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  1. The asylum in Weston named

    March 26, 1861: The Virginia General Assembly passed an act naming the asylum at Weston, Lewis County, the Northwestern Lunatic Asylum. This is the largest hand-cut stone masonry building in North America and is now open for tours. ...

    published 29 days, 14 hours ago

  2. Cyrus R. Vance was born in Clarksburg.

    March 27, 1917: Cyrus R. Vance, who served as United States Secretary of State from 1977 to 1980, was born in Clarksburg. Location: Clarksburg, W.Va. County: Harrison ...

    published 28 days, 14 hours ago

  3. Congressional leaders contacted The Greenbrier about building fallout shelter.

    March 28, 1956: On this date in 1956 Congressional leaders first contacted The Greenbrier about building an underground fallout shelter at the resort. Location: White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. County: Greenbrier ...

    published 27 days, 14 hours ago

  4. Actress Conchata Ferrell born in Charleston.

    March 28, 1943: Actress Conchata Ferrell, ("Two And A Half Men", "LA Law"), born on this day in Charleston. Location: Charleston, W.Va. County: Kanawha ...

    published 27 days, 14 hours ago

  5. Nitro's first city election was held

    March 29, 1919: The first city election was held in Nitro, Putnam County and Kanawha County, with E. E. "Bert" Higginbotham elected as the town's first mayor. Nitro was a World War I boomtown and currently the home of the Mardi Gras Casino ...

    published 26 days, 14 hours ago

  6. The Virginia General Assembly incorporated the Marshall Academy

    March 30, 1838: The Virginia General Assembly passed an act which incorporated the Marshall Academy in present-day Huntington. Location: Huntington, W.Va. County: Cabell ...

    published 25 days, 14 hours ago

  7. Congressman and Mrs. Gerald Ford arrived at The Greenbrier.

    March 31, 1959: Congressman and Mrs. Gerald Ford arrived at The Greenbrier for a short spring vacation. Location: White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. County: Greenbrier  ...

    published 24 days, 14 hours ago

  8. The Legislature passed an act fixing the corporate limits of Clarksburg.

    March 25, 1882: The West Virginia Legislature passed an act fixing the corporate limits of Clarksburg. Location: Clarksburg, W.Va. County: Harrison ...

    published 30 days, 14 hours ago

  9. Tom Watson became the Pro Emeritus at the Greenbrier resort.

    April 1, 2005: Tom Watson became the Pro Emeritus at The Greenbrier resort, replacing the late Sam Snead. Location: White Sulpher Springs, W.Va. County: Greenbrier ...

    published 23 days, 14 hours ago

  10. Marlinton, the county seat of Pocahontas County, was incorporated.

    April 2, 1900: Marlinton, the county seat of Pocahontas County, was incorporated. Pocahontas County is also home to Snowshoe Mountain Resort, a premier skiing destination and 4-season adventure resort. Location: Marlinton , W.Va. County:...

    published 22 days, 14 hours ago

  11. West Virginia University was founded.

    April 3, 1867: The Agricultural College of West Virginia, later to be re-named West Virginia University, was founded. Location: Morgantown, W.Va. County: Monongalia ...

    published 21 days, 14 hours ago

  12. The towns of Beckley and Princeton were created.

    April 4, 1838: The towns of Beckley and Princeton were created by the Virginia General Assembly. Location: Beckley / Princeton, W.Va. County: Raleigh / Mercer ...

    published 20 days, 14 hours ago

  13. Booker T. Washington moved to Malden while he worked in the salt industry.

    April 5, 1856: Booker T. Washington, black educational leader and the first president of the Tuskegee Institute, moved to Malden, in Kanawha, while he worked in the salt industry. Location: Malden, W.Va. County: Kanawha ...

    published 19 days, 14 hours ago

  14. The Virginia General Assembly incorporated the town of Bethany.

    April 6, 1853: The Virginia General Assembly passed an act incorporating the town of Bethany, home of Bethany College. Location: Bethany, W.Va. County: Brooke ...

    published 18 days, 14 hours ago

  15. President Woodrow Wilson visited The Greenbrier.

    April 7, 1941: President and Mrs. Woodrow Wilson arrived at The Greenbrier in their private railroad car for Easter. Location: White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. County: Greenbrier ...

    published 17 days, 14 hours ago

  16. New mall in Beckley.

    April 8, 1981: The Crossroads Mall opened in Beckley. Location: Beckley, W.Va. County: Raleigh ...

    published 16 days, 14 hours ago

  17. The Civil War ended

    April 9, 1865: The Civil War effectively ended when General Robert E. Lee surrendered his army to General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse, VA. West Virginia was born from the Civil War and will celebrate its 150th anniversary of...

    published 15 days, 14 hours ago

  18. The Fenton Art Glass Museum opened

    April 10, 1977: The Fenton Art Glass Museum opened at the factory in Williamstown showcasing early Fenton glassware as well as glassware from other Ohio Valley companies. Location: Parkersburg, W.Va. County: Wood ...

    published 14 days, 14 hours ago

  19. Ronald Reagan speaks in Charleston on energy deregulation

    April 11, 1979: Ronald Regan spoke in Charleston supporting deregulation of the National Energy Industry. Location: Charleston, W.Va. County: Kanawha ...

    published 13 days, 14 hours ago

  20. U.S. Civil War begins

    April 12, 1861: Confederate forces opened fire on Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina, beginning the Civil War.  West Virginia is the only state born from the Civil War. Location: Charleston, SC ...

    published 12 days, 14 hours ago

  21. Tyler Creek Tract patented by George Washington

    April 10, 1977: The 2,950 acre Tyler Creek Tract in the Dunbar area, Kanawha County, was patented by George Washington. Location: Dunbar, W.Va. County: Kanawha ...

    published 12 days, 14 hours ago

  22. Union troops from West Virginia begin scouting across several counties

    April 13, 1863: Union troops of the West Virginia Second Cavalry began scouting from Beverly, Randolph County to Franklin, Pendleton County. Location: Parkersburg, W.Va. County: Wood ...

    published 11 days, 14 hours ago

  23. First Chocolate Festival held

    April 14, 2007: The first Lewisburg Chocolate Festival was held. Don’t miss this unique event, with vendors from around the state offering chocolate items for sale, free samples and chocolate knowledge. Location: Lewisburg, W.Va. County:...

    published 10 days, 14 hours ago

  24. U.S. Senator Peter Godwin Van Winkle died

    April 15, 1872: A founder of West Virginia, U.S. Senator Peter Godwin Van Winkle died in Parkersburg.  He is best remembered for having cast the next-to-last vote that saved President Andrew Johnson from conviction on impeachment charges in...

    published 9 days, 14 hours ago

  25. Duke and Duchess of Windsor arrive at The Greenbrier

    April 16, 1948: The Duke and Duchess of Windsor arrived at The Greenbrier to join in the resort’s post-war reopening party. Location: White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. County: Greenbrier ...

    published 8 days, 14 hours ago

  26. Virginia ordinance of secession approved

    April 17, 1861: Delegates of the Richmond Convention approved an ordinance of secession, which led to the withdrawal of Virginia from the Union. This resulted in the creation of the Restored Government of Virginia, in what today is West...

    published 7 days, 14 hours ago

  27. U.S. Armory and Arsenal at Harpers Ferry destroyed before capture by Confederacy.

    April 18, 1861: United States troops destroyed the United States Armory and Arsenal at Harpers Ferry shortly before the town was captured by Confederate troops. Location: Harpers Ferry, W.Va. County: Jefferson ...

    published 6 days, 14 hours ago

  28. Randy Moss drafted by Minnesota Vikings

    April 18, 1998: Randy Moss, a native of Rand WV, was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in 1998.  He attended Marshall University.   Location: Rand, W.Va. County: Kanawha ...

    published 6 days, 14 hours ago

  29. The Greenbrier opened to the public after the war

    April 19, 1948: The post-war Greenbrier, featuring a new interior decor by Dorothy Draper, opened to the public. Location: White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. County: Greenbrier ...

    published 5 days, 14 hours ago

  30. President Lincoln issues proclamation on West Virginia becoming 35th state.

    April 20, 1863: President Lincoln issued the proclamation announcing that West Virginia would be admitted as the 35th state in the Union. Location: Parkersburg, W.Va. County: Wood ...

    published 4 days, 14 hours ago

  31. Jefferson National Forest established by President Roosevelt

    April 21, 1936: Jefferson National Forest was established by President Roosevelt. Location: Jefferson National Forest, W.Va. County: Monroe ...

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  32. William Jeffrey ‘‘Jeff ’’ Hostetler born

    April 22, 1961: William Jeffrey ‘‘Jeff ’’ Hostetler was born. He was a quarterback at West Virginia University and led the Mountaineers to back-to-back bowl games in 1982 and 1983.  Hostetler is regarded as one of the greatest quarterbacks...

    published 2 days, 14 hours ago

  33. Charleston resident and inventor of brick pavement process granted patent

    April 23, 1889: Mordicai Levi of Charleston, who is credited with inventing the first brick pavement in the United States, was granted a patent for the process on April 23, 1889. Location: Charleston, W.Va. County: Kanawha ...

    published 1 day, 14 hours ago

  34. President Lyndon Johnson arrived in Huntington to launch his War on Poverty

    April 24, 1964: President Lyndon Johnson arrived in Huntington to launch his War on Poverty, an effort to end poverty in Appalachia. Location: Huntington, W.Va. County: Cabell ...

    published 14 hours, 52 minutes ago

  35. Confederate soldiers encountered Union soldiers at Greenland Gap

    April 25, 1863: Confederate soldiers encountered Union soldiers at Greenland Gap.  The Union forces surrendered after four hours of fighting.  Greenland Gap is a scenic 820 foot deep pass through New Creek Mountain. Location: Greenland...

  36. Princess Grace and Prince Rainier of Monaco arrived at The Greenbrier

    April 26, 1963: Princess Grace and Prince Rainier of Monaco arrived at The Greenbrier with their children for a spring vacation. Location: White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. County: Greenbrier ...

  37. Colonel Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson ordered to guard Harpers Ferry

    April 27, 1861: Colonel Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson was ordered to guard Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, as his first role during the Civil War. Location: Harpers Ferry, W.Va. County: Jefferson ...

  38. Presidential candidate John Kennedy speaks in Martinsburg and Charles Town

    April 28, 1960: Democratic candidate for president John Kennedy spoke in Martinsburg, Berkeley County and Charles Town, Jefferson County. Location: Martinsburg and Charles Town, W.Va. County: Berkeley and Jefferson ...

  39. Land for Hawks Nest State Park purchased

    April 29, 1935: The state of West Virginia purchased 37+ acres at Hawks Nest, Fayette County, for development of Hawks Nest State Park. Location: Hawks Nest, W.Va. County: Fayette ...

  40. John F. Kennedy visited several cities in West Virginia

    April 30, 1960: John F. Kennedy visited Chesapeake, Dunbar, Eskdale, Marmet, South Charleston, and St. Albans. Location: Charleston Metro Area, W.Va. County: Kanawha ...

  41. Mother's Day founder Anna Jarvis born

    May 1, 1864: Mother's Day founder Anna Jarvis was born at Webster, Taylor County. Location: Webster, W.Va. County: Taylor ...

  42. Workers ship state capitol possessions to Charleston

    May 2, 1885: Workers placed state capital possessions on boats in Wheeling to be shipped to Charleston. Location: Wheeling and Charleston W.Va. County: Ohio and Kanawha ...

  43. Vice-President Gerald Ford arrived at The Greenbrier

    May 3, 1974: Vice-President Gerald Ford arrived at The Greenbrier to speak to the American Bankers Association. Location: White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. County: Greenbrier ...

  44. Voters approved a bond to have electric lights installed in Shepherdstown

    May 4, 1901: Voters approved a bond to have electric lights installed in Shepherdstown, Jefferson County.  Shepherdstown offers visitors the history and ambience of a town that pre-dates the Revolutionary War. Location: Shepherdstown, W...

  45. John J. Davis was born

    May 5, 1835: United States Representative from West Virginia and state founding father John J. Davis was born in Clarksburg, Harrison County. Location: Clarksburg, W.Va. County: Harrison ...

  46. Presidential candidate Bill Clinton campaigned in state

    May 6, 1992: Democratic presidential candidate Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton campaigned in Charleston and Beckley. Location: Charleston and Beckley, W.Va. County: Kanawha and Raleigh ...

  47. Keith-Albee Theater opened in Huntington

    May 7, 1928: The historic Keith-Albee Theater opened in Huntington.  Opening night featured screen star Reginald Denny in a comedy act called ‘‘Good Morning, Judge’’, along with a newsreel, and five stage acts. Location: Huntington, W.Va....

  48. Mother's Day resolution passed by Woodrow Wilson

    May 8, 1914: President Woodrow Wilson signed a congressional resolution designating the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day. Location: Washington DC ...

  49. Vice-President Lyndon Johnson arrived at The Greenbrier

    May 8, 1961: Vice-President Lyndon Johnson arrived at The Greenbrier and occupied the East Terrace Suite. Location: White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. County: Greenbrier ...

  50. John Brown born in Connecticut

    May 9, 1800: John Brown was born in Connecticut.  He is best known for his raid on Harpers Ferry prior to the start of the Civil War.  Location: Torrington, CT ...

  51. Celebrities attend The Greenbrier’s Spring Festival

    May 10, 1953: On this date in 1953 the guest list at The Greenbrier’s Spring Festival included Bob Hope, Judy Garland, Jimmy Demaret and William Clay Ford. Location: White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. County: Greenbrier ...

  52. Town of Moundsville incorporated

    May 11, 1852: The Virginia General Assembly passed an act incorporating the town of Moundsville, Marshall County. Moundsville is home to the former West Virginia Penitentiary, and is now open for tours. Location: Moundsville, W.Va. County...

  53. The Culture Center in Charleston opened to the public

    May 11, 1976: The Culture Center in Charleston opened to the public.  The State museum transports visitors through time, from a pre historic coal forest to present day.   Location: Charleston, W.Va. County: Kanawha ...

  54. Construction began on Fort Cox in Hampshire County

    May 12, 1756: General George Washington ordered Lieutenant Colonel Henry Peyton to construct Fort Cox at the mouth of the Little Capon Creek in present-day Hampshire County. Location: Little Cacapon, W.Va. County: Hampshire ...

  55. The First Wheeling Convention was held

    May 13, 1861: The First Wheeling Convention, which set the stage for the creation of West Virginia, began on May 13, 1861.  West Virginia will celebrate its 150th birthday in 2013.   Location: Wheeling, W.Va. County: Ohio ...

  56. General George Washington assigned soldiers to guard Fort Pearsall

    May 14, 1756: General George Washington assigned Captain James Hamilton and a company of forty-five soldiers to guard Fort Pearsall near the South Branch River west of present-day Romney, Hampshire County. Location: Romney, W.Va. County:...

  57. Greenbrier Golf Pro, Sam Snead's, best round of his career

    May 16, 1959: On this date in 1959 The Greenbrier’s Golf Pro, Sam Snead, shot the best round of his long career, a 59 on The Greenbrier Course.   Location: White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. County: Greenbrier ...

  58. Architect Cass Gilbert died

    May 17, 1934: Architect Cass Gilbert died.  Gilbert designed the West Virginia state capitol, as well as federal buildings such as the U.S. Supreme Court Building.   Location: New York ...

  59. Golfers compete in the 1961 Sam Snead Festival

    May 18, 1961: On this date in 1961 the golf professionals competing in the Sam Snead Festival included Gary Player, Arnold Palmer, Bob Toski, Dave Marr and George Fazio. Location: White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. County: Greenbrier ...

  60. The Matewan Massacre occurs

    May 19, 1920: The Matewan Massacre occurred after Baldwin-Felts detectives evicted miner families from company houses while the mines were trying to unionize.  The film 'Matewan' tells the story of this incident. Location: Matewan, W.Va....

  61. West Virginia Congressman Nick Joe Rahall II born

    May 20, 1949: West Virginia Congressman Nick Joe Rahall II was born.  Rahall, a large supporter of tourism, helped establish the New River Gorge National River as a unit of the National Park Service in 1978. He also gained enactment of...

  62. "Stonewall" Jackson and his troops ended their pursuit of Union troops

    May 15, 1862: Confederate troops under "Stonewall" Jackson ended their pursuit of Union troops two miles south of Franklin, Pendleton County, following the Battle of McDowell. Location: Franklin, W.Va. County: Pendleton ...

  63. "Supersize Me," by W.Va. native Morgan Spurlock, released

    May 21, 2004: The film "Supersize Me", written and directed by West Virginia native Morgan Spurlock, is released.  The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary.  Spurlock was born in Parkersburg. Location: Canada ...

  64. Irving Berlin vacationed at the Greenbrier

    May 22, 1917: On this date in 1917 songwriter and composer Irving Berlin arrived by train for a vacation at The Greenbrier. Location: White Sulphur Springs County: Greenbrier ...

  65. Union forces repelled attack at the Battle of Lewisburg

    May 23, 1862: Union forces led by Colonel George Crook repelled an attack by Confederates under General Henry Heth at the Battle of Lewisburg. Location: Lewisburg, W.Va. County: Greenbrier ...

  66. Thomas Bullitt surveyed his land claims in present-day Charleston

    May 24, 1775: Thomas Bullitt headed a team which surveyed his land claims in present-day Charleston. Location: Charleston, W.Va. County: Kanawha ...

  67. Cass Scenic Railroad officially opened service to the top of Bald Knob

    May 25, 1968: On May 25, 1968, the Cass Scenic Railroad officially opened service to the top of Bald Knob. Location: Cass, W.Va. County: Pocahontas ...

  68. Beckley founder, General Alfred Beckley, born

    May 26, 1802: The founder of the town of Beckley, Raleigh County, General Alfred Beckley was born on Capitol Hill, Washington, D. C. Location: Washington DC ...

  69. The Greenbrier’s Golf Pro Emeritus, Sam Snead, was born

    May 27, 1912: The Greenbrier’s Golf Pro Emeritus, Sam Snead, was born near Hot Springs, Virginia. Location: Hot Springs, VA. ...

  70. Basketball star Jerry West was born at Cabin Creek

    May 28, 1968: Basketball star Jerry West was born at Cabin Creek in Kanawha County.  You can now see memorabilia from West’s career at the Prime 44 West Steakhouse at the Greenbrier Resort. Location: Cabin Creek, W.Va. County: Kanawha ...

  71. Secret underground bunker at The Greenbrier disclosed

    May 29, 1992: On this date in 1992 newspapers across the United States reported the disclosure of a secret underground bunker at The Greenbrier. The resort now offers tours of this famous bunker. Location: White Sulphur Springs, W.Va....

  72. Smoke Hole Caverns opened to the public.

    May 30, 1940: Smoke Hole Caverns opened to the public. Location: Seneca Rocks, W.Va. County: Grant ...

  73. Pipestem Resort State Park opened

    May 30, 1970: Pipestem Resort State Park opened on this date Location: Pipestem, W.Va. County: Summers ...

  74. Cheat Lake dam begins operating

    May 31, 1926: Cheat Lake dam began operations on this date. Location: Morgantown, W.Va. County: Monongalia ...

  75. 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...

  76. Main Street/ON TRAC spring conference to focus on funding

    Member and nonmember communities may attend April 15-17 conference in Wheeling  CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia Main Street and ON TRAC convenes in Wheeling for training, April 15-17. The 2014 spring conference focuses on how to write...

    published 30 days, 3 hours ago

  77. West Virginia exports achieve third highest value in state history

    West Virginia exports achieve third highest value in state history CCHARLESTON, W.Va. –The value of West Virginia exports exceeded $8.4 billion in 2013, according to figures released from the U.S. Census Bureau. The 2013 export values represent...

    published 29 days, 14 hours ago

  78. West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of March 24-28, 2014

    ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of March 24, 2014:   Anthony Creek Back Fork of Elk River Big Sandy Creek Blackwater River Brandywine Lake Brushy Fork Lake Buckhannon River (rail stocking) Buffalo Creek ...

    published 27 days, 14 hours ago

  79. Physical Agility Tests for West Virginia Natural Resources Police Officer candidates April 11 or April 12, 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 Lt. Tim Coleman of the Law...

    published 23 days, 14 hours ago

  80. WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Cabell County

    Register for April 22 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, April 22, in Cabell County. The workshop is part of the West Virginia Small...

    published 23 days, 52 minutes ago

  81. Tourism Adventure Media Advisory Apr. 14 – Apr. 27

    Annual Spring Bird Walk #1: Apr. 19, Prickett’s Fort State Park, Fairmont Meet at the visitor’s center at 8 a.m. to celebrate the joys of spring with a Saturday morning bird walk. The staff of the West Virginia Department Resources will lead the...

    published 22 days, 14 hours ago

  82. What’s the word? Birding in West Virginia

    Many migratory birds such as this Cerulean Warbler can be seen during guided bird walks in West Virginia state parks in the spring. Photo Courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce.     SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - With the...

    published 22 days, 14 hours ago

  83. Tygart Lake State Park’s swimming beach area is reopening in 2014

    The swimming beach at Tygart Lake State Park will reopen after six years beginning May 24, 2014. Photo Courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce.     GRAFTON, W.Va. -  Tygart Lake State Park’s beach area is scheduled...

    published 21 days, 14 hours ago

  84. Business workshop targets needs of innovation, technology companies

    WVSBDC presents program for small tech business in Kearneysville, April 25 KEARNEYSVILLE, W.Va. — A workshop on Product Development/Technology Commercialization Fundamentals is scheduled for 2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Friday, April 25 in Jefferson ...

    published 21 days, 52 minutes ago

  85. Archery in the Schools Training July 8-9 at Pipestem Resort State Park

    Nearly 90,000 West Virginia students have participated in the Archery in the Schools Program since it began in 2004. Photo Courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce. (Registration Deadline July 1)       ...

    published 21 days, 14 hours ago

  86. WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Kanawha County

    Register for April 24 session on Business Fundamentals CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A workshop on Business Fundamentals is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, April 24, in Kanawha County. The workshop is part of the West Virginia Small Business...

    published 21 days, 14 hours ago

  87. Antero to be anchor ethane supplier for proposed cracker plant in Wood County

    Antero Resources announced it has signed an agreement to become the anchor ethane supplier for the proposed Appalachian Shale Cracker Enterprise (ASCENT) petrochemical complex in Wood County.upplier for the proposed Appalachian Shale Cracker...

    published 19 days, 23 hours ago

  88. M2M Conference 2014 focuses on ethane development

    The 2014 Marcellus to Manufacturing (M2M) Conference in Charleston centered on the theme “Building Blocks for Downstream Manufacturing.” The March M2M was held in conjunction with the West Virginia Department of Commerce and the West Virginia...

    published 19 days, 21 hours ago

  89. Noble Energy invests $250,000 in new college oil & gas program

    With a one-time donation of $250,000, Nobel Energy became a funding partner in the West Virginia Community and Technical College System’s (WVCTCS) new Appalachian Petroleum Technology Training Center. The Center offers one-year certifications and two...

    published 19 days, 14 hours ago

  90. WVU NanoSAFE to host Bioelectronics International Symposium April 27-28

    Nanotechnology Sensing Advances in Field and Environment (NanoSAFE) at West Virginia University will host the 2014 Bioelectronics and Biosensing International Symposium, April 27-28, at the Waterfront Plaza Hotel in Morgantown. The symposium is...

    published 18 days, 14 hours ago

  91. West Virginia Corpus.io among “hottest” tech startups selected for showcase

    Corpus.io Inc. was one of only 20 startups chosen for the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA) TechBUZZ, held in Maryland. The event presents the “hottest up-and-coming” early stage technology companies to entrepreneurs and investors. The 20...

    published 17 days, 5 hours ago

  92. Kanawha State Forest feature Owls as April Bird of the Month

    The Great Horned Owl. Photo Courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce.         CHARLESTON, W.Va. - “Who Gives a Hoot? Finding Owls” is the title for April 2014 Bird of the Month program at Kanawha State...

    published 20 days, 14 hours ago

  93. Stonewall Resort State Park Marina to Open April 5, 2014

    Stonewall Jackson Lake. Photo Courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce.     ROANOKE, W.Va. - Stonewall Resort State Park’s 370-plus slip marina will open for the season Saturday, April 5,, 2014. Stonewall Jackson Lake,...

    published 20 days, 14 hours ago

  94. West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of March 31 - April 4, 2014

    ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of March 31, 2014:   Anthony Creek Bear Rocks Lake Big Run Lake Blackwater River Buckhannon River Bullskin Run Burnsville Tailwaters Cacapon Park Lake Camp Creek Chief Logan...

    published 20 days, 14 hours ago

  95. International Bowhunters Organization Spring National Competition at Pipestem Resort State Park April 11-13, 2014

        PIPESTEM, W.Va. - Pipestem Resort State Park, the International Bowhunters Organization (IBO), and Backwoods Bowhunters of Princeton, W.Va., are teaming to conduct the IBO Spring National Competition the weekend of April 11-13,...

    published 17 days, 14 hours ago

  96. Global gathering of professional trail builders provides new trails and sound development education at Stonewall Resort

    Nearly 300 people from seven countries and 44 states got some hands-on experience with planning and building trails during the Professional Trail Builder Association conference held recently at Stonewall Resort State Park near Weston, W.Va. Photo...

    published 16 days, 14 hours ago

  97. Discounted mid-week cabin rentals appeal to many West Virginia State Park visitors

        SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Quiet. It is a commodity sometimes difficult to find in the 21st century, but in select West Virginia State Parks and Forests with cabins, there is a kind of hush that appeals to travelers willing to forgo...

    published 16 days, 14 hours ago

  98. WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Pendleton County

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

    published 15 days, 14 hours ago

  99. West Virginia State Parks seek lifeguards for summer swimming areas

    Summer jobs can be career builders         SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – With warm weather approaching, West Virginia State Parks are looking for certified lifeguards for many of the areas that offer public swimming...

    published 15 days, 14 hours ago

  100. Wildflower Walks at Kanawha State Forest April 26, 2014

        CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The annual Osbra Eye Memorial Wildflower Walks are scheduled Saturday, April 26, 2014, at Kanawha State Forest near Charleston, W.Va. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at the swimming pool area.    ...

    published 15 days, 14 hours ago

  101. Casting call for web series

    Looking for male and female actors for multiple lead and supporting roles in a ten (10) episode web series. The series is set in a fictional WV town and follows the events after it is discovered that some humans have advanced into the next level of...

    published 14 days, 14 hours ago

  102. Governor Tomblin Proclaims April Arbor Month

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has designated April as Arbor Month throughout the state of West Virginia. “West Virginia is the third most forested state in the nation, with 12 million acres of forests. This vast renewable resource is...

    published 14 days, 14 hours ago

  103. Fifteen W.Va. Communities Awarded Tree City USA Status Arbor Day celebrations scheduled

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Officials at the West Virginia Division of Forestry (DOF) announced that 15 cities and towns have been awarded Tree City USA status. Those communities are Bath, Bluefield, Elkins, Follansbee, Harpers Ferry, Hinton, Huntington,...

    published 14 days, 14 hours ago

  104. Spring Views at West Virginia’s State Parks include nature walks, educational and entertainment programs and discounts

    Spring nature hikes are among popular activities available at West Virginia State Parks and Forests. Photo Courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce.         SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Spring wildflower...

    published 14 days, 14 hours ago

  105. After Midnight; lunar spectacle creates April 14 into April 15 sky watch at Hawks Nest and Twin Falls state parks

    Hawks Nest State Park has a large deck overlooking the New River Gorge that also will provide a perfect place to watch the April 14-15 total lunar eclipse. Photo Courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce.      ...

    published 13 days, 14 hours ago

  106. West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of April 7-11, 2014

        ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of April 7, 2014:   Anawalt Lake Anthony Creek Berwind Lake Big Clear Creek Big Sandy Creek Blackwater River Brandywine Lake Brushy Fork Lake Buffalo...

    published 13 days, 14 hours ago

  107. Blennerhassett Sternwheeler Charters for Rollin’ on the River Get-togethers in 2014

    PARKERSBURG, W.Va. – Those planning family or group gatherings can take advantage of paddlewheel charters aboard the Island Belle sternwheeler this summer. Evening excursions on the Ohio River for birthday parties, graduations, family reunions...

    published 9 days, 22 hours ago

  108. Natural Resources Commission Quarterly Meeting 1 p.m., Sunday, May 4, 2014

    Stonewall Resort State Park, Roanoke, W.Va.     ROANOKE, W.Va. – The next quarterly meeting of the West Virginia Natural Resources Commission is scheduled for Sunday, May 4, 2014, beginning at 1 p.m. at Stonewall Resort State Park...

    published 9 days, 14 hours ago

  109. May Wonderful West Virginia magazine features Avian Antics, Sumner School, Furniture Craftsman Mark Soukup and Natural Treasures

    May 2014 Wonderful WV magazine     SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The May 2014 issue of Wonderful West Virginia magazine, now on sale, features articles about national natural treasures Organ Cave and Fisher Spring Run Bog, avian...

    published 9 days, 14 hours ago

  110. Tourism Adventure Media Advisory Apr. 28 – May 11

    Rally in the Valley: May 1-4, Williamson One of the coolest motorcycle rallies in the east with hundreds of miles of curves on the Appalachian Mountain roads around Williamson. Additional activities and attractions include lots of food, various...

    published 9 days, 1 hour ago

  111. West Virginia State Park hikes scheduled during New River Gorge Wildflower Weekend, April 25–27, 2014

    Brush Creek Falls in Pipestem Resort State Park will be the site of several West Virginia state parks wildflower walks during New River Gorge Wildflower Weekend April 25-27. Photo Courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce. CLIFFTOP, W...

    published 8 days, 14 hours ago

  112. WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Logan County

    Register for May 8 session on business fundamentals MOUNT GAY, W.Va. — A workshop on “Business Fundamentals” is scheduled for 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, May 8, in Logan County. The workshop is part of the West Virginia Small Business...

    published 7 days, 14 hours ago

  113. Power Disruption at Tomlinson Run State Park Campground

          NEW MANCHESTER, W.Va. - A power disruption has occurred in the campground at Tomlinson Run State Park near New Manchester in Hancock County, according to Park Superintendent Sam Morris. Electrical service to all other...

    published 7 days, 14 hours ago

  114. Public Employees Golf Tournament May 19, 2014, Twin Falls State Park

    Register by May 15          MULLENS, W.Va. – The 23rd annual West Virginia Public Employees Golf Tournament is scheduled at Twin Falls Resort State Park Monday, May 19, 2014, and is open to current and retired federal,...

    published 7 days, 14 hours ago

  115. In Remembrance of Ray Schmitt

    Ray Schmitt, 71, of Mathias (Pendleton County, WV) and originally from Baldwin, New York, was an independent filmmaker and photographer who touched many lives through his storytelling (http://www.realearthproductions.com). In 2004, Ray was named ...

    published 6 days, 14 hours ago

  116. End of April 2014 Events at West Virginia’s State Parks

    Many spring blooming wildflowers, such as this Blue-eyed Mary, may be found at weekend hikes in West Virginia’s state parks. Photo by Ralph McNeeley, taken at Chief Logan State Park.    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Spring wildflower walks...

    published 6 days, 14 hours ago

  117. Campaign to Fund Local Short Film

    "The Cub" is a dark comedy written by West Virginia State University student Angel Frame, and is a collaborative production involving students in the Advanced Filmmaking class at WVSU, and Film & Media professionals from the region. The students...

    published 6 days, 14 hours ago

  118. West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of April 14-18, 2014

        ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of April 14, 2014:   Anthony Creek Bear Rocks Lake Blackwater River Buckhannon River Buffalo Creek (Logan) Bullskin Run Burnsville Tailwaters Cacapon Park...

    published 6 days, 14 hours ago

  119. Spring Gobbler Season is Rapidly Approaching

    Charleston, W.Va. – Spring gobbler season opens Monday, April 28 and runs through Saturday, May 24, according to Curtis I. Taylor, Chief of the Division of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Section.  While hunters may kill only one bearded turkey...

    published 3 days, 14 hours ago

  120. Wild Turkey Survey Cooperators Needed

    Charleston, W.Va. -- West Virginia Division of Natural Resources personnel began a statewide survey of spring gobbler hunters in 1983, according to Curtis I. Taylor, Chief of the DNR Wildlife Resources Section.  This useful survey has the hunter...

    published 3 days, 14 hours ago

  121. State Tree Nursery Accepting Orders through April 30, 2014

    WEST COLUMBIA, W.Va. – Spring may have sprung a little late this year, but there is still time to order seedlings from Clements State Tree Nursery. West Virginia Division of Forestry officials have extended the deadline to order tree seedlings...

    published 2 days, 4 hours ago

  122. Pocahontas County Archery Team Takes State Tournament, Heading to Louisville for Nationals May 8-10, 2014

             SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Archery is a great equalizer, regardless of size, gender, age, athletic ability or disability. Jody and Becky Spencer should know. They are volunteer instructors with West Virginia’s...

    published 1 day, 14 hours ago

  123. West Virginia Seedlings Available to Ohio Residents - Nursery taking orders through April 30

    WEST COLUMBIA, W.Va. – Ohio landowners in search of bare-root seedlings need only look to their eastern neighbor. West Virginia’s Clements State Tree Nursery will accept orders through April 30, 2014. The nursery sells bare-root seedlings that are...

    published 1 day, 52 minutes ago

  124. Pennington Project Band Plays at Chief Logan Lodge April 26, 2014

    The Pennington Project band will perform a free concert at Chief Logan Lodge and Conference Center Saturday, April 26, 2014. Photo Courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce.     LOGAN, W.Va. - The Pennington Project, a...

    published 14 hours, 52 minutes ago

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