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  1. Harpers Ferry National Monument legislation signed

    June 29, 1944: President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed legislation creating the Harpers Ferry National Monument. Location: Harpers Ferry, W.Va. County: Jefferson ...

    published 30 days, 16 hours ago

  2. First post office in present-day West Virginia established

    June 30, 1792: The first post office in present-day West Virginia was established at Martinsburg, Berkeley County. Location: Martinsburg, W.Va. County: Berkeley ...

    published 29 days, 16 hours ago

  3. West Virginia Division of Natural Resources promotes water safety with Operation Life Jacket

    Effort to increase use and awareness in advance of July Fourth weekend     SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will promote water safety with Operation Life Jacket June 29 through July 4. The...

    published 30 days, 16 hours ago

  4. WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Cabell County

    Register for July 24 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, July 24, in Cabell County. The workshop is part of the West Virginia Small Business...

    published 29 days, 3 hours ago

  5. WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Logan County

    Register for July 21 session on business fundamentals MOUNT GAY, W.Va. — A workshop on “Business Fundamentals” is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, July 21, in Logan County. The workshop is part of the West Virginia Small Business...

    published 29 days, 2 hours ago

  6. Tuesday Crew Day

    MICHAELA SULKA Where are you from, where are you located now, and what are your ties to WV? I’m from the tiny PA town of Mount Morris, right on the WV state line.  The saying goes, “You could throw a stone and hit West Virginia.”  Naturally, I...

    published 29 days, 16 hours ago

  7. Wild, Wonderful West Virginia announces winning #GoToWV_InstaMeet submissions

    Five participants receive Real. Wild, Wonderful West Virginia T-shirts designed by Kin Ship Goods   TOP 5 SUBMISSIONS:      (Click on each to view on Instagram) CHARLESTON, West Virginia (June 29, 2015) – Wild,...

    published 29 days, 32 minutes ago

  8. Wild, Wonderful West Virginia hosts state Junior Golfers during The Greenbrier Classic

    Above: Junior golfer Samuel Romine of Martinsburg chats with his father, who is caddying for him. Photo courtesy of Wild, Wonderful West Virginia. LEWISBURG, West Virginia (June 29, 2015) – Two of West Virginia’s top junior golfers, Samuel...

    published 29 days, 2 minutes ago

  9. WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Putnam County

    Register for July 10 session on Business Fundamentals WINFIELD, W.Va. — A workshop on Business Fundamentals is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon, Friday July 10, in Putnam County. The workshop is part of the West Virginia Small Business Development...

    published 28 days, 6 hours ago

  10. West Virginia State Parks encourage life jackets for all water recreation

        SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia State Parks is encouraging the use of life jackets as part of Operation Life Jacket.     Lakes and streams are some of the most popular attraction in the system’s 49 areas....

    published 28 days, 16 hours ago

  11. GOVERNOR TOMBLIN PROCLAIMS JULY 13-19, 2015 WV RESTAURANT WEEK, WHICH COINCIDES WITH LAUNCH OF “101 UNIQUE PLACES TO DINE” GUIDE

    Wild, Wonderful West Virginia encourages local restaurants to participate in celebration Proclamation:  (Click to enlarge) Submit a Special: GoToWV.com/events/wv-restaurant-week/submit CHARLESTON, West Virginia (July 1, 2015) –...

    published 28 days, 5 hours ago

  12. State Film Office Heads to Pocahontas County with Community-Oriented Workshop

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Film Office will host two half-day workshops in Marlinton and Green Bank July 20 on issues related to the film industry and, particularly, how communities can work with the Film Office to recruit more film...

    published 29 days, 16 hours ago

  13. 32nd annual Bear Hole Road Race at Twin Falls Resort State Park July 11, 2015

        MULLENS, West Virginia – For the 32nd year, Twin Falls State Park near Mullens in Wyoming County will host the annual Bear Hole Road Race. The July 11 event will feature 10K and 5K runs and a 5K walk, with plaques to be awarded...

    published 28 days, 16 hours ago

  14. West Virginia Division of Natural Resources offers swimming guidelines for lakes, rivers and stream

    Currents in natural bodies of water pose threat to swimmers             SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Strong currents in natural bodies of water can pose a serious threat to swimmers, and they’re often invisible. As part of Operation Life Jacket,...

    published 29 days, 2 minutes ago

  15. West Virginia Division of Natural Resources challenges public to take the Operation Life Jacket Pledge

    Share the pledge on social media to increase awareness     SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources encourages the public to participate in Operation Life Jacket ahead of the July 4 weekend by...

    published 27 days, 16 hours ago

  16. Applications being accepted for two controlled deer hunts in 2015: Pipestem Resort State Park and Cacapon Resort State Park

        SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Applications are being accepted for controlled deer hunts at two West Virginia state parks in 2015. Controlled white-tailed deer hunts are scheduled at Pipestem Resort State Park (Summers County) Nov. 16,...

    published 23 days, 16 hours ago

  17. Steve Drumheller selected as general manager of Canaan Valley Resort Lodge and Conference Center

        DAVIS, West Virginia – Canaan Valley Resort and Conference Center’s new general manager is Steve Drumheller, effective June 29, 2015.      “The new lodge and facilities have renewed interest in visiting...

    published 23 days, 16 hours ago

  18. Applications Available for 2015 Antlerless Deer Season Limited Permit Areas

                SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Applications for the 2015 Antlerless Deer Season limited permit areas are available online at www.wvhunt.com, according to Chris Ryan, Supervisor of Game...

    published 22 days, 16 hours ago

  19. Swim for $1 at Twin Falls State Park’s pool

        MULLENS, West Virginia – The swimming pool at Twin Falls State Park is popular every summer with residents of Wyoming County, and this year a new one dollar entry fee is in effect to encourage more people to cool off at the park....

    published 22 days, 16 hours ago

  20. Nature programs top summer activities at Cacapon Resort State Park

        BERKELEY SPRINGS, West Virginia – A nature center brimming with displays and animals is complemented by a variety of outdoor activities with a focus on nature this summer at Cacapon Resort State Park. Park Naturalist Renee Fincham...

    published 22 days, 16 hours ago

  21. Tuesday Crew Day

    Director Sheridan Cleland Where are you from, where are you located now, and what are your ties to WV? I was born in Chillicothe, Ohio, but my parents moved to Point Pleasant, West Virginia, when I was three-years-old for work and to be closer...

    published 22 days, 16 hours ago

  22. WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Jackson County

    Register for July 28 session on Business Fundamentals RIPLEY, W.Va. — A workshop on Business Fundamentals is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, July 28, in Jackson County. The workshop is part of the West Virginia Small Business Development...

    published 22 days, 2 minutes ago

  23. Facebook users help Natural Resources Police solve deer poaching case

                SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Natural Resources Police were able to solve a deer poaching case in less than an hour July 2, 2015, thanks to help from Facebook users....

    published 21 days, 16 hours ago

  24. Maple trees once again line the streets at Cass, West Virginia

        CASS, West Virginia – The historic town of Cass, West Virginia, looks a little more like it did in the early 20th century with the return of maple trees along Front and Main streets. Eight sugar maples have been planted along...

    published 21 days, 16 hours ago

  25. WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Kanawha County

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

    published 21 days, 16 hours ago

  26. WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Monongalia County

    Register for July 23 session on Business Fundamentals MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A workshop on Business Fundamentals is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, July 23, in Monongalia County. The workshop is part of the West Virginia Small Business...

    published 20 days, 23 hours ago

  27. Welcome center’s amazing chalk art features West Virginia State Parks

        PARKERSBURG, West Virginia – The Welcome Center at the Wood County location just off I-77 at Williamstown greets thousands of north and south bound travelers every day. This center, like other Welcome Centers in West Virginia,...

    published 20 days, 16 hours ago

  28. Award-winning Girl Scout project provides new homes for North Bend State Park songbirds and wood ducks

        CAIRO, West Virginia – Brianna Bengel has earned the highest award a Cadette Girl Scout (Grades 6-8) can earn: a Silver Award. Her project was building songbird and wood duck boxes and donating them to North Bend State Park,...

    published 20 days, 16 hours ago

  29. 2015-2016 West Virginia Hunting and Trapping Regulations Summary available

                SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The 2015-2016 West Virginia Hunting and Trapping Regulations Summary brochure is available at West Virginia hunting and fishing license agents, Division of...

    published 19 days, 16 hours ago

  30. Wild, Wonderful WV Kicks Off Restaurant Week with Launch of "101 Unique Places to Dine"

    Launch coincides with release of latest Real. campaign vignette featuring Braxton and Lewis Counties. Video: http://bit.ly/BraxtonLewis 101 BADGE: Download “101 Unique Places to Dine” PDF: Download Photo Gallery: Download (courtesy of...

    published 16 days, 2 minutes ago

  31. WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Greenbrier County

    Register for July 29 session on Business Fundamentals MAXWELLTON, W.Va. — A workshop on Business Fundamentals is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, July 29, in Greenbrier County. The workshop is part of the West Virginia Small Business...

    published 15 days, 5 hours ago

  32. Tuesday Crew Day

    GINGER BASHAM Where are you from, where are you located now, and what are your ties to WV? I reside in Cabin Creek, WV, where I was born and raised. What was your first job in film production? I have always worked as a Makeup Artist and Special...

    published 15 days, 16 hours ago

  33. Great Deals on the Menu at State Parks for West Virginia Restaurant Week

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, West Virginia – Restaurants across the Mountain State, including those in state parks, are participating in West Virginia Restaurants Week. The event, which runs July 13-19, focuses on local dining opportunities and supporting...

    published 14 days, 2 minutes ago

  34. The GoToWV Team Encourages Folks to Eat Local and Share Experience with #wveats

    CHARLESTON, West Virginia – The GoToWV team encourages folks to eat local this weekend in celebration of West Virginia Restaurant Week and share their Real. culinary experiences on social media using #WVEats.  West Virginians and visitors can enjoy...

    published 12 days, 16 hours ago

  35. Amber Wilson selected as West Virginia’s 2015 State Star

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Small Business Coach Amber Wilson has been selected as West Virginia’s 2015 State Star for America’s Small Business Development Centers announced Kristina Oliver, state director of the West Virginia Small Business Development...

    published 9 days, 5 hours ago

  36. Further Actions Taken to Combat CWD of Deer in West Virginia

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. –“As part of our agency’s ongoing management efforts to slow the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), a larger portion of the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia has been added to the current area where artificial ...

    published 9 days, 1 hour ago

  37. Tuesday Crew Day

    JUSTIN LITTON Where are you from, where are you located now, and what are your ties to WV? I was born in Charleston and grew up in Cross Lanes, but I currently live in Scott Depot. Apart from my couple of years of film school in England, I have...

    published 8 days, 16 hours ago

  38. Adventure Advisory: Heritage

    The Adventure Advisory, prepared and distributed by Wild, Wonderful West Virginia (GoToWV), highlights some of the many activities happening across the Mountain State. Additional listings are posted at www.GoToWV.com. Event organizers and...

    published 8 days, 2 minutes ago

  39. WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Fayette County

    Register for Aug. 12 session on Business Fundamentals OAK HILL, W.Va. — A workshop on Business Fundamentals is scheduled for 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 12, in Fayette County. The workshop is part of the West Virginia Small Business...

    published 7 days, 6 hours ago

  40. GOVERNOR TOMBLIN, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE CELEBRATE WEST VIRGINIA'S TOP EXPORTERS

    Governor recognizes 46 West Virginia exporters, sales to 85 different countries CHARLESTON, W.Va. (July 21, 2015) - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today joined Department of Commerce Secretary Keith Burdette, the West Virginia Development Office and the...

    published 7 days, 6 hours ago

  41. “Becoming an Outdoors-Woman” Fall Workshop Sept. 18-20, 2015 at Watoga State Park

        MARLINTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) announces that registration is underway for the fall “Becoming an Outdoors-Woman” (BOW) workshop at Watoga State Park Sept. 18-20, 2015. This is an...

    published 7 days, 16 hours ago

  42. WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Hardy County

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

    published 6 days, 1 hour ago

  43. WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Upshur County

    Register for Aug. 13 session on Business Fundamentals Buckhannon, WV — A workshop on Business Fundamentals is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 13 in Upshur County. The workshop is part of the West Virginia Small Business Development...

    published 6 days, 47 minutes ago

  44. Natural Resources Commission Quarterly Meeting 1 p.m., Sunday, July 26, 2015 Lakeview Resort, Morgantown

        MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The next quarterly meeting of the West Virginia Natural Resources Commission is scheduled for Sunday, July 26, 2015, beginning at 1 p.m. at Lakeview Resort in Morgantown.     The public is...

    published 5 days, 16 hours ago

  45. Mary Todd Lincoln portrayal at Canaan Valley Resort State Park July 29, 2015

        DAVIS, West Virginia – Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of President Abraham Lincoln, will be portrayed by JoAnn Peterson of Kingwood in a West Virginia Humanities Council History Alive! program at Canaan Valley Resort State Park...

    published 5 days, 16 hours ago

  46. Pioneer Heritage Days at Blennerhassett Island, August 1 and 2, 2015

        PARKERSBURG, West Virginia – How did West Virginia’s first immigrants live, from making clothing to building shelter to growing food? Pioneer Heritage Days at Blennerhassett Island Saturday, August 1, and Sunday, August 2, will...

    published 2 days, 16 hours ago

  47. Go from Pipestem State Park “Through the Garden Gate” to Bluefield Aug. 8, 2015

        PIPESTEM, West Virginia – Visitors to Pipestem Resort State Park August 8, 2015, may want to wander “Through the Garden Gate,” a breathtaking summer garden tour in nearby Bluefield, West Virginia. The tour of six homes will...

    published 1 day, 7 hours ago

  48. Tuesday Crew Day

    RANDI COTTON Where are you from, where are you located now, and what are your ties to WV? I am originally from the Midwest, but recently moved to Harpers Ferry to be closer to the D.C. area. What was your first job in film production? ...

    published 1 day, 16 hours ago

  49. WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Logan County

    Register for Aug. 18 session on business fundamentals MOUNT GAY, W.Va. — A workshop on “Business Fundamentals” is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 18, in Logan County. The workshop is part of the West Virginia Small Business...

    published 1 day, 4 hours ago

  50. Wild, Wonderful West Virginia Announces Search for West Virginia's Next Generation of Talented Chefs

    Nominations sought for Rising Star Chefs to compete in the 2016 Cast Iron Cook-Off® Nomination Form: download CHARLESTON, West Virginia (July 28, 2015) – Wild, Wonderful West Virginia today encouraged individuals to nominate Rising Star Chefs...

    published 1 day, 4 hours ago

  51. Department of Commerce joins Multicoat in grand opening of expanded operations

    Construction coating manufacturer completes new facility in Putnam County FRAZIERS BOTTOM, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Commerce joins Multicoat Products Inc. in celebrating the completion of its new East Coast headquarters in Putnam...

    published 1 day, 47 minutes ago

  52. Have brunch on the island with Margaret Blennerhassett Aug. 13, 2015

        PARKERSBURG, West Virginia – In 1798, Margaret Blennerhassett was known in the Wood County, Marietta/Belpre Ohio areas for entertaining guests with grace and style. In 2015, a late morning brunch on the island in the presence of...

    published 16 hours, 2 minutes ago

  53. “Wings of Wonder – Birds of Prey” Program on Blennerhassett Island Aug. 22, 2015

        PARKERSBURG, West Virginia – “Who cooks for me, who cooks for you all?” What raptor says this phrase? To learn the answer, come to Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park Sunday, Aug. 22, for the Birds of Prey educational...

    published 16 hours, 2 minutes ago

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