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 Arthur Kirkendoll to Represent the 7th Senatorial District of the WV State Senate

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today appointed Arthur "Art" E. Kirkendoll to fulfill the remainder of the governor's term as a member of the West Virginia State Senate. Prior to taking the oath of office of Governor, Gov. Tomblin resigned from his Senate President position and his senate seat where he represented the people of the 7th Senatorial District for the past 31 years. The 7th Senatorial District Committee submitted Kirkendoll's name along with two other candidates to fulfill the unexpired term. The appointment is effective immediately.

"Art is a long-time advocate for the people of Logan County and I believe his dedication to the greater good will easily expand to all corners of the 7th Senatorial District," Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin said. "I have the utmost confidence that Art will diligently represent the people that I have so thoroughly enjoyed representing over my Senate career."

Gov. Tomblin was first elected to public service in 1974, elected to the State Senate in 1980 and has served as the Senate President for the past 17 years. Kirkendoll will represent the 7th Senatorial District comprised of Logan, Boone, Lincoln and Wayne Counties.

First elected in 1981, Art Kirkendoll served a total of 30 years on the Logan County Commission and served as President of the Commission during his tenure. Kirkendoll was a Regional Coordinator for then-Gov. Wise and is a former member of the South Western West Virginia Region 2 Workforce Investment Board. Kirkendoll currently serves as Chairman of the Hatfield-McCoy Regional Recreation Authority Board of Directors. His other community efforts include being a member of the Logan County Emergency Planning Committee, the Logan-Mingo Area Mental Health, Inc. Board, and the Logan County Development Authority Board.

Kirkendoll and his wife, the former Barbara Nelson, reside in Chapmanville and have two sons, Brian (Beth) and Eddie (Tammy), along with five grandchildren.

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