• 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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  • October 25, 2019

    A Taste of Fall in Mercer County

    Pumpkin, apple, pecan, maple — you’ll find these and other seasonal flavors featured in a number of dishes and drinks served at restaurants and c

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  • October 17, 2019

    Leaf Peeping Opportunities Abound in Southern West Virginia's Mountains

    When it comes to leaf peeping in southern West Virginia, opportunities abound. In Mercer County, where mountains and valleys unite in scenic formatio

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  • October 11, 2019

    Fall Fun at Stumpkins Pumpkins

    For quintessential fall fun in Mercer County, visit Stumpkins Pumpkins, located at 1007 Old Oakvale Road in Princeton.  The Osborne family

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  • October 4, 2019

    From Trash to Treasure at Gary Bowling’s House of Art

    An Egyptian coffin made out of a shipping container and a camel carved out of reclaimed wood are just two pieces of you’ll be able to spot when vis

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  • September 24, 2019

    A 2019 fall foliage guide for southern West Virginia

    Learn the science behind autumn and explore peak color in the mountains By: Katherine Thompson, Chief Meteorologist, WVVA-TV Autumn is up

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  • September 12, 2019

    Hatfield-McCoy Ridin’ 4 A Cure

    Who’s ready to hit the trails for a good cause? The second Hatfield-McCoy Ridin’ 4 A Cure, a fundraiser for breast cancer awareness, will take pl

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  • September 5, 2019

    Hiking at Pinnacle Rock State Park

    Looking for somewhere outdoors to take the kids, the dogs, or just somewhere to enjoy nature by yourself? Pinnacle Rock is that place. Pinnacle Rock

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