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.

 Tomblin Orders State Flags Lowered at State Capitol Complex and in Fayette County

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin ordered State flags displayed at the Capitol Complex in Charleston and at all State facilities throughout Fayette County be lowered to half-staff from dawn to dusk Friday, April 25, 2014, the day of memorial services for former Senator Robert K. "Bob" Holliday, who passed away February 28, 2014.
A graduate of the West Virginia Institute of Technology and Marshall College, Holliday was elected to the West Virginia House of Delegates as a representative of Fayette County in 1962, 1964, and 1966. During his tenure, he served on the Committees on Mental Health and Penal Institutions.
Holliday was elected to the West Virginia Senate in 1968, 1980, 1984, 1988, and 1992 as a representative of the Eleventh District. During his tenure, he served as Chairman of the Committees on Labor, Education, Interstate Cooperation, and Health and Human Resources. Holliday was successful in his efforts toward enacting legislation abolishing capital punishment in the state and creating the West Virginia Autism Training Center at Marshall University in Huntington.
Holliday was the long-time publisher of The Fayette Tribune, The Montgomery Herald, and The Meadow River Post newspapers. He was widely recognized and received many awards for his contributions to the community, civic affairs, and the citizens of West Virginia.
Bob Holliday is survived by his wife, Deborah Ann (Bragg) Holliday; his son, Kelvin Holliday (Betty); his son, Stephen Holliday (Kelly); his son, Robert Holliday (Molly); his son, Brandon Holliday; his daughter, Kathy Eddy; his daughter, Tracey Thompson (Jeremy); his son, Jeff Nichols; eleven grandchildren; his brother, Larry Holliday (Faye); and extended family and friends; and was preceded in death by his father, J. Kelvin Holliday, and his mother, Kathleen Harris Holliday.

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