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  1. September 28, 2016

    “Moving Mountains,” filmed in West Virginia and starring legendary actress Theresa Russell, will have a free screening Saturday evening, Oct. 1 in Oak Hill at the Lively Family Amphitheater. Music by local musician T. Paige Dalporto will begin about...

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  2. September 27, 2016
    Tuesday Crew Day: Catherine “CT” Pantuso

    TUESDAY CREW DAY: Today’s weekly spotlight on WV’s film industry workforce in action focuses on makeup artist Catherine “CT” Pantuso. Find out more about this Charleston resident’s background and experiences in the film industry here. CATHERINE "...

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  3. September 27, 2016
    Mansion by Candlelight at Blennerhassett Island State Park Oct. 14 and 15, 2016; Make reservations by Oct. 1

    PARKERSBURG, W.Va. – Enjoy autumn at Blennerhassett Island State Park’s Mansion by Candlelight event Oct. 14 and 15, 2016. For two nights, electricity is banished and guests are transported back to 1805 to see the Blennerhassett Mansion and grounds lit...

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  4. September 23, 2016
    New purple paint posting option on private land now available in West Virginia

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. ­– In addition to the traditional ways of posting land, West Virginia landowners now have another option – the use of purple paint – to prevent unauthorized individuals from entering their property. According to a new law...

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  5. September 23, 2016
    "Sticks & Stones" 15K Trail Run Oct. 8, 2016, at Babcock State Park

    CLIFFTOP, W.Va. – West Virginia State Parks today announced the Sticks & Stones Trail Run at Babcock State Park, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016. The challenging course spans one of the most scenic and historic areas of the state and covers 9.3...

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  6. September 22, 2016
    "What the Night Can Do" begins filming in Lewisburg Sep. 26

    Feature film stars Max Martini, Mercedes Mason, Peyton Kennedy & JoBeth Williams SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Sep. 22, 2016) – The West Virginia Film Office today announced that the feature film "What the Night Can Do" will begin filming...

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  7. September 22, 2016
    West Virginia State Parks join the National Parks Service’s Hidden History Weekend in the New River Gorge Sept. 23-25, 2016

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia state parks in the New River Gorge region will participate in the National Park Service’s Hidden History Weekend Sept. 23-25. They will host several free activities designed to celebrate Appalachian heritage and...

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  8. September 22, 2016
    Start the fall season with West Virginia state parks special events

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The start of the 2016 fall season kicks off special autumn events at West Virginia State Parks. In addition to scenic fall foliage color changes, visitors can find many things to do in the outdoors during this change of season....

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  9. September 20, 2016
    Public tour at Cabwaylingo State Forest Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Forestry invites the public to tour two areas at Cabwaylingo State Forest where timber harvests have been prescribed. The tours will take place Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016. A tour of the area near Tick...

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  10. September 20, 2016

    Where are you from, where are you located now, and what are your ties to WV? I am from Sutton, WV. I grew up in WV and did my undergraduate work at WVU. All my immediate family live in WV. I am based in Santa Monica, CA and I am the Director of the...

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