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.

 Poet Norman Jordan Presents “Carter G. Woodson, Father of Black History” at Hawks Nest State Park, Feb. 1, 2014

ANSTED, W.Va. - Local poet Norman Jordan will present a dynamic performance of Carter G. Woodson, the “Father of Black History,” Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at Hawks Nest State Park in Fayette County.

Woodson spent his young adult years in West Virginia as a railroad worker, coal miner, teacher, principal and professor. Norman Jordan delivers a performance explaining what brought Woodson to Fayette County and the New River Gorge. Jordan transitions from Carter Woodson the coal miner to Carter Woodson the Harvard University Ph.D.

The Carter G. Woodson program will be held in Hawks Nest Conference Room beginning at 7:30 p.m. The program is free and open to the public. Attendees receive a discount voucher for a Hawks Nest gift shop purchase in February.

Jordan, co-founder and director of the African-American Heritage Family Tree Museum, was the recipient of a Martin Luther King Jr. Living the Dream Award issued by the Martin Luther King Jr. West Virginia Holiday Commission. Jordan recently released a book of poetry, Sing Me Different.

Room rates at Hawks Nest State Park lodge are reduced by 50 percent the weekend of Jan. 31 through Feb. 2, 2014. Room rentals include express breakfast. Guests staying two or more consecutive nights at Hawks Nest also receive a Polar Night Reward certificate for a free night stay at one of eight state park lodges when the temperatures are warmer.

To learn more about Hawks Nest State Park, accommodations, events and activities, call 304-658-5212, visit www.hawksnestsp.com or email hawksnestsp@wv.gov.  

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