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.

 Governor Tomblin Announces Statewide Bell Ringing for State's 150th Birthday

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today invited schools, churches, and individuals across the state to participate in a bell ringing in honor of West Virginia's 150th birthday. The statewide bell ringing will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 1:50 p.m., coinciding with a bell ringing at the State Capitol during the Sesquicentennial Ceremony.

"This bell ringing provides our citizens with an opportunity to collectively celebrate and reflect on West Virginia's 150th birthday," Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin said. "Although, we may be located in different regions of the state, this will join all of us together as we commemorate the state's birthday and officially kick-off this historic celebration."
The Sesquicentennial Ceremony will be held on the south steps of the State Capitol. The Ceremony will include the dedication of a new United States Postal Service stamp commemorating West Virginia's 150th birthday. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, Sen. Joe Manchin, Thomas J. Marshall of United States Postal Service, and members of the West Virginia Sesquicentennial Commission will join the governor for this tribute to West Virginia. Immediately following the Ceremony, the governor will cut the birthday cake in the Great Hall of the Culture Center.

Those interested in participating in the bell ringing are asked to begin ringing their bells at 1:50 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, the state's 150th birthday. Bells should be rung 35 times to signify West Virginia's status as our nation's 35th state.

The Sesquicentennial Ceremony will kick off the four-day birthday celebration at the State Capitol. To learn more about the Capitol celebration or to find a celebration in your community, visit: www.wv150.com.

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