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.

 Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park welcomes Emily Campbell, 2013 American Honey Princess

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. – Emily Campbell, the 2013 American Honey Princess, will be in Parkersburg speaking for the West Virginia Honey Festival this weekend. Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park will be hosting Emily at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23. Emily will speak to guests about the importance of honeybees to West Virginia agriculture and how the demographics of beekeeping are more diverse than ever. She will also discuss the versatility of honey and its various uses.

Emily is the 19-year-old daughter of Becky Zenke of Aitkin, Minn., and of Erich Campbell of Holton, Kan. She is a freshman at the University of Minnesota-Crookston, where she is pursuing a degree in large animal veterinary medicine. Emily is a first-generation beekeeper and keeps bees as a hobby.

Emily will speak to visitors at the Rotary Shelter on Blennerhassett Island at 1:30 p.m. The only cost is for the boat ticket to the island, which is $9 adults and $7 for children ages 3-12. Boat rides to the island are at the top of each hour, beginning at 11 a.m. Friday.

For further information about Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park and upcoming events, please call the park office at (304) 420-4800 or visit the website, www.blennerhassettislandstatepark.com.

Contact Information

Matt Baker,Superintendent; Lori Lawrence, Event Coordinator