Why I Stay
Over the past two weeks, we've posed the question 'Why do you stay in West Virginia?' We asked you to tweet or instagram a photo and explain what keeps you here.
The majority of responses are exactly what you might expect: friends, family, and (no surprise here) the state's landscape and natural beauty. There's an overwhelming will for many West Virginians to stay.
Instagrammer @chrisjacksonphoto said it about as well as anyone could possibly say it. He writes in his caption: "This area shaped who I am and to leave it would be to leave myself."
Featured below is an interactive story map that recaps the project and shows some of our favorites.