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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Aunt Jennie Music Festival at Chief Logan State Park, August 30-31, 2014


August 29, 2014 - The 10th annual Aunt Jennie Music Festival is Labor Day Weekend at Chief Logan State Park. Logan native Roger Bryant, grandson of West Virginia folk legend “Aunt Jennie” Wilson, will serve as emcee this year for the August 30 and August 31 event....


Military vets, farmers invited to free ag business plan seminar


August 28, 2014 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that the median farm income for 2014 will be negative $1,626, and over 90 percent of all farm households will rely on multiple sources of income....


Governor Tomblin Announces Arts and Historic Preservation Grant Awards


August 27, 2014 - Governor Earl Ray Tomblin announced the awarding of $1,441,760 in grant funds to support arts and historic preservation programs and individuals statewide. ...


Governor Tomblin Announces New Jobs in Hardy County


August 26, 2014 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today joined American Woodmark Corporation in announcing a major expansion of the company's Moorefield, West Virginia cabinet-manufacturing facility. ...


Governor Tomblin Announces Highways' First Public Private Partnership Project


August 26, 2014 - A 3.3-mile section of the Coalfields Expressway will connect Mullens to existing sections already under construction and, when complete, open the expressway from I-64/I-77 to Mullens (nearly 19 miles)....


State calendar contest entries due by Oct. 1


August 25, 2014 - Those wishing to submit entries for the 12th annual West Virginia Operation Wildflower “Roadsides in Bloom” calendar photo contest have until Oct. 1. ...


Governor Tomblin Announces Division of Justice and Community Services Grant Awards


August 22, 2014 - Grant funds to support 157 programs across West Virginia...


Summersville Lake tailwater trout stocking


August 22, 2014 - DNR will stock 750 pounds of rainbow trout in the Summersville Dam tailwater the week of Aug. 25, 2014....


DNR fish health surveys to be conducted week of Aug. 25 on Kanawha and Elk rivers


August 22, 2014 - The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) will conduct fisheries surveys and sampling for fish health assessments on the Kanawha and Elk rivers during the week of August 25...


Social media creates dining-out interest at West Virginia State Parks


August 22, 2014 - Restaurants at West Virginia’s state parks have an increasing presence on social media and that has resulted in an increase in customers at those restaurants...


New Producer Association Promoting Maple Syrup In The Mountain State


August 22, 2014 - Maple syrup producers are forming an organization to help bring attention to the industry in West Virginia...


"Frontier Table" book signing and Foodways Tours at Blennerhassett Island State


August 22, 2014 - “The Frontier Table” is set at Blennerhassett Island State Park Aug. 24, a book about historic foods and an early look at resources of the 1800s; Foodways Tours Aug. 30...


September openings of West Virginia’s youth and statewide squirrel seasons


August 19, 2014 - Summer is winding down and the 2014 fall hunting seasons are almost here. The one-day, youth-only squirrel season will be held Sept. 6, 2014, and the statewide squirrel season opens Sept. 13, 2014 and runs through Jan. 31, 2015. ...


West Virginia’s 2014 seasons set for dove, rail, snipe and woodcock


August 18, 2014 - West Virginia’s 2014-2105 hunting season dates and bag limits for mourning dove, woodcock, common snipe, Sora rail and Virginia rail have been set....


West Virginia Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Fall Workshop Sept. 12-14, 2014, at Watoga State Park


August 18, 2014 - The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) announces that registration is underway for the fall Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) workshop....


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