Many, many years ago, when rugged men began to dig for coal deep in the earth, they were not alone.
MARLINTON- Walt Helmick is one candidate who's election battle isn't uphill, it's all downhill. That's not to say it will be easy, but "...that's the gravity of the situation," Helmick joked at a Sunday press conference.
Helmick is a Democrat running for West Virginia's Agricultural Commission. His 'crop' is spring water that flows from a natural spring and down the side of a mountain to his Marlinton, W.VA. 'farm'.
For the second time in a week, Obama has evoked Executive Privilege and for the second time in history, West Virginia's statehood teetered in the balance. This time it lost.
Almost Gone West Virginia. Statehood in Question. President Obama is said to be revisiting the issue of West Virginia's Statehood.
CHARLESTON, WV- Add Vice President Joe Biden's name to the ever growing list of celebrities and influential names that were not aware that West Virginia is a state. Just a few months ago, ESPN's Brad Nessler make a geographical flub about West Virginia while covering The Sugar Bowl.
Joe Biden must have not have been paying attention because he made a similar mistake while speaking at a Barrack Obama rally in Charleston, WV. The Vice President's latest gaffe came in his speech Tuesday. The Vice President said ,"I hope the good people of Charleston, Virginia can come together and realize how crucial it is to Virginia that Obama wins this election."