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Berkeley Spring furniture manufacturer emerges from pandemic upbeat about the future
08/05/2021
In this post-pandemic economy employers are having a hard time finding workers. But as one eastern panhandle business is going all-out to hire the best. Gat Caperton is an entrepreneur with a major furniture manufacturing plant in Morgan County......read more
Brooke County companies honored for 100 years in business
08/05/2021
The last 100 years have seen a world war, a Great Depression and huge advances in technology......read more
daily304 - Episode 8.5.2021
08/05/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – An Eastern Panhandle furniture maker shares his secret for success; Brooke County businesses are honored for 100-plus years of service; and learn how state foresters can help you make the most of your woodlands. Read more…...read more
Getting the cap on the bottle: Inside P&G’s robot ambitions
08/04/2021
Procter & Gamble Co may be best known for laundry detergent and toothpaste, but its secret sauce is arguably figuring out how to do things like get two red bottles of Olay skin lotion into blister packs as cheaply and accurately as possible......read more
WVDNR installs migratory animal tracking system at Hanging Rock
08/04/2021
West Virginia Division of Natural Resources biologists have installed a radio telemetry station at the Hanging Rock Raptor Observatory in Monroe County to study the movement of birds, butterflies and other migratory animal species......read more
New West Virginia craft brewery launches unique promo
08/04/2021
Big Draft Brewing hasn’t yet poured its first draft or served its first pretzel, but downtown White Sulphur Springs’ new craft brewery is definitely on top of its promotional game......read more
daily304 - Episode 8.4.2021
08/04/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Manufacturing companies turn to automated systems to aid social distancing; read about the WVDNR’s migratory bird tracking and check out their new website; and learn how you can invest in White Sulphur Springs’ new brewery. Read......read more
Revitalized rural towns get extra boost from remote workers
08/03/2021
When Paul Yandura opened a cafe and antique shop with his husband almost 10 years ago, he waffled on how to attract customers before simply writing “Best Coffee” on a chalkboard and plopping it down in front of their new business on Main Street......read more
Eagle Cam presents live footage of nesting bald eagles
08/03/2021
Watch a pair of bald eagles raise their young on the Outdoor Channel’s Eagle Cam. The project is a partnership between the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Outdoor Channel, and the Friends of the National Conservation Training Center. The eagle nest is......read more
Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. joins W.Va. Department of Education to promote adult education
08/03/2021
​​The West Virginia Department of Education’s (WVDE) Office of Adult Education is pleased to announce the “Never Too Late to Graduate” campaign featuring West Virginia native and America’s Got Talent Winner Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. The campaign, which......read more
daily304 - Episode 8.3.2021
08/03/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Remote workers help revitalize rural towns; watch bald eagles on the nest with the live Eagle Cam; and West Virginia celebrity Landau Murphy promotes education with “Never Too Late to Graduate. Read more…...read more
daily304 - Episode 8.2.2021
08/02/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Ascend WV wants to pay workers to move to the Mountain State; hit the trails at Burning Rock; and check out some of the many women-owned businesses at Babe & Honey. Read more…...read more
This former Big Tech CEO is offering a $12,000 relocation package to move to West Virginia
08/02/2021
There’s plenty to love about West Virginia, or so I hear. There’s the lush landscape, the low cost of living, and the friendliness of the people (if they do say so themselves)......read more
West Virginia summer activities: Riding side by sides at Burning Rock
08/02/2021
he Mountain State has many activities to offer from White Water Rafting to Ziplining, but have you ever ridden in a side by side? Burning Rock Off-Road Park is located in Slab Fork, Raleigh County. The park consists of more than 150 miles of trails......read more
Artisan market in Bridgeport (West Virginia) features more than 20 women-owned small businesses
08/02/2021
Babe & Honey, an artisan market located on West Main Street in Bridgeport, is home to more than 20 women-owned small businesses. Founder and owner Casey Gorby said it was important to her to include local businesses that support women and the......read more
Area port officials seek support from state
08/01/2021
Officials with the Port of West Virginia plan to build up their operation in Brooke County, bringing hundreds of jobs with it, and are looking for support from the state to help reach their goal......read more
Discover the wonders of West Virginia’s most majestic parks and forests
08/01/2021
When it comes to enjoying the outdoors, West Virginia state parks have it all. There’s plenty of recreational activities and comfy amenities and some of the world’s most awe-inspiring views. Each state park and forest is majestic in its own way......read more
METALLICA's 'Scholars Initiative' Expands Into Nine New Schools
08/01/2021
Following a competitive selection process conducted by METALLICA's All Within My Hands (AWMH) foundation and its partners at American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), nine new schools will receive $100,000 to transform the future of students......read more
daily304 - Episode 8.1.2021
08/01/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Port officials seek to build commerce and bring in more jobs; plan a summer visit to one of these majestic state parks; and WVU Parkersburg is the recipient of Metallica’s Scholars Initiative program. Read more…...read more
Youth nursing programs training tomorrow's workforce
07/31/2021
Locally and nationally, health-care professionals are examining, exploring and expanding their practices to staunch the statistical bleeding of hospital nurses who are exiting the field due to retirement and other factors. New strategies are deemed......read more
WVDNR project to restore native brook trout population continues
07/31/2021
Efforts to restore native brook trout in the Mountain State continue and fisheries biologists for the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources recently surveyed a trout stream in Tucker County to see if the project is showing signs of success......read more
Farm to Table Dinners Return to West Virginia State Parks
07/31/2021
The West Virginia State Parks farm to table dinner series is back this year and the best way to enjoy local food, produce and beverages at some of your favorite parks. Each dinner is a unique dining experience and seating is limited......read more
daily304 - Episode 7.31.2021
07/31/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – West Virginia hospitals step up efforts to recruit nurses; wildlife biologists survey the native brook trout population; and book your reservation now for one of several Farm to Table dinners coming to West Virginia state parks......read more
New aviation program influences company’s decision to expand to West Virginia
07/30/2021
Thoroughbred Aviation, central Kentucky’s largest aviation maintenance and avionics provider, is expanding operations with the opening of a facility at Huntington Tri-State Airport, Joe Otte, the company’s vice president, announced on Thursday......read more
Mon Forest bike trail system takes shape on former strip mine
07/30/2021
A new mountain bike trail system developed on a former strip mine in the Monongahela National Forest is now part of a single-track trail network rated among the world’s best by the International Mountain Bicycling Association. The Mower Basin Trails......read more
Colorful tableware made in West Virginia is still the most popular in the nation
07/30/2021
The Homer Laughlin China Company opened in 1871......read more
daily304 - Episode 7.30.2021
07/30/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Huntington’s new flight school attracts aviation business; Snowshoe’s Mower Basin Trails bike system is world-class; and a West Virginia company celebrates 85 years of bringing colorful china to the table. Read more…...read more
Airbnb announces #1 most hospitable host in West Virginia
07/29/2021
Airbnb announced on Wednesday the #1 most hospitable host in the state of West Virginia-- Eric from Fayetteville, with his listing “Cozy 2 BR Red Cottage.” This stems from the release of a wider report highlighting the most hospitable Host in each of......read more
Main Street America Recognizes Charles Town’s Recovery Efforts
07/29/2021
​​When the Governor issued the stay-at-home order closing restaurants and retail shops in March 2020, the organizers of Charles Town Now (CTN) moved quickly to implement a curbside takeout and gift card program. One year later CTN noted the anniversary......read more
West Side neighborhood that sprang from the ashes of an amusement park eyes another revival
07/29/2021
Luna Park is gone. The West Side amusement park was destroyed on May 4, 1923, when a worker’s blow torch ignited a fire in the pool house, which spread to the dance pavilion and throughout the park, according to a Charleston Daily Mail report published......read more
daily304 - Episode 7.29.2021
07/29/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Airbnb honors a Fayetteville cottage owner with “most hospitable host” title; Charles Town earns recognition for its quick action to save shops and restaurants shut down during the pandemic; and Charleston’s Luna Park Historic......read more
The WVU Seeker - New Technology Introduced for On-Field Player Development
07/28/2021
​The West Virginia University football program, in its dedicated commitment to enhancing and developing the total student-athlete, continues to be proactive in finding cutting-edge technology and initiatives that give each player opportunities to......read more
Destination West Virginia: Seneca Rocks
07/28/2021
​Deep in the heart of the Monongahela National Forest lies Seneca Rocks, which offers the perfect place to unplug, breathe in the mountain air, and enjoy stunning views. The climber’s paradise that lies in Pendleton County has much to offer than......read more
NewForce Program Helps Nurture Software Development Careers in West Virginia
07/28/2021
Generation West Virginia’s NewForce program, a Huntington-based, tuition-free, software development school, prepares West Virginians with no prior computer coding experience for a career in software development......read more
daily304 - Episode 7.28.2021
07/28/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – WVU football’s new robotic quarterback affords unlimited practice opportunities; see why Seneca Rocks is the perfect place to unplug, relax, and take in breathtaking views; and Generation West Virginia offers a free software......read more
daily304 - Episode 7.27.2021
07/27/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Pierpont CTC expansion injects new life into downtown Clarksburg; the West Virginia Wildflower Pilgrimage returns after last year’s hiatus; and the WV SBDC announces a new business coach. Read more…...read more
Education Program Coming to Clarksburg as Pierpont Announces $2 Million Expansion on Chestnut Street
07/27/2021
A section of downtown Clarksburg that was already seeing improvement got another big boost today. Late this morning, Mayor Jimmy Marino and other dignitaries were on hand for the official announcement that the Pierpont Community and Technical College......read more
W.Va. Wildflower Pilgrimage gives naturalists an inside look at Dolly Sods
07/27/2021
The West Virginia Wildflower Pilgrimage gives naturalists from across Appalachia and Dolly Sods an inside look at the Canaan Valley and surrounding wildlands. The pilgrimage plays out over two days each spring with bird and wildflower experts leading......read more
WV SBDC names Buc Hammer as new business coach in Potomac Highlands
07/27/2021
The West Virginia Small Business Development Center (WV SBDC), a division of West Virginia Department of Economic Development, announces Robert “Buc” Hammer is joining the agency as its new business coach in the Potomac Highlands. Based on the campus......read more
Plan your group get-together at a WV state park
07/26/2021
Summer and fall are the perfect seasons for reunions, weddings and other get-togethers. ...read more
Beckley florist makes West Virginia a more beautiful home for many
07/26/2021
Steven Webb, a native son of West Virginia, has always considered West Virginia home. ...read more
Destination Vacation: Cass Scenic Railroad State Park
07/26/2021
Imagine yourself in the mountains. It’s a picture-perfect summer afternoon and you’re relaxing outside. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 7.26.2021
07/26/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Plan your get-together at a West Virginia state park; a Beckley native continues the tradition of beautiful floral arrangements; and it’s “all aboard” the steam engine train at Cass Scenic Railroad. Read more…...read more
DNR warns of bear sightings, what to do if you see one
07/25/2021
In the mountains of Wild and Wonderful West Virginia, there is a multitude of wildlife of all shapes and sizes. One of the largest being black bears. But what do you do if you come across one? ...read more
ROCKWOOL’s second U.S. factory begins commercial production
07/25/2021
ROCKWOOL North America has begun commercial production of stone wool insulation products at its newest U.S. manufacturing facility, located in Jefferson County, West Virginia....read more
6 WV state park adventures to add to your summer bucket list
07/25/2021
Summer vacations are all about outdoor adventures and making memories with loved ones. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 7.25.2021
07/25/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Bear sightings are on the rise, and the DNR has some suggestions on what to do if you see one in your neighborhood; the new ROCKWOOL manufacturing plant begins production; and plan your summer adventures at West Virginia state......read more
Nonprofit shines spotlight on creative West Virginians
07/24/2021
Over her desk at the Disney Parks studio in Los Angeles, production coordinator Jillian Howell has a West Virginia flag....read more
VIDEO: Mammoet’s Mega Jack system lifts Wellsburg Bridge
07/24/2021
Mammoet and Flatiron Construction successfully completed the heaviest floating bridge lift ever executed in the U.S. ...read more
Camp in style at West Virginia state parks
07/24/2021
If you’ve ever been torn over deciding between these two options for your family vacation, you aren’t alone....read more
daily304 - Episode 7.24.2021
07/24/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – A new nonprofit highlights West Virginians who have pursued careers in the arts; watch the Wellsburg Bridge being transported down river; and camp in style at West Virginia state parks. Read more…...read more
TC Energy, BridgeValley begin partnership to train next generation of natural gas techs
07/23/2021
High School students looking for strong employment soon after graduation are being recruited to consider becoming a technician in the natural gas industry. ...read more
Cornerstone Building Brands is hiring
07/23/2021
Cornerstone Building Brands is the largest manufacturer of exterior building products in North America, servicing commercial, residential and repair and remodel markets....read more
More family fun at Pipestem Resort with new Adventure Zone activities
07/23/2021
Pipestem Resort State Park is one of West Virginia’s most popular family vacation destinations and things are getting even better this summer with several exciting additions at the park’s new Adventure Zone. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 7.23.2021
07/23/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – A new partnership is designed to boost careers in the natural gas industry; find manufacturing jobs in Ritchie County; and Pipestem’s new Adventure Zone activities include axe throwing and laser tag. Read more…...read more
Gov. Justice, Department of Tourism Launch WV Chef Ambassador Program
07/22/2021
Gov. Jim Justice, in partnership with the West Virginia Department of Tourism, today launched the West Virginia Chef Ambassador Program. ...read more
Find a career with FLSmidth
07/22/2021
FLSmidth provides innovative engineering, equipment and service solutions to the global mining and cement industries....read more
Cool off at these West Virginia state parks
07/22/2021
Summer temps are sweltering, but don’t let that stop you from getting outside and having fun. Cool off with exciting water activities at West Virginia’s state parks and forests....read more
daily304 - Episode 7.22.2021
07/22/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – A new ambassador program is created to boost the state’s culinary tourism; FLSmidth manufacturing in Charleston is hiring; and check out these water attractions at West Virginia state parks. Read more…...read more
5 must-see WV State Parks waterfalls to see this summer
07/21/2021
In the heat of the summer, there’s nothing like standing in silence and feeling cool mist from a waterfall wash over you....read more
Rockwool brings manufacturing jobs to Jefferson County
07/21/2021
We are a market-leading global company with a proud 80-year history of creating well-paying jobs and being recognized as a top employer....read more
West Virginia economic officials predict long-term success for remote work in the Mountain State
07/21/2021
Despite the state’s mask mandate being lifted and other COVID-19 health guidelines gradually being eased, remote work in West Virginia is still going strong, and according to two state economic officials, it’s likely to stay that way for a while. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 7.21.2021
07/21/2021
Website intro: On today’s Daily 304 – These state parks belong on your waterfall bucket list; Rockwool Is hiring in Jefferson County; and remote work may hold the key to West Virginia’s future. Read more…...read more
A mid-pandemic career change that paid off
07/20/2021
Dan Burns spent much of his adult life in the hospitality field. But when the industry took a sharp downturn during the COVID-19 Pandemic, he needed a change....read more
Pursue a new career at Procter & Gamble
07/20/2021
The Procter & Gamble Company in Inwood is hiring plant technicians. ...read more
Your guide to summer adventures at Tomlinson Run
07/20/2021
As West Virginia’s northernmost state park, Tomlinson Run State Park has the unique feature of giving you a chance to go to the top of the Mountain State....read more
daily304 - Episode 7.20.2021
07/20/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – CentralApp makes it possible to switch careers mid-pandemic … Procter & Gamble is hiring plant technicians … and learn what West Virginia’s northernmost state park has to offer....read more
Announcing the Formation of the Battery Materials & Technology Coalition
07/19/2021
Companies and governments alike need resilient and secure supply chains that create jobs, improve diplomacy with allied nations, and meet climate and energy goals here in North America....read more
DataRobot Careers
07/19/2021
At DataRobot, you will work with the world's most talented data scientists, engineers, and thought leaders to change how businesses work. ...read more
Production underway at Rockwool’s Jefferson County facility
07/19/2021
Rockwool North America has begun production at its Jefferson County facility, which is focused on manufacturing stone wool insulation for residential, commercial and industrial needs. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 7.19.2021
07/19/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – A Clarksburg manufacturing company joins a U.S.-Canadian coalition; DataRobot is hiring in Morgantown; and Jefferson County’s Rockwool facility begins production …...read more
Marble King is one of 27 W.Va. companies honored for exporting to a new country this year
07/18/2021
While the pandemic put a strain on many businesses, Marble King did what they’ve done for the past 20 years—they made it a point to add one new country to their customer list. ...read more
Country roads and high-tech careers
07/18/2021
To understand West Virginia’s emerging tech industry, you have to understand the Mountain State itself, the heart of American coal country and a formidable player in Rust Belt manufacturing. ...read more
48 Things to Do at Snowshoe this Summer
07/18/2021
Snowshoe Mountain may be known for its winter wonderland vibes, but our island in the sky truly comes alive in the summertime. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 7.18.2021
07/18/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Marble King adds New Zealand to its impressive list of exports; a Morgantown software engineering company is expanding and adding jobs; and check out 48 things to do this summer at Snowshoe Mountain....read more
Vision 2025: West Virginia Science & Technology Plan
07/17/2021
West Virginia Science & Research, a division of the Higher Education Policy Commission (HEPC), and the Science & Research Council announce a significant update of Vision 2025: West Virginia Science & Technology Plan (S&T Plan)....read more
Defining Possible in Rocket Center, West Virginia
07/17/2021
Northrop Grumman in Rocket Center, West Virginia, brings together four key technologies, metals, electronics, composites and energetics in one single campus. ...read more
Marshall University blazes trail for composting in West Virginia
07/17/2021
As the interest in organics waste diversion continues to gain traction across the United States, many businesses, municipalities and universities have led the pack in implementing large-scale food waste and composting infrastructure to tackle this......read more
daily304 - Episode 7.17.2021
07/17/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – West Virginia Science & Research adds more platforms to its STEM plan; career opportunities await in the defense industry; and Marshall University opens the state’s first commercial composting facility....read more
The Mountain State an ideal location for defense companies
07/16/2021
West Virginia is ready and eager to welcome defense companies and federal agencies seeking a loyal workforce, opportune location and rewarding lifestyle for employees. ...read more
W.Va. parks to spend $42 million on infrastructure improvements
07/16/2021
Since Governor Jim Justice took office, the state parks system has invested over $100 million in infrastructure improvements with plans to do more. ...read more
Talent Transplant: Charles Huff
07/16/2021
Charles Huff grew up on a small farm in Denton, MD. Since then, he has lived in a variety of places—including Hampton, VA; Starkville, MS; State College, PA; and Tuscaloosa, AL—as he pursued his passion for playing and coaching football. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 7.16.2021
07/16/2021
On today’s daily304 – The defense industry is growing and thriving in West Virginia; new campsites and cabins are coming to state parks and forests; and Marshall’s new football coach says he was drawn to the school’s close-knit community. ...read more
Centre Market in Wheeling welcomes new boutiques
07/15/2021
The newest Centre Market Business District storefront boasts the best of both worlds – from edgy to comfy, but always distinctively trendy – from two different local boutiques. ...read more
Precision Tool now a woman-owned business
07/15/2021
In 1959, Charles Cyphert Sr. and his brother Glenn started Charter Engineering, an underground mining equipment rebuild shop....read more
Why You Should @readappalachia
07/15/2021
If you’re not from Appalachia, Kendra Winchester wants to help you better understand the region....read more
daily304 - Episode 7.15.2021
07/15/2021
On today’s daily304 – Two boutique stores celebrate their grand opening in Wheeling’s historic district; Precision Tool joins the ranks of women-owned manufacturing businesses; and an avid reader starts an Instagram account celebrating Appalachian authors...read more
CFoam forges ahead with disruptive technology to make carbon foam products from coal
07/14/2021
Inorganic carbon foam material manufacturer CFoam (ASX: CFO) has updated the market on the progress of its US government-funded project as it moves towards commissioning equipment in West Virginia. ...read more
Stollings discusses importance of coronavirus immunization efforts
07/14/2021
As West Virginia approaches one million residents who have received at least one coronavirus vaccine dose, a Boone County state senator is urging people who are not vaccinated to take such action. ...read more
Massive invisible galactic structure discovered, by accident, with Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia
07/14/2021
The astronomers at the National Science Foundation’s Green Bank Telescope (GBT) discovered a massive, previously unknown structure in the Milky Way Galaxy that is quite eye opening. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 7.14.2021
07/14/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – CFoam manufacturer makes progress towards commissioning equipment in West Virginia; a state senator and physician touts the importance of the COVID-19 vaccine; and the Green Bank Telescope discovers a massive, invisible galactic......read more
Young workers learn vital skills in first jobs, West Virginia experts say
07/13/2021
Young workers, including high school students and college students, serve an important role in West Virginia’s workforce and gain the necessary skills in their first jobs that will help them achieve future success. ...read more
Bluestone Lake WMA offers hunting, fishing, lake adventures in southern WV
07/13/2021
With 18,758 acres of public land and water to hunt, fish and explore, Bluestone Lake Wildlife Management Area has many recreational opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. ...read more
Deadline approaches for FEMA applications
07/13/2021
Federal assistance is available to eligible individuals and families affected by the severe storms and flooding that hit West Virginia in late February to early March. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 7.13.2021
07/13/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Young workers serve an important role in West Virginia’s workforce; the Bluestone Lake Wildlife Management Area offers thousands of acres for hunting and fishing; and if you were affected by this past winter’s severe storms......read more
West Virginia's New River Gorge offers whitewater rafting, zip lines, newest national park
07/12/2021
It was early June, more than a year since our family of four had ventured too far outside our central Ohio bubble. We knew we weren’t alone in our caution, as the pandemic’s uncertainty hung over our nation like a dark cloud. ...read more
TechConnect’s biometrics platform
07/12/2021
West Virginia is home to several key federal government agencies, driving early demand for advanced technologies and helping in the development of a significant base of commercial biometrics support companies......read more
Advantage Valley, WV Celebrates the Power of Partnership
07/12/2021
A key strength of Advantage Valley is its wealth of higher education assets that form the backbone of its talent development efforts. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 7.12.2021
07/12/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – One of the world’s oldest rivers is now the site of the nation’s newest national park; the biometrics field continues to expand; and learn why the Advantage Valley is a great place to live, work and go to school....read more
Just add water
07/11/2021
Our recipe for soaking up fun in the sun requires one important ingredient: water! Luckily Mountaineer Country has more than its share of H2O to go around....read more
West Virginia children to receive free books this summer through Imagination Library
07/11/2021
West Virginia is partnering once again with the Dollywood Foundation to provide approximately 258,000 books this summer to public schoolchildren entering first, second or third grade. ...read more
Come in, we’re open in West Virginia! Small businesses are ready for your support
07/11/2021
With vaccinations up and COVID-19 cases down in the United States, more people are ready for a return to some degree of “normal.” So are West Virginia’s small businesses! ...read more
daily304 - Episode 7.11.2021
07/11/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Cool off on the water in Mountaineer Country; West Virginia schoolchildren get free books via a partnership with the Dollywood Foundation; and local small businesses rally with the “Come In, We’re Open” campaign. ...read more
West Virginia native returns to find opportunity in The Mountain State
07/10/2021
Recent Positively West Virginia guest Max Knapp is one of the many young West Virginians who felt forced to leave the state to find opportunity. ...read more
Looking for a West Virginia road trip? Check out the Coonskin Grotto
07/10/2021
Looking for a beautiful spot to enjoy a bite to eat on your lunch break, or just looking to get into the woods to take in the scenic air? Look no further than the Coonskin Grotto! ...read more
Hoppy Kercheval: W.Va. parks are great tourism destinations (Opinion)
07/10/2021
The traveling public from outside our state is finding out what those of us who live here already know — West Virginia’s state parks are great destinations. ...read more
daily304 - Episode7.10.2021
07/10/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – A former Wall Street worker returns to West Virginia to set up shop; discover Coonskin Park’s “The Grotto”; and tourism picks up at West Virginia’s state parks and forests. ...read more
Arrowhead Bike Farm celebrates West Virginia biking community
07/09/2021
When visiting Fayetteville, West Virginia, I didn’t expect to deliberate over vegan menu options. I figured I’d be lucky to get a bag of peanuts or maybe a KIND bar. But at the Arrowhead Bike Farm, I found vegan barbacoa tacos and more...read more
State parks offer aerial tramway rides
07/09/2021
Experience one-of-a-kind views of West Virginia’s iconic mountain scenery with a trip on an aerial tram....read more
Relocate to West Virginia for work, stay for the people
07/09/2021
West Virginia is widely known for its low cost of living, historical coal mining, and beautiful scenery. It is considered by many to be somewhat of a hidden gem. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 7.9.2021
07/09/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Arrowhead Bike Farm celebrates the New River Gorge biking community; experience Almost Heaven’s beauty with an aerial tram ride; and find out why West Virginia is the ideal place to relocate. ...read more
Governor Justice honors 27 WV companies for their export success
07/08/2021
27 West Virginia companies that grew their business by exporting a good or service to a new country last year were recognized by state officials in a virtual ceremony on June 30. Seven of these companies were first time winners. ...read more
AIM Higher Consortium plans to strengthen region's defense supply chain, economic growth
07/08/2021
The defense industrial economy of West Virginia and southwestern Pennsylvania is set to see some potential growth over the next few years thanks to the newly formed AIM Higher Consortium, which plans to strengthen the region’s defense supply chain. ...read more
Appalachian Power brings new aerospace jobs to Advantage Valley region
07/08/2021
The region is welcoming aerospace businesses with open arms, thanks to an innovative initiative led by Appalachian Power.  ...read more
daily304 - Episode 7.8.2021
07/08/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – West Virginia companies earn recognition for export sales; the state’s defense industry is poised for growth; and Advantage Valley counties are certified “AEROready.”...read more
West Virginians: You Have Less Than Two Weeks Left to Register With FEMA
07/08/2021
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – If you suffered damage or losses from the Feb. 27-March 4 severe storms and flooding, you have less than two weeks left to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for federal disaster assistance. The deadline to...read more
daily304 - Episode 7.7.2021
07/07/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Camden Park’s roller coasters are still bringing in fans from out of state; the rest of the country has a lot to learn from Kanawha County’s successful vaccine rollout; and Snowshoe lands a second World Cup bike race. Read more…...read more
A First-Timer’s Guide to the Roller Coasters of Camden Park
07/07/2021
One of the best things about being a roller coaster enthusiast is finding parks and roller coasters that are a bit off the beaten path. When driving home to North Carolina from Cincinnati this past weekend, I wanted to make it a point to visit West......read more
What the U.S. Can Learn About Health Care From This West Virginia County’s Successful Vaccine Rollout
07/07/2021
“Hi, sweetie,” Dr. Sherri Young says to the 13-year-old rolling up her sleeve and giggling nervously, who also happens to be her daughter. “Are you ready?” ...read more
Snowshoe to get second World Cup mountain bike race this year
07/07/2021
UCI, the world’s governing body for cycling, has announced that West Virginia’s Snowshoe Mountain will now play host to two Mountain Bike World Cup downhill races this September. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 7.7.2021
07/07/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Camden Park’s roller coasters are still bringing in fans from out of state; the rest of the country has a lot to learn from Kanawha County’s successful vaccine rollout; and Snowshoe lands a second World Cup bike race....read more
WV SBDC announces new regional coordinator positions to enhance delivery of coaching services
07/06/2021
The West Virginia Small Business Development Center (WV SBDC) announces the creation of three regional coordinator positions....read more
The Daily 304 presents “The Wheeling Convention”
07/06/2021
No other state was ever torn from another as was West Virginia. With the Civil War looming on the horizon, The Richmond Convention gave Virginia the opportunity to secede from the United States and The Wheeling Convention restored the rights of the......read more
West Virginia’s fintech sandbox
07/06/2021
Technology is a driving force in almost every aspect of commerce today. This is doubly so in the financial services industry, and West Virginia is establishing itself as a center for new, groundbreaking financial technology (fintech) companies to grow......read more
daily304 - Episode 7.6.2021
07/06/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – WV SBDC adds 3 new regional coordinators to help entrepreneurs; The History Project video series presents “The Wheeling Convention: How West Virginia Became a State; and there’s a new FinTech Sandbox in Almost Heaven. Read more…...read more
Hot manufacturing job opportunities in West Virginia!
07/05/2021
Whether you live in West Virginia or are considering relocating to this beautiful mountain state, the manufacturing jobs are as plentiful as the kind people who reside there. Read on to discover these fantastic opportunities!...read more
RCBI to offer free accelerated manufacturing apprenticeship
07/05/2021
The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) at Marshall University is launching a free apprenticeship program to prepare high school students and adults for entry-level positions in manufacturing. Classes begins July 13 in Huntington. ...read more
Get to know Mountain Stage
07/05/2021
Mountain Stage is the home of live music on public radio. While performances were grounded last year due to COVID-19, live shows will resume this summer at the Culture Center Theater. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 7.5.2021
07/05/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – West Virginia has new job opportunities in manufacturing; and, speaking of manufacturing, RCBI offers a free apprenticeship program in the field; and get to know Mountain Stage as the popular radio show resumes live shows......read more
West Virginia — Wild, Wonderful… and Busy
07/04/2021
The traveling public from outside our state is finding out what those of us who live here already know—West Virginia’s state parks are great destinations. ...read more
Your guide to summer adventures, nature escapes at Cacapon Resort
07/04/2021
Scenic beauty, outdoor adventures and resort amenities. Cacapon Resort State Park has everything you need to enjoy a relaxing cabin getaway or exciting summer vacation with your family. With 6,000 acres to explore, Cacapon is one of the most popular......read more
WVDNR studying deer population around state
07/04/2021
Big bucks, young bucks, does and fawns. Thanks to a new West Virginia Division of Natural Resources study, hunters, conservationists and wildlife enthusiasts will soon know more about the state’s white-tailed deer population, their survival raises......read more
daily304 - Episode 7.4.2021
07/04/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – West Virginia is positioned to become a leader in tourism; Cacapon Resort expands and improves; and the WVDNR study the state’s white-tail deer population. Read more…...read more
WVDNR highlights summer bluegill fishing opportunities
07/03/2021
It’s officially summer in the Mountain State and the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is encouraging anglers to cast their lines and enjoy warm-weather fishing for species such as bluegill....read more
Sweet Treat
07/03/2021
Many local residents who love the sweet taste of honey don’t realize that West Virginia is one of the best places in the country to make the sticky delights. ...read more
North Central West Virginia Airport breaks ground on a new terminal
07/03/2021
Governor Jim Justice attended the North Central West Virginia Airport groundbreaking event on Friday. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 7.3.2021
07/03/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Summer is bluegill season, the WVDNR says; business is buzzing for West Virginia honey makers; and the Clarksburg airport breaks ground on a major expansion. Read more…...read more
daily304 - Episode 7.2.2021
07/02/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – A video series offers tips for budding entrepreneurs; an opportunity fund is created to bring more even tourism to the New River Gorge; and beloved chip maker Mister Bees expands its market to the DC area. Read more…...read more
Master Class Series: 3 Steps to Startup
07/02/2021
You're a science- or technology-based innovator, inventor or entrepreneur who's ready to take things to the next level. Great news! The 3 Steps to StartUp Master Class series is designed to increase your overall level of understanding and awareness of......read more
New opportunity fund created to take advantage of New River Gorge National Park momentum
07/02/2021
State Secretary of Tourism Chelsea Ruby says the state is in conversation with a developer that could take advantage of the momentum created by the recent designation of the New River Gorge in Fayette County as a national park. ...read more
Mister Bee’s Goes To Washington West Virginia-Made Potato Chips To Be Sold in D.C. Metro Area
07/02/2021
Starting in early July, Mister Bee’s potato chips will be entering a new territory for the first time in company history. ...read more
Talent Development & Accountability with Coach Neal Brown of WVU – Episode 9 of “Chambers Talks: A Podcast Series with John Chambers”
07/01/2021
Coach Neal Brown of West Virginia University’s Football Program and I agree there are countless similarities between collegiate athletics and business. During our #podcast discussion on #ChambersTalks, Coach Brown told me how he builds a culture that......read more
West Virginia University working on pest-resistant tomatoes
07/01/2021
Researchers from West Virginia University are studying ways to make tomatoes naturally more resistant to pests....read more
Theatre West Virginia Announces Upcoming Summer 2021 Season
07/01/2021
There's something for everyone this summer at Cliffside Amphitheatre as Theatre West Virginia swings back into action after being closed for the first year in its history in 2020 due to the Covid 19 pandemic. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 7.1.2021
07/01/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – What do collegiate sports have in common with business? Find out when podcaster John Chambers chats with WVU Coach Neal Brown; researchers work on developing tomatoes that are naturally pest resistant … and follow Alice down the......read more
Natural Light Beer to attempt world’s longest slip & slide at Canaan Valley Resort
06/30/2021
Natural Light Beer is attempting to break the record for the world’s longest slip and slide at Canaan Valley Resort on Thursday, July 1. ...read more
Rise of the Biomass
06/30/2021
Under the scorching sun on a May afternoon, workers wipe the sweat from their brows between pounding 10-inch greenish-yellow stems into the soil on a patch of land at the West Virginia University Agronomy Farm. It’s one of many sites – not just in West......read more
Marshall and Mountwest team up to train next generation of aerospace workers
06/30/2021
An important question facing today’s airline industry is not whether it will face a pilot shortage, but when that shortage will hit. Meanwhile, there’s already a worsening shortage of aviation maintenance technicians. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 6.30.2021
06/30/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Canaan Valley provides the setting for a world record attempt at longest slip and slide; WVU looks to biomass to revitalize and reinvent abandoned mine lands; and Marshall University’s new flight school opens this fall. Read more…...read more
daily304 - Episode 6.29.2021
06/29/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – West Virginia’s airports provide thousands of jobs and pour money into the state’s economy; outdoor festivals return this summer, and Mountain State residents couldn’t be happier; and more high-tech jobs are opening up in......read more
Study shows WV airports pump $1.6B annually into state's economy
06/29/2021
In addition to serving as transportation centers, the state’s 24 publicly owned airports also serve as business hubs that generate $1.6 billion in revenue annually while supporting nearly 11,000 jobs. ...read more
Summer Festivals, Outdoor Events Energize W. Va. Residents As Covid Restrictions End
06/29/2021
The last of West Virginia’s COVID-19 restrictions are gone. Masks are no longer required in public spaces. That’s just one more step to things looking more normal in the Charleston area. Last Sunday, people gathered in the shaded lawn of the state’s......read more
Tech jobs await in Morgantown, West Virginia
06/29/2021
DataRobot is a rapidly growing, VC-backed, SAAS Company based in Boston. The high-tech company is seeking to add 20 jobs in Morgantown. ...read more
West Virginia Small Business Development Center assists with technology commercialization
06/28/2021
At the WV SBDC, we will help develop your ideas and innovative new concepts so you can jumpstart a holistic commercialization strategy and complete a viable feasibility study. These initial steps will help develop your idea and provide a reference for......read more
New prize drawings coming up in “Do it for Babydog!” vaccination campaign
06/28/2021
“Do It For Babydog: Save a life, Change your life” is Gov. Jim Justice’s vaccination sweepstakes consisting of a series of statewide prize drawings to increase awareness of the availability and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines and provide incentives to......read more
Free business training seminars offered
06/28/2021
West Virginia Small Business Development Center coaches offer Business Fundamentals workshops at different locations around the state. Business Fundamentals is designed specifically for people who are thinking of starting a business, or have had a......read more
daily304 - Episode 6.28.2021
06/28/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Learn about key commercialization issues from the WV SBDC; learn if you’re the next $1 million winner in the “Do It for Babydog?” sweepstakes; and get a head start on your fledgling business with these Business Fundamentals workshop...read more
What-makes-West-Virginia-wonderful-is-right-outside-your-window
06/27/2021
In West Virginia, we are blessed with four incredible seasons that show us every few months how beautiful change can be. More than mere changes in the weather, these seasons show off our state’s unrivaled natural beauty and bring people from all over......read more
Exporting Basics: How to Calculate Your Product’s Export Price
06/27/2021
​​Exporting goods to foreign customers is a great way to scale your company but fulfilling orders to other countries comes with additional costs that can increase your price of doing business. As you may know, every dollar counts in a competitive market. ...read more
Tying knots: Summit Bechtel Reserve now hosts weddings, too
06/27/2021
From zoos and museums to airplane hangars and alpaca farms, couples looking for wedding venues have a world of out-of-the-box options. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 6.27.2021
06/27/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – The Commerce Secretary is counting on West Virginia’s wild and wonderful outdoors to help recruit businesses; learn the basics of exporting your product; and a Scout camp (yes, really) offers a romantic setting for that perfect day....read more
Get ahead of expiring unemployment with these job search tips
06/26/2021
It's no secret that many people who are out of work are currently receiving more money from #unemployment benefits than they did working. Some economists estimate that over 66% of people on unemployment are making more now than they did at work. This......read more
Creating specialty fragrances makes good business scents for Penn & Co.
06/26/2021
Specialty shop Penn & Co. carries over 150 fragrances. Co-owners Chuck Penn and Phillip Donnelly keep the line fresh by adding three to four new scents each season. ...read more
Inspired by nomads' shelter, yurts take the edge off camping
06/26/2021
On a spring afternoon deep in West Virginia, Frankie ran around and around and around the deck of Solar Solitude, a rental yurt. To the uninformed observer, the Puerto Rican rescue dog, a guest at the property, was chasing an imaginary squirrel. But I......read more
daily304 - Episode 6.26.2021
06/26/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Jobcase offers tips on getting ahead of those expiring unemployment benefits; a local entrepreneur’s decision to team up with the WV SBDC makes good business “scents”; and, recreate your childhood blanket fort with a cozy stay in......read more
What makes West Virginia wonderful is right outside your window.
06/25/2021
In West Virginia, we are blessed with four incredible seasons that show us every few months how beautiful change can be. More than mere changes in the weather, these seasons show off our state’s unrivaled natural beauty, and bring people from all over......read more
West Virginia: Majestic peaks, surreal caverns and a high-society hangout
06/25/2021
Visiting the United States? There are 50 states in all. ...read more
Get outdoors in Wayne County, West Virginia
06/25/2021
GetOutWayne is a campaign project of Wayne County Organization, ACCESS WV, whose mission is to help build healthy, economically prosperous communities by promoting access to outdoor recreation and ecotourism, sustainable food systems and agritourism......read more
daily304 - Episode 6.25.2021
06/25/2021
On today’s daily304 – Businesses are growing and expanding and saying “yes” to West Virginia; learn why West Virginia is a great place to stay and play; and Get “Out Wayne” – from Camden Park to Beech Fork – and explore all that Wayne County has to offer....read more
Column: Local agriculture vital to West Virginia's economic future
06/24/2021
​As the national food system came to a screeching halt in the early days of the pandemic, the demand for food increased, providing a unique opportunity for local agriculture. ...read more
Women empower women: Explorer Chick comes to West Virginia
06/24/2021
What started out as an idea turned into an adventurous group of powerful women......read more
WVDNR surveys Gandy Creek to assess weekly trout numbers
06/24/2021
The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources recently surveyed Gandy Creek to assess trout numbers in one of the state’s most popular fishing streams and biologists for the agency say their findings show there are still plenty of trout to catch in......read more
daily304 - Episode 6.24.2021
06/24/2021
On today’s daily304 – The pandemic spurs an uptick in demand for local food producers; adventurous women seek recreation and camaraderie in West Virginia; and a DNR study of trout in Gandy Creek finds there’s plenty of fish left in the sea— er, creek......read more
DataRobot CEO sees real potential in W.Va.
06/23/2021
Over the last couple of years, West Virginia has seen steady growth in technology companies calling the Mountain State home, creating a new kind of Mountaineer explorer....read more
Constellium partners with West Virginia University Parkersburg to sponsor skilled trades scholarships
06/23/2021
As the Constellium Skilled Trades Scholarship program enters its second year, the Ravenswood facility and West Virginia University Parkersburg are celebrating 10 new student recipients with a signing ceremony today....read more
West Virginia Small Business Development Center launches “Come In, We’re Open” campaign to encourage support for local small businesses
06/23/2021
As the economy in West Virginia continues to reopen, the West Virginia Small Business Development Center (WV SBDC) is encouraging people to support small businesses through the “Come In, We’re Open” campaign which launched today. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 6.23.2021
06/23/2021
On today’s daily304 – Another high-tech company comes to the Mountain State, and this one’s in Morgantown; 10 students are awarded the Constellium Skilled Trades Scholarship; and the WV SBDC launches “Come In, We’re Open,” to boost small businesses......read more
New West Virginia Wildlife Center biologist ready for busy summer
06/22/2021
The West Virginia State Wildlife Center has a new resident biologist and while he’s only been on the job for a few months he already has some advice for people planning a visit in the coming months. ...read more
Chris Fussell: WV can be example to move the US forward (Opinion)
06/22/2021
One year ago, my wife and I made the decision to move from Washington D.C. to Fayetteville, here in West Virginia. ...read more
The Niagara Movement at Harpers Ferry - The Battle Waged for Racial Equality
06/22/2021
The History Project is a series of dynamic videos created by the West Virginia Department of Commerce highlighting people, places, and events throughout #WestVirginia's history. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 6.22.2021
06/22/2021
Get outside and enjoy The West Virginia Wildlife Center (with tips from the new resident biologist to get the most out of your trip); this new West Virginian says our state can be a beacon in tough times; and learn about the Niagara Movement...read more
Digital marketing proving key for blenko glass company’s long-term success
06/21/2021
According to recent estimates from eMarketer, digital advertising surpassed traditional media advertising such as television, radio and newspaper, in the United States for the first time in 2019...read more
West Virginia Bigfoot Museum to celebrate grand opening
06/21/2021
SUTTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Many have heard of him, few have seen him; but now you can at least see what he left behind. All in one place! ...read more
FreedomTrust becomes first firm approved through West Virginia fintech sandbox
06/21/2021
FreedomTrust, a digital asset management platform that provides financial advisors with secure and compliant access to cryptocurrencies...read more
daily304 - Episode 6.21.2021
06/21/2021
On today’s daily304 – Founded in 1893, Blenko Glass reinvents its sales strategy; Big Foot in Sutton; and FinTech is poised for extreme growth in West Virginia. ...read more
Wedding industry sees boost as COVID restrictions continue to loosen up
06/20/2021
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS) — The wedding industry is getting a much needed boost. With COVID restrictions continuing to loosen up, more couples are feeling comfortable to celebrate their big day. ...read more
Learn & earn program connecting local businesses with community and technical college talent
06/20/2021
Workforce skills training continues to be one of the top priorities and resource requests asked for by business and industry throughout the region. ...read more
New outdoor adventure experiences for 2021!
06/20/2021
Heritage Farm introduces a variety of adventure activities for folks of all ages in 2021! ...read more
daily304 - Episode 6.20.2021
06/20/2021
On today’s daily304 – Wedding planners see increase in events; workforce skills take a front seat with Learn and Earn; and the Heritage Farm Museum adds some exciting features in 2021...read more
daily304 - Episode 6.19.2021 
06/19/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – The Granddaddy of art and craft events is July 2-4; Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center is rocking; and restaurant patrons are returning. ...read more
Mountain State Art and Craft Fair to return in 2021
06/19/2021
RIPLEY, W.Va. (WCHS) — The Mountain State Art and Craft Fair will be returning in 2021 after it was cancelled a year ago due to the pandemic....read more
Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center set for busy summer, fall as entertainment industry makes a comeback
06/19/2021
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A flurry of announcements in recent weeks by the Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center has fans of all entertainment genres excited for what’s ahead and a sign the industry is roaring back to life following the COVID-19 pandemic....read more
Area eateries buzzing with business
06/19/2021
Local eateries admitted to having seen an increase in business over the last several weeks....read more
Snowshoe hosts 2021 West Virginia summer events
06/18/2021
Summer is officially in session and we are stoked!...read more
Hygge in the Hills: The endless opportunities of summertime in West Virginia
06/18/2021
How very hygge that the start of summer and West Virginia’s birthday coincide this year on June 20? But of course....read more
Why Toyota Continues to Say #YesWV After 25 Years
06/18/2021
From home-grown businesses to international corporations that have invested here, many companies are finding out that West Virginia is a place that feels like home. Just ask Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia, Inc. ...read more
WV SBDC names Beth Fish as new business navigator
06/17/2021
The West Virginia Small Business Development Center (WV SBDC), a division of the West Virginia Department of Economic Development, announced on Thursday that Beth Fish is joining the agency as its new business navigator. ...read more
How you can protect West Virginia’s forests from the spread of invasive plants and insects
06/17/2021
West Virginia’s forests are under threat from invasive plants and insects. The invaders crowd out, feed on or destroy the native life. Many conservation organizations count invasive species among the top five global threats to biodiversity. ...read more
NRGRDA congratulates Local Klöckner Pentaplast Facility on earning 2020 Productivity Award among global peers
06/17/2021
BEAVER, W.Va. – Klöckner Pentaplast (kp), a global leader in recycled content products and high-barrier protective packaging, has awarded its production facility in Raleigh County as its 2020 Plant of the Year for productivity...read more
daily304 - Episode 6.17.2021
06/17/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Meet the WV SBDC’s new business navigator; foresters offer tips on dealing with invasive species; and a Raleigh County factory earns global recognition. ...read more
27th annual West Virginia Coal Festival set for June 22-26
06/16/2021
MADISON — Organizers of the 27th annual West Virginia Coal Festival say that, through many challenges, the volunteers are responsible for making it happen once again. ...read more
Save the Music Foundation grants to reverberate through Wood County middle schools
06/16/2021
Blennerhassett, Edison and Hamilton middle schools in Wood County will receive matching grants through the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History and the Save The Music Foundation. ...read more
Two father-daughter duos turn West Virginia forest products into treasures
06/16/2021
PRINCETON – Two father-daughter duos in Princeton are tapping into one of West Virginia’s best natural resources to make furniture, floors, and all sorts of other things. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 6.16.2021
06/16/2021
A festival next week brings live music, a carnival and more to the heart of coal country; West Virginia schools receive grants to improve music education; and a Princeton business produces everything from custom furniture to floorings....read more
WV Department of Economic Development providing free export webinars in June
06/15/2021
The West Virginia Department of Economic Development is hosting a virtual award ceremony in June to recognize our community of exporters and congratulate those who made their first sale to a new country. ...read more
WV SBDC names Bill Woodrum as coordinator of state’s Entrepreneurship Network
06/15/2021
The West Virginia Small Business Development Center (WV SBDC), a division of the West Virginia Department of Economic Development, is excited to announce William J. “Bill” Woodrum as the new coordinator of the West Virginia Entrepreneurship Network. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 6.15.2021
06/15/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – WV Department of Economic Development offers free web seminars; U.S. 35 upgrade nears completion; and a new coordinator of the WV Entrepreneurship Network is set to lead the BusinessLink initiative....read more
U.S. 35 and the last mile… Final stretch of ‘35’ set to open in August
06/15/2021
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice and the West Virginia Department of Transportation (WVDOT) announced the last stretch of U.S. 35 to be upgraded to four lanes is on track to open to traffic in August. ...read more
Discover how West Virginia is quickly becoming a hot spot for IT and hight-tech growth careers
06/14/2021
Did you know that one of the fastest growing industries in West Virginia is in the Technology and Information sector? ...read more
West Virginia creators pick up on the meme, now selling hundreds of ‘Do It For Babydog’ stickers!
06/14/2021
The iconic face of Babydog Justice is only growing with “Do it for Babydog!” stickers....read more
Celebrate West Virginia’s Birthday
06/14/2021
This year’s WV Day birthday celebration is getting closer every day, with June 20th just around the corner....read more
daily304 - Episode 6.14.2021
06/14/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – West Virginia is becoming a hot spot for IT and high-tech growth careers; Governor Justice’s dog gets her own “Do it for Babydog!” sticker; and celebrate West Virginia’s birthday with Tourism’s #AlmostHeaven photo contest...read more
43rd West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival to take place in Clarksburg’s Jackson Square
06/13/2021
After last year’s virtual celebration, the West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival is returning in person to Clarksburg for its 43rd year and will take place in Jackson Square. ...read more
WV Symphony Orchestra to perform on West Virginia Day
06/13/2021
The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra will celebrate West Virginia Day on June 20 with a free Pops on the Water concert at 2 p.m. at Haddad Riverfront Park in Charleston. ...read more
Classic cars on display
06/13/2021
The Tri State Street Rods, serving Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia, held their annual car show on Sunday, June 6, at Ritter Park in Huntington. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 6.13.2021
06/13/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Clarksburg’s Italian Heritage Festival returns this September; the West Virginia Symphony hosts a free Pops on the Water concert for West Virginia Day; and the Tri-State Street Rods bring their car show to Huntington....read more
WVDNR partners with Toyota to promote pollinator conservation
06/12/2021
Private landowners in the Mountain State who want to create pollinator habitat on their property can receive financial and technical assistance thanks to a program sponsored by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources....read more
Celebrate our state's 158th birthday with a beautiful piece of Blenko
06/12/2021
In 1863 West Virginia was incorporated as the 35th state of the union and to commemorate this historic day Blenko Glass has designed 158 limited and stunning pieces to be sold to the public....read more
daily304 - Episode 6.12.2021
06/12/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – A collaboration between Toyota Manufacturing and WVDNR aims to increase pollinator habitats; Blenko’s new WV Day piece is revealed; and “Do it for Babydog!” – Get vaccinated and you might win a big prize. ...read more
W.Va. state residents get a free ride this West Virginia Day
06/11/2021
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s state slogan proudly proclaims: “Mountaineers Are Always Free.” This West Virginia Day Weekend, those words take on a new meaning for riders on the Hatfield-McCoy Trails.   ...read more
TMC Technologies of West Virginia wins $24 million NASA Systems and Software Engineering contract
06/11/2021
FAIRMONT, W.Va. — TMC Technologies of West Virginia (TMC), a leading-edge technology services firm, is proud to announce it has been awarded a five-year, Blanket Purchase Agreement...read more
Steel of West Virginia components to be used in offshore wind development
06/11/2021
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WSAZ) – Components from Steel of West Virginia are going to be used to help construct a ship that will be used in a major offshore wind development project. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 6.11.2021
06/11/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Celebrate West Virginia Day with free passes on the Hatfield McCoy Trails; a Fairmont tech company wins a $24 million NASA contract; and an offshore wind energy project is creating more jobs for West Virginians. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 6.10.2021
06/10/2021
On today’s Daily 304 –Capitol rotunda chandelier gets an upgrade and sparkles anew; learn how water shaped West Virginia’s topography, and check out these pet-friendly destinations in Almost Heaven. ...read more
Chandelier returning to Capitol rotunda
06/10/2021
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Work to re-assemble and raise the rotunda chandelier at the West Virginia state capitol is underway....read more
Op-Ed Column Topography of West Virginia was sculpted by water
06/10/2021
In preparation for our summer science programs at Kump Education Center, I asked Dr. Jim Gundy to help us explain the role of water in forming rocks. ...read more
Who let the Dogs out… for these Pet-Friendly Getaways in Almost Heaven?
06/10/2021
Summer is on the horizon in Almost Heaven, meaning that it’s time to hit the road for adventures like no other. ...read more
Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!
06/09/2021
Looking for work? You’ve come to the right place! Check out all the good-paying jobs available in every field from software technology to aviation maintenance – not to mention remote work. Say “yes” to a career in Almost Heaven, West Virginia!...read more
daily304 - Episode 6.9.2021
06/09/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Opportunity abounds here in Almost Heaven. Check out all the careers available in manufacturing, technology, software programming, remote work, and much more. Find out who’s hiring! ...read more
West Virginia Governor’s Highway Safety Program urges motorists to exercise caution as busy vacation season begins
06/08/2021
CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Governor’s Highway Safety Program urges motorists to obey all traffic laws as they return to the roadways this Memorial Day holiday, following extended closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ...read more
WV Small Business Development Center How to become a client
06/08/2021
The West Virginia Small Business Development Center (WV SBDC) is the most trusted resource to grow West Virginia’s economy through small business success....read more
New law prohibiting possession of most native reptiles, amphibians now in effect
06/08/2021
New regulations making it unlawful to take or possess most native reptiles and amphibians for any reason are now in effect in West Virginia.  ...read more
daily304 - Episode 6.8.2021
06/08/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Governor Justice urges caution as motorists hit the road this summer; the WV SBDC offers assistance to innovators and entrepreneurs looking to grow their business; and the WVDNR explains new rules regarding native reptiles...read more
How the West Virginia Power turned a nightmare into a dream come true
06/07/2021
After Major League Baseball officially made it clear last October that its minor league system was going to be culled, West Virginia Power general manager Jeremy Taylor could do nothing. Literally. ...read more
Rockwool expands recruitment
06/07/2021
Another exciting milestone has been reached at our new Ranson, West Virginia factory with the first stone wool insulation coming down the line!...read more
Stargazing in WV State Parks
06/07/2021
What better place to wish upon a star than at a West Virginia state park or forest? These parks offer boundless natural beauty, even long after the sun sets, and the moon rises high over the Appalachian hills. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 6.7.2021
06/07/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Team effort turns bad news into good for Charleston’s baseball team; Rockwool announces a new product line … and more job openings; and West Virginia state parks and forests offer stargazing opportunities galore. ...read more
Staging a comeback
06/06/2021
As the nation’s economy seeks to rebound beyond the COVID-19 pandemic, one industry that has already seen growth is manufacturing. ...read more
New West Virginia license plate, featuring box turtle, available
06/06/2021
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles has announced the availability of a new wildlife license plate featuring the Eastern Box Turtle. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 6.6.2021
06/06/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – West Virginia’s manufacturing industry weathers the pandemic storm; Eastern Box Turtle license plates benefit wildlife education and conservation; and a new partnership brings “glamping” to four West Virginia state parks....read more
Photofocus Road Trip: “Almost Heaven,” West Virginia
06/05/2021
People are hungering to get some outside time. Getting some fresh air while still being able to socially distance if necessary is particularly appealing after the pandemic. One fantastic U.S. destination is West Virginia. ...read more
West Virginia: Dont's of Visiting West Virginia
06/05/2021
West Virginia encompasses so many mountains, beautiful vistas, and adventure activities that many tourists flock there every year. ...read more
Untapped Potential: West Virginia’s Forestry Industry
06/05/2021
While the old adage says money doesn’t grow on trees, it doesn’t seem to hold the same truth for the landowners, loggers, sawmill operators and manufacturers that make up the Mountain State’s thriving forestry industry. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 6.5.2021
06/05/2021
​On today’s Daily 304 – These photos will make you fall in love with Almost Heaven. Learn about the “don’ts” of visiting West Virginia – as in “You don’t want to miss this!” And find out why the forestry industry has so much potential. ...read more
Nature's call: Whitewater rafting is an adventure for all people across West Virginia
06/04/2021
Those who spend their day-to-day lives appreciating its wonder and talking to people who take on its adventure say whitewater rafting is an activity that can be shifted and shaped to meet just about anyone’s capabilities and desires. ...read more
WV Snow Sports Museum hosts grand opening showcasing pieces of history
06/04/2021
DAVIS, W.Va. – A group of long-time snowsports fanatics set out to preserve the history of events, places, and artifacts of snowsports in the Mountain State.   ...read more
daily304 - Episode 6.4.2021
06/04/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – CentralAPP connects tech companies with IT workers living in West Virginia; find the perfect rafting trip on West Virginia’s five whitewater rivers; and a new museum showcases the history of snow sports in Almost Heaven....read more
Morgantown chocolate festival set for July 10
06/03/2021
“Chocolate Wine & Shine: A Sweet Taste of The Mountains” makes its debut July 10 in Morgantown. ...read more
Mountain Biking in Mountaineer Country, WV
06/03/2021
Take on the wild and wonderful loops and curves of mountain biking trails in Mountaineer Country. With state parks and lush forests stretched throughout the entirety of north-central West Virginia, there is always a new challenge waiting for you....read more
Bluefield Prosperity Hub ready: More than 200 employees to soon move into new building
06/03/2021
BLUEFIELD — After more than two years of planning and work, the Intuit/Alorica Prosperity Hub in Downtown Bluefield is ready, gradually bringing employees into the 30,000-sq.-ft. facility on Federal Street as the pandemic eases....read more
daily304 - Episode 6.3.2021
06/03/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Save the date for Morgantown’s new chocolate festival on July 10; Mountaineer Country is a mountain biker’s paradise; and the new Intuit/Alorica Prosperity Hub revitalizes downtown Bluefield....read more
daily304 - Episode 6.2.2021
06/02/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – A new statewide network aims to help business owners and entrepreneurs, flights at Yeager Airport are returning to pre-pandemic levels, and the Paint Creek Scenic Trail combines nature, history and outdoor recreation....read more
Join West Virginia Business Link
06/02/2021
You know that West Virginia is home to a wealth of programs and organizations that support community and economic development, however, these resources are not always well known. ...read more
Yeager passenger numbers back up to pre-pandemic levels
06/02/2021
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state’s busiest airport for commercial flights is back to pre-pandemic levels when it comes to a number of passengers. ...read more
Add the Paint Creek Scenic Trail to your West Virginia summer road trip
06/02/2021
FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WOWK) – The Tri-State has a fertile history dating back hundreds of years and there’s one beautiful area where you can learn about some of it while experiencing a great workout and taking in gorgeous scenery. ...read more
WV Department of Economic Development providing free export webinars in June
06/01/2021
The West Virginia Department of Economic Development is hosting a virtual award ceremony in June to recognize our community of exporters and congratulate those who made their first sale to a new country. ...read more
Organization Looking For Next Business Investment In W.Va.
06/01/2021
Country Roads Angel Network is accepting applications from entrepreneurs looking to help start a business and diversify the economy across the state. ...read more
Hereshore—A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats 
06/01/2021
Lee Farabaugh, president and co-founder of Core10, talks about her innovative and unique Hereshore model of economic development. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 6.1.2021
06/01/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Sign up for FREE weekly export webinars in June, an investor network seeks Mountain State entrepreneurs, and a Huntington businesswoman talks about ​business opportunities that will allow West Virginians to remain in their home stat...read more
WV native grows Diversified Gas & Oil at home with hub in Charleston
05/31/2021
Oklahoma, Texas, Pennsylvania — why not include West Virginia on the list of natural gas hubs? ...read more
Experienced travel writer says New River Gorge “major breaking travel news story”
05/31/2021
FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. — A veteran travel writer calls the New River Gorge National Park a “major breaking travel news story.” ...read more
daily304 - Episode 5.31.2021
05/31/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – A natural gas company brings jobs to Charleston, a travel writer says the New River Gorge’s new national park designation will give tourism a huge boost, and kids enjoy flight day at a Fairmont Airport. ...read more
Plant the right tree in the right place now and watch the future grow
05/30/2021
Spring is in the air and summer is on the horizon. That’s the ideal time to plant your tree seedlings in the ground.  ...read more
Appalachian Grown: Mountain State Spirits
05/30/2021
BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. — Two best friends who love to drink bourbon came up with an idea a few years ago to make their own. Mountain State Spirits was established in 2019 by Kevin Cunningham and Jeff Schlosser. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 5.30.2021
05/30/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Why plant trees? Beauty, climate, and economy, for starters. West Virginia Foresters offer advice for urban planting. A Huntington manufacturing company takes pride in its work with the U.S. Navy. And Mountain State Spirits relies o...read more
Montgomery aiming to be recreational link between Charleston, new national park
05/29/2021
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. — The town of Montgomery is right between Charleston and the New River Gorge, the nation’s newest national park, which the mayor believes provides a golden opportunity. ...read more
West Virginia’s largest city to host free drive-in movies
05/29/2021
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s largest city plans to host free drive-in movie events this summer. ...read more
Upgrades Continue within West Virginia's State Park System as $25 Million Lodge Project Latest Endeavor
05/29/2021
Gov. Jim Justice announced Thursday that the new lodge at Cacapon Resort State Park is now open for reservations, following the completion of major expansion work and additional facility improvements. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 5.29.2021
05/29/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – A tiny Kanawha Valley town is poised to become a new destination for outdoor lovers, Charleston’s popular drive-in movies return this summer, and Cacapon Resort gets a new lodge and major upgrades....read more
daily304 - Episode 5.28.2021
05/28/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Charm, beauty and adventure: Find out why these 11 small towns are places you need to see for yourself. Take a virtual trip with a blogger as she tackles 52 hikes in 52 weeks in Almost Heaven. And learn how the WV SBDC helped......read more
Hurricane elementary student heading to world archery tournament
05/27/2021
HURRICANE, W.Va. — A 10-year-old from Putnam County is taking his archery skills to a world tournament. ...read more
Entsorga West Virginia redefines waste management by using innovative recycling technology
05/27/2021
Landfills are one of the worst emitters of greenhouse gasses and Entsorga West Virginia has come up with a solution that makes recycling a city’s trash easier, more efficient and better for the environment. ...read more
HHOMA announces Montell Jordan to headline virtual Juneteenth celebration; West Virginia artists selected to perform
05/27/2021
Today, the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs (HHOMA) announced the lineup of artists selected to perform for this year’s virtual Juneteenth celebration, which includes headliner Montell Jordan; the former R&B singer best known for “This Is......read more
daily304 - Episode 5.27.2021
05/27/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – A Putnam county student takes his archery skills to the world stage, a Martinsburg plant converts waste to fuel, and next month’s Juneteenth celebration honors African-American history with music, dance and poetry. Read more…...read more
Investing in the future: West Virginia college students grow into entrepreneurs at 15th annual WV Statewide Business Plan Competition
05/26/2021
The 15th annual West Virginia Statewide Collegiate Business Plan Competition left no doubt that West Virginia’s future is bright and brimming with entrepreneurial talent. ...read more
West Virginias 130th Airlift Wing to convert to C-130J
05/26/2021
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The 130th Airlift Wing at McLaughlin Air National Guard Base will convert to the C-130J-30 Super Hercules, Acting Air Force Secretary John P. Roth announced May 19....read more
Remote Work and Livability in Almost Heaven
05/26/2021
Live here. Work there. It’s that simple. We’ve got a great cost of living, wide open spaces, built-in social distancing, a relaxed pace, and a friendly neighborhood attitude. Oh, and blazing fast internet providers......read more
daily304 - Episode 5.26.2021
05/26/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Young entrepreneurs bring business ideas to life, learn why Marion County is ideal for remote work, and the 130th Airlift gets an aircraft upgrade. Read more…...read more
Your guide to outdoor adventures at Coopers Rock State Forest
05/25/2021
​Located along the rim of the Cheat River Gorge, only 15 miles from Morgantown, Coopers Rock State Forest is one of West Virginia’s most popular destinations for outdoor adventures. There’s 50 miles of hiking trails, mountain biking trails, a fishing......read more
West Virginias Largest Yard Sale to return in August
05/25/2021
BUCKHANNON — West Virginia’s largest Yard Sale is back! On August 6th and 7th, happy bargain hunters will return to the Buckhannon and Weston areas in search of the best yard sale deals. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 5.25.2021
05/25/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Plan your summer escape to Coopers Rock State Forest. Vantage Ventures launches an effort to support entrepreneurs in the Mountain State. And, mark your calendar for Aug. 6th and 7th. That’s when you’ll find some great bargains......read more
daily304 - Episode 5.24.2021
05/24/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – The WVDNR offers tips for National Safe Boating Week, the WV Development Office is ready to assist your business with exporting needs, and learn why the Advantage Valley continues to attract young talent. Read more…...read more
Always wear a life jacket: 5 water safety tips that can save your life
05/24/2021
National Safe Boating Week is May 22-28 and the arrival of warmer weather means boating season is almost here. ...read more
Exporting Basics: Does my product require an export license?
05/24/2021
Being an exporter has its benefits, but you also have a lot of responsibilities. There’s export controls and regulations you need to be aware of and logistics and paperwork to figure out before you can load a box into your customer’s shipping container......read more
Advantage Valley, WV Excels in Attracting Talent
05/24/2021
​With strong and diverse business sectors in advanced manufacturing, automotive, technology, health care and chemicals, Advantage Valley is actively attracting young talent interested in career advancement and professional growth. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 5.23.2021
05/23/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Pipestem’s new Adventure Zone features skeet shooting and 3-D archery, a popular car show returns to Charleston this fall, and a trade program helps formerly incarcerated women and men learn new skills. Read more…...read more
Pipestem Resort State Park welcomes new adventure zone
05/23/2021
​Adventure enthusiasts are invited to the mountains of southern West Virginia May 26 for the grand opening of the Pipestem Adventure Zone at Pipestem Resort State Park....read more
Rod Run and Doo Wop returns to Charleston
05/23/2021
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – COVID-19 has caused a lot of big events to be canceled but things are starting to return to normal. ...read more
RCBI expands program aimed at training ex-prisoners affected by opioid crisis
05/23/2021
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WCHS) — An initiative that provides formerly incarcerated women affected by the opioid crisis a pathway to careers in manufacturing is now expanding to include men. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 5.22.2021
05/22/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Where else can you find live jousting but the West Virginia Renaissance Festival, coming in June! Southern West Virginia hosts travel writers from across the nation, and a webinar highlights the success of a small business......read more
West Virginia Renaissance festival opens for third season
05/22/2021
LEWISBURG, W.Va. — The West Virginia Renaissance Festival will honor veterans, active-duty service members and first responders during its opening weekend, June 5-6. The festival will provide free admission to those groups as part of the tribute......read more
Travel writers explore southern West Virginia
05/22/2021
​Forty-one members of the Freelance Council of the Society of American Travel Writers are exploring — and writing about — West Virginia this week. ...read more
Webinar offered on West Virginia SBIR/STTR Matching Grant Program
05/22/2021
Public policy is having a significant impact on the growth of West Virginia’s technology sector. Lawmakers passed legislation in 2019 creating the West Virginia SBIR/STTR Matching Grant Program. Representatives from the WV Division of Commerce and the......read more
Commerce Expected to Flow With New Wellsburg Bridge
05/21/2021
As crews prepare to put in place the 830-foot-long main span of a 1,800-foot link between Brilliant and an area about a mile south of Wellsburg, local leaders and others are reflecting on the future bridge’s impact on their communities....read more
Teacher Brings W.Va. History to Life Through Animated Videos
05/21/2021
MILTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Milton Middle School teacher is changing the way West Virginia history is taught, two minutes at a time. ...read more
Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center is Open
05/21/2021
In April of 2019, ground was broken to begin construction of a brand new headquarters and visitor center for Canaan Valley’s National Wildlife Refuge. The new building location is on the same campus as the previous structure. Only this time the......read more
daily304 - Episode 5.21.2021
05/21/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Local leaders anticipate the positive impact of Wellsburg’s new bridge, a West Virginia Studies teacher turns to YouTube for fun lessons in history, and the new Canaan Valley Wildlife Refuge Center is welcoming visitors....read more
The Dam Has Broken And West Virginia Has Awoken To Solar Power
05/20/2021
The coal industry’s tight grip on West Virginia is loosening....read more
Living, working and playing in Bluefield, West Virginia
05/20/2021
Whether you’re an adventurous spirit, a foodie, or a fan of the theatre, the Bluefield area has plenty to offer. ...read more
Road to Recovery: West Virginia University's Deskins predicts bright post-COVID future
05/20/2021
​MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WV News) — West Virginia’s economy is well on its way toward recovering from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to West Virginia University’s Dr. John Deskins....read more
daily304 - Episode 5.20.2021
05/20/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Solar power is on the rise in West Virginia, discover all there is to see and do in Bluefield, and state’s economy is bouncing back from the pandemic....read more
Education Alliance, Toyota expanding internship program
05/19/2021
​​ST. ALBANS, W.Va. — The Education Alliance will be expanding the WV Ready Graduate Internship Program to multiple schools in West Virginia thanks to Toyota Motor Manufacturing WV Inc....read more
History, hiking and haunts in Harpers Ferry
05/19/2021
HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. — The beautiful and historic Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, is just 70 miles northwest of the heart of D.C. It’s a site that attracts families, history lovers and those seeking some seriously breathtaking sights....read more
Blue Acre Appalachian Aquaponics: Local Innovation
05/19/2021
Almost everyone loves the taste of fresh fish, but it can be hard to come by in West Virginia, unless you fish on the regular yourself. Blue Acre Appalachian Aquaponics, located in Kermit, West Virginia, is ready to solve this problem......read more
daily304 - Episode 5.19.2021
05/19/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – The Education Alliance expands its internship program to multiple schools; Harpers Ferry offers history, haunts and hiking; and a new aquaponics business brings fresh seafood to the Mountain State. Read more…...read more
Plant a part of W.Va. State University history with oak seedlings
05/18/2021
The extension service at West Virginia State University is inviting West Virginians to plant a part of state history by planting oak tree seedlings grown from the acorns of trees on the university’s historic campus at Institute. ...read more
Study: Residents left big metros during pandemic for family
05/18/2021
Cece Linder was living in a 770-square-foot apartment outside Washington, D.C., last spring when the area went into lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic. ...read more
Rocky hills, heart-stopping high-wire thrills on West Virginia’s Via Ferrata outdoor adventure
05/18/2021
CIRCLEVILLE, West Virginia — Step, breathe, step, breathe....read more
daily304 - Episode 5.18.2021
05/18/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Oak seedlings contain a piece of WVSU history, city dwellers seek refuge in small towns, and a “via ferrata” in Pendleton County offers a unique climbing experience. Read more… ...read more
daily304 - Episode 5.17.2021
05/17/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Advantage Valley offers webinars and business coaches for startups, a New River boutique rental drops its Top 10 list of unique souvenirs you can bring home, and a Morgantown restaurant uses its closure during the pandemic as an......read more
Upcoming webinars: Register now!
05/17/2021
Through its FASTER WV Initiative, Advantage Valley and its partners (WV Small Business Development Center, Unlimited Future, Inc., BridgeValley Community and Technical College, and the Wyoming County Economic Development Authority) are building a......read more
Top 10 New River Gorge Souvenirs
05/17/2021
What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word souvenir?...read more
Black Bear Burritos' Fresh New Look
05/17/2021
One thing that really struck me about the Covid-19 pandemic is just how universal its effect was......read more
Special Report: Toyota in West Virginia
05/16/2021
BUFFALO, WV (WOWK) – This is one of the engine assembly lines at Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia....read more
Warm weather, migration patterns create optimal conditions for hybrid striped bass fishing
05/16/2021
With temperatures warming up across West Virginia, anglers targeting hybrid striped bass have more than favorable spring weather to look forward to in May....read more
Sharing her passion -- Hinton restaurant serves unique, locally sourced menu items
05/16/2021
​“I’m sorry,” Sarah Gleason says, pausing midsentence. “I just love food.” And when Gleason starts talking about food — any kind of food — she says she can get a little carried away....read more
daily304 - Episode 5.16.2021
05/16/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Toyota Manufacturing credits success to hardworking employees, warm weather creates optimal conditions for hybrid striped bass fishing, and a new restaurant in Hinton uses locally sourced food to create unique and healthy dishes......read more
Tygart Lake State Park to open Adventure Lake attraction
05/15/2021
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Jim Justice announced that Tygart Lake State Park will open a new Adventure Lake for park visitors to enjoy....read more
West on winning
05/15/2021
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Jerry West had a love in his life and was fortunate enough to not only pursue it but to become the personification of what it was about. ...read more
Day trip guide to West Virginia State Parks
05/15/2021
Overnight stays and summer vacations are a great way to enjoy West Virginia’s state parks and forests, but don’t forget about all of the great things our day-use parks have to offer....read more
daily304 - Episode 5.15.2021
05/15/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Tygart Lake State Park’s new Adventure Lake is summer’s hottest attraction; meet the man on the NBA logo, West Virginia native Jerry West; and learn about fun things to see and do at West Virginia’s day-use state parks. Read more…...read more
Princeton Renaissance Theater plans on housing Bob Denver Museum
05/14/2021
PRINCETON — Millions of people remember the white sailor cap that a man marooned on a tropical island wore while he and his fellow castaways appeared on television every week, and the day is coming when fans can relive those memories....read more
How abandoned strip mines are being rescued by a field of sweet-smelling purple plants
05/14/2021
​An innovative new company is rescuing the damaged land — and people — of Appalachia ...read more
6 Springtime Gems in West Virginia
05/14/2021
As Almost Heaven comes alive with greenery and budding flowers in the spring, it’s the perfect time to discover new places and try new adventures....read more
daily304 - Episode 5.14.2021
05/14/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Princeton’s new theater will house a museum dedicated to former resident Bob Denver; this innovative new company is revitalizing old strip mine land with its sweet scented bloom; and – from spa visits to horseback rides – check......read more
Off the beaten path: State park system's off-grid getaways take social distancing to next level
05/13/2021
CAMP CREEK — To get to West Virginia State Parks’ newest remote lodging unit, you have to work for it. But judging from its popularity, it’s worth the effort....read more
8 Breweries and Distilleries to try this Spring
05/13/2021
Whether you prefer a hops-y IPA, strong stout beer or Appalachian-made moonshine, the Mountain State has got you covered....read more
The Daily 304 is now on YouTube!
05/13/2021
Head over to YouTube and subscribe today and receive alerts so you can tune into our newest feature – The History Project – from the Daily 304....read more
daily304 - Episode 5.13.2021
05/13/2021
Camp Creek’s new ranger cabin takes a bit of work to get there, but it’s worth the effort; plan a West Virginia road trip to some breweries and distilleries; and subscribe to The History Project to learn fascinating facts about the Mountain State. ...read more
West Virginia factory is center stage in supply chain crisis as U.S. economy seeks to rebound from COVID
05/12/2021
PRICHARD, W.Va. – Whenever the Sogefi plant here runs out of resin or computer chips or cardboard boxes or wooden pallets or really anything at all, it’s Randy Simpkins’s problem....read more
Pocahontas County school gets out-of-world opportunity with space chat
05/12/2021
GREEN BANK, W.Va. — Students at Green Bank Elementary-Middle School in Pocahontas County had an out-of-this-world experience on Friday morning. ...read more
NOAA to install new space weather satellite ground station in I-79 High Technology Park
05/12/2021
FAIRMONT — Last week, the High Technology Foundation in Fairmont announced that a $51 million Space Weather Follow On (SWFO) Satellite Antenna Network soon will be built in the foundation’s I-79 Technology Park. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 5.12.2021
05/12/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Workers at a Wayne County plant face global production challenges caused by the pandemic, students in Green Bank chat with an ISS astronaut, and a Fairmont tech park becomes home to another NOAA weather station. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 5.11.2021
05/11/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Ravenswood parent company Constellium marks 10 years, National Hunting and Fishing Days merges off-road racing for a new festival, and a recycling plant prepares to open next month in Charleston....read more
Constellium celebrates its 10th anniversary
05/11/2021
PARIS – Today (May 3, 2021) marks the 10th anniversary of Constellium, a global industry leader which traces its roots to aluminium pioneers Alcan, Alusuisse and Pechiney. ...read more
Summit Bechtel Reserve to host Adventure and Freedom celebration
05/11/2021
GLEN JEAN — Morgantown based GNCC Racing and the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources have partnered up with the Summit Bechtel Reserve to bring a world class off road racing event to West Virginia....read more
Processor opens facility in West Virginia
05/11/2021
Infinite Electronics Recycling is adding a second location, growing its geographical coverage area in the eastern U.S. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 5.10.2021
05/10/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Imaging technology improves on mapping the Mountain State’s landscape, a record muskie weighs a whopping 39.6 pounds, and it’s a great day to go glamping on the South Branch Potomac River....read more
West Virginia University researcher hoping to map past, present and future of state in order to preserve, protect
05/10/2021
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WV News) — Research from West Virginia University is shaping a new understating of the state’s mountainous landscape, and identifying ways to preserve it. ...read more
New West Virginia record muskie caught and released
05/10/2021
A new West Virginia state record muskellunge, aka muskie, has been caught, and the big fish has been released to be caught another day. The muskie measured 54 inches long and weighed 39.6 pounds. ...read more
West Virginia’s New Glampground Getaway, Loves Way Village Is Truly One-Of-A-Kind
05/10/2021
If you’ve had occasion recently to drive the stretch of U.S. Highway 220 between Petersburg and Moorfield (in Grant and Hardy Counties, respectively), you might have noticed that there’s a new kid on the block...read more
2020-'21 inductees into West Virginia Business Hall of Fame represent WV values
05/09/2021
The 2020-‘21 class of the West Virginia Business Hall of Fame honors a group of pioneers and visionaries who have transformed the business landscape of our state and inspire us to move West Virginia Forward. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 5.09.2021
05/09/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – West Virginia State Parks hosts a job fair, the State Fair’s Giant Flew Market is back, and WVU honors visionaries in business. ...read more
WV State Parks hosting job fair at Pipestem on May 11
05/09/2021
PIPESTEM, W.Va. — The West Virginia State Parks system will host an on-site and virtual job fair at Pipestem Resort on May 11 to recruit people for positions at the park. ...read more
State Fair of West Virginia's Giant Spring Flea Market to return
05/09/2021
LEWISBURG -- The State Fair of West Virginia’s Giant Spring Flea Market is set to return May 15 and 16, to the State Fairgrounds in Lewisburg. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 5.08.2021
05/08/2021
​​Today – the newest national park gets an upgrade, motorcyclists just love this 18 mile stretch of road and a mythical monster helps a glass company pivot out of the pandemic on today’s Daily 304.   ...read more
Officials on hand for New River Gorge National Park and Preserve renaming
05/08/2021
LANSING, W.Va. — State and congressional officials were on hand Wednesday as the New River Gorge National River received a long-sought upgrade to New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, the nation’s 63rd and newest national park. ...read more
New national park boosts popularity of motorsports route
05/08/2021
​Global attention that America's newest national park has garnered is boosting interest in The Talon, an exceptional new motorsports route in southern West Virginia. ...read more
How a mythical backwoods monster saved a struggling West Virginia glass company
05/08/2021
MILTON, W.Va. — Late last summer, a family-owned firm of artisanal glassmakers, which for more than 100 years has produced vibrant, decorative handblown glass using traditional methods, emerged from a months-long closure brought on by the pandemic......read more
UHC Again Named to Fortune/IBM Watson Health™ 100 Top Hospitals List; Only Hospital Ranked in Stat
05/07/2021
United Hospital Center (UHC) has been named to the Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals list in the teaching hospital category. ...read more
Local Travel: Explore West Virginia's Canaan Valley
05/07/2021
After one of the darkest winters in American history, finding bright spots feels more urgent, more necessary. And they do still exist, if you know where to look....read more
We Can Turn Your Waste into a Renewable Fuel
05/07/2021
Our West Virginia facility is the nation’s first resource recovery facility in the United States to utilize Entsorga Italia’s patented HEBioT™ process....read more
daily304 - Episode 5.07.2021
05/07/2021
​On today’s Daily 304 – A Bridgeport Hospital makes a Top 100 list; discover the beauty of Canaan Valley; and learn how this Martinsburg facility converts waste into renewable fuel...read more
daily304 - Episode 5.06.2021
05/06/2021
​On today’s Daily 304 – State parks are the latest strategy for getting shots in arms; follow reporter Bill Lynch as he gets “lost” in West Virginia; and area musicians look forward to performing live again....read more
Free vaccine clinics to open in 10 West Virginia state parks
05/06/2021
CHARLESTON, W. Va. (WDVM) — In another push to get more residents vaccinated against the coronavirus, Governor Jim Justice on Friday that vaccine clinics will be opening in multiple West Virginia state parks....read more
One month at a time: lost in WV, again
05/06/2021
ANSTED — A park ranger at Hawks Nest State Park found me wandering near an equipment garage and asked me how I was doing. ...read more
West Virginia natives bring the arts to the Mountain State after COVID-19 pandemic
05/06/2021
CLARKSBURG W.Va. (WV News) — After Gov. Jim Justice lifted a COVID-19 ban on live vocal performances, area musicians are back to doing what they love....read more
daily304 - Episode 5.05.2021
05/05/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Weston’s MannCave Distillery gathers international awards; the Buckhannon Strawberry Festival, sidelined last year, returns this May; and what do you get when you combine WVU with WVNG and DISA? Improved cyber security! ...read more
Weston, West Virginia’s, MannCave Distillery secures double gold, silver and bronze awards at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition
05/05/2021
WESTON, W.Va. — Weston’s MannCave Distillery is raising the bar when it comes to quality spirits, proving so by taking home six medals, including a double gold medal, at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition — the largest competition of its kind......read more
One of area's most popular festivals will make 2021 return as Buckhannon's Strawberry Festival is on
05/05/2021
According to their Facebook page, the West Virginia Strawberry Festival will return in May after seeing activities halted in 2020 due to concerns stemming from COVID-19. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 5.04.2021
05/04/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Looking for a unique Mother’s Day present? Treat mom to a West Virginia state park getaway; Snowshoe Mountain summer activities heat up; and Forestry’s K-9 team sniffs out arson and tracks down missing hikers....read more
Mother’s Day escapes at West Virginia state parks and forests
05/04/2021
Mother’s Day is around the corner! Treat your mom, or any beloved mother figure in your life, to a special getaway. ...read more
Snowshoe’s 2021 summer activities beginning next week
05/04/2021
SNOWSHOE — With an abundance of activities to do and events to attend, the absence of snow and warming temperatures doesn’t force Snowshoe Mountain Resort into hibernation during the summer months. ...read more
Sniffing out Arson
05/04/2021
Dogs. They’re more than just man’s best friend. ...read more
Essential safety gear for mountain biking beginners
05/03/2021
The most important part of a good ride is staying safe so you can ride again soon. In this post, we will talk about gear that is intended to increase safety while riding including helmets, pads and protection, gloves and glasses. ...read more
Need outdoor therapy? Explore West Virginia’s rail trails
05/03/2021
West Virginia’s rail trails have seen an increase in activity this year as people have taken to the outdoors for their mental health needs during the pandemic. ...read more
Couple to open storefront after 10 years growing poster business online
05/03/2021
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Stacks of art prints, computers and boxes cover Jeanne Stevenson and Chris Rice’s home, where they’ve been running their poster company, Echo-Lit LLC, for the last 10 years. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 5.03.2021
05/03/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – New to mountain biking? Check out what gear you need; an upside to the pandemic is West Virginia’s rail trails have seen an increase in activity; and a poster company expands its business to a historic location on Charleston’s West ...read more
New wellness business makes healthy adjustments to survive and thrive during pandemic
05/02/2021
The ink had barely dried on the documents creating a new business when the coronavirus pandemic swept across the state. ...read more
Conor Knighton’s country roads led him to CBS, national parks journey and book
05/02/2021
Conor Knighton is an Emmy Award-winning CBS Sunday Morning Correspondent. He's also a Charleston, West Virginia native who spent a year on the road visiting every national park in the country. ...read more
Kaiser Custom Knives Company investing in people and community
05/02/2021
MARTINSBURG — Cesar Licea, president and founder of Kaiser Custom Knives Company started in 2017 as a concept company and became state licensed in February 2018. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 5.02.2021
05/02/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – With help from the WV Small Business Development Center, a fledgling business adapts to survive during the pandemic, West Virginia native and Emmy Award winning broadcaster Conor Knighton talks about his national parks journey, and ...read more
daily304 - Episode 5.01.2021
05/01/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Forestry’s drone program keeps an eye out for wildfires, the owner of Swilled Dog Hard Cider talks women in the spirits industry, and a Mineral Wells dirt track speedway is renovated and revved up to go....read more
Air support: West Virginia Division of Forestry‘s drone program speeds up logging inspections and wildfire recon
05/01/2021
The West Virginia Division of Forestry first warmed to the idea of using drones as “extra eyes in the sky” after an epic ice storm in January 2016. ...read more
Meet the Makers: Swilled Dog co-founder Brooke Glover
05/01/2021
Brooke Glover is the President and Co-Founder of Swilled Dog Hard Cider & Spirits in West Virginia. She runs the day-to-day operations making cider and spirits, and if there’s one thing she loves more it’s her rescue dog, Lucy Pickles. ...read more
Drivers, start your engines: West Virginia Motor Speedway ready for green flag following miraculous renovation
05/01/2021
MINERAL WELLS, W.Va. — For the first time in eight years, drivers will be starting their engines at West Virginia Motor Speedway in Mineral Wells when things get cranked up Sunday night. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 4.30.2021
04/30/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Learn the basics of exporting, West Virginia’s wild and wonderful state parks have a lot to offer, and Dave Lavender talks career paths in Almost Heaven....read more
Exporting Basics: Filing shipments through the Automated Export System
04/30/2021
Shipping products around the world for the first time can feel like learning a new language. There’s all kinds of exporting jargon to figure out, dozens of agency names to remember and sometimes you need to break through literal language barriers. ...read more
West Virginia’s Wild & Wonderful State Parks
04/30/2021
The State of West Virginia is often regarded for its beauty. An excellent way to observe the diverse flora, fauna, waterfalls and breathtaking vistas is to visit one of West Virginia’s state parks, state forests or recreation areas. ...read more
Career pathways are never straight w/ Dave Lavender - part 1
04/30/2021
In this episode, host Travis Kahle interviews Dave Lavender, one of West Virginia's preeminent storytellers. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 4.29.2021
04/29/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Seed WV contest rewards innovative entrepreneurs; the popular Mothman Festival is set to make a comeback this year; and these West Virginians love their electric cars – from their quiet engines to fuel efficiency....read more
Winners announced in first Seed WV small business contest
04/29/2021
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Entrepreneurial seeds are sprouting in West Virginia as a result of the first annual Seed WV contest....read more
The Mothman Festival Is Returning to Point Pleasant, West Virginia
04/29/2021
After a year off for the Covid-19 pandemic, the Mothman Festival is hopefully back on again. ...read more
WVEV: West Virginia Electric Vehicle Pioneers
04/29/2021
Filmmaker Jon Averill in association with the West Virginia Electric Vehicle Association (WVEAA) presents WVEV: West Virginia Electric Vehicle Pioneers....read more
daily304 - Episode 4.28.2021
04/28/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – WVU scientists push rare earth element technologies closer to production; the Great Rubber Duck Race returns to Charleston, with the Regatta soon to follow; and a Pierpont Community & Technical College instructor talks women in avia...read more
From pollutant to resource: WVU scientists push rare earth element technologies closer to production
04/28/2021
Water researchers at West Virginia University hope to turn a pollutant - acid mine drainage - into a technological resource through the continuation of a $2.1 million contract from the National Energy Technology Laboratory....read more
Great Rubber Duck Race to return Labor Day weekend; Regatta could be back in 2022
04/28/2021
After a 16-year absence, the Sternwheel Regatta could be back in Charleston in 2022....read more
Women in Aviation: Pierpont's Cynthia Rodina shares her passion and educates youth towards promising aviation careers
04/28/2021
FAIRMONT, W.Va. (WV News) — Cynthia Rodina, an aviation maintenance instructor at Pierpont Community & Technical College, continues to pass along her love and passion for her field...read more
daily304 - Episode 4.27.2021
04/27/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Looking to relocate for remote work? The Charleston Roots Program may be able to help; discover cities and other colorful block creations at area’s first LEGO festival; and learn what outdoor adventure and cultural attractions await...read more
Charleston – A Place to Grow
04/27/2021
A relocation incentive program seeking remote workers and other innovative people looking to make Charleston, WestVirginia home. ...read more
West Virginia’s first-ever LEGO festival coming to Charleston
04/27/2021
CHARLESTON, WV (WBOY) – After being postponed last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, new dates have finally been set for West Virginia’s first-ever LEGO festival. ...read more
Three reasons why Boone County, West Virginia is beckoning you
04/27/2021
Anyone with an affinity for weekend day trips to quaint communities ripe for exploration should plan a visit to Boone County, especially if you love the outdoors. And if you’ve visited before, it might look a bit different than you remember. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 4.26.2021
04/26/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – South Charleston’s Alpha Technologies strives to be a one-stop shop for IT work; Intuit executive Brad Smith shares why he thinks remote workers should move to West Virginia; and a Morgantown community center gets a major upgrade. ...read more
Alpha Technologies aims to create one-stop shop for IT work in West Virginia
04/26/2021
SOUTH CHARLESTON — In 20 years, South Charleston-based Alpha Technologies has grown from being a part-time operation to having a presence in more than 20 countries...read more
Former Intuit CEO on WV launching nation’s premiere remote-work program
04/26/2021
West Virginia is launching the nation’s premiere remote-work program, aimed at recruiting outdoor-enthusiast professionals. Intuit Chairman of Intuit’s Board of Directors Brad D. Smith joined Yahoo Finance Live to discuss. ...read more
Mylan Park Foundation announces Community Center expansion
04/26/2021
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A $6.9 million expansion of Mylan Park’s Hazel and J.W. Ruby Community Center is expected to begin soon. ...read more
Free land in the i-79 technology park
04/25/2021
The most enticing part of the I-79 Technology Park is the availability of free land for Federal Anchors....read more
Excursion trains set to ride the rails again this year
04/25/2021
ELKINS — It’s time for train lovers and enthusiasts to toot that imaginary train whistle because the Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad will soon be making a triumphant return to the tracks this season....read more
Digital Marketing Strategies – Free training on April 28, 2021
04/25/2021
Learn the tools needed to market your products and services online, including how to gather audience data and target the right customers. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 4.25.2021
04/25/2021
​On today’s Daily 304 – Learn how federal anchors can qualify for free land at a tech park, scenic trains resume their trips soon, and the WV SBDC hosts a free webinar on digital marketing. ...read more
Brad D. Smith Business Incubator named HubSpot for Startups partner
04/24/2021
The Brad. D. Smith Business Incubator has been approved as a HubSpot for Startups partner. ...read more
The Fish Called: You Need New Gear
04/24/2021
​Here are five ways to help a West Virginia fishing outfitter today.Check out this article to learn of local retailers in #AlmostHeaven #WV. ...read more
WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute's groundbreaking strides in addiction, Alzheimer's therapies continue in pandemic
04/24/2021
MORGANTOWN — As alarms continue to sound over the impact of the pandemic on people suffering from substance use disorder and other mental health conditions......read more
daily304 - Episode 4.24.2021
04/24/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – A business incubator at Marshall gets an upgrade from a new partnership, get some shopping and outfitter tips for your next fishing trip, and a WVU neuroscience team breaks ground on a new treatment for addiction. ...read more
New River Gorge resort hiring; job fair scheduled May 1
04/23/2021
At the rim of the New River Gorge, the Adventures on the Gorge resort is staging a job fair on Saturday, May 1, to fill hundreds of positions....read more
Local biz does its part to go green
04/23/2021
Morgantown area businesses are making efforts to reduce their plastic usage and recycle whenever possible....read more
West Virginia Arbor Day poster contest now accepting entries from fourth and fifth grade classrooms
04/23/2021
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia fourth and fifth grade students can showcase their artistic talents by creating posters for the 2021 Arbor Day contest....read more
daily304 - Episode 4.23.2021
04/23/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Hundreds of resort jobs are opening up in the New River Gorge National Park & Preserve; Morgantown shops and eateries offer sustainable options and ideas; and the West Virginia Division of Forestry holds its annual Arbor Day poster ...read more
West Virginia’s only commercial bison farm goes all in on agritourism
04/22/2021
TERRA ALTA, W.Va. — Liz Riffle’s friends thought she was kind of crazy when she told them she was starting a bison farm in 2017. ...read more
7 hypnotic waterfalls you need to check out in West Virginia
04/22/2021
There’s something magical about watching water cascade over a series of drops or plummet from a high precipice and collect in a pool below....read more
Women in Aviation: Connie Robinson made history in the Navy, manufacturers helicopters at Aurora in Bridgeport, West Virginia
04/22/2021
BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. (WV News) — Navy veteran Constance “Connie” Robinson continues her lifelong aviation infatuation at Boeing’s Aurora Flight Services in Bridgeport by doing quality work on helicopters, as well as other state-of-the-art projects....read more
daily304 - Episode 4.22.2021
04/22/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – A Terra Alta couple’s dream of a bison farm grows into an agritourism business, visit some of Almost Heaven’s most spectacular waterfalls, and a Navy veteran and Boeing employee is the latest profile on women in aviation. ...read more
West Virginia Tech firm’s software management, assurance for NASA’s X-57 all-electric experimental aircraft deemed ‘highly instrumental’ at ground test
04/21/2021
FAIRMONT, W.Va. — TMC Technologies of West Virginia, a leading-edge technology services firm, is proud to announce its software management and assurance support for NASA’s X-57 “Maxwell”...read more
daily304 - Episode 4.21.2021
04/21/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – A West Virginia firm provides crucial software and assurance support to NASA’s new experimental plane, find out why Wheeling was named one of the Best Places to Raise a Family in West Virginia, and a favorite alumni basketball tourn...read more
Wheeling is a place where you can make a difference
04/21/2021
We have the resources and amenities you’d expect in a bigger city, with the involved community of a small town. It’s easy to see why so many people call Wheeling home. Experience Wheeling for yourself! ...read more
Making a comeback: TBT returns to Charleston
04/21/2021
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – With events beginning to return as COVID-19 restrictions lift, Charleston Mayor Amy Goodwin says a major sporting event will be returning to the Capital City....read more
daily304 - Episode 4.20.2021
04/20/2021
West Virginia’s aerospace industry is booming, learn what all Twin Falls Resort State Park has to offer, and warm weather means a return to outdoor dining in Charleston. ...read more
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries thrives in West Virginia with strong, quality workforce – #YesWV
04/20/2021
West Virginia might be the United States’ best kept secret, especially when it comes to the aerospace industry....read more
Twin Falls Resort Vacation Guide: What You Need to Know to Plan a Trip
04/20/2021
With mountain views, gorgeous waterfalls and lush forests full of towering trees, delicate ferns and hardy rhododendron and mountain laurel, you won’t have any trouble getting lost in nature when you visit Twin Falls Resort State Park....read more
The Food Guy: Outdoor dining returns to Capitol and Hale streets
04/20/2021
This past weekend saw the return of closed-street outdoor dining along Hale and Capitol streets downtown, a move that seemed to be celebrated by many, based on the number of folks I saw filling tables on Sunday afternoon alone....read more
daily304 - Episode 4.19.2021
04/19/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Planning a getaway? Find out which state parks offer prime viewing spots to watch a sunrise or sunset, a wilderness survival school prepares to open in the New River Gorge, and apprenticeships are offered in space-age technology. ...read more
Constellium Skilled Trades Scholarship Program accepting applications until April 23
04/19/2021
High school students seeking hands-on training in technician work and maintenance repair may apply to the Constellium Skilled Trades Scholarship Program. ...read more
The best places to take in a sunrise or a sunset in WV State Parks
04/19/2021
Anglers will tell you the best thing about fishing (aside from the catch, of course) is the breathtaking sunrise they can watch from their boat. ...read more
Survival and bushcraft school opens in New River Gorge Region
04/19/2021
Much of America's newest national park may be teeming with visitors this summer, but the vast areas of woodland beyond are likely to remain as untracked as ever, ideal for the region's newest venue for outdoor recreation—New River Survival and Bushcraft. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 4.18.2021
04/18/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Learn how the NOAA Big Data Program offers promise and potential in West Virginia for decades to come, spring gobbler season gets an extra week, and Tygart Lake prepares to debut a new splash park. Read more…...read more
The Mountain State is poised to become the epicenter of a multibillion-dollar expansion of our nation’s private weather industry.
04/18/2021
Valued at $7 billion and growing at a rate of 10-15 percent each year, there’s great opportunity in the private sector to develop cutting-edge technologies, products and services...read more
West Virginia’s new five-week spring gobbler season to open April 19
04/18/2021
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Beginning this year, West Virginia’s statewide spring gobbler season will run for five weeks instead of four....read more
ACE Adventure Attractions Set to Open at Tygart Lake, River Floats Also Available through Taylor County Adventure Club
04/18/2021
Just 15 miles east of Bridgeport is a treasure trove of summer adventure. Many locals make the frequent jaunt to boat, fish, swim, hike and otherwise recreate at Grafton’s Tygart Lake State Park....read more
daily304 - Episode 4.17.2021
04/17/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – WVU-Parkersburg offers a new digital media course, a Morgantown man shows off his typewriter collection, and a new ATV trail opens at Cabwaylingo State Forest. ...read more
New WVU Parkersburg program focuses on digital media
04/17/2021
PARKERSBURG — Adapting to digital trends like podcasting and original content creation, West Virginia University at Parkersburg introduces a new program, Digital Media Production....read more
Morgantown native collects dozens of rare Oliver typewriters
04/17/2021
Jett Morton is pretty good at installing new shelves for his growing collection....read more
5 things you need to know about Cabwaylingo’s ATV Trail
04/17/2021
With 80 miles of wheel-spinning, mudslinging, off-road exhilaration, Cabwaylingo State Forest’s new ATV trail is the can’t-miss outdoor attraction of 2021 in West Virginia....read more
daily304 - Episode 4.16.2021
04/16/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – TechConnect awards STEM Scholarships, a Moundsville park gets major upgrades, and the WVDNR adds tiger trout to their spring stocking....read more
TechConnect WV selects four recipients to receive Mary Anne Ketelsen STEM Scholarship Awards
04/16/2021
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Four West Virginia women have been selected to receive Mary Anne Ketelsen STEM Scholarship awards, announced Anne Barth, executive director of TechConnect West Virginia. ...read more
Moundsville’s Grand Vue Getting Grander
04/16/2021
MOUNDSVILLE — The rolling hilltops of Moundsville’s Grand Vue Park will have a bit of a different view to them in the coming months....read more
WVDNR stocking trophy tiger trout in April and May
04/16/2021
On Tuesday, Gov. Justice announced that in April and May, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will stock 25,000 tiger trout in lakes and streams throughout West Virginia....read more
daily304 - Episode 4.15.2021
04/15/2021
Remote workers get paid to move to West Virginia, whitewater rafting is looking good and a Charleston technology company is adding 100 jobs – on today’s daily304...read more
West Virginia’s new remote worker program will pay you $12,000 to move there
04/15/2021
The Mountain State's new initiative, Ascend WV, wants to help outdoor enthusiasts put down roots — and has major incentives for remote workers....read more
Whitewater outfitters encouraged about the coming season
04/15/2021
FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. — Whitewater outfitters in West Virginia have great optimism headed in to the 2021 rafting season. Although there’s no real “opening” day to the season, the first Monday after Easter or the first Monday in April is generally considered...read more
Gov. Justice announces expansion of West Virginia N3, Part of Accenture, bringing 100 new jobs to Charleston
04/15/2021
CHARLESTON, WV – Gov. Jim Justice announced today that N3, part of Accenture, is adding 100 jobs to its Charleston location....read more
daily304 - Episode 4.14.2021
04/14/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Raleigh County seeks teens interested in summer conservation jobs, Tour de Coal and Yakfest return to the Coal River, and a renewable energy company offers paid training for wind tech jobs....read more
New program hopes to teach teens conservation and careers
04/14/2021
The program, called Beckley Youth Day Crew, is meant to teach about conservation work and careers with the National Park Service....read more
Tour De Coal and Yakfest returning in June
04/14/2021
The nonprofit, Tornado-based Coal River Group has announced that the annual Tour De Coal river float trip will return to the waters this spring after a COVID-19-imposed cancellation last year....read more
West Virginia Wind Energy Apprenticeship Program
04/14/2021
Clearway has launched a wind technician pilot apprenticeship program that will offer paid training to qualified individuals who have been impacted by the decline in West Virginia’s coal industry....read more
RCBI assists U.S. Navy with 3D printing technology
04/13/2021
Navy sailors aboard the USS Tulsa now have access to 3D printing technology and the know-how to use it thanks, in part, to the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) at Marshall University and its Apprenticeship Works partner AST2....read more
Grow This: WV Garden Challenge sees immense growth through COVID-19
04/13/2021
MORGANTOWN—As the Grow This: West Virginia Garden Challenge continues to help West Virginians grow crops, the program likewise continues to grow in popularity....read more
A quest to spark economic prosperity
04/13/2021
Intuit’s successful Prosperity Hub Program, an array of job-readiness and job-creation initiatives for communities in need, has become a centerpiece of its corporate responsibility agenda....read more
A3L Federal Works celebrates 7th year of operation, plans to double employee base this summer
04/12/2021
FAIRMONT — Fairmont-based IT company A3L Federal Works just celebrated its seven-year anniversary earlier this year, and company founder Roya Maher said she has big plans for her small business in the future....read more
daily304 - Episode 4.12.2021
04/12/2021
A Fairmont tech company is set to double in size, a watercolor artist creates illustrated maps, and a Huntington pizzeria celebrates 60 years. On today’s Daily 304 – mmmmmmm....read more
Gino’s celebrating 60th anniversary
04/12/2021
HUNTINGTON — Gino’s Pizza and Spaghetti House will celebrate its 60th anniversary on April 1....read more
Ripley community turning to solar energy for cleaner power options
04/11/2021
RIPLEY — Taylor Mills felt so strongly about solar energy he started his own firm last year. Mills of Ripley originally started looking at solar energy as a safe way to provide energy for himself and his family....read more
Pepperoni Rolls: An Italian-American baker’s gift to the world
04/11/2021
When Italian immigrants came to work in the West Virginia coal mines during the early 1900s, their contributions went far beyond the energy sector. ...read more
Blue Ridge CTC instructor earns online education certification as agribusiness program expands
04/11/2021
MARTINSBURG - Blue Ridge Community and Technical College instructor Tiffany Hine compares her mindset to what's often said about old dogs and new tricks: they can't learn them....read more
daily304 - Episode 4.11.2021
04/11/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – A Ripley man invests in a solar future, the pepperoni roll is West Virginia’s gift to the world, and an agribusiness program is set to go online....read more
Health professional students getting opportunity to help during vaccine rollout
04/10/2021
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Health professional students from colleges and universities across West Virginia are signing up to help with the state’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts....read more
New Poetry Book Celebrates Appalachian Landscapes
04/10/2021
BLUEFIELD — A love for Appalachian landscapes traverses generations and mediums in a new collection of poetry and photographs, Spruce Wind’s Song: The West Virginia Poetry of Ivan Norton Hunter....read more
daily304 - Episode 4.10.2021
04/10/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – More than 1,000 students in health science programs pitch in for vaccination effort, “Spruce Wind’s Song” captures a love for Appalachian landscapes, and the DMV reminds drivers to get their REAL IDs needed for air travel....read more
Amazon, Microsoft officials discuss uses of NOAA's weather data collection
04/09/2021
FAIRMONT — Representatives from Amazon and Microsoft attended last week’s Focus Forward: Beyond the Cloud event...read more
Barber to self-publish fifth book, ‘Murder on Alum Creek’
04/09/2021
ALUM CREEK — Jim Ryan has operated The Barber Shop on Alum Creek for six decades, but in recent years he’s been known as much for his wordsmithing as his hair cutting....read more
Apprenticeships – Brewing Up A New Talent Pipeline to the Second Fastest Growing Manufacturing Industry in WV, the Craft Beer Industry
04/09/2021
In 2010, there were fewer than five craft beer breweries in West Virginia. But by 2019, that number had exploded to 28 craft breweries – not counting cideries, wineries or distilleries...read more
daily304 - Episode 4.09.2021
04/09/2021
n today’s Daily 304 – Amazon and Microsoft officials discuss uses of NOAA’s weather data collection, an Alum Creek barber pens the story of a real-life murder, and a new apprenticeship program is brewing at Bridge Valley Community and Technical College....read more
City of Weirton and Frontier group of companies discuss economic redevelopment of former brownfield
04/08/2021
With the repurposing of more than 1300 acres in the works, calling the planned Weirton Frontier Crossing “a big deal” might be an understatement. ...read more
Marion County, West Virginia, Parks and Rec unveils plans for revitalized community garden
04/08/2021
FAIRMONT, W.Va. (WV News) — The Marion County Parks and Recreation Commission announced its plans to breathe new life into the Fairmont Community Garden Thursday, and local residents will be able to rent a bed for their gardening hobbies....read more
The Wonderful World of Wheeling Glass
04/08/2021
Wheeling, WVa. (WTRF)- Oglebay Institute’s Curator Of Glass Holly McCluskey says, “Wheeling glass was everywhere. It was in every home, not only in America, but throughout the world as well. It’s a tremendous legacy of glass.” Why Wheeling? ...read more
daily304 - Episode 4.08.2021
04/08/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Weirton Frontier Crossings plan is expected to create more than 3,000 jobs, additional uses are found for a community garden in Fairmont, and Wheeling’s glass history is preserved at an Oglebay Institute museum. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 4.07.2021
04/07/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Archaeologists work to preserve the historic Morgan Cabin, a Marshall professor discusses the stimulus plan’s impact on the economy, and West Virginia’s Emotional Strengthline arrives in the form of HELP304....read more
Archeological team hard at work preserving pre-West Virginia settlement site
04/07/2021
BUNKER HILL, W.Va. (WDVM) — A team of archaeologists is hard at work in West Virginia’s eastern panhandle preserving the earliest history of settlement in what would eventually become the Mountain State....read more
Marshall economist discusses stimulus in W.Va.
04/07/2021
The American Rescue Plan recently passed by Congress will inject about $4 billion into the West Virginia economy and nearly $2 trillion nationwide. But will this cause inflation? And how will it affect economic recovery?...read more
West Virginia’s emotional strength line
04/07/2021
Feeling anxious, overwhelmed or emotionally exhausted? We are here to help....read more
daily304 - Episode 4.06.2021
04/06/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – The Bottom-Up Revolution supports and develops rural leaders, crafters and creators find new ways to promote their work, and an Upshur County diner brings patrons from far and wide in search of adventure … and pie....read more
The Bottom-Up Revolution is... Supporting and Developing Rural Leaders
04/06/2021
Welcome to another episode of the Bottom-Up Revolution podcast, featuring two inspiring women who serve at the West Virginia Community Development Hub. ...read more
Crafters, creators find new outlets to promote business
04/06/2021
HUNTINGTON — Content creators and crafters typically use word-of-mouth and craft shows to sell their products, but with COVID-19 canceling events for safety over the past year, artists have had to adapt....read more
Those who journey to this remote West Virginia diner are rewarded with adventure — and pie
04/06/2021
GAINES – License plates from scores of states line the walls of the Gaines Diner....read more
Princeton hires first female career member of city’s fire department
04/05/2021
PRINCETON — When she was a child, Ashley Peyton thought about becoming a nurse when she grew up, but this idea led to the emergency side of medical service and finally to a career in firefighting....read more
Ramps, Dig Responsibly
04/05/2021
It’s spring, which means it’s ramp season across Appalachia. While ramps can be harvested on national forest lands, officials with the Monongahela National Forest are reminding people to use sustainable practices....read more
4 Reasons to Pursue Vietnam’s export market
04/05/2021
Looking for an up-and-coming market with a strong GDP and opportunities for long-term growth? Look no further than Vietnam. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 4.05.2021
04/05/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Meet Princeton’s first female career firefighter, foresters provide tips for ramp digging, and Vietnam opens a new trade window for West Virginia businesses....read more
Rosey Santerre: “Why I became a state forester in West Virginia”
04/04/2021
Rosey Santerre’s favorite workplace is a forested tract of land under a blue sky. ...read more
WV's weirdest-looking fish plays hide-and-seek with researchers
04/04/2021
When dinosaurs roamed the earth, paddlefish were there, too....read more
WVSBDC Innovation and Technology Program helps level the playing field for small and growing tech-centric businesses applying for federal tech awards
04/04/2021
For years, West Virginia’s small technology businesses have competed for the big league of federal grants...read more
daily304 - Episode 4.04.2021
04/04/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Rosey Santerre shares why she became a state forester, the reclusive paddlefish lurks in the Kanawha and Ohio rivers, and the WV SBDC helps small businesses get federal grants. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 4.03.2021
04/03/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Officials break ceremonial ground on a new study program at Tri-State Airport, Shepherdstown beekeeper looks forward to first growing season, and small business workshops give local entrepreneurs a boost....read more
Groundbreaking held for aviation maintenance program
04/03/2021
Officials with Marshall University and Mountwest Community & Technical College, along with the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI), today ceremonially broke ground at Huntington Tri-State Airport for their joint Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) program....read more
Hive House Apiaries looks forward to first growing season in Shepherdstown
04/03/2021
SHEPHERDSTOWN — Last September, Shepherdstown resident Jason Murphy opened up the town’s first beekeeping supply business, Hive House Apiaries, at 108 South Princess Street....read more
Best In West Virginia Training Opportunities
04/03/2021
TechConnect West Virginia and the West Virginia Small Business Development Center (WVSBDC) are partnering on educational outreach and awareness...read more
Wellsburg Bridge to move to final destination in April
04/02/2021
BROOKE COUNTY, W.Va. — The main span of the $140 million Wellsburg to Brilliant bridge project will go on the move in April....read more
A Reason to Smile Local photographer finds success as a bakery owner
04/02/2021
During the first few weeks and months of Covid-19 when much of the United States population was on some form of lockdown, in addition to disinfectant wipes and toilet paper, simple kitchen items like yeast and flour were also in high demand....read more
Chemours crew cleans Parkersburg streets, parks
04/02/2021
PARKERSBURG — More than a dozen employees from Chemours picked up everything — including the kitchen sink — at two city parks and along portions Market and Spring streets Friday....read more
daily304 - Episode 4.02.2021
04/02/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Wellsburg prepares to relocate its bridge, a Beckley photographer-turned baker is busy as a bee, and Chemours plant workers in Parkersburg give back to the community. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 4.01.2021
04/01/2021
Local leaders explore a regional approach, Appalachian hand-made soaps and a Parkersburg company helps clean up some parks......read more
Stronger together: Local leaders tout regionalism as positive concept for West Virginia
04/01/2021
HUNTINGTON — As data from the 2020 census could force the redrawing of boundaries for metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs), talk of the possibility of merging Charleston and Huntington into one has been reignited throughout the region....read more
A clean slate After retirement, woman begins new career making soap
04/01/2021
ONA, W.Va. — A career discovered in retirement also keeps an ancient Appalachian art alive....read more
Lewis Wetzel WMA is a perfect place for hunting and fishing adventures
04/01/2021
With more than 14,000 acres of moderate to steep slopes, forested hills and partially timbered land, Lewis Wetzel Wildlife Management Area is the perfect place for an outdoor adventure. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 3.31.2021
03/31/2021
A NASA real estate purchase is out of this world, a Boone principal promotes southern WV music scene, and improvements are under way in the Mon Forest. ...read more
ETAM Earth Station sold to Deep Space Network
03/31/2021
Duke Jordan, a sales professional with Great Expectations Realty Commercial division in Charleston, said Etam Earth Station was sold to Deep Space Network LLC for about $1.5 million. ...read more
Mon Forest to tackle 9 projects with Great American Outdoor Act funds
03/31/2021
Campground upgrades, bridge replacements, and repairs and improvements needed to ready an 80-foot fire tower for public use as a rental property will get underway during the current fiscal year in the Monongahela National Forest....read more
daily304 - Episode 3.30.2021
03/30/2021
Data science from WVU helps support vaccine supply and demand, high school dog groomers are back in business, and HubCap supports recreation in Mon Forest Towns....read more
Data science from West Virginia University helping support vaccine supply, demand
03/30/2021
​MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WV News) — Data science is a critical yet less recognized driver in the state’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout, according to West Virginia University....read more
HHS dog groomers back in action
03/30/2021
SUNRISE SUMMIT — The grooming program at Hampshire High School has once again gone to the dogs....read more
Marlinton is creating momentum in growing their recreational tourism economy
03/30/2021
The Hub continues to work with six Mon Forest Towns communities as part of The Hub’s Communities of Achievement Program (HubCAP) to help the communities build on the progress they have made towards revitalization....read more
daily304 - Episode 3.29.2021
03/29/2021
Students can now get a “Jumpstart” on saving for vo-tech training, online reviewers are loving Jefferson County restaurants, and the WV State Wildlife Center showcases native and introduced wildlife. ...read more
Students can save to pursue vocational trade fields with West Virginia Jumpstart Savings Program
03/29/2021
CHARLESTON — House Bill 2001, which creates the West Virginia Jumpstart Savings Program, was signed into law by Gov. Jim Justice on Friday....read more
Good eats abound in Jefferson County Restaurants earn national acclaim
03/29/2021
​​​​Jefferson County has a wide variety of restaurants that are getting attention and recommendations from two national online directories, Yelp and Tripadvisor....read more
West Virginia state wildlife center: A great place to visit
03/29/2021
he West Virginia State Wildlife Center is a modern zoological facility displaying native and introduced state wildlife....read more
Chance for more shots in arms: Vaccination target expanded in West Virginia
03/28/2021
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS) — The target just got bigger....read more
Explore Some of West Virginia’s Most Stunning Sights
03/28/2021
Defined by its rivers and lush forests, this region in southern West Virginia has some of the most spectacular outdoor recreation. Everything from hiking to off-roading to rafting, adventurer-lovers will find plenty to do....read more
Cash use will continue to decline but not disappear completely, West Virginia experts say
03/28/2021
CLARKSBURG — Cash, once king at the cash register, now runs second fiddle to plastic....read more
daily304 - Episode 3.28.2021
03/28/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Vaccines open up to state residents ages 16 and older, explore beauty, history, and outdoor recreation in southern West Virginia, and experts note that credit cards are overtaking cash usage thanks to new technologies....read more
Shepherd University offering flight training, education
03/27/2021
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Shepherd University is partnering with an airport and a company to bring flight training and education to West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle....read more
Fairs and festivals leader welcomes news of May 1 opening
03/27/2021
LEWISBURG, W.Va. — Governor Jim Justice says all fairs, festivals, and similar events in West Virginia will be allowed to resume, beginning May 1....read more
Seed shortage leads farmers to rely on one another
03/27/2021
MORGANTOWN—Concern over food shortages and difficulty getting to grocery stores due to COVID-19 caused many West Virginians to turn to local farmers, and in turn, local farmers had to turn to one another....read more
daily304 - Episode 3.27.2021
03/27/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Shepherd University adds flight training to its courses, fairs and festivals are back in business starting May 1, and local farmers help each other out to solve a seed shortage. ...read more
daily304 – Episode 3.26.2021
03/26/2021
On today’s daily304 – Charlotte’s Café in Berkeley Springs keeps serving its community during the pandemic, burning season runs through May 31, and biking adventure awaits in North Central West Virginia....read more
Café owners dish up new customer services in response to pandemic
03/26/2021
Ashley made having her own restaurant her life’s goal. From her childhood on up, she and her family would talk over where the restaurant should be, how it should be decorated and what should be on the menu....read more
From the Division of Forestry
03/26/2021
Make sure you are aware of current burning laws before heading out into the wonderful forests of Almost Heaven West Virginia. Burning season dates run March 1 – May 31. We have to be careful to protect the things that make West Virginia wonderful....read more
West Virginia offers hundreds of miles of trails for bikers
03/26/2021
CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (WV News) — Whether wanting the challenge of navigating rough terrain on a mountain bike, or cruising along the hundreds of miles of rail trail pathways, North Central West Virginia has a plethora of locations individuals can enjoy weeke...read more
daily304 – Episode 3.25.2021
03/25/2021
On today’s daily304 – Sneak a peek into Allegheny Ballistics Laboratory, a state-of-the-art facility in Mineral County, imagine a sweet treat on your next trip to a WV State Park this spring and summer, and explore the art scene in Advantage Valley....read more
Northrop Grumman creates state-of-the-art military equipment at Mineral Co., West Virginia, laboratory
03/25/2021
ROCKET CENTER — With operations in all 50 states and several other countries across the globe, defense and aerospace technology company Northrop Grumman has put its mark on the world in more ways than one....read more
These are the 6 recipes that will make your next camping trip
03/25/2021
There’s something magical about cooking around a campfire that you just can’t recreate at home. There’s the sound of the campfire crackling. Smell of toasted marshmallows and gooey-melty chocolate....read more
Discover the Appalachian arts scene of Advantage Valley, WV
03/25/2021
Galleries, museums, musical performances and festivals throughout Advantage Valley give people of all ages plenty of opportunities to experience the region’s arts and culture....read more
High Technology Foundation partners with West Virginia governor’s office to spur federal agency recruitment
03/24/2021
FAIRMONT, W.Va. (WV News) — After years of recruiting federal agencies to the I-79 Technology Park in Fairmont, the High Technology Foundation has been able to successfully partner with Gov. Jim Justice’s office to further expand the recruitment process...read more
What the world can learn from West Virginia’s successful vaccine roll-out
03/24/2021
On an early February day, two nurses make their way up a steep dirt road, toward the top of what most locals know as Murder Mountain, to reach the home of Bonnie White. Here they will administer her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine....read more
Company promoting Mingo tourism plans live concert series, trail ride events
03/24/2021
Williamson-based Appalachia Made Co. (AMCO) plans to host a series of live music performances this spring and summer, COVID-19 restrictions permitting, to add to the off-trail activities available to Hatfield-McCoy Trail System riders....read more
daily304 - Episode 3.24.2021
03/24/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – A Fairmont technology park partners with the governor’s office to expand its recruitment drive, trust in community leaders drives the vaccine rollout in West Virginia, and a Mingo company plans live concerts for summer ATV riders....read more
daily304 - Episode 3.23.2021
03/23/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – A Charleston business wins a landmark case for recycling, Green Bank Observatory teams with Robert C. Byrd Institute to build its workforce, and a Tyler Mountain company adapts to virtual setting for international clients....read more
Observatory is growing its own talent with help from RCBI
03/23/2021
GREEN BANK, W.Va. — The National Science Foundation’s Green Bank Observatory has teamed with the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) at Marshall University to develop the skilled workforce it needs to maintain operations of its numerous radio telescopes and o...read more
Virtual Setup Helps Industrial Bolting Adapt to Economic Changes
03/23/2021
It’s 6:30 a.m. on a typical Tuesday in November and the Industrial Bolting headquarters on Tyler Mountain in Charleston, West Virginia is already buzzing. Sales Manager Chris Dosier pokes his head into the office of owner, Mike McCown....read more
WVDEP accepting applications for 2021 Make It Shine spring cleanup
03/22/2021
CHARLESTON – Applications are now available for the 2021 West Virginia Make It Shine Spring Statewide Cleanup. The annual event is sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s (WVDEP) Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan...read more
Advantage Valley, WV Helps Launch Careers
03/22/2021
Advantage Valley puts entrepreneurs in position to thrive....read more
7 WFH jobs available in West Virginia
03/22/2021
West Virginia is one of the most beautiful states in the country. Everywhere you go, you’re surrounded by mountainous scenery and rugged terrain - making it a perfect place to enjoy outdoor activities, soak in historical sites, and enjoy a relaxing lifest...read more
daily304 - Episode 3.22.2021
03/22/2021
On today’s Daily 304 –Applications are available for the annual Make It Shine cleanup, see how the Advantage Valley puts local entrepreneurs in a position to thrive, and find your perfect remote work in Almost Heaven....read more
daily304 - Episode 3.21.2021
03/21/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – More than 600 state businesses take part in a survey on the impact of COVID and the path forward, the state Division of Highways expands training for its workers, and West Virginia’s first tourism secretary sees potential for travel...read more
More than 600 West Virginia business leaders take part in 2021 business survey
03/21/2021
Dr. Tim Melvin, assistant professor and director of assessment for Marshall University’s College of Education and Professional Development, and Sara Payne Scarbro, associate vice president for external engagement at the Marshall University Research...read more
WVDOH expands training for mechanics
03/21/2021
CHARLESTON – West Virginia Division of Highways is rolling out a new training program to make sure its mechanics are the best in the business....read more
New tourism secretary focuses on post-COVID travel possibilities
03/21/2021
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The first secretary of tourism in West Virginia sees plenty of potential for travel growth during the coming months in the Mountain State....read more
daily304 - Episode 3.20.2021
03/20/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Discover 5 state park overlooks that show off spring foliage, a Little Caesars franchise owner is recognized for giving back to her community, and the WV Women Work program goes virtual to recruit workers to manufacturing jobs....read more
These 5 state park overlooks show off West Virginia’s spring foliage
03/20/2021
Spring is almost here and West Virginia’s hills will soon be bursting with green. Cure your winter-induced cabin fever with a visit to a scenic overlook, where you can experience a bird’s eye view of nature’s reawakening in Almost Heaven....read more
WV franchisee prioritizes giving back to community & employee growth
03/20/2021
Ever since she started working at a Little Caesars in Detroit when she was 15, pizza has meant more to Vicki Dunn-Marshall. In addition to providing a career, this savory pie has given Vicki a path to success and opportunities to give back to her communit...read more
Join WV Women Work in a creative new approach to recruiting quality entry-level workers
03/20/2021
This isn't just another boring webinar. We're inviting you to partner with us in creating an in-depth visual experience for job seekers that unveils the mystery of manufacturing careers and encourages women to apply by featuring women doing the work and e...read more
Gov. Justice announces popular Gold Rush trout program back and better than ever in 2021
03/19/2021
CHARLESTON, WV – Gov. Jim Justice announced that the West Virginia Gold Rush trout program is returning this year bigger and better than ever, with 12 days of trout stockings and more opportunities for anglers to win prizes....read more
SBDC Day: Time to give big thanks to the nation’s Small Business Development Centers. Here’s WV SBDC’s positive impact.
03/19/2021
SBDC Day supports the Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) that support the country’s small businesses. First proclaimed in 2017, SBDC Day is led by America’s SBDC, representing a network of roughly 1,000 centers nationwide. ...read more
COVID-19 Vaccine Registration
03/19/2021
Pre-registration is open. ALL West Virginians over the age of 16 are encouraged to pre-register through the West Virginia COVID-19 Vaccine Registration System. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 3.19.2021
03/19/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – The Gold Rush returns to West Virginia’s streams and lakes, the WV SBDC shares good news about new businesses and jobs, and state residents 16 and older are encouraged to pre-register for the Covid vaccine....read more
City development plans include remote workers
03/18/2021
Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the City of Beckley and New River Gorge Regional Development Authority (NRGRDA) to invite remote workers to move to Beckley, Mayor Rob Rappold and Chamber CEO Michelle Rotellini announced Wednesday....read more
WVDNR launches updated hunting, fishing license system
03/18/2021
Buying a hunting and fishing license and checking game in West Virginia just got a lot easier thanks to our upgraded electronic licensing and game check system. ...read more
New off-road trail system now open at Cabwaylingo State Forest, 15% cabin discount available to visitors with a 2021 Hatfield McCoy trail use permit
03/18/2021
DUNLOW, W.VA. — To celebrate the opening of an 80-mile, off-road trail system at Cabwaylingo State Forest, West Virginia State Parks is offering a 15 percent discount on cabins at nearby parks....read more
daily304 - Episode 3.18.2021
03/18/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Beckley and the Raleigh County Chamber join forces to recruit remote workers, the WVDNR upgrades its online licensing and game check system, and WV State Parks offers a discount to riders on the new off-road trail at Cabwaylingo...read more
Ground broken for new National Weather Service building in South Charleston
03/17/2021
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The National Weather Service will have a new regional home in South Charleston....read more
Welcoming the wild, wonderful West Virginia wapiti
03/17/2021
A long time ago, right where I am standing in what is now southwestern West Virginia, Logan County, there were herds of wapiti. ...read more
Camping for the first time in a WV State Park or Forest? Follow these pro tips and best practices
03/17/2021
When it comes to camping, Dillard Price, superintendent at Beech Fork State Park, offers the single most critical piece of advice for newbies: “Plan ahead.”...read more
daily304 - Episode 3.17.2021
03/17/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Construction begins at West Virginia Regional Technology Park on the National Weather Service’s new facilities, the WVDNR tags and monitors southern West Virginia’s elk population, and West Virginia State Parks offers pro tips...read more
Nonprofit working with Solar Holler to make solar panels more affordable for co-op members
03/16/2021
HUNTINGTON — Nonprofit group Solar United Neighbors (SUN) announced Tuesday the selection of Huntington-based Solar Holler to serve members of the Southeast West Virginia Solar Co-op....read more
A vaccine success story unfolds in an unlikely corner of US
03/16/2021
The one-shot J&J vaccine gives West Virginia another weapon in its boots-on-the-ground campaign against Covid...read more
WVDNR reminds anglers of new fishing regulations
03/16/2021
Anglers in West Virginia have new fishing regulations to follow and are encouraged to check the 2021 Fishing Regulations for a roundup of changes that may affect them....read more
daily304 - Episode 3.16.2021
03/16/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – A Huntington business has been selected to serve members of the Southeast West Virginia Solar Co-op, the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine presents another weapon in helping the state’s Covid task force inoculate West Virginians, a...read more
Healthcare is Human: Meet the W.Va. Hospital Custodian Committed to ‘HOPE’ During a Pandemic
03/15/2021
Jamal White works in the Emergency Department of the Berkeley Medical Center in Martinsburg, West Virginia, where he’s served as a custodian for the past two years. ...read more
Mark Your Calendars! 16th Annual West Virginia State Archery in the Schools State Tournament
03/15/2021
West Virginia's annual Archery in the Schools tournament is going virtual this year and the state Division of Natural Resources is giving teams more chances to participate by extending the event and removing a qualifying round. ...read more
New West Virginia Vacation Guide unveiled
03/15/2021
The West Virginia Tourism Office has unveiled the new West Virginia Vacation Guide, a travel inspiration magazine dedicated to promoting Almost Heaven, West Virginia. ...read more
Episode 15
03/15/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – For Martinsburg healthcare worker Jamal White, HOPE means helping other people every day. ...read more
Episode 14
03/14/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Elkins, “the Gateway to the Monongahela National Forest,” entices adventure seekers, West Virginia leads in experimental learning and remote work, and the state’s aerospace industry adds more jobs....read more
Explore the Outdoors in Elkins, West Virginia
03/14/2021
West Virginia has made a name for itself as an outdoor paradise, and Elkins is the perfect place to stage your adventure....read more
West Virginia ‘on the cusp of greatness’ with entrepreneurship
03/14/2021
Brad Smith, Intuit Chairman of the Board and business leader in Silicon Valley, believes West Virginia is on the cusp of entrepreneurial greatness....read more
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries thrives in West Virginia with strong, quality workforce – #YesWV
03/14/2021
West Virginia might be the United States’ best-kept secret, especially when it comes to the aerospace industry....read more
Episode 13
03/13/2021
On today’s Daily 304 –A reclaimed coal mine in Boone County is converted into a lavender farm; a Fayetteville company develops an environmentally friendly method for disposing of fat, oil and grease; and the thriving blue cat fish population continues to...read more
Reclaimed coal land now a blooming lavender farm
03/13/2021
A reclaimed coal mine in Boone County is now the site of something fragrant and colorful. ...read more
WV-based Greasezilla solving world’s grease waste problems with carbon-negative solution
03/13/2021
That doughnut you had with your coffee may have been delicious, but like any deep-fried food, it comes with a cost. Fat, oil, and grease waste – also known as FOG – is difficult to dispose of and creates problems worldwide. ...read more
WV's blue cat fishery rapidly becoming destination resource
03/13/2021
Justin Conner has fished for blue catfish throughout the southeastern United States, and he believes West Virginia’s blue cat fishery - ranks right up there with the best. ...read more
The places in the South you didn’t know you needed to visit 
03/12/2021
Harpers Ferry sits at the junction of West Virginia, Virginia and Maryland, and is a quaint, historic community with picturesque streets and museums....read more
The best work-from-home cities for 2021
03/12/2021
Charleston and Weirton West Virginia tagged as top work from home cities ...read more
The first micro distillery in West Virginia lands in Charleston
03/12/2021
It has taken four years for Bullock Distillery to get up and running, but now owners say they finally have all the licensing to start manufacturing alcohol. ...read more
Episode 12
03/12/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Harpers Ferry, Shepherdstown and Lewisburg are tapped “must-see” stops on a tour of Southern states, two West Virginia cities are named top places in the country to work from home, and a micro distillery makes its debut in...read more
Relocate to West Virginia for work - stay for the people!
03/11/2021
Looking to mix things up in your career? Check out the reasons why relocating to West Virginia could be the change you are seeking! ...read more
Pipestem Resort State Park Summer Fun
03/11/2021
There may still be a chill in the air, but that hasn’t stopped us from looking forward to a summer full of adventure at West Virginia’s state parks....read more
West Virginia Community focused hotel chosen as location for Saira Hospitality’s first permanent hospitality school
03/11/2021
The launch of a permanent school is a huge milestone for the 501c3 non-profit which aims to educate hospitality brands in how to give before they take, create stronger bonds with locals and disrupt the industry’s traditional recruitment processes which te...read more
Episode 11
03/11/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Dell employee Hampton Coakley shares what drew him back home to the Mountain State from Texas, Pipestem Resort State Park readies its summer activities, and a hospitality school partners with Wheeling’s new boutique hotel....read more
Constellium brings NASA’s Artemis mission to Ravenswood
03/10/2021
RAVENSWOOD, W.Va. (WTAP) - Constellium announced in news release Thursday that it will be working with NASA on a program aimed at putting the first woman and the next man to the Moon....read more
More than 1,300 new West Virginia businesses registered in February 2021
03/10/2021
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WBOY) – The West Virginia Secretary of State’s Office registered 1,306 new businesses statewide during February 2021, according to Secretary of State Mac Warner....read more
Two WVU engineering students build innovative idea into a software platform business
03/10/2021
By the time industrial engineering students Kyle Gillis and James Carnes graduated from West Virginia University, they had already assembled an impressive list of accomplishments....read more
Episode 10
03/10/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – NASA uses a Ravenswood company’s product in its space exploration projects, the West Virginia Secretary of State’s Office reports 1,306 new businesses registered in February, and two WVU students build a company that lands them on t...read more
Virgin Hyperloop's Historic Pod is Going to the Smithsonian
03/09/2021
In October, Virgin Hyperloop announced it was bringing a certification center to West Virginia – now, their technology is headed to the Smithsonian....read more
Appalachian Grown: Making maple in the mountains of West Virginia 
03/09/2021
ARMINGTON, W.Va. – With people spending more time at the house, many have taken up old fashioned hobbies like baking bread and gardening. ...read more
Construction at North Central West Virginia Airport slated to begin later this year
03/09/2021
BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. — Work on an expansion and upgrade to North Central West Virginia Airport could begin as early as the second quarter of this year....read more
Episode 9
03/09/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – The Virgin Hyperloop coming to West Virginia will be featured in a Smithsonian exhibit, maple syrup farmers prep for Maple Syrup Day on March 20, and work is set to begin soon on an expansion and upgrade at North Central West Virgin...read more
Coal River's Lower Falls boat launch area is now a cleaner, safer place
03/08/2021
One of the most popular gathering spots on West Virginia’s lower Coal River has gotten a much-needed facelift....read more
National publication says "The Bridge" complex one of 15 new venues to watch in United States in 2021
03/08/2021
A national publication that has been in place for nearly a quarter of a century – Sports Travel Magazine – that serves groups organizing and hosting sporting events recently compiled a list of 15 new sports venues to watch in 2021. ...read more
CBS News Correspondent Weijia Jiang Reflects on Growing Up In West Virginia, Being An 'Other' 
03/08/2021
Weijia Jiang was born in China but immigrated to Buckhannon in Upshur County when she was a child. Today, she is the White House Correspondent for CBS News in Washington, D.C....read more
Episode 8
03/08/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Coal River’s Lower Falls boat ramp gets some major improvements, Bridgeport’s new sports complex is named one of the nation’s venues to watch in 2021, and CBS News White House correspondent Weijia Jiang pens a memoir about growing u...read more
WVDNR increases Buffalo Creek trout stocking
03/07/2021
After years of stream improvements and restoration work, Buffalo Creek has become one of southern West Virginia’s unique trout fishing waters. And things are about to get even better....read more
Meet awesome entrepreneurs in Advantage Valley, WV
03/07/2021
Some of the best in the biz call the Advantage Valley area home. ...read more
Episode 7
03/07/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Trout stocking on Buffalo Creek increases by 10 percent, Advantage Valley residents discuss why the Huntington-Charleston area is a great place to live and work, and West Virginia is named one of the best states in the nation to ret...read more
West Virginia is third-best state to retire
03/07/2021
A national consulting resource service, Retirementliving.com, named West Virginia the third-best state in the nation to retire in in 2021, topping vacation-destination spots such as Nevada, 4th; South Carolina, 13th; and Hawaii, 27th....read more
RCBI challenge to recognize best in agricultural innovation
03/06/2021
Agricultural innovators across West Virginia will have the opportunity to compete for a business assistance package valued in excess of $5,000 as part of a contest sponsored by the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) at Marshall University....read more
West Virginia wildlife center expected to open in summer
03/06/2021
ALUM CREEK, W.Va. (AP) - The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources plans to open its new wildlife education center this summer....read more
Episode 6
03/06/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – The Robert C. Byrd Institute seeks agricultural entrepreneurs to compete to solve logistical challenges in the food supply chain, West Virginia DNR’s new wildlife center nears completion in Alum Creek, and Gov. Justice opens vaccine...read more
Governor: 50 is new cutoff age for coronavirus vaccines in West Virginia
03/06/2021
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Coronavirus vaccine eligibility for the general public in West Virginia is expanding to include people age 50 and older....read more
Sheetz to open depot in Jefferson County, hope to hire at least 30
03/05/2021
CHARLESTON — An MTO, a cup of coffee and now a depot....read more
Hotel Morgan
03/05/2021
Charlestowne Hotels Opens Hotel Morgan...read more
A hauntingly innovative idea: 'Ghost kitchens' help West Virginia restaurants generate revenue amid pandemic
03/05/2021
CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (WV News) — For some time now, some North Central West Virginia restaurants have been following a nationwide trend known as “ghost kitchens” — online-only restaurants that cater to delivery and pickup within the walls of an already estab...read more
Episode 5
03/05/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – A new Sheetz distribution depot in Jefferson is expected to create 30 new jobs, Hotel Morgan opens in Morgantown, and “ghost kitchens” provide a revenue boost to restaurants operating during the pandemic. ...read more
College offers brewing program
03/04/2021
This just may turn out to be the most popular class on campus: BridgeValley Community and Technical College (BVCTC) has crafted a brewing operations program, offering its students a chance to learn the art and science of making beer....read more
West Virginia to receive $43M as part of U.S. Interior Department effort for land revitalization in coal communities
03/04/2021
WASHINGTON (WV News) — West Virginia is set to receive more than $43 million as part of federal revitalization efforts of land in coal communities....read more
Pet Adoptions Quell COVID-19 Isolation
03/04/2021
WHEELING — While area animal shelters continue dealing with challenges of COVID-19, that hasn’t kept those shelters from helping find homes for their boarders. Adoptions for dogs and cats continue to go well, according to local shelter officials....read more
Episode 4
03/04/2021
BridgeValley Community & Technical College focuses on the science of making beer. West Virginia is set to receive $43 million as part of a U.S. Interior Department effort for land revitalization in coal communities....read more
West Virginia virtual hiring event: get a job in manufacturing!
03/03/2021
Register now for West Virginia's Virtual Hiring Fair and meet the employers with the biggest opportunities available in the manufacturing sector....read more
West Virginia Sets Example with COVID-19 Vaccine Pre-Registration 
03/03/2021
West Virginia uses a statewide preregistration system and has so far been more successful at vaccinating its population than almost every other state....read more
Gov. Justice opens spring trout stocking season; announces 1.2 million fish to be stocked statewide this year
03/03/2021
Gov. Jim Justice kicked off the spring trout stocking season this morning, ceremonially stocking the first of over 1,400 trout that were released at Buffalo Creek today and announcing that, through his Spring Trout Stocking Initiative and other improvemen...read more
Episode 3
03/03/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – A new public-private partnership aims to connect job seekers and companies in Almost Heaven, a Ceredo ice cream shop owner shares his secret to success, and an airport in southern West Virginia works with local colleges to create ae...read more
Why West Virginia?
03/02/2021
In the wake of a global pandemic, many people are taking a hard look at what is most important. As some decide to move to less populated, rural areas, West Virginia Executive is here to answer the question, “Why West Virginia?”...read more
Interested in living and working in the next best thing to Heaven?
03/02/2021
Then say “yes” to a career in West Virginia! Learn more about the benefits of living and working in the Mountain State....read more
History Channel’s American Pickers plan visit to West Virginia
03/02/2021
CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – A crew for History Channel’s popular reality show American Pickers, is planning a visit to West Virginia in the near future....read more
Episode 2
03/02/2021
daily304 - Episode 3.2.2021 – Toyota is investing again in the Mountain State, there is plenty to do in West Virginia’s newest national park in the New River Gorge and a WVU researcher receives a grant to help restore wetlands in Almost Heaven...read more
Marion Co., West Virginia, Technical Center providing hands-on education to students despite COVID-19 pandemic
03/01/2021
FAIRMONT, W.Va. (WV News) — The Marion County Technical Center is continuing to provide training to students of all ages to prepare them for the workforce despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic....read more
Episode 1
03/01/2021
Today you'll hear great news for ATV riders on the the Hatfield McCoy trail system....read more
Schoolhouse Hotel to open in White Sulphur Springs as business booms
02/23/2021
The Schoolhouse Hotel is one of several small businesses expected to open in White Sulphur Springs....read more
How a WV Business Changed Patent Legislation that Benefits Us All
Impression Products, Inc, sells, leases and services printers and copiers. Remanufacturing over 20,000 printer cartridges a month from their Charleston, WV compound that ship all over the world....read more

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