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.

  WV.gov News Center

The WV.gov News Center is your source for the latest news released from all government agencies including executive, legislative, judicial and constitutional offices. You can browse the most recent releases below or search for additional news by agency or topic.

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Major Fruit Recall Affects West Virginia Retailers


July 28, 2014 - "Consumers should be on the lookout for fruit recalled by Wawona Packing Company of Cutler, Calif., after routine sampling detected Listeria monocytogenes on some of the fruit, according to West Virginia Commissioner of Agriculture Walt Helmick....


Preston County Kale Chips a Hit with Energy Express Kids


July 28, 2014 - "Kale" and "chips" aren't words you typically see in the same sentence, much less adjacent to each other. But the term may become more common if an informal experiment conducted at Kingwood Elementary proves accurate elsewhere....


Gov. Tomblin Welcomes New Orleans Saints and Fans to West Virginia


July 25, 2014 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today welcomed the New Orleans Saints to their preseason training camp, underway at the new facility in White Sulphur Springs. ...


Tucker County Promotes Regional Farm to School Concept with Food Preservation Demonstration


July 24, 2014 - County food service directors from five surrounding counties gathered at Tucker County High School recently to see firsthand the ways that the Tucker County vo-ag and ProStart programs are partnering to grow and preserve fresh produce. ...


Two state parks long-distance rail trails attract hikers and bikers


July 24, 2014 - The North Bend Rail Trail and the Greenbrier River Trail are parts of the West Virginia State Park system that are popular with both residents and visitors who enjoy hiking and biking. ...


Gov. Tomblin Announces Tenth Consecutive Reduction in Workers' Comp Rates


July 24, 2014 - West Virginia employers to save $32 million this year...


Limited Bear Firearms Season Permit Applications Now Available


July 23, 2014 - Applications are now available for permits for the limited bear firearms season this fall in West Virginia....


Gov. Tomblin names new head of WV State Park System, DNR Law Enforcement Chief


July 23, 2014 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today named Sam England as the chief of the Parks and Recreation section and Jerry Jenkins as the chief of the Law Enforcement section of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources....


Manchin and Tomblin announce additional scientific testing and monitoring of chemicals spilled in Kanawha Valley


July 23, 2014 - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin and Governor Earl Ray Tomblin today announced the coordination between federal and state agencies to conduct additional scientific testing of the chemicals spilled from the Freedom Industries plant on January 9, 2014. ...


WVDA Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Program Expanding


July 22, 2014 - Commissioner of Agriculture Walt Helmick has announced that the West Virginia Department of Agriculture's (WVDA) Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) Program has expanded to include all counties currently infested with HWA...


Natural Resources Commission Quarterly Meeting July 27


July 18, 2014 - The next quarterly meeting of the West Virginia Natural Resources Commission is scheduled for Sunday, July 27, 2014....


Gov. Tomblin Announces Formation of Juvenile Task Force


July 18, 2014 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced the formation of the West Virginia Intergovernmental Task Force on Juvenile Justice...


Freedom site tank demo gets under way


July 16, 2014 - Tank demolition at the site of the Jan. 9 Freedom Industries spill is under way and will last two to four weeks - barring no major weather delays...


Governor Tomblin Hosts Nationwide Launch of Bon Appetit Appalachia Culinary Map


July 16, 2014 - Guide lists popular culinary offerings throughout Appalachian region...


Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs Hosts Summit, Part of Gov. Tomblin's Justice Reinvestment Initiative


July 15, 2014 - The Moral Rehabilitation Initiative & Faith Leaders Response Summit took place to find ways to help inmates and former offenders transition into society after completing their sentence. ...


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