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.

Business

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.

Education

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.

Employment

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.

Family

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.

Health

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.

Tourism

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.

 Little-known military history of Piedmont native comes to life in ‘The Wereth Eleven’

8/21/2012
ROWLESBURG, W.Va. – The Rowlesburg Revitalization Committee, Inc. will present the Emmy nominated news documentary, “The Wereth Eleven” on Friday, Aug. 25, 2012 at 2 p.m. in the Szilagyi Center in Rowlesburg.

Originally developed for National Geographic Television, “The Wereth Eleven” retraces the defining moments in the lives of 11 African-American GIs who fought during the Battle of the Bulge in World War II. The men served in the 33rd Field Artillery Battalion. Despite having to confront the realities of a segregated military, each soldier fought valiantly in the face of overwhelming numbers from the German Army.

James “Aubrey” Stewart of Piedmont, W.Va. was one of the dedicated and patriotic members of “The Wereth Eleven.” A true West Virginia hero, he served even though he was beyond draft age at 36. Stewart and the 10 other men in his unit paid a high price for defending their position, weathering horrific torture and beatings once they were captured. Their bravery caused them to make the ultimate sacrifice when they were executed on Dec. 17, 1944 and left in a frozen field.

The presentation of the “The Wereth Eleven” is free and open to the public. To see a trailer of the documentary, click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YULUUoc-fI

Contact Information

Jacqueline Proctor or Shirley Hartley
304-957-9312 or 304-329-1240