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.

 “With Family & Friends” at Pipestem State Park debuts February 23

PIPESTEM, W.Va. – Bring your family and friends to Pipestem Resort State Park February 23 and enjoy musical performances by park staff family and friends. The program is open to the public without charge and begins at 7:30 p.m. in the McKeever Lodge conference center.

“The evening ‘With Family and Friends’ will include some Hank Jr.-like songs, but these not-so-rowdy friends will be sipping cocoa and being part of a program presented by staff members at Pipestem Resort and some kin,” said Tammy Mansfield, the personnel officer at Pipestem Resort. She is gospel singer and a resident of Summers County. “It’s a way of introducing some of our park staff to guests and visitors doing something we all enjoy immensely – singing and sharing music.”

Other talented park employees preforming include Lindsay Brown. Park guests will recognize Lindsey as a member of the front desk staff. She plays piano by ear and sings in a gospel and bluegrass style and also is a Summers county resident. Assistant Superintendent Nathan Hanshaw has been writing and singing his songs for about five years. A current resident of Summers County, Hanshaw has written a song about West Virginia’s statehood and will debut the “We Stand Not Ashamed” at the event. Hanshaw grew up in Nicholas County and has served at Carnifex Ferry, Panther Wildlife Management Area, and Twin Falls prior to his assignment at Pipestem Resort. Chris Treadway of Raleigh County is joining the Pipestem staff members and is a country and vocal jazz singer. The gathering will last about an hour and the audience can meet the staff following the concert.

“With Family and Friends” weekend offers a split rate on Friday and Saturday nights, February 22 and 23 at McKeever Lodge. The Bluestone Restaurant at Pipestem features seafood buffet every Friday. Individuals planning to attend the 7:30 p.m. program Saturday are extended a dining room discount that evening and the voucher is available at the front desk.

Pipestem Resort is located in Summers County and features lodges, cabins, restaurant, campground, extensive hiking and birding opportunities, golf or sled riding as weather permits. The Bluestone Dining room and all sleeping rooms on the gorge side, overlook the Bluestone River. For more information call visit www.pipestemresort.com or call 304-466-1800.

Contact Information

Nathan Hanshaw, Shirley Martin, Pipestem State Park