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  1. March 26, 2015
    Wild, Wonderful West Virginia Launches New Spring TV Ad Campaign During Sweet 16 WVU-KY Game

    @GoToWV one of the first Twitter users to beta...

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  2. March 16, 2015
    Adventure Advisory: April Festivities

    The Adventure Advisory, prepared and distributed...

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  3. March 11, 2015
    WILD, WONDERFUL WEST VIRGINIA TO BUILD BRAXTON COUNTY MONSTER FOR CANSTRUCTION COMPETITION

    Build day April 11, 2015 during West Virginia...

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  4. March 9, 2015
    ENDLESS WALL TRAIL IN NEW RIVER GORGE A CONTENDER FOR USA TODAY TOP 10 BEST NATIONAL PARK HIKES

    Vote online until March 30, 2015 CHARLESTON, ...

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  5. March 9, 2015
    WILD, WONDERFUL WEST VIRGINIA AND MOUNTAIN STAGE ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP TO PROMOTE MOUNTAIN MUSIC TRAIL

    CHARLESTON, West Virginia (March 8, 2014) – Wild,...

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  6. March 4, 2015
    Adventure Advisory: Spring Into Spring

    The Adventure Advisory, prepared and distributed...

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  7. February 19, 2015
    Adventure Advisory: St. Patrick's Day Preview

    The Adventure Advisory, prepared and distributed...

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  8. February 2, 2015
    Adventure Advisory: February Fun

    The Adventure Advisory, prepared and distributed...

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  9. January 30, 2015
    Wild, Wonderful West Virginia (GoToWV) Encourages Exploration of State's Culinary Offerings

    CHARLESTON, West Virginia (January 30, 2015) –...

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  10. January 22, 2015
    Wild, Wonderful West Virginia (GoToWV) Unveils 2015 Official State Travel Guide

    WILLIAMSTOWN, West Virginia (January 21, 2015) –...

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  11. January 22, 2015
    Nominations Requested for National Sesquicentennial Leadership Recognition Award

    CHARLESTON, West Virginia (January 22, 2015) –...

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  12. January 16, 2015
    Division of Tourism (GoToWV) Encourages Industry Partners to Participate in West Virginia Adventure Day at the Legislature

    CHARLESTON, West Virginia (January 15, 2015) – The...

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  13. January 8, 2015
    West Virginia Division of Tourism Hosts Go Outside and Ski in Celebration of Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month

    CHARLESTON, West Virginia (January 8, 2015) – The...

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  14. December 31, 2014
    West Virginia Division of Tourism to Kick Off 2015 with “You Remind Me of West Virginia” Photo Contest

    20 finalists to be invited to special performance...

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  15. December 23, 2014
    Adventure Advisory: Ringing In the New Year

    Dec. 22, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:...

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  16. December 12, 2014
    West Virginia Division of Tourism to Host “Go Outside and Ride the Train”

    CHARLESTON, West Virginia (Dec. 12, 2014) – The...

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  17. November 20, 2014
    Adventure Advisory: Holiday Festivities

    The Adventure Advisory, prepared and distributed...

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  18. 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...

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

    Adventure Advisory: Honoring Our Veterans  ...

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

    CHARLESTON, West Virginia – The West Virginia...

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

    The Adventure Advisory, prepared and distributed...

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  22. 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...

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  23. September 16, 2014
    ADVENTURE ADVISORY: Sept. 18-28

    The Adventure Advisory, prepared and...

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  24. September 2, 2014
    “GO OUTSIDE AND PLAY” ON WEST VIRGINIA’S WHITEWATER RIVERS

    W.Va. Division of Tourism to host rafting ...

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  25. August 21, 2014
    ADVENTURE ADVISORY: Sept. 1-14

    The Adventure Advisory, prepared and distributed...

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  26. August 15, 2014
    "Go Outside and Play" Campaign Continues With State Fair Challenge

    Snap a selfie with Commissioner Goodwin and...

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  27. August 14, 2014
    2014 Governor's Conference on Tourism to "Turn It Up" in the Capital City

    “Stars of the Industry” to be announced during the...

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  28. August 12, 2014
    Tourism Adventure Media Advisory Aug. 18-31

    The West Virginia Division of Tourism produces...

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  29. July 30, 2014
    West Virginia Division of Tourism Kicks Off ‘Go Outside and Play’ Campaign at Coopers Rock State Forest

    New tourism campaign targets unique activities...

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  30. July 23, 2014
    Two state parks long-distance rail trails attract hikers and bikers

    The Greenbrier River Trail is popular with bikers...

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  31. July 9, 2014
    Tourism Adventure Media Advisory July 21 – Aug. 3

    Jackson County Junior Fair: July 21-26,...

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  32. July 8, 2014
    Robert Trent Jones, Sr. Course at Cacapon Resort a Great Golf Drive

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  33. July 7, 2014
    Moth Night on Blennerhassett Island, Sunday July 27

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  34. June 27, 2014
    Tourism Adventure Media Advisory July 7-20

    Pioneer Days: July 9-13, Marlinton Music,...

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  35. June 17, 2014
    Welcome Centers to celebrate West Virginia Day around the state

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, West Virginia – West Virginia...

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  36. June 10, 2014
    W.Va. Division of Tourism, Bridge Day organizers announce ‘My Wild & Wonderful West Virginia’ photo contest

    Offers locals and tourists alike a chance to win...

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  37. June 9, 2014
    Maurice Ulmer Group performs at Pipestem Amphitheater June 14

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  38. June 6, 2014
    Fred E. Brooks Memorial Arboretum Tour at Watoga State Park on June 7

    Watoga State Park     MARLINTON...

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  39. June 6, 2014
    Beech Fork State Park Naturalist Activity Schedule Packed with Summer Fun

    Beech Fork State Park campground BARBOURSVILLE,...

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  40. June 6, 2014
    West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of June 2-6, 2014

        ELKINS, W.Va. – The following...

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  41. June 6, 2014
    Kanawha State Forest roads closed for culvert repair June 9

    Kanawha State Forest. Photo Courtesy of the West...

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  42. June 6, 2014
    West Virginia Hunters Harvest 9,017 Spring Turkeys in 2014

        SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. –...

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  43. June 3, 2014
    Has Pipestem State Park lost (or found) its Murbles?

    Pipestem State Park in Summers County is offering...

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  44. June 3, 2014
    Cacapon State Park tees up with US Kids Golf

    Cacapon Resort State Park has partnered with the...

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  45. May 30, 2014
    Summer Fishing at West Virginia State Parks

    Adults and children are encouraged to try fishing...

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  46. May 30, 2014
    Family Trails Weekend at North Bend State Park is June 6-8

    Family Trails Weekend is June 6-8 at North Bend...

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  47. May 30, 2014
    West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of May 26-30, 2014

        ELKINS, W.Va. – The following...

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  48. May 29, 2014
    West Virginia State Parks Celebrate National Trails Day June 7, 2014

    National Trails Day is being celebrated at North...

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  49. May 29, 2014
    West Virginia’s Free Fishing Weekend is June 7-8, 2014

             SOUTH...

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  50. May 28, 2014
    Tourism Adventure Media Advisory June 9 – June 22

    3rd Annual Capitol City Biker Bash: Jun. 12-14,...

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  51. May 28, 2014
    Kanawha State Forest, North Bend State Park recognized by Singletracks.com for Best Mountain Bike Trails in W.Va.

    The North Bend Rail Trail has been recognized by...

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  52. May 23, 2014
    Blennerhassett Mansion by Candlelight wins Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 event award

        PARKERSBURG, West Virginia -...

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  53. May 23, 2014
    West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of May 19-23, 2014

        ELKINS, W.Va. – The following...

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  54. May 22, 2014
    Baby bison is newest resident of West Virginia Wildlife Center

    This photo of the baby bison and its mother was...

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  55. May 19, 2014
    Kick off summer with live music and fireworks at Stonewall Resort May 25

    Stonewall Resort State Park will host live music...

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  56. May 19, 2014
    WVDNR to stock catchable channel catfish in May

    Channel catfish. Photo Courtesy of the West...

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  57. May 19, 2014
    New West Virginia record rainbow trout

        SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A...

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  58. May 16, 2014
    West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of May 12-16, 2014

        ELKINS, W.Va. – The following...

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  59. May 15, 2014
    “Margaret’s Ghost and Other True and Tragic Stories of Blennerhassett Island” book signing by author, May 18, 2014

    Debra Conner, author of “Margaret’s Ghost and...

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  60. May 14, 2014
    Tourism Adventure Media Advisory May 26 – June 8

    Whispers in the Wind: May 26, Prickett’s Fort...

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  61. May 9, 2014
    West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of May 5-9, 2014

        ELKINS, W.Va. – The...

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  62. May 8, 2014
    Fly fishing clinic, train ride, at Cass Scenic Railroad May 31 and June 1

    Cass Scenic Railroad State Park hosts a fly...

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  63. May 7, 2014
    Amp Up with a Summer Amphitheater Pass at Pipestem State Park

            PIPESTEM, W...

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  64. May 6, 2014
    West Virginia’s tourism industry businesses match over $1 million to attract visitors to the state

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Tourism Industry...

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  65. May 6, 2014
    WVDNR seeks help locating whip-poor-wills

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  66. May 2, 2014
    W.Va. Division of Tourism celebrates National Travel and Tourism Week

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia...

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  67. May 2, 2014
    West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of April 28 - May 2, 2014

        ELKINS, W.Va. – The following...

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  68. May 1, 2014
    10th annual Engines & Wheels Festival at North Bend State Park, May 3, 2014

    North Bend State Park hosts the 10th annual...

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  69. April 30, 2014
    Tourism Adventure Media Advisory May 10 – May 25

    Migration Celebration: May 10, Little Beaver State...

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  70. April 30, 2014
    Woggers welcome at Pipestem State Park; Special activities offered May 1-4, 2014

            PIPESTEM, W...

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  71. April 30, 2014
    State record blue catfish caught

        SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A...

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  72. April 30, 2014
    Canaan Valley Resort State Park Management Contract Awarded

            DAVIS, W.Va...

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  73. April 29, 2014
    Golf season pass add-on provides a “Passport to Fun” at West Virginia state parks

    Pipestem State Park, along with Cacapon and Twin...

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  74. April 28, 2014
    Division of Natural Resources Warns: Don’t Feed the Bears!

            SOUTH...

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  75. April 25, 2014
    West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of April 21-25, 2014

        ELKINS, W.Va. – The following...

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  76. April 24, 2014
    Pennington Project Band Plays at Chief Logan Lodge April 26, 2014

    The Pennington Project band will perform a free...

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  77. April 18, 2014
    End of April 2014 Events at West Virginia’s State Parks

    Many spring blooming wildflowers, such as this...

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  78. April 18, 2014
    West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of April 14-18, 2014

        ELKINS, W.Va. – The following...

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  79. April 17, 2014
    Power Disruption at Tomlinson Run State Park Campground

          NEW MANCHESTER, W.Va. -...

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  80. April 17, 2014
    Public Employees Golf Tournament May 19, 2014, Twin Falls State Park

    Register by May 15       ...

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  81. April 16, 2014
    West Virginia State Park hikes scheduled during New River Gorge Wildflower Weekend, April 25–27, 2014

    Brush Creek Falls in Pipestem Resort State Park...

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  82. April 15, 2014
    Tourism Adventure Media Advisory Apr. 28 – May 11

    Rally in the Valley: May 1-4, Williamson One...

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  83. April 15, 2014
    Natural Resources Commission Quarterly Meeting 1 p.m., Sunday, May 4, 2014

    Stonewall Resort State Park, Roanoke, W.Va. ...

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  84. April 15, 2014
    May Wonderful West Virginia magazine features Avian Antics, Sumner School, Furniture Craftsman Mark Soukup and Natural Treasures

    May 2014 Wonderful WV magazine   ...

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  85. April 14, 2014
    Blennerhassett Sternwheeler Charters for Rollin’ on the River Get-togethers in 2014

    PARKERSBURG, W.Va. – Those planning family or...

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  86. April 11, 2014
    After Midnight; lunar spectacle creates April 14 into April 15 sky watch at Hawks Nest and Twin Falls state parks

    Hawks Nest State Park has a large deck...

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  87. April 11, 2014
    West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of April 7-11, 2014

        ELKINS, W.Va. – The...

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  88. April 10, 2014
    Spring Views at West Virginia’s State Parks include nature walks, educational and entertainment programs and discounts

    Spring nature hikes are among popular activities...

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  89. April 9, 2014
    West Virginia State Parks seek lifeguards for summer swimming areas

    Summer jobs can be career builders   ...

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  90. April 9, 2014
    Wildflower Walks at Kanawha State Forest April 26, 2014

        CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The annual...

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  91. April 8, 2014
    Global gathering of professional trail builders provides new trails and sound development education at Stonewall Resort

    Nearly 300 people from seven countries and 44...

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  92. April 8, 2014
    Discounted mid-week cabin rentals appeal to many West Virginia State Park visitors

        SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Quiet...

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  93. April 7, 2014
    International Bowhunters Organization Spring National Competition at Pipestem Resort State Park April 11-13, 2014

        PIPESTEM, W.Va. - Pipestem...

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  94. April 4, 2014
    Kanawha State Forest feature Owls as April Bird of the Month

    The Great Horned Owl. Photo Courtesy of the West...

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  95. April 4, 2014
    Stonewall Resort State Park Marina to Open April 5, 2014

    Stonewall Jackson Lake. Photo Courtesy of the...

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  96. April 4, 2014
    West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of March 31 - April 4, 2014

    ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked...

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  97. April 3, 2014
    Tygart Lake State Park’s swimming beach area is reopening in 2014

    The swimming beach at Tygart Lake State Park will...

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  98. April 3, 2014
    Archery in the Schools Training July 8-9 at Pipestem Resort State Park

    Nearly 90,000 West Virginia students have...

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  99. April 2, 2014
    What’s the word? Birding in West Virginia

    Many migratory birds such as this Cerulean...

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  100. April 1, 2014
    Physical Agility Tests for West Virginia Natural Resources Police Officer candidates April 11 or April 12, 2014

        SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. –...

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