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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Spend Groundhog Day with French Creek Freddie at the West Virginia State Wildlife Center


January 28, 2015 - For the 37th year, French Creek Freddie, the state's official weather prognosticating groundhog, will be the star of the show on Monday, Feb. 2, at the West Virginia Wildlife Center at French Creek...


Gift Buyers Marketplace at Pipestem Resort State Park Feb 2-4


January 28, 2015 - Business and gift shop retailers looking for new and trending resale items for gift and souvenir shops have a marketplace in West Virginia. ...


West Virginia Hunters Harvest 1,016 Fall Turkeys in 2014


January 27, 2015 - Preliminary figures for the 2014 fall turkey hunting season reveal that 1,016 turkeys were checked in...


Governor Tomblin Presents 14 Communities with Small Cities Block Grants


January 22, 2015 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today presented more than $12.3 million in Small Cities Block Grant funds for 14 critical infrastructure projects for communities across West Virginia. ...


First Lady Tomblin Attends Infant Safe Sleep Training Forum and Celebration


January 22, 2015 - First Lady Tomblin today joined nurses, caregivers and staff to help launch the 2015 Say YES to Safe Sleep for Babies campaign and celebrate the successes of last year's campaign....


Blackwater Falls Celebrates Grand Opening of Longest Sled Run on the East Coast


January 21, 2015 - This morning, state officials celebrated the grand opening of the longest sled run on the East Coast at Blackwater Falls State Park. ...


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January 16, 2015 - Teacher of the Year award sponsored by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield WV and Toyota Motor Manufacturing of West Virginia ...


West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of Jan. 12-16, 2015


January 16, 2015 - The following waters were stocked the week of Jan. 12, 2015...


Fly Rod Chronicles with Curtis Fleming returns; West Virginia’s New River Gorge featured


January 16, 2015 - What’s it like to fish the rapids of the New River Gorge in West Virginia? Find out when Fly Rod Chronicles with Curtis Fleming returns to the Outdoor Channel for a new season of fishing adventures this weekend....


Winter weekends at Hawks Nest State Park are for entertainment


January 16, 2015 - From music to murder mysteries to magic, Hawks Nest State Park has entertainment lined up for winter weekends through March. ...


West Virginia Hunters Harvest 104,223 Deer in 2014


January 16, 2015 - Preliminary counts of game checking tags indicate West Virginia hunters harvested 104,223 white-tailed deer during the recently completed bucks-only, antlerless, muzzleloader, archery and youth/Class Q/Class XS deer seasons....


West Virginia Hunters Harvest 2,385 Black Bears in 2014


January 14, 2015 - West Virginia hunters harvested 2,385 black bears during the combined 2014 archery and firearms seasons, according to Colin Carpenter, Black Bear Project Leader for the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources....


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