About - West Virginia Strong


Celebrating and defending the West Virginia way of life.

About WVStrong.org:

WVStrong.org is dedicated to celebrating and defending the values that make West Virginia great.

We do this in two ways:

We tell stories about the values and people that make West Virginia great.

And we report on when our political leaders are loyal to or demean those values.


What is the West Virginia Way?

It is choosing to build a meaningful life that connects us with each other and our land in spite of the challenges we face.

What are some of the values that make the West Virginia Way worth fighting for?

Tough: We are willing to work hard in challenging circumstances.
Creative: Even when resources are scarce, we’ll figure out a way to get it done.
Responsible: We take care of ourselves, and don’t make messes for other people to clean up.
Caring: We work together to help each other, regardless of backgrounds or personal beliefs.
Loyal: We will fight to protect these values, and resist those who disrespect them.

Bobby Lee Messer is a seasoned videographer. For more of his work visit: messermedia.com
Bil Lepp is a nationally renowned storyteller and a PEN Award-winning author.

Dan Heyman has been covering West Virginia politics and policy for more than two decades. He likes dogs but has trouble keeping kudzu from swallowing everything he owns.

West Virginia Strong is supported by American Center, which contracts with West Virginia residents to write all the content seen on the WVStrong.org site.