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  1. May 21, 2015
    WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Wood County

    Register for June 13 session on Business Fundamentals VIENNA, W.Va. — A workshop on Business Fundamentals is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, June 13, in Wood County. The workshop is part of the West Virginia Small Business Development Center ...

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  2. May 21, 2015
    WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Hampshire County

    Register for June 11 session on business fundamentals ROMNEY, W.Va. — A workshop on “Business Fundamentals” is scheduled for 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, June 11, in Hampshire County. The workshop is part of the West Virginia Small Business...

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  3. May 21, 2015
    Join the “Nature Nuts” for Blennerhassett Island summer Saturday nature walks

        PARKERSBURG, West Virginia – One Saturday each month through October will be an opportunity to join the “Nature Nuts” for a natural history exploration of Blennerhassett Island State Park. The Blennerhassett Island Nature Walk Program...

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  4. May 21, 2015
    State Film Office to Host Workforce Training Workshop June 19-20

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Film Office will host a two-day, hands-on workforce training workshop June 19-20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Office Complex, 5000 NASA Boulevard, located within the I-79 Technology Park in Fairmont, W.Va. The...

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  5. May 20, 2015
    Tagged catfish program underway at West Virginia State Parks

        SOUTH CHARLESTON, West Virginia – The popular Tagged Catfish in the Parks Program is underway again in West Virginia’s state parks, providing fun and even rewards to those lucky enough to catch one. State parks have some of the many...

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  6. May 19, 2015
    WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Putnam County

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

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  7. May 19, 2015
    U.S. Small Business Administration announces West Virginia Small Business Week award winners

    The U.S. Small Business Administration's West Virginia District Office recently announced its 2015 small business week award winners along with the state's top small business SBA lenders. The winners will be recognized formally during a noon luncheon...

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  8. May 19, 2015
    WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Kanawha County

    Register for June 4 session on Business Fundamentals SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A workshop on Business Fundamentals is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, June 4, in Kanawha County. The workshop is part of the West Virginia Small Business Development...

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  9. May 19, 2015
    Monongalia County company wins bid for major foreign military sale

    FCX Systems Inc. is a prime contractor for the supply of mobile ground power units which are part of the largest foreign arms sale in U.S. history. The Morgantown-based company won the bid to produce 110 custom ground power units for fighter aircraft...

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  10. May 19, 2015
    Not a TV Show. Wilderness Survival Experience scheduled at Seneca State Forest June 22-27, 2015

        DUNMORE, West Virginia – “Everyone should have a ‘survival file’ stored in their minds to draw from should they find themselves in a pickle.” That’s the theme of a special Wilderness Survival Experience scheduled for June 22-27, 2015 at...

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  11. May 19, 2015
    Bobby Cales promoted to DNR District 6 captain, based in Parkersburg

                PARKERSBURG, W.Va. - Bobby Cales was promoted to the rank of law enforcement captain for West Virginia Division of Natural Resources District 6 effective May 1, 2015. As captain, he will...

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  12. May 18, 2015
    Hino Motors announces $8 million expansion in Wood County

    Hino Motors Manufacturing U.S.A. Inc. plans to invest up to $8 million in its truck assembly plant in Williamstown. The company will add 30,000 square feet to the existing structure, as well as a dedicated training facility and a stand-alone quality...

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  13. May 18, 2015
    Governor Tomblin leading trade mission to Japan

    Trip marks the 25th anniversary of West Virginia's Nagoya Office Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is leading a business mission to Japan May 12 through 21. The trip also marks the 25th anniversary of the West Virginia Department of Commerce's Nagoya Office. The...

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  14. May 18, 2015
    “Veterans Salute” discount at West Virginia State Parks

        CHARLESTON, West Virginia – The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) and the West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance (WVDVA) have announced veterans and active duty military personnel will receive discounted rates...

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  15. May 18, 2015
    WVU gets federal grant for nanotechnology research into green energy

    West Virginia University will receive a $496,168 federal grant to conduct nanotechnology research into green energy. The grant was awarded by The USDA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Nanotechnology for Agriculture and Food Systems....

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  16. May 17, 2015
    East River Mountain Town Band at Pipestem State Park, May 23, 2015

        PIPESTEM, West Virginia – The East River Mountain Town Band will perform an evening of music in the Pipestem State Park Amphitheater May 23, 2015, beginning at 8 p.m. This town band entertains with an eclectic mix of classical,...

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  17. May 15, 2015
    Adventure Advisory: Outdoor Fun

    The Adventure Advisory, prepared and distributed by Wild, Wonderful West Virginia (GoToWV), 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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  18. May 15, 2015
    West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of May 11-15, 2015

        ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of May 11, 2015   Anthony Creek Bear Rocks Lake Berwind Lake Big Clear Creek Blackwater River Buckhannon River Buffalo Creek (Brooke) Bullskin Run Camp Creek ...

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  19. May 14, 2015
    Paul Johansen Named DNR Wildlife Resources Section Chief

                 SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) Director Bob Fala has announced the appointment of Paul R. Johansen as chief of the Wildlife Resources Section,...

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  20. May 14, 2015
    WVDNR to stock catchable channel catfish in May

                SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will be stocking more than 4,000 catchable-size channel catfish during the week of May 18, 2015. This popular...

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  21. May 12, 2015
    West Virginia businesses exhibiting at mining expo in Canada

    Development Office partners with eight companies for May 10-13 event CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Development Office and eight West Virginia businesses are jointly exhibiting at the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM)...

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  22. May 12, 2015
    WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Ohio County

    Register for June 2 session on Business Fundamentals WHEELING, W.Va. — A workshop on Business Fundamentals is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, June 2, in Ohio County. The workshop is part of the West Virginia Small Business Development Center ...

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  23. May 12, 2015
    Harpers Ferry National Historical Park a Contender for Best Historic Southern Attraction in USA Today 10Best Poll

    Vote online until May 25, 2015 (Harpers Ferry) CHARLESTON, West Virginia (May 12, 2015) – Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is one of 20 finalists competing for a spot as Best Historic Southern Attraction in the USA Today 10Best Readers’...

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  24. May 12, 2015
    Gov. Tomblin, Legislators, GoToWV, Craft Brewers, Tourism Partners Celebrate Growing Travel & Tourism Industry

    Highlight SB 273 and 581 Gov. Tomblin signs SB 273 and SB 581 during ceremony at the State Capitol this afternoon. (photo courtesy of the Governor’s Office) CHARLESTON, West Virginia (May 11, 2015) – Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, joined by...

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  25. May 12, 2015
    Get the latest law enforcement information about West Virginia Natural Resources Police Officers on Facebook

                 SOUTH CHARLESTON, West Virginia – Outdoors enthusiasts now can learn the latest information about enforcement of West Virginia’s hunting, fishing and wildlife laws by way of Facebook at “West...

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  26. May 12, 2015
    Division of Natural Resources Warns: Don’t Feed the Bears!

                     SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources reminds residents that feeding black bears is a violation of state law as well as a misguided...

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  27. May 11, 2015
    Main St/ON TRAC conference shows how historic downtowns turn visitor experience into economic development

    Register now for May 19 – 21 training sessions in Elkins CHARLESTON, W.Va. – What draws visitors to historic towns — and how can communities connect with local and regional attractions to increase visitors’ economic impact? Answers to questions like...

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  28. May 11, 2015
    Adventure Advisory: Making May Memories

    The Adventure Advisory, prepared and distributed by Wild, Wonderful West Virginia (GoToWV), 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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  29. May 11, 2015
    North Bend Rail Trail receives $1 million in grants

        CAIRO, West Virginia – The North Bend Rail Trail (NBRT) that crosses four counties in north-central West Virginia recently was awarded grant funding of a little more than $1 million for continued trail improvements, repairs and...

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  30. May 8, 2015
    WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Monongalia County

    Register for May 21 session on Business Fundamentals MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A workshop on Business Fundamentals is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, May 21, in Monongalia County. The workshop is part of the West Virginia Small Business Development...

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Media Contacts

DNR, Geological Survey
Hoy Murphy, Jr.
Hoy.R.Murphy@wv.gov
304-957-9365


Forestry, Miners Health Safety & Training
Leslie Smithson
Leslie.C.Smithson@wv.gov
304-957-9342


Development, Labor
Catherine Zacchi
Catherine.M.Zacchi@wv.gov
304-957-9340


Tourism
Andrea Bond
Andrea.B.Bond@wv.gov
304-957-9347


Energy, Workforce, Office of Economic Opportunity, Film Office
Courtney Sisk
Courtney.S.Sisk@wv.gov
304-957-9341