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  1. U.S. Army purchased The Greenbrier

    September 1, 1942: The U.S. Army purchased The Greenbrier, converted it into a two thousand-bed hospital and renamed it Ashford General Hospital. For four years, the resort served as a surgical and rehabilitation center and 24,148 soldiers...

  2. West Virginia Agricultural College opened

    September 2, 1867: West Virginia Agricultural College opened in Morgantown, Monongalia County, with the Rev. Alexander Martin as principal. The following year, its name was changed to West Virginia University. Location: Morgantown, W.Va....

  3. President Visited

    September 3, 1966: President Lyndon B. Johnson and Lady Bird Johnson spoke at the dedication of the Summersville Reservoir. The Summersville Dam is the second-highest dam east of the Mississippi River. Location: Summersville, W.Va. County:...

  4. George Washington visited

    September 4, 1784: George Washington visited the Berkeley Springs at Berkeley Springs, Morgan County. During the visit, he witnessed the steamboat invented by James Rumsey. Location: Berkeley Springs, W.Va. County: Morgan County ...

  5. West Virginia Colored Institute established

    September 5, 1893: State Board of Education Superintendent Benjamin Morgan signed a contract establishing a normal school at West Virginia Colored Institute, which later became West Virginia State University, at Institute, Kanawha County. ...

  6. WVU's Mountaineer Stadium opened

    September 6, 1980: West Virginia University's Mountaineer Stadium opened with the Mountaineers beating Cincinnati 41-27. Location: Morgantown, W.Va. County: Monongalia County ...

  7. "Yard and Garden Inspection Tours" are held

    September 7, 1939: The New River Company holds "Yard and Garden Inspection Tours" of their company towns, and awards those with the most beautiful yards. Location: Fayetteville, W.Va. County: Fayette County ...

  8. Daniel Boone's last survey

    September 8, 1798: Daniel Boone made his last personal survey of the Kanawha Valley. Location: Charleston, W.Va. County: Kanawha County ...

  9. First Guyandot Valley Railroad train arrived

    September 9, 1904: The first train on the Guyandot Valley Railroad arrived at the Logan County Court House. Location: Logan, W.Va. County: Logan County ...

  10. The last battle of the Revolutionary War was fought

    September 10, 1782: The last battle of the Revolutionary War was fought at Fort Henry, the current location of Wheeling. Location: Wheeling, W.Va. County: Ohio County ...

  11. WVU Mountaineers defeated the Oklahoma Sooners

    September 11, 1982: WVU Mountaineers defeated the Oklahoma Sooners for the first time by the score of 41 to 27. Location: Norman, OK ...

  12. General Robert E. Lee led troops

    September 12, 1861: Battle of Cheat Mountain took place, which was fought by troops commanded by General Robert E. Lee (CS) and General Joseph Reynolds (US). County: Pocahontas County ...

  13. Confederates defeated Union forces

    September 13, 1862: Confederate forces under General W. W. Loring defeated Union forces under General Joseph A. J. Lightburn at Charleston. Before evacuating the city, the Union troops burned various sites where supplies were stored,...

  14. Confederate troops arrived at Harpers Ferry

    September 14, 1862: Confederate troops under Major General "Stonewall" Jackson arrived at Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, in preparation for the siege, prior to the Battle of Antietam. Location: Hapers Ferry, W.Va. County: Jefferson...

  15. "Rocket Boys" was published

    September 15, 1998: "Rocket Boys," a novel by West Virginia native Homer Hickam, was published on this day. This book was the inspiration for the movie "October Sky." Location: Coalwood, W.Va. County: McDowell County ...

  16. Milton, Cabell County, was chartered

    September 16, 1876: Milton, Cabell County, was chartered on September 16, 1876. Milton is the current home of Blenko Glass and the West Virginia Pumpkin Festival. Location: Milton, W.Va. County: Cabell County ...

  17. Kanawha River exploration

    September 17, 1671: Thomas Batts, Thomas Wood, and Robert Fallam explored along the Kanawha River. ...

  18. Hawks Nest Golf Club opened

    September 18, 1937: The Hawks Nest Golf Club opened on the old "Gauley Mount" property, Fayette County. Location: Ansted, W.Va. County: Fayette County ...

  19. Hawks Nest Tunnel shafts met

    September 19, 1931: Shafts three and four of the Hawks Nest Tunnel met, ten weeks ahead of schedule, Fayette County. At least 476 workers, most migrant African-Americans, died from silicosis, caused from inhalation of silica rock particles...

  20. Confederate troops routed Union troops

    September 20, 1862: Confederate troops under General A. P. Hill routed Union troops in a skirmish at Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, following the Battle of Antietam. Location: Shepherdstown, W.Va. County: Jefferson County ...

  21. Davis and Elkins College opened

    September 21, 1904: Presbyterian affiliated Davis and Elkins College opened in Elkins, Randolph County, with J. E. Jodgson as president. Location: Elkins, W.Va. County: Randolph County ...

  22. World Rafting Championships held on the Gauley River

    September 22, 2001: TheThe Ninth Annual World Rafting Championships were held on the Gauley River in September of 2001, with five-hundred of the world's best whitewater rafters competing in the biggest and most exciting whitewater rafting...

  23. The Mingo Oak was cut down

    September 23, 1938: The Mingo Oak, the largest white oak in the United States, was cut down in Mingo County. It was 582 years old, 146 feet high, 30 feet in circumference, and 9 feet 9 1/2 inches in diameter. County: Mingo County ...

  24. President and Vice President visited Wheeling

    September 24, 1952: President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Vice President Richard M. Nixon visited Wheeling. Location: Wheeling, W.Va. County: Ohio County ...

  25. Snowshoe and Silver Creek ski resorts announced merge

    September 25, 1992: Snowshoe and Silver Creek ski resorts, both in Pocahontas County, announced an agreement to merge operations under Snowshoe's management. Location: Snowshoe, W.Va. County: Pocahontas County ...

  26. Great Seal of West Virginia was adopted

    September 26, 1863: The Great Seal of West Virginia was adopted by the Legislature on September 26, 1863. The seal bears the legend, State of West Virginia, together with the motto, "Montani Semper Liberi" (Mountaineers Are Always Free). A...

  27. National Cemetery was dedicated in Grafton

    September 27, 1987: The National Cemetery in Grafton, WV was dedicated on this day, and was opened for interments the following day. Location: Grafton, W.Va. County: Taylor County ...

  28. Road Kill Festival began

    September 28, 1991: Road Kill Festival first began when organizers thought it might boost attendance at the Harvest Festival. Location: Marlinton, W.Va. County: Pocahontas County ...

  29. The Kanawha River flooded

    September 29, 1861: The Kanawha River rose 16.9 feet above flood stage, resulting in the highest recorded flood in the history of Charleston. Location: Charleston, W.Va. County: Kanawha County ...

  30. West Virginia Constitution went into effect

    September 30, 1872: The new West Virginia Constitution went into effect on this day. ...

  31. C&O Railway began regularly scheduled service to The Greenbrier

    July 28, 1869: On this date in 1869 the C&O Railway began regularly scheduled service to The Greenbrier and for 100 years most visitors arrived by train. Location: White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. County: Greenbrier ...

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  32. Sculptor Fred Martin Torrey, born in Fairmont

    July 29, 1884: Sculptor Fred Martin Torrey, born in Fairmont. Torrey’s 1933 statue, ‘‘Lincoln Walks at Midnight,’’ was displayed as a 29-inch bronze at the 1939 World’s Fair. A nine-and-a-half foot bronze casting currently stands near the...

    published 29 days, 12 hours ago

  33. Union and Confederate troops clash near Moorefield

    July 30, 1864: Confederate troops under Generals Bradley T. Johnson and John McCausland burned Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, and in retaliation Union troops attacked Johnson and McCausland near Moorefield, Hardy County. Learn more about West...

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  34. Actor Theodore Crawford ‘‘Ted’’ Cassidy born

    July 31, 1932: Actor Theodore Crawford ‘‘Ted’’ Cassidy was born in Pittsburgh.  He was known best for his role as Lurch in The Addams Family. Cassidy was raised in Philippi and attended West Virginia Wesleyan College before pursuing a...

    published 27 days, 12 hours ago

  35. Shoot-out on the steps of McDowell County Courthouse

    August 1, 1921: Baldwin-Felts detectives shot Matewan Police Chief Sid Hatfield and his friend Ed Chambers to death on the steps of the McDowell County Courthouse.  This was said to be in retaliation for Hatfield’s participation in the...

    published 26 days, 12 hours ago

  36. The Greenbrier opened its outdoor swimming pool

    August 2, 1956: The Greenbrier opened the outdoor swimming pool, designed by Richard K. Webel.  The pool overlooks the picturesque golf courses of The Greenbrier Resort. Location: White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. County: Greenbrier ...

    published 25 days, 12 hours ago

  37. West Virginia Day at the New York World’s Fair held

    August 3, 1940: West Virginia Day at the New York World’s Fair was held on this day. Location: New York City ...

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  38. Charles Lindbergh landed the Spirit of St. Louis in Moundsville

    August 4, 1927: Charles Lindbergh landed the Spirit of St. Louis in Moundsville and gave an address in Wheeling. Location: Moundsville, Wheeling, W.Va. County: Marshall, Ohio ...

    published 23 days, 12 hours ago

  39. Paul Harvey broadcast his radio program from The Greenbrier

    August 5, 1965: On this date in 1965 newsman Paul Harvey broadcast his radio program from Top Notch cottage at The Greenbrier. Location: White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. County: Greenbrier ...

    published 22 days, 12 hours ago

  40. Confederate troops camped on Cheat Mountain

    August 6, 1861: Confederate troops under General Robert E. Lee camped on Cheat Mountain in Randolph County in preparation for his failed Cheat Mountain Campaign over the following month and a half. Learn more about the history of West...

    published 21 days, 12 hours ago

  41. Charleston voted as permanent capitol city

    August 7, 1877: In a public referendum, West Virginia citizens voted to make Charleston the permanent capitol, beating out Clarksburg and Martinsburg.  The Capitol was previously located in Wheeling. Location: Charleston, W.Va. County:...

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  42. Businessman Alex Schoenbaum born

    August 8, 1915: Businessman Alex Schoenbaum was born in Richmond. Schoenbaum founded Shoney’s and made it into one of the nation’s largest family restaurant chains.  The company originated with a drive-in restaurant called "Parkette" in...

    published 19 days, 12 hours ago

  43. Construction of the Crossroads Mall in Beckley begins

    August 9, 1973: Ground was broken in Beckley for the Crossroads Mall.   Location: Beckley, W.Va. County: Raleigh ...

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  44. Union troops destroyed Mercer Salt Works

    August 10, 1862: On this day, Union troops, under Colonel Rutherford B. Hayes, destroyed the Mercer Salt Works in present-day Summers County. Learn more about the history of West Virginia in the Civil War at www.civilwarwv.com. Location:...

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  45. Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge established

    August 11, 1994: The Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge was established on this day.  The refuge is located north of Canaan Valley State Park. More than 580 plant species and at least 290 species of vertebrates are known to exist in the...

    published 16 days, 12 hours ago

  46. Construction began on Davis and Elkins College in Elkins

    August 12, 1903: Construction began on the first building for Davis and Elkins College in Elkins.  Davis and Elkins is also home to the Augusta Heritage Center. Location: Elkins, W.Va. County: Randolph ...

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  47. Railroad mogul and founder Huntington, Collis P. Huntington, died

    August 13, 1900: Railroad mogul and founder of the city of Huntington, Collis P. Huntington, died.  In 1871, he established a new city downstream from the mouth of the Guyandotte River, which bore his name.   Location: Huntington, W.Va....

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  48. Astronaut Jon Andrew McBride born

    August 14, 1943: Astronaut Jon Andrew McBride was born in Charleston and grew up in Beckley.  McBride became an astronaut in 1979, piloted the space shuttle Challenger on an eight-day mission in 1984. Location: Charleston, W.Va. County:...

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  49. Niagara Movement began a five-day meeting in Harpers Ferry

    August 15, 1906: The Niagara Movement began a five-day meeting on the Storer College campus at Harpers Ferry, during which attendees paid tribute to John Brown and speakers spoke in support of African-American civil rights. Location:...

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  50. First South Charleston Summerfest held

    August 16, 2000: The first South Charleston Summerfest was held on this day. Location: South Charleston, W.Va. County: Kanawha ...

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  51. National Mine Health and Safety Academy opens

    August 17, 1976: The National Mine Health and Safety Academy opened on this day.  The academy is the world’s largest educational institution devoted solely to safety and health in mining. Location: Beaver, W.Va. County: Raleigh ...

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  52. President Martin Van Buren vacations at The Greenbrier

    August 18, 1838: On this date in 1838 President Martin Van Buren was vacationing in what is now the Presidents Cottage Museum at The Greenbrier. Location: White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. County: Greenbrier ...

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  53. President John Tyler honeymoons at The Greenbrier

    August 19, 1844: President John Tyler and his new wife Julia Gardiner of New York were honeymooning at The Greenbrier. Location: White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. County: Greenbrier ...

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  54. Reorganized Government of Virginia passes ordinance on public debt

    August 20, 1861: The Reorganized Government of Virginia passed an ordinance which provided that the proposed state of Kanawha would assume a just proportion of the public debt of Virginia. Location: Wheeling, W.Va. County: Ohio ...

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  55. The Second Wheeling Convention adopted separation ordinance

    August 21, 1861: The Second Wheeling Convention adopted a separation ordinance, forming a new state government and ended its session. Location: Wheeling, W.Va. County: Ohio ...

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  56. West Virginia Constitution ratified

    August 22, 1872: The new West Virginia Constitution was ratified by a vote of 42,344 to 37,777. Location: Statewide ...

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  57. Construction approved for the bunker at The Greenbrier

    August 23, 1958: On this date in 1958 the Board of the C&O Railway (now CSX) approved construction of the Government Relocation Facility (bunker) at The Greenbrier. Location: White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. County: Greenbrier ...

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  58. U.S. Senator, and former Governor, Joseph Manchin III born

    August 24, 1947: U.S. Senator, and former Governor, Joseph Manchin III was  born in Fairmont. Location: Fairmont, W.Va. County: Marion ...

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  59. Vice President Richard Nixon and his family vacation at The Greenbrier

    August 25, 1958: On this date in 1958 Vice-President Richard Nixon and his family were vacationing in Top Notch cottage at The Greenbrier. Location: White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. County: Greenbrier ...

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  60. The Battle of White Sulphur Springs began

    August 26, 1863: The Battle of White Sulphur Springs began. Confederate forces under Col. George S. Patton, grandfather of the famous World War II general, forced Union troops to withdraw. Location: White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. County:...

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  61. 26th Battalion of U.S. Gaurds guarded explosives plant at Nitro

    August 27, 1918: Two companies of the 26th Battalion of U. S. Guards were assigned to guard the property of the explosives plant at Nitro, Putnam County.  Nitro was a World War I boomtown and is now home to the Mardi Gras Casino Resort. ...

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  62. Robert E. Lee called Southern leaders to his cottage at The Greenbrier

    August 28, 1868: On this date, Robert E. Lee called  Southern leaders to his Baltimore Row cottage at The Greenbrier to discuss the upcoming presidential election. Location: White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. County: Greenbrier ...

  63. Construction began on the West Virginia Turnpike

    August 29, 1952: Construction began on the West Virginia Turnpike, which eventually ran from Charleston in Kanawha County, through Fayette County, to Beckley in Raleigh County, then to Princeton in Mercer County.  While traveling the...

  64. Wood County Courthouse placed on the National Register of Historic Places

    August 29, 1979: The Wood County Courthouse, constructed in 1899 of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture, is placed on the National Register of Historic Places.  Location: Parkersburg, W.Va. County: Wood ...

  65. Robert Kennedy speaks to the West Virginia Bar Association at The Greenbrier

    August 30, 1958: On this date in 1958 Robert F. Kennedy was at The Greenbrier speaking to the West Virginia Bar Association. Location: White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. County: Greenbrier ...

  66. First West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival

    August 31, 1979: The first West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival began in Clarksburg. Location: Clarksburg, W.Va. County: Harrison ...

  67. William Hope ‘‘Coin’’ Harvey born.

    August 16, 1851: William Hope ‘‘Coin’’ Harvey was born in Buffalo. He was one of the most remarkable personalities to come from West Virginia. He was a school teacher, lawyer, builder, silver miner, politician, land speculator, geologist,...

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  68. Constellium awarded multiyear agreement with Boeing

    Constellium announced that it has been awarded a multiyear agreement with aerospace manufacturer Boeing to support the company’s leading commercial airplane programs. The agreement allows Constellium to increase both the scope and range of products...

  69. 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...

  70. West Virginia businesses journey on trade mission to Mexico

    July 14 – 16 trade mission was led by the West Virginia Development Office International Division in cooperation with the U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce, part of the U.S. Embassy in Mexico. Trade between the United States...

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  71. West Virginia’s bioscience industry grows 6.9 percent

    The bioscience industry in West Virginia has grown 6.9 percent since 2007. The finding appears in a new study by Battelle and the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO). The state-by-state assessment “Battelle/BIO State Bioscience Jobs,...

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  72. Protea Biosciences announces new research collaborations

    Protea Biosciences Group has entered into two new research collaborations. The Morgantown-based Protea is working with the University of Southampton, a leading biomedical and clinical research institution in the United Kingdom, to identify markers...

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  73. Kanawha County startup business receives patent for new tool tote

    Craft-totes, a startup business based in Dunbar, has received a patent from the U.S. Patent Office. The company designs and manufactures carry containers for tools used by plumbers, electricians and others in the construction trade. Craft-totes...

    published 28 days, 20 hours ago

  74. NGInnovations is first West Virginia winner in Shale Gas Innovations contest

    NGInnovations (NGI) is the first West Virginia company to be among the winners in the Shale Gas Innovation contest. Originally restricted to Pennsylvania, the Shale Gas Innovation contest opened up to West Virginia for the first time in 2014. The...

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  75. RCBI adds 3D printing in metal to manufacturing capabilities

    The Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI) now offers 3D printing in metal. Formerly used to make only prototypes, 3D printing has evolved to include the manufacture of end-use metal parts and tooling. Industries...

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  76. Hands-on activities popular with visitors to Watoga, West Virginia’s largest state park

    POCAHONTAS COUNTY, West Virginia --West Virginia’s largest state park in acreage is Watoga State Park. Located in Pocahontas County, Watoga is known for its mountain terrain, meandering streams and lake. “The cabins and...

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  77. West Virginia Division of Tourism Kicks Off ‘Go Outside and Play’ Campaign at Coopers Rock State Forest

    New tourism campaign targets unique activities throughout state CHARLESTON, West Virginia (July 30, 2014) – The West Virginia Division of Tourism kicks off its “Go Outside and Play: Wild Wonderful Wednesdays” campaign today at Coopers Rock State...

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  78. Snakes of West Virginia program at Canaan Valley Resort State Park, August 2, 2014

              DAVIS, West Virginia – Canaan Valley Resort State Park and the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources present “Snakes of West Virginia” Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. The free, interactive...

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  79. Tygart Lake State Park’s 2014 swimming beach reopening is successfu;l Open water skills training event scheduled Aug. 2, 2014

    Tygart Lake State Park’s beach swimming area will host a water skills training event Aug. 2, 2014. Photo Courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce.     GRAFTON, West Virginia – Tygart lake State Park’s swimming beach...

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  80. “Walk Between the Parks” at Canaan Valley and Blackwater Falls State Parks, August 2, 2014

    Walk Between the Parks is scheduled Aug. 2, 2014, at Canaan Valley and Blackwater Falls state parks. Photo Courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce.     DAVIS, West Virginia – Walk Between the Parks is scheduled for...

    published 27 days, 12 hours ago

  81. WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Kanawha County

    Register for Aug. 21 session on Business Fundamentals CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A workshop on Business Fundamentals is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Aug. 21, in Kanawha County. The workshop is part of the West Virginia Small Business...

    published 26 days, 19 hours ago

  82. Canaan Amateur Backyard Chili / BBQ Cook-off looking for chefs

    Butch’s Good Ol’ Boy Chili is a past participant in Canaan Valley Resort State Park’s Amateur Backyard Chili/BBQ Cook-off. Chefs are encouraged to register for the next event Aug. 9. Photo Courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce. ...

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  83. WVSBDC shows West Virginia innovators how to turn ideas into market-ready products

    Register for Inventors’ Seminar Aug. 21, South Charleston SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A business educational seminar for innovative West Virginians explains how to transform an idea into a new product and get it to market. The West Virginia...

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  84. Division of Forestry Sends Firefighting Crew to California

    Photo courtesy West Virginia Department of Commerce: A wild land firefighting crew left Charleston, W.Va., Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, to assist with wildfire suppression efforts in northern California. Pictured are 17 of the 20-person crew. Sixteen...

    published 23 days, 12 hours ago

  85. WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Cabell County

    Register for Aug. 26 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, Aug. 26, in Cabell County. The workshop is part of the West Virginia Small...

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  86. Eastern bluebird is “Bird of the Month” at Kanawha State Forest Aug. 9, 2014, 2 p.m.

    Photo courtesy West Virginia Department of Commerce. Male Eastern Bluebird     SOUTH CHARLESTON, West Virginia – The eastern bluebird is the featured songbird at Kanawha State Forest in August. The August Bird of the Month (BOM)...

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  87. Summer’s not over yet at Canaan Valley State Park: turtle slide tube ride, sporting clays and golf

    The “Turtle Slide Tube Ride” comes to Canaan Valley State Park this summer. Other warm-weather activities at Canaan include a five-stand sporting clays target field and an 18-hole championship golf course. Photo Courtesy of the West Virginia...

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  88. Joint undercover investigation results in game law violation convictions in Berkeley County

               HEDGESVILLE, West Virginia – Steven B. Tyson of 1198 Apple Harvest Drive, Hedgesville, West Virginia, pleaded No Contest to seven game law violations Thursday July 24, 2014, in the Berkeley...

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  89. Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History celebrates Art Appreciation Month: Lily Irene Jackson featured Aug. 10, 2014

    This portrait in oil of artist Lily Irene Jackson will be on display during a special presentation at the Blennerhasset Museum Aug. 10 at 2 p.m. Photo Courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce.     PARKERSBURG, West...

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  90. WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Pendleton County

    Register for Aug. 28 session on business fundamentals FRANKLIN, W.Va. — A workshop on “Business Fundamentals” is scheduled for 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 28, in Pendleton County. The workshop is part of the West Virginia Small Business...

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  91. Eyes to the Sky: Watch the Perseid meteor showers at Blackwater Falls State Park Aug. 11 and 12, 2014

    Watch the Perseid meteor shower at Blackwater Falls State Park Aug. 11 and 12. Photo Courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce.     DAVIS, West Virginia – It’s fun to look up at night and wish upon a star. On a clear,...

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  92. Learn watercolor painting technique with artist Alina Kurbiel at Lost River State Park Aug. 13, 2014

                MATHIAS, West Virginia – Alina Kurbiel likes to paint. Ever since she could pick up a brush, her love of nature and animals has been reflected in her watercolor artistry. Kurbiel will be...

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  93. White-tailed deer “Wall of Shame” and nuisance black bear trapping and relocation program at Beech Fork State Park Aug. 16

                 BARBOURSVILLE, West Virginia – Anyone interested in finding out how the Division of Natural Resources manages nuisance black bears and works to prevent white-tailed deer poaching is invited...

    published 19 days, 12 hours ago

  94. Public tour at Coopers Rock State Forest Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia Division of Forestry officials will conduct a public tour at 11 a.m. at Coopers Rock State Forest Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. This is an informational tour for the public to learn about plans for a proposed timber...

    published 16 days, 12 hours ago

  95. School calendars and swimming opportunities adjusted at Tygart Lake and other West Virginia state parks

    Tygart Lake State Park’s beach swimming area will be open Saturdays and Sundays through Sept. 1, 2014. Photo Courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce.     GRAFTON, West Virginia –With schools restarting for the year,...

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  96. Ginseng Digging Season Starts September 1

    Ginseng plants are ready to harvest when their berries turn red. Plants with at least three prongs are old enough to harvest. Photo courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce. CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia’s 2014 ginseng digging...

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  97. Canaan Valley Resort State Park hosts author and artist “Porte Crayon” – History Alive! performance Aug. 20, 2014

    Self-portrait by David Hunter Strother – “Porte Crayon”. Photo Courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce.     DAVIS, West Virginia – David Hunter Strother, also known as “Porte Crayon,” was a renowned West Virginia...

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  98. Tourism Adventure Media Advisory Aug. 18-31

    The West Virginia Division of Tourism produces this media advisory with the help of other agencies and tourism businesses across the Mountain State. If you are an event organizer or promoter and would like to submit an event to our calendar at www...

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  99. 2014 Governor's Conference on Tourism to "Turn It Up" in the Capital City

    “Stars of the Industry” to be announced during the conference CHARLESTON, W.Va. (August 14, 2014)– The West Virginia Division of Tourism, in collaboration with the West Virginia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus and the West...

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  100. West Virginia’s Mourning Dove Season opens Sept. 1, 2014

                 SOUTH CHARLESTON, West Virginia – Mourning dove season in West Virginia opens Sept. 1, 2014. “For many hunters this marks the beginning of the fall hunting seasons,” said Curtis I. Taylor,...

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  101. West Virginia’s Canada Goose Season opens Sept. 1, 2014

                SOUTH CHARLESTON, West Virginia – West Virginia’s 2014–2015 waterfowl seasons will begin statewide Sept. 1, 2014, with the opening of the early Canada goose season, according to Curtis I....

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  102. West Virginia’s 2014 seasons set for dove, rail, snipe and woodcock

              SOUTH CHARLESTON, West Virginia – West Virginia’s 2014-2105 hunting season dates and bag limits for mourning dove, woodcock, common snipe, Sora rail and Virginia rail have been set, according to the...

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  103. "Go Outside and Play" Campaign Continues With State Fair Challenge

    Snap a selfie with Commissioner Goodwin and post to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with #GoOutsideAndPlay, #SFWV2014 to collect a prize CHARLESTON, West Virginia (August 14, 2014) – The West Virginia Division of Tourism will continue its “Go...

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  104. West Virginia Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Fall Workshop Sept. 12-14, 2014, at Watoga State Park

    Registration is underway for the West Virginia Becoming and Outdoors-Woman fall workshop Sept. 12-14. Photo Courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce.     SOUTH CHARLESTON, West Virginia – The West Virginia Division of...

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  105. WANTED: West Virginia trophy fish and big bucks for display at Celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day, Sept. 27 & 28

    WVDNR is looking for big bucks and trophy fish to display at West Virginia’s Celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day at Stonewall Resort State Park Sept. 27 and 28. Photo Courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce.    ...

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  106. September openings of West Virginia’s youth and statewide squirrel seasons

                 SOUTH CHARLESTON, West Virginia – Summer is winding down and the 2014 fall hunting seasons are almost here. The one-day, youth-only squirrel season will be held Sept. 6, 2014, and the...

    published 8 days, 12 hours ago

  107. “The Frontier Table” is set at Blennerhassett Island State Park Aug. 24; Foodways Tours Aug. 30

                 PARKERSBURG, West Virginia – Local historians Martha and Richard “Dick” Hartley have spent the past 25 years researching the food that early settlers in Western Virginia prepared and ate....

    published 8 days, 12 hours ago

  108. WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Ohio County

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

    published 7 days, 12 hours ago

  109. Social media creates dining-out interest at West Virginia State Parks

    Cacapon is one of three West Virginia state parks that post special theme nights and Sunday buffets on Facebook. Photo Courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce.     SOUTH CHARLESTON, West Virginia – Restaurants at West...

    published 7 days, 12 hours ago

  110. ADVENTURE ADVISORY: Sept. 1-14

    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 on “Calendar.” Event...

    published 5 days, 20 hours ago

  111. WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Hampshire County

    Register for Sept. 11 session on business fundamentals ROMNEY, W.Va. — A workshop on “Business Fundamentals” is scheduled for 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 11, in Hampshire County. The workshop is part of the West Virginia mall Business...

    published 4 days, 23 hours ago

  112. Summersville Lake tailwater trout stocking

                 SUMMERSVILLE, West Virginia – The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR), in cooperation with the West Virginia Professional Outfitters Association (WVPRO), will stock 750 pounds...

    published 5 days, 12 hours ago

  113. DNR fish health surveys to be conducted week of Aug. 25 on Kanawha and Elk rivers

                SOUTH CHARLESTON, West Virginia – The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) will conduct fisheries surveys and sampling for fish health assessments on the Kanawha and Elk rivers...

    published 5 days, 12 hours ago

  114. West Virginia FILMmakers Festival Seeks Nominations for WV Filmmaker of the Year

    SUTTON, W.Va. – The 15th Annual West Virginia FILMmakers Festival, which will be held in Sutton’s Elk Theatre the weekend of Oct. 3-5, is seeking Nominations for WV FILMmaker of the Year. The West Virginia FILMmaker of the Year Award is given to...

    published 2 days, 12 hours ago

  115. Shepherdstown Film Society Announces Fall Film Schedule

    The Shepherdstown Film Society is pleased to announce its fall 2014 series. This season is the 11th year of providing free films for Shepherd University students, faculty, and members of the community. A continuing partnership with the Scarborough...

    published 2 days, 12 hours ago

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