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  1. November 26, 2014
    WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Cabell County

    Register for Dec. 12 session on business fundamentals HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — A workshop on “Business Fundamentals” is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 12, in Cabell County. The workshop is part of the West Virginia Small Business...

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  2. November 26, 2014
    Additional deer muzzleloader stamps (Class RM) must be purchased before Dec. 8

                SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - West Virginia hunters are reminded that the deer muzzleloader season will run from Dec. 8 through Dec. 13, according to Curtis Taylor, Chief of the Wildlife...

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  3. November 25, 2014
    Canaan Valley Resort Opens 2014-2014 Ski Season Saturday, Nov. 29

                DAVIS, West Virginia – The 2014-15 winter ski season kicks off this Saturday, Nov. 29 at Canaan Valley Resort. The early opening can be attributed to extremely cold temperatures and the dedication...

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  4. November 21, 2014
    Concurrent black bear hunting opportunities during deer season

                     SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Deer hunters are reminded that a concurrent bear season without dogs will occur from Nov. 24 through Dec. 6, 2014, in all or parts of 28...

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  5. November 21, 2014
    Natural Resources Police Officer Jonathan R. Casto receives West Virginia Officer of the Year Award

                PARKERSBURG, W.Va. – West Virginia’s 2014 Natural Resources Police Officer of the Year is J.R. Casto of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) District 6. Col. Jerry...

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  6. November 20, 2014
    Historical Christmas Ornament Features Pinnacle Rock State Park

                BRAMWELL, West Virginia – The Princeton-Mercer County Chamber of Commerce has chosen Pinnacle Rock State Park as the theme for its 22nd annual Historical Christmas Ornament.     “We...

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  7. November 20, 2014
    Public meeting to determine interest in West Virginia elk restoration

    Dec. 4, 2014, 7 p.m., Harless Community Center, Gilbert, Mingo County             GILBERT, W.Va. – A meeting to help determine public interest in the restoration of elk to West Virginia has been...

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  8. November 20, 2014
    Adventure Advisory: Holiday Festivities

    The Adventure Advisory, prepared and distributed by the West Virginia Division of Tourism, highlights some of the many activities happening across the Mountain State. Additional listings are posted at www.GoToWV.com; click the Calendar tab. Event...

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  9. November 19, 2014
    Governor Tomblin Returns from Brazilian Trade Mission

    11/18/2014 Page Content ​Odebrecht officials review cracker progress, next steps with West Virginia delegation CHARLESTON, W.Va. (November 18, 2014) - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced the completion of a round of meetings with Odebrecht and...

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  10. November 19, 2014
    Restaurants at West Virginia’s state parks are turkey calls for a fuss-free Thanksgiving

                 SOUTH CHARLESTON, West Virginia – Restaurants at West Virginia’s state park lodges are preparing and will serve traditional Thanksgiving dinner fare Thursday, Nov. 27. Ten state parks operate...

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  11. November 18, 2014
    WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Putnam County

    Register for Dec. 9 session on Business Fundamentals WINFIELD, W.Va. — A workshop on Business Fundamentals is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Dec. 9, in Putnam County. The workshop is part of the West Virginia Small Business Development Center ...

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  12. November 18, 2014
    Buck and Antlerless Gun Seasons Open Nov. 24, 2014

    Additional Buck Stamp (Class RG & RRG) must be purchased prior to Nov. 24             SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - As is traditional every Monday before Thanksgiving, West Virginia’s two-week...

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  13. November 18, 2014
    2014 West Virginia deer gun season fact sheet

    •    The West Virginia buck firearms season is Nov. 24 – Dec. 6, 2014. It is open in all counties except Logan, Mingo, McDowell and Wyoming. •    Approximately 330,000 deer hunters will be in West Virginia’s woods during...

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  14. November 18, 2014
    Venison is an excellent low-fat alternative to beef

                SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - As West Virginia’s hunters take to the field, they gain more than just an enjoyable day with family and friends. Many will successfully harvest a deer and fill...

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  15. November 17, 2014
    WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Raleigh County

    Register for Nov. 25 session on Business Fundamentals BECKLEY, W.Va. — A workshop on Business Fundamentals is scheduled for 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Tuesday, Nov. 25, in Raleigh County. The workshop is part of the West Virginia Small Business Development...

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  16. November 14, 2014
    West Virginia Division of Tourism Hosts “Go Outside and See the Lights” in Ohio County

    Division highlights Winter Festival of Lights and holiday light displays throughout West Virginia   HOLIDAY LIGHT DISPLAY PHOTO GALLERY: http://bit.ly/GoSeetheLights   CHARLESTON, West Virginia (November 13, 2014) – The West Virginia Division of Tourism...

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  17. November 14, 2014
    Snow making underway at Canaan Valley Resort State Park; winter skiing and snow tubing comes early to the valley

                 DAVIS, West Virginia – Ski and tubing slopes got their first snow Nov. 7 as resort employees began the layering process of building a snow base for winter sport at Canaan Valley Resort in Davis....

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  18. November 13, 2014
    Trees of Our Heritage – Holiday Open House, Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014

        PARKERSBURG, West Virginia – The Blennerhassett Museum’s Holiday Open House, featuring the popular annual Trees of Our Heritage exhibit, is Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, 1-3 p.m. This open house kicks off a six-week display of 33 Christmas...

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  19. November 13, 2014
    Report hunting and fishing law violations to West Virginia DNR

                SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – It’s easy to report hunting or fishing law violations in West Virginia, and those reports are helpful in protecting the state’s wildlife.     “Anyone...

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  20. November 13, 2014
    Physical Agility Tests for West Virginia Natural Resources Police Officer candidates Dec. 5 or Dec. 6, 2014

        SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Physical Agility Tests (PAT) have been scheduled for anyone interested in applying for Natural Resources Police Officer (NRPO) positions that are open statewide, according to Major Brad DeBord of the Law...

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