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.

 Get Scrapping at North Bend State Park, April 12-14

CAIRO, W.Va. – Organizing events, triumphs, and travel in a scrapbook preserves memorable times for a person or family. “We live in a new age of digital storage and that’s great, but there is a comfort and personal attachment to pieces of paper, pictures and special ribbons or mementos arranged in a scrapbook that connects with people in our lives and events remembered,” said Ken Zebo, activities coordinator at North Bend State Park.

A scrapbooking weekend is planned April 12-14 to help scrapbooking beginners get started and to motive others who are looking for that nudge to complete unfinished projects. The weekend is full of activities, but instructors set a relaxed pace that allows time for project work.

Michelle Mills of Parkersburg and Vickie Crawford of Washington, W.Va., are the weekend instructors. In addition to new techniques and demonstrations, the weekend includes a “scrapbook garage sale” that invites attendees to bring supplies no longer used or needed to sell among each other. Other activities include discussions about what’s hot and what’s not in scrapbooking tools. The weekend schedule also includes: Friday meet and greet, scrapping tools and gadgets, show and tell opportunities, card swap, and instruction. Attendees are encouraged to bring any supplies and equipment needed for projects and a small lamp for extra light.

Overnight packages for the weekend include two nights at North Bend State Park lodge, activities, and a beverage station for coffee, tea and water, and all taxes. Meals are not included in the package cost, but are available at North Bend Dining Room located at the lodge. For two people sharing a room the total cost is $215. A single occupancy room is $178.28. Rates for triple and quad occupancy and cabin options are available. For all weekend activities only, the cost is $50 per person. Advance registration is required.

North Bend State Park is located in Ritchie County near Cairo and Harrisville. The park is open year-round and features a 29-room lodge, dining room, nine vacation cabins, two campgrounds, special weekends, hiking trails, North Bend Lake and nearby North Bend Rail Trail. For event information and reservations, call 304-643-2931 or email northbendsp@wv.gov. Details are available on www.northbendsp.com, Events/Deals tab.

Contact Information

Ken Zebo, Activities Coordinator