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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2014 Furbearer Trapping Seasons to Open Nov. 1


October 24, 2014 - West Virginia’s trapping seasons will open Nov. 1, 2014...


First Lady Tomblin Presents Scholastic Reading Award to North Elementary Students


October 23, 2014 - Morgantown school helps set new world record for Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge...


Babcock State Park’s Glade Creek Grist Mill featured on U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail® stamp


October 23, 2014 - The iconic Glade Creek Grist Mill at Babcock State Park, a favorite of photographers from around the world, is now featured on a stamp issued by the United States Postal Service...


West Virginia drivers should take extra caution to avoid deer collisions during the fall months


October 21, 2014 - The WVDNR encourages motorists to be more cautious while driving this time of year, as deer/vehicular collisions increase significantly during the months of October and November...


West Virginia’s 2014 wild boar firearms season opens Oct. 25


October 21, 2014 - Wild boar firearms season in West Virginia is scheduled to open Oct. 25 and run through Nov. 1, 2014...


Ride the Halloween Train at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park Oct. 25


October 20, 2014 - Tickets are still available for the annual Halloween Train at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park Oct. 25...


Governor’s One Shot Whitetail Hunt and Banquet Oct. 24-25


October 20, 2014 - Stonewall Resort State Park, Roanoke, W.Va....


Blennerhassett Island State Park adds final fall dinner riverboat cruise Oct. 25


October 17, 2014 - A final fall dinner and cruise is scheduled for Oct. 25, according to Blennerhassett Island State Park Superintendent Matt Baker....


Firearm antlerless deer hunting opportunity starts in October


October 17, 2014 - Deer hunters can take advantage of an October three-day firearm antlerless deer season on private land again this year....


Waterfalls and Fall Foliage Photography Excursion at Pipestem Resort State Park


October 17, 2014 - Waterfalls and Fall Foliage Photography Excursion Oct. 24-26, 2014. ...


National forest and wildlife management area roads in West Virginia open to hunters with disabilitie


October 17, 2014 - Hunters with a Class Q/QQ permit must apply in person at the appropriate national forest district office or DNR district office and receive a letter of authorization. ...


Governor Tomblin Announces Malone to Serve as Director of Policy


October 16, 2014 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced Lawrence J. Malone to serve as Director of Policy for the Governor's Office, effective Oct. 27....


Governor Tomblin Announces Launch of Safe at Home Program


October 16, 2014 - Federal program to support, strengthen families across West Virginia...


Gov. Tomblin Announces WV Division of Motor Vehicles to Receive National Digital Government Achievement Award


October 16, 2014 - Award will recognize online vehicle registration renewal service...


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