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.

Business

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.

Education

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.

Employment

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.

Family

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.

Health

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.

Tourism

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.

 Believable Liar Bil Lepp at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park Sept. 14, 2013

9/10/2013
CASS, W.Va. - Bil Lepp greets the audience with a wry smile and a nod and the laughs begin even before a tale is told. West Virginia’s master storyteller and believable liar will spin his yarns at Cass Scenic Railroad Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. Lepp’s show is open to the public without charge and will be staged in the Cass Showcase building.
 
Bil Lepp is a nationally renowned storyteller and five-time champion of the West Virginia Liars Contest. His outrageous, humorous tall tales and witty stories have earned the appreciation of listeners of all ages and from all walks of life, from elementary school to veterans' homes, from churches to colleges, from festivals to formal dinners.

Though a champion liar, his hilarious, insightful stories often contain morsels of truth which shed light on subjects such as politics, religion, relationships and human nature. A storyteller, author and recording artist, Lepp's works have received awards and recognition The Parents' Choice Foundation, The National Parenting Publications Assoc., Storytelling World and the Public Library Assoc.

Lepp has been featured numerous times at the National Storytelling Festival, at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, and major storytelling and corporate events across the country. Bil is the author of three books of tall tales, eight audio collections, and he recently published his first novel, “Halfdollar.”

Contact Information

Monica Fleming, Cass Scenic Railroad
304-456-4300
cassrailroadsp@wv.gov