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.

 Governor Announces Records Management and Preservation Board Grants

5/26/2010

Gov. Joe Manchin today announced that the Records Management and Preservation Board (RMPB) has awarded more than $250,000 in grant funds to 28 county commissions across the state.  The funds will go to projects aimed at improving the management, storage conditions, access and preservation of public records held in several county offices.

Gov. Manchin said, “The preservation and modernization of our records is so important, and managing our state’s historic documents is no easy task. These funds will help give our county officials the tools they need to ensure that our future generations have access to West Virginia’s exciting history.”

Funding for the County Records Management and Preservation Program is provided from the filing fees collected by county clerks and deposited in the special Public Records and Preservation Account. The funds serve as an incentive to county officials to improve the management of their public records and conditions for their preservation.

Funds were awarded to the following:

Barbour County Commission, $6,500 to create preservation microfilm from existing digital images of the county clerk’s deed books. 

Boone County Commission, $9,352 to provide for the purchase of manually operated moveable track shelving for the county clerk’s permanent record books.

Brooke County Commission, $3,210 to provide for conservation/restoration and rebinding of the county clerk’s earliest birth, death and marriage books.

Cabell County Commission, $13,000 to provide improved storage and shelving for the loose leaf birth, death and marriage records in the county clerk’s office.

Clay County Commission, $1,863 to provide for the purchase of preservation map sleeves in the assessor’s office.

Fayette County Commission, $6,500 to provide for preservation microfilming and digital conversion of the circuit clerk’s criminal order books. 

Gilmer County Commission, $14,157 to provide for the purchase of manually operated moveable track shelving for the preservation and access of the circuit clerk’s case files.

Hampshire County Commission, $10,832 to provide for the purchase of manually operated moveable track shelving for the preservation and access of the circuit clerk’s case files.

Hardy County Commission, $17,216 to provide for the purchase of roller shelving for the county clerk’s trust deed, will, appraisement and fiduciary books.

Harrison County Commission, $4,583 to provide for the purchase of public computers that will access the county clerk’s records.

Lewis County Commission, $5,146 to provide for the purchase of manually operated moveable track shelving for the preservation and access of the circuit clerk’s case files.

Lincoln County Commission, $13,807 to provide for the purchase of roller shelving for the county clerk’s land books.

Marion County Commission, $5,292 to provide for preservation microfilming and digital conversion of the assessor’s land books in the county clerk’s office.

McDowell County Commission, $8,500 to provide for the preservation microfilming and digital conversion of will and deed books and to purchase public access computers for the county clerk’s records room.

Mercer County Commission, $6,500 to provide for the purchase of preservation microfilm of the circuit clerk’s civil, criminal and domestic order books.

Mineral County Commission, $8,300 to provide for preservation microfilming and digital conversion of the county clerk trust deed and will books, and to purchase public access computers for the records room.

Mingo County Commission, $5,407 to provide for preservation microfilming and digital conversion of the county clerk’s birth, death, marriage and deed books, and to purchase public access computers for the records room.

Monongalia County Commission, $6,500 to provide for the duplication costs of converting existing microfilm to preservation quality film.

Morgan County Commission, $30,000 for improved records storage and shelving for the county clerk’s and circuit clerk’s offices.

Pendleton County Commission, $11,320 to provide for preservation microfilming and digital conversion of the county clerk’s deed books, and to purchase roller shelving for the trust deed books.

Putnam County Commission, $7,381 to provide for the purchase of manually operated moveable track shelving for the preservation and access of the circuit clerk’s case files, and to purchase public access computers for the county clerk’s and circuit clerk’s records rooms.

Randolph County Commission, $6,500 to provide for preservation microfilming and digital conversion of the county clerk’s deed books.

Ritchie County Commission, $6,500 to provide for preservation microfilming and digital conversion of the county clerk’s lease books.

Roane County Commission, $18,206 to provide for the purchase of manually operated moveable track shelving for the preservation and access of the circuit clerk’s case files.

Summers County Commission, $6,500 to provide for preservation microfilming and digital conversion of the county clerk’s deed books.

Tucker County Commission, $7,500 to provide for preservation microfilming and digital conversion of the county clerk’s oil and gas, right of way and will books, and to purchase a public access computer for the records room.

Tyler County Commission, $5,707 to provide for the purchase of file folders, file labels and open shelving for the preservation and access of the prosecuting attorney’s records.

Wetzel County Commission, $6,500 to provide funding for conservation/restoration  and preservation microfilming of the assessor’s land books in the  county clerk’s office.

Contact Information

Heather Miles
304-558-2000