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  1. Three official state songs approved

    February 28, 1963: "The West Virginia Hills", "WV My Home Sweet Home" and "This is My West Virginia Home" were approved as the three official state songs. Location: Charleston, W.Va. County: Kanawha County ...

    published 30 days, 12 hours ago

  2. The Greenbrier Hotel doubled in size

    March 1, 1931: On this date in 1931 The Greenbrier Hotel, doubled in size by the addition of the North Wing and the Virginia Wing, reopened for the season. Location: White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. County: Greenbrier County ...

    published 29 days, 12 hours ago

  3. Bethany College incorporated

    March 2, 1840: The Virginia General Assembly passed an act which incorporated Bethany College at Bethany, Brooke County.  It is the oldest permanent college, which has retained the same name, in West Virginia. Location: Bethany, W.Va....

    published 28 days, 12 hours ago

  4. Blennerhassett Mansion burns to the ground

    March 3, 1811: Blennerhassett Mansion burns to the ground and is destroyed after Island slaves accidentally set it on fire. Location: Parkersburg, W.Va. County: Wood County ...

    published 27 days, 12 hours ago

  5. Abraham Lincoln inaugurated as the sixteenth president

    March 4, 1861: Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated as the sixteenth president.  Lincoln admitted West Virginia to the Union as the thirty-fifth state.  A statue of Lincoln called “Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight” can be seen at the West...

    published 26 days, 12 hours ago

  6. Pearl S. Buck visited The Greenbrier

    March 5, 1970: On this date in 1970 Nobel and Pulitzer prize winning author Pearl S. Buck was visiting The Greenbrier. Location: White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. County: Greenbrier County ...

    published 25 days, 12 hours ago

  7. Pearl S. Buck died on this day

    March 6, 1973: Celebrated author and Nobel Prize winner Pearl S. Buck died on this day.  She wrote "The Exile" "East Wind : West Wind" and "The Good Earth".  Pearl S. Buck was born in Hillsboro, Pocahontas County, where you can still visit...

    published 24 days, 12 hours ago

  8. West Virginia state flag adopted by the legislature

    March 7, 1929: The West Virginia state flag was adopted by the legislature.  The state’s coat of arms is emblazoned in color in the center of the flag. Above the seal is a red ribbon lettered ‘‘State of West Virginia,’’ and a wreath of...

    published 23 days, 12 hours ago

  9. Official state bird and flower named

    March 7, 1949: The Cardinal was named the state's official state bird and Sugar Maple was named as the State Tree with the adoption of House Resolution 12 on March 7, 1949. Location: Charleston, W.Va. County: Kanawha County ...

    published 23 days, 12 hours ago

  10. State colors of West Virginia adopted

    March 8, 1963: The state colors of West Virginia, blue and ‘‘old gold, were adopted by a concurrent resolution of the Senate and House of Delegates.  The state had been without official colors until its centennial year.  Location:...

    published 22 days, 12 hours ago

  11. Marshall M. Dent writes to Morgantown Star about anti-Union sentiment

    March 9, 1861: Marshall M. Dent, a delegate to the Virginia State Convention, wrote a letter to the Morgantown Star about the anti-Union sentiment in Richmond and the treatment of Union supporting delegates.  West Virginia will celebrate...

    published 21 days, 12 hours ago

  12. West Virginia Legislature passes resolution ratifying 19th amendment

    March 10, 1920: The West Virginia Legislature passed a joint resolution ratifying the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution giving women the right to vote. Location: Charleston, W.Va. County: Kanawha County ...

    published 20 days, 12 hours ago

  13. City of Wheeling incorporated

    March 11, 1836: The Virginia General Assembly passed an act incorporating the city of Wheeling. Location: Wheeling, W.Va. County: Ohio County ...

    published 19 days, 12 hours ago

  14. Jerry West's last college basketball game

    March 12, 1960: In his last college game, Jerry West scored 37 points to lead West Virginia University to a 106-100 victory over St. Joseph's in an NCAA Basketball Tournament regional consolation game. During his career, WVU won 81 games...

    published 18 days, 12 hours ago

  15. New-Kanawha Power Co. awarded contract for Hawks Nest Tunnel and Dam

    March 13, 1930: The New-Kanawha Power Company awarded the $4.2 million contract for construction of the Hawks Nest Tunnel and Dam.  At least 476 workers died from silicosis, caused from inhalation of silica rock particles under inadequate...

    published 17 days, 12 hours ago

  16. Town of Hamline (now Hamlin) incorporated

    March 14, 1853: The Virginia General Assembly passed an act incorporating the town of Hamline, Cabell County, present-day Hamlin in Lincoln County.  Hamlin is the birthplace of General Charles “Chuck” Yeager, the first person to fly faster...

    published 16 days, 12 hours ago

  17. Composer Irving Berlin visited The Greenbrier

    March 15, 1918: On this date in 1918 the popular composer Irving Berlin was taking one of his frequent vacations at The Greenbrier. Location: White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. County: Greenbrier County ...

    published 15 days, 12 hours ago

  18. West Virginia's rivers explored

    March 16, 1742: Explorers, John Peter Salley and John Howard, left Augusta County on an expedition which took them down the New River and the Great Kanawha River into the Kanawha Valley, the Ohio River, and Mississippi River. Counties:...

    published 14 days, 12 hours ago

  19. George Washington visited the Berkeley Springs

    March 17, 1747: George Washington visited the Berkeley Springs in present-day Berkeley Springs, Morgan County. Location: Berkeley Springs, W.Va. County: Berkeley ...

    published 13 days, 12 hours ago

  20. Groundbreaking ceremonies for Appalachian Power Park

    March 18, 2004: In Charleston groundbreaking ceremonies took place for the new $23 million Appalachian Power Park. Location: Charleston, W.Va. County: Kanawha ...

    published 12 days, 12 hours ago

  21. Grave Creek Mound was opened

    March 19, 1838: The Grave Creek Mound, the largest conical earthen mound in the New World with a height of nearly 62 feet, and base diameter of 240 feet, was opened. Location: Moundsville, W.Va. County: Marshall ...

    published 11 days, 12 hours ago

  22. The first post office in West Virginia opened

    March 20, 1793: The first post office in present West Virginia opened in Shepherdstown. Location: Shepherdstown, W.Va. County: Jefferson ...

    published 10 days, 12 hours ago

  23. The Virginia General Assembly amended Charleston's charter

    March 21, 1861: The Virginia General Assembly passed an act amending the charter of the town of Charleston, redefining the corporate limits. Location: Charleston, W.Va. County: Kanawha ...

    published 9 days, 12 hours ago

  24. The Virginia General Assembly incorporated Kingwood

    March 22, 1853: The Virginia General Assembly passed an act incorporating the town of Kingwood, Preston County. Kingwood is the home of the Buckwheat Festival. Location: Kingwood, W.Va. County: Preston ...

    published 8 days, 12 hours ago

  25. The State animal and fish approved

    March 23, 1973: The State animal (Black Bear) and State fish (Brook Trout) were approved. ...

    published 7 days, 12 hours ago

  26. The Virginia General Assembly incorporated of Harpers Ferry

    March 24, 1851: The Virginia General Assembly passed an act incorporating the town of Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County. Location: Harpers Ferry, W.Va. County: Jefferson ...

    published 6 days, 12 hours ago

  27. The asylum in Weston named

    March 26, 1861: The Virginia General Assembly passed an act naming the asylum at Weston, Lewis County, the Northwestern Lunatic Asylum. This is the largest hand-cut stone masonry building in North America and is now open for tours. ...

    published 4 days, 12 hours ago

  28. Cyrus R. Vance was born in Clarksburg.

    March 27, 1917: Cyrus R. Vance, who served as United States Secretary of State from 1977 to 1980, was born in Clarksburg. Location: Clarksburg, W.Va. County: Harrison ...

    published 3 days, 12 hours ago

  29. Congressional leaders contacted The Greenbrier about building fallout shelter.

    March 28, 1956: On this date in 1956 Congressional leaders first contacted The Greenbrier about building an underground fallout shelter at the resort. Location: White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. County: Greenbrier ...

    published 2 days, 12 hours ago

  30. Actress Conchata Ferrell born in Charleston.

    March 28, 1943: Actress Conchata Ferrell, ("Two And A Half Men", "LA Law"), born on this day in Charleston. Location: Charleston, W.Va. County: Kanawha ...

    published 2 days, 12 hours ago

  31. Nitro's first city election was held

    March 29, 1919: The first city election was held in Nitro, Putnam County and Kanawha County, with E. E. "Bert" Higginbotham elected as the town's first mayor. Nitro was a World War I boomtown and currently the home of the Mardi Gras Casino ...

    published 1 day, 12 hours ago

  32. The Virginia General Assembly incorporated the Marshall Academy

    March 30, 1838: The Virginia General Assembly passed an act which incorporated the Marshall Academy in present-day Huntington. Location: Huntington, W.Va. County: Cabell ...

    published 12 hours, 15 minutes ago

  33. Congressman and Mrs. Gerald Ford arrived at The Greenbrier.

    March 31, 1959: Congressman and Mrs. Gerald Ford arrived at The Greenbrier for a short spring vacation. Location: White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. County: Greenbrier  ...

  34. The Legislature passed an act fixing the corporate limits of Clarksburg.

    March 25, 1882: The West Virginia Legislature passed an act fixing the corporate limits of Clarksburg. Location: Clarksburg, W.Va. County: Harrison ...

    published 5 days, 12 hours ago

  35. WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Hardy County

    Register for June 26 session on business fundamentals MOOREFIELD, W.Va. — A workshop on “Business Fundamentals” is scheduled for 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, June 26, in Hardy County. The workshop is part of the West Virginia Small Business...

  36. WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Logan County

    Register for March 17 session on business fundamentals MOUNT GAY, W.Va. — A workshop on “Business Fundamentals” is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, March 17, in Logan County. The workshop is part of the West Virginia Small Business...

    published 26 days, 21 hours ago

  37. WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Nicholas County

    Register for March 18 session on Business Fundamentals SUMMERSVILLE, W.Va. — A workshop on Business Fundamentals is scheduled for 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, March 18, in Nicholas County. The workshop is part of the West Virginia Small Business...

    published 26 days, 19 hours ago

  38. WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Grant County

    Register for March 19 session on business fundamentals PETERSBURG, W.Va. — A workshop on “Business Fundamentals” is scheduled for 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, March 19, in Grant County. The workshop is part of the West Virginia Small Business...

    published 26 days, 11 hours ago

  39. WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Kanawha County

    Register for March 19 session on Business Fundamentals SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A workshop on Business Fundamentals is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, March 19, in Kanawha County. The workshop is part of the West Virginia Small Business...

    published 26 days, 4 hours ago

  40. WVSBDC advises businesses how to avoid disaster from severe weather

    Expected storm reminds businesses to prepare recovery plan CHARLESTON, W.Va.  – Amid the flurry of severe weather advisories predicting a brutal blast of ice and snow this week, West Virginia Small Business Development Center (WVSBDC)...

    published 26 days, 3 hours ago

  41. Adventure Advisory: Spring Into Spring

    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...

    published 26 days, 12 hours ago

  42. West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of March 2-6, 2015

        ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of March 2, 2015   Barboursville Lake Bear Rocks Lake Buckhannon River Cacapon Park Lake Camp Creek Cedar Creek Lake Clover Run Coonskin Park Lake ...

    published 23 days, 20 hours ago

  43. WILD, WONDERFUL WEST VIRGINIA AND MOUNTAIN STAGE ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP TO PROMOTE MOUNTAIN MUSIC TRAIL

    CHARLESTON, West Virginia (March 8, 2014) – Wild, Wonderful West Virginia (GoToWV) and Mountain Stage, a production of West Virginia Public Broadcasting, announced a partnership to promote the Mountain Music Trail and West Virginia’s music...

    published 21 days, 3 hours ago

  44. 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, West Virginia (March 9, 2015) – The Endless Wall Trail in the New River Gorge National River recreation area is one of 20 finalists for Best National Park Hike in USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’...

    published 20 days, 21 hours ago

  45. WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Kanawha County

    Register for March 26 session on Business Fundamentals CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A workshop on Business Fundamentals is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, March 26, in Kanawha County. The workshop is part of the West Virginia Small Business...

    published 19 days, 19 hours ago

  46. WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Roane County

    Register for March 19 session on Business Fundamentals SPENCER, W.Va. — A workshop on Business Fundamentals is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, March 19, in Roane County. The workshop is part of the West Virginia Small Business...

    published 19 days, 4 hours ago

  47. WILD, WONDERFUL WEST VIRGINIA TO BUILD BRAXTON COUNTY MONSTER FOR CANSTRUCTION COMPETITION

    Build day April 11, 2015 during West Virginia Home Show at Charleston Civic Center CHARLESTON, West Virginia (March 11, 2015) – Wild, Wonderful West Virginia (GoToWV) will “canstruct” the Braxton County Monster for the Canstruction 2015...

    published 18 days, 20 hours ago

  48. WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Cabell County

    Register for March 20 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, March 20, in Cabell County. The workshop is part of the West Virginia Small Business...

    published 16 days, 21 hours ago

  49. West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of March 9-13, 2015

        ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of March 9, 2015   Anthony Creek Back Fork of Elk River Big Clear Creek Big Sandy Creek Blackwater River Boley Lake Brandywine Lake Brushy Fork Lake ...

    published 16 days, 20 hours ago

  50. Order Seedlings Now for Spring Planting

    West Virginia Department of Commerce nursery sells native and genetically suitable trees CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia Division of Forestry officials at Clements State Tree Nursery are taking orders for seedlings for the 2015 spring planting...

    published 16 days, 20 hours ago

  51. Variety of Oaks Available from West Virginia State Tree Nursery

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Few trees are as versatile and resilient as the mighty oak. Oaks come in a variety of species and sizes from the massive white oak with its majestic crown and high-quality lumber to the relatively small-growing English oak, a...

    published 16 days, 20 hours ago

  52. Adventure Advisory: April Festivities

    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...

    published 14 days, 12 hours ago

  53. 11th Annual Mid-Ohio Valley Heritage Quilt Show continues through March 22 at Blennerhassett Museum; Quilt Appraisals March 21

        PARKERSBURG, West Virginia –The Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History’s 11th annual Mid-Ohio Valley Heritage Quilt Show, sponsored by the Friends of Blennerhassett and WesBanco, is underway and continues through March 22, 2015...

    published 13 days, 12 hours ago

  54. WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Ohio County

    Register for April 7 session on Business Fundamentals WHEELING, W.Va. — A workshop on Business Fundamentals is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, April 7, in Ohio County. The workshop is part of the West Virginia Small Business Development...

    published 13 days, 2 hours ago

  55. “Pickin' in the Park” Guitar Weekend at Twin Falls Resort State Park March 20-22, 2015

        MULLENS, West Virginia – Who wants to learn to play the guitar, or learn to play it better?     “Pickin’ in the Park” at Twin Falls State Park March 20-22, 2015, features guitar instruction and tips by Robin...

    published 13 days, 12 hours ago

  56. Spring Cleanup at Beech Fork State Park April 4

        BARBOURSVILLE, West Virginia – Volunteer assistance is welcomed at the 7th annual Spring Cleanup at Beech Fork State Park near Barboursville in Cabell and Wayne counties. The event is scheduled from 8 a.m. to about 4 p.m....

    published 12 days, 12 hours ago

  57. WVDO International to present market entry opportunities in Poland

    West Virginia companies looking for new business opportunities may want to consider exporting to Poland, suggests the West Virginia Development Office International Division. The International Division and the U.S. Commercial Service are offering an...

    published 11 days, 20 hours ago

  58. Mark Clarke Named Wildlife Manager of the Year, DNR Cpl. Michael Sibole presented Sharp Spur Award by WV NWTF

                FLATWOODS, W.Va. - Mark Clarke, wildlife manager on the Elk River Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Braxton County, recently was selected by the West Virginia State Chapter of...

    published 11 days, 12 hours ago

  59. “Today’s catch” photo on social media results in WVDNR citations issued for nearly 50 poached trout in Greenbrier County

                BECKLEY, W.Va. – Following up complaints in person and by email that someone had been taking more than the daily creel limit of trout on Big Clear Creek along Anjean Road in...

    published 11 days, 12 hours ago

  60. State Film Office to Host Workforce Training Seminars April 17-18, 25-26

    CHARLESTON, West Virginia – The West Virginia Film Office will host a film industry informational seminar April 17-18, followed by a Film Set Essentials Training workshop April 25-26. The first seminar will show individuals how they can take ...

    published 11 days, 12 hours ago

  61. West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of March 16-20, 2015

        ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of March 16, 2015   Anawalt Lake Anderson Lake Anthony Creek Baker Lake (Children & Class Q) Bear Rocks Lake Berwind Lake Big Clear Creek Blackwater...

    published 10 days, 12 hours ago

  62. Metals company to open facility in Wood County

    Sunshine Metals plans to open a 30,000-square foot processing facility in Davisville. The multimillion dollar project is expected to create seven to 10 jobs. Sunshine Metals will process aluminum to be used in aircraft manufacturing. The...

    published 9 days, 19 hours ago

  63. Sistersville Tank Works breaks ground for new plant in Pleasants County

    Sistersville Tank Works hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for a new 40,000-square-foot plant in the Pleasants County Industrial Center. Construction is scheduled for completion by July 2015. The expansion facility is expected to initially create 30...

    published 10 days, 12 hours ago

  64. Babcock State Park increasing reservable campsites in 2015

        CLIFFTOP, West Virginia – Responding to numerous visitor requests, Babcock State Park in Fayette County is increasing the number of campsites available for advance reservations, beginning with the 2015 summer season.   ...

    published 7 days, 4 hours ago

  65. WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Hampshire County

    Register for April 9 session on business fundamentals ROMNEY, W.Va. — A workshop on “Business Fundamentals” is scheduled for 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, April 9, in Hampshire County. The workshop is part of the West Virginia Small Business...

    published 6 days, 2 hours ago

  66. WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Jackson County

    Register for April 6 session on Business Fundamentals RIPLEY, W.Va. — A workshop on Business Fundamentals is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon, Monday, April 6, in Jackson County. The workshop is part of the West Virginia Small Business Development...

    published 6 days, 1 hour ago

  67. WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Putnam County

    Register for April 14 session on Business Fundamentals WINFIELD, W.Va. — A workshop on Business Fundamentals is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, April 14, in Putnam County. The workshop is part of the West Virginia Small Business Development...

    published 5 days, 17 hours ago

  68. WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Pleasants County

    Register for April 9 session on Business Fundamentals ST. MARYS, W.Va. — A workshop on Business Fundamentals is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, April 9, in Pleasants County. The workshop is part of the West Virginia Small Business...

    published 3 days, 23 hours ago

  69. 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 test promoted videos   AD SPOT: http://bit.ly/1xCvcJU CHARLESTON, West Virginia (March 26, 2015) – Wild, Wonderful West Virginia will launch its spring ad campaign during the Sweet 16 matchup...

    published 4 days, 12 hours ago

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