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  1. July 2, 2015
    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources challenges public to take the Operation Life Jacket Pledge

    Share the pledge on social media to increase awareness     SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources encourages the public to participate in Operation Life Jacket ahead of the July 4 weekend by pledging...

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  2. July 1, 2015
    GOVERNOR TOMBLIN PROCLAIMS JULY 13-19, 2015 WV RESTAURANT WEEK, WHICH COINCIDES WITH LAUNCH OF “101 UNIQUE PLACES TO DINE” GUIDE

    Wild, Wonderful West Virginia encourages local restaurants to participate in celebration Proclamation:  (Click to enlarge) Submit a Special: GoToWV.com/events/wv-restaurant-week/submit CHARLESTON, West Virginia (July 1, 2015) – Governor...

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  3. July 1, 2015
    WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Putnam County

    Register for July 10 session on Business Fundamentals WINFIELD, W.Va. — A workshop on Business Fundamentals is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon, Friday July 10, in Putnam County. The workshop is part of the West Virginia Small Business Development Center ...

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  4. July 1, 2015
    West Virginia State Parks encourage life jackets for all water recreation

        SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia State Parks is encouraging the use of life jackets as part of Operation Life Jacket.     Lakes and streams are some of the most popular attraction in the system’s 49 areas. West...

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  5. July 1, 2015
    32nd annual Bear Hole Road Race at Twin Falls Resort State Park July 11, 2015

        MULLENS, West Virginia – For the 32nd year, Twin Falls State Park near Mullens in Wyoming County will host the annual Bear Hole Road Race. The July 11 event will feature 10K and 5K runs and a 5K walk, with plaques to be awarded to...

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  6. June 30, 2015
    Wild, Wonderful West Virginia hosts state Junior Golfers during The Greenbrier Classic

    Above: Junior golfer Samuel Romine of Martinsburg chats with his father, who is caddying for him. Photo courtesy of Wild, Wonderful West Virginia. LEWISBURG, West Virginia (June 29, 2015) – Two of West Virginia’s top junior golfers, Samuel Romine...

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  7. June 30, 2015
    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources offers swimming guidelines for lakes, rivers and stream

    Currents in natural bodies of water pose threat to swimmers             SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Strong currents in natural bodies of water can pose a serious threat to swimmers, and they’re often invisible. As part of Operation Life Jacket, the...

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  8. June 30, 2015
    Wild, Wonderful West Virginia announces winning #GoToWV_InstaMeet submissions

    Five participants receive Real. Wild, Wonderful West Virginia T-shirts designed by Kin Ship Goods   TOP 5 SUBMISSIONS:      (Click on each to view on Instagram) CHARLESTON, West Virginia (June 29, 2015) – Wild, Wonderful...

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  9. June 30, 2015
    WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Logan County

    Register for July 21 session on business fundamentals MOUNT GAY, W.Va. — A workshop on “Business Fundamentals” is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, July 21, in Logan County. The workshop is part of the West Virginia Small Business Development...

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  10. June 30, 2015
    WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Cabell County

    Register for July 24 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, July 24, in Cabell County. The workshop is part of the West Virginia Small Business...

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  11. June 29, 2015
    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources promotes water safety with Operation Life Jacket

    Effort to increase use and awareness in advance of July Fourth weekend     SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will promote water safety with Operation Life Jacket June 29 through July 4. The...

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  12. June 26, 2015
    Wild, Wonderful WV Releases Jefferson County Vignette

    New video is next in a series of regional vignettes produced as part of the Real. campaign Real. Jefferson County Video: View CHARLESTON, West Virginia (June 26, 2015) – Wild, Wonderful West Virginia today released the Real. Jefferson County video, the...

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  13. June 26, 2015
    First Lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin honors Main Street and ON TRAC communities

    Awards honor community volunteers from around the state CHARLESTON, W.Va.  – First Lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin joined Main Street West Virginia in honoring the Governor’s Main Street and ON TRAC award recipients Thursday, June 25. Main Street...

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  14. June 25, 2015
    WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Pendleton County

    Register for July 16 session on business fundamentals FRANKLIN, W.Va. — A workshop on “Business Fundamentals” is scheduled for 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, July 16, in Pendleton County. The workshop is part of the West Virginia Small Business...

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  15. June 25, 2015
    DNR Wildlife Resources Section Files Legislative Rules for Review

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, West Virginia – The Wildlife Resources Section of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has filed legislative rule changes with the Secretary of State’s office, according to Paul R. Johansen, Chief of the Division’s Wildlife...

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  16. June 25, 2015
    Limited Bear Firearms Season Permit Applications Now Available Online

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, West Virginia – Hunters are reminded that a concurrent bear season without dogs will occur from November 23 – December 5 on public and private land in 18 counties, according to Colin Carpenter, Black Bear Project Leader for the West...

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  17. June 24, 2015
    WILD, WONDERFUL WEST VIRGINIA, CHARLESTON CVB AND FESTIVALL CHARLESTON TO HOST INSTAMEET JUNE 27

    Five InstaMeet participants will be selected to receive Real. Wild, Wonderful West Virginia T-shirts designed by Kin Ship Goods   CHARLESTON, West Virginia (June 24, 2015) – Wild, Wonderful West Virginia, the Charleston Convention & Visitors...

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  18. June 23, 2015
    APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR MCCLINTIC DUCK BLINDS - AUGUST 15 DEADLINE TO APPLY

    POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. - Waterfowl hunters who wish to hunt from a shooting station in the controlled waterfowl hunting zone of McClintic Wildlife Management Area must submit electronic applications by midnight Aug. 15, 2015, according to David...

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  19. June 23, 2015
    Holmes Safety Association Recognizes Coal Mine Safety Achievements

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia State Council of the Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association recently recognized more than 27 coal companies and coal-related contractors for safety achievements. Awards were presented in several categories,...

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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