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  1. 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...

    published 30 days, 5 hours ago

  2. 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 ...

    published 29 days, 5 hours ago

  3. 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 ...

    published 28 days, 5 hours ago

  4. 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 ...

    published 27 days, 5 hours ago

  5. 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...

    published 26 days, 5 hours ago

  6. 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 ...

    published 25 days, 5 hours ago

  7. 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 ...

    published 24 days, 5 hours ago

  8. 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 ...

    published 23 days, 5 hours ago

  9. West Virginia Constitution went into effect

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

    published 22 days, 5 hours ago

  10. Kanawha County established

    October 1, 1789: Kanawha County was established from portions of Greenbrier County and Montgomery County. County: Kanawha County ...

    published 21 days, 5 hours ago

  11. First rural free mail in the U.S. installed at Charles Town

    October 1, 1896: The first rural free mail delivery in the United States was installed at Charles Town, Jefferson County. At the time, William L. Wilson of Charles Town was serving as United States Postmaster-Government. Location: Charles...

    published 21 days, 5 hours ago

  12. Town of Collinsville name changed back to Glen Jean

    October 2, 1897: The town of Collinsville changed its name back to Glen Jean, Fayette County.  Glen Jean is the future home of the Bechtel Summit National Family Scouting Reserve, which will be the permanent site of the National Boy...

    published 20 days, 5 hours ago

  13. Raleigh and Southwestern Railway Co. incorporated in W.Va.

    October 2, 1903: The The Raleigh and Southwestern Railway Company was incorporated in West Virginia. This would become part of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company. County: Raleigh County ...

    published 20 days, 5 hours ago

  14. Col. Charles Lewis and troops defeat Native American warriors in skirmish

    October 3, 1763: About 150 troops under Colonel Charles Lewis defeated Native American warriors in a skirmish during Pontiac's War on the headwaters of the South Fork near Fort Seybert, present-day Pendleton County. County: Pendleton...

    published 19 days, 5 hours ago

  15. President Gerald Ford attended Mountain State Forest Festival in Elkins

    October 4, 1975: President Gerald R. Ford attended the Mountain State Forest Festival in Elkins, Randolph County. Location: Elkins, W.Va. County: Randolph County ...

    published 18 days, 5 hours ago

  16. Sam Huff, former WVU and pro football player, born

    October 4, 1934: Former West Virginia University and pro football player Sam Huff was born on this day. Location: Edna Gas, W.Va. County: Marion County ...

    published 18 days, 5 hours ago

  17. US Coal and Coke Co. builds last coal camp in WV in Munson

    October 5, 1946: The US Coal and Coke Company builds the last coal camp in West Virginia in Munson, McDowell county. Location: Munson, W.Va. County: McDowell County ...

    published 17 days, 5 hours ago

  18. Forces under Col. Andrew Lewis arrive for the Battle of Point Pleasant

    October 6, 1774: Forces under Colonel Andrew Lewis reached Point Pleasant, Mason County, in preparation for the Battle of Point Pleasant against the Shawnees. Location: Point Pleasant, W.Va. County: Mason County ...

    published 16 days, 5 hours ago

  19. President Jimmy Carter attended the Mountain State Forest Festival in Elkins

    October 7, 1978: President Jimmy Carter attended the Mountain State Forest Festival in Elkins, Randolph County. Location: Elkins, W.Va. County: Randolph County ...

    published 15 days, 5 hours ago

  20. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson appointed Confederate Major General

    October 7, 1861: Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson was appointed Confederate Major General and assigned to the Shenandoah Valley. ...

    published 15 days, 5 hours ago

  21. First Ravenswood Octoberfest held

    October 7, 2000: first Ravenswood Octoberfest was held on this day Location: Ravenswood, W.Va. County: Jackson County ...

    published 15 days, 5 hours ago

  22. Harman Blennerhassett born

    October 8, 1764: Harman Blennerhassett was born in Hampshire, England.  He later built a mansion on an island in the Ohio River near Parkersburg.  This is now known as Blennerhassett Island State Park. Location: Hampshire, England County:...

    published 14 days, 5 hours ago

  23. First Jackson County Fair

    October 9, 1877: The first Jackson County Fair began at present-day Ripley. Location: Ripley, W.Va. County: Jackson County ...

    published 13 days, 5 hours ago

  24. Battle of Point Pleasant

    October 10, 1774: The Battle of Point Pleasant was fought between the Virginia Militia and the Shawnee Indians led by Chief Cornstalk on this day. Location: Point Pleasant, W.Va. County: Mason County ...

    published 12 days, 5 hours ago

  25. Tu Endie Wei Park dedicated

    October 10, 1901: Tu Endie Wei Park was dedicated on the site of the Battle of Point Pleasant, Mason County. Location: Point Pleasant, W.Va. County: Mason County ...

    published 12 days, 5 hours ago

  26. Cincinnati Reds play against coal camps

    October 10, 1908: Major League Baseball's Cincinnati Reds plays against the coal camp teams at Scarbro, in Fayette County. Location: Scarbro, W.Va. County: Fayette County ...

    published 12 days, 5 hours ago

  27. Founding of West Virginia Colored Institute

    October 11, 1891: The cornerstone for Fleming Hall, the first building of the West Virginia Colored Institute, which later became West Virginia State University, was laid at Institute, Kanawha County. Location: Institute, W.Va. County:...

    published 11 days, 5 hours ago

  28. Coal Heritage Trail Weekend

    October 11, 2008: A Coal Heritage Trail Weekend is held at the Elkhorn Inn in Landgraff, McDowell County. Location: Landgraff, W.Va. County: McDowell County ...

    published 11 days, 5 hours ago

  29. West Virginia governor Howard Mason Gore born

    October 12, 1877: West Virginia governor Howard Mason Gore was born in Coal District, Harrison County, near Clarksburg. Location: Coal District, W.Va. County: Harrison County ...

    published 10 days, 5 hours ago

  30. John Denver dies in piloting accident in California

    October 12, 1997: John Denver dies while piloting an ultra-airplane just off the coast at Pacific Grove, CA. Location: Pacific Grove, CA ...

    published 10 days, 5 hours ago

  31. First WWVA Jamboree Harvest Home Festival

    October 13, 1934: The first WWVA Jamboree Harvest Home Festival was held at the Capitol Theatre in Wheeling, Ohio County. Location: Wheeling, W.Va. County: Ohio County ...

    published 9 days, 5 hours ago

  32. First Tri County Cooperative Fair

    October 14, 1920: The first Tri County Cooperative Fair was held on this day in Petersburg, Grant County. Location: Petersburg, W.Va. County: Grant County ...

    published 8 days, 5 hours ago

  33. Chuck Yeager breaks sound barrier

    October 14, 1947: Lincoln County native Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier on October 14, 1947. Location: Edwards AFB, CA ...

    published 8 days, 5 hours ago

  34. West Virginia Governor Aretas Brooks born

    October 15, 1839: West Virginia governor Aretas Brooks Fleming was born in Middletown, Monongalia County, present-day Fairmont in Marion County. Location: Fairmont, W.Va. County: Marion County ...

    published 7 days, 5 hours ago

  35. Grave Creek Mound in Moundsville registered as historic place

    October 15, 1966: The Grave Creek Mound in Moundsville, the largest conical type burial mound in the USA, entered the National Registry of Historic Places. Location: Moundsville, W.Va. County: Marshall County ...

    published 7 days, 5 hours ago

  36. South Charleston Indian Mound registered as historic place

    October 15, 1970: The South Charleston Indian Mound entered the National Registry of Historic Places. Location: South Charleston, W.Va. County: Kanawha County ...

    published 7 days, 5 hours ago

  37. Greenbrier Hotel dedicated as military hospital

    October 16, 1943: The Greenbrier Hotel at White Sulphur Springs, Greenbrier County, was dedicated as a military hospital, the Ashford General Hospital. Location: White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. County: Greenbrier County ...

    published 6 days, 5 hours ago

  38. Elias and Troy Hatfield, sons of "Devil Anse" Hatfield, killed in a shootout

    October 17, 1911: Elias and Troy Hatfield, sons of "Devil Anse" Hatfield, were killed in a shootout at Harewood in Fayette County on October 17, 1911. Location: Harewood, W.Va. County: Fayette County ...

    published 5 days, 5 hours ago

  39. First Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival held in Martinsburg.

    October 17, 1980: The first Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival was held on this day in Martinsburg. Location: Martinsburg, W.Va. County: Berkeley County ...

    published 5 days, 5 hours ago

  40. John Brown and raiding party captured at Harpers Ferry

    October 18, 1859: On the morning of October 18, 1859, United States Marines commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Robert E. Lee stormed the armory engine-house at Harpers Ferry, capturing John Brown and members of his raiding party who had...

    published 4 days, 5 hours ago

  41. First Capon Bridge Founder's Day Festival

    October 18, 2008: The first Capon Bridge Founder's Day Festival was held on this day in Capon Bridge, Hampshire County. Location: Capon Bridge, W.Va. County: Hampshire County ...

    published 4 days, 5 hours ago

  42. Thomas M. Harris assumed command

    October 19, 1864: Thomas M. Harris assumed command of the Union First Division of the Army of West Virginia. Location: Statewide ...

    published 3 days, 5 hours ago

  43. Grandview State Park land purchased

    October 20, 1939: West Virginia purchased the land that would later become Grandview State Park.  In 1990, Grandview became part of the New River Gorge National River. Location: Beckley, W.Va. County: Raleigh County ...

    published 2 days, 5 hours ago

  44. Wheeling Suspension Bridge dedicated.

    October 20, 1849: The Wheeling Suspension Bridge was dedicated. Location: Wheeling, W.Va. County: Ohio County ...

    published 2 days, 5 hours ago

  45. Governor Hulett C. Smith born in Beckley.

    October 21, 1918: Governor Hulett C. Smith was born in Beckley.  Smith was elected Governor in 1964. Location: Beckley, W.Va. County: Raleigh County ...

    published 1 day, 5 hours ago

  46. First West Virginia Turkey Festival

    October 22, 1955: The first West Virginia Turkey Festival was held on this day in Lost River, Hardy County. Location: Lost River, W.Va. County: Hardy County ...

    published 5 hours, 39 minutes ago

  47. New River Gorge Bridge opened for traffic

    October 22, 1977: The New River Gorge Bridge opened for traffic. The bridge stands 876 feet above the New River and has revitalized the New River Gorge region, which now boasts a thriving tourist and whitewater rafting industry. Location:...

    published 5 hours, 39 minutes ago

  48. President Harry Truman speaks at Harpers Ferry

    October 23, 1952: President Harry Truman spoke briefly at the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Depot at Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, while campaigning for Democratic presidential nominee Adlai Stevenson. Location: Harpers Ferry, W.Va....

  49. State of West Virginia ratified by popular vote

    October 24, 1861: An ordinance to create a new state of West Virginia was ratified by popular vote by a margin of 18,408 to 781. Voters from 35 western Virginia counties elected delegates to the Constitutional Convention scheduled to meet...

  50. First governor of West Virginia, Arthur I. Boreman, re-elected to office

    October 25, 1866: The first governor of West Virginia, Arthur I. Boreman, was re-elected to office on October 25, 1866. Location: Wheeling, W.Va. County: Ohio County ...

  51. Writer Denise Giardina born in Bluefield

    October 25, 1951: Writer Denise Giardina was born October 25, 1951, in Bluefield, West Virginia, and raised in neighboring McDowell County. Location: Bluefield, W.Va. County: Mercer County ...

  52. Fort Ashby location selected

    October 26, 1755: George Washington ordered Lieutenant John Bacon to select a location for what became Fort Ashby. He chose a place on the plantation of John Sellers at present-day Fort Ashby, Mineral County. He also ordered Bacon to...

  53. Murder and treason trial of John Brown begins

    October 26, 1859: The murder and treason trial of John Brown began at the Jefferson County Courthouse, Charles Town. Location: Charles Town, W.Va. County: Jefferson County ...

  54. Retired NBA basketball player and broadcaster "Hot" Rod Hundley born

    October 26, 1934: Retired NBA basketball player and broadcaster "Hot" Rod Hundley was born on this day. Location: Charleston, W.Va. County: Kanawha County ...

  55. 30th Annual Bridge Day celebration held

    October 17, 2009: The 30th Annual Bridge Day celebration was held. Location: Fayetteville, W.Va. County: Fayette County ...

    published 5 days, 5 hours ago

  56. 22 killed in McDowell County mine explosion

    October 27, 1958: 22 men are killed when the #34 mine at Bishop in McDowell County exploded. Location: Bishop, W.Va. County: McDowell County ...

  57. Land purchased to create Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park

    October 28, 1935: Land was purchased to create Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park in Summersville, Nicholas county. Location: Summersville, W.Va. County: Nicholas County ...

  58. Singer songwriter Brad Paisley born

    October 28, 1972: Singer songwriter Brad Paisley was born.  By 2010, Paisley has amassed over 30 awards, including three Grammys, and was named Country Music Association’s best male vocalist in 2007, 2008 and 2009. Location: Glen Dale, W...

  59. Ronald Reagan visits Parkersburg

    October 29, 1984: Ronald Reagan visited Parkersburg for a campaign stop during his re-election campaign. Location: Parkersburg, W.Va. County: Wood County ...

  60. Wheeling Suspension Bridge completed

    October 30, 1849: The Wheeling Suspension Bridge was completed.  It was destroyed in 1854 by high winds and then rebuilt. Location: Wheeling, W.Va. County: Ohio County ...

  61. First Mountain State Forest Festival held

    October 30, 1930: The first Mountain State Forest Festival was held on this date. Location: Elkins, W.Va. County: Randolph County ...

  62. John Brown convicted

    October 31, 1859: John Brown was convicted of murder and treason against Virginia in his trial at the Jefferson County Courthouse, Charles Town. Location: Charles Town, W.Va. County: Jefferson County ...

  63. West Virginia governor Herman Guy Kump born

    October 31, 1877: West Virginia governor Herman Guy Kump was born in Capon Springs, Hampshire County. Location: Capon Springs, W.Va. County: Hampshire County ...

  64. 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...

  65. 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...

  66. West Virginia 2014 Mast Survey and Hunting Outlook

                 SOUTH CHARLESTON, West Virginia – The 2014 “Mast Survey and Hunting Outlook” is available on the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources website and printed copies will soon be...

    published 30 days, 5 hours ago

  67. Casting call for mini-series on major TV network

    New York City Casting Director Barbara McNamara is seeking non-union extras for a mini-series on a major TV network about the Mob in the 1920s – 1950’s Shooting on location in Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia (Martinsburg, Charles Town and...

    published 30 days, 5 hours ago

  68. Fall channel catfish stocking at five West Virginia state parks provides great outdoor recreation for anglers and campers

    An extra stocking of channel catfish will occur at five West Virginia state park lakes in late September. Photo courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce.     PARKERSBURG, West Virginia – Catfishing is such a popular...

    published 29 days, 5 hours ago

  69. West Virginia Fall Foliage Reports Start Sept. 25, 2014

    Department of Commerce’s state foresters will provide leaf peepers with colorful routes and other information through October CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia Division of Forestry officials will begin providing weekly fall foliage reports...

    published 28 days, 5 hours ago

  70. Final Walk Between the Parks event Oct. 4 at Canaan Valley Resort and Blackwater Falls state parks

                 DAVIS, West Virginia– The final Walk Between the Parks event of 2014 is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 4. The walk between Canaan Valley Resort State Park and Blackwater Falls State Park is an...

    published 28 days, 5 hours ago

  71. Get the latest information about West Virginia hunting, fishing and wildlife on Facebook and Twitter

                 SOUTH CHARLESTON, West Virginia – Outdoors enthusiasts now can learn the latest information about hunting, fishing and wildlife in West Virginia by way of Facebook and Twitter. The pages,...

    published 27 days, 5 hours ago

  72. West Virginia’s Celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day at Stonewall Resort State Park, Sept. 27-28

    Exhibition archer Byron Ferguson will perform four shows Sept. 27 and 28 during West Virginia’s Celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day at Stonewall Resort State Park. Photo courtesy of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. ...

    published 27 days, 5 hours ago

  73. Colorful High Country Hotspots

    The majority of foliage in the Dolly Sods area was nearing peak Sept. 23, 2014. Photo courtesy West Virginia Division of Forestry West Virginia Division of Forestry releases first fall foliage report CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Fall is officially...

    published 27 days, 5 hours ago

  74. Bowhunters wanted! DNR needs volunteers for Bowhunter Survey

                SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – With the opening of archery seasons for deer and bear Sept. 27, 2014, West Virginia bowhunters are encouraged to participate in the West Virginia Bowhunter...

    published 26 days, 5 hours ago

  75. West Virginia’s deer, bear and boar archery seasons open Sept. 27

                 SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - West Virginia’s 2014 archery seasons for white-tailed deer, black bear and wild boar open Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. The bear archery season is a split...

    published 26 days, 5 hours ago

  76. Fall forest fire season starts Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Forestry reminds residents that the state’s fall forest fire season starts Oct. 1, 2014, and runs through Dec. 31, 2014. During these three months, daytime burning is prohibited from the hours of...

    published 21 days, 19 hours ago

  77. Celebrate “Park-tober” in West Virginia State Parks with fall discounts and activities

        SOUTH CHARLESTON, West Virginia – Fall kicks in during October, and West Virginia State Parks are celebrating “Park-tober” by offering a wide variety of lodging discounts and special events to appeal to everyone from leaf peepers...

    published 21 days, 5 hours ago

  78. Higher elevations holding color; lower elevations catching up

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia state foresters say areas of high elevation, 3,500 feet and up, continue to have the most colorful foliage. Canaan Valley and Dolly Sods, which peaked earlier this week, should remain colorful through the coming ...

    published 19 days, 18 hours ago

  79. “Life in the River” – a guided nature walk on Blennerhassett Island Oct. 4, 2014

                PARKERSBURG, West Virginia – A visit to Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park is steeped in varied history. Visitors to the park Saturday, Oct. 4, will have the opportunity to explore...

    published 20 days, 5 hours ago

  80. North Bend State Park fills October weekends with fun events

        CAIRO, West Virginia – October weekends at North Bend State Park in Ritchie County are a cornucopia of activities. “There is no better time to enjoy the outdoors with color changes, pleasant temperatures and seasonal activities,”...

    published 20 days, 5 hours ago

  81. Sixteen new municipalities selected for the West Virginia Municipal Home Rule pilot program

    BRIDGEPORT, West Virginia – The West Virginia Municipal Home Rule Board today announced 16 additional municipalities have been selected for West Virginia’s Home Rule Pilot Program.   After reviewing applications and hearing presentations from 22...

    published 15 days, 18 hours ago

  82. Celebrate the heron at Beech Fork State Park during Heron Fest Oct. 11

                BARBOURSVILLE, West Virginia – Heron Fest is a family fun day at West Virginia’s largest state park campground, Beech Fork State Park. The Oct. 11 event includes free pontoon boat rides and...

    published 16 days, 5 hours ago

  83. Blennerhassett Island by Night… The Mansion by Candlelight Tour Oct. 10 and 11, 2014

                 PARKERSBURG, West Virginia – What was it like to live on an island without electricity? Visitors will have the opportunity to find out during the annual Mansion by Candlelight Tour at...

    published 16 days, 5 hours ago

  84. Ten miles of fall foliage viewing at North Bend State Park Oct. 11

            CAIRO, West Virginia – Take a hike on the North Bend Rail Trail Oct. 11 and enjoy 10 miles of Ritchie County fall foliage.     “This is one of the best times of the year to experience the...

    published 16 days, 5 hours ago

  85. Main Street/ON TRAC conference takes a revitalizing look at local preservation

    Register for Oct. 21-23 training sessions in Charles Town CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Preserving the past can revitalize the future of West Virginia communities. That’s the focus of the Main Street West Virginia and ON TRAC training conference in...

    published 14 days, 16 hours ago

  86. WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Cabell County

    Register for Oct. 28 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, Oct. 28, in Cabell County. The workshop is part of the West Virginia Small Business...

    published 15 days, 5 hours ago

  87. West Virginia’s fall wild turkey season opens Oct. 11

                SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The fall wild turkey hunting season in West Virginia opens Oct. 11 in selected counties across the state, according to Curtis I. Taylor, chief of the...

    published 14 days, 5 hours ago

  88. DNR acquires two new wildlife management areas in Preston County

                SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Two new wildlife management areas (WMAs), both in Preston County, have been acquired by The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR), according to...

    published 13 days, 5 hours ago

  89. Big game harvests to be checked at an official game checking stations

                 SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - With a variety of hunting seasons underway or approaching, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources reminds big game hunters that successful hunters...

    published 13 days, 5 hours ago

  90. WVSBDC adds three new coaches for small business centers

    Business coaches based in Clay, Raleigh and Jefferson counties CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Small Business Development Center (WVSBDC) has appointed three new business coaches to assist small businesses across the state. They are Joe...

    published 12 days, 18 hours ago

  91. Rails and Trails Lead to Plenty of Fall Color - Special viewing opportunity this weekend at Kumbrabow State Forest

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia foresters report colorful foliage throughout the state and say this coming weekend will be an excellent opportunity to see peak colors in several areas, including points of interest in Pocahontas and Webster ...

    published 12 days, 17 hours ago

  92. WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Kanawha County

    Register for Oct. 30 session on Business Fundamentals CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A workshop on Business Fundamentals is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Oct. 30, in Kanawha County. The workshop is part of the West Virginia Small Business Development...

    published 13 days, 5 hours ago

  93. America’s SBDC elects West Virginia state director to executive board

    WVSBDC State Director Kristina Oliver elected during national conference CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Small Business Development Center (WVSBDC) State Director Kristina Oliver has been voted to the Executive Board of Directors of America’s...

    published 11 days, 19 hours ago

  94. Are you a “trout wrangler?” You can be one at Pipestem State Park Oct. 28 - Nov. 23, 2014

    Registration Closes Oct. 15     PIPESTEM, West Virginia – “Trout Wrangler” is a fly fishing experience at Pipestem Resort State Park conducted in early spring and late autumn. “An angler’s dream and a trout’s nightmare” is a...

    published 12 days, 5 hours ago

  95. Canaan Valley Resort getting ready for winter recreation season; seasonal job fair scheduled Oct. 18

               DAVIS, West Virginia – It’s only the beginning of autumn, but that means it’s time to get ready for the winter recreation season at Canaan Valley Resort State Park. Last year, Canaan Valley had...

    published 12 days, 5 hours ago

  96. Permits for 2014 limited antlerless deer and bear seasons have been mailed to successful applicants

                SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Permits for the limited 2014 antlerless deer and bear firearms seasons have been mailed to successful applicants, according to Curtis I. Taylor, chief of...

    published 12 days, 5 hours ago

  97. 2014 Fall Trout Stockings Begin Oct. 14

    First daily stocking reports available on the WVDNR’s Facebook page             SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – It’s too early to put away that fishing pole. The West Virginia Division of Natural...

    published 12 days, 5 hours ago

  98. NOW CASTING: Restoration Shops Across the Country

    Do you own or work in a restoration shop that can fix, restore or repurpose just about ANYTHING? Do you and your crew have huge personalities and the talent to turn trash into treasure? Do you specialize in the restoration of unique items, whether...

    published 7 days, 5 hours ago

  99. Public tour at Kumbrabow State Forest Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia Division of Forestry officials will conduct a public tour at 11 a.m. at Kumbrabow State Forest Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. This is an informational tour for the public to learn about plans for a proposed timber ...

    published 7 days, 5 hours ago

  100. Casting call: Mob mini-series shooting in Martinsburg

    New York City Casting Director Barbara McNamara is seeking non-union extras for a mini-series about the Mob in the 1920s-50s. Shooting on location in MARTINSBURG, WV - Must be able to self-report to the set.   Can work one or more days...

    published 7 days, 5 hours ago

  101. National forest and wildlife management area roads in West Virginia open to hunters with disabilities

          SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Physically-challenged hunters possessing a Class Q/QQ hunting permit may hunt on designated roads throughout the Monongahela National Forest, portions of the George Washington/Jefferson National...

    published 6 days, 5 hours ago

  102. Firearm antlerless deer hunting opportunity starts in October

                     SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Deer hunters can take advantage of an October three-day firearm antlerless deer season on private land again this year, according to...

    published 6 days, 5 hours ago

  103. Quilters Get-A-Way Weekend at North Bend State Park Oct. 22– 26

                 CAIRO, West Virginia – Enjoy the peaceful setting that North Bend State Park offers during the fall Quilters Get-A-Way Weekend Oct. 22-26. This four-day experience is a relaxing time to...

    published 6 days, 5 hours ago

  104. Waterfalls and Fall Foliage Photography Excursion at Pipestem Resort State Park Oct. 24-26, 2014

                 PIPESTEM, West Virginia – Join Pipestem State Park Naturalist Julie McQuade and professional photographer Becky Green of Green Photographic for a Waterfalls and Fall Foliage Photography...

    published 6 days, 5 hours ago

  105. WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Logan County

    Register for Nov. 6 session on business fundamentals MOUNT GAY, W.Va. — A workshop on “Business Fundamentals” is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 6, in Logan County. The workshop is part of the West Virginia Small Business...

    published 5 days, 16 hours ago

  106. Blennerhassett Island State Park adds final fall dinner riverboat cruise Oct. 25, 2014

               PARKERSBURG, West Virginia – A final fall dinner and cruise is scheduled for Oct. 25, according to Blennerhassett Island State Park Superintendent Matt Baker. “These dinner cruises have been...

    published 6 days, 5 hours ago

  107. Abundant Fall Color Throughout W.Va. - Back roads and major routes will be colorful drives

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia state forestry officials say leaf peepers won’t have to look far for colorful fall foliage this weekend. In fact, it will be hard to avoid. With the exception of the highest elevations and the lowest river...

    published 5 days, 16 hours ago

  108. SPOOKY Night Tours at West Virginia Wildlife Center Oct. 24 and 25

                FRENCH CREEK, W.Va. – The name says it all: SPOOKY Night Tours. The 4th annual event at the West Virginia State Wildlife Center in French Creek will be held Oct. 24 and 25, 2014....

    published 5 days, 5 hours ago

  109. 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...

    published 2 days, 5 hours ago

  110. 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...

    published 2 days, 5 hours ago

  111. 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...

    published 15 hours, 54 minutes ago

  112. 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....

    published 1 day, 5 hours ago

  113. 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...

  114. 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...

    published 1 day, 5 hours ago

  115. 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. ...

    published 1 day, 5 hours ago

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