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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Horseback Riding at Babcock State Park Available through September 21, 2014


September 16, 2014 - Horseback riding is a pleasant and peaceful journey through the shaded and beautiful trails of Babcock State Park. ...


Governor Tomblin Appoints Zak to Serve as 11th Family Court Circuit Judge


September 15, 2014 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced the appointment of R. Joseph Zak as Family Court Judge for the 11th Family Court Judicial Circuit serving Kanawha County....


Early Bear Gun Seasons to Open Sept. 18 and Oct. 4


September 12, 2014 - Hunters are reminded that a bear season with or without the use of dogs will take place in all or parts of 16 counties Sept. 18–20 and all of eight counties Oct. 4-10....


Small game hunting and trapping opportunities


September 12, 2014 - The statewide squirrel season opens Saturday, Sept. 13. ...


Governor Tomblin, First Lady Tomblin Issue Statements on Anniversary of September 11, 2011


September 11, 2014 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and First Lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin today issued statements to commemorate the 13th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks...


Governor Tomblin Announces West Virginia to Participate in Day to Serve


September 11, 2014 - 'Day to Serve' kickoff in conjunction with AmeriCorps 20th anniversary...


Governor Tomblin Issues Statement Following WARN Notice By Patriot Coal


September 10, 2014 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today issued a statement following an announcement from Patriot Coal that the company has notified employees of potential layoffs at its Corridor G complex in Boone County....


WVDA Honors Four "Women in Ag" at Recent State Fair of WV


September 10, 2014 - Four more deserving women were recognized as West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) "Women in Agriculture" at a ceremony during the recent State Fair of WV. ...


FootGolf at Pipestem Resort State Park is first in West Virginia


September 09, 2014 - There is American football, there is golf, and there is the original football, which Americans call soccer. ...


Producers Invited To HAACP Food Safety Training Class


September 09, 2014 - The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) and West Virginia University (WVU) invite West Virginia food growers and processors to an upcoming Hazard and Critical Control Points (HACCP) training session on September 19 and 20....


Farmers Need to Register Aboveground Storage Tanks by Oct. 1


September 09, 2014 - The West Virginia Department of Agriculture would like to remind all state farmers about the registration requirements for aboveground storage tanks and the impending Oct. 1, 2014 deadline....


Hey Ranger! Greenbrier State Forest’s Jesse Anderson nominated for award; public vote Sept. 8-19


September 09, 2014 - Jesse Anderson is a park ranger at Greenbrier State Forest. His title is superintendent, but visitors and guests to West Virginia’s state parks and forests generally just say “Hey ranger!”...


Governor Tomblin Issues Statement Following Administrative Action Regarding Senate Bill 373


September 09, 2014 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today issued the following statement after the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) filed an interpretive rule providing guidance on the implementation of Senate Bill 373. ...


Battle-of-Carnifex-Ferry-re-enactment-Sept.-13-14


September 09, 2014 - The Battle of Carnifex Ferry will be re-enacted Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, at 2 p.m. upon the same ground as the original conflict of Sept. 10, 1861. ...


Tu-Endie-Wei State Park site of archaeological dig Sept. 13-14


September 09, 2014 - Anyone interested in literally digging into the past will have that opportunity Sept. 13-14 at Tu-Endie-Wei State Park. ...


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