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.

  Judicial

Below you will find a list of recent press releases relating to the Judicial Branch of Government. Click Read More to view the full text of the press release.

Governor Tomblin Appoints Judges in the 22nd & 26th Judicial Circuits


July 18, 2013 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced the appointment of two community leaders to the bench in the 22nd and 26th Judicial Circuits...


Governor Tomblin Appoints Michael Douglas Lorensen Judge for the 23rd Judicial Circuit


November 16, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced the appointment of Martinsburg attorney, Michael Douglas Lorensen, as Circuit Judge for the 23rd Judicial Circuit serving Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan counties...


Governor Tomblin Issues Statement on Supreme Court's Decision on Federal Health Care


June 28, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today issued the following statement regarding the Supreme Court of the United States' ruling to uphold the individual insurance requirement of the Affordable Health Care Act (ACA)...


Governor Tomblin Announces Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission Will Receive Applications Immediately


February 02, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced the Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission will begin receiving applications immediately for the vacancy in the First Judicial Circuit serving Brooke, Hancock and Ohio Counties...


State Law Library Hosts Law Day Brown Bag Lunch


April 28, 2010 - The State Law Library will host a brown bag lunch at 12 p.m. on May 3 to commemorate Law Day. Law Day was...


Mercer, Mineral Middle Schools To Present Mock Trials At Supreme Court


April 22, 2010 - Students from two schools will perform mock trial scripts they wrote as part of West Virginia Law Adventure...


State Law Library To Host Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic


March 17, 2010 - The State Law Library will host Legal Aid Pro Bono Supervising Attorney Catherine Eckley as she conducts a one-hour low-income taxpayer clinic at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 24....


LAWS 2010 Cancelled Due To High Number Of Snow Days


February 24, 2010 - The LAWS program that had been scheduled for March 30 in Moundsville has been cancelled due to the high number of school days missed this year because of snow in the Northern...


Supreme Court to Hold Adoption Month Press Conference


November 18, 2009 - For the second year, the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia is hosting a press conference during National Adoption Month to promote awareness of the thousands of children in foster care in the state and nation who are...


State Law Library Presents Long-Term Health Care Info Session


October 21, 2009 - CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The State Law Library is sponsoring a free informational session on long-term health care at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 24....


Chief Justice Speaks To Regional Bar Meetings


October 20, 2009 - CHARLESTON, W.Va.. Supreme Court Chief Justice Brent D. Benjamin today was to make the second of several speeches to regional meetings of the West Virginia State Bar....


West Virginia Gets "A" In National Report


October 20, 2009 - West Virginia received one of the top grades in a national review of the way states appoint attorneys to represent the interests of children in abuse and neglect juvenile court proceedings...


Blogging and the First Amendment


September 15, 2009 - The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia and Marshall University are hosting a panel discussion on Blogging and the Potential Limits of the First Amendment at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 22, in the Joan C. Edwards...


Supreme Court DVD Foundation Of Justice To Be Shown At Culture Center, On West Virginia Public Broadcasting


August 25, 2009 - A 27-minute documentary about the history of the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, the Supreme Court Chamber designed by...


Family Court Judge And His Staff Ride The Circuit


July 21, 2009 - Family Court Judge K. Bruce Lazenby and his staff will be riding the circuit on Wednesday, July 22, 2009, traveling by train to hear cases in another county....