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 Appoints Four to the West Virginia Veterans Council

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin appointed four combat Veterans to serve on the West Virginia Veterans Council, helping the State Department of Veteran Assistance fulfill its mission of aiding retired military members in the state. The appointments are effective immediately.

"Our men and women in uniform have bravely served our country, and I'm pleased these individuals will continue to showcase their patriotism by ensuring their fellow veterans receive the services and assistance available to them with much deserved gratitude from the people of West Virginia," Gov. Tomblin said.

Gov. Tomblin appointed James McCormick of Mason County to represent combat veterans from Operation Iraqi Freedom. McCormick, enlisted in both the Air National Guard and the U.S. Army, rose to the rank of Captain before retiring due to combat injuries incurred during Operation Iraqi Freedom. McCormick is a decorated veteran having been awarded two Bronze Stars with "V" Combat Valor Device, three Purple Hearts, two Meritorious Service Medals and more. Last year, the New Haven man received the Jefferson Award for civic service as well as the national Congressional Medal of Honor Society's "Citizen Service Before Self Award" for his service with disabled and homeless veterans. McCormick owns and operates Raising Cane Farms, Inc., a non-profit farm that assists veterans with disabilities in agriculture therapy and training.

Gov. Tomblin reappointed Miles Epling of Mason County to represent Vietnam Veterans; reappointed Bill Harris of Marshall County to represent World War II Veterans; and James DeCarlo of Kanawha County to represent Korean War Veterans on the W.Va. Veterans Council.

The mission of the W.Va. Veterans Council is to determine the general administrative policies of the State Department of Veterans Assistance, to examine the efficiency of the department, to exercise supervision over the operations of the department, to advise the governor and legislature with respect to legislation affecting the interests of veterans, their widows, dependents, and orphans, among other duties.

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