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.

 Two Virginia Residents Fined More Than $10,000 for Illegal Dumping in Grant County

5/16/2014

 

An investigation of two illegal open dump sites  resulted in the conviction of two Virginia men.
Two men from Virginia have been convicted in Hardy County magistrate court and fined more than $10,000 on charges related to the illegal dumping of building materials, according to Captain Tom Stuckey of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Law Enforcement office in Romney.
           
On May 7, 2014, DNR Natural Resources Police Officer Adam Kuykendall learned about two large piles of refuse that had been dumped in a rural area of Grant County. Officer Kuykendall and NRPO Steven Dawson investigated and soon located and issued citations to two men who had been hired to clean out a residence under foreclosure.
           
Marcus A. Cook and Nicholas S. Calhoun, both age 23 and both of Centerville, Virginia, received 11 citations, including four counts of littering, two counts of trespassing, two counts of creating an open dump, one count of driving on a suspended license, one count of obstructing an officer and one count of possession of marijuana.
           
The defendants were convicted of all charges and ordered to clean up the refuse. Total fines assessed were $10,071.

Contact Information

Tom Stuckey
 
Tom.R.Stuckey@wv.gov