West Virginia - Wild and Wonderful

About West Virginia

West Virginia is noted for its mountains and diverse topography, its historically significant logging and coal mining industries, and its political and labor history. It is one of the most densely karstic areas in the world, making it a choice area for recreational caving and scientific research.


West Virginia is full of opportunity for any business with a growing economy and a highly dedicated workforce. Whether you are running an existing business or thinking of starting a new business you can find all of the information you need throughout this business section.


West Virginia is fortunate to have a tremendous education system with a high standard of excellence. Please use the information provided here to learn more about the wealth of educational opportunities in our great state.


West Virginia is home to one of the finest workforces in the country based on our hard work and commitment to quality. Whether you are looking for new job opportunities, enhancing your job skills or researching future employment trends you can find all of the information you need throughout this employment section.


West Virginia offers the perfect balance of a rural and urban setting that suits a variety of lifestyles. This is a state where you can go whitewater rafting in the morning, go to an art exhibit in the afternoon and attend a concert in the evening. Whether you just moved to the Mountain State or your family has been here since it was founded, you are part of our community.


Maintaining proper health is vital to ensuring the highest quality of life possible. West Virginia strives to provide one of the best health care systems in the country that is affordable and available to all residents of the state. This section contains numerous resources to assist you in accessing the health care services provided in the state.


Exhilarate in the lasting beauty and natural wonder scattered throughout West Virginia. From unmatched outdoor recreation to world-class resorts, breathtaking scenery and a variety of cultural and historic attractions, West Virginia is an ideal spot to plan your next adventure. Discover for yourself what makes West Virginia wild and wonderful.

  WV.gov News Center

The WV.gov News Center is your source for the latest news released from all government agencies including executive, legislative, judicial and constitutional offices. You can browse the most recent releases below or search for additional news by agency or topic.

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West Virginia State Parks are Something Special

October 31, 2014 - It’s the time of year for holiday and Christmas gift ideas and West Virginia’s state parks “Something Extra” program returns...

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

October 30, 2014 - Special golf play discount at Pipestem and Twin Falls state parks Nov. 11...

Randolph, Braxton, and McDowell Counties Can Now “Skip the Trip!”

October 30, 2014 - Recent upgrades to online tax records now make it possible for DMV customers in Randolph, Braxton, and McDowell counties to renew their vehicle registrations online...

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

October 29, 2014 - A cornucopia of November activities leads to the Thanksgiving holidays at West Virginia’s state parks....

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

October 28, 2014 - 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 park....

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

October 27, 2014 - The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Section will hold its next instructor training for the Archery in the Schools (AIS) Program Dec. 4 ...

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

October 27, 2014 - 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 Railroad State Park...

2014 Furbearer Trapping Seasons to Open Nov. 1

October 24, 2014 - West Virginia’s trapping seasons will open Nov. 1, 2014...

First Lady Tomblin Presents Scholastic Reading Award to North Elementary Students

October 23, 2014 - Morgantown school helps set new world record for Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge...

Babcock State Park’s Glade Creek Grist Mill featured on U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail® stamp

October 23, 2014 - The iconic Glade Creek Grist Mill at Babcock State Park, a favorite of photographers from around the world, is now featured on a stamp issued by the United States Postal Service...

West Virginia drivers should take extra caution to avoid deer collisions during the fall months

October 21, 2014 - The WVDNR encourages motorists to be more cautious while driving this time of year, as deer/vehicular collisions increase significantly during the months of October and November...

West Virginia’s 2014 wild boar firearms season opens Oct. 25

October 21, 2014 - Wild boar firearms season in West Virginia is scheduled to open Oct. 25 and run through Nov. 1, 2014...

Ride the Halloween Train at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park Oct. 25

October 20, 2014 - Tickets are still available for the annual Halloween Train at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park Oct. 25...

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