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.

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

8/25/2009 CHARLESTON, W.Va.   A 27-minute documentary about the history of the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, the Supreme Court Chamber designed by architect Cass Gilbert, and the structure of the West Virginia court system will be debuted at 6 p.m. September 2 at the West Virginia Culture Center.        

Foundation of Justice: Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia will be shown to an audience of invited guests at the conclusion of the West Virginia State Bar s annual reception for the Supreme Court on the first day of its Fall Term of Court. The press is invited to join the Court s guests to watch the film after the Bar reception ends.

The film will be shown to the public at 9:30 p.m. September 3 on West Virginia Public Broadcasting. 

The Supreme Court in September 2007 agreed to fund the film, which was produced by MotionMasters of Charleston and completed late this spring.  

It is narrated by Justice Thomas McHugh. Supreme Court Administrator Steve Canterbury suggested Justice McHugh would be perfect for the project long before anyone knew about Justice Joseph P. Albright s illness, or that then-Senior Status Justice McHugh would be appointed to fill in for him either during his illness or after his death.  

I wanted to narrate the film.  I felt very close to the judicial branch of government,  Justice McHugh said.  I wanted to do my part to tell others about the judicial branch.  I really wanted to see our history more documented.  Our history has been lost sometimes. I wanted to give those who follow us a glimpse of how we performed our duty to West Virginia. 

The DVD is designed to be the length of about one class period, plus allow for some discussion time.  Justice McHugh made a presentation about the DVD to the West Virginia Board of Education on August 13, and received the Board s permission to distribute it to state schools.  The Supreme Court has since sent copies to middle school West Virginia studies teachers and high school teachers of civics, history and law courses, in both public and private schools.

Accompanying class activities are available on the Supreme Court Web site at http://www.state.wv.us/wvsca/kidspage/FoundationJustice.htm. 

Members of the Court staff are working with the West Virginia Civics Literacy Council on coordinating use of the DVD with Constitution Day activities.  Constitution Day is September 17.

 To obtain copies of The Foundation of Justice DVD contact Public Information Officer Jennifer Bundy at (304) 340-2305, or Public Information Specialist April Harless at (304) 340-2306.

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