Being from a small state like West Virginia has its advantages such as a low cost of living, low crime rate, and a general small-town feel. One downfall is being overlook by many folks and being compared to other big cities.
An example of this is our city is always being compared to Charleston, S.C. This is a huge honor and our cities have many similarities like size, population, and pride. Another similarity between of our two great cities is a great loss of firefighter's lives during a major fire.
The Super Sofa Store Fire in Charleston, S.C. , captured the hearts and minds of the entire world when those nine brave firefighters paid the ultimate price and laid down their lives to protect us from fire.
Charleston, W.Va. had an...