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WESTVIRGINIAVILLE is a selective & opinionated guide to some of the best writing, photography, video, and news on life in West Virginia. We create our own multimedia features and also curate from other sources. As the news business contracts and changes, feature and news-feature stories are often the first to go. This site is an attempt to fill that gap. It’s a project of Douglas John Imbrogno, former feature editor, writer and multimedia producer with the Charleston Gazette and Gazette-Mail, and videographer Bobby Lee Messer of MesserMedia in Huntington WV. GOT EXCEPTIONAL STORIES, IMAGES, VIDEO or WORK connected with the state that deserves a wider audience? E-mail me at douglasjohnmartin AT icloud.com and we’ll consider it. Be well, stay safe. Wear a mask in public like a superheroine/superhero. | Douglas John Imbrogno

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Douglas John Imbrogno

Writer, editor, video feature producer, sometimes poet, itinerant musician & cat herder, trying to keep his cigar lit. Substack publications include TheStoryIsTheThing, TheHartoftheMatter, ChangingClimateTimes and WestVirginiaVille (on sorta hiatus).