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 Signs Seatbelt Safety Law and Reminds Travelers to Buckle-Up


Photo courtesy of the Governor's Office
Transportation leaders and roadway safety advocates join Gov. Tomblin as he signs HB 2108, which makes not wearing a seatbelt a primary offense.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, joined by transportation leaders and roadway safety advocates, today signed House Bill 2108 and reminded drivers and passengers to buckle-up. After numerous attempts at this legislation, the bill passed during the 2013 Legislative Session and makes not wearing a seat belt a primary offense in West Virginia.

"I'm happy to sign this bill. Buckling your seatbelt is one of the easiest life-saving precautions you can take, helping ensure your safety on the road," Gov. Tomblin said. "This bill is expected to save 17 lives each year and prevent 184 serious injuries. As Memorial Day weekend approaches, millions of Americans will be on the road. Now is the perfect time to remind travelers, just as this year's Click It or Ticket campaign states, Be Ready. Be Buckled."

Effective July 9, 2013, law enforcement officers can pull-over and issue citations if a driver or passenger is not wearing a seatbelt in a moving vehicle. Previously, not wearing a seatbelt was a secondary offense, only enabling law enforcement officers to ticket drivers and passengers if they pulled the vehicle over for a separate, primary offense.

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