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  1. 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...

    published 30 days, 21 hours ago

  2. 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 ...

    published 30 days, 21 hours ago

  3. 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 ...

    published 30 days, 21 hours ago

  4. 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 ...

    published 29 days, 21 hours ago

  5. 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 ...

    published 28 days, 21 hours ago

  6. 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...

    published 28 days, 21 hours ago

  7. 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 ...

    published 27 days, 21 hours ago

  8. 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 ...

    published 26 days, 21 hours ago

  9. 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 ...

    published 26 days, 21 hours ago

  10. 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 ...

    published 25 days, 21 hours ago

  11. 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 ...

    published 25 days, 21 hours ago

  12. Bethany College opened

    November 1, 1841: Bethany College opened in Bethany, Brooke County. Location: Bethany, W.Va. County: Brooke County ...

    published 24 days, 21 hours ago

  13. Daniel Boone born

    November 2, 1734: Kanawha Valley pioneer Daniel Boone was born. Location: Exeter Township, PA ...

    published 23 days, 21 hours ago

  14. Jefferson County transferred from Virginia to West Virginia

    November 2, 1863: Jefferson County was transferred from Virginia to West Virginia by an act of the West Virginia Legislature.  Jefferson County is home to historic sites, such as Harpers Ferry and Shepherdstown, as well as the Hollywood...

    published 23 days, 21 hours ago

  15. Kanawha Airport dedicated

    November 3, 1947: The Kanawha Airport in Charleston, now known as Yeager Airport, was dedicated on November 3, 1947. Location: Charleston, W.Va. County: Kanawha County ...

    published 22 days, 21 hours ago

  16. George Washington visits Gauley Bridge

    November 4, 1770: George Washington visited present-day Gauley Bridge, Fayette County. Location: Gauley Bridge, W.Va. County: Fayette County ...

    published 21 days, 21 hours ago

  17. Mason County created

    November 5, 1788: The Virginia General Assembly passed an act creating Mason County from part of Bourbon County, with the county seat at the house of Robert Rackin in the town of Washington.  Location: Washington, W.Va. County: Mason...

    published 20 days, 21 hours ago

  18. Governor Cecil H. Underwood born

    November 5, 1922: Governor Cecil H. Underwood was born in Tyler County. Underwood was elected Governor in 1957, becoming the youngest Governor in the history of the state.  He was elected again in 1996, to become the state's oldest Governor...

    published 20 days, 21 hours ago

  19. Abraham Lincoln elected President of the United States

    November 6, 1860: Abraham Lincoln was elected President of the United States with less than 2,000 votes from Virginia, 1,400 of which came from the Northern Panhandle of present-day West Virginia. Location: Washington D.C. ...

    published 19 days, 21 hours ago

  20. Confederates defeated at Battle of Droop Mountain

    November 6, 1863: Union troops under General W.W. Averell defeated Confederate troops under General John Echols in the Battle of Droop Mountain in Pocahontas County. Location: Hillsboro, W.Va. County: Pocahontas County ...

    published 19 days, 21 hours ago

  21. First West Virginia Black Walnut Festival held

    November 6, 1954: The first West Virginia Black Walnut Festival was held on this day in Spencer. Location: Spencer, W.Va. County: Roane County ...

    published 19 days, 21 hours ago

  22. Union forces capture Lewisburg

    November 7, 1863: Union forces captured Lewisburg, Greenbrier County, severely weakening Confederate strength in the Greenbrier Valley. Location: Lewisburg, W.Va. County: Greenbrier County ...

    published 18 days, 21 hours ago

  23. Morgan Valentine Spurlock born

    November 7, 1970: Morgan Valentine Spurlock was born on this day. Spurlock is an American documentary filmmaker, television producer, screenwriter and journalist, best known for the documentary film Super Size Me.  Spurlock was placed...

    published 18 days, 21 hours ago

  24. West Virginia Turnpike completed

    November 8, 1954: The West Virginia Turnpike was completed between Charleston in Kanawha County, through Fayette County and Raleigh County, to Princeton (Mercer County). Location: Charleston, W.Va. County: Kanawha, Fayette, Raleigh...

    published 17 days, 21 hours ago

  25. First Bridge Day Festival held

    November 8, 1980: The first Bridge Day Festival was held on this day at the New River Gorge Bridge in Fayetteville. Location: Fayetteville, W.Va. County: Fayette County ...

    published 17 days, 21 hours ago

  26. Matthew Mansfield Neely born

    November 9, 1874: Matthew Mansfield Neely, who served as congressman, governor and United States senator, was born in a log cabin in Doddridge County on November 9, 1874. Location: Grove, W.Va. County: Doddridge County ...

    published 16 days, 21 hours ago

  27. Shawnee Chief Cornstalk killed

    November 10, 1777: Shawnee Chief Cornstalk was killed at Fort Randolph at present-day Point Pleasant, Mason County. Location: Point Pleasant, W.Va. County: Mason County ...

    published 15 days, 21 hours ago

  28. West Virginia Veterans Memorial dedicated

    November 11, 1995: The West Virginia Veterans Memorial was dedicated on November 11, 1995. Location: Charleston, W.Va. County: Kanawha County ...

    published 14 days, 21 hours ago

  29. Electric street lighting in Huntington installed

    November 12, 1886: The Huntington Electric Lighting Company installed and operated the first electric street lighting in Huntington. Location: Huntington, W.Va. County: Cabell County ...

    published 13 days, 21 hours ago

  30. Trans-Allegeny Lunatic Asylum renamed

    November 12, 1863: The West Virginia Legislature changed the name of the Trans-Allegeny Lunatic Asylum at Weston, Lewis County, to the West Virginia Hospital for the Insane.  Today, the historic site is popular for its ghost tours. ...

    published 13 days, 21 hours ago

  31. First sighting of the Mothman

    November 12, 1966: On this date, five men digging a grave in a cemetery near Clendenin, West Virginia saw something that looked like “a brown human being” that flew from some nearby trees and glided low over their heads. This was the first...

    published 13 days, 21 hours ago

  32. Governor approves Confederacy supporter property seizure act

    November 13, 1863: The governor approved an act establishing the right to seize the property of any supporters of the Confederacy. Location: Wheeling, W.Va. County: Ohio County ...

    published 12 days, 21 hours ago

  33. Kanawha County created

    November 14, 1788: The Virginia General Assembly passed an act creating Kanawha County from parts of Greenbrier County and Montgomery County, with the county seat at the house of William Clendenin. County: Kanawha County ...

    published 11 days, 21 hours ago

  34. WVU Mountaineer Field dedicated

    November 14, 1925: West Virginia University Mountaineer Field was dedicated in Morgantown, Monongalia County, before a football game against Penn State. Location: Morgantown, W.Va. County: Monongalia County ...

    published 11 days, 21 hours ago

  35. Marshall University football team plane accident

    November 14, 1970: The Marshall University football team, coaches, and family, totaling 78 people, were killed in a plane crash while attempting to land at Huntington's Tri-State Airport. This was the basis for the film "We Are Marshall.". ...

    published 11 days, 21 hours ago

  36. Greenbrier Resort Cold War Bunker contract signed

    November 26, 1958: Contracts were signed between the Greenbrier Resort and the US government to commence construction of the Cold War Congressional Bunker. Location: White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. County: Greenbrier County ...

  37. Spa at Greenbrier Resort opened

    November 26, 1987: Opening date of the spa at the Greenbrier Resort. It was expanded and upgraded in 2001 Location: White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. County: Greenbrier County ...

  38. 300 ft. telescope collapses in Green Bank.

    November 15, 1988: At 9:43 p.m. EST on Tuesday the 15th of November 1988, the 300-foot telescope at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank collapsed. Location: Green Bank, W.Va. County: Pocahontas County ...

    published 10 days, 21 hours ago

  39. Discrimination based on color ruled illegal by West Virginia Supreme Court

    November 16, 1898: The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals decided in the case of Williams v. Board of Education of Fairfax District.  Carrie Williams' lawyer argued that African-American schools should receive the same funding and have...

    published 9 days, 21 hours ago

  40. Aluminum first produced in Ohio Valley

    November 17, 1957: On November 17, 1957, workers at Kaiser Aluminum in Ravenswood produced the first aluminum in the Ohio Valley. Location: Ravenswood, W.Va. County: Jackson County ...

    published 8 days, 21 hours ago

  41. Robert Byrd becomes the longest serving member of Congress in U.S. history.

    November 18, 2009: Robert C. Byrd becomes the longest serving member of Congress in the nation's history.  He was first elected to the House Of Representatives in 1952.  He was then elected to the Senate in 1958. Location: Washington, D.C....

    published 7 days, 21 hours ago

  42. Allen Taylor Caperton born in Monroe County

    November 21, 1810: U.S.  Senator Allen Taylor Caperton was born at Elmwood, the family estate in Monroe County. Caperton belonged to a well-established family. His father was an early congressman, and later generations produced business...

    published 4 days, 21 hours ago

  43. George Washington buys land in West Virginia

    November 24, 1750: George Washington purchased his first tract of property in present- day West Virginia, the Bullskin or Rock Hall Tract, located in Charles Town, Jefferson County.  Today, part of this land is now the location of the...

    published 1 day, 21 hours ago

  44. Anna Jarvis dies

    November 24, 1948: Mothers' Day founder Anna Jarvis died. Location: West Chester, PA ...

    published 1 day, 21 hours ago

  45. Sam Huff's WVU number retired

    November 24, 2005: Football legend Sam Huff’s number 75 was retired during the WVU–Pitt game on Thanksgiving night, November 24, 2005. Huff helped lead WVU to a combined four-year mark of 31–7 and the 1954 Sugar Bowl.  Playing in the NFL...

    published 1 day, 21 hours ago

  46. Mecklenburg (present-day Shepherdstown) incorporated

    November 25, 1762: The Virginia House of Burgesses passed the incorporation bill for the town of Mecklenburg, present-day Shepherdstown, Jefferson County. Location: Shepherdstown, W.Va. County: Jefferson County ...

    published 21 hours, 52 minutes ago

  47. 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...

  48. 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...

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

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

    published 29 days, 13 hours ago

  50. Detour at Bluestone State Park entrance Nov. 3 – Dec. 10 during bridge construction

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

    published 29 days, 10 hours ago

  51. Cass Scenic Railroad to join state-owned West Virginia Central Railroad

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

    published 29 days, 21 hours ago

  52. WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Grant County

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

    published 28 days, 10 hours ago

  53. WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Cabell County

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

    published 28 days, 21 hours ago

  54. WVSBDC names Lisha Conny as new business coach

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

    published 28 days, 7 hours ago

  55. Voters select West Virginia State Parks Supt. Jesse Anderson ServiceWear Apparel 2014 Park Ranger of the Year

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

    published 28 days, 21 hours ago

  56. WEST VIRGINIA DIVISION OF TOURISM HOSTS “GO OUTSIDE AND FLY FISH” IN GRANT COUNTY

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

    published 27 days, 21 hours ago

  57. Outdoor-indoor events at West Virginia State Parks lead to Thanksgiving

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

    published 27 days, 21 hours ago

  58. Arbor Day Poster Contest Open to All W.Va. Fourth- and Fifth-graders

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

    published 27 days, 5 hours ago

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

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

    published 26 days, 21 hours ago

  60. West Virginia State Parks are Something Special - Gift Card Program include “Something Extra” when visiting in 2015

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

    published 25 days, 13 hours ago

  61. “First Day” Hikes at West Virginia State Parks in 2015 - Resolve to get outdoors

        SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – It’s not too early to think about New Year’s resolutions, and a good one would be to get outdoors more often. At least four areas in the West Virginia state park system will offer First Day Hikes Jan. 1...

    published 19 days, 13 hours ago

  62. Adventure Advisory: Honoring Our Veterans

    Adventure Advisory: Honoring Our Veterans  The Adventure Advisory, prepared and distributed by the West Virginia Division of Tourism, highlights some of the many activities happening across the Mountain State. Additional listings are...

    published 26 days, 9 hours ago

  63. Eastern Panhandle Counties Offer Last of Fall Color West Virginia’s fall foliage season coming to an end.

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

    published 26 days, 6 hours ago

  64. WVSBDC selects David Ramsburg as new business coach

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

    published 25 days, 11 hours ago

  65. A cappella trio Bare Bones to perform at Twin Falls Resort Nov. 8, 2014

               MULLENS, West Virginia – An evening with dinner and great music by a cappella trio Bare Bones is planned at Twin Falls Resort State Park Nov. 8.     ‘It’s a little twist on a dinner...

    published 22 days, 13 hours ago

  66. Pipestem Resort State Park adds marked jogging routes for visitors to get their “Vitamin N” (Nature)

                 PIPESTEM, West Virginia – Aided by local coach and running enthusiast Paul Hodges, Pipestem Resort State Park has added another way to get your Vitamin “N:” nature, that is. Walkers, runners...

    published 19 days, 21 hours ago

  67. West Virginia DNR Law Enforcement Section offers tree stand safety tips

                SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – November is a big month for hunters, and the Division of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds hunters that safety is the most important part of a successful...

    published 19 days, 21 hours ago

  68. Governor Tomblin to lead trade mission to Brazil

    Governor Tomblin, West Virginia Development Office to meet with Odebrecht and Braskem officials CHARLESTON, W.Va. (November 06, 2014) - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced he will be traveling to Brazil with members of the West Virginia...

    published 19 days, 21 hours ago

  69. Public meeting to determine interest in West Virginia elk restoration

    Nov. 13, 2014, 7 p.m., Chief Logan Lodge, Logan County             SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A meeting to help determine public interest in the restoration of elk to West Virginia has been...

    published 18 days, 13 hours ago

  70. West Virginia’s tax climate outranks surrounding states

    West Virginia’s business tax climate is ahead of surrounding states. Recent reports from the Tax Foundation, a tax research think tank based in Washington, D.C., indicate West Virginia ranks 21st in a list of states with the best tax climate in the...

    published 18 days, 8 hours ago

  71. WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Kanawha County

    egister for Nov. 20 session on Business Fundamentals CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A workshop on Business Fundamentals is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Nov. 20, in Kanawha County. The workshop is part of the West Virginia Small Business...

    published 18 days, 8 hours ago

  72. GOVERNOR TOMBLIN UNVEILS FINAL LICENSE PLATE IN WEST VIRGINIA WILDLIFE DESIGN SERIES

    GOVERNOR TOMBLIN UNVEILS FINAL LICENSE PLATE IN WEST VIRGINIA WILDLIFE DESIGN SERIES Governor encourages West Virginians to support state's wildlife CHARLESTON, W.Va. (November 07, 2014) - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today unveiled the third and final...

    published 18 days, 21 hours ago

  73. Trees of Our Heritage – Holiday Open House, Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014

        PARKERSBURG, West Virginia – The Blennerhassett Museum’s Holiday Open House, featuring the popular annual Trees of Our Heritage exhibit, is Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, 1-3 p.m. This open house kicks off a six-week display of 33...

    published 12 days, 21 hours ago

  74. Report hunting and fishing law violations to West Virginia DNR

                SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – It’s easy to report hunting or fishing law violations in West Virginia, and those reports are helpful in protecting the state’s wildlife.     ...

    published 12 days, 21 hours ago

  75. Physical Agility Tests for West Virginia Natural Resources Police Officer candidates Dec. 5 or Dec. 6, 2014

        SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Physical Agility Tests (PAT) have been scheduled for anyone interested in applying for Natural Resources Police Officer (NRPO) positions that are open statewide, according to Major Brad DeBord of the...

    published 12 days, 21 hours ago

  76. West Virginia Division of Tourism Hosts “Go Outside and See the Lights” in Ohio County

    Division highlights Winter Festival of Lights and holiday light displays throughout West Virginia   HOLIDAY LIGHT DISPLAY PHOTO GALLERY: http://bit.ly/GoSeetheLights   CHARLESTON, West Virginia (November 13, 2014) – The West Virginia Division of...

    published 11 days, 21 hours ago

  77. Snow making underway at Canaan Valley Resort State Park; winter skiing and snow tubing comes early to the valley

                 DAVIS, West Virginia – Ski and tubing slopes got their first snow Nov. 7 as resort employees began the layering process of building a snow base for winter sport at Canaan Valley Resort in...

    published 11 days, 21 hours ago

  78. WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Raleigh County

    Register for Nov. 25 session on Business Fundamentals BECKLEY, W.Va. — A workshop on Business Fundamentals is scheduled for 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Tuesday, Nov. 25, in Raleigh County. The workshop is part of the West Virginia Small Business...

    published 8 days, 52 minutes ago

  79. WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Putnam County

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

    published 7 days, 14 hours ago

  80. Buck and Antlerless Gun Seasons Open Nov. 24, 2014

    Additional Buck Stamp (Class RG & RRG) must be purchased prior to Nov. 24             SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - As is traditional every Monday before Thanksgiving, West Virginia’s two...

    published 7 days, 21 hours ago

  81. 2014 West Virginia deer gun season fact sheet

    •    The West Virginia buck firearms season is Nov. 24 – Dec. 6, 2014. It is open in all counties except Logan, Mingo, McDowell and Wyoming. •    Approximately 330,000 deer hunters will be in West Virginia’s woods...

    published 7 days, 21 hours ago

  82. Venison is an excellent low-fat alternative to beef

                SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - As West Virginia’s hunters take to the field, they gain more than just an enjoyable day with family and friends. Many will successfully harvest a deer...

    published 7 days, 21 hours ago

  83. Restaurants at West Virginia’s state parks are turkey calls for a fuss-free Thanksgiving

                 SOUTH CHARLESTON, West Virginia – Restaurants at West Virginia’s state park lodges are preparing and will serve traditional Thanksgiving dinner fare Thursday, Nov. 27. Ten state parks...

    published 6 days, 21 hours ago

  84. Governor Tomblin Returns from Brazilian Trade Mission

    11/18/2014 Page Content ​Odebrecht officials review cracker progress, next steps with West Virginia delegation CHARLESTON, W.Va. (November 18, 2014) - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced the completion of a round of meetings with Odebrecht...

    published 6 days, 9 hours ago

  85. Public meeting to determine interest in West Virginia elk restoration

    Dec. 4, 2014, 7 p.m., Harless Community Center, Gilbert, Mingo County             GILBERT, W.Va. – A meeting to help determine public interest in the restoration of elk to West Virginia has...

    published 5 days, 21 hours ago

  86. Historical Christmas Ornament Features Pinnacle Rock State Park

                BRAMWELL, West Virginia – The Princeton-Mercer County Chamber of Commerce has chosen Pinnacle Rock State Park as the theme for its 22nd annual Historical Christmas Ornament.    ...

    published 5 days, 7 hours ago

  87. Concurrent black bear hunting opportunities during deer season

                     SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Deer hunters are reminded that a concurrent bear season without dogs will occur from Nov. 24 through Dec. 6, 2014, in all or parts of 28...

    published 4 days, 21 hours ago

  88. Natural Resources Police Officer Jonathan R. Casto receives West Virginia Officer of the Year Award

                PARKERSBURG, W.Va. – West Virginia’s 2014 Natural Resources Police Officer of the Year is J.R. Casto of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) District 6. Col. Jerry...

    published 4 days, 21 hours ago

  89. Adventure Advisory: Holiday Festivities

    The Adventure Advisory, prepared and distributed by the West Virginia Division of Tourism, highlights some of the many activities happening across the Mountain State. Additional listings are posted at www.GoToWV.com; click the Calendar tab. Event...

    published 5 days, 21 hours ago

  90. Canaan Valley Resort Opens 2014-2014 Ski Season Saturday, Nov. 29

                DAVIS, West Virginia – The 2014-15 winter ski season kicks off this Saturday, Nov. 29 at Canaan Valley Resort. The early opening can be attributed to extremely cold temperatures and the...

    published 21 hours, 52 minutes ago

  91. WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Cabell County

    Register for Dec. 12 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, Dec. 12, in Cabell County. The workshop is part of the West Virginia Small Business...

  92. WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Kanawha County

    Register for Dec. 18 session on Business Fundamentals CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A workshop on Business Fundamentals is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Dec. 18, in Kanawha County. The workshop is part of the West Virginia Small Business...

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