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.

 Fly Rod Chronicles casts spotlight on Shavers Fork in West Virginia



Shavers Fork River, restored to its former state as a world-class brook trout stream, will be showcased on the Outdoor Channel’s “Fly Rod Chronicles with Curtis Fleming.”

Show host Fleming will be joined by American Sport Fishing Association President Gordon Robertson and former U.S. Rep. Alan Mollohan. The West Virginia congressman was instrumental in launching the Division of Natural Resources project to restore the river. The trio will undertake a fishing endeavor to exhibit the stream’s thriving trophy catches.

The episode broadcasts Monday, Feb. 24, at 11 a.m. and again Friday, Feb. 28, at 7 a.m. and noon. The prime time show airs Saturday, March 1, at 5:30 p.m.

“Shavers Fork River had some of the finest trout waters on the East Coast,” said Fleming, a native of Bridgeport, W.Va. “A variety of scientists, biologists and others worked hard to bring this former world class brook trout stream back to its previous condition.”

In January 2013, West Virginia Department of Commerce Cabinet Secretary Keith Burdette announced the state would be a title sponsor of “Fly Rod Chronicles” and that several episodes would be filmed on streams, rivers or lakes in the Mountain State.

“Curtis Fleming has a passion for fishing and for his home state of West Virginia. His enthusiasm for both is catching,” said Burdette. “The show presents West Virginia’s scenic beauty and outdoor recreational opportunities to a national audience.”

Commerce agencies that have contributed to the sponsorship and show content are the West Virginia Development Office, Division of Tourism and Division of Natural Resources.

West Virginia is scheduled to appear in another episode the week of March 16. The “Memorial Weekend Celebrating America’s Heroes” fishes the waters of Bluestone Canyon with the nation’s veterans and West Virginia’s country music band Taylor Made.

Each episode of "Fly Rod Chronicles with Curtis Fleming" airs on the Outdoor Channel four times a week: Mondays at 11 a.m.; Fridays at 7 a.m. and noon; and Saturdays at 5:30 p.m.

The Outdoor Channel is known to sportsmen across the country and around the world for its programming on all aspects of the sporting life. Now in its 11th season, “Fly Rod Chronicles” boasts a viewership of nearly 1 million viewers per episode.
To learn more about "Fly Rod Chronicles with Curtis Fleming" visit www.flyrodchronicles.tv.

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