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.

 Stonewall Resort's Golf Season Opens March 29 with Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. Entertainment



The Arnold Palmer Signature Course at Stonewall Resort opens March 29 for the 2014 season with special rates and an April Fools Golf Tournament March 30.

To celebrate the new season, Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., West Virginia native and the 2011 winner of NBC TV’s America’s Got Talent, will offer a special “lounge-style” evening concert in the Stonewall Resort ballroom. The March 29 event is open to the public and tickets are available by visiting www.stonewallresort.com or by calling 703-268-4218.

Stonewall Jackson Golf Course
The 2014 golf season begins March 29 at Stonewall Resort State Park’s Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course. (Photo Courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce)
“From one of America’s greatest pastimes to one of West Virginia’s most celebrated crooners, March 29 is going to be a special time to be at Stonewall Resort,” said Steve Ludwig, director of sales and marketing. “

Guests can take advantage of a great day of golf on one of the state’s most acclaimed courses and then relax to the cool sounds of Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. as he performs Great American Songbook classics from The Rat Pack. And, guests can stay the night March 29 for the special rate of $99.

“Murphy will be accompanied by his dynamic small jazz combo, giving fans the chance to see him as never before, in an up-close-and-personal setting that will highlight his smooth vocal style on all-time classics and a first listen for tracks from his upcoming third album,” Ludwig said. The concert begins at 8 p.m. in the resort ballroom, restyled in a 1950s jazz club motif complete with a dance floor.

Concert tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door, with a limited number of VIP tables up front which will include a meet-and-greet and photo with Murphy and the band for $50. Tickets can be purchased by visiting the resort website at www.stonewallresort.com, at www.landaumurphyjr.com or by calling 703-268-4218.

“Anticipation for the upcoming golf season is building by the day and the Palmer Signature Course – recently ranked #57 ‘Best Resort Course in America’ by Golf Week – will be primed and ready for play Saturday, March 29,” Ludwig said. For those interested in removing the winter rust, an April Fools Golf Tournament will be offered the next day, Sunday, March 30, with a shotgun start at 11 a.m.

The entry fee is $25, which includes cart, and the winner receives a free Palmer Card valued at $169. Golfers should contact the Golf Shop at 304-269-8885 to register for the tournament and reserve tee times. “Whether you are a golfer, music enthusiast, nature lover or someone who likes to spend time in the spa, Stonewall has something for everyone the final weekend of March,” Ludwig said.

To make lodging reservations or for more information, contact the resort at 304-269-7400 or visit the website at www.stonewallresort.com. About Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. Since winning America’s Got Talent on NBC by the biggest margin in the show’s history, Murphy has released a Billboard #1 ranked debut CD, “That’s Life,” produced by Grammy winner Steve Tyrell, a best-selling Christmas CD, “Christmas Made For Two,” with a portion of proceeds benefiting the Children’s Home Society of West Virginia, and an Amazon #1 ranked best-selling book “Landau – From Washing Cars to Hollywood Stars.”

Landau completed tracks for his upcoming third CD in November 2013 at Capitol Records in Hollywood CA, with an expected release in late 2014. He has appeared on The Today Show, CNN, Fox and Friends, The View, The Talk, The Tom Joyner Show, The Daily Buzz, HLN and dozens of other top media outlets, and was awarded Reality TV Personality of the Year. Among his dozens of tour stops, Landau has appeared at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, The Apollo Theater in New York City, Madison Square Garden, the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, China, and at Armed Forces Entertainment concerts for U.S. Troops stationed in Europe.

He continues to make his home in his beloved West Virginia. Visit Landau online at www.landaumurphyjr.com. About Stonewall Resort The Four Diamond-rated Stonewall Resort (www.stonewallresort.com) is a 201-guestroom property with a lakeside lodge and lakeside cottages, a conference center, restaurants, complete fitness center and swimming pool, spa and an 18-hole Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course.

The resort is located at Stonewall Jackson Lake State Park near Weston, W.Va. Stonewall Resort is a joint private/public development between MHLP, Inc. and the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. Benchmark Resorts & Hotels® operates Stonewall Resort.

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