yarn in r

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  • December 31, 2019

    2019 Favorites

    We’re feeling nostalgic here at Visit Mercer County. So, as 2019 draws to a close, we wanted to take a look back at some of our 2019 favorite photo

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  • December 12, 2019

    The Perfect Pies

    It’s the most delicious time of the year! Cookies, brownies, cheesecake — the holidays are full of tasty treats, and for the last few weeks,

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  • December 12, 2019

    Festive Fir, Pine Tree Farm a Staple for Mercer County Holidays

    When Alma and Jerry Belcher started selling Christmas trees from their property in 1997, it began as a simple retirement project. With each new year,

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  • December 5, 2019

    West Virginia’s own Clark Griswold helps make the season brighter in Almost Heaven

    Neighborhood Christmas light evening road trips are still an important tradition in southern West Virginia. There is nothing like loading up the car,

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  • November 14, 2019

    Take a Hike in Mercer County

    Hidden waterfalls, unique rock formations, awesome overlooks — you never know what you’ll see while hiking in Mercer County. And there’s no bet

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