Entries from February 2009

The People Are Best Suited to Change Perceptions of West Virginia, Not Government Officials

Date Written by Jason Keeling on February 27, 2009

Today Newsweek featured an article highlighting the state Department of Commerce’s “Come Home to West Virginia” campaign, an effort to lure former residents back to the state.¬ For years, leaders across the state have been searching for “the answer” to counter our image problem.
Sterotypes have plagued Appalachia since the 19th Century, and it seems that [...]

NFL’s Randy Moss Investing Back in West Virginia

Date Written by Jason Keeling on February 1, 2009

On this Super Bowl Sunday, as fans await the nation’s biggest game, consider how many¬ West Virginians love football at all levels. While there have been several athletes from the state who ascended into the ranks of the National Football League, one of the most noteworthy is Randy Moss.
Football Finesse ¬
In his first season, [...]