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.

 Governor Tomblin Orders U.S. and State Flags Lowered

9/20/2013
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today ordered all U.S. and State flags at all State facilities be displayed at half-staff from dawn to dusk Saturday, September 21, 2013 in honor of Army Pfc. Ronald C. Huffman of Lashmeet, W.Va.
 
"Private First Class Ronald Huffman made the supreme sacrifice for our country. His selfless service has brought honor to his family, the citizens of West Virginia, and our country," Gov. Tomblin said.

Huffman enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1950, received basic training, and was deployed to serve in Korea. He was listed as Missing In Action following a battle with Chinese forces on February 12, 1951, near Saemul, South Korea and was reported by the Chinese as being a prisoner of war at Camp Changsong, North Korea where he later died on July 22, 1951 at the age of 18.

Huffman's remains were not positively identified until August 13, 2013. More than 60 years later, his remains have been returned to his West Virginia home. He will be laid to rest September 21, 2013, during graveside services in Princeton, W.Va. with full military honors.

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In honor of Private First Class Ronald Cales Huffman