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.

 Country-Western Dance Weekend at Pipestem Resort, Jan. 24-26, 2014

PIPESTEM, W.Va. - Karen Mudge and Eddie Bowles of Kickin’ Kountry Couples are dance instructors at Pipestem Resort State Park’s Country-Western Dance Weekend Jan. 24-26, 2014. The weekend includes Friday and Saturday evenings of open dance with dance reviews.

“New dances will be taught prior to open dancing Friday evening and Saturday morning and afternoon,” said Kim Hawkins, activities coordinator at Pipestem Resort. The park anticipates 50 or more couples will register for the dance weekend.

The weekend package includes two nights lodging at McKeever Lodge, instruction and dances and Saturday evening dinner in the park’s Bluestone Dining Room. The package cost per couple based on double occupancy is $207.88 and includes taxes and gratuities. A cash bar will be available Saturday evening. A rate is available for anyone who wants the instruction and dance without an overnight stay.

Pipestem State Park offers several dances and dance workshop weekends in the winter months. “Dancing never goes out of style,” Hawkins said.

To learn more about Pipestem Resort State Park, visit www.pipestemresort.com or call 304-466-1800. Pipestem is open year-round. There is no admission fee to enter Pipestem or other state-operated parks.

Contact Information

Kim Hawkins, Activities Coordinator