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Forest Floor Connoisseur

Mike Smith takes full advantage of the wildlife surrounding him. As park superintendent at Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park, Smith has acres of land to forage for food and hunt for animals. According to Smith, foraging provides a healthier way of living, but more importantly, a chance to get outside and connect with nature. Go to story

Bootstraps Biodiesel

Michael Buttrill manages a 15-acre organic farm in Renick, W.Va., where he produces his own biodiesel fuel to power his vehicles and tractor. Michael has been perfecting his fuel for seven years with a goal to live more sustainably and rely less on non-renewable resources. Go to story

Doddridge County Innovation Zone

Innovation Zone has brought an entirely new learning style to Doddridge County High School. Every other Friday the school runs on a two hour early dismissal schedule when students separate into different groups to learn new skills from teachers and community volunteers. Go to story

Running Without Support

After opening Two River Treads, one of the first completely minimalist running stores, in Shepherdstown, W.Va., Dr. Mark Cucuzzella solidified his place in the running communrity. Go to story

Carlos Niederhauser

Shepherdstown, W.Va., native Carlos Niederhauser can look back on a life that had him participating in the world's longest car rally, traveling the globe, fixing foreign race cars, developing real estate and becoming a landlord for over 100 Jefferson County properties. Go to story

Sculpting A Legacy

After the death of her father Dr. John Moossy, Joan Moossy honors his memory by publishing his autobiography and working to preserve his art and home in Shepherdstown for aspiring artists. Coming from New York City, she is dealt with the decision on how to continue her father's legacy within this tight-nit community. Joan looks to open the doors to her father's house and welcome any artist who is looking to getaway from their everyday surrounding and rekindle their passion for art. Go to story

 

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The West Virginia Uncovered project was created to cultivate online innovation and storytelling among the Mountain State’s community newspapers. Since fall 2008, faculty and students from the WVU P.I. Reed School of Journalism have crisscrossed the back roads and small towns of West Virginia to find untold stories and provide training for a dozen weekly newspapers.

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Faces of the Mine

Faces of the Mine

West Virginia Uncovered students have been working for two semesters to build a memorial website for the community affected by the Upper Big Branch mining disaster that occurred April 5, 2010. The disaster claimed the lives of 29 miners. The site is a digital meeting place for members of the community to gather and remember their loved ones.

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Recording Tools and Techniques

On Oct. 23, West Virginia Uncovered hosted a Multimedia Reporting Workshop "Sound and Slideshows." Bill Kuykendall, a West Virginia native and multimedia professor from the University of Maine, talked about techniques for good audio reporting.

The second session, "Recording Tools and Techniques," is featured to the left.

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