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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West Virginia DEP Seeks Public Input on AST Rule


September 19, 2014 - The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection wants to include the public in the rule-making process for the Aboveground Storage Tank (AST) Program...


West Virginia Invasive Species Strategic Plan out for public comment


September 19, 2014 - The draft “West Virginia Invasive Species Strategic Plan” is now available for public comment...


Golf professional fancies FootGolf at Pipestem Resort State Park


September 19, 2014 - PGA Golf Professional Bob Biroscak at [1]Pipestem Resort State Park has not turned in his drivers, irons and putters, and he doesn’t intend to do so....


West Virginia DEP Joins Twitter


September 18, 2014 - The Department of Environmental Protection is now on Twitter! DEP plans to use the social media site to share news and information with the public....


Blennerhassett Island State Park fall dinner and river boat cruises Sept. 27 and Oct. 18, 2014


September 18, 2014 - Fall dinner and riverboat cruises are planned by Blennerhassett Island State Park Sept. 27 and Oct. 18...


SeptemberFest at Blackwater Falls State Park mixes music, history and entertainment Sept. 22-25, 2014


September 18, 2014 - Blackwater Falls State Park will host SeptemberFest Sept. 22-25...


Gov. Tomblin Appoints Deskins to Serve as 8th Circuit Family Court Judge


September 17, 2014 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced the appointment of Sabrina L. Deskins as Family Court Judge for the 8th Family Court Circuit serving Mingo County...


Governor Tomblin Issues Statement Following Passing of Senator Keith Wagner


September 17, 2014 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today issued a statement following the passing of former State Senator Keith Wagner....


Cherokee leader Ostenaco presentation at Blackwater Falls State Park Sept. 23


September 17, 2014 - Cherokee leader Ostenaco (circa 1703-1780) will be portrayed by Doug Wood of Hurricane Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 at Blackwater Falls State Park Lodge. ...


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. ...


Electrical upgrades at Hawks Nest State Park scheduled Sept. 29, 2014


September 16, 2014 - Hawks Nest State Park near Ansted in Fayette County is scheduled for a planned power outage Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, beginning at 7:30 a.m....


Outdoor Youth Challenge – WV's Celebration of National Hunting & Fishing Day, Sept. 27 & 28 at Stonewall State Park


September 16, 2014 - Children ages 6 to 18 are encouraged to participate in the Outdoor Youth Challenge during West Virginia’s Celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day Sept. 27 and 28 at Stonewall Resort 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. ...


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