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  1. First land battle of the Civil War fought at Philippi

    June 3, 1861: The first land battle of the Civil War was fought at Philippi, West Virginia on this day. Location: Philippi, W.Va. County: Barbour ...

    published 30 days, 18 hours ago

  2. First Strawberry Festival held

    June 3, 1936: The first Strawberry Festival was held on this day.  The event is now held each May in Buckhannon. Location: Buckhannon, W.Va. County: Upshur ...

    published 30 days, 18 hours ago

  3. William Warden buys land of future site of Fort Warden from Thomas Lord Fairfax

    June 4, 1750: Thomas Lord Fairfax conveyed 400 acres on Lost River in present-day Capon District, Hardy County, to William Warden, on which he later erected Fort Warden. Location: Lost River, W.Va. County: Hardy ...

    published 29 days, 18 hours ago

  4. Harrison County created

    June 4, 1784: Harrison County was created from Monongalia County. Location: Clarksburg, W.Va. County: Harrison ...

    published 29 days, 18 hours ago

  5. Japanese diplomats return to Japan after internment at The Greenbrier

    June 5, 1942: On this date in 1942 four hundred Japanese diplomats who had been interned at The Greenbrier for ten weeks departed for their return home to Japan. Location: White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. County: Greenbrier ...

    published 28 days, 18 hours ago

  6. George Washington ordered Captain Stewart and 70 men stationed at Fort Maidstone

    June 6, 1757: George Washington ordered Captain Stewart and 70 men to be stationed at Fort Maidstone. Location: Great Cacapon, W.Va. County: Morgan ...

    published 27 days, 18 hours ago

  7. West Virginian soldiers engage in Normandy invasion in France during World War II

    June 6, 1944: Allied forces, which included a considerable number of West Virginians, launched the Normandy invasion in France during World War II.  The West Virginia Veterans Memorial in Charleston honors thousands of West Virginians who...

    published 27 days, 18 hours ago

  8. Eleanor D. Caldwell founded the Wheeling Symphony Society

    June 7, 1929: Eleanor D. Caldwell founded the Wheeling Symphony Society.  You can still enjoy the Wheeling Symphony today. Location: Wheeling, W.Va. County: Ohio ...

    published 26 days, 18 hours ago

  9. Donald Franklin Duncan, founder of the Duncan Yo-Yo, was born

    June 8, 1893: Donald Franklin Duncan, founder of the Duncan Yo-Yo, was born in Rome, Ohio. Duncan spent his childhood in Huntington. Location: Rome, Ohio ...

    published 25 days, 18 hours ago

  10. U.S.S. West Virginia discovered to have taken more torpedo hits than thought

    June 9, 1942: On this date, it was discovered after further scrutiny that the U.S.S. West Virginia had taken seven, rather than six torpedo hits in the attack on Pearl Harbor.  The mast of the USS West Virginia is currently on display on...

    published 24 days, 18 hours ago

  11. Midland Trail officially opened to the public

    June 10, 1926: Midland Trail was officially opened to the public. Midland Trail follows Route 60 from the Kentucky state line, through the capital city of Charleston, Hawks Nest State Park and past The Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur...

    published 23 days, 18 hours ago

  12. West Virginia steel industry born on this date

    June 11, 1884: West Virginia steel industry was born on this date when the state’s first Bessemer converter began operation at the Riverside Iron Works in Wheeling. Location: Wheeling, W.Va. County: Ohio ...

    published 22 days, 18 hours ago

  13. Robert C. Byrd became the longest-serving United States Senator in history

    June 12, 2006: Robert C. Byrd became the longest-serving United States Senator in history on this date.  Senator Byrd died at the age of 92 and was honored by President Obama, former President Bill Clinton and other dignitaries at a...

    published 21 days, 18 hours ago

  14. Confederate troops begin destroying bridges prior to evacuation

    June 13, 1861: Confederate troops under Brigadier General Joseph E. Johnston began destroying the Potomac River bridges at Harpers Ferry prior to evacuation. Location: Harpers Ferry, W.Va. County: Jefferson ...

    published 20 days, 18 hours ago

  15. Mathematician and Nobel Laureate John C. Forbes Nash Jr born.

    June 13, 1928: Mathematician and Nobel Laureate John C. Forbes Nash Jr., the subject of the movie "Beautiful Mind", was born. Location: Bluefield, W.Va. County: Mercer ...

    published 20 days, 18 hours ago

  16. The Ford Management Council entertained at the Greenbrier by the Ed Sullivan Show

    June 14, 1956: On this date in 1956 the Ford Management Council, headed by Henry Ford II, was entertained at their Greenbrier meeting by the Ed Sullivan Show. Location: White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. County: Greenbrier ...

    published 19 days, 18 hours ago

  17. Trains at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park began running for the general public

    June 15, 1963: The trains at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park began running on this date for the general public. Location: Cass, W.Va. County: Pocahontas ...

    published 18 days, 18 hours ago

  18. Margaret Agnew Blennerhassett, wife of Harman Blennerhassett, died

    June 16, 1842: Margaret Agnew Blennerhassett, wife of Harman Blennerhassett, died in New York City, June 16, 1842. She lived from 1800 to 1806 in a grand 16-room mansion she and her husband had constructed on an Ohio River island near...

    published 17 days, 18 hours ago

  19. The Second Wheeling condemned Virginia's secession

    June 17, 1861: The Second Wheeling Convention condemned Virginia's secession and proposed a reorganized government of Virginia. Location: Wheeling, W.Va. County: Ohio ...

    published 16 days, 18 hours ago

  20. South Charleston chartered as a city

    June 18, 1917: South Charleston was chartered as a city. Location: South Charleston, W.Va. County: Kanawha ...

    published 15 days, 18 hours ago

  21. State tree and bird adopted

    June 18, 1949: West Virginia adopted the sugar maple as the state tree and the cardinal as the state bird. Location: Charleston, W.Va. County: Kanawha ...

    published 15 days, 18 hours ago

  22. Confederate troops captured Martinsburg

    June 19, 1861: Confederate troops under General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson captured Martinsburg, a railroad hub. Location: Martinsburg, W.Va. County: Berkeley ...

    published 14 days, 18 hours ago

  23. Ground broken for Blennerhassett Mansion reconstruction

    June 19, 1984: Governor Jay Rockefeller broke ground for the Blennerhassett Mansion Reconstruction project. Location: Parkersburg, W.Va. County: Wood ...

    published 14 days, 18 hours ago

  24. West Virginia became the 35th state

    June 20, 1863: West Virginia became the 35th state, a state born out  of the Civil War and formed as a result of a Presidential Proclamation. Location: Statewide ...

    published 13 days, 18 hours ago

  25. Singer Kathleen Alice "Kathy" Mattea was born

    June 21, 1959: Singer Kathleen Alice "Kathy" Mattea was born.  Mattea grew up in Cross Lanes and now has seventeen albums, two Grammys and several CMA and ACM awards. Location: South Charleston, W.Va. County: Kanawha ...

    published 12 days, 18 hours ago

  26. First lady Eleanor Roosevelt receives award at The Greenbrier

    June 22, 1936: On this date in 1936 first lady Eleanor Roosevelt was at The Greenbrier to receive an award from the Chi Omega sorority. Location: White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. County: Greenbrier ...

    published 11 days, 18 hours ago

  27. Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine opens to the public

    June 23, 1962: Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine opens to the public on this day. Location: Beckley, W.Va. County: Raleigh ...

    published 10 days, 18 hours ago

  28. FESTIVALL, a family friendly, multi-arts celebration, debuts

    June 24, 2005: FESTIVALL, a family friendly, multi-arts celebration, debuts in Charleston. Location: Charleston, W.Va. County: Kanawha ...

    published 9 days, 18 hours ago

  29. Virginia ratified the United States Constitution, becoming the tenth state

    June 25, 1788: Virginia ratified the United States Constitution, becoming the tenth state. Thirteen of the 16 delegates from present-day West Virginia voted in favor of ratification.  West Virginia became a separate state in 1863 during the...

    published 8 days, 18 hours ago

  30. General and Mrs. Dwight D. Eisenhower arrived at The Greenbrier

    June 26, 1945: On this date in 1945 General and Mrs. Dwight D. Eisenhower arrived at The Greenbrier for vacation after the end of the war in Europe. Location: White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. County: Greenbrier ...

    published 7 days, 18 hours ago

  31. Coonskin Park was constructed in Charleston

    June 27, 1950: Coonskin Park, a county park, was constructed in Charleston by volunteers. Location: Charleston, W.Va. County: Kanawha ...

    published 6 days, 18 hours ago

  32. Senator Robert Carlyle Byrd died

    June 28, 2010: Senator Robert Carlyle Byrd, who held the record as the longest-serving member of the U.S. Congress, died on this day in 2010. A statue of Senator Byrd sits inside the Capitol building in Charleston.   Location: Washington...

    published 5 days, 18 hours ago

  33. 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 4 days, 18 hours ago

  34. 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 3 days, 18 hours ago

  35. WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Hardy County

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

    published 28 days, 18 hours ago

  36. WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Kanawha County

    Register for June 25 session on Business Fundamentals CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A workshop on Business Fundamentals is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, June 25, in Kanawha County. The workshop is part of the West Virginia Small Business...

    published 30 days, 6 hours ago

  37. WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Kanawha County

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

    published 29 days, 2 hours ago

  38. Public tour at Kumbrabow State Forest Saturday, June 13, 2015

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia Division of Forestry officials will conduct a public tour at 11 a.m. at Kumbrabow State Forest Saturday, June 13, 2015. This is an informational tour for the public to learn about plans for a road maintenance ...

    published 28 days, 7 hours ago

  39. Wild, Wonderful West Virginia “Takes a Hike” to Celebrate National Trails Day

    GoToWV team, Greater Parkersburg CVB, WV State Parks hike at North Bend State Park CAIRO, West Virginia (June 6, 2015) – Wild, Wonderful West Virginia (GoToWV) in collaboration with the Greater Parkersburg Convention & Visitors Bureau and West...

    published 27 days, 18 hours ago

  40. Correction requested: West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of June 1-5, 2015

    ELKINS, W.Va. – The wrong list of trout stocking locations was accidentally sent out Friday, June 5, 2015. Here is the correct list of waters that received stockings for the week of June 1-5, 2015. We apologize for the error. These are the last...

    published 25 days, 8 hours ago

  41. “Mamie” and “The Addams Family” amphitheater shows at Chief Logan State Park in 2015

        LOGAN, West Virginia – Two summer theater shows will be presented at Chief Logan State Park’s Liz Spurlock Amphitheater in 2015. Local singers, actors and actresses will perform “Mamie” and “The Addams Family” in June, July and...

    published 25 days, 18 hours ago

  42. Adventure Advisory: Welcome Summer

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

    published 25 days, 18 hours ago

  43. West Virginia Division of Natural Resources schedules public meetings on proposed State Wildlife Action Plan June 15 and 16

                SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold three public meetings across the state for wildlife enthusiasts and other interested...

    published 24 days, 18 hours ago

  44. WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Cabell County

    Register for June 30 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, June 30, in Cabell County. The workshop is part of the West Virginia Small Business...

    published 24 days, 6 hours ago

  45. Tuesday Crew Day

    LYDIA GRIFFITHS Where are you from, where are you located now, and what are your ties to WV? I am from and grew up in Berkeley Springs, WV.  After attending Baldwin Wallace University in Ohio, I moved back to the area. What was your first job in...

    published 24 days, 18 hours ago

  46. Broadcast Premiere of AMC's 8-part Miniseries "The Making of the Mob: New York" Set for June 15 at 10 pm

    CHARLESTON, West Virginia – AMC Networks will begin airing its eight-part miniseries "The Making of the Mob: New York" on June 15 at 10 p.m. EST. Predominantly filmed in West Virginia's Berkeley and Jefferson counties, the miniseries details a...

    published 24 days, 18 hours ago

  47. “Brunch with Margaret” on Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park beginning June 11, 2015

        PARKERSBURG, West Virginia – Margaret Blennerhassett was famous for entertaining guests at her mansion on the island in the Ohio River in the summers of the late 1700s into the early 1800s. Modern-day visitors are invited to have...

    published 24 days, 18 hours ago

  48. Municipal Home Rule Board accepting applications for 14 additional cities

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Municipal Home Rule Board is now accepting applications for 14 new cities, towns and villages to join the 20 that have already been granted home-rule status. The Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program was created in 2007 and...

    published 21 days, 8 hours ago

  49. Summersville Lake Tailwater Trout Stocking

        ELKINS, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, in cooperation with the West Virginia Professional Outfitters Association (WVPRO), stocked 650 pounds of rainbow trout in the Summersville Dam Tailwater of the...

    published 21 days, 18 hours ago

  50. Still time to enter contest to be the first to spend the night in the Seneca State Forest fire tower

    Entry deadline is Sunday, June 14, for West Virginia State Parks contest     DUNMORE, West Virginia – Contest entries are still being accepted for the West Virginia State Parks fire tower overnight stay contest, but the deadline...

    published 21 days, 18 hours ago

  51. WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Monongalia County

    Register for June 25 session on Business Fundamentals MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A workshop on Business Fundamentals is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, June 25, in Monongalia County. The workshop is part of the West Virginia Small Business...

    published 21 days, 1 hour ago

  52. Sacagawea portrayal at four West Virginia state parks, summer of 2015

    First show at North Bend State Park June 20     CAIRO, West Virginia – Sacagawea (c.1790 – 1812?) will be portrayed by Mary Dailey of Ronceverte in a West Virginia Humanities Council History Alive! program at four of West...

    published 18 days, 18 hours ago

  53. West Virginia Natural Resources Police Officers preparing for Operation Dry Water 2015

    Concentrated effort to curb drinking and boating scheduled for June 26-28, 2015     The Law Enforcement Section of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) will be participating in Operation Dry Water June 26-28...

    published 17 days, 18 hours ago

  54. Adventure Advisory: Let Freedom Ring

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

    published 17 days, 18 hours ago

  55. A Lookout! Thorny Mountain Fire Tower history days at Seneca State Forest June 21 and 22, 2015

        DUNMORE, West Virginia – Old is new again at the Thorny Mountain Fire Tower. The lofty and recently refurbished structure, located at Seneca State Forest near Dunmore in Pocahontas County, served fire prevention aspects of the...

    published 17 days, 18 hours ago

  56. Three Historic Portrayals scheduled at Watoga State Park in 2015: Ostenaco, Porte Crayon and Sacagawea

        MARLINTON, West Virginia – The West Virginia Humanities Council’s History Alive! Programs are popular and present actor portrayals of figures who contributed to the Mountain State’s history. Three noted individuals will be...

    published 16 days, 18 hours ago

  57. “Wings of Wonder” – A live birds of prey program offered at West Virginia’s state parks

        SOUTH CHARLESTON, West Virginia – “Wings of Wonder” – A Birds of Prey program series at West Virginia State Parks, will be featured at 14 areas in 2015. These birds and others appear live with Ron and Wendy Perrone of Three...

    published 16 days, 18 hours ago

  58. West Virginia Day, June 20, Celebration on Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park

        PARKERSBURG, West Virginia – West Virginia turns 152 years old June 20, 2015, and Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park is celebrating the Mountain State’s anniversary of becoming the 35th state of The United States of...

    published 16 days, 18 hours ago

  59. New West Virginia State Parks campaign reminds visitors that “Memories Happen Here”

        SOUTH CHARLESTON, West Virginia – No place is better for making lifelong memories than at West Virginia’s state parks, and that’s why a new marketing campaign is underway to remind visitors that “Memories Happen Here.”  ...

    published 15 days, 18 hours ago

  60. CHINESE DELEGATION VISITS WEST VIRGINIA TO SIGN SERIES OF AGREEMENTS

    Business, education and state representatives attend CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A delegation from Shanxi province in China traveled to West Virginia to sign agreements with representatives from the state’s business, educational and government communities...

    published 15 days, 5 hours ago

  61. WILD, WONDERFUL WEST VIRGINIA TO LAUNCH Real. WILD, WONDERFUL WEST VIRGINIA CAMPAIGN, CONTEST JUNE 20

    Welcome Centers to host events with Real. West Virginia flair June 20 30 SEC VIDEO CLIP: Download BANNER GRAPHICS: Download EDITORIAL: Download LOGO:Download PHOTO GALLERY: Download Real. VIDEO: Download SOUND BITES:...

    published 14 days, 6 hours ago

  62. Barbara Breshock Named Assistant State Forester - Bob Radspinner Set to Retire Mid-August

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – State Forester Randy Dye announced longtime Division of Forestry (DOF) employee Barbara Breshock has been promoted to the position of assistant state forester of forest management and stewardship effective immediately. “Barb...

    published 16 days, 6 hours ago

  63. Tuesday Crew Day

    STEPHEN HANSON Where are you from, where are you located now, and what are your ties to WV? I’m a native of Given, WV in Jackson County and have lived there my entire life.  I have family ties to eastern Kanawha County and have spent a lot of...

    published 10 days, 18 hours ago

  64. Holmes Safety Association Recognizes Coal Mine Safety Achievements

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia State Council of the Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association recently recognized more than 27 coal companies and coal-related contractors for safety achievements. Awards were presented in several categories,...

    published 10 days, 3 hours ago

  65. APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR MCCLINTIC DUCK BLINDS - AUGUST 15 DEADLINE TO APPLY

    POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. - Waterfowl hunters who wish to hunt from a shooting station in the controlled waterfowl hunting zone of McClintic Wildlife Management Area must submit electronic applications by midnight Aug. 15, 2015, according to ...

    published 10 days, 2 hours ago

  66. WILD, WONDERFUL WEST VIRGINIA, CHARLESTON CVB AND FESTIVALL CHARLESTON TO HOST INSTAMEET JUNE 27

    Five InstaMeet participants will be selected to receive Real. Wild, Wonderful West Virginia T-shirts designed by Kin Ship Goods   CHARLESTON, West Virginia (June 24, 2015) – Wild, Wonderful West Virginia, the Charleston Convention &...

    published 9 days, 6 hours ago

  67. Construction equipment manufacturer Terramite celebrates 50th anniversary

    Terramite began making compact construction equipment in Cross Lanes in 1965. This year, the manufacturer marks its 50th anniversary. West Virginia Commerce Secretary Keith Burdette was among the corporate and state dignitaries who attended the...

    published 9 days, 18 hours ago

  68. West Virginia company among winners in $100,000 Shale Gas Innovation Contest

    Fairmont Brine Processing, LLC is one of four winners of the Shale Gas Innovation Contest. Each winner receives a check for $25,000. The Shale Gas Innovation Contest is designed to encourage the development of new technologies from the Marcellus...

    published 8 days, 10 hours ago

  69. First Lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin honors Main Street and ON TRAC communities

    Awards honor community volunteers from around the state CHARLESTON, W.Va.  – First Lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin joined Main Street West Virginia in honoring the Governor’s Main Street and ON TRAC award recipients Thursday, June 25. Main...

    published 7 days, 8 hours ago

  70. DNR Wildlife Resources Section Files Legislative Rules for Review

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, West Virginia – The Wildlife Resources Section of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has filed legislative rule changes with the Secretary of State’s office, according to Paul R. Johansen, Chief of the Division’s...

    published 8 days, 18 hours ago

  71. Limited Bear Firearms Season Permit Applications Now Available Online

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, West Virginia – Hunters are reminded that a concurrent bear season without dogs will occur from November 23 – December 5 on public and private land in 18 counties, according to Colin Carpenter, Black Bear Project Leader for the West...

    published 8 days, 18 hours ago

  72. WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Pendleton County

    Register for July 16 session on business fundamentals FRANKLIN, W.Va. — A workshop on “Business Fundamentals” is scheduled for 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, July 16, in Pendleton County. The workshop is part of the West Virginia Small Business...

    published 8 days, 1 hour ago

  73. Wild, Wonderful WV Releases Jefferson County Vignette

    New video is next in a series of regional vignettes produced as part of the Real. campaign Real. Jefferson County Video: View CHARLESTON, West Virginia (June 26, 2015) – Wild, Wonderful West Virginia today released the Real. Jefferson County...

    published 7 days, 6 hours ago

  74. 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 4 days, 18 hours ago

  75. 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 3 days, 5 hours ago

  76. 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 3 days, 4 hours ago

  77. 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 3 days, 18 hours ago

  78. 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 3 days, 2 hours ago

  79. 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 3 days, 2 hours ago

  80. 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 2 days, 8 hours ago

  81. 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 2 days, 18 hours ago

  82. 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 2 days, 7 hours ago

  83. 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 3 days, 18 hours ago

  84. 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 2 days, 18 hours ago

  85. 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 3 days, 2 hours ago

  86. 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 1 day, 18 hours ago

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