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 Josh Barker to Represent the 22nd District in the House of Delegates

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today appointed Josh Barker to represent the people of the 22nd District in the House of Delegates. Barker fills the vacancy created when former Del. Josh Stowers resigned.

"I've known Josh his entire life and am pleased to appoint such an advocate for the people to the House of Delegates," Gov. Tomblin said. "His experience managing the town of Danville along with his keen understanding of important issues affecting working men and women and the coal mining region will guide him in this new capacity."

The Chapmanville native's public service career includes serving as Town Manager for the Town of Danville for the past five years and working for the West Virginia Division of Highways. Barker is member of the West Virginia Municipal Leagues' Board of Directors for Town Managers, a former member of the Madison Rotary Club, and has served as an assistant high school football coach at Chapmanville High School, his alma mater.

Barker attended Marshall University and earned a certificate in oil and gas well management from Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College.

The avid outdoorsman is married to Jill Lambert Barker, Vice Principal at Chapmanville High School. The couple resides in Ellis Fork of Big Ugly with their daughter, Katy Grace.

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