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A.J. Thomas

Wellsburg, WV

"For as long as I can remember - before sixth grade, before middle school, all the way back to when I was young and people would ask 'what do you want to be when you grow up?' It was always law."

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Community Design Team

Ronceverte, WV

The Community Design Team helps small communities across the state to help solve real problems and make towns better than before.

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Online Farmers Market

Union, WV

The produce is so plentiful in Southeast West Virginia's tiny Monroe County that the old joke that if you leave a car door unlocked, you'll come back to a bag of zucchini on your seat is no joke.

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McDowell Choices

Welch, WV

Schools in McDowell County are working alongside WVU to host archery, karate, Zumba and dance.

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Fire Service Extension

Weston, WV

When a gas stove erupts in flames or a home is set ablaze, firefighters in all corners of the state spring into action to help extinguish these infernos.

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McDowell Choices

McDowell Choices Program

Schools in McDowell County know there is work to be done. They're not dwelling on the county's frequent appearance on "worst of" lists, like poverty rate, life expectancy and childhood obesity. Instead, they're working alongside WVU to shine light on the progress - delivered in the form of archery, karate, Zumba and dance.

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Fire Service Extension

Fire Service Extension

When a gas stove erupts in flames, firefighters in all corners of the state spring into action to help extinguish these infernos. Wherever those firefighters are located – from Bluefield to Weirton and Charles Town to Charleston – it’s likely those life-saving skills were learned through WVU Fire Service Extension

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Online Farmers Market

Online Farmers Market

The produce is so plentiful in Southeast West Virginia’s tiny Monroe County that the old joke that if you leave a car door unlocked, you’ll come back to a bag of zucchini on your seat is no joke. The county partnered with WVU to create the state's first online farmers market to ship product outside of the area.

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Country Roads

WVU Traditions

At WVU, we’re lucky to have one of the nation’s best traditions – the singing of “Country Roads.” Did you know: fans around the world ranked it as the 10th-best college football tradition? Yep, it’s that cool.

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Scenic Views

Morgantown Top 5

From beautiful cityscapes to scenic mountainous overlooks, Morgantown, West Virginia, has some of the best views. These are some you won't forget. Check out the top 5 when you're in Morgantown.

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#1 hospital in West Virginia

For the third consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report named WVU Hospitals the No. 1 hospital in West Virginia.

#1 dreamtown in the country

BizJournals.com has described Morgantown, West Virginia, as the #1 dreamtown in the country.

Best college mascot

According to Fox Sports, the Mountaineer is one of the best college football mascots in the country.

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