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  1. October 31, 2014
    WVSBDC selects David Ramsburg as new business coach

    WVSBDC and WVU partnership supports business coach position   CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Small Business Development Center (WVSBDC), in partnership with the West Virginia University College of Business & Economics BrickStreet Center...

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  2. October 31, 2014
    West Virginia State Parks are Something Special - Gift Card Program include “Something Extra” when visiting in 2015

                   SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – It’s the time of year for  holiday and Christmas gift ideas and West Virginia’s state parks “Something Extra” program returns. Gift card purchases made...

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  3. October 30, 2014
    Eastern Panhandle Counties Offer Last of Fall Color West Virginia’s fall foliage season coming to an end.

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Foliage in West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle counties is past peak but state foresters report it is still colorful and plentiful.  Leaves in Berkeley, Jefferson, Mineral and Morgan counties are hanging tough and remain on the...

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  4. October 30, 2014
    Adventure Advisory: Honoring Our Veterans

    Adventure Advisory: Honoring Our Veterans  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...

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  5. October 30, 2014
    Special lodging rates at West Virginia State Parks recognize veterans Nov. 1-16, 2014

    Special golf play discount at Pipestem and Twin Falls state parks Nov. 11                      SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Veterans staying at West Virginia state...

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  6. October 29, 2014
    Arbor Day Poster Contest Open to All W.Va. Fourth- and Fifth-graders

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia Division of Forestry officials and the Urban and Community Forestry Council encourage teachers with fourth- and fifth-grade students to participate in the 2015 West Virginia Arbor Day Poster Contest. This year’s theme...

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  7. October 29, 2014
    WEST VIRGINIA DIVISION OF TOURISM HOSTS “GO OUTSIDE AND FLY FISH” IN GRANT COUNTY

    CHARLESTON, West Virginia – The West Virginia Division of Tourism hosted “Go Outside and Fly Fish” at Harman’s Luxury Log Cabins in Grant County, West Virginia. Curtis Fleming of the Outdoor Channel’s popular TV show “Fly Rod Chronicles,” his pro staff and...

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  8. October 29, 2014
    Outdoor-indoor events at West Virginia State Parks lead to Thanksgiving

                SOUTH CHARLESTON, West Virginia – A cornucopia of November activities leads to the Thanksgiving holidays at West Virginia’s state parks. Ten state parks lodges have restaurants in the 49 areas that...

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  9. October 28, 2014
    WVSBDC names Lisha Conny as new business coach

    Serves Calhoun, Jackson, Pleasants, Ritchie, Wirt and Wood counties CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Lisha Conny has joined the West Virginia Small Business Development Center (WVSBDC) as a business coach. The new business coaching position is hosted by the City of...

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  10. October 28, 2014
    WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Grant County

    Register for Nov. 13 session on business fundamentals PETERSBURG, W.Va. — A workshop on “Business Fundamentals” is scheduled for 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 13, in Grant County. The workshop is part of the West Virginia Small Business...

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  11. October 28, 2014
    WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Cabell County

    Register for Nov. 18 session on business fundamentals HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — A workshop on “Business Fundamentals” is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 18, in Cabell County. The workshop is part of the West Virginia Small Business...

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  12. October 28, 2014
    Voters select West Virginia State Parks Supt. Jesse Anderson ServiceWear Apparel 2014 Park Ranger of the Year

                 CHARLESTON, West Virginia – ServiceWear Apparel has announced Jesse Anderson, superintendent of Greenbrier State Forest and Moncove Lake State Park in West Virginia, as the 2014 Park Ranger of the...

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  13. October 27, 2014
    Detour at Bluestone State Park entrance Nov. 3 – Dec. 10 during bridge construction

             HINTON, West Virginia –The entrance to Bluestone State Park will be temporarily closed Nov. 3 - Dec. 10, 2014, as part of the new Lilly Bridge construction crossing Bluestone Lake near the entrance of the park. ...

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  14. October 27, 2014
    The Bow Shop (Clarksburg) to host next Archery in the Schools instructor training Dec. 4, 2014

                CLARKSBURG, W.Va. - The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Section (DNR) will hold its next instructor training for the Archery in the Schools (AIS)...

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  15. October 27, 2014
    Cass Scenic Railroad to join state-owned West Virginia Central Railroad

        CHARLESTON, West Virginia – West Virginia’s Division of Natural Resources Monday announced that it will partner with the State Rail Authority to improve and streamline operations at Pocahontas County’s historic Cass Scenic Railroad...

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  16. October 24, 2014
    2014 Furbearer Trapping Seasons to Open Nov. 1

                SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - West Virginia’s trapping seasons will open Nov. 1, 2014. Trappers harvesting beaver, bobcat, fisher and otter must present the whole animal or pelt to a game...

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  17. October 24, 2014
    West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of Oct. 20-24, 2014

                ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of Oct. 20, 2014:   Anthony Creek Big Clear Creek Blackwater River Brandywine Lake Buckhannon River Buffalo Fork Lake ...

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  18. October 23, 2014
    Coopers Rock, Cheat Lake and Panhandles Offer Best Fall Color This Week

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – State foresters say Coopers Rock State Forest, Cheat Lake and West Virginia’s Northern and Eastern panhandles are the best bets for fall color this weekend. Foliage in Coopers Rock State Forest turned a bit late this year, and...

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  19. October 23, 2014
    WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Putnam County

    Register for Nov. 13 session on Business Fundamentals WINFIELD, W.Va. — A workshop on Business Fundamentals is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Nov. 13, in Putnam County. The workshop is part of the West Virginia Small Business Development...

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  20. October 23, 2014
    Stonewall Jackson Lake Fishing Tournament Selection Meeting Oct. 27

    ROANOKE, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Section will host the drawing for 2015 fishing tournament dates for Stonewall Jackson Lake on Oct. 27, 2014, at 6 p.m. The drawing will take place at the Stonewall...

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  21. October 23, 2014
    Babcock State Park’s Glade Creek Grist Mill featured on U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail® stamp

                 CLIFFTOP, West Virginia – The iconic Glade Creek Grist Mill at Babcock State Park, a favorite of photographers from around the world, is now featured on a stamp issued by the United States Postal...

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  22. October 22, 2014
    Business Coach James Epling to retire after 28 years with WV Small Business Development Center

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — James Epling has announced his retirement as a business coach with West Virginia Small Business Development (WVSBDC), a post he has held for the past 28 years. His retirement is effective Nov. 1. Epling served clients in the central...

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  23. October 22, 2014
    ADVENTURE ADVISORY: HAUNTINGS IN WEST VIRGINIA

    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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  24. October 22, 2014
    TOURISM INDUSTRY PROJECTS TO RECEIVE $882,000 IN MATCHING FUNDS TO ATTRACT VISITORS TO THE STATE

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Tourism Industry projects totaling over 1.9 million have been approved by the West Virginia Tourism Commission to receive $882,000 in matching funds through the Matching Advertising Partnership Program (MAPP). ...

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  25. October 22, 2014
    Christina Lundberg retiring after 18 years with WV Small Business Development Center

    Business coach served Eastern Panhandle CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Christina Lundberg spent nearly two decades helping hundreds of people begin their business careers. This year, she is retiring from her post as business coach with West Virginia Small Business...

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  26. October 21, 2014
    Pipestem State Park’s fall 2014 Trout Wrangler registration extended; 2015 spring dates announced

                PIPESTEM, West Virginia – Due to high demand, registration for the popular “Trout Wrangler” fly fishing program at Pipestem Resort State Park has been extended for the fall 2014 season. Anglers who...

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  27. October 21, 2014
    West Virginia drivers should take extra caution to avoid deer collisions during the fall months

                     ELKINS, W.Va. - The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) encourages motorists to be more cautious while driving this time of year, as deer/vehicular...

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  28. October 21, 2014
    West Virginia’s 2014 wild boar firearms season opens Oct. 25

                SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Wild boar firearms season in West Virginia is scheduled to open Oct. 25 and run through Nov. 1, 2014. The season is open to West Virginia residents only.  ...

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  29. October 20, 2014
    Governor’s One Shot Whitetail Hunt and Banquet Oct. 24-25 at Stonewall Resort State Park, Roanoke, W.Va.

        ROANOKE, W.Va. – The 2014 West Virginia Governor's One Shot Whitetail Hunt event will take place Oct. 24 and 25, operating out of Stonewall Resort State Park near Weston in Lewis County. This will be the eighth year for the fundraising...

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  30. October 20, 2014
    Ride the Halloween Train at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park Oct. 25

                 CASS, West Virginia – Tickets are still available for the annual Halloween Train at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park Oct. 25. The ride leaves the depot at 6 p.m. and travels to Whittaker Station...

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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