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Hill Top House Hotel takes big first steps from $150 million concept to reality
12/04/2021
Harpers Ferry Mayor Greg Vaughn is looking forward to watching the resurrection of a $150 million hotel that has been discussed for a decade. “I’m looking forward to the first truckload of debris leaving that site. I think many, any other people are......read more
The Hanging Rock Raptor Observatory In West Virginia Is Off The Beaten Path But So Worth The Journey
12/04/2021
Arguably, the entire state of West Virginia could be called “off the beaten path.” We’re the Mountain State, after all – the only state completely within the Appalachian Region. We’re one of America’s best hidden treasures. But even within our rural......read more
Christmas at the Fair
12/04/2021
The State Fair of West Virginia is happy to announce Christmas at the Fair is back! This year is our second annual Christmas Light Drive-Thru experience. Set to take place on Thursdays-Sundays from 6 PM – 9 PM, starting on Friday, November 26......read more
daily304 - Episode 12.4.2021
12/04/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Harpers Ferry’s historic Hilltop House edges closer to resurrection; travel to Hanging Rock Observatory, one of the state’s best places for birdwatching; and the state fairgrounds host a drive-thru holiday light show. Read more…...read more
daily304 - Episode 12.3.2021
12/03/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Progress is made in a new recreational trails system in Southern West Virginia; enjoy a traditional German Christmas – in Shepherdstown; and Green Bank Observatory gets high marks on a new review. Read more…...read more
Non-motorized trail system taking shape in southern West Virginia as new authority continues work
12/03/2021
A new authority created to bring interconnecting hiking trails, equestrian trails, bicycle trails and kayaking to several southern West Virginia counties is organizing its membership as the trail system starts to form. The Southern West Virginia......read more
This Little West Virginia Town Hosts the Ultimate Traditional German Christmas Celebration
12/03/2021
Picture this: a timbered Bavarian chalet, cradled by snow-kissed evergreens and perched high above a frosty, winding river. A romantic European getaway? It could be, but this is actually in nearby Shepherdstown, West Virginia, less than two hours from......read more
Green Bank Observatory's future 'extraordinarily bright' according to new director
12/03/2021
Ten years ago, a 10-year review of federally funded astronomy projects and infrastructure was released by the National Academy of Science, concluding that the research then being done at the Green Bank Observatory was less aligned with newly identified......read more
West Virginia launches new website for program aimed at helping recovering addicts find work
12/02/2021
The state’s Jobs & Hope West Virginia program has a new website officials believe will make it easier for people to learn about the program designed to remove barriers to job chances for recovering addicts. Jobs & Hope operates within the West Virginia......read more
West Virginia publishes complete Voter's Guide in braille
12/02/2021
The West Virginia Secretary of State’s Office, in conjunction with the State Election Commission, has published a complete Voter’s Guide in Braille. Last week, West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner released the newly published “West Virginia......read more
Meet the folks behind Morgan Rhea leather
12/02/2021
Morgan Rhea’s journey began the day she met Michael at orientation in 2011 at Savannah College of Art and Design. Little did they know that they would be collaborating over the next four years and be married a few years later. The passion for designing......read more
daily304 - Episode 12.2.2021
12/02/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – A new Jobs & Hope website is designed to help recovering addicts; the WV Secretary of State’s Office publishes a voter’s guide for those with visual impairments; and learn more about Morgan Rhea luxury leather designs. Read more…...read more
Mon Power/Potomac Edison plan five solar plants to produce 50 mw of power; largest would be in Mon County
12/01/2021
Mon Power and Potomac Energy — subsidiaries of FirstEnergy, have applied to the state Public Service Commission to build five solar power plants that would generate a combined 50 megawatts of power. The companies said in their Monday announcement that......read more
FASTER WV Webinar: How to Start or Grow a Child Care Business in Advantage Valley
12/01/2021
Running a childcare business is tough. Tune in and hear about recent changes that positively affect this sector! Learn about the FASTER WV Entrepreneurship Program, hear an overview of Advantage Valley's Start Up Guides for Early Care and Education......read more
West Side developers get into the spirits
12/01/2021
The magic is in the cave, Tighe and John Bullock trust. Tighe and his father, John, learned of its existence near Renick on the Greenbrier-Pocahontas county line. A geological engineer, John Bullock thought a distiller could use that water to churn out......read more
daily304 - Episode 12.1.2021
12/01/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – More renewable energy is coming to Monongalia County; join a webinar and learn the scoop on running a childcare business; and The Bullock Distillery prepares to open on Charleston’s West Side. Read more…...read more
Infrastructure passage provides opportunity for Virgin Hyperloop One in West Virginia
11/30/2021
The $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill has been signed into law and is expected to offer funding opportunities for the proposed Virgin Hyperloop One project in West Virginia. Executive Director of Vantage Ventures at WVU Sarah Biller said they will......read more
Chris Holmes COVID Experience Story
11/30/2021
Chris Holmes, a 44-year-old from Sissonville, fell ill with COVID-19 last summer and spent 80 days in the hospital fighting for his life. Everyone in his family contracted COVID, Holmes said, except for his daughter, a healthcare worker who chose to......read more
Purchase a West Virginia hunting license
11/30/2021
Purchasing a hunting or fishing license is more convenient than ever before. Residents and non-residents can enroll, pay and print through the Electronic Licensing & Game Check System. Visit the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources online to......read more
daily304 - Episode 11.30.2021
11/30/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Virgin Hyperloop supporters eagerly await infrastructure funding; a Sissonville man shares why he thinks COVID vaccines are important; and purchase your hunting license now through WVDNR’s new online system. Read more…...read more
New River Gorge Regional Development Authority leads six-state Build Back Better grant proposal for outdoor economy growth
11/29/2021
The New River Gorge Regional Development Authority (NRGRDA) has submitted a $500,000 grant proposal for Phase 1 of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Build Back Better Regional Challenge that, if funded, would coordinate a six-state collaboration to......read more
Catalysts for Growth in Cabell County
11/29/2021
Where town and country intersect with bustling city streets and quiet winding backroads, you will find historic Cabell County. Bound by the mighty Ohio River and anchored by Huntington, the second largest city in the Mountain State, Cabell County is......read more
CentralApp: From West Virginia to Silicon Valley and back again
11/29/2021
A West Virginian by birth, Todd Cope moved away in search of greater entrepreneurial opportunities. And as a West Virginian at heart, he moved back to create them for others. Founded by West Virginians, CentralApp has a singular vision: To connect......read more
daily304 - Episode 11.29.2021
11/29/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – The New River Gorge seeks federal funding to grow its outdoor economy; Cabell County offers catalysts for growth; and CentralApp connects companies with tech workers in Appalachia. Read more…...read more
Pediatrician: COVID vaccine offers hope for normalcy and freedom to families in West Virginia
11/28/2021
Pediatrician Rebecca Furby says the Pediatric COVID Vaccine now approved for children 5 to 11 years of age offers a hope for normalcy and freedom to families in West Virginia. “As our state is a hard-working state that loves to enjoy the freedoms that......read more
In the Chef’s Corner: Christopher’s Eats
11/28/2021
Located in Huntington, WV, Christopher’s Eats is an upscale American restaurant fueled by its community. Christopher’s serves fresh, homemade cuisine with a mission of bringing people together. A relaxed and eclectic atmosphere creates a beautiful yet......read more
Gov. Justice and WVDNR announce the “Big Buck Photo Contest” and encourage all hunters in West Virginia to participate
11/28/2021
Hunters in West Virginia have more to look forward to this year, including the chance to show off their harvests and win prizes by participating in the first ever “Big Buck Photo Contest,” open from Nov. 22 to Dec. 27. “Hunting is a treasured pastime......read more
daily304 - Episode 11.28.2021
11/28/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – WV pediatricians recommend vaccines for eligible children; an ex-pat returns to Huntington to open a gourmet restaurant; and hunters can win big prizes with the Big Buck Photo Contest. Read more…...read more
daily304 - Episode 11.27.2021
11/27/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Area leaders examine the future of the New River Gorge region; WV Executive and BusinessLink compile a list of resources for WV startups … and Smooth Ambler Spirits releases its first 100% self-distilled rye whiskey. Read more…...read more
Regional programs already addressing economic shortfalls in West Virginia
11/27/2021
When it comes to the future of West Virginia, its success lies in its people. From job opportunities to workforce participation to growing the population, the director of the Bureau of Business & Economic Research at West Virginia University said these......read more
West Virginia’s Entrepreneurship Resources
11/27/2021
Over 1 million new businesses will be started in the U.S. by the end of 2021. Of these, over half will end up failing within 10 years. A few reasons for failure include a lack of capital, insufficient management, vague business planning or fiscal......read more
Smooth Ambler’s rye whiskey adventure
11/27/2021
The unicorn chasers will be out in force this holiday season, as Smooth Ambler Spirits unveils its first 100 per cent self-distilled rye whiskey. Founders’ Cask Strength Series Straight Rye Whiskey is a five-year-old, non-chill filtered, non-carbon......read more
daily304 - Episode 11.26.2021
11/26/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Thinking of doing contract work with the Air Force? Learn what to expect; the Division of Rehabilitation Services assists persons with disabilities in finding work; and Dem 2 Brothers & a Grill is Charleston’s premiere BBQ......read more
What to expect working with the U.S. Air Force as a contractor
11/26/2021
Working with the Air Force – and the public sector, in general – may seem like an unfamiliar (or even intimidating) task. This article will give you a quick rundown of common aspects of this relationship that will help to prepare you for the future......read more
Vocational rehabilitation
11/26/2021
The Division of Rehabilitation Services is West Virginia's primary vocational rehabilitation resource for people with disabilities who want to work. DRS helps many West Virginians prepare for careers consistent with their interests, needs and abilities......read more
Dem 2 Brothers & A Grill a premier BBQ destination
11/26/2021
Founded by Adrian “Bay” Wright, Dem 2 Brothers and a Grill is Charleston’s premier barbecue destination. The small family restaurant has attracted national attention, being featured on Food Network’s “Southern Fried Road Trip” and “HBO’s Our Towns......read more
daily304 - Episode 11.25.2021
11/25/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Grab your tickets now and get ready to go sledding at Blackwater Falls; find a career in public safety through jobcase.com; and get a breath of fresh air this Black Friday – #OptOutside at West Virginia state parks and forests......read more
Blackwater Falls State Park sled run tickets now available for advance purchase online
11/25/2021
As cooler temperatures breeze into the Mountain State, West Virginia State Parks is gearing up to open the famed sled run at Blackwater Falls State Park. Tickets are now available for advance purchase online as well as an accompanying discount on cabin......read more
Public safety jobs in West Virginia that are hiring
11/25/2021
What is better than an amazing community? Having a rewarding career to support it! Public safety jobs are among the most important jobs in West Virginia because they ensure safe communities and support the high quality of life that the Mountain State......read more
Opt Outside at WV State Parks and Forests this Black Friday
11/25/2021
Take some time on Black Friday to #OptOutside. With the hectic pace of the holidays upon us, there’s no better way to relax and regroup. Studies have shown that spending time in nature helps reduce stress, improve mood, and increase your energy level......read more
daily304 - Episode 11.24.2021
11/24/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – The West Virginia Department of Economic Development provides guidance for exporters; these free online resources can help your business achieve its goals; and WVU teams up with a nanotech company to improve medical mannequins......read more
4 Tips to Help You Select Distributors and Grow Your Exports
11/24/2021
Investing in a new market is expensive and resource intensive, which is why most exporters use distributors to sell their products internationally. Selecting a trustworthy distributor who can help generate the level of sales you envision can take some......read more
5 free resources for West Virginia businesses
11/24/2021
"There’s no ‘I’ in team,” “Teamwork makes the dream work,” “United we stand, divided we fall,” – you get the picture. Teamwork is the name of the game in the business world, so it’s paramount to begin networking and making those essential connections......read more
Maryland-based NanoBioFAB partners with West Virginia University to improve AI-powered clinical simulators
11/24/2021
The name may not slide off the tongue just yet, but NanoBioFAB, a minority woman-owned nanotech startup in the Frederick Innovative Technology Center Inc. is hoping to revolutionize medical mannequins. And, they’re partnering with West Virginia......read more
daily304 - Episode 11.23.2021
11/23/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – The West Virginia Training and Conference Center offers meeting space for industrial training; the Robert C. Byrd Institute sponsors a virtual workshop on military contracting opportunities; and the WV SBDC presents its Holiday......read more
Everything you need to know about the West Virginia Training and Conference Center
11/23/2021
When you need a sleek setting to host your banquet, spacious rooms to seat your conference presenters and attendees, an industrial modern venue with state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment and support staff, specially equipped labs that support up to......read more
Doing Business with the U.S. Navy & Marine Corps
11/23/2021
The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) in partnership with the Regional Contracting Assistance Center will host a virtual workshop Dec. 8 featuring the U.S. Navy Office of Small Business Programs. Learn about contracting opportunities for your small......read more
The 2021 Holiday Marketing Guide
11/23/2021
43%. That is the percentage of people who have already started their holiday shopping, who did so, in fact, before the end of October. What does this mean for West Virginia small business owners? It’s time to bust out your 2021 holiday marketing......read more
Buck firearms deer season opens Monday, Nov. 22
11/22/2021
West Virginia’s traditional buck firearms season opens Monday, Nov. 22 and runs through Sunday, Dec. 5, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) announced. “Hunters should enjoy a great 2021 buck season this year,” said Paul Johansen......read more
Explore Eastern Pandhandle attractions along this scenic drive
11/22/2021
Just a short drive outside of the Washington and Baltimore metro areas, this loop through West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle is both a relaxing and enlightening weekend getaway. Here you’ll find everything from deluxe spas and award-winning dining, to......read more
The Newest High School ‘Sport’ in W.Va. -- Robotics Team
11/22/2021
Robotics team competitions are now recognized as a high school co-curricular activity under the West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission. The designation was made official Nov. 1, and NASA’s Education Resource Center is leading the way......read more
daily304 - Episode 11.22.2021
11/22/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Traditional buck firearms season is now open; take a drive through the Eastern Panhandle and discover history, culture and more; and a new designation for school robotics teams is good news for STEM students. Read more…...read more
‘Bed & Brew’ experience on tap in Clendenin
11/21/2021
Serial entrepreneurs Nikki and Matt Holbert are adding another project to their portfolio that should please the local craft beer community....read more
WV at the center of nationwide video campaign Honor Your Hometown
11/21/2021
A nationwide video campaign, aimed at uniting Americans, features several cities in West Virginia....read more
Former FBI/DoD data center in West Virginia up for sale
11/21/2021
A former government data center in Clarksburg, West Virginia, is up for sale....read more
daily304 - Episode 11.21.2021
11/21/2021
Charleston restaurateurs prepare to open brewery in Clendenin; several West Virginia cities are featured in the nationwide “Honor Your Hometown” campaign; and a property listing in Clarksburg is ideal for software as a service (SaaS) companies...read more
daily304 - Episode 11.20.2021
11/20/2021
Children’s authors discuss creativity, Appalachia and diversity; learn how you can help prevent wildfires; and mountain bikers flock to West Virginia state parks....read more
Children's Authors Discuss Creativity, Appalachia And Diversity
11/20/2021
This week’s episode of Inside Appalachia features several children's authors, including Cynthia Rylant, who wrote "When I Was Young In The Mountains."...read more
Fire Burning Guidelines
11/20/2021
West Virginia holds strict standards for forest fire laws in order to protect one of the state’s most valuable resources – our forests....read more
Mountain biking adventures at West Virginia state parks and forests
11/20/2021
Over the past couple of years, mountain biking has experienced a surge in popularity, with many of the new riders being children and families. ...read more
West Virginia’s Global Cuisine Scene
11/19/2021
We are always on the lookout for new places that fly under the radar to share with our readers—and we never pass up an opportunity to eat....read more
W.Va. transportation chief says federal infrastructure dollars will drive highway construction
11/19/2021
There’s a national political battle over an infrastructure bill, but West Virginia’s transportation secretary says the state urgently needs the money and support....read more
You Can Take a Drive and a Dip Along This Historic Loop
11/19/2021
Just a short drive outside of the Washington and Baltimore metro areas, this loop through West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle is both a relaxing and enlightening weekend getaway. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 11.19.2021
11/19/2021
Experience global cuisine in Almost Heaven West Virginia; take a road trip through the Eastern Panhandle; and state officials look forward to advancing highway projects with passage of the infrastructure bill....read more
Groundbreaking ceremony held for Brad D. Smith Center for Business and Innovation
11/18/2021
Marshall University’s Lewis College of Business and Brad D. Smith Schools of Business hosted a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday morning for the Brad D. Smith Center for Business and Innovation in the 1400 block of 4th Avenue in Huntington....read more
What you can do to help West Virginia’s official butterfly
11/18/2021
The next time you notice a monarch butterfly, with its brilliant orange and black wings rimmed with white dots, take a good long appreciative look....read more
Rocco Muriale reflects on 50-plus years of the family restaurant business in Marion County
11/18/2021
After working at Muriale’s Italian Kitchen since the restaurant’s 1969 opening,...read more
daily304 - Episode 11.18.2021
11/18/2021
Construction begins on Marshall’s Brad D. Smith Center for Business and Innovation; the WVDNR offers tips for helping to preserve the state’s monarch population; Muriale’s owner reflects on 50 years in the family restaurant business...read more
Toyota WV announces $240 million investment for hybrid transaxles
11/17/2021
The president of Toyota West Virginia says the plant’s continued efficiency has earned it more business....read more
This Unassuming Park Was Once A Lively Wheeling Attraction
11/17/2021
If you are looking for a bit of vanished history, drive the winding roads from Downtown Wheeling up to the Mozart Volunteer Fire Department. ...read more
Economic summit to take place next week
11/17/2021
New opportunities in new industries will be key to the future of the economy in the New River Gorge Region, said Jina Belcher, executive director of the New River Gorge Regional Development Authority....read more
daily304 - Episode 11.17.2021
11/17/2021
Toyota West Virginia invests $240 million for upgrades; re-discover Wheeling’s Mozart Park with a trip through the archives; and regional leaders discuss the future of economic development in the New River Gorge....read more
Trulieve announces opening of West Virginia’s first medical cannabis dispensary
11/16/2021
Trulieve Cannabis Corp., the largest multi-state operator (MSO) in the United States, today announced the opening of its first dispensary in West Virginia....read more
Hunters helping the hungry
11/16/2021
Generous hunters are donating deer to the Hunters Helping the Hungry Program, which provides thousands of pounds of venison to needy families across the state....read more
Army’s first hip-hop artists sworn in and honored at West Virginia University
11/16/2021
For the first time in our nation’s history, the United States Army Field Band has Hip-Hop vocalists....read more
daily304 - Episode 11.16.2021
11/16/2021
The first medical cannabis dispensary is up and running in West Virginia; Hunters Helping the Hungry continues to feed needy families throughout the Mountain State; and for the first time in our nation’s history, the United States Army Field Band has......read more
Custom printed apparel maker presses forward to grow despite pandemic
11/15/2021
Shandy Broom spent more than 25 years as a project manager or owner in construction, contracting and industrial fields. ...read more
Lookout legacy Fire towers stand as lofty reminders of West Virginia’s firefighting history
11/15/2021
If you hike to the high places in West Virginia’s woods, you may spy a tall structure of wood or steel standing atop the summit. Likely, you have spotted the remnants of a fire lookout tower....read more
You Can Take a Drive and a Dip Along This Historic Loop
11/15/2021
Just a short drive outside of the Washington and Baltimore metro areas, this loop through West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle is both a relaxing and enlightening weekend getaway. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 11.15.2021
11/15/2021
A Ripley apparel and fundraising business joins WV SBDC’s “Come In, We’re Open” campaign; lookout towers stand as lofty reminders of the state’s firefighting history; and take a scenic drive through West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle....read more
Mountaineer Challenge Academy grad recommended for West Point
11/14/2021
William Farkas of Tunnelton isn’t your typical 16 year old. Farkas is now a high school graduate and preparing for the next step in his life....read more
McGhin Named Student-Athlete of the Week
11/14/2021
After becoming the sixth shooter in Mountaineer program history to shoot a perfect, 600 in air rifle, sophomore Molly McGhin of the West Virginia University rifle team has been named the WVU Student-Athlete Athlete of the Week......read more
Pediatrician: COVID vaccine offers hope for normalcy and freedom to families in West Virginia
11/14/2021
Pediatrician Rebecca Furby says the Pediatric COVID Vaccine now approved for children 5 to 11 years of age offers a hope for normalcy and freedom to families in West Virginia....read more
daily304 - Episode 11.14.2021
11/14/2021
A Mountaineer Challenge Academy grad gets an invitation to West Point; WVU’s student athlete of the week shoots a perfect score for the rifle team; and a Berkeley County pediatrician says vaccinating kids will help prevent COVID spread. ...read more
Inaugural Nerf Wars event set for Nov. 20 at Ritter Park
11/13/2021
Greater Huntington Parks & Recreation District will bring a new event to the community this fall—the inaugural Nerf Wars event....read more
5 WV State Parks to Visit This Fall if You Want to Catch a Trout
11/13/2021
With cooler temperatures and peaceful lakes and streams surrounded by autumn color, fall is a great time for fishing in West Virginia....read more
WVU Press Tells Appalachian Stories, Helps To Share Region’s Diversity
11/13/2021
The Chronicle of Higher Education recently labeled WVU Press as a “new publishing heavyweight.” But the small university press hasn’t lost its focus on West Virginian and Appalachian stories....read more
Out with the old: Constelium's 60-year-old mill gets $9.5 million facelift
11/13/2021
When Brian McCallie's kids ask him what he does at Constellium, he tells them he puts metal through a colossal pasta press....read more
daily304 - Episode 11.13.2021
11/13/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Fishing opportunities abound at West Virginia state parks and forests; WVU Press aims to showcase Appalachian authors; and Ravenswood’s Constellium plant gets a major upgrade....read more
daily304 - Episode 11.12.2021
11/12/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – A West Virginia native and businessman offers advice for budding entrepreneurs; Nerf Wars are coming to Huntington; and parents are encouraged to sign up their children for Round 3 of the Do It for Babydog sweepstakes. ...read more
Former Cisco CEO John Chambers, namesake of West Virginia University business college, speaks of entrepreneurial spirit Monday night in Morgantown
11/12/2021
John Chambers wanted all present for his presentation Monday night at Vantage Venture headquarters to know that they can make their dreams happen. But it will not be easy....read more
Justice announces third round of Babydog vaccination contest
11/12/2021
Another vaccination incentive campaign featuring Gov. Jim Justice’s English bulldog Babydog has been announced....read more
Walking in Wheeling, West Virginia
11/11/2021
Last week, I traveled to Wheeling, West Virginia, on a solo trip. I stayed in an old apartment on 16th Street and spent my days walking, reading, and photographing....read more
Brad D. Smith outlines hopes for future of Ascend West Virginia program
11/11/2021
Brad D. Smith, former Intuit executive chairman and the next president of Marshall University, has a long-term plan to increase West Virginia’s population and create new economic opportunities....read more
W.Va. virtual entrepreneur fair set for Nov. 16
11/11/2021
Featuring experienced investors, assistance providers and innovators who have “been there and done that,” the 3 Steps to StartUp Venture Fair aims to provide West Virginia tech-focused, research-driven entrepreneurs an opportunity to learn critical......read more
daily304 - Episode 11.11.2021
11/11/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – A documentarian travels to Wheeling and shares his experience; Ascend WV’s founder outlines his next step; and entrepreneurs across West Virginia are encouraged to attend the virtual 3 Steps to StartUp Venture Fair. ...read more
Defense companies in West Virginia
11/10/2021
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
Make a Difference Guide
11/10/2021
What brings you hope? ...read more
WV among top in country for access to computer science education
11/10/2021
West Virginia is among the top 10 states nationwide to offer foundational computer science (CS) courses to public school students. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 11.10.2021
11/10/2021
Learn why West Virginia is an ideal location for the defense industry; the WV Community Development Hub offers tips on how you can make a difference in your neighborhood; and West Virginia ranks high in states that offer computer science courses....read more
America’s Post Nuclear Attack Chambers At The Greenbrier Resort Is A Must-See Experience
11/09/2021
Driving to the magnificent and historical structure that is The Greenbrier, lovingly referred to as “America’s Resort” in marketing materials, you’d have no clue that this hotel was a crucial piece of the puzzle during the emerging threats of nuclear war ...read more
Trail development expert added to West Virginia University Brad and Alys Smith Outdoor Economic Collaborative
11/09/2021
A national leader in sustainable trail development, Richard Edwards has been appointed recreation infrastructure development coordinator for the West Virginia University Brad and Alys Smith Outdoor Economic Collaborative....read more
Updated license system makes buying license and checking game easier
11/09/2021
We updated our electronic licensing and game check system in 2021 to make it easier for hunters and anglers to purchase their license and stamps online. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 11.9.2021
11/09/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Tour a secret underground bunker at the Greenbrier; a new outdoor leader at WVU specializes in sustainable trail development; and the WVDNR’s updated electronic licensing system is a breeze for hunters and anglers to use....read more
Braskem celebrates 60th anniversary of Neal plant in Kenova
11/08/2021
Braskem, the largest polyolefins producer in the Americas as well as a market leader and pioneer producer of biopolymers on an industrial scale, celebrated the 60th anniversary of its Neal production facility in Kenova in a virtual event....read more
Chemical/Polymer
11/08/2021
Chemical and polymer companies have thrived in West Virginia for generations....read more
daily304 - Episode 11.8.2021
11/08/2021
Braskem production facility celebrates 60 years in Kenova; $1 million earmarked for WVU NASA program; and WV Economic Development touts the chemical and polymer production industry in the Mountain State....read more
daily304 - Episode 11.7.2021
11/07/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Skiers and hikers flock to a Davis pizzeria; Matewan buildings are set to undergo major renovation; and the WV Bigfoot Museum pays tribute to the mysterious mountain creature. Read more…...read more
Sirianni’s Cafe: A pizza landmark in the Canaan Valley
11/07/2021
Michael Goss is the co-owner of Sirianni’s Cafe, located in Davis, West Virginia, a landmark dining experience in the tourism capital of the state. Sirianni’s pizza has fed hundreds of thousands of hungry skiing and hiking families and enthusiasts over......read more
Restoration On Matewan’s Nenni Buildings Honors Connection to Italian Immigrants, Mine Wars History
11/07/2021
Three buildings in Matewan are expected to be renovated over the next few years. Using $1.7 million from the U.S. Economic Development Authority, Coalfield Development Corp. and the West Virginia Mine Wars Museum plan to transform the buildings into a......read more
New W.Va. Bigfoot Museum Highlights A Local Take On The Mountain State’s Sasquatch
11/07/2021
Central West Virginia has a new monster museum which pays tribute to Bigfoot, and what could be lurking in West Virginia’s forests. The museum in Sutton is small, located in the back of a store that sells knick-knacks and handmade items by local......read more
daily304 - Episode 11.7.2021
11/07/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Skiers and hikers flock to a Davis pizzeria; Matewan buildings are set to undergo major renovation; and the WV Bigfoot Museum pays tribute to the mysterious mountain creature. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 11.6.2021
11/06/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – The Flatwoods Monster becomes a pop culture sensation; a new campaign targets heart health for hunters; and pediatricians tout the safety of vaccines. Read more…...read more
The W.Va. Monster That Crept Into International Pop Culture
11/06/2021
West Virginia folklore includes many alien and monster-like characters, such as Mothman, Big Foot and the Yeti. One such monster has made a big resurgence in the past few years, becoming a part of the state’s pop culture. This story is part of a......read more
American Heart Association launches “Heart Healthy Hunting” campaign
11/06/2021
Your American Heart Association is excited for a new initiative for hunters across the West Virginia. During the month of November, the Association will launch its “Heart Healthy Hunting” campaign, bringing life-saving messaging to hunters in order to......read more
Dr. Ellie Smith encouraging pediatric COVID vaccines for children in West Virginia
11/06/2021
When a child is sick, parents want to hear the opinion of their pediatrician. To help West Virginia parents who are trying to decide whether to get their children vaccinated against COVID, pediatricians across the state are sharing their thoughts on......read more
RCBI expands machinist program to meet industry demand
11/05/2021
The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) is expanding its nationally recognized Machinist Technology/CNC program to meet industry demand for skilled workers. RCBI, in conjunction with Mountwest Community & Technical College, will launch a new Machinist......read more
Lonely Planet names West Virginia Top Travel Region to visit in 2022
11/05/2021
West Virginia was named a Top Travel Region to visit in 2022 by Lonely Planet as a part of its annual Best in Travel awards, according to Gov. Jim Justice. West Virginia, the only U.S. state selected, joins a first-class group of international......read more
Appalachian Beekeeping Collective boosts pollinators and supports beekeepers
11/05/2021
Oh, honey. This ultra-sweet concoction is nature’s candy, a product of hardworking bees. It can be controversial among plant-based eaters, but the reality is we can enjoy this natural sweetener if we learn to live in harmony with the bees......read more
daily304 - Episode 11.5.2021
11/05/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – RCBI and Mountwest prepare to launch a new machinist/technology class; Lonely Planet says Almost Heaven is the place to be; and a nonprofit supports Appalachian beekeepers … Read more…...read more
New West Virginia mountain biking trails go mild, not wild
11/04/2021
Mountain biking, like other outdoor activities, has surged in popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Bike sales went up more than 150 percent in 2020, and some mountain bike trails have experienced more than fivefold increases in traffic, says David......read more
Cam Henderson Center - Microsoft Flight Simulator STADIUM LANDING!
11/04/2021
Today we visit the campus of Marshall University and their incredible Cam Henderson Center! Watch the video......read more
MHIRJ unveils new component repair and overhaul facility in Bridgeport
11/04/2021
MHIRJ unveiled a new facility being built in Bridgeport, West Virginia which will serve as MHIRJ’s Aftermarket Component Center of Excellence. The new Center of Excellence will specialize in Component Repair and Overhaul (CR&O) and short order spare......read more
daily304 - Episode 11.4.2021
11/04/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Family friendly flow courses are the next big thing in mountain biking, and West Virginia is leading the way; watch an aerial video showcasing Marshall’s campus; and a new aerospace facility is coming to Bridgeport. Read more…...read more
Pratt & Whitney Canada MRO Facility in Bridgeport, West Virginia, Celebrates 50 Years of Operation
11/03/2021
Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC), a business unit of Pratt & Whitney, is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facility – Pratt & Whitney Engines Services, Inc. (PWES) – located in Bridgeport, West Virginia. “Our......read more
WVU researchers develop new robot pollinator as a backup for declining insect populations
11/03/2021
The shortage of natural pollinators, such as bees, is threatening global food production around the world, making it difficult to feed an ever-growing human population. Researchers at West Virginia University have come up with a plan B to this decline......read more
Monument Companies Announces $80 Million Project to Remediate and Revitalize Former Interwoven and Perfection Properties
11/03/2021
The City of Martinsburg, Berkeley County Council, and Berkeley County Development Authority are pleased to announce agreements-in-principle with Richmond, Virginia-based Monument Companies to remediate and revitalize the former Interwoven Mill and......read more
daily304 - Episode 11.3.2021
11/03/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Pratt & Whitney in Bridgeport celebrates 50 years; WVU’s new robotic pollinator is designed to assist agriculture production; and major revitalization project is coming to downtown Martinsburg. Read more…...read more
daily304 - Episode 11.2.2021
11/02/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Another science and technology company launches in West Virginia; state officials discuss plans for broadband improvement; and two Canaan Valley ecosystems are designated as WV Natural Areas. Read more…...read more
Vertx Partners launches operations in West Virginia
11/02/2021
Vertx Partners, a collaborator with the Dayton, Ohio nonprofit organization Parallax Advanced Research, has launched operations in West Virginia to support the development of science and technology innovation in the Appalachian Region. Led by U.S. Air......read more
$1B broadband investment to focus on unserved
11/02/2021
West Virginia residents have heard promises in the past of improved internet speeds and expanded availability for those who didn’t have it. The complaint from state residents is that the result of those promises has been those already with internet......read more
WV natural areas program designates first sites in Canaan Valley
11/02/2021
Nature lovers, rejoice! Two pristine and globally unique ecosystems in Canaan Valley Resort State Park (CVRSP) were designated as the first tracts in the new West Virginia Natural Areas Program. Encompassing a combined 2,200 acres, the Bald Knob and......read more
daily304 - Episode 11.1.2021
11/01/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Good Morning America visits Almost Heaven; U-Haul honors small businesses in the Mountain State; and a virtual conference highlights #WVsolutions. Read more…...read more
GMA shows some love to New River Gorge area
11/01/2021
ABC News' Stephanie Ramos can now count herself among those who have traversed the catwalk on the underbelly of the New River Gorge Bridge. Ramos, an ABC News correspondent, was in Fayette County Thursday and Friday to shoot a live segment for "Good......read more
West Virginia The Conservation Fund
11/01/2021
Although the formal SBA week event has been postponed, U-Haul is still celebrating and thanking our small business dealers across the nation. We believe the future for U-Haul is very bright in West Virginia. Watch as area businessmen and women talk......read more
Small communities, big solutions conference
11/01/2021
Each year, the Alliance for Economic Development of Southern West Virginia, the West Virginia Community Development Hub and Coalfield Development team up to shine a spotlight on West Virginia, by hosting the Small Communities, Big Solutions Conference......read more
Family Forest Carbon Program Open to Small Forest Holders in West Virginia
10/31/2021
The American Forest Foundation, a national conservation organization that works with family forest owners, and The Nature Conservancy, a global conservation organization, today announced expansion plans for their Family Forest Carbon Program, which......read more
Orr’s Farm Market recognized nationally as a top orchard to visit in the country
10/31/2021
Orr’s Farm Market general manager Katy Orr-Dove thought to the apple trees that line the farm, the serenity of the fruit-bearing trees. “It’s such a beautiful area for people to visit,” Orr-Dove said. “It’s very peaceful out there in the orchard......read more
Employment opportunities
10/31/2021
Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities with the Robert. C. Byrd Institute, West Virginia’s Manufacturing Technology Center. Positions that are currently available with RCBI are listed on this page. Read more......read more
daily304 - Episode 10.31.2021
10/31/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – The Family Forest Carbon Program opens enrollment to WV landowners; a Martinsburg orchard is named one of the country’s Top 10; and RCBI at Marshall is hiring. Read more…...read more
daily304 - Episode 10.30.2021
10/30/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – The USDA teams up with the WV National Guard to repurpose abandoned coal mines and create jobs; discover America’s most haunted town; and “Good Morning, America” showcases the beauty of Almost Heaven. Read more…...read more
American Innovators: From Coal Mines to Apple Trees in West Virginia
10/30/2021
Come on down to West Virginia for this sneak preview of Made in America: American Innovators, From Coal Mines to Apple Trees. The West Virginia National Guard is leading the charge to develop infrastructure across the state by turning abandoned coal......read more
Why Some Say This Is The Most Haunted Town In America
10/30/2021
Shepherdstown, West Virginia, is older than our country, that’s why it has a reputation as the “Most Haunted Town In America.” Initially settled by Native Americans, the first European settler was Thomas Shepherd. He received the land grant parcel......read more
Exploring New River Gorge Bridge in West Virginia, the US' newest national park
10/30/2021
The view from the bridge is just one of the many things that the Mountain State has to offer. Watch the video......read more
Country Roads Angel Network Makes $100,000 Investment Possible For WV Hive Client – Mountain Steer Meat Company
10/29/2021
A small business specializing in the aging of beef will be able to expand operations with a new processing facility thanks to a $100,000 investment made possible by the Country Roads Angel Network (CRAN). Mountain Steer Meat Company of White Sulphur......read more
Unmasking a Hidden Gem: Developer Aims To Lift Shroud of Mystery From Scottish Rite Cathedral in East Wheeling
10/29/2021
A historic gem in East Wheeling has operated outside the public eye for more than a century, but under its new ownership, the Scottish Rite Cathedral is opening a new chapter in its rich history – and is opening its hallowed halls to the public. Major......read more
At This W.Va. Steelpan Drum Company, A Visionary’s Beat Goes On
10/29/2021
It takes about 40 hours of hammering to turn a steel drum into a steelpan drum. Although originally meant to hold oil, shampoo or ketchup, the metal tube becomes an instrument uniquely capable of evoking island breezes and a slower pace of life......read more
daily304 - Episode 10.29.2021
10/29/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – A Greenbrier County meat company is expanding, thanks to an angel investor; Wheeling opens its historic Scottish Rite Cathedral to the public; and travel to the tiny community that serves as home to a famous steelpan drum......read more
Proposed $22 million riverfront development project unveiled near Fairmont, West Virginia's, Palatine Park
10/28/2021
Marion County officials gathered near Palatine Park Thursday morning for the announcement of a proposed $22 million project that would see new businesses, condos and a restaurant built along the Monongahela River. Shaun Petracca, a broker with Eastern......read more
GO-WV’s Gas Facts report describes thriving West Virginia natural gas industry
10/28/2021
West Virginia’s natural gas industry continues to thrive and to contribute to the state’s economy: That’s the message of a report released this week by GO-WV, the Gas & Oil Association of West Virginia. The annual report, Gas Facts, says natural gas......read more
The Haunted Majestic continues its run of scares and special guests
10/28/2021
The entertainment vessel known as the Haunted Majestic has been stirring up some scary fun for participants on the banks of the mighty Ohio River east of Huntington for a couple of weeks now, and there are a lot more hair-raising activities to come......read more
daily304 - Episode 10.28.2021
10/28/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – A major waterfront project is coming to Fairmont; West Virginia’s natural gas industry receives a good report; and guests are invited to tour a haunted barge … if you dare! Read more…...read more
Glass Half Full: Brewing Heritage Beer in West Virginia’s Greenbrier Valley
10/27/2021
The glass is always half full in West Virginia, especially at Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company where they’re all about the good things in life, community, sustainability, and beer. So. Let’s drink some of that beer and meet the folks who make it......read more
Museum Brings Visitors Off Trails And Into W.Va. Coalfield Town
10/27/2021
On a warm September morning, ATV riders roll into Matewan, fresh off the Hatfield McCoy Trails. The dirt paths in the backwoods of Southern West Virginia brought Ryan Logue all the way from Kansas City, Missouri. “The fact that you can just ride your......read more
3 Steps to StartUp Venture Fair
10/27/2021
Entrepreneurs across West Virginia and the region are encouraged to attend the virtual 3 Steps to StartUp Venture Fair, taking place from 9:00am-noon on Tuesday, November 16. This event builds on the content and lessons communicated during the 3 Steps......read more
daily304 - Episode 10.27.2021
10/27/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – At Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company, the glass is always half full; the WV Mine Wars Museum attracts visitors from near and far; and entrepreneurs are encouraged to sign up for an educational webinar. Read more…...read more
daily304 - Episode 10.26.2021
10/26/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Procter & Gamble manufacturing giant is hiring in Inwood; a new port on the Ohio River could serve as a shipping hub for the Midwest; and an eco-friendly company turns coal into fertilizer in Raleigh County. Read more…...read more
Procter and Gamble: Influencing West Virginia’s, #YesWV’s, Manufacturing Industry
10/26/2021
Founded over 180 years ago as a soap and candle company, Procter and Gamble (P&G) is now the world’s largest consumer goods company. Not only is the growth of this company amazing, but the fact that one of their manufacturing facilities is in West......read more
New Port Of West Virginia Moves Forward
10/26/2021
Empire Diversified Energy is developing the Port of West Virginia, a multifunctional, transmodal inland port terminal on the Ohio River in the city of Follansbee. The company’s wholly owned subsidiary, Empire Trimodal Terminal LLC, received permission......read more
Englo Global to move near WVU Tech campus
10/26/2021
Coal will remain vital in southern West Virginia though generating alternative uses as part of a plan by Ron Hedrick, president of the Raleigh County Veterans Museum. In 2019, Hedrick brainstormed a plan to draw an eco-friendly company, Englo Global......read more
Made an export violation? A voluntary disclosure can save you
10/25/2021
Navigating the ins and outs of federal rules and regulations for exporting can be a difficult task, which is why we here at the West Virginia Department of Economic Development want to help by sharing valuable resources, such as this webinar presented......read more
Future Arrives for City, Region as Project Talked About for Years Under Way; First Phase Costs $15 Million
10/25/2021
There is a rather large project taking place right now in Bridgeport many may have no idea about. The project in question comes with a price tag exceeding $15 million as part of a project in the $50 million range....read more
Coal waste piles might be a bright spot in W.Va. economic future
10/25/2021
A product needed to produce a high number of electronic gadgets we use every day is in short supply and high demand. But West Virginia has mountains of what are called “rare earth elements” if researchers can come up with a way to tap the stream economica...read more
daily304 - Episode 10.25.2021
10/25/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Construction is under way on the Bridgeport airport expansion; researchers see economic potential in coal waste piles; and WV Economic Development offers advice for exporters. ...read more
Bridgeport musician excited to finally release third album
10/24/2021
After being delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Bridgeport native and resident Annie Neeley released her third Americana/folk album in September....read more
Carmichael: $1 billion broadband plan to ‘catapult’ WV to economic growth
10/24/2021
State Economic Development Secretary Mitch Carmichael says his office is tasked with coordinating different revenue streams to support Governor Jim Justice’s $1 billion dollar plan to expand broadband across West Virginia....read more
daily304 - Episode 10.24.2021
10/24/2021
​Bridgeport resident Annie Neeley releases her new album; Theatre West Virginia returns next summer with “Hatfields and McCoys” and West Virginia’s broadband expansion team seeks input from state residents.​...read more
As COVID-19 Challenged Almost Every Industry, Appalachian Cottage Producers Found Ways to Thrive
10/23/2021
When Charles and Vicky Grubb purchased their historic Point Pleasant, West Virginia, home in 2004, they never could’ve predicted it’d become the center of their business nearly a decade later....read more
7 reasons why fall hikes at WV State Parks are the best
10/23/2021
If you had to choose only one season to hike in, when would it be? We’re lacing our boots up for fall. Here are seven reasons why fall hikes are the best....read more
daily304 - Episode 10.23.2021
10/23/2021
We pay a visit to waterfall country in Almost Heaven … this couple turned their sweet hobby into a business … and find out why fall hiking is the best at West Virginia state parks....read more
Public safety jobs in West Virginia that are hiring
10/22/2021
What is better than an amazing community? Having a rewarding career to support it!...read more
Meadow River Valley Community Case Study
10/22/2021
In meadow river valley, volunteers banded together in a time of crisis....read more
Hino Trucks Commemorates Delivery Of First Cummins Powered Truck To Penske Truck Leasing
10/22/2021
Earlier this year, Hino announced their intent to produce medium- and heavy-duty Hino trucks with Cummins engines for sale in North America by the end of 2021. ...read more
Waterfall Country, West Virginia: Find a landscape of cascades, canyons, and charming small towns in and around Blackwater Falls State Park
10/22/2021
Call up a vision of the Mountain State, and the strains of a familiar tune begin to play. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 10.22.21.2021
10/22/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Find public safety jobs at Jobcase.com; Meadow River residents restore their flood-stricken community; and a manufacturing facility expands in Mineral Wells...read more
West Virginia Launches New Online Database To Help Students Find Careers
10/21/2021
West Virginia’s K-12 and higher education leaders launched a new resource this week that will assist students by helping them find college and career options that meet their specific interests and needs after high school....read more
WVDNR reminds hunters to prepare for fall hunting seasons
10/21/2021
With fall hunting seasons opening across the state, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is reminding hunters to be safe and mindful of hunting ethics and regulations and to plan ahead before going out on a hunt....read more
Friends of the Cheat receive $1.1 million
10/21/2021
Friends of the Cheat has been awarded $1.1 million by the Appalachian Regional Commission on behalf of the Mountaineer Trail Network Recreation Authority....read more
daily304 - Episode 10.21.2021
10/21/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Classroom 2 Career Navigator launches to assist students with finding a college; the WVDNR offers tips for fall hunting; and Friends of the Cheat receives funds to boost regional tourism....read more
Tradition Meets Innovation In West Virginia
10/20/2021
From hand-crafted glass at The Blenko Glass Company and Paul Wissmach Glass, to hand-forged tools at Warwood Tool, West Virginian artisans at these companies have been manufacturing quality products collectively for more than 400 years. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 10.20.2021
10/20/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – A Chicago remote worker finds new life in Almost Heave; RCBI receives a $1.49 million grant; and artisans combine tradition with innovation...read more
Fall trout stockings return to West Virginia lakes and streams
10/19/2021
Fall trout stockings return to nearly 40 lakes and streams around the state starting Oct. 18....read more
State’s Small Business Development Center earns national accreditation
10/19/2021
The West Virginia Small Business Development Center (WV SBDC) has earned full accreditation from the Association of Small Business Development Centers. ...read more
American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Listening Tour August 2021 - December 2022
10/19/2021
The Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs (HHOMA), in partnership with the Office of Governor Jim Justice, is travelling to all 55 West Virginia counties for a listening tour focused on the American Rescue Plan Act...read more
daily304 - Episode 10.19.2021
10/19/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Fall trout stockings return to West Virginia waters; the WV SBDC earns full accreditation; and the public is invited to attend a listening tour regarding the American Rescue Plan Act....read more
CFOAM: From West Virginia Coal Mines to Outer Space
10/18/2021
West Virginia is known for its deep roots when it comes to the coal mining industry. ...read more
Tri-State Makes Fest: December 9, 2021 – Save the Date!
10/18/2021
Calling all makers across central Appalachia: mark your calendars! The Tri-State Makes Festival, RCBI’s annual celebration of creativity and ingenuity, will continue this year with a virtual Design Challenge....read more
New Martinsville Community Case Study
10/18/2021
In New Martinsville, community members are working to grow a vibrant, upbeat main street....read more
daily304 - Episode 10.18.2021
10/18/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – The future of coal lies in outer space; RCBI sponsors its annual Tri-State Makes Festival; and New Martinsville city leaders are transforming their community. ...read more
How to host First Friday events in your community
10/17/2021
Are you working to bring energy into your community? Do you want to see more people in your downtown spaces? Are there a number of local craftspeople, artists, farmers, and other entrepreneurs in your region that you’d like to bring together? ...read more
Laurel Mountain Wind Farm to receive upgrades
10/17/2021
Emily Taylor, a representative of the AES Laurel Mountain Wind Project made a presentation to the Randolph County Commission this week. ...read more
Institute for Cyber Security to be launched Oct. 13
10/17/2021
Marshall University will officially launch its newly formed Institute for Cyber Security at a kickoff event planned for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, in the Weisberg Applied Engineering Complex. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 10.17.2021
10/17/2021
Learn how to host your own First Friday event; a wind project in Barbour and Randolph counties gets an upgrade; and Marshall debuts its new Institute for Cyber Security...read more
More than 1,000 new businesses registered in West Virginia in September
10/16/2021
The West Virginia Secretary of State’s Office registered 1,214 new businesses statewide during the month of September 2021 according to Secretary of State Mac Warner....read more
Montgomery and Smithers: Community Case Study
10/16/2021
In Montgomery and Smithers, two towns formed a unique partnership to collaborate for success....read more
2021 West Virginia Wonder Women
10/16/2021
Since 2014, WV Living magazine has been honoring West Virginia Wonder Women, amazing women who are raising the bar in their communities, serving as beacons of light in their industries, and forcing change for the greater good....read more
daily304 - Episode 10.16.2021
10/16/2021
Secretary of State’s office registers 1,214 new businesses in September; two “sister cities” near the New River Gorge join forces to attract tourism; and WV Living honors West Virginia Wonder Women. ...read more
Employees and location lead Belle Chemical Company to say #YesWV
10/15/2021
Many people spend their lives searching for jobs that make them happy and places to call home....read more
Ridenour Lake's new trails a boon to bikers, hikers
10/15/2021
For the last few years, Tracy Toler has been building trails at Nitro’s Ridenour Lake in Kanawha County. As a mountain biking enthusiast and Nitro resident, Toler gladly donated his time to help improve his community’s opportunities for outdoor pursuits....read more
Emergency Broadband Benefit
10/15/2021
The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic....read more
daily304 - Episode 10.15.2021
10/15/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Belle Chemical Company continues to say #YesWV; more improvements are coming to a Nitro park … and broadband assistance is available to qualifying households. Read more…...read more
RCBI named one of 60 EDA University Centers across the US
10/14/2021
RCBI has received a major boost from the U.S​. Economic Development Administration (EDA) to expand efforts to build an entrepreneurial and innovation-focused economy across West Virginia....read more
Officials Say Flatwater Trails Could Be Part of the Economic Future For Southern WVa
10/14/2021
In the late 1990s, Bill Currey and a friend were just two West Virginians with a love for the outdoors and fishing. After a fishing trip on a river, Currey was hooked on the idea of sharing West Virginia’s flatwater rivers with the world....read more
daily304 - Episode 10.14.2021
10/14/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – An economic development grant provides a major boost to the Robert C. Byrd Institute; order your 2022 West Virginia Wildlife Calendar today; and flatwater trails bring travelers to Almost Heaven. Read more…...read more
2022 West Virginia Wildlife Calendar available to purchase
10/13/2021
The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) today announced that the 2022 West Virginia Wildlife Calendar is now available to purchase online at wvstateparks.com, at retail outlets and WVDNR offices throughout the state and by mail....read more
Old Becomes New: How Two Wheelingites Are Repurposing Through Renovation
10/13/2021
Nearly nineteen years ago Susan Haddad began renovations on the 1869 building that would become her iconic Centre Market restaurant, Later Alligator. ...read more
West Virginia lawmakers tour renovated Hawks Nest Lodge
10/13/2021
Members of the West Virginia State Legislature toured Hawks Nest State Park in Fayette County on Wednesday, September 29, 2021....read more
Understanding Cybersecurity Risk — Small Business Edition
10/13/2021
Businesses of all shapes and sizes confront cybersecurity risk each and every day, and the COVID pandemic has added a few challenges to the equation. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 10.13.2021
10/13/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – One of the songwriters behind “Country Roads” discusses the inspiration for the iconic song; Blackwater Falls shines in the fall; and find manufacturing jobs at Jobcase.com....read more
Did West Virginia Inspire 'Country Roads'? 50 Years Later, Here's What We Know
10/12/2021
One night in 1970, Bill Danoff and his then-girlfriend Taffy Nivert were hanging out with John Denver, and they played a few verses from a song they’d been working on. Denver immediately said he wanted to record it. “It was sort of like an old movie......read more
Almost Heaven: Plan a Trip to West Virginia's Blackwater Falls State Park This Season
10/12/2021
​Call up a vision of the Mountain State, and the strains of a familiar tune begin to play in your mind. You know the one. It begins "Almost heaven, West Virginia" and tells of a place that's filled with wilderness. It doesn't take long to see that......read more
West Virginia Manufacturing Jobs Quick Facts
10/12/2021
The manufacturing industry is booming in West Virginia! Come and check out these opportunities and join a career where your work matters. Did you know that everything from the base polymers in cosmetics and window seals, to finished goods such as spark......read more
daily304 - Episode 10.12.2021
10/12/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – One of the songwriters behind “Country Roads” discusses the inspiration for the iconic song; Blackwater Falls shines in the fall; and find manufacturing jobs at Jobcase.com. Read more…...read more
Procter & Gamble releases goal, net zero GHG emissions by 2040
10/11/2021
Earlier this month, Procter & Gamble announced an ambition to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across the supply chains and operations by 2040 from raw material to retailers. P&G Global Communications told The Journal that the ambition......read more
State’s largest solar project will be a non-profit’s windfall
10/11/2021
An old factory in Huntington has new life and a new life source. Officials with the Coalfield Development Corporation and Solar Holler flipped the switch Wednesday on the largest solar installation in West Virginia. The array of 294 solar panels sits......read more
Crafts on the Coal offers ice cream on wheels
10/11/2021
If you’re looking for some sweet treats, just look for the crafty trailer from St. Albans, West Virginia. Established in July 2020, Crafts of the Coal is a food trailer that serves gourmet ice cream every weekend. The business is co-owned by T.J......read more
daily304 - Episode 10.11.2021
10/11/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – A Martinsburg plant is part of Procter & Gamble’s goal for net zero emissions; a solar installation in Huntington is expected to save an estimated $130,000 in power bills; and Crafts on the Coal ice cream truck offers sweet......read more
7 WFH jobs in West Virginia
10/10/2021
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......read more
This Is America's Newest National Park, And Everything You Need To Know Before Visiting
10/10/2021
The country roads will take one to the place their vacation belongs in West Virginia. Here one will find America's newest national park, the stunning New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, deep in the Appalachian Mountains. It stretches for some......read more
WV SBDC offers training
10/10/2021
The 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 10.10.2021
10/10/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Find remote work and stay in Almost Heaven … check out which companies are hiring; plan a visit to America’s newest national park during peak color; and the WV SBDC offers free workshops for those just starting a business …...read more
West Virginia University, Marshall research corporations awarded DOL funding for mine safety education
10/09/2021
The research corporations of West Virginia University and Marshall University are each slated to receive part of a widespread federal funding effort for mine safety education and training. The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded more than $1 million......read more
Walk through the Arboretum
10/09/2021
Seventy years ago, a swath of farmland on a hillside became the Core Arboretum. Beside the Monongahela River, with a rail-trail running through it, the tree sanctuary is made up of 91 acres. Inside, there is a spot for you. On a footbridge above a......read more
2022 West Virginia Wildlife Calendar available
10/09/2021
The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) announced that the 2022 West Virginia Wildlife Calendar is now available to purchase. As of Thursday, that calendar is available online, at retail outlets and WVDNR offices throughout the state......read more
daily304 - Episode 10.9.2021
10/09/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – WVU and Marshall receive grants to support mine safety education and training; get back to nature at Core Arboretum; and the 2022 West Virginia Wildlife Calendar is now available. Read more…...read more
Nearly $5M in ARC funding awarded for water infrastructure projects throughout West Virginia
10/08/2021
Nearly $5 million has been awarded by the Appalachian Regional Commission to help fund water infrastructure projects in the Mountain State. ARC is a partnership between the federal government and several state governments that aims to promote economic......read more
Owners of Yelp's top restaurant opening a spot in Charleston
10/08/2021
Last week’s news that a new vegan restaurant was opening on Virginia Street wasn’t just a welcome announcement because there will be another cool dining spot in downtown Charleston. It’s even more exciting because The Loopy Leaf is owned by the same......read more
10 items to add to your WV state park fall bucket list
10/08/2021
When autumn colors blanket the hills and mountains of Almost Heaven, you know it’s time to visit a West Virginia state park or forest. Plan a trip and check off these bucket list items. Take a hike and enjoy the sights and sounds of autumn. West......read more
daily304 - Episode 10.8.2021
10/08/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – ARC awards millions for water infrastructure; an award-winning vegan restaurant comes to Charleston; and get started on your fall bucket list at WV state parks. Read more…...read more
Your guide to fall adventures at Babcock State Park
10/07/2021
There are few places in West Virginia that are as iconic as Babcock State Park. The park’s famous grist mill is one of the most photographed places in the state and fall is one of the best times to visit and snap a picture of your own. But while you......read more
Love for state blossoms in West Virginia tourism industry
10/07/2021
Beckley native Lisa Strader was 20 years old when she began her career in tourism in West Virginia. Her first position was the New River Travel Council, now called Visit Southern West Virginia. Though that organization would later make a huge impact on......read more
Nicholas native finds passion later in life
10/07/2021
In the mid-’90s Judy Moore decided to open her own business as a travel agent. Like most small businesses, it lasted only about a year. Moore said she believes her business was unsuccessful partly because of the growing popularity of the internet but......read more
Remote approach luring people to WV
10/06/2021
Ascend West Virginia, a $25 million program founded and funded by Intuit executive chairman Brad Smith and wife Alys, has attracted 53 remote workers to Morgantown, with more set to be added there, in Lewisburg and in Shepherdstown. Dr. Danny Twilley......read more
Seven places to hike in Morgantown this fall
10/06/2021
Fall is a special time of year in wild and wonderful West Virginia. Stunning foliage and moderate temperatures attract natives, students and tourists alike to the great outdoors of the state. The Morgantown area has a nice variety of hiking trails that......read more
WV resource center
10/06/2021
Interested in living and working in the next best thing to Heaven? Then say “yes” to a career in West Virginia! Learn more about the benefits of living and working in the Mountain State. You can also check out the awesome job opportunities available in......read more
daily304 - Episode 10.6.2021
10/06/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Ascend WV lures workers to Almost Heaven; check out hiking trails around Morgantown … and learn more about employment in West Virginia....read more
Foundation gift finances 2 new fashion design studios at WVU
10/05/2021
Thanks to an anonymous gift of $750,000 to the WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, two new fashion design studios are now up and operating. An official ribbon cutting took place last week on the Evansdale Campus in......read more
Get lost in nature at WV’s largest state park
10/05/2021
When we think of mountain getaways, we think of places like Watoga State Park. Here, you can enjoy peace and quiet and outdoor adventures on more than 10,000 acres of mountain wilderness. So, plan a trip to West Virginia’s largest state park and get......read more
Small communities, big solutions
10/05/2021
Each year, the Alliance for Economic Development of Southern West Virginia, the West Virginia Community Development Hub and Coalfield Development team up to shine a spotlight on southern West Virginia, by hosting the Small Communities, Big Solutions......read more
daily304 - Episode 10.5.2021
10/05/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – An anonymous gift results in upgrades at WVU’s design school; Plan an Almost Heaven getaway to West Virginia’s largest state park; and sign up for a virtual conference spotlighting southern West Virginia. Read more…...read more
Oglebay lake offers fun for the whole family
10/04/2021
Located in the heart of Oglebay Park, Schenk Lake provides a variety of activities for guests of all ages! Activities include boating, miniature golf, aerial challenge course, hiking trails, and more. For additional information, please call Schenk......read more
WV SBDC offers free workshops
10/04/2021
WV SBDC 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 business for one year or less. Topics......read more
daily304 - Episode 10.4.2021
10/04/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Plan a fall getaway to this lake in Wheeling; sign up for a free business fundamentals workshop; and check out what’s new at Coopers Rock State Forest. Read more…...read more
Laxton working to improve county economy
10/03/2021
Christy Laxton grew up in poverty, vowing to make a better life for herself and her family. Going to work at the age of 14, she pulled herself up by the bootstraps. After getting married, giving birth to her first child, and continuing to work......read more
HMA exhibit, publication to observe Huntington’s sesquicentennial
10/03/2021
The Huntington Museum of Art will participate in the city of Huntington’s yearlong celebration of its 150th birthday with a special exhibit and publication of a new art reference book that highlights the work of Huntington artists, according to a news......read more
Volunteer Recognition Mini Grants
10/03/2021
V​olunteer West Virginia is happy to announce the availability of mini grants to host volunteer recognition projects and events. Thanking volunteers is an important part of managing and retaining volunteers. The goal of this project is to help......read more
daily304 - Episode 10.3.2021
10/03/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Wyoming County Economic Development Authority director looks back on 20 years of service; a Huntington Museum of Art exhibit honors the city’s 150th anniversary; and Volunteer West Virginia offers mini grants … Read more…...read more
Spooky spots: Road trips and more during the scary season
10/02/2021
Just slightly behind the reintroduction of all things pumpkin spice, the Halloween season is upon us. While it’s perfectly fine to sit home this year with a big bucket of popcorn on your lap and stream your favorite scary movies, there are plenty of......read more
Faculty member discovers new writings by Walt Whitman
10/02/2021
Dr. Stefan Schöberlein, an assistant professor in the Department of English and the director of digital humanities at Marshall University, along with a colleague from the University of Idaho, Dr. Zachary Turpin, are receiving acclaim in the literary......read more
Hello, Dolly: A visitor finally gets to West Virginia's 'bit of Canada gone astray'
10/02/2021
Late last October, I took my younger daughter and a couple of her friends, all active 20-somethings, to visit Canaan Valley in the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia. Sara had hiked and camped in the adjacent Dolly Sods Wilderness as a teenager and......read more
daily304 - Episode 10.2.2021
10/02/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Looking for a good scare? Check out these spooky Mountain State attractions; new writings are unearthed from poet Walt Whitman; and we discover (or re-discover) the beauty of Canaan Valley. Read more…...read more
West Virginians encouraged to take the broadband speed test
10/01/2021
If you think West Virginia needs faster broadband, you can take a test to help make it happen. The West Virginia Department of Economic Development (WVDED) and the Broadband Enhancement Council are encouraging West Virginians to take an internet speed......read more
Subscribe to the Daily 304
10/01/2021
Get your daily fix of the Daily 304 featuring updates on new and interesting things taking place in Almost Heaven – on every subject from business development to tourism. Visit wv.gov/daily 304 to read about latest happenings around the state......read more
Friendship forms the foundation of a new demolition/construction company
10/01/2021
Andrew Furbee grew up on Panther Lick Road in Rivesville, West Virginia. He learned his way around construction and heavy equipment in the United States Marine Corps. In civilian life, he supervised projects for construction/demolition companies......read more
daily304 - Episode 10.01.2021
10/01/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Take a test to help improve broadband in West Virginia; subscribe to our daily newsletter and podcast; and friends join forces to create a demolition construction company. Read more…...read more
Toyota celebrates 25 years in West Virginia
09/30/2021
​One of West Virginia’s largest private manufacturing facilities celebrated a major milestone over the weekend. Saturday marked 25 years since the Toyota plant opened in Buffalo, West Virginia......read more
SBDC Business Coach Sharon Stratton receives 2021 WV SBDC State Star award
09/30/2021
Business Coach Sharon Stratton is being honored as West Virginia’s 2021 State Star, announced Debra Martin, state director for the West Virginia Small Business Development Center (WV SBDC). Stratton joins the ranks of honorees from each state who were......read more
Fall colors expected to return to WV in late October
09/30/2021
As temperatures fall and autumn approaches, West Virginians can expect some colors in the leaves in the southern regions in late October. The West Virginia Division of Forestry, along with assistance from the Department of Tourism, released the state’s......read more
daily304 - Episode 9.30.2021
09/30/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Toyota Manufacturing marks 25 years at its Putnam location; Business Coach Sharon Stratton is 2021’s state star; and fall color peaks in late October in southern West Virginia. Read more…...read more
daily304 - Episode 9.29.21
09/29/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – A new tourism program targets communities bordering the Monongahela National Forest; help improve West Virginia’s broadband service by taking a quick test; and Tamarack marketplace off I-64 celebrates 25 years of promoting Almost......read more
Elkins part of program set to build economies
09/29/2021
Elkins is one of eight communities which will benefit from the launch of a new program to build local economies. The West Virginia Community Development Hub has announced Downtown Appalachia: Revitalizing Recreation Economies, a strategic three-year......read more
WVDED broadband speed test made available to public to expand broadband access in West Virginia
09/29/2021
In an effort to improve broadband access in West Virginia, the West Virginia Department of Economic Development (WVDED) and the Broadband Enhancement Council are releasing an internet speed test for people to take. With these tests, the WVDED and......read more
West Virginia's Tamarack celebrates turning 25
09/29/2021
Tamarack Marketplace turned 25 on September 25th and held an anniversary celebration that included several local vendors and West Virginia craft breweries throughout the state. Organizers envisioned a vibrant cottage industry in West Virginia where......read more
Dynamic Dyslexia & Speech: Come in. We’re open!
09/28/2021
The dyslexic brain is wired a bit differently from others....read more
Cybersecurity Training Coming To Some Coal-Impacted Communities
09/28/2021
Residents in several West Virginia counties hurt by the declining coal industry will soon have the option to receive training in cybersecurity work....read more
Hiker's video shows 2,000-mile, 96-day trek along the Appalachian Trail condensed into four minutes - with bears, waterfalls and panoramic views
09/28/2021
Video of a hiker completing the Appalachian Trail across the eastern US shows stunning encounters with wildlife - including a few bears - in a state-by-state journey that took 96 days....read more
daily304 - Episode 9.28.2021
09/28/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Dynamic Dyslexia and Speech in Weirton wants you to know, “Come In, We’re Open”; a grant will assist in training coal miners in cyber security … and a Appalachian Trail hiker documents his 2,000 mile journey in a 4-minute video....read more
Country Roads Angel Network, Intermed Labs sign agreement to collaborate on innovative health care business development and jobs creation
09/27/2021
Country Roads Angel Network (CRAN), West Virginia’s only accredited angel investment network, signed an agreement to collaborate with Intermed Labs, LLC, a Morgantown-based innovation lab and startup studio affiliated with Mon Health System....read more
Points of Interest — and Imagination — Along West Virginia’s Midland Trail
09/27/2021
As often as I return to Stephen King’s work, my respect for his ability to take twenty-six letters of the alphabet, toss them in the air and produce indelible tales meets resistance with the recollection of his words, “Small towns harbor small imagination...read more
Making her mark: Connecticut native moves to West Virginia and starts entertainment newspaper
09/27/2021
When Christina Entenmann-Edwards moved to southern West Virginia in 2008, she had no idea what to expect....read more
daily304 - Episode 9.27.2021
09/27/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – An angel investor collaborates with a Morgantown-based innovation lab; discover history and scenic beauty along the Midland Trail; and grab your copy of Hashtag West Virginia entertainment newspaper. ...read more
Enjoy outdoor adventures and fall foliage at Cas
09/26/2021
Cass Scenic Railroad State Park‘s incredible train ride and scenic views make it one of the most iconic locations in West Virginia. ...read more
Learn more about Black Locust Woodshop
09/26/2021
Makers wanna make. Our mission is to bring the soul of Appalachia woodworking into everyday living spaces....read more
Dept. of Tourism partners with race car driver to promote West Virginia
09/26/2021
Country roads, take me home. Christian Rose Racing, LLC Is thrilled to unveil its latest partner—the West Virginia Department of Tourism....read more
daily304 - Episode 9.26.2021
09/26/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Enjoy a fall foliage train ride at Cass Scenic Railroad; Charleston’s Black Locust Woodshop provides custom creations for area homes and businesses; and Almost Heaven tourism heads to the racetrack....read more
The RailYard Come in. We’re open!
09/25/2021
The RailYard was not going to let a global pandemic derail it....read more
Small business video series launches with Monongalia County, West Virginia
09/25/2021
Positively West Virginia has released its first in a new series of videos spotlighting West Virginia small businesses....read more
Supporting Pandemic Relief in West Virginia
09/25/2021
Equus Workforce Solutions continues to support our partners and communities with COVID-19 relief initiatives....read more
daily304 - Episode 9.25.2021
09/25/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Bluefield businesses band together to help combat product shortages; a Positively West Virginia highlights attractions and Monongalia County … and the Dislocated Worker Program provides temp work to those affected by the pandemic...read more
Record Month, Record Summer Passenger Totals has NCWV Airport Officials Pleased, Looking to Expand
09/24/2021
North Central West Virginia Airport Director Rick Rock has said dozens of times over the years the best way to land new​ or additional flights from Bridgeport is to fly out of the facility....read more
Middle East has many exporting opportunities for WV businesses
09/24/2021
Whether you’re new to exporting or experienced with selling goods and services around the world, taking time to choose the correct market is one of the most important things you can do when developing a successful export strategy. ...read more
U.S. Energy Secretary Granholm: West Virginia can be 'poster child' for green energy transition
09/24/2021
West Virginia has the potential to be the “poster child” of the nation’s transition toward cleaner, greener energy, according to U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm....read more
daily304 - Episode 9.24.2021
09/24/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Bridgeport’s Airport continues to post good numbers; the West Virginia Office of Economic Development talks exporting to the Middle East; and the Mountain State looks to a “greener” future....read more
West Virginia Economic Outlook Conference
09/23/2021
Come learn more about our state’s economic future, including an in-depth discussion of the challenges that we must overcome to achieve economic prosperity and new opportunities that we see as we emerge from the COVID recession....read more
Extension agent helps with Southern West Virginia tourism efforts
09/23/2021
West Virginia State University Extension Agent Chris Zeto’s everyday duties range from community outreach and marketing assistance to explaining the history of the pepperoni roll....read more
Corsi Cabinets Invests $1.4M, Increases Plant Capacity
09/23/2021
The Corsi Group upgraded its finishing systems, and added an edgebander, spending less than $2 million in the process. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 9.23.2021
09/23/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Sign up for the WV Economic Outlook Conference in Charleston; a WVU extension agent helps promote tourism in southern West Virginia; and an Elkins woodworking facility upgrades...read more
Morgantown, West Virginia, based company creating product to aid bariatric surgeons
09/22/2021
After noticing some challenges faced by doctors during gastrointestinal surgery, Morgantown-based start-up company Endolumik is currently developing a fluorescent-based product to aid bariatric surgeons — and their patients — during procedures....read more
Grow Ohio Valley Plans New Food Hub for Wheeling
09/22/2021
Grow Ohio Valley’s organizers are hopeful the proposed Wheeling Food Hub will provide local farmers or small restaurateurs the necessary shared commercial kitchen space and tools they need to take their harvest or a special recipe dish and get it ......read more
Mining company locating first US plant in West Virginia
09/22/2021
A mining company is locating a new plant in West Virginia, bringing 47 new full-time jobs and a $10 million investment, officials said....read more
daily304 - Episode 9.22.2021
09/22/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – A doctor in Morgantown designs a new tool for bariatric surgery; farmers and commercial cooks in Wheeling will benefit from a new food hub … and more jobs are coming to West Virginia. ...read more
Aiming for the sky and beyond: WVU helps net $2 million NSF award to build international gravitational wave detection network
09/21/2021
The hunt for more evidence of gravitational waves – ripples in spacetime formed by cataclysmic events in the distant universe –...read more
Get your free WV travel guide
09/21/2021
Ready to escape the churn and burn of your daily routine and find your version of heaven?...read more
daily304 - Episode 9.21.2021
09/21/2021
A $2 million grant is designed to assist WVU scientists in space exploration … explore Almost Heaven with your free travel guide … and learn more about Jefferson County’s ROCKWOOL facility. ...read more
Entrepreneurship Ecosystem- Building a Network in West Virginia
09/20/2021
It was April 2019. There was a lot of change occurring in the state of West Virginia and in my professional life....read more
‘Space Gal’ touches down in WV to launch project for young women interested in aviation
09/20/2021
Aerospace engineer and TV personality Emily Calandrelli stopped by Yeager Airport in Charleston Friday for a special project featuring West Virginia women in aviation. ...read more
The Daily Athenaeum: A 130-year legacy with 100 years of student-led history at WVU
09/20/2021
The Daily Athenaeum, as a student-led, independent print and online publication at West Virginia University, is far more than just a workspace that incubates journalism’s next generation — it’s an epicenter of community for students and advisers alike. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 9.20.2021
09/20/2021
Aspiring entrepreneurs are encouraged to join a statewide network … “Space Gal” Emily Calandrelli launches project for women in aviation … and WVU’s Daily Athenaeum adapts with the times. ...read more
West Virginia statewide agriculture competition to reward student innovation
09/19/2021
The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) at Marshall University and a statewide group of partners announce the fifth-annual Student Ag Innovation Challenge to encourage problem-solving and innovation among West Virginia students interested in agriculture....read more
Southern West Virginia’s Best Kept Secrets Revealed
09/19/2021
Southern West Virginia packs a lot of punch into a small area. This corner of the Mountain State is home to one of America’s oldest resorts, our newest national park, and charming small towns that hold tasty surprises...read more
Gov. Justice announces TeMa North America $7 million expansion in Jefferson County
09/19/2021
Gov. Jim Justice announced that the Technologies and Materials North American manufacturing plant located in Jefferson County is set to add a $7 million expansion, which will double the size of the facility....read more
daily304 - Episode 9.19.2021
09/19/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – RCBI hosts a student agricultural challenge; plan an exciting trip through southern West Virginia; and more manufacturing jobs are coming to Jefferson County. ...read more
Ziplining Over the Fall Colors of West Virginia
09/18/2021
Being the third most forested state, West Virginia provides a lush tableau of colors that are especially attractive to adventure travelers. ...read more
Track Walk Photo Epic: Snowshoe World Cup DH 2021
09/18/2021
Hold onto your hats; the 2021 season all comes down to this. A double-header event at the 2019 venue of Snowshoe, West Virginia, in the US of A....read more
daily304 - Episode 9.18.2021
09/18/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Experience fall colors on a zipline canopy tour; Snowshoe hosts the final round of the World Cup; and check out the new interactive map of West Virginia hauntings....read more
Learn how West Virginia BusinessLink can help
09/17/2021
West Virginia BusinessLink’s mission is to help small businesses thrive. ...read more
daily304 – Episode 9.17.2021
09/17/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Charleston city employees to receive $750 if vaccinated; Oliverio Peppers are spotlighted on Kathy Ireland’s show; and WV BusinessLink provides resources for small business owners. ...read more
Charleston council approves $750 incentives city workers who get vaccinated
09/17/2021
City of Charleston employees who get their COVID-19 vaccines before Oct. 31 will receive a $750 incentive. ...read more
Oliverio Italian Style Peppers and Owner Mark Oliverio Part of Recent Kathy Ireland Modern Living Show
09/17/2021
In case you did not know it, Bridgeport's Mark Oliverio, the CEO and Owner of Oliverio Italian Style Peppers, Inc., was recently part of Kathy Ireland's show Modern Living....read more
daily304 – Episode 9.16.2021
09/16/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Mountain Stage host Larry Groce hands over the reins; the Nitro Police cruisers go electric; and a Nigerian athlete finds hope—and home—in West Virginia. ...read more
Mountain Stage Names Grammy Winner And West Virginia Native Kathy Mattea As New Host
09/16/2021
NPR Music and West Virginia Public Broadcasting's Mountain Stage today announced that Kathy Mattea will take over as the new host starting September 9....read more
Nitro Police become the first in the state to use electric cars
09/16/2021
The Nitro Police Department has made history by becoming the first West Virginia city to use electric police cars....read more
Abandoned in New York, Nigerian athlete finds home, hope in West Virginia
09/16/2021
After two years of working and saving, hoping and dreaming about life in the “land of opportunity,” 17-year-old Joseph Udoh spent his first night in America abandoned and alone......read more
daily304 – Episode 9.15.2021
09/15/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Corn Mazes and Apple Cannons, Automated Manufacturing Marvels and Whitewater Family Fun...read more
Family Fun Farm
09/15/2021
Solve corn mazes, ride down Slide Mountain, shoot apple cannons and slingshots, jump on giant jump pads. And get all the great eats and pumpkin treats you want. ...read more
Toyota West Virginia Virtual Tour
09/15/2021
Toyota West Virginia is Toyota Motor North America’s only plant to build engines, transmissions and hybrid transaxles all under one roof. ...read more
Whitewater Family Fun in West Virginia
09/15/2021
Located in Southern West Virginia, the New River Gorge is a great family road trip idea within driving distance of about half the U.S. population....read more
daily304 – Episode 9.14.2021
09/14/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – High Tech Bourbon Barrels, Autumn like nowhere else, and the WV National Guard plays pivotal role in Afghanistan - ...read more
How West Virginia Great Barrel Company Is Turning Heads in the Bourbon Industry
09/14/2021
West Virginia Great Barrel Company, is one of the most advanced cooperages in America....read more
America’s Newest National Park Does Autumn Like Nowhere Else
09/14/2021
During any given season—and definitely in the fall—there’s a long list of reasons why West Virginia has been nicknamed “Almost Heaven” by all fans of the greater outdoors, from casual leaf peepers and luxury travelers to thrill-seeking, roughing-it types....read more
WV Guard played pivotal role in Afghanistan evacuation missions
09/14/2021
Soldiers and Airmen of the West Virginia National Guard were critical components of Operation Allies Refuge, the Department of State-led project of evacuating Afghan citizens, which took place prior to the United States’ complete withdrawal from......read more
daily304 – Episode 9.13.2021
09/13/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Toyota cranks out transmission in WV, top five small business mistakes, check out this tech training opportunity with CentralApp...read more
Toyota West Virginia Cranks Out Engines and Transmission in Seconds
09/13/2021
The only place in North America that builds engines, transmissions and hybrid transaxles under one roof is Toyota West Virginia....read more
5 Common Small Business Mistakes
09/13/2021
One thing is certain, there are many mistakes a small business owner may make along their entrepreneurial journey. ...read more
CentralApp Scholarship Opportunity to Earn In-Demand Tech Certification
09/13/2021
CentralApp, a West Virginia-based company, is offering job-seekers throughout Appalachia the chance to learn high-tech skills – and launch a new career as a Salesforce-certified Administrator. ...read more
daily304 – Episode 9.12.2021
09/12/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Centurian businesses in Mon County … Ascend WV Lewisburg applications are now open … and a historic bridge gets a new life. Read more…...read more
Businesses receive Centurion Awards
09/12/2021
Secretary of State Mac Warner honored Centurion Businesses of Monongalia County with the West Virginia Centurion Chamber of Commerce Award on Tuesday morning. The award recognizes active business entities that have been in continuous operation for 100......read more
Lewisburg Ascends WV applications open
09/12/2021
Having reached the greatest heights of business success in Silicon Valley and beyond, Brad Smith could not escape the magnetic pull of his home state. One thing became clear: West Virginia was drawing him back to the mountains that made him. With the......read more
Historic Wheeling Bridge to be restored
09/12/2021
Gov. Jim Justice and the West Virginia Division of Highways have announced that a project to repair and rehabilitate the historic Wheeling Suspension Bridge at Wheeling, West Virginia, has been awarded. Advantage Steel & Construction was awarded a......read more
daily304 – Episode 9.11.2021
09/11/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Today, we pause, remember and honor the unfathomable loss of September 11, 2001 Read more…...read more
September 11th Memorial
09/11/2021
The National September 11 Memorial & Museum will lead the nation, and the world, as we mark the passage of two decades since the day that changed our lives forever. The focus of our commemoration will be the reading of the names by family members......read more
Wheeling Heritage selected for large historic revitalization grant
09/10/2021
Wheeling Heritage has been selected as a Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grant winner. Officials are hoping that money can help bring more people to the Friendly City. The $750,000 grant will provide funding at certain structures throughout......read more
Follow This Abandoned Railroad Trail For One Of The Most Unique Hikes In West Virginia
09/10/2021
In a state full of rail trails, the famed North Bend Rail Trail offers hikers, bikers, and equestrians one of the most unforgettable experiences ever. This almost 72-mile trail follows the grade of a railroad line that dates back over 150 years......read more
West Virginia businesses could see up to 25% reduction in unemployment insurance costs next year
09/10/2021
West Virginia businesses could see a reduction of unemployment insurance costs by up to 25% next year, the Office of Gov. Jim Justice announced Thursday. The state added $220 million to the state's unemployment trust fund, allowing WorkForce......read more
daily304 – Episode 9.10.2021
09/10/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Wheeling gets $750,000 in grant money for revitalization; there’s lots to explore on the 72-mile North Bend Rail Trail; and West Virginia businesses could see a reduction in unemployment insurance costs. Read more…...read more
Ten West Virginians Named as Inaugural Cohort for Statewide Community & Economic Development Leadership Initiative
09/10/2021
CHARLESTON, WV - The WV Community Development Hub is announcing the inaugural cohort for the advanced-level track of the Community Coaching Fellowship program. Ten people from across the state will participate in this leadership development initiative......read more
West Virginia offered $12,000 to remote workers looking to relocate – there were so many applicants that the state is giving them all $2,500 off their mortgage
09/09/2021
Earlier this year, the state of West Virginia offered remote workers $US12,000 ($AU16,287) in cash if they relocated there for two years. Unsurprisingly, it was flooded with applications. The talent attraction and retention program, dubbed Ascend West......read more
West Virginia Department of Tourism releases fall foliage map
09/09/2021
The West Virginia Department of Tourism has released its fall foliage map for 2021. In our area Monongalia, Marion, Taylor, and Harrison counties will see the leaves change in late October. Preston, Tucker, Randolph, and Webster counties will see the......read more
daily304 - Episode 9.9.2021
09/09/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Ascend WV offers mortgage payment to all applicants;Yummy Appalachian Cuisine; Check out the fall foliage map and start planning your Almost Heaven road trip. Read more…...read more
daily304 - Episode 9.8.2021
09/08/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Jobcase provides free job postings for West Virginia businesses; find your perfect fishing destination in Almost Heaven; and the Summit Bechtel Reserve hosts science camp for area students. Read more…...read more
Expert shares “The Best Fishing Spots in West Virginia”
09/08/2021
West Virginia is usually considered one of the states that offer the best scenic views in the country, and for a good reason—its rolling mountains, valleys, and hills earned it the moniker "The Mountain State"......read more
Local students learn in less traditional classroom setting
09/08/2021
Some 65 middle school-age students relocated their classrooms to the great outdoors this week in Fayette County. The students, including about 25 total representing Oak Hill and Midland Trail middle schools, participated in the second West Virginia......read more
West Virginia and Jobcase – A partnership to boost hiring
09/08/2021
The state of West Virginia has partnered with Jobcase – a social media platform with over 120 million members – to help make hiring easier and more successful for West Virginia businesses. Jobcase is providing......read more
daily304 - Episode 9.7.2021
09/07/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Take a road trip and discover charming small towns; find four businesses are the recipient of $6 million in economic development loans; and the first class of Ascend West Virginia prepares to relocate to Morgantown. Read more…...read more
Check Out These Charming Small Towns in Almost Heaven
09/07/2021
There’s something about visiting a small town to remind you of what’s really valuable in life. And this stretch, from Lewisburg up to Marlinton, is sure to give you that pure, heartwarming experience. Let the stunning parks of this region amaze you and......read more
WVEDA announces $6 million in economic development loans
09/07/2021
The West Virginia Economic Development Authority Board of Directors approved more than $6 million in loans to four businesses at its August meeting on Thursday. Loans were granted to businesses in Greenbrier, Nicholas, Mercer and Tucker counties......read more
Ascend West Virginia announces inaugural class of remote workers
09/07/2021
Ascend West Virginia, the nation’s premiere talent attraction and retention program, today announced its inaugural class will soon pack their bags for Morgantown, the program’s first host city. Founded by West Virginia native Brad D. Smith and his wife......read more
daily304 - Episode 9.6.2021
09/06/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – WV Tech Park is a premier research and technology center; DataRobot makes a prestigious top 100 list; and Jobcase provides free job listings for your company. Read more…...read more
The WV Tech Park helps MATRIC satisfy the needs of its customers.
09/06/2021
The West Virginia Regional Technology Park, located in South Charleston, West Virginia, is a premier research and technology center contributing to the Mountain State’s technological leadership, business innovation, and scientific discovery......read more
DataRobot is Named to the 2021 Forbes Cloud 100
09/06/2021
DataRobot, a leader in Augmented Intelligence, has been named to the Forbes 2021 Cloud 100, the definitive ranking of the top 100 private cloud companies in the world, published by Forbes in partnership with Bessemer Venture Partners and Salesforce......read more
West Virginia and Jobcase – A partnership to boost hiring
09/06/2021
The state of West Virginia has partnered with Jobcase – a social media platform with over 120 million members – to help make hiring easier and more successful for West Virginia businesses. Jobcase is providing......read more
The ‘dos and don’ts’ of business expansion
09/05/2021
Running a company is no easy feat. If it were easy, everyone would be doing it. It takes courage to start and grow a business. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration1, there are approximately 113,779 small businesses in West Virginia......read more
Bruceton breweries offer fun and local color
09/05/2021
With autumn quickly approaching you may find yourself Googling “brewery tours” or “fall foliage and craft beer.” Whatever your plans entail, while the weather is still nice, I highly suggest heading to Preston County to visit what I like to call......read more
Visiting the New River Gorge? Round Out Your Trip with a Visit to These State Parks
09/05/2021
The New River Gorge National Park and Preserve provides incredible outdoor recreation opportunities and stunning landscapes but did you know nearby several West Virginia State Parks await to be discovered? In fact, these state parks offer cozy......read more
daily304 - Episode 9.5.2021
09/05/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – The WV SBDC offers dos and don’ts for expanding a business; meet Preston County’s oldest and newest breweries; and plan a visit to these state parks while you’re in the New River Gorge. Read more…...read more
7 WV state parks to visit when you need a getaway with your animal companion
09/04/2021
7 WV state parks to visit when you need a getaway with your animal companion With hundreds of miles of trails and dozens of mountain streams to splash in, West Virginia’s state parks and forests are a great place to visit when you’re traveling with......read more
Brothers combine knowledge of firearms, innovation to launch family business with RCBI assistance
09/04/2021
Brothers Ethan and Jonathan Collins have been interested in weaponry since they were very young. One might say obsessed, according to Ethan. As children growing up in Calhoun County, they even fashioned toy guns from items such as gate hinges and rebar......read more
Big tree hunting: a fun way to carry out the serious work of documenting
09/04/2021
The next time you walk into the woods, look for forest giants. These are the tallest or widest and often oldest trees standing. The West Virginia Division of Forestry invites the public to take their measure and report their location for the state’s......read more
daily304 - Episode 9.4.2021
09/04/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Plan a pup-friendly getaway at a West Virginia state park; RCBI helps launch a family firearms business; and foresters seek submissions for the Big Tree Registry. Read more…...read more
Aviation Maintenance Technology Program lands jet engine donation
09/03/2021
The soon-to-launch Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) Program, a Marshall University/Mountwest Community & Technical College joint venture, received a literal turbo boost in August with the donation of four jet engines by an Indiana-based aviation......read more
New Wheeling Artisan Center Location Now Open at Oglebay Park
09/03/2021
A new era began at the Carriage House Glass building at Oglebay Park Thursday when the ribbon was cut to officially open the new Wheeling Artisan Center Shop there. It’s a secondary location for the Artisan Center Shop, which will continue to operate......read more
WV RAISE provides customized market research to improve exporting success
09/03/2021
Exporting is one of the best ways for a growing company to find new customers, but entering a new market can be difficult if you don’t know where to start. That’s why we recommend investing in market research to identify the best countries for your......read more
daily304 - Episode 9.3.2021
09/03/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – The new Marshall-Mountwest aviation program receives jet engine donations; the Artisan Shop opens at Oglebay Park; and the WV RAISE Initiative provides market research for exporters. Read more…...read more
Worldwide leaders in competitive obstacle course racing come to the Summit-Bechtel Reserve
09/02/2021
Spartan Races have been testing competitors on endurance, agility, and warrior-like strength since 2010. Now growing to over 250 annual events across more than 42 countries, one of the Spartan obstacle course races is being held right here at home......read more
State encouraging landowners to apply for Wild Yard certification
09/02/2021
The program, which has 300 members around the state, recognizes the efforts of landowners who landscape for wildlife use, according to Jim Fregonara, a wildlife biologist for the division. "We want to encourage private citizens, whether they have a......read more
BusinessLink offers assistance to West Virginia small businesses
09/02/2021
West Virginia BusinessLink’s mission is to help small businesses thrive. We provide entrepreneurs and small business owners with free, easy access to the vital assistance, resources, and information they need—when they need it. Learn more......read more
daily304 - Episode 9.2.2021
09/02/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – The Summit Bechtel Scout Reserve hosts Spartan Races; apply for Wild Yard certification; and BusinessLink aims to help small businesses thrive. Read more…...read more
daily304 - Episode 9.1.2021
09/01/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – West Virginia Forestry firefighters provide resources to western states; Morgantown’s “people mover” is back, with improvements; and businesses are finding creative new uses for old coal mine land. Read more…...read more
West Virginia Forestry crews respond to a new season of wildfires
09/01/2021
West Virginia’s peak fire season came to a close. Out West, it was just getting started Hot, dry conditions are expected to fuel risks of a brutal fire season. The U.S. Drought Monitor reports that 92% of western states are experiencing some level of......read more
Pushing 50, WVU’s PRT is still a rare species of people mover
09/01/2021
It hasn’t seemed quite like our Morgantown for the past year-plus without PRT cars whisshing by on their tracks all day long. WVU’s Personal Rapid Transit system closed down on April 3, 2020, for COVID-19 and didn’t start running again until August 2......read more
West Virginia Creates Jobs Farming Lavender at Former Coal Mines
09/01/2021
Charles Bowman’s hands used to be stained black with coal after work. Now, they smell like lavender. He is one of about 85 employees at Appalachian Botanical, a company that cultivates lavender on a former surface mine. Instead of coal, the company......read more
daily304 - Episode 8.31.2021
08/31/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – A Charleston IT company helps an Italian-based company reuse discarded plastics; Forestry hosts a workshop for women landowners; and learn more about the Classrom2Career education summit. Read more…...read more
Advantage Technology helps an Italian company reuse discarded plastics
08/31/2021
​In 2018, Italian company, TeMa Technologies & Materials, began construction on a 42,000-square-foot facility in the small community of Kearneysville, WV. This facility would manufacture the same construction materials as the mother company, using......read more
Registration open for "Women Owning Woodlands" weekend
08/31/2021
Women landowners who wish to learn more about forestry in West Virginia and network with other women involved in woodlands management can now register for the W.Va. Division of Forestry's "Women Owning Woodlands" workshop. The event led by women......read more
West Virginia Entrepreneurship Education Collaborative hosts Classroom2Career Summit
08/31/2021
WV Entrepreneurship Education Collaborative includes representatives from The EdVenture Group, Marshall University, West Virginia Department of Education, and West Virginia University. Join us for the inaugural Classroom2Career Summit, where we'll......read more
daily304 - Episode 8.30.2021
08/30/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Find out why West Virginia is a great place to grow a business; students, educators and others work together to brighten the future of Appalachian youth; and elk tours are back this fall. Read more…...read more
Quality of Life: Working Where It’s Great To Live
08/30/2021
The coronavirus pandemic has forced everyone to rethink just about everything we do. It also has accelerated tectonic shifts in our cultural landscape, mostly for the better. We’re not going to use the word “woke”—which has become a political......read more
Education, Job Training and A Future -- Pointing A Path Forward for Young People in W.Va.
08/30/2021
In this week’s episode of Inside Appalachia, we talk with students, educators, life coaches and psychologists about what can help more young people stay in school and get trained so they can get jobs. And -- stay in Appalachia. We meet Sharell Harmon......read more
WV State Parks announces return of guided elk viewing tours at Tomblin WMA
08/30/2021
Wildlife enthusiasts and outdoor lovers who want a chance to see the Mountain State’s growing elk herd up close and in a natural setting can now book a seat on a guided elk viewing tour organized by West Virginia State Parks. On Thursday, the state......read more
daily304 - Episode 8.29.2021
08/29/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Gingseng harvest season begins Sept. 1; a West Virginia native will be overseeing recovery efforts in coal country; and FASTER WV gets a new business launch specialist. Read more…...read more
West Virginia’s 2021 ginseng season starts Sept. 1
08/29/2021
Ginseng harvest season opens Wednesday, Sept. 1, and continues through Tuesday, Nov. 30. Observing the legal season and regulations helps preserve Appalachia’s endangered wild ginseng. Harvesting pulls up the ginseng root, ending the plant’s ability to......read more
Biden tapped this West Virginia scientist to help coal country, but can clean tech bring jobs?
08/29/2021
Brian Anderson grew up in West Virginia, seeing the coal industry slowly decline to the point of utter collapse in recent years......read more
WV SBDC appoints Tyler Brandstetter as FASTER WV Business Launch specialist
08/29/2021
The West Virginia Small Business Development Center (WV SBDC), a division of the West Virginia Department of Economic Development, names Tyler Brandstetter as FASTER WV Business Launch specialist. FASTER WV stands for Fostering Advantages for Startups......read more
Tips that will help you landscape for wildlife
08/28/2021
Whether you live on a farm, a quarter-acre suburban lot or in a city apartment, you can provide habitat for wildlife....read more
Huntington Museum of Art to expand trail system
08/28/2021
Federal funding has been secured to help the Huntington Museum of Art complete a nature trail on its property that’s accessible to all....read more
Risks and rewards weighed in state's fintech sandbox development
08/28/2021
In March 2020, the West Virginia Legislature passed House Bill 4621, establishing a regulatory sandbox to enable companies normally requiring licensure to test their financial product or service for up to 24 months....read more
daily304 - Episode 8.28.2021
08/28/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Learn how to landscape your yard to benefit wildlife; grant money will allow expansion of a trail system at a Huntington museum; and risks and rewards are weighed in the state’s fintech development. Read more…...read more
West Virginia's online business portal hits 1 million transactions
08/27/2021
A web portal that accesses business services offered by a range of West Virginia state agencies recently recorded its 1 millionth transaction, said West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner...read more
Watch Homegrown Foodways in West Virginia: “Foraging and Relations”
08/27/2021
On Wednesday, August 18 at noon EST on the American Folklife Center’s Facebook page, we premiered our first film in the Homegrown Foodways in West Virginia series, featuring Dr. Jonathan Hall on foraging and relations. ...read more
West Virginia Resource Center
08/27/2021
Interested in living and working in the next best thing to Heaven? Then say “yes” to a career in West Virginia! ...read more
daily304 - Episode 8.27.2021
08/27/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – West Virginia’s online portal speeds up business transactions; a Homegrown Foodways video examines foraging and race relations; and find your Almost Heaven career at Jobcase. Read more…...read more
The Return of Fall Festivities in West Virginia
08/26/2021
The arrival of autumn in West Virginia is marked by a chill in the air, changing leaves and the celebration of harvests and haunts. ...read more
Creekyoneering: Misadventures in West Virginia’s wildest drainages
08/26/2021
My legs tightly straddle a downed hemlock as I inch my way up the trunk....read more
Montgomery and Smithers: A community case study
08/26/2021
In Montgomery and Smithers, two towns formed a unique partnership to collaborate for success....read more
daily304 - Episode 8.26.2021
08/26/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Fall festivals are making a comeback; “creekyoneering” becomes the canyoneering of the East; and two cities join forces to recruit travelers to and from the New River Gorge. Read more…...read more
Dinner and a show Branson style in Randolph County
08/25/2021
In Elkins, West Virginia, you don’t have to choose between a delicious down-home meal or an entertaining show. Enjoy the best of both worlds at The Gandy Dancer Theatre. Featuring group performances from well-rounded local musicians and dancers......read more
Hike #16: Bear Rocks to Raven Ridge to Dobbin Grade to Beaver View Trail (Dolly Sods Wilderness)
08/25/2021
Hike #16 took me and my hiking partner, Rose, to a beautiful bit of wilderness in Monongahela National Forest, near Elkins, West Virginia, called Dolly Sods. The National Forest in its entirety will suck you in. But, Dolly Sods holds a special place in......read more
Fairmont, West Virginia, based NASA IV&V Facility supporting three space launches this fall
08/25/2021
NASA’s Katherine Johnson Independent Verification & Validation Facility in Fairmont is supporting three big space launches set to happen this fall, from the continuation of the Artemis project to a 12-year mission to the orbit of Jupiter......read more
daily304 - Episode 8.25.2021
08/25/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Gandy Dancer Theatre features Branson-style dinner shows; discover why Dolly Sods is Almost Heaven; and a NASA facility in Fairmont is gearing up for three big space launches. Read more…...read more
Discover Pipestem Adventures
08/24/2021
Looking for an adrenaline rush or just some family fun, Pipestem Adventures is your destination....read more
Freedom Festival comes to the Summit Bechtel Reserve
08/24/2021
Freedom and Adventure are coming together September 10-12th at The Summit Bechtel Reserve! ...read more
Book your fall rafting trip
08/24/2021
Gauley Season starts in just a few days!...read more
daily304 - Episode 8.24.2021
08/24/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Discover adrenaline-charged outdoor fun at Pipestem Adventures; the Summit Bechtel hosts West Virginia’s inaugural Freedom Festival; and book your fall rafting trip on the Gauley River....read more
Discover Charleston, W.Va.
08/23/2021
Welcome to Charleston, West Virginia. Here you'll find the best of both worlds....read more
Destination WV: Check out the Elk River Trail for new exploring and adventuring!
08/23/2021
Got the itch to explore? A newly designated trail system in West Virginia is taking wild and wonderful to a new level and is just waiting on you to explore....read more
West Virginia Black Heritage Festival to be held in September
08/23/2021
The mission of the West Virginia Black Heritage Festival is to “promote the African-American experience while addressing the many milestones that our forefathers have made since the Emancipation Proclamation.”...read more
daily304 - Episode 8.23.2021
08/23/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Tech giant N3 is hiring in Charleston; explore 37 miles of the Elk River Trail; and the WV Black Heritage Festival comes to Clarksburg in September....read more
Off-road vehicle reps tour Hatfield-McCoy Trail system
08/22/2021
In an area where coal used to be the main source of the economy, a new industry has come into the mountains of southern West Virginia....read more
West Virginia itinerary: Appalachian heritage and modern ingenuity meet in Huntington
08/22/2021
Nestled along the scenic Ohio River, Huntington was first settled as a main hub for the railroad industry. ...read more
Do three legendary monsters inhabit the Monongahela River?
08/22/2021
Far from the city lights that shimmer about its mouth in downtown Pittsburgh, the Monongahela River arises more than 200 miles to the south among some of the most remote reaches in the Appalachian Mountains....read more
daily304 - Episode 8.22.2021
08/22/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Officials see off-roading as a big draw for vehicle manufacturers; check out this itinerary of unique offerings in Huntington; and old-timers share tales of river monsters on the Monongahela....read more
Generation WV names new executive director
08/21/2021
The incoming executive director of Generation West Virginia says she wants to engage young professionals statewide, not just in the Capital City....read more
WVU President, students visit Welch on Country Roads Scholars Tour
08/21/2021
Faculty and students from West Virginia University recently toured McDowell County. ...read more
Interested in living and working in the next best thing to Heaven?
08/21/2021
Then say “yes” to a career in West Virginia! Learn more about the benefits of living and working in the Mountain State. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 8.21.2021
08/21/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Generation West Virginia’s new director sets her sights on statewide level; WVU officials oversee recreational improvements in McDowell County; and, visit Jobcase to find your next career in Almost Heaven...read more
daily304 - Episode 8.20.2021
08/20/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Jobs abound in West Virginia’s Northern Panhandle; infrastructure investment will lead to major improvements in the Mountain State; and registration is open for a free virtual summit on craft beer....read more
West Virginia’s Northern Panhandle is primed for growth
08/20/2021
West Virginia is primed for growth, and if you ask the creative and barrier-breaking development teams in the state’s Northern Panhandle, there is no better time to come experience the richness of life that Brooke, Hancock, Marshall, Ohio, Tyler and Wetze...read more
Sen. Joe Manchin: Infrastructure Bill Has Big Benefits for West Virginia
08/20/2021
West Virginia is home to rolling hills, roaring rivers, and vast forests that make our state Almost Heaven....read more
Craft: A Farm to Bottle Summit
08/20/2021
The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) at Marshall University, Brilliant Stream and the West Virginia Food & Farm Coalition will host a statewide virtual summit August 24 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to discuss strategies for strengthening and expanding the craft.....read more
Gestamp returns to pre-pandemic employee levels, looking for more workers
08/19/2021
After hitting a rough patch, a South Charleston plant is looking for workers again....read more
Mercer Street Grassroots District redefined
08/19/2021
We often think of being creative as a solo act, something we do by ourselves – painting pictures, composing songs, writing stories. ...read more
Wildlife Center wolf pups delight visitors
08/19/2021
When Trevor Moore became the new wildlife biologist managing the West Virginia State Wildlife Center at French Creek for the Division of Natural Resources in January, the WVDNR’s first directive to him consisted of two words: “Get wolves.”...read more
daily304 - Episode 8.19.2021
08/19/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – The Gestamp plant in South Charleston is hiring; an arts collective brings color to Princeton’s Mercer Street district; and visitors flock to see wolf pups at the West Virginia State Wildlife Center....read more
AARP, Toyota collaborate to providing vehicle to Putnam Aging for vaccine outreach
08/18/2021
AARP and Toyota Motor North America have teamed up to provide a helping hand to homebound West Virginians struggling in the COVID-19 pandemic, delivering a vehicle to Putnam County Aging Program, Inc. that will support the aging services provider’s......read more
Once in a blue moon
08/18/2021
Sometimes, things just don’t work out. Try hard we might, the complex physics of nature are simply out of our control...read more
W.Va. Office of Minority Affairs launches statewide listening tour
08/18/2021
The Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs (HHOMA) is embarking on a statewide listening tour to hear what communities need and how the state’s American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) allocation can help....read more
daily304 - Episode 8.18.2021
08/18/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – An AARP and Toyota collaboration leads to a new vehicle for Putnam seniors; photographers and slackliners collaborate on a photo attempt at Seneca Rocks; and the Minority Affairs Office wants to hear from West Virginians....read more
Hal Greer statue to be unveiled during MU homecoming weekend
08/17/2021
A statue of Huntington and Marshall University legend Hal Greer is set to be unveiled during homecoming weekend this fall....read more
Renovation makes former hot spot Coolfont Resort a cool place to be again
08/17/2021
The Berkeley Springs Resort, which initially operated from 1965 to 2006, is open again for business...read more
New guard air chief flying into role
08/17/2021
At the end of July, newly promoted Brig. Gen. David Cochran assumed command of the West Virginia Air National Guard....read more
daily304 - Episode 8.17.2021
08/17/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Marshall University is set to unveil its new Cam Henderson statue on homecoming weekend; a former hot spot in Berkeley Springs is cool again; and the new commander of the WV Air National Guard discusses his hopes and goals....read more
$1.3 Million Dollar Federal Grant Announced to Stimulate Job Growth for 9-County Advantage Valley Region
08/17/2021
Charleston - Huntington, WV. August 17, 2021— The U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration has announced a $1.3 million dollar grant to Advantage Valley Inc. ...read more
Request for Comment Regarding Unserved Areas issued to improve understanding of broadband in WV
08/16/2021
The West Virginia Department of Economic Development (WVDED), the West Virginia Broadband Enhancement Council and the State Broadband Office are working together to improve their understanding of broadband connectivity in West Virginia....read more
WVU scientist earns $2.5 million to help pump the brakes on diesel emissions
08/16/2021
As part of a U.S. Department of Energy initiative to slash carbon dioxide emissions from vehicles, one West Virginia University engineer will target heavy-duty diesel engines....read more
daily304 - Episode 8.16.2021
08/16/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – The 31st annual Great Kanawha River Cleanup set for Saturday, Sept. 18… officials study ways to improve broadband in West Virginia … a WVU expert weighs in on fuel efficiency....read more
BridgeValley Community and Technical College to host Open House at both the South Charleston and Montgomery campuses
08/15/2021
BridgeValley Community and Technical College (BVCTC) is hosting Open Houses at two of its campuses, giving prospective students and their families the opportunity to learn more about the educational opportunities available at the institution....read more
Hyperloop included in landmark bipartisan infrastructure bill; plans certification center in West Virginia
08/15/2021
On Tuesday, the United States Senate passed the $1.2 trillion bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act which includes provisions that will support further development and deployment of hyperloop. ...read more
WVSP Adventure Challenge: 3 adventures you don’t want to miss this summer
08/15/2021
The end of summer is almost here and time is running out to participate in our first ever Ultimate Adventurer Challenge....read more
daily304 - Episode 8.15.2021
08/15/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Curious about courses offered at BridgeValley? The community college is hosting open houses at its South Charleston and Montgomery campuses; the upcoming Virgin Hyperloop gets good news regarding federal funding; and plan your last-...read more
Volunteers blaze hiking, bike paths in Hurricane
08/14/2021
In a partnership with private property owners, volunteers are developing 26 miles of bike and hiking trails near the Hurricane City Park off Teays Valley Road....read more
Our State Fair of West Virginia Foodie Guide
08/14/2021
The State Fair of West Virginia is home to more than carnival rides and unbeatable concerts–each year food options ranging from breakfast to dinner, as well as a wide selection even of irresistible desserts, can be found on the fairgrounds....read more
Organizers expect record crowds for Jane Lew Firemen's Arts & Crafts Festival Labor Day weekend
08/14/2021
The ever popular Jane Lew Fireman’s Arts & Crafts Festival will be held this Labor Day weekend also, from Sept. 3-5....read more
daily304 - Episode 8.14.2021
08/14/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Putnam County’s trail system is gaining 26 miles; the State Fair showcases a wide range of tasty treats; and the Jane Lew Fireman’s Arts & Crafts Festival features more than 250 vendors. ...read more
West Virginia's Glenville State College recognized for environmental management degree program
08/13/2021
Glenville State College has been recognized as an institution offering one of the Best Bachelor’s Degrees in environmental management, according to Study.com....read more
7 Thrilling Outdoor Adventures in West Virginia
08/13/2021
West Virginia is a place where both outdoor enthusiasts and those who want to simply play like a kid again can find a little joy. ...read more
Leonhardt: West Virginia agri-businesses weather worst of COVID-19 pandemic
08/13/2021
While nearly all businesses in West Virginia have struggled over the last 18 months as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread across the state, West Virginia’s farmers and food producers were able to improvise, adapt, and overcome....read more
daily304 - Episode 8.13.2021
08/13/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Glenville State College’s environmental study programs earn national recognition; check out some epic outdoor adventures to add to your West Virginia bucket list; and state agri-businesses weather the worst of the pandemic....read more
West Virginia Has Amazing Fall Foliage — Here Are the Best Places to See It
08/12/2021
When it comes to fall foliage, few places can rival West Virginia....read more
After year off, Jackson's Mill Jubilee returns with full schedule Labor Day weekend
08/12/2021
The 46th annual Jackson’s Mill Jubilee will be held this year over Labor Day weekend, Sept. 3-5....read more
Treasured Island: ‘Blennerhassetts’ documentary debuting at end of August
08/12/2021
Blennerhassett Island is part of the fabric of the Mid-Ohio Valley, but residents around West Virginia and beyond will soon have the chance to become more familiar with its sights and stories....read more
daily304 - Episode 8.12.2021
08/12/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Check out five Almost Heaven locations to add to your fall leaf-peeping bucket list; Jackson’s Mill Jubilee returns Labor Day Weekend; and a new documentary debuts about Blennerhassett Island....read more
WVDEP's Great Kanawha River Cleanup set for Sep 18, 2021
08/12/2021
CHARLESTON, WV – The 31st annual Great Kanawha River Cleanup, sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s (WVDEP) Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan’s (REAP) Make It Shine program, is set for Saturday, Sept. 18 from 9 a.m...read more
Foam at the Dome returns to Charleston in October
08/11/2021
Foam at the Dome, Charleston’s largest craft beer festival, returns to the city Oct. 9, this time to the intersection of Washington Street East and Elizabeth Street on the city’s East End....read more
Port operation key to Frontier redevelopment plans
08/11/2021
The reopening of long-dormant mooring cells along the Ohio River in Weirton will be key to plans the Frontier Group of Companies has for the former steel-making property it has been working to redevelop in the city....read more
Climbing a Via Ferrata in West Virginia: Crazy Fun or Just Plain Crazy?
08/11/2021
I'll admit it: I found myself stifling a laugh as I watched back some GoPro video my husband Elliot had filmed while climbing a via ferrata route in West Virginia....read more
daily304 - Episode 8.11.2021
08/11/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Foam at the Dome returns to Charleston this fall; city planners express excitement at redevelopment on Weirton’s port; and follow along as an adventurous blogger tackles the via ferrata rock climb at NROCKS. Read more…...read more
Accelerator exposes apprentices to rewarding manufacturing careers
08/10/2021
Apprentices are getting a head start on careers in manufacturing through the Manufacturing Tech Accelerator at RCBI....read more
High Hopes for McLure Hotel in Downtown Wheeling
08/10/2021
A downtown Wheeling landmark is officially under new ownership, and no time has been wasted to begin writing a new chapter in the rich history of the hotel known by most people as The McLure House....read more
West Virginia Northern Community College Expands Criminal Justice Program
08/10/2021
The public shouldn’t be alarmed if they drive past the West Virginia Northern Community College campus in downtown Wheeling this fall, they see caution tape and people are investigating what appears to be a crime scene....read more
daily304 - Episode 8.10.2021
08/10/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – The Robert C. Byrd Institute offers a free apprenticeship program; Wheeling’s McLure House is getting a major overhaul; and West Virginia Northern Community College debuts a crime scene investigations class. ...read more
West Virginians are redefining our state
08/09/2021
For too long, who and what it means to be a West Virginian has been defined for us. It’s time to redefine the Mountain State in our own words and in the eyes of the world. ...read more
Excitement Builds Around Growth at Centre Market in Wheeling
08/09/2021
Excitement surrounding Centre Market Sundays is picking up steam, and Wheeling officials are hopeful that special events and expanded business hours become part of the continuing effort to shine a brighter spotlight on the historic area that has become......read more
daily304 - Episode 8.9.2021
08/09/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Learn how real West Virginians are making a difference in their communities; Centre Market Sundays highlight retail and entertainment in Wheeling; and the Mountain State earns a top ranking in business climate. ...read more
White-water rafting, adventure awaits at New River Gorge, the nation’s newest national park
08/08/2021
​By the time our bus arrived at the put-in spot for my first white-water rafting trip, I was convinced the guide was speaking only to me when he advised there was no shame in turning back......read more
Largest solar project for nonprofit organization in West Virginia nearly complete
08/08/2021
A 376-solar panel project at Coalfield Development’s West Edge Factory in the Westmoreland area of Huntington is the largest for a nonprofit organization in West Virginia......read more
Destination WV: West Virginia State Wildlife Center
08/08/2021
FRENCH CREEK, W.Va. — For this week’s stop on our Destination West Virginia segment, we are going to the West Virginia State Wildlife Center located in French Creek in Upshur County. The State Wildlife Center is a perfect place to visit if you like to......read more
daily304 - Episode 8.8.2021
08/08/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – A reporter experiences her first whitewater rafting trip in West Virginia’s new national park; a 376-panel solar installation is the state’s largest; and we find out what all there is to see and do at the West Virginia State......read more
Mountain Stage To Present At The Kennedy Center
08/07/2021
West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s live performance radio show "Mountain Stage" has accepted an invitation to present at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. on Sunday, October 24, in the prestigious venue’s Concert......read more
West Virginia state parks coupon books for sale
08/07/2021
Coupon books are now available offering discounts on lodging, dining, activities and merchandise at West Virginia state parks......read more
Pick up forest FUNdamentals with outdoor games this summer
08/07/2021
With family-friendly games and activities from the West Virginia Division of Forestry, you can learn something while having fun......read more
daily304 - Episode 8.7.2021
08/07/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – Kathy Mattea hosts a special Mountain Stage performance at the Kennedy Center; coupon books offer big savings on lodging, dining and activities at WV state parks - YesWV… and check out these fun and educational nature activities......read more
‘Sentry Storm’ involves military personnel from eight states in training across WV
08/06/2021
A weeklong training exercise testing the ability of U.S. military personnel from several branches of the armed forces to stage operations from austere, remote locations, as well as established, traditional bases, is underway at sites across West Virginia....read more
Interest high in Charleston Roots program
08/06/2021
​Three months after Charleston leaders and officials launched its Charleston Roots program, the city has received more than 150 applications from people interested in moving to West Virginia’s capital city......read more
Appalachian Grown: Weathered Ground Brewery
08/06/2021
COOL RIDGE, W.Va. — Just past the bustle of Beckley was Weathered Ground Brewery. The brewery was situated on a ranch, with enough space to brew all the beers on tap, as well as a large indoor taproom and larger outdoor seating area......read more
daily304 - Episode 8.6.2021
08/06/2021
On today’s Daily 304 – U.S. troops from eight states converge on West Virginia for Sentry Storm 2021; Charleston’s Roots Program woos remote workers; and check out what’s hoppin’ at Weathered Ground Brewery. Read more…...read more
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
Are your woodlands living up to their potential?
08/05/2021
Like parents influence their children, landowners influence how well their woodlands grow. Unlike parents, private landowners can call in West Virginia service foresters to evaluate their woods, identify what the landowners want from their forests and......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
Hatfields and McCoys to open 2022 season in Beaver, West Virginia
The famous “Hatfields and McCoys” historical drama will once again be performed at the Cliffside Amphitheatre this year. Theatre West Virginia will hold 12 performances for the 2022 summer season....read more

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