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.

Recent Headlines WV.gov News RSS

Electrical upgrades at Hawks Nest State Park completed, all facilities open


September 30, 2014 - The planned power outage Sept. 29 at Hawks Nest State Park near Ansted in Fayette County has been completed and all park facilities are open again...


Governor Tomblin Named Chairman of Southern States Energy Board


September 30, 2014 - Gov. Tomblin delivers keynote address during annual meeting opening session...


Military Vets, Farmers Invited to Free Ag Business Planning Seminar in Kingwood


September 30, 2014 - Knowing how to grow things is only half the battle when it comes to making money from farming...


Governor Tomblin Names Pizatella Acting Secretary of Administration


September 30, 2014 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced Jason Pizatella will serve as Acting Cabinet Secretary of the Department of Administration. ...


National Preparedness Month: Be Aware and Always Take Action to Prepare


September 30, 2014 - A column by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin...


Governor Tomblin, Congressman Rahall Announce More Than $9 Million in Grant Funding for Workforce Training


September 29, 2014 - Federal funds to support new, current workforce training programs for military, veterans, TAA-eligible workers ...


West Virginia’s deer, bear and boar archery seasons open Sept. 27


September 26, 2014 - West Virginia’s 2014 archery seasons for white-tailed deer, black bear and wild boar open Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014....


Bowhunters wanted! DNR needs volunteers for Bowhunter Survey


September 26, 2014 - With the opening of archery seasons for deer and bear Sept. 27, 2014, West Virginia bowhunters are encouraged to participate in the West Virginia Bowhunter Survey. ...


Governor Tomblin Issues Statement Following a WARN Notice Update from Alpha Natural Resources


September 26, 2014 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today issued a statement following an announcement from Alpha Natural Resources...


Final Walk Between the Parks event Oct. 4 at Canaan Valley Resort and Blackwater Falls


September 25, 2014 - The final Walk Between the Parks event of 2014 is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 4....


WVDNR Celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day Sept. 27 and 28 at Stonewall SP


September 25, 2014 - Stonewall Resort State Park in Lewis County will host West Virginia’s Celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Days Sept. 27-28...


West Virginia hunting, fishing and wildlife information on Facebook and Twitter


September 25, 2014 - West Virginia hunting, fishing and wildlife information on Facebook and Twitter...


Governor Tomblin Tells Students Education, Training Essential to Success


September 24, 2014 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today joined students, faculty and staff at Wayne High School to kick off a new campaign to encourage more young West Virginians to explore post-secondary education programs. ...


Fall channel catfish stocking at five West Virginia state parks


September 23, 2014 - Catfishing is such a popular outdoor activity that the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) is encouraging autumn angling with an additional catfish stocking at five West Virginia state parks lakes....


Governor Tomblin Named Chair of National Governors Association Standing Committee


September 22, 2014 - Gov. Tomblin to serve as chair of Economic Development and Commerce committee...


View RSS feed