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 Orders State Flags Lowered at State Capitol Complex and in Logan County



Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today ordered all State flags displayed at the State Capitol Complex and on all State facilities throughout Logan County be lowered to half-staff from dawn to dusk Wednesday, April 9, 2014, the day of services for Lake Volunteer Fire Department Chief George Underwood, who died while responding to a public assistance call on April 3, 2014.
"Chief Underwood dedicated his life to helping others-in his role as fire chief and as a member of the Lake community," Gov. Tomblin said.

 "Joanne and I send our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to his wife, children, family and friends." An Eagle Scout, Underwood served the citizens of the Lake community as Chief of the Lake Volunteer Fire Department for more than 25 years, and in this position trained and mentored the firefighters who served the community.

 Underwood also served for many years as an Auxiliary Deputy for the Logan County Sheriff's office. Underwood was preceded in death by his parents, Bill Underwood and Erma Underwood; by his birth mother, Mae Mileto; his brother, Jim Mileto, and his sister, Marcella Hall.

 He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Ball Underwood; his son, George Scott Underwood (Anna); his son, Ronnie Allen Ball (Ashley Henry); his daughter, Angie Spears (Greg); his daughter, Cindy Smith (Robert); his brother, Joe Mileto (Evelyn); his sister, Betty Torres; his sister, Sherrie Hall; his sister, Linda Hall; his sister, Donna Hall; his sister, Frankie Williams; eleven grandchildren, one great-grandson, and extended family.

Contact Information

Office of the Governor