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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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Spring Gobbler Season is Rapidly Approaching!

April 23, 2014 - Spring gobbler season opening and committee....

Power Disruption at Tomlinson Run State Park Campground

April 18, 2014 - A recent power surge has left the entire campground without electricity....

Public Employees Golf Tournament May 19 Twin Falls State Park

April 18, 2014 - Preregistration is necessary by noon, May 15, 2014...

End of April 2014 Events at West Virginia’s State Parks

April 18, 2014 - Spring wildflower walks and volunteer days at many of West Virginia’s state parks are planned as April’s quirky weather yields to the merry month of May...

The New Appalachian Farm and Research Center Seeks Input from WV Farmers and Farm Families

April 17, 2014 - Study to assess the feasibility and propose location(s) for creating regional food hubs in WV. ...

West Virginia State Park hikes scheduled during New River Gorge Wildflower Weekend,

April 16, 2014 - Wildflower Weekend, April 25–27, 2014...

Ag Programs Aiming to Tackle Rural Poverty in West Virginia

April 16, 2014 - Agriculture anti-poverty inititative....

Governor Tomblin, DMV Acting Commissioner Announce New Online Services

April 15, 2014 - Vehicle registration and request a duplicate registration card via DMV online service portal...

After Midnight; lunar spectacle creates April 14 into April 15 sky watch at Hawks Nest and Twin Falls state parks

April 14, 2014 - Sky watchers can observe a full eclipse of the moon at Hawks Nest State Park....

WV State Parks spring views include nature walks, education, entertainment, discounts

April 14, 2014 - Spring Views at West Virginia’s State Parks include nature walks, educational and entertainment programs and discounts...

West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of April 7-11

April 14, 2014 - Trout stocking report for the week of April 7, 2014....

Governor Tomblin Proclaims April as National Safe Digging Month

April 14, 2014 - Encourages West Virginians to call 811 before they dig...

Wildflower Walks at Kanawha State Forest April 26, 2014

April 10, 2014 - Osbra Eye Memorial Wildflower Walks are scheduled Saturday, April 26, 2014....

Discounted midweek cabin rentals appeal to many West Virginia State Park visitors

April 08, 2014 - “Spring cabin mid-week special” at popular state parks and forests....

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