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.

  Public Safety, Law and Courts

Below you will find a list of recent press releases that relate to Public Safety, Law and Courts. Click Read More to view the full text of the press release.

State Government Employees Not to Report March 3, 2014

March 03, 2014 - Due to ice and snow accumulations as well as potentially hazardous travel conditions, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has closed state government agencies today, Monday, March 3, 2014...

Governor Tomblin Declares State of Emergency In 9 Counties

January 09, 2014 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin this evening issued a State of Emergency for Boone, Cabell, Clay, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Putnam, and Roane counties...

West Virginia Drivers Should Take Extra Caution to Avoid Deer During the Fall

November 08, 2013 - The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) encourages motorists to be more cautious while driving this time of year...

DUI Simulator Launches Statewide Tour

September 05, 2013 - The West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Administration (WVABCA) will unveil the new DUI Simulator and launch its statewide tour at West Virginia University (WVU) on Thursday, September 5 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m....

W.Va. Division of Forestry firefighters assist with fighting fires in Montana

August 23, 2013 - The West Virginia Division of Forestry dispatched a firefighting crew to Montana on Monday to assist with wildfires at the Miner Paradise Complex south of Livingston...

Governor Tomblin Launches New Effort to Address Distracted Driving in W.Va.

July 01, 2013 - Turn it off. Put it down. Just Drive....

Governor Tomblin Signs Seatbelt Safety Law and Reminds Travelers to Buckle-Up

May 23, 2013 - House Bill 2108 makes not wearing a seatbelt a primary offense...

Department of Agriculture Calls for Extra Caution Regarding Equine Virus

March 18, 2013 - West Virginia Agriculture Commissioner Walt Helmick is warning equine owners, facilities and events to step up biosecurity practices in response to recent occurrences of Equine Herpes Virus Type 1...

Spring forest fire season starts Friday, March 1, 2013

February 26, 2013 - As spring approaches, so does the threat of forest fires...

Governor Tomblin Signs Executive Order Calling for Statewide Mine Safety Stand-Down

February 20, 2013 - Order follows the sixth fatal coal mine accident in past couple of months...

Safe Produce Handling Class to be Offered at Small Farm Conference

February 15, 2013 - The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) will offer a “Good Handling Practices/Good Agricultural Practices” (GHP/GAP) training Thursday, February 28...

Gov. Tomblin Announces Proposal to Increase Public Safety, Reduce Corrections Spending

January 22, 2013 - Recommendations would improve offender accountability, reduce recidivism, invest in treatment...