- Southern West Virginia
Southern West Virginia is a culturally and geographically distinct region in the
U.S. stateof West Virginia. Generally considered the heart of Appalachia, Southern West Virginia is known for its coal miningheritage and Southern affinity. The region is also closely identified with southwestern Virginiaand southeastern Kentucky, with close proximity to northwestern North Carolinaand East Tennessee. Today, Southern West Virginia continues to grapple with poverty and an accelerating population loss.
Southern West Virginia, in a cultural and historical context, includes the following counties:
The City of Beckley, in Raleigh County, is the largest city in this region, followed by Bluefield, in Mercer County. Beckley has recently undergone a period of modest economic growth, and serves as the primary economic and cultural hub of much of Southern West Virginia.
Tamarack, Best of West Virginia
Winterplace Ski Resort
New River Gorge
WCIR-FM- Beckley - Top 40 - 103.7 FM
WTNJ-FM- Mt. Hope - Country - 105.9 FM
WHAJ-FM- Bluefield - Hot AC- 104.5 FM
WVOW-FM- Logan - Variety - 101.9 FM
WJLS-FM- Beckley - Country - 99.5 FM
*WXCC-FM - Williamson - Country - 96.5 FM
*WAXS-FM - Oak Hill -
Oldies- 94.1 FM
WRON-FM- Ronceverte - Good Time Oldies- 97.7 FM
* [http://www.visitwv.com/ Southern West Virginia Convention & Visitors Bureau]
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