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Kalkreuth Roofing and Sheet Metal says #YesWV
12/31/2023
Kalkreuth Roofing and Sheet Metal is one of the top roofing contractors in the country and strives to maintain a progressive vision for the future. Not only does Kalkreuth specialize in roofing, but they also have expertise in wall cladding. This......read more
Aviation is Taking Flight in West Virginia with Help from the Economic Development Authority
12/31/2023
The aviation industry is taking flight in West Virginia. NorthStar Technologies is serving a vital role for the industry whether it’s repairing engines, inspecting and maintaining used parts, or sending teams out to work on aircrafts in the field. To......read more
Navigating the Path to Export Success: Echo-Lit’s Journey Begins in #YESWV
12/31/2023
Echo-Lit was founded in 2008 in the Charleston, West Virginia home basement of Chris Rice and Jeanne Stevenson and has expanded into what it is today. The company designs original and unique art to inspire and to educate while supporting local artists......read more
Exploring the Power of Constellium's Innovative Solutions in #YesWV
12/31/2023
Constellium is a global leader in the development, manufacturing, and recycling of aluminum products and solutions. We design and manufacture advanced alloys and engineered solutions for a range of applications, such as beverage cans, cars, airplanes......read more
Four things to do in Upshur County for first-time visitors
12/30/2023
BUCKHANNON – Nestled amongst the rolling hills of central West Virginia, Upshur County is the home of delicious cuisine, unique small businesses and a heart-warming, hometown feel that harkens back to the slower-paced era of days gone by. Thousands of......read more
I Tried Jennifer Garner’s Most Beloved ‘Cloud Cookies’ and I’ve Already Made Two Batches This Week
12/30/2023
Who doesn’t love a good baking fail? While it’s endearing to watch our favorite celebs bake some of their favorite treats over on social media, I have to admit, it’s even more entertaining to watch them fail on camera as well. It makes them feel a......read more
Announcing Candlenights 2023!
12/30/2023
We’re doing another virtual Candlenights Spectacular! This year’s pre-taped extravaganza will feature video segments from the McElroys, as well as appearances from special guests joining us to share their favorite Candlenights traditions! All benefits......read more
The Climbing Climate And Paddle Making, Inside Appalachia
12/29/2023
This week, rock climbers with disabilities have found a home in Kentucky’s Red River Gorge, which offers some pumpy crags… Climbers have also been working to make West Virginia’s New River Gorge more inclusive. And a master craftsman, who makes one of......read more
West Hardy EMS: Small Town with Big Heroes
12/29/2023
It started as simply keeping emergency services up and running, but ended with a bus full of entrepreneurs answering the call of their community. Members of the West Hardy Emergency Medical Services first met Robert “Buc” Hammer, a business coach with......read more
Warwood Tool Introduces Perfect Axe
12/29/2023
Warwood Tool, a West Virginia manufacturer of superior tools and machinery, unveiled its latest accomplishment—the Perfect Axe. This state-of-the-art implement was designed to redefine traditional woodcutting and forestry practices. Crafted with......read more
In the business of changing lives: Bright Futures provides ABA therapy for autistic children
12/28/2023
When Jill Scarbro-McLaury was in the first grade, an observant teacher changed her life. The teacher recognized Jill had a learning disability. Now Jill makes it her business to change the lives of other children with learning disabilities. In 2007......read more
West Virginia's State Park Investments Pay Off: $87.1 Million Creates Infrastructure Improvements and Generates $483 Million in Visitor Spending
12/28/2023
West Virginia has been putting a lot of money into its State Park system and it’s been paying off. They’ve put around $87.1 million into various big projects. They used the money for different things, but most of it went to necessary repairs. A lot of......read more
Marshall University’s Bill Noe Flight School adds new plane to its fleet
12/28/2023
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A large delivery touched down on the runway of Marshall University’s Bill Noe Flight School Thursday afternoon. “We have a brand new Cirrus SR20 coming directly from the factory,” Bill Noe Flight Instructor and Safety Director......read more
Nucor moving to next construction phase in Mason County
12/27/2023
MASON COUNTY, WV (WOWK) – The new steel mill coming to Mason County is moving into a new phase of construction. According to Nucor Steel, the upcoming phase of construction will include pile driving and starting the underground utility installations......read more
Sec. Chelsea Ruby: Helping West Virginia tap into tourism's potential
12/27/2023
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WV News) — Politicians in West Virginia, a state that has historically been dependent on its natural resources to create jobs and provide paychecks, have for decades spoken longingly about “economic diversification.” The day would......read more
WV Land Trust to preserve, manage historic Monroe County cave
12/27/2023
The West Virginia Land Trust has assumed management of a historic Monroe County cave system. The cave was once mined for saltpeter by pioneer settlers and Confederate soldiers. Saltpeter is a key component in the making of gunpowder. The cave now......read more
Livability Advantage Valley, WV
12/26/2023
In search of a new place to call home? Well, look no further because Advantage Valley, WV has everything you are looking for and more, we promise!...read more
Celebrate the New Year with a hike at West Virginia state parks and forests
12/26/2023
Start the New Year on the right foot with a First Day Hike at a West Virginia state park or state natural area. These free guided hikes, held annually on January 1, are part of a nationwide initiative led by America’s State Parks to encourage people to......read more
Everyone In West Virginia Should Check Out These 9 Tourist Attractions, According To Locals
12/26/2023
Are you looking for the best tours and tourist attractions in West Virginia? Here’s a list of nine tried and true favorites, compiled with input from our Only In West Virginia Facebook followers to make sure that we’ve picked some of the best of the......read more
Helvetia – The Mountain State’s Unique Swiss Community
12/25/2023
Appalachian heritage is known to be spread among German, English, and Scots-Irish cultures, but a tiny town in West Virginia represents a different European union, Switzerland. Helvetia was founded by Swiss immigrants after the Civil War to create......read more
Blenko Glass & The Glass Artisans - The Rich Heritage of Mountain State Glass Artistry
12/25/2023
Because of its abundance of natural gas and its many rail lines, West Virginia became a bastion of glass making in the U.S. Many of the state’s glass houses were, and still are, known worldwide for their fine artistry. Unfortunately, the industry......read more
Stone & Thomas & The Department Stores - West Virginia's Era of the Downtown Department Stores
12/25/2023
In this era of shopping from home, younger generations may not understand the glamor of dressing up to go downtown to pursue this activity. Each American city of every size had a variety of stores, offering the personality and flair of the owners and......read more
Start your new year on the right foot with a First Day Hike
12/24/2023
Start the New Year on the right foot with a First Day Hike at a West Virginia state park or state natural area. These free guided hikes, held annually on January 1, are part of a nationwide initiative led by America’s State Parks to encourage people to......read more
The West Virginia Turnpike-A Dream Realized-The West Virginia Turnpike Recovers From a Bumpy History
12/24/2023
Of the 29 state turnpikes in the nation, West Virginia’s was the 8th to be completed when it opened in 1954. It had a honeymoon period before the Interstate system changed everything, and Turnpike became inadequate and dangerous for drivers used to......read more
Capture the holiday spirit at the Oglebay Festival of Lights
12/24/2023
Don’t miss more than 100 lighted attractions along a 6-mile driving route at Oglebay Resort and Conference Center! The dazzling drive-through experience is lit up nightly from dusk to midnight, including holidays, through January 7, 2024. Learn more......read more
Aerospace industry says #YesWV
12/23/2023
The aerospace industry is a dynamic, emerging economic sector in West Virginia. From up-and-coming high-tech innovators to established titans of the industry, the state’s growing cluster of aerospace companies is fueled by an array of advantages. West......read more
Give a child the gift of college
12/22/2023
Save in a SMART529 college savings account for the child in your life for the next special occasion. Open an account today or contribute to an existing account. Toys come and go, but a college education lasts forever. The most valuable gift you can......read more
Ridenour Lake in Nitro expanding hiking, biking trails
12/22/2023
NITRO, WV (WOWK) – Within the next two years, a popular hiking trail in Nitro will be nearly quadrupled in length. Last month, the city of Nitro began an expansion project on the hiking trail along Ridenour Lake. Currently, the trail goes for about......read more
West Virginia’s newest holiday beers you can try right now
12/22/2023
CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (WBOY) — The holiday season means more holiday-themed beers than you can shake a growler at, but we certainly won’t stop you from trying. 12 News asked West Virginia’s breweries to share what they’ve been brewing for the holiday......read more
A Journey Through Time: The Story of Fiesta in #YesWV
12/21/2023
In the world of dinnerware, one name stands out above the rest. From pitchers to platters and everything in between, Fiesta’s vibrant, colorful products have earned it a seat at dinner tables across the country for more than 80 years. To understand how......read more
Classic Kickz takes a step in the right direction with WV SBDC partnership
12/21/2023
Tyler McElroy is the owner of Classic Kickz, a sneaker shop on High Street in Morgantown, WV. The store carries a variety of limited edition shoes and most sought after apparel from some of the top brands. McElroy said after college he wanted to......read more
Outdoor drama "Honey in the Rock" returns to Grandview amphitheater
12/21/2023
BECKLEY, W.Va. — After a five-year pause, the outdoor drama "Honey in the Rock" is returning to the stage at the Cliffside Amphitheatre at Grandview as part of an initiative to reach national park visitors and dedicated local patrons. According to......read more
West Virginia's Christmas City shines in the national spotlight
12/20/2023
BLUEFIELD — West Virginia’s Christmas City is shining on a national level. A recent Fox News national report highlighted a study that found West Virginia to be the most festive state in the nation. That article zeroed in on Bluefield, which is West......read more
Form Energy To Build Batteries For California Project In Weirton
12/20/2023
Weirton’s Form Energy will build storage batteries for a project in California. Form Energy will supply iron oxide batteries for a Pacific Gas & Electric energy storage project in Mendocino County. The $30 million project will use Form’s batteries to......read more
Amtrak gets grant to help restore daily Cardinal service through West Virginia
12/20/2023
HUNTINGTON, WV (WOWK) – Money is coming to help restore the daily Amtrak Cardinal Train route from Chicago to New York City by way of nine West Virginia communities. According to the City of Huntington, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal......read more
West Virginia’s Industry & Business Growth
12/19/2023
West Virginia’s diverse economy has moved beyond our history of resource extraction to include a robust array of products and services. Learn about the key industries that have taken a foothold here and learn why leading companies make their home in......read more
Movie about West Virginia coal miners picked to be part of National Film Registry
12/19/2023
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — “Matewan,” the 1987 film about West Virginia coal miners that was shot in the Mountain State, is among the 25 films inducted into the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry. The John Sayles-directed film is set in 1920s......read more
WV SBDC offers assistance for budding entrepreneurs
12/19/2023
Whether you have an idea for a new business or want to improve your existing business, the West Virginia Small Business Development Center is here for you. Meet one-on-one with WV SBDC business coaches to receive confidential, no-cost technical......read more
Film is back in #YesWV
12/18/2023
Since the earliest days of silent film, West Virginia has played a role in the film industry. A long list of West Virginians played pivotal roles in film and TV history, from late, great stars such as Dagmar, Soupy Sales, Peter Marshall and Don Knotts......read more
Create a free job post
12/18/2023
The West Virginia Department of Economic Development has partnered with Jobcase to offer a free job listing service. Simply create your post, which is distributed on Jobcase.com. The listing is searchable by the thousands of job seekers in your area......read more
The WV Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation is hiring
12/18/2023
This is your opportunity to make a difference in your community. Explore a stable and rewarding career with the West Virginia Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation (WV DCR). New opportunities and incentives are available! As a correctional officer......read more
Workforce WV sponsors virtual job fairs
12/18/2023
Are you a West Virginia job seeker looking to change or advance your career? Through the Virtual Statewide Job Fairs, you can chat with multiple organizations that are hiring all across West Virginia! As an attendee, you can apply, live chat, video......read more
Unearthing West Virginia’s ancient history: Grave Creek Mound, Moundsville’s prehistoric tomb
12/17/2023
MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. (WTRF) – West Virginia is known for its Appalachian culture and storied mountain communities, but there is an even older side to the region, one that is ancient and pre-dates the founding of the state itself. Prehistoric Native......read more
WV Land Trust secures permanent access to popular rock-climbing property near New River Gorge
12/17/2023
FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. — Fayette County visitors will soon have access to a popular rock-climbing area known as “Bubba City” or “Gateway to Sandstonia” which borders the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve. The West Virginia Land Trust (WVLT)......read more
View the WV Film Office Location Reel
12/17/2023
If you’re looking for the perfect location for your next film project, the West Virginia Film Office is here for you. Let us help you secure your perfect location, from our beautiful mountains to bold rivers, hardwood forests, rustic farmlands, and......read more
Connect with us at Bridging Innovation Week
12/16/2023
Bridging Innovation Week is the state’s premier entrepreneurship event. The annual symposium advances entrepreneurship-led economic development by providing connection and education to business owners, current and prospective entrepreneurs, and......read more
Plan your winter adventure in Almost Heaven
12/16/2023
As the chill of winter settles in, we begin dreaming of the next year to come. Make this winter the bucket list one you have always dreamed of with a FREE Vacation Guide leading the way. For a closer look at some of Almost Heaven’s most hidden winter......read more
WV State Parks seeks brand ambassador
12/16/2023
West Virginia State Parks is seeking a Park Program Specialist. This employee will be responsible for being the state parks system’s hospitality and brand ambassador, ensuring that the West Virginia State Park brand, its name, and logo is consistently......read more
Mountain State Music - December 8, 2023
12/15/2023
The daily304 and Folklore Music Exchange are proud to present Mountain State Music Concert from the Folklore Stage in Charleston, Almost Heaven, West Virginia. This week's guests include Friendly Fire and Alexander Nicole! It's a concert from your......read more
Extraordinary rock "castle" being rediscovered in West Virginia town
12/15/2023
PINEVILLE, W.Va. — Looming above the county seat of Wyoming County amid the mountains of southern West Virginia, a "forgotten" pinnacle of sandstone more than 125 feet tall is attracting attention again as tourism grows in the region. Castle Rock, or......read more
Give the Gift of the Outdoors
12/15/2023
Don’t let long lines and retail nightmares steal your holiday spirit. Buying the perfect gift for everyone on your list is easy this year. Give the gift of the outdoors this Christmas -- we have something for everyone from your favorite angler to the......read more
Restaurant Road Trip: Rollie Pollie Egg Roll Factory
12/14/2023
STAR CITY, W.Va. (WBOY) — When you think of egg rolls, you probably think of the free side dish you get with a Chinese take-out meal, but 12 News has found a food truck where egg rolls come in more than 100 varieties and are served up as the main......read more
West Virginia angler catches stocked monster trout, but not from this year
12/14/2023
MARLINTON, W.Va. (WBOY) — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) Monster Trout contest wrapped up last week, but angler Dylan Young was surprised when his name was not announced, despite catching a tagged monster trout. For the contest......read more
Highlands Sports Complex in Ohio County To Host Regional Robotics Tournament
12/14/2023
TRIADELPHIA — About 1,000 robotics students with their coaches and chaperones are expected to roll into The Highlands Sports Complex next month for a regional tournament that could land them at the VEX Robotics World Championships in Dallas next......read more
Got a great business idea? Enter IgniteWV and win coaching and cash
12/13/2023
Eager support for The Next Great West Virginia Business is here—it’s just waiting for The Next Great Entrepreneur to step up. That support comes in the form of IgniteWV. It’s the latest incarnation of the business plan competition that started at WVU......read more
Limited Time Remaining for WV State Parks holiday gift card deal
12/13/2023
For one more week, West Virginia State Parks continues to offer a special promotion that rewards shoppers for purchasing state park gift cards online at WVstateparks.com. The promotion began Nov. 20 and is available until 11:59 p.m. EST Dec. 18, 2023......read more
West Virginia High Tech Foundation details further NOAA investment into I-79 High Tech Park
12/13/2023
FAIRMONT, W.Va. (WV News) — As 2023 draws to a close, the West Virginia High Technology Foundation has a number of projects in the works, many of which involve the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. West Virginia High Tech Foundation......read more
Transforming pathways to careers and college
12/12/2023
Excel Together West Virginia is a new statewide initiative that provides every West Virginian with an opportunity to build their skills and earn a certification that gains college credit and is recognized in hiring. Excel Together West Virginia......read more
Seventeen new W.Va. historic sites added to national register in 2023
12/12/2023
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Seventeen new historic sites have been added to the National Register of Historic Places in West Virginia in 2023, spanning every corner of the state and including schools, churches, farms, historic districts, and some 379......read more
First Lady Cathy Justice unveils official 2023 Christmas ornament
12/12/2023
CHARLESTON, W.Va (WDTV) - First Lady Cathy Justice joined West Virginia Arts, Culture and History Curator Randall Reid-Smith today to unveil her official 2023 limited edition Christmas ornament. This year’s ornament was created and designed by West......read more
Girl Scouts to enjoy free camping as part of state partnership
12/11/2023
Girl Scouts will be able to camp for free in West Virginia state parks and complete public service projects as part of a collaboration between the state and the Black Diamond Council of the Girl Scouts of America. Earlier this week, Gov. Jim Justice......read more
National Park Service reopens 821-step stairway to Kaymoor Bottom
12/11/2023
A century ago, when the Kaymoor No. 1 mine was in its heyday, the daily commute between home and worksite could be a bit nerve-wracking. Miners living in company housing at Kaymoor Top, a coal camp on the rim of the New River Gorge, rode an open cable......read more
Navigating the Path to Export Success: Echo-Lit’s Journey Begins
12/10/2023
Located in the heart of Charleston, West Virginia’s West Side, Echo-Lit LLC is a welcoming modern storefront adorned by a vivid mural of a young girl reading by candlelight in a West Virginia-themed hollow. Step inside, and you’re greeted by a tapestry......read more
The Geminid meteor shower 2023: How to watch
12/10/2023
The 2023 Geminid meteor shower peaks in the evening of Dec. 14, with meteors also visible on Dec. 13. The Geminids are expected to produce up to 120 meteors per hour at a dark site. The waxing crescent Moon won't interfere with dark skies, making this......read more
Snow tubing parks in the Southern hills promise wild, wintry rides—no real slope skills required
12/10/2023
Every year in mid to late fall, snow tubing parks across the South open for their seasons, drawing the coat- and mitten-clad masses for a little zero-skill, minimal-effort fun. (Wedging into an inner tube for a wintry romp has proven so popular, most......read more
Kylie Proudfoot-Payne - Tamarack Foundation for the Arts x Shine On, WV
12/09/2023
Kylie Proudfoot-Payne is a visual artist who is inspired by the environment and landscape with plein air paintings, earth works, and installations. She is most inspired by colors and moments in nature and is often seeking new and technological ways to......read more
Ski season is almost here in Almost Heaven
12/09/2023
GHENT — This is the time of year for everyone who enjoys playing outdoors during the winter, as they start getting excited since cold temperatures mean the skiing and snowboarding season will be starting soon. Already this fall, all the resorts in West......read more
Wayne County To Solarize All School Buildings By 2025
12/08/2023
Wayne County Schools plans to solarize all of their buildings in the county by 2025. In total, up to 10,000 solar panels are expected to deliver as much as 5.33 megawatts of power each year. The installations are part of a Power Purchasing Agreement......read more
Homegrown hydroponics
12/08/2023
Not every controlled environment agriculture story starts with a round of investors and a multimillion-dollar glass house or building constructed. Sometimes it starts with a wedding, a CropKing seminar, a couple of poly greenhouses and a concept for......read more
3rd Wild and Wonderful music video now available
12/08/2023
PRINCETON — Je’dah Madison and RiffRaff Arts Collective (RRAC) are releasing Wild and Wonderful, the third music video in RRAC’s original program, “We Need to Talk,” a movement using music videos and docu-shorts to build bridges, stoke dialogue, and......read more
More EVs coming to West Virginia
12/07/2023
CABELL COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Frederick Walker is no stranger to driving electric vehicles. The past few weeks he’s been testing out a new one. “I currently have the Volkswagen ID.4, and I’ve been driving it around for about two weeks so I can tell and......read more
West Virginia native could be named The Greatest Baker
12/07/2023
WEST VIRGINIA (WTRF) — From her creative fundraising ideas to her incredible fanbase following to a nod from a famous foodie, 19-year-old Breanna Herrick from New Martinsville, West Virginia is well on her way. Baker “Bre” Herrick is getting some......read more
Five reasons West Virginia is an ultimate winter hiking destination
12/07/2023
FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. — While West Virginia has gained worldwide fame as a destination for hiking, some hikers say winter is one of the best times to hike it, whether or not there's snow on the ground. With its most popular trails free of crowds, hikers......read more
West Virginia Tourism aims to continue expanding promotional initiatives following recent success in its reach
12/06/2023
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia tourism is making great strides in generating an impact that’s reaching visitors from across the country and around the world. The Department of Tourism and the Tourism Advisory Council met virtually Tuesday to discuss......read more
Dunkle recognized among top agricultural educators in the nation
12/06/2023
Emily Dunkle, who teaches at Greenbrier East High School, has been awarded the prestigious “Turn the Key” Award from the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAEE). It recognizes top national agricultural educators from across the country......read more
Telescope in West Virginia could “see” your cell phone in airplane mode and as far as Mars
12/06/2023
POCAHONTAS COUNTY, W.Va. (WTRF) – West Virginia has a scientific secret. Tucked away in the Allegheny Mountain Range in Pocahontas County is the Green Bank Observatory (GBO), an historic site that the American Physical Society has designated as “as the......read more
WV Bridge Design & Build Contest
12/05/2023
The West Virginia Bridge Design & Build Contest promotes STEM education and career exploration by providing middle school and high school students with a realistic, hands-on introduction to civil engineering. The contest is open to all 6-12 grade......read more
WVU to establish innovative cybersecurity education, training facility
12/05/2023
With the ongoing threat of cyberattacks becoming more sophisticated, West Virginia University is launching plans for a cybersecurity range — a specialized software and hardware facility for education, training and research — with $750,000 in grant......read more
Kreinik Manufacturing: From a home-based family business to a worldwide exporter of fine threads
12/05/2023
Kreinik Manufacturing Company began as a home-based family business in 1973, selling threads for needle and craft projects. Doug Kreinik joined the business in 1983 and took full ownership in 2008. “When my parents first started, they thought it was......read more
The Pride of West Virginia
12/04/2023
The home of the West Virginia University Mountaineers and the growing cities of Fairmont, Clarksburg, Morgantown and Bridgeport, Mountaineer Country offers a sense of spirit and pride for West Virginia. Stretching across the counties of Doddridge......read more
2023-24 WV Hunting Season: Officials Rules, Regulations and Guidelines
12/04/2023
It’s important for hunters to keep themselves up to date with the current West Virginia hunting regulations as different hunting seasons are available throughout the year. These regulations are your guide to hunting safely in West Virginia. Read more......read more
West Virginia Department of Arts sets poetry recital contest
12/04/2023
CHARLESTON — Organizers of the 2024 West Virginia Poetry Out Loud competition invites the state’s public and private high schools, homeschool associations and non-school organizations, to hold their own poetry recital contests. Winners may participate......read more
Educating an ecosystem
12/03/2023
Ecosystem building has emerged as a leading strategy for economic development and community revitalization. With the launch of the West Virginia Entrepreneurship Ecosystem (WVEE), the state is at the forefront of this growing movement. What began in......read more
WV Small Business Development Center coaches can help with your plans
12/03/2023
Meet one-on-one with WV SBDC business coaches to receive confidential, no-cost technical assistance to help start and grow your business in West Virginia. We help you identify your goals, develop valuable skills and acquire the necessary resources to......read more
Stay in the loop with WV BusinessLink’s blog
12/03/2023
West Virginia businesses and entrepreneurs, get the scoop on the latest news! Follow the West Virginia BusinessLink blog for updates on statewide business growth and advice on helping your business start, grow, and succeed. You’ll also find news from......read more
Cups & Cats Café coming to Charleston in 2024
12/02/2023
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS) — A warm and fuzzy business model is moving into the capital city, offering customers the opportunity to combine cuddles and coffee. The Cups & Cats Café - located at 187 Summers Street - will serve as a foster home for furry......read more
Charleston to host lighted boat parade
12/02/2023
Come join a festive evening along the banks of the Great Kanawha River. Charleston’s Lighted Boat Parade will take place Saturday, December 9, at 6:30 p.m. Boats decorated with Christmas lights will start at the Patrick Street Bridge and make their......read more
WV Homeowners Hazard Mitigation Grant Opportunity
12/02/2023
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Emergency Management Division, in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), is proud to announce the launch of a Public Service Announcement (PSA) aimed at encouraging West Virginians to......read more
Give the gift of outdoors
12/01/2023
Don’t let long lines and retail nightmares steal your holiday spirit. Buying the perfect gift for everyone on your list is easy this year. Give the gift of the outdoors this Christmas – we have something for everyone from your favorite angler to the......read more
Introducing the Young Guns Class of 2024
12/01/2023
Adaptability in the face of adversity, commitment to community and a knack for helping their fellow West Virginians are all qualities shared by the individuals that make up West Virginia Executive’s Young Guns Class of 2024. Not only are these......read more
Mountaintop Beverage off to a strong start with growth possibilities and partnerships in the future
12/01/2023
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. –The 330,000-square-foot Mountaintop Beverage facility in the Morgantown Industrial Park is running at about two-thirds capacity with plans to grow. President and CEO Jeff Sokal explained they specialize in the production of dairy......read more
Hundreds have become homeowners through WVHDF loan programs
11/30/2023
CHARLESTON, W.VA.— The West Virginia Housing Development Fund has financed nearly $90 million in new mortgage loans since July, thanks in large part to our competitive interest rates. Our flagship Homeownership Programloaned just over $80 million......read more
WVSU alumna, NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson to be inducted into National Aviation Hall of Fame
11/30/2023
DAYTON, Ohio — A West Virginia State University alumna that made her mark on the space industry will be inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame. Mathematician Katherine Johnson played a vital role in helping NASA launch flights into space, and......read more
Beyond the hustle of holiday traffic
11/30/2023
The holiday season means a lot of things — seeing loved ones, eating delicious food, decorating the house — the list goes on. It also often means traveling. While the phrase “holiday travel” frequently brings to mind images of crowded airports and......read more
Marshall Advanced Manufacturing Center continues mission of West Virginia workforce development
11/29/2023
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WV News) — After rebranding seven months ago, the Marshall Advanced Manufacturing Center has continued its mission of supporting both workers and businesses throughout the state by providing training, job placement and more. Formerly......read more
A Clarksburg artist captures the beauty of Appalachia in an 9-inch hoop
11/29/2023
“EMBROIDERY INSPIRED BY APPALACHIA AND HAPPY THOUGHTS.” That’s how fiber artist Mary Roy describes her work on her Etsy page, MaryeStitches. Roy first tried hand embroidery in 2019 as a creative outlet to cope with the symptoms of her obsessive......read more
The Visit Mercer County Candy Cane Trail returns
11/29/2023
BLUEFIELD, WV (WVNS) — The second annual Visit Mercer County Candy Cane Trail hosted by the Mercer County Convention and Visitors Bureau is back and ready for the holidays. From November 23, 2023 to January 8, 2024, peppermints and candy canes lie......read more
‘Peters Mountain Roar’ continues to mystify West Virginia residents
11/28/2023
ZENITH, W.Va. — Those who have heard the haunting "Peters Mountain Roar" say it will forever stay with them. "The roar of a thousand lions," some have called it. A meteorological phenomenon, the sound is most often experienced in the windward valleys......read more
Savor the flavors of the WV Culinary Trail
11/28/2023
Appalachian flavors meet global influences on the West Virginia Culinary Trail. Claim your FREE mobile pass today to start earning exclusive foodie prizes. Hand-selected by the current class of West Virginia Chef Ambassadors, this trail features 27......read more
WMYW unwraps the magic of Martinsburg's Christmas on Main Street
11/28/2023
​Nestled in the heart of Martinsburg, West Virginia, Main Street transforms into a winter wonderland during the festive season. Christmas on Main Street is a beloved local tradition, drawing visitors with its magical ambiance and holiday cheer.......read more
Road trip guide to southern West Virginia
11/27/2023
The bar is set undeniably high for any visit to West Virginia. For almost 50 years, the slogan “Wild, Wonderful West Virginia” has appeared on the state’s license plates, as well as government pamphlets, travel guides, and welcome signs, promising......read more
SEED SPOT in West Virginia: Nurturing Underrepresented Entrepreneurs
11/27/2023
If you are just learning about SEED SPOT you might be wondering why a Phoenix-based non-profit wants to work with West Virginia entrepreneurs. With WV’s entrepreneurs and small business owners being the driving force behind the growing local economy......read more
Keeping schools safe
11/27/2023
Leaders of West Virginia’s primary, secondary and collegiate level schools are turning to technology and increased security as they consider the possibility of gun violence in schools. According to Education Week, in the last school year, there were 51......read more
Advantage Valley is a great place to live, work and play
11/26/2023
Are you on the hunt for a new place to call home? Look no further than Advantage Valley, WV. This stunning region, encompassing Charleston, Huntington, South Charleston, and Teays Valley, is brimming with everything you desire and more. Picture a......read more
WV Jumpstart contest offers $12,000 grand prize
11/26/2023
What makes you proud to be a West Virginia skilled worker? Answer this question and snap a picture for a chance to win up to $12,000 deposited into a Jumpstart Savings Account! Learn more......read more
Healthy Kids, Inc. fuels youth nutrition
11/26/2023
MORGANTOWN, W.Va (WDTV) - Healthy Kids Inc. Is the first cooking model of its kind in the state, and they are looking to fight childhood obesity. According to WVU researchers, the state has a 22 percent childhood obesity rate. The national average is......read more
West Virginia training program restores hope for jobless coal miners
11/25/2023
Mingo County, West Virginia — In West Virginia's hollers, deep in Appalachia, jobless coal miners are now finding a seam of hope. “I wasn't 100% sure what I was going to do,” said James Damron, who was laid off two years ago from a mine. “I did know I......read more
Facts about the West Virginia-grown U.S. Capitol Christmas tree
11/25/2023
HARMAN, W.Va. — A West Virginia-grown Christmas tree harvested in the Monongahela National Forest will adorn the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., in 2023 — the third time a West Virginia tree has appeared on the grounds that look......read more
Navigating the Entrepreneurial Journey: The Power of Reason, Aspiration, and Endurance
11/25/2023
Entrepreneurship embarks on an incredible journey characterized by courage, innovation, and unwavering determination, akin to the adventurer navigating a challenging terrain. In this comprehensive exploration, we delve deep into the world of......read more
Renderings released of new $65 million office building
11/24/2023
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - The plans for a $65 million downtown office building were approved Wednesday by the Charleston Planning Commission. Mayor Amy Goodwin said the new building will be constructed at the site a building in the 200 block of......read more
Small Business Saturday: Thinking small helps your neighbors win big
11/24/2023
CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (WV News) — Local economic officials and business owners are gearing up for Small Business Saturday, held Nov. 25 this year. Officials are finding creative ways to help residents consider supporting local small businesses. “West......read more
Appalachian Mushroom Experts Welcome Sprouting Newbies
11/24/2023
On an overcast but hot morning, a mushroom hunt began with a car ride to a secret spot near the home of West Virginia master naturalists Shawn Means and Amy McLaughlin. The pair run a boutique vacation rental called Lafayette Flats in Fayetteville......read more
W.Va. Folklife Apprenticeship Pair Passing On Family Soul Food Traditions
11/23/2023
From creamy macaroni and cheese to fried chicken feet, soul food has brought happiness to families and individuals throughout the world. Soul food is typically associated with states in the deep South, but the cooking style is traditional in the......read more
2nd Tree Headed To Nation’s Capital From Mon National Forest
11/23/2023
West Virginia will send a second Christmas tree to the nation’s capital this year. U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin’s office said a 40-foot Norway spruce from the Monongahela National Forest will be placed on the Ellipse at the White House. The previous White......read more
A ‘lucky’ coincidence
11/23/2023
When it comes to life-changing “aha” moments, it doesn’t get any more goose-bumpy than this. After moving to West Virginia for college and deciding she wanted to stay here, California-born Sarah Gleason spent several years working as a volunteer and......read more
Fellowship Program Accepting Applications; Seeks to Retain Young Talent in WV
11/22/2023
Generation West Virginia (GWV), the statewide organization dedicated to attracting, retaining, and advancing young people in the Mountain State, is currently accepting applications for the GWV Fellowship program. This program is focused on equipping......read more
West Virginia is ideally suited to this easy weight-loss exercise
11/22/2023
With its walkable towns and seemingly limitless hiking trails, West Virginia is ideally suited to "rucking," an extremely accessible exercise growing in popularity both as a group pursuit and a solitary endeavor. Rucking, or simply walking with a......read more
Elkins Area Shared Trails collaborative reveals master plan
11/22/2023
ELKINS, W.Va. (WBOY) — On Tuesday, the Elkins Area Shared Trails (EAST) hosted a meeting to reveal their Master Trail Plan at Big Timber Brewing. EAST is described on its Facebook page as “a local volunteer organization whose mission is to bring people......read more
URGENT NOTICE TO BUSINESS OWNERS: Beware of 2024 Annual Report Solicitations from Third Parties
11/21/2023
WV Secretary of State Mac Warner is issuing an important notice to West Virginia business owners regarding third-party solicitations to file 2024 Annual Reports on their behalf. According to Secretary Warner, the solicitations have the appearance of an......read more
Campaign started to build outdoor pickleball courts at Mylan Park
11/21/2023
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Outdoor pickleball courts are coming to Mylan Park thanks to a donation from a partnership of local enthusiasts. President and CEO of Visit Mountaineer Country Convention and Visitors Bureau Susan Riddle welcomed the announcement as......read more
West Virginia Department of Tourism Launches Culinary Trail
11/21/2023
The West Virginia Culinary Trail aims to highlight the must-visit restaurants across the Mountain State that have been selected by the inaugural class of West Virginia Chef Ambassadors. Participants will earn prizes fit for a foodie by checking in at......read more
Monongahela National Forest to begin trout, bridge, bike projects
11/20/2023
The Monongahela National Forest has received $1,092,000 million in funding from the Great American Outdoors Act to support three projects in the Allegheny Mountains of eastern West Virginia. According to Kelly Bridges, spokesperson for the Monongahela......read more
Mountain State Music - November 10, 2023
11/20/2023
The daily304 and Folklore Music Exchange are proud to present Mountain State Music Concert from the Folklore Stage in Charleston, Almost Heaven, West Virginia. This week's guests include Grace Campbell and Dalchord! It's a concert from your couch! Sit......read more
Making spirits bright: Oglebay turns on Festival of Lights for the holidays
11/20/2023
WHEELING — The Christmas lights are now on at Oglebay Park, ushering in the official start to the 2023 holiday season in the Ohio Valley. Santa Claus flipped the switch Thursday night to begin Oglebay’s 39th Festival of Lights season. The first was in......read more
Take a peek inside West Virginia’s newest magazine
11/19/2023
YNST (You’re Not Seeing Things) Magazine is a print & digital media company dedicated to amplifying the unseen creative voices of Appalachia’s arts & culture. See another round of Appalachia's unseen arts and culture with Issue 02 of YNST! Discover......read more
Advantage Valley is hiring!
11/19/2023
Advantage Valley, a regional marketing and strategic initiative organization serving the Charleston-Huntington metro regions, has two full-time job openings for business coaches. The Advantage Valley Business Coach will cover an 8-county region......read more
Grants available through the WV Department of Arts, Culture & History
11/19/2023
Community artists and educators, now is the time to apply for a grant through the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History. Funding is available for a number of projects, including: Arts in Education Community Arts Project Support Cultural......read more
Seeking the Wild & Wonderful: Trading D.C. Honks for West Virginia Beep Beeps
11/18/2023
A Detroit native who moved to Washington, D.C., shortly after college, Michael Phillips is no stranger to traffic sounds. High-pitched car alarms, screeching brakes, whirring tires, clunking transmissions—it’s all white noise to his urbanite ears. But......read more
WVU Innovation Corporation revitalizes former Mylan Pharmaceutical building
11/18/2023
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WV News) — The West Virginia University Innovation Corporation is “in it for the long haul,” President Stacey Armstrong says. Eighteen months after the Mylan-Viatris plant in Morgantown was closed, the WVU Innovation Corporation......read more
Helping Marshall Cyber reach new heights
11/18/2023
Dr. Josh Brunty loves that moment when his students solve a challenge on their own. It’s that first moment when they don’t need any guidance or prompts. When they take what they’ve learned, and they figure it out themselves. And he loves it when he......read more
West Virginia State University welcomes a new, state-of-the-art cybersecurity hub to its campus
11/17/2023
WVSU was host to a grand opening event for its new Cybersecurity Innovation Center (CIC) Wednesday. University officials were joined by representatives from the Kanawha County Commission and Marshall University on the fourth floor of Wallace Hall where......read more
5 Reasons to Move to Advantage Valley, WV Right Now
11/17/2023
The Mountain State is calling! It’s easy to see why Advantage Valley is attractive to residents and businesses, with quality-of-life assets like the four distinct seasons and the Appalachian Mountains. Here are other reasons why many more people choose......read more
Book a winter lodge stay at WV state parks and make the most out of the season
11/17/2023
As fall fades to winter, grab your suitcase and explore the snowy beauty of West Virginia State Parks. After a chilly day of adventures in Almost Heaven, unwind next to gorgeous fireplaces or relax in a beautifully furnished room. We have all the......read more
Rural Advanced Air Mobility and its effect on West Virginia healthcare
11/16/2023
When we think of Advanced Air Mobility (AAM), it’s common to conjure images of bustling smart cities and high-tech eVTOLs taxiing wealthy metropolitan citizens high above the crowded streets below, flitting in and out between towering skyscrapers......read more
Appalachian cuisine feeds a monstrous hunger in West Virginia board game
11/16/2023
It all started with Moth Man and a Tudor’s Biscuit World biscuit for local board game developer Lonely Hero Games’ second project. Lonely Hero Games is the brainchild of West Virginia natives Christopher Kincaid and Jared Kaplan, and so far, has......read more
WVU researcher combats invasive plants by deploying insect armies
11/16/2023
A West Virginia University researcher has found a way to locate, access and destroy invasive plants more efficiently. Yong-Lak Park, professor of entomology at the WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, is researching the......read more
Sizzle Reel West Virginia Film Office
11/15/2023
Take a peek at some of the many incredible projects filmed in West Virginia over the years. From 1925’s “Stage Struck” to the Matthew McConaughey hit, “We Are Marshall,” the Mountain State boasts a rich film history. Whether you’re looking for the......read more
Applications now open for the 2023 Equipment Financing Program
11/15/2023
At the core of the West Virginia Economic Development Authority's (WVEDA) mission lies a profound commitment to bolstering the state's economy. The 2023 Equipment Financing Program is a pivotal instrument in achieving this goal. By providing businesses......read more
State parks and forests host First Day Hike
11/15/2023
Start the New Year on the right foot with a First Day Hike at a West Virginia state park or state natural area. These free guided hikes, held annually on January 1, are part of a nationwide initiative led by America’s State Parks to encourage people to......read more
5 state parks you should explore this winter
11/14/2023
Spark some life in your soul during the long winter months: Get out and fill your lungs with crisp, clean mountain air and discover the beauty of Almost Heaven, West Virginia. Explore nature under the barren canopies of a still, quiet forest. Clear......read more
Build-Up Berkeley prepares business owners to make an impact on the community
11/14/2023
MARTINSBURG — The Berkeley County Development Authority hosted the Build-Up Berkeley Business Pitch Competition at the Apollo Civic Theatre on Thursday evening. Through this program, people in the community had the opportunity to take free classes......read more
West Virginia Division of Forestry reminds residents to use caution during fire season
11/14/2023
The West Virginia Division of Forestry (WV DOF) reminds residents that Fall fire season started on October 1 and continues through December 31 and asks that West Virginians use caution at this time. In 2023 to date, West Virginia has experienced 916......read more
Unleash the power of AI for your small business
11/08/2023
As both a founder and small business owner, I’ve seen firsthand how today’s rapidly evolving business landscape calls for innovative ways to gain a competitive edge. Artificial Intelligence (AI) has emerged as a transformative force that offers......read more
Science Adventure School inspires West Virginia students love of science
11/08/2023
WESTON, W.Va. (WBOY) – A place to explore outdoor skills and fall in love with science may sound too good to be true, but this is exactly what Science Adventure School (SAS) is doing for middle schoolers across West Virginia. The free program offers......read more
Internet Broadband Meetings
11/08/2023
The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 provides a historic $65 billion investment to expand internet access and use throughout the United States. Four federal agencies are leading the nation’s Internet for All initiative with programs to......read more
Why I Choose to Live in the Advantage Valley
11/07/2023
Laury’s Restaurant has been a Charleston, WV fine dining staple since 1979. Purchased by brothers Sadegh, Fazi and Ramin Mirzakhani in 1993, it was relocated to its current location inside the historic C&O Railroad Depot in 1995. Serving French-infused......read more
Visit stops on the WV Waterfall Trail
11/07/2023
Chasing waterfalls takes on a whole new meaning in West Virginia with the first-ever statewide Waterfall Trail. The trail, which earned recognition from Travel + Leisure, was created for travelers looking to get off the beaten path, reconnect with......read more
Get your tickets and join Mountain Stage’s 40th birthday celebration
11/07/2023
West Virginia Public Radio’s “Mountain Stage” celebrates its 40th anniversary. Get your tickets today to join us LIVE and in person for two special episodes in Charleston, WV. Tickets are on sale now for the Dec. 3 and Dec. 10 shows. Learn more......read more
Opportunity Move
11/06/2023
West Virginia is positioned to assist your agency in mitigating risk, reducing your expense budget and providing upskilling, workforce recruitment and training opportunities....read more
Solar project bringing lots of jobs to NCWV
11/06/2023
FAIRMONT, W.Va (WDTV) - A large-scale utility solar project is bringing lots of jobs to north-central West Virginia. Mon Power says it has hired the more than 100 labor union workers to help build its first of five solar fields that will help bolster......read more
Why Do Manufacturers Love the Advantage Valley?
11/06/2023
Strategic location and low costs are just a couple of reasons manufacturers in Huntington, Charleston and around the region thrive here. Advantage Valley boasts a robust and growing manufacturing sector that employs more than 21,000 workers......read more
Exploring the Mountain State with David Sibray
11/05/2023
In this episode of Innovators and Entrepreneurs, we talk to David Sibray, founder of West Virginia Explorer magazine. For decades, this publication has helped people learn about West Virginia’s natural and cultural landscape. “When I became a......read more
Two Mountain State timber veterans to cut U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree in W.Va.
11/05/2023
ELKINS, W.Va. — A couple of well known timbermen in West Virginia have been selected for the honor of falling this year’s National Christmas Tree on the Monongahela National Forest. Arden Cogar Jr. of Charleston and Ron Polgar of Elkins have been......read more
Thousands use online driver’s license knowledge test available on DMV portal
11/05/2023
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — More West Virginians are taking advantage of the online driver’s license knowledge test available on the state Division of Motor Vehicles’ (DMV) website. DMV Commissioner Everett Frazier recently announced more than 80,000 knowledge......read more
Form Energy's Weirton site promises growth: A progress report on the fast-paced construction
11/04/2023
If you're driving through Weirton, you'll notice a lot of progress at the Form Energy site since its groundbreaking in May. The facility projects to generate 750 jobs by 2028. Founder and Chief Operating Officer Ted Wiley has been watching the progress......read more
Indoor shooting facility coming to The Highlands
11/04/2023
Guntry, an indoor shooting facility, will open its second location at The Highlands in Ohio County, West Virginia. Guntry is described as a state-of-the-art indoor shooting and training center that boasts the comforts and amenities of a country club......read more
Alcon breaks ground on $70 million expansion
11/04/2023
Eye care manufacturer Alcon broke ground Wednesday on an expansion of its medical device manufacturing facility at Greenbottom, near Lesage, in Cabell County. “We are adding about 70,000 square feet and the facility will be approximately 200,000 square......read more
First West Virginia-built electric buses to roll off the line in December following successful pilot program
11/03/2023
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — GreenPower Motor Company is prepared to deliver the first electric buses manufactured in the Mountain State and has released the full results from the pilot program. Vice President of Business Development and Strategy Mark......read more
W.Va. natural wonder Ice Mountain now open to tours by arrangement
11/03/2023
NORTH RIVER MILLS, W.Va.— One of West Virginia's most fascinating natural wonders, Ice Mountain, where winter ice can be found lingering in crevices until summer, is now open to guided hikes year-round. Long a puzzle to scientists who were determined......read more
Producer Joe Strechay Advocates for People With Disabilities in the Entertainment Industry
11/03/2023
A blind Huntington native has claimed his corner of the film and television industry despite the challenges that he has faced and has dedicated his life to advocating for and teaching others with disabilities that the world of TV and movies is not off......read more
Nucor employment goals include hiring more women and working with recovery programs
11/02/2023
Nucor Steel West Virginia Vice President and General Manager John Farris says he’s heard about the challenges facing the state’s workforce but he says he has no doubt the large steelmaker will be able to fill the 800 permanent jobs that will be created wi...read more
Land reclamation project brings new disc golf course to Ceredo, W.Va.
11/02/2023
A new outdoor recreation option is now available in Wayne County thanks to a major land reclamation project in the form of an 18-hole disc golf course....read more
Charleston Coliseum welcomes more than 1 million visitors since Jan. 2021
11/02/2023
The Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center Complex has hosted more than 650 unique events, welcomed more than one million visitors, and sold over $27.1 million in tickets since January 2021....read more
West Virginia students invited to create dog-themed ornaments for competition
11/01/2023
Eager West Virginia students have the chance to compete with each other by making their own ornaments in the 19th annual First Lady Student Ornament Competition....read more
WVU Tech cuts the ribbon on renovated space for its new Construction Management program
11/01/2023
West Virginia University Institute of Technology partnered with some regional contractors to welcome a newly-renovated, first-of-its-kind in the state Construction Management learning space....read more
Wild and Wonderful Trails in Tucker County, WV
11/01/2023
When it comes to unforgettable hikes, the Allegheny Mountains are not to be overlooked. Situated in eastern West Virginia, Tucker County offers access to the alluring Alleghenys, the lush Monongahela National Forest, and quaint mountain towns to create la...read more
West Virginia Department of Agriculture’s WV Grown program looks to expand
10/31/2023
Department of Agriculture Commissioner Kent Leonhardt continues to push for more funding for a statewide healthy-eating initiative focused on West Virginia grown products and producers....read more
National Coaches Day: Leveraging Coaching Relationships for Entrepreneurial Success
10/31/2023
National Coaches Day holds special significance for entrepreneurs and startup owners. In the fast-paced world of business, having a coach can be a game-changer. It’s about a dynamic exchange of knowledge, support, and accountability. ...read more
2 grants awarded to West Virginia to develop its tech industry
10/31/2023
An investment from the Economic Development Administration will go toward the development of West Virginia’s technology sector and “create future economic opportunities for West Virginians,” according to a Monday release from the office of Senator...read more
Mason County natives, students say Nucor spells opportunity
10/30/2023
Point Pleasant native Jay Jackson and his wife Kayla had to leave Mason County about a decade ago for work....read more
West Virginia forestry management sees expansion to conservation efforts
10/30/2023
Forest management projects across West Virginia are seeing an expansion in the hopes of improving conservation management practices in the Mountain State....read more
Chamber Selects Emerging Business Award Recipient
10/30/2023
Haines Farming and Custom Meats is a family owned, small business that offers amazing customer service, made from scratch lunch specials, delicious homemade desserts and farm-raised fresh meats and produce at their store located in Bruceton Mills, WV....read more
Bridge Valley seeing success with new dual enrollment program, efforts to standardize student experience
10/29/2023
Bridge Valley Community and Technical College is making some positive strides for a few new efforts to increase and retain enrollment, as well as transform the overall student-experience....read more
Osteopathic School of Medicine has new agreements with Fairmont State, Frostburg State
10/29/2023
The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine is establishing the Pre-Osteopathic Medicine Program at Fairmont State and Frostburg State universities....read more
The 3 most famous works inspired by West Virginia’s Mothman cryptid
10/29/2023
The Legend of Mothman has inspired tons of West Virginians and artists, and items from beers to baseball uniforms have been created using the cryptid’s image....read more
Charleston Amtrak station welcomes over $6 million in ADA accessibility upgrades and improvement projects
10/28/2023
The recognition of upwards of $6 million in improvement upgrades were the focal point at the Charleston Amtrak station Thursday morning, all of which are helping to make train transportation more accessible to everyone....read more
Plan a visit to Blackwater Falls Sled Run this winter
10/28/2023
Experience the thrill of racing down more than a quarter mile of fresh mountain snow on the sled run at Blackwater Falls State Park. The longest sled run on the East Coast, the sled run at Blackwater Falls State Park is a must-do every year. ...read more
Two new cascades added to West Virginia Waterfall Trail
10/28/2023
The West Virginia Waterfall Trail has added two sets of falls, Cranberry Creek Cascades and Little Whitestick Falls, part of the newly opened Piney Creek Preserve and Recreational area in Raleigh County. The waterfall trail has added eleven cascades over ...read more
West Virginia Emerges as the Most Affordable State for Retirement in 2023
10/27/2023
In the golden years of life, when work subsides and relaxation takes precedence, the question often arises – where to retire? In 2023, the answer might surprise you....read more
Beekeeping Project Provides Income and Promotes Land Restoration in Southern West Virginia
10/27/2023
Dakota Lukach and Jazzlee Molineaux work together in their bee yard, about a 45-minute drive from Bluefield, West Virginia. The couple never expected to become beekeepers but are now two of the 100 beekeeper partners in the Appalachian Bee Collective....read more
New Factory to Launch New Era in Missile Production
10/27/2023
The ground is shifting around Benjie Staggs, and he’s excited about it....read more
Mylan Park baseball/softball fields set for major upgrade through state grant
10/26/2023
Those with the Mylan Park Sportsplex near Morgantown say the facility can take its next step in development with money from a state grant....read more
WVU offers students ‘gateway to world of possibilities’ at Lane Innovation Hub
10/26/2023
West Virginia University students training to be the engineers of the future or pursuing all kinds of other educational goals have opportunities to explore their ideas at the Lane Innovation Hub, a 9,500-square-foot industrial space located at the Benjami...read more
Local chef opening a new restaurant in old Gonzoburger space
10/26/2023
A local chef with experience at several top-notch restaurants is opening her own place inside the space formerly occupied by Gonzoburger on Charleston’s West Side. (Or Elk City, as the cool kids call it today.)...read more
Follansbee, Hopedale chosen as ‘nodes’ for Appalachian Hydrogen Hub
10/25/2023
CHARLESTON – After more than two years of anticipation, President Joe Biden is set to announce that parts of West Virginia, southeast Ohio, and Pennsylvania will play host to a regional hydrogen hub including locations in Follansbee and Hopedale, Ohio......read more
Youth involvement sought for pop-up Small Business Saturday program
10/25/2023
BLUEFIELD — City officials are hoping to engage area youth in entrepreneurship. As part of that effort the Bluefield Economic Development Authority (BEDA) has announced plans for the Youth and Small Business Saturday Pop Up Shop, an event that will be......read more
West Virginia teams with online service to book tee times at state parks
10/25/2023
Players know a bad day on the golf course is better than a good day at work. So the state of West Virginia announced a partnership with NBC Sports Next and GolfNow to offer an online tee time booking service at the courses at West Virginia state parks......read more
Marshall’s School of Medicine and Logan Regional Medical cut ribbon on new rural surgery residency program
10/24/2023
LOGAN, W.Va. — Marshall University’s School of Medicine coming together with Logan Regional Medical Center to welcome the nation’s first separately-accredited rural surgery residency program. The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and Marshall......read more
Astrophotography takes a giant leap forward in the Mountain State
10/24/2023
I’m thrilled to share a remarkable development from the Mountain State that embodies the spirit of astrophotographers coming together to inspire, educate, and capture the night sky’s beauty. The West Virginia Astrophotography Association (WVAA), a new......read more
Using technology to open up wilderness trails to people with disabilities
10/24/2023
SNOWSHOE MOUNTAIN, W.Va. — Outdoor recreation played a larger role in the lives of many Americans since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, including those with disabilities. The influx has highlighted the efforts of groups across the country working......read more
5 WV state parks to visit this Halloween
10/23/2023
What do you love most about Halloween? Is it the costume parties? Bats and other nocturnal creatures? Or perhaps just some good ol’ tricks and treats. No matter what your preference, West Virginia state parks and forests have just the activity that......read more
City, CVB officials announce USA Cycling Pro Road National Championship to come to Charleston
10/23/2023
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The City of Charleston will become the epicenter of professional cycling for the next five years. Charleston Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin joined together with Charleston Convention and Visitors Bureau officials and area cyclists......read more
Development agencies see big things in store for Wood County in near future
10/23/2023
VIENNA — This year has been one of building for what is to come, said the executive director of Wood County Development at a meeting highlighting development in the area. The annual meeting of the Wood County Development Authority and the Parkersburg......read more
Grant available to save neglected historic buildings in W.Va.
10/22/2023
The Preservation Alliance of West Virginia is accepting applications for its new Saving Historic Places Grant, designed to save certified historic buildings in rural West Virginia communities from "demolition by neglect." According to Danielle Parker......read more
Multi-million dollar expansion approved at MU’s Bill Noe Flight School
10/22/2023
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Marshall University’s Board of Governors approved a new multi-million dollar expansion at the Bill Noe Flight School in Charleston, and this is just another step in setting this school apart from the rest. The nearly $15......read more
4 Reasons To Visit This Underrated But Stunning U.S. State This Fall
10/22/2023
Looking for a unique U.S. getaway this fall? Here’s why West Virginia should be on your radar as a travel destination. This Eastern state nestled in the Appalachian Mountains has been growing in popularity with travelers lately. More and more people......read more
Fair Game: Kelly Tuckwiller Collins overseas State Fair of WV
10/21/2023
It could be argued that Kelly Tuckwiller Collins (’09, ’11, Reed College of Media) grew up at the State Fair of West Virginia. She has been attending the annual August event since before her first memory. The smells of deep-fried foods, the squeals of......read more
Your ultimate guide to winter attractions and activities in West Virginia
10/21/2023
You already know how magical West Virginia can be in the wintertime, but if not, we’ll help open your eyes. There are plenty of fun things to do in West Virginia in winter, but you may not have discovered the ideas we have featured below. Let’s take a......read more
Weston’s HubCAP V team is working to create ‘Halloweentown USA
10/21/2023
The Weston HubCAP team has set its sights on becoming “Halloweentown USA” through the placemaking grant opportunity provided this fall through the HubCAP V funding. Larry Haddix, a long-time businessman and owner of H&M Motors in downtown Weston, was......read more
Career skills programs
10/20/2023
Looking for a high wage career that’s in demand? Perhaps you want to earn nationally recognized certifications? Enroll in one of our training programs and learn the skills necessary to achieve nationally recognized certifications and earn college......read more
Gestamp plans to invest $69.5M for upgrades at South Charleston stamping plant
10/20/2023
Gestamp announced Wednesday it will invest nearly $70 million in its South Charleston stamping plant for an upgraded line to produce components for electric vehicles. “Today, we are announcing that we are investing $69.5 million in this facility to......read more
Need a fall getaway? Consider Mercer County, West Virginia
10/19/2023
For a family-friendly spot that exudes classic fall activities, Mercer County, West Virginia might make your cozy, pumpkin, outdoor dreams come true. Just a few hours north, Mercer County has a host of options for soaking in fall color and making......read more
Benedum grant fuels WVU efforts to promote entrepreneurism via IgniteWV
10/19/2023
West Virginia University is renewing efforts to promote prosperity in West Virginia with a new statewide competition that challenges promising entrepreneurs and empowers them to succeed. The Encova Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the John......read more
Hiking trails offer pathways to charming scenery
10/19/2023
People who travel long distances to take in Sandstone Falls in Summers County are in for a spectacular visual experience. But the falls are not the only attraction for this scenic community. There’s a visitor’s center a few miles away that provides......read more
Internet From Space Now Available Throughout W.Va.
10/18/2023
About 5,000 Space-X Starlink satellites are now orbiting the earth, able to provide internet service to the highest mountain and deepest hollow. Del. Daniel Linville, R-Cabell, chairs the House Technology and Infrastructure Committee. He said Starlink......read more
New program begins to help shortage of veterinary technologists
10/18/2023
BRIDGEPORT, W.Va (WDTV) - West Virginia University, West Virginia State University and the West Virginia Department of Agriculture has developed a new initiative called Vet Start. The four year program will better prepare students giving them more......read more
Mountain State Music Friday
10/17/2023
There are so many talented musicians in West Virginia, and the daily304 wants to shine a spotlight on each and every one of them. Every month, we introduce you to creative West Virginia artists and their original songs. It’s a concert from your couch......read more
WorkForce West Virginia can help
10/17/2023
Life can happen fast. And if you’ve had a setback in your career or had to step back from the workforce, it can be hard to get back in your field. Maybe you’re fully trained, but are struggling to fund the necessary equipment, or it’s hard to find an......read more
West Virginia HUBZones
10/17/2023
The HUBZone program gives participating small businesses a competitive advantage when bidding on federal contracts and can provide a lucrative alternative revenue stream. Small businesses taking advantage of the HUBZone program receive a 10% price......read more
WV’s metal industry is thriving
10/16/2023
From the steel Bessemer converters in the1880s to 3-D printers today, metals have long been an essential component in West Virginia’s flourishing manufacturing industry. The state has forged strong links between our abundant raw materials, skilled......read more
Your Business. Our Passion.
10/16/2023
Meet one-on-one with WV Small Business Development Center business coaches to receive confidential, no-cost technical assistance to help start and grow your business in West Virginia. We help you identify your goals, develop valuable skills and acquire......read more
A lavish spread
10/16/2023
Charcuterie boards may just be boujee Lunchables for adults, but in recent years they have gone from an entertaining after-thought to center stage. Whether you are throwing a party for dozens or an intimate noshing for two, these grazing platters are......read more
Telling West Virginia’s story
10/15/2023
Say yes to West Virginia. That’s the concept behind the state’s social media advocate model stemming from the hashtag #YesWV. “It’s the objective and directive of the Justice administration to lead and to proudly share all the opportunities here with......read more
Your perfect cozy cabin getaway is at a West Virginia State Park
10/15/2023
Enjoy a crisp walk along snowy trails, warm up next to a crackling fire or sip hot chocolate while enjoying the breathtaking views of snow capped mountains. If you’re looking to refresh your body and renew your spirit this winter, look no further than......read more
Christmas Cookies & Pizza: Stepping Stones for One Successful Morgantown Chef
10/15/2023
“Some say, I got into cooking before I have any memory of it,” said Nate Meadows, executive chef at Bourbon Prime & Morgantown Event Center in Morgantown. “There is a particular photo of me standing on a stool in my Mother’s kitchen helping her make......read more
Book a winter lodge stay at West Virginia State Parks and make the most out of the season
10/14/2023
As fall fades to winter, grab your suitcase and explore the snowy beauty of West Virginia State Parks. After a chilly day of adventures in Almost Heaven, unwind next to gorgeous fireplaces or relax in a beautifully furnished room. We have all the......read more
Loving Leather
10/14/2023
Unique leather goods can be found all across the Mountain State. Here is a sampling of the few shops. Baker Co. Leatherworks is a family-owned company dedicated to bringing well-crafted, handmade leather accessories to its customers. Wallets......read more
Volunteer Model Registry
10/14/2023
Do you have a love for West Virginia and want to show off what makes our state so special? We have an exciting opportunity for you! Join the West Virginia Department of Commerce’s volunteer model registry and get a chance to be featured in our upcoming......read more
Robots in Yes, West Virginia – say what?
10/13/2023
If you’re a fan of action movies, you’d be pleased to know that some real-life military training exercises happened in West Virginia recently. The Civil-Military Innovation Institute (CMI2) hosted a military field training exercise and experimentation......read more
Learn more about forest products in West Virginia
10/13/2023
The wood industry of West Virginia generates $3.2 billion annually for the state’s economy and provides more than 30,000 jobs within the state with 12 million acres of forestland and 75 billion board feet of timber inventory. West Virginia is the......read more
Mountain Stage show tickets on sale now
10/13/2023
Get your tickets now! West Virginia Public Radio’s “Mountain Stage” has an exciting lineup of shows planned for the coming weeks at venues from Charleston to Morgantown. Upcoming shows feature The Vince Herman Band, Judy Collins, Joan Osborne and James......read more
Trail Depot: Berkeley Springs’ First Outdoor Shop
10/12/2023
Trail Depot is the newest outdoor enthusiast spot in Morgan County. Alex Teixeira and Amanda-Hollins Teixeira love trails. Water trails, biking trails, hiking trails, all kinds of trails. They run Trail Depot, a place where adventurers get outfitted......read more
2024 West Virginia Wildlife Calendar now on sale
10/12/2023
The 2024 edition of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources' award-winning wildlife calendar is now available to purchase online at WVstateparks.com . If you’re a hunter, angler, outdoor enthusiast or someone who just loves the natural beauty......read more
Learning the Toyota Way with David Rosier
10/12/2023
In this episode of Innovators and Entrepreneurs, we speak with David Rosier, President of Toyota Motor Manufacturing, West Virginia. From solar panels to lambscapers, Toyota is known for leading the charge in innovation. “Innovation really comes......read more
WVU engineer developing laser system to defend space assets from debris in Earth’s orbit
10/11/2023
If West Virginia University research pays off, debris that litters the planet’s orbit and poses a threat to spacecraft and satellites could get nudged off potential collision courses by a coordinated network of space lasers. Hang Woon Lee, director of......read more
Six Reasons Why Building a Good Credit Score is Crucial for Starting Your Small Business Dreams
10/11/2023
Starting a small business can be an exciting and fulfilling journey for many entrepreneurs. However, it comes with a lot of challenges, especially when it comes to finances. One crucial aspect of financial stability that can make or break your business......read more
Yeager to welcome Breeze Airways flights to and from Tampa Wednesday
10/11/2023
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Breeze Airways begins offering flights between Charleston and Tampa, Florida just as the leaves are beginning to change colors this fall season in West Virginia. The first Breeze flight arrives at West Virginia International Yeager......read more
Nature-inspired West Virginia festivals to attend in October
10/10/2023
CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (WBOY) — Some might argue that fall is when West Virginia is at its best and most beautiful. If you’re looking to see some new places in the Mountain State as the leaves start to change, here are a few festivals to check out. From......read more
Federal grant to benefit short line rail transport in West Virginia
10/10/2023
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A nearly $20 Million federal grant will help upgrade a short line railroad operating in northern and central parts of West Virginia. The Appalachia and Ohio Railroad was recently awarded $19.4 Million from the U.S. Department of......read more
6 WV State Parks to Visit This Fall if You Want to Catch a Trout
10/09/2023
As cooler temperatures and autumn color descends on West Virginia’s beautiful hills, fall is a great time to cast a line into its peaceful lakes and streams. And with trout stockings returning Oct. 16-23, 2023, now is the perfect time to plan that......read more
Applications rolling in for First Ascent
10/09/2023
WVU and Marshall University have combined their resources and expertise to offer this two-year program designed to help graduates launch their professional careers through the power of remote and hybrid work, all while maximizing work-life balance......read more
Fall fire season in West Virginia runs from Sunday through Dec. 31
10/09/2023
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WV News) — Fall fire season starts Sunday and continues through Dec. 31. The West Virginia Division of Forestry reminds residents to confine their outdoor burning to 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. Fires set during that time must be put out before......read more
Survival skills: Ten things to do when lost in the woods
10/08/2023
The cool nights, crisp winds, and colorful foliage is a clear sign fall has descended upon the Mountain State. With the onset of this beautiful season, outdoor enthusiasts eagerly gear up to embrace the natural resources this state has to offer......read more
The Transient, Loud, Sparkly And Rowdy Culture Of Fall Boating In W.Va.
10/08/2023
As summer winds down, tens of thousands of whitewater rafters and kayakers from all over the country begin their migration to West Virginia. They are here for the Gauley River — which normally only has navigable flows during the fall. The fall......read more
Discover ‘What Makes You Wonderful’
10/08/2023
You can find out all of the amazing places to go ​and interesting people to meet each week listening to the daily304’s What Makes You Wonderful podcast – we uncover wonders that make West Virginia truly ​ext​raordinary. Host Tiffney Lopez connects with......read more
Get the Daily 304 delivered to your inbox
10/07/2023
Sign up for our newsletter to learn about everything going on in beautiful, Almost Heaven, West Virginia. Each day, we provide you with three stories to enrich your life and allow you to take advantage of all the opportunities in the Mountain State......read more
Plan a fishing adventure in Almost Heaven
10/07/2023
From ponds to creeks to rivers, West Virginia is an angler’s dream. While West Virginia is home to all types of fishing, fly fishing in fall in West Virginia is especially popular. Home to a wide array of trout species, including rainbow, golden, and......read more
Johnny Appleseed & The Apple Orchards - Today's Apple Growing Industry Influenced by the Man & Myth
10/07/2023
Each year West Virginia harvests 2.7 million bushels of apples to be the 9th largest producer of the fruit in the nation. The varieties native to the state are among the most popular in the world and they and the growing industry are the special fruits......read more
River Riders: Year round activities and fun with help of long standing partnership with the WV SBDC
10/06/2023
Only one hour from the DC and Baltimore Metro Regions, River Riders Inc. offers white water rafting, tubing, canopy tour/zip lining, aerial forest adventure parks, kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking, lodging options and fishing adventures on the......read more
Food Truck Incubator Program opens for business in Bluefield
10/06/2023
BLUEFIELD, WV (WVNS) – Bluefield West Virginia Economic Authority, in collaboration with multiple partners, purchased two food trucks. These food trucks are available for small business owners who complete the MyBluefield Entrepreneur’s “Starting a......read more
Marion Co., West Virginia, officials promote rail-trail, state parks ahead of autumn weather
10/05/2023
FAIRMONT, W.Va. (WV News) — With autumn right around the corner, Marion County officials are excited for residents and visitors alike to take advantage of the county’s natural beauty as the leaves begin to change colors. Although they aren’t all yet......read more
Brad Paisley premieres poignant new videos
10/05/2023
Country music global superstar Brad Paisley has released new music and premiered the music videos ahead of the launch with an exclusive YouTube Live stream event. A native of Glen Dale, West Virginia, Paisley has earned his place in country music......read more
Harvesting a healthy future
10/04/2023
Pocahontas County Schools began taking part in the Farm-to-School program in 2022. The federal initiative, funded through the West Virginia State Department and administered by the Pocahontas County Board of Education, supports schools in purchasing......read more
This Is Where The Cass Scenic Railroad Goes, & Its Route Makes It The Perfect Fall Train Ride
10/04/2023
Looking for leaf-peeping opportunities in West Virginia? While there are many places in West Virginia where visitors can catch fall foliage, a train ride through a beautiful park can be a great way to see the changing leaves. Those visiting West......read more
Secret Sandwich Society officially reopens in Fayetteville
10/04/2023
Fayetteville, WV (WVNS) — It is a reopening more than two years in the making. Secret Sandwich Society officially reopened its doors to the joy of fans of the restaurant. The original location was lost to a fire back in November 2020. However, that......read more
WMYW and the 48th Annual Apple Butter Festival
10/04/2023
In this week's episode on What Makes You Wonderful we get the delicious details on the 48th Annual Apple Butter Festival October 7-8 in Berkeley Springs, WV. This year's festival is set on the backdrop of vibrant foliage and the scent of freshly made......read more
Experience fall colors by ziplining through Pipestem State Park
10/03/2023
PIPESTEM, WV (WVNS) — One great way to experience West Virginia’s fall colors is the zipline tour at Pipestem State Park. As the weather cools down and the leaves change color, ziplining is a great way to enjoy the fall foliage. Pipestem Peaks Zipline......read more
Wheeling resident pays $16,500 for a ‘cheap, old’ abandoned house—and completely transforms it
10/03/2023
In 2019, I rented a loft in Wheeling, West Virginia. I had just quit my job to work on restoring historic buildings. Between working at the Wheeling National Heritage Area and being welcomed by the town’s tight-knit community, Wheeling quickly felt......read more
U.S. Forest Service to plant trees in W.Va. disadvantaged communities
10/03/2023
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The U.S. Forest Service has been awarded $1.5 million to plant trees in disadvantaged communities in West Virginia. Though the state is renowned for its forests, many cities and towns lack trees, especially in disadvantaged areas......read more
FestivFALL returns to Charleston Oct. 13; Sound Checks lineup announced
10/02/2023
FestivFALL, Charleston’s annual fall arts and music festival, will be held Oct. 13-22. The event sees the return of favorites like the Harvest Art Fair, the Carriage Leaf Trail Walk and Glow in the Park at Slack Plaza. The Clay Center for the Arts and......read more
Vertx Partners presents Advanced Air Mobility in Appalachia
10/02/2023
Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) is the next generation of aviation systems and services aiming to provide safe, efficient, and sustainable transportation solutions using technologically advanced aircraft. In this video, Vertx Partners President Sean......read more
The Decommissioning of Davis Creek Dam: A Brief History
10/02/2023
In April of 1939, the Civilian Conservation Corps began construction of the Davis Creek Dam at Kanawha State Forest. As designed, the dam was built as a 100-foot-long, 10-foot-high obstruction across Davis Creek. The purpose of construction was the......read more
WV inventor’s recumbent electric motorcycle prototype now road-ready
10/01/2023
Should Evan Stewart’s 9-foot-long, 500-pound motorcycle coast to a stop alongside your vehicle at a stoplight, you won’t hear any engine noise when the light turns green, and you might need to take a second look to spot its rider. Stewart is the......read more
A Dream (Bridge) Come True: WVDOT Releases Video Featuring Wellsburg Area Residents
10/01/2023
Governor Jim Justice and Secretary of Transportation Jimmy Wriston joined an estimated 2,500 people to celebrate the new Wellsburg Bridge, connecting Wellsburg, West Virginia with Brilliant, Ohio, on Wednesday, September 20, 2023. Among the 2,500, were......read more
Three West Virginia schools earn National Blue Ribbon status
10/01/2023
Three West Virginia elementary schools have been recognized as National Blue Ribbon schools in 2023 by the U.S. Department of Education. The three schools from West Virginia that earned Blue Ribbon status are Jayenne Elementary School in Marion County......read more
Bullock Distillery: Crafting Spirits and Creating Jobs with Help from the WVEDA
09/30/2023
Bullock Distillery’s owners have roots in Appalachia that go way back. While the business itself is far younger than a few centuries old, the storefront has already become an integral part of the Elk City District in Charleston. With corn, rye, wheat......read more
Craft beer industry having economic impact on local communities
09/30/2023
Charles Bockway wants economic developers to understand how the craft beer industry can benefit communities. “We are trying to illustrate to a roomful of economic development people the power of craft beer to improve community development, bring......read more
In West Virginia, Marshall University Plans Institute For Cyber Security
09/30/2023
In news that is expected to continue its rising reputation as the premier cybersecurity academic institution in Appalachia, Marshall University in Huntington, WV announced it has received a substantial investment of $45 million from the state of West......read more
WV SBDC offers business coaching
09/29/2023
A business coach is a person that works with individuals or teams to help them improve their skills and achieve their goals. Whether you’ve had a business for years or are just in the idea phase, the West Virginia Small Business Development Center......read more
The Hidden Gem that is West Virginia’s Smoke Hole Canyon
09/29/2023
Smoke Hole Canyon, known to the locals as “The Smokes,” feels like a secret outdoor adventure hideaway. As you drive into Smoke Hole Canyon Recreation Area, you immediately get the sense of discovery as the 20-mile-long canyon walls rise up around you......read more
National forest and WMA access roads to be open to hunters with disabilities
09/28/2023
With fall hunting seasons about to open, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is reminding hunters with disabilities that select access roads in national forests and state-owned wildlife management areas are open to those with Class Q......read more
Best of West Virginia Innovation | Made In America
09/28/2023
Venture deep into the heart of Appalachia to discover the Best of West Virginia Innovation on Made In America. Mountaineers know a thing or two about surviving and thriving, and their resourcefulness has crafted a long legacy of sustainability in the......read more
Falling For Festivals: Can’t-Miss Autumn Events In Pocahontas County
09/28/2023
As the air turns crisp and the leaves begin their colorful transformation, Pocahontas County, West Virginia, comes alive with a vibrant array of fall festivals and events. From wild game cook-offs to traditional Appalachian celebrations, there’s......read more
Gearing Up For UCI Mountain Bike World Series
09/27/2023
The thrill of downhill racing, the endurance of cross-country marathons and the excitement of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Series are all coming together at Snowshoe Mountain Resort from September 27 to October 1. Set against the spectacular......read more
Nurturing Success: The Power of Vision on World Dream Day
09/27/2023
In a rapidly evolving business landscape, the significance of having a clear and compelling vision cannot be overstated. As we celebrate World Dream Day on September 25th, it’s an opportune moment to delve into the profound impact that a strong vision......read more
FestivFALL returns, Sound Checks lineup announced
09/27/2023
FestivFALL, Charleston’s annual fall arts and music festival, will be held Oct. 13-22. The event sees the return of favorites like the Harvest Art Fair, the Carriage Leaf Trail Walk and Glow in the Park at Slack Plaza. New for this year include the......read more
WMYW joins Charleston's Oktoberfest
09/27/2023
What Makes You Wonderful brings the excitement of Charleston's Oktoberfest right to your ears in this week's podcast. Get ready for a delightful evening filled with craft beers, delectable food trucks, and live music. It's all happening this Saturday......read more
Tech Spotlight: Dow
09/26/2023
Dow is a materials science leader that is committed to delivering innovative and sustainable solutions for customers in packaging, infrastructure and consumer care. Dow’s goal is to be the most innovative, customer-centric, inclusive and sustainable......read more
WV Humanities Council lecture to feature author Cory Doctorow
09/26/2023
On Thursday, October 19, 2023, the West Virginia Humanities Council will present the 41st annual McCreight Lecture in the Humanities. This year’s distinguished speaker is author, journalist, and tech humanist Cory Doctorow. Doctorow, a 2020 inductee......read more
Pietro Fiorentini USA: Bridging Cultures and Energizing West Virginia’s Future
09/26/2023
#YesWV, known for its welcoming environment for international companies, is the home of Pietro Fiorentini USA. Located in Weirton but headquartered in Italy, Pietro Fiorentini boasts a vast portfolio of products and solutions catering to the oil and......read more
Ready to experience fall in West Virginia?
09/25/2023
As fall rolls into #AlmostHeaven, vibrant colors grace the treetops. As the third most forested state in the United States, fall in West Virginia is nothing short of breathtaking. Fill your outdoor recreation, festivities and stays with Almost Heaven’s......read more
An American icon made in #YesWV -- Meet Fiesta
09/25/2023
Located in Newell, West Virginia, Fiesta rebranded as The Fiesta Tableware Company in 2020, maintaining its commitment to producing quality, American-made china. Fiesta dinnerware, with its rich history and colorful designs, continues to be a leading......read more
Have a business idea Join the competition
09/25/2023
What actions should West Virginia take to grow its population, grow its economy, grow its businesses, and grow its communities, rural and urban? Submit your idea to ignite West Virginia! IgniteWV is a competition open to all parties interested in......read more
Fall activities attracting more tourists to West Virginia than ever
09/24/2023
FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. (WVNS) — Fall is the peak season for tourists who come to enjoy the sights of West Virginia. As the leaves are beginning to turn, one national park representative estimates that this year will be the busiest so far. Dave Bieri......read more
Acclaimed Hardy County artist subject of new documentary
09/24/2023
Before becoming a self-described “West Virginian by choice,” having spent half his 85 years living and working in his home and studio atop a remote Hardy County ridgetop, nationally recognized artist Robert Singleton arrived at his West Virginian......read more
Nearly 50 voter registration drives scheduled to take place throughout W.Va. in September
09/24/2023
Charleston, W.Va. – In 2002, the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) declared September as National Voter Registration Month. The purpose of the commemoration was to educate the general public on voter registration, deadlines for voting......read more
Download your West Virginia Grown directory
09/23/2023
Developed in 1986, West Virginia Grown was designed to market products made right here in the Mountain State to consumers. By purchasing a West Virginia Grown product, buyers are assured that the item was grown or processed in West Virginia. We at the......read more
Coalfields Community Health Fair is back with more free resources
09/23/2023
BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — Local hospitals and organizations announced they are banding together to offer important health resources to the public in early October. The second Coalfields Community Health Fair of the year will be on Wednesday, October 4, 2023......read more
The 18 Best Campgrounds In West Virginia – Top-Rated & Hidden Gems
09/23/2023
Get ready for an insider’s guide to the best camping in West Virginia – a mix of top-rated spots and hidden gems that’ll take your camping game to the next level. Whether you’re a camping pro or just starting out, the Mountain State has a little......read more
Blennerhassett Island offer Mansion by Candlelight tours
09/22/2023
For two nights only!!! October 6 and October 7, 2023, as you board the Island Belle sternwheeler at Civitan Park in Belpre, Ohio, you begin your journey to Blennerhassett Island where an enchanted world only known to Harman and Margaret Blennerhassett......read more
WVU Marching Band to perform in Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade
09/22/2023
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Representing West Virginia University and the Mountain State, the Mountaineer Marching Band will participate in the 2024 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, marking the second appearance for the band in the historic parade......read more
Snowshoe Mountain to open skiing, snowboarding by Thanksgiving
09/22/2023
SNOWSHOE, W.Va. — In advance of a strong El Niño, officials at Snowshoe Mountain have announced plans to open skiing and snowboarding on the day before Thanksgiving, weather permitting, featuring a new chairlift and an action-packed 2023-2024 events......read more
Ashley Stinnett and Justin Williams discuss Film Futures Foundation
09/21/2023
Justin Williams and Ashley Stinnett are the founders of the Film Futures Foundation, a nonprofit connecting the movie industry to Appalachia. Their work provides access to filmmaking resources, education, and opportunities, fostering a vibrant and......read more
Find what you need with the West Virginia Film Office
09/21/2023
Whether you’re looking for the perfect location for your next film project, or you’re a crew member ready to undertake your next project, we’re here for you. Let us help you secure your perfect location, find skilled workforce, and navigate film......read more
Get your tickets to Mountain Stage
09/21/2023
West Virginia Public Radio’s “Mountain Stage” radio show hits the road! This weekend’s show in Franklin, Tenn., features Steve Earle. Get your tickets now for upcoming shows and the opportunity to see legendary bands and artists like Hot Tuna, Judy......read more
WMYW is landing at the Wings and Wheels Festival
09/21/2023
What Makes You Wonderful talks to Mike Gwinn about the Wings & Wheels Festival at The Hinton Alderson Airport in Pence Springs Saturday, September 23 from 11-3pm. You can expect to see an assorment of airplanes, classic cars, eat local food......read more
2024 West Virginia Wildlife Calendar now available to purchase
09/20/2023
The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources today announced that the 2024 West Virginia Wildlife Calendar is now available to purchase online at WVstateparks.com. “If you’re a hunter, angler, outdoor enthusiast or someone who just loves the natural......read more
Watoga State Park to hold dark sky party
09/20/2023
It’s time to turn out the lights- the second annual dark sky party is returning to Watoga State Park. It’s happening on September 22, with September 24 scheduled as the make-up date. Watoga State Park is one of three certified dark sky paths in the......read more
Hard Cider Makes for Easy Sipping at Hawk Knob Appalachian Hard Cider
09/19/2023
Birdsong and bluegrass music provided the soundscape for an entertaining and informative afternoon at Hawk Knob Appalachian Hard Cider, located less than four miles outside Lewisburg, WV’s charming downtown. With picturesque mountain views as a......read more
Guided trips for first-time adventures in West Virginia
09/19/2023
CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (WBOY) — West Virginia is known for its outdoor recreation and adventure opportunities. If you’re visiting or even live in the Mountain State and want to dabble in some thrill-seeking activities, here’s a list of guided adventures......read more
Palace of Gold in Marshall County Listed Among Most Beautiful Places in U.S.
09/19/2023
LIMESTONE — The site of the annual Festival of Colors has been named one of the most beautiful buildings in the nation by an online magazine. Insider.com named the Palace of Gold, 3759 McCreary’s Ridge Road, Moundsville, as one of the “40 Most......read more
Learn how honey gets from the hive to your table on the WV Honey Bee Trail
09/19/2023
The West Virginia Honey Bee Trail is an interactive way for locals and visitors to connect with the state’s beekeepers and honey distributors. The goal is to foster sustainability and community engagement by connecting local pollinators and businesses......read more
West Virginia’s timber industry
09/18/2023
West Virginia is known for its mountains and natural resources. It’s no surprise the Mountain State ranks third in the U.S. in percentage of forested land, with 78% of it forested. Access to forest resources is an advantage not taken lightly, as the......read more
North Central West Virginia Girls in Aviation Day set for Sept. 23
09/18/2023
BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. — Aerospace partners from across the region are coming together to host the second annual North Central West Virginia Girls in Aviation Day event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Robert C. Byrd National Aerospace......read more
Marshall Health to launch West Virginia Entrepreneurs Virtual Series
09/18/2023
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Marshall Health is launching a virtual training series for individuals interested in learning more about small business ownership and entrepreneurship. As part of Marshall Health’s Career Opportunities for Appalachian Legacy......read more
The Last Word: The International Mountaineer
09/17/2023
The power of the Internet cannot be overstated. It’s how, from Nigeria – 6,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean — Nathaniel Godwin stumbled upon West Virginia University. Godwin discovered WVU’s website during a search for graduate programs that offered......read more
10 views you won’t believe are in West Virginia
09/17/2023
Almost Heaven is home to an abundance of unbelievable views, natural wonders and incredible vantage points. Longing for an incredible escape or out-of-this-world oasis? Just come visit one of these ten views that you won’t believe are in West Virginia......read more
The Drinks Are ‘Hillbilly Fabulous’ At The Billy Motel & Bar
09/16/2023
I’ve traveled far and wide in search of a great drink, and a recent road trip took me all the way to West Virginia where I found a hidden gem at a ten-room motel with a full bar and a mid-century lounge. The Billy Motel, located in Davis near......read more
West Virginia Hive Secures U.S. Department of Agriculture Grant Paving Way for Beckley Main Street Small Business Retail an
09/16/2023
BECKLEY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – The West Virginia Hive, the entrepreneurial arm of the New River Gorge Regional Development Authority (NRGRDA), secured a $99,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development program that will finance......read more
The 7 Best Fall Festivals In West Virginia For 2023 Will Put You In The Autumnal Spirit
09/16/2023
Nothing puts us in the mood for fall like a fall festival! Thankfully, here in West Virginia we’ve got lots and lots of amazing options to choose from when September and October roll around. Mark your calendars with some of the best, especially festive......read more
Fight Procrastination Day: Practical Tips for Tackling Critical Yet Difficult Tasks
09/16/2023
Procrastination is a common struggle that many individuals face when confronted with challenging or uncertain tasks. The tendency to put off important responsibilities can hinder productivity and lead to increased stress levels. Recognizing the impact......read more
In the Chef’s Corner: The Forks Restaurant and Inn
09/15/2023
Since its opening in December 2012, the owners of The Forks Restaurant and Inn have strived to create a space that West Virginians can be proud of. “We wanted to create something that could be compared with top restaurants in major cities while in a......read more
10 Almost Heaven Trails to Trek Before Summer Ends
09/15/2023
Every turn you make in Almost Heaven reveals an unmatched experience that you must see to believe. Whether you’re on the quest for a quick trek or a multi-mile adventure, plenty of trails in the rolling hills compliment your desired pace. Let these 10......read more
Date set for grand opening of Wellsburg Bridge
09/15/2023
WELLSBURG, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice and West Virginia Transportation Secretary Jimmy Wriston, P.E. will host an event with other state and local officials on the main span of the Wellsburg Bridge at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 20 to celebrate the grand......read more
Happy days in Harpers Ferry
09/14/2023
Known for its historical significance and spectacular views, Harpers Ferry has long attracted history buffs hoping to engage with artifacts left over from the time of storied abolitionist John Brown and his renowned raid. It also sees its fair share of......read more
Bringing projects to life
09/14/2023
When a public sector joins a private sector in partnership to fund a service or project that is typically offered by the public sector, you have a public-private partnership (PPP). Oftentimes, PPPs can be wise solutions for getting the capital needed......read more
BASE Jump from a bridge in the Nation’s Newest National Park
09/14/2023
The West Virginia Department of Tourism today announced a contest to award one thrill-seeker the opportunity to tandem BASE jump from the New River Gorge Bridge this fall. The winner of the contest will receive a free trip to West Virginia and the......read more
Brooke Smolder -- Shine On, WV
09/13/2023
Brooke Smolder turned her love of show choir and dance into a job - even if it doesn't always feel like a job! Through choreographing and judging show choir competition shows for high schools, Brooke has been able to teach hundreds of kids not just how......read more
Visit Mountaineer Country CVB announces launch of West Virginia Honey Trail
09/13/2023
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WV News) — The Visit Mountaineer Country Convention and Visitors Bureau, in collaboration with the Monongalia County Beekeepers Association and the West Virginia Department of Agriculture, recently announced the launch of the West......read more
The defense industry says #YesWV
09/12/2023
West Virginia is ready and eager to welcome defense companies and federal agencies seeking a loyal workforce, opportune location and rewarding lifestyle for employees. West Virginia’s proximity to major metropolitan areas makes it an excellent location......read more
Secrets to site selection
09/12/2023
Nucor. CMC Metals. The Clorox Company. What do each of these companies have in common, besides committing to significant investments and job creation in West Virginia? Long before the celebratory announcements were made, there was a competitive site......read more
55 County Names In 2 Minutes-How Each of West Virginia’s 55 Counties got Their Names
09/12/2023
Since West Virginia developed first as part of Virginia, many of its county names come from the mother state’s politics, but after its separation, the names diverge into the new state’s history. Learn more about which kinds of politicians have the most......read more
WMYW digs in at WV Ribfest 2023
09/12/2023
​In this week's podcast episode, we're serving up some delicious details about the West Virginia Ribfest, happening from September 14th to 17th at Haddad Riverfront Park in Charleston. If you're a fan of mouthwatering barbecue, lively entertainment......read more
Learn more about West Virginia’s forest products industry
09/11/2023
The wood industry of West Virginia generates $3.2 billion annually for the state’s economy and provides more than 30,000 jobs within the state with 12 million acres of forestland and 75 billion board feet of timber inventory. West Virginia is the......read more
A Sutton State of Mind
09/11/2023
LOCATED JUST OFF OF I-79 at the geographic center of the state, Sutton is convenient from anywhere. This former transportation and timber hub on the Elk River is now perfect for a quiet getaway. Stop in to browse the shops and museums and grab lunch......read more
Food packaging manufacturing company is ready to roll in West Virginia, officials announce
09/11/2023
State officials today announced that Treplar, a food packaging manufacturing company, plans to invest $50 million in Berkeley County, resulting in about 600 jobs. “What is going on in the Eastern Panhandle is phenomenal beyond belief,” Gov. Jim Justice......read more
daily304 - Episode 09.11.2023
09/11/2023
On today’s daily304 – West Virginia’s vast woodlands and prime location make it ideal for a successful forest products industry. Get into a Sutton state of mind with a getaway to this charming town. And state officials are excited about the......read more
Officials discuss moving WV tourism forward
09/10/2023
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — West Virginia’s tourism industry continues to grow year over year, according to West Virginia Department of Tourism data revealed at the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce’s annual business summit recently at The Greenbrier......read more
Fundamental forest products
09/10/2023
While many associate the Mountain State solely with the energy industry, its nickname conjures up a different image. West Virginia’s beautiful, forested mountains make it the second-leading hardwood state in the country, ranked third nationally by......read more
Ginseng season is underway in West Virginia
09/10/2023
Wild ginseng has been an ingredient in Appalachian culture, as well as medicinal folklore, for generations. Ginseng season runs through Nov. 30. West Virginia ‘seng diggers have been looking to make money from the golden root for nearly 200 years. It......read more
daily304 - Episode 09.10.2023
09/10/2023
On today’s daily304 – WV Chamber members discuss tourism’s positive impact on the state. WV’s forest products industry generates $3.2 billion a year. And ginseng season gets underway in #AlmostHeaven. #YesWV @wvdevo @wvsbdc @wvtourism @wvforestry Read......read more
Bridging Barriers: Jobs & Hope WV’s Inaugural Second Chance Job Fair Aims to Empower Future Opportunities
09/09/2023
BECKLEY, W.Va. – Jobs & Hope WV aims to bridge barriers and empower futures by connecting employers and workers during the inaugural Second Chance Job Fair in Beckley on Wednesday, November 8, 2023. The event will bring job seekers, employers, and......read more
Beckley pizzeria hosts ribbon cutting
09/09/2023
The basement of the Fruits of Labor building at 313 Neville St. in Beckley is now featuring a new wood-stone pizzeria, ice cream and coffee shop. Owner Tammy Jordan said seven new jobs have been created at the pizzeria, which offers seating for 64......read more
West Virginia State Archives film collection gets big screen treatment in ‘King Coal’
09/09/2023
About 30 minutes into director Elaine Sheldon’s new film “King Coal,” the sides of the frame suddenly begin to creep inward. It happens on a wide shot of two young girls, sitting on a bench, crafting friendship bracelets. A small West Virginia town......read more
daily304 - Episode 09.09.2023
09/09/2023
On today’s daily304 – WV Chamber members discuss tourism’s positive impact on the state. WV’s forest products industry generates $3.2 billion a year. And ginseng season gets underway in #AlmostHeaven. #YesWV @wvdevo @wvsbdc @wvtourism @wvforestry......read more
Hatfield and McCoy Trails to bring 600 acres of new off-road bike trails to Kanawha County
09/08/2023
ST. ALBANS, W.Va. — The establishment of a fresh set of off-road bike trails will soon get underway in Kanawha County, and it will be maintained and operated by the popular Hatfield McCoy Trails. The Kanawha County Commission made the announcement......read more
WV State Wildlife Center turns 100! Celebrate Sept. 16.
09/08/2023
Nature enthusiasts and families, mark your calendars for September 16 as we celebrate a remarkable milestone: the 100th anniversary of the West Virginia State Wildlife Center! Nestled in the heart of West Virginia’s scenic beauty, the West Virginia......read more
Ride a train to Hinton Railroad Days festival through New River Gorge National Park
09/08/2023
HINTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Hinton Railroad Days will be returning for another year to celebrate 150 years of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway. The festival will take place from Friday, October 13, to Sunday, October 15 in downtown Hinton. The festival will......read more
daily304 - Episode 09.08.2023
09/08/2023
On today’s daily304 – Dirt bikers will soon have up to 36 miles of new trails in St. Albans, thanks to a partnership with Hatfield McCoy Trails. Meet French Creek Freddie and stay for live music as the WV State Wildlife Center celebrates 100 years. And......read more
The Food Guy: Local bourbon scores rare Double Gold
09/07/2023
During all the hubbub surrounding Chef Paul Smith’s James Beard finalist nomination earlier this year, another local star was making a name for itself on the international stage. That “star” is The Bullock Distillery’s flagship Karst Water Select......read more
Low-water paddling is as X-stream as it gets
09/07/2023
Most extreme sports require extraordinary environmental variables to be labeled as such. Low-water paddling, however, isn’t extreme. Rather, it’s X-stream (get it? because no water means it’s an ex-stream). Simply put, low-water paddling is the act of......read more
Ohio County Public Library Unveils Colorful Mural Designed to Inspire
09/07/2023
The Ohio County Public Library unveiled a new mural inside the library’s main floor on Tuesday, offering a colorful change of scenery with an unusual combination of inspirational figures. Completed by local artist Vondel Bell, the new mural called......read more
daily304 - Episode 09.07.2023
09/07/2023
Charleston’s Bullock Distillery picks up a rare Double Gold award. Smoke Hole sets the scene for a low-water paddling adventure. And an Ohio County’s new mural celebrates free thinking and creativity. @charlestonwv @wvgazettemail @highlandoutdoors......read more
WMYW enjoys WV National Hunting and Fishing Day
09/05/2023
​It’s time for a weekend of fun for everyone as What Makes You Wonderful spends time enoying nature, people, and the awesome food West Virginia has to offer. The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is......read more
Gov. Justice announces Treplar to invest in food packaging facility in Berkeley County, WV
09/01/2023
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV — At the West Virginia Chamber Annual Meeting and Business Summit today, Gov. Jim Justice announced a pioneering joint venture between Klarpet of Turkey and Triton International Enterprises of the USA to develop a state-of-the......read more
Volunteers needed for WVDEP's Great Kanawha River Clean Up on Sept. 9
09/01/2023
The 33rd annual Great Kanawha River Cleanup, sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, is planned for 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Sept. 9. Cleanup sites include Winfield Beach, St. Albans Roadside Park, the South......read more
Film Futures Foundation paves way for economic diversification through state-made cinema
09/01/2023
In the picturesque landscapes of the Appalachian Region, a new, nonprofit organization is on a mission to empower underserved communities and foster economic diversification through the art of filmmaking. Film Futures Foundation is determined to break......read more
Celebrate Craft Beer and Community at the 4th Great Beckley Beer Festival
08/31/2023
BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — The southern West Virginia community is gearing up for an exciting occasion as WV Collective is presenting the fourth installment of The Great Beckley Beer Festival. Set to take place on Sunday, September 3, 2023, from 2 p.m. to 6......read more
Taking West Virginia to new heights
08/31/2023
Characterized by stunning mountaintop views and an abundance of outdoor recreation, every aspect of the Potomac Highlands region reminds us why West Virginia is considered Almost Heaven. Encompassing the eight counties of Grant, Hampshire, Hardy......read more
From forbidden to 'forever': New Kanawha library center to honor Otis Laury
08/31/2023
A few years ago, as word began to spread about just who had moved into the house on the corner, Will Ellis hopped off the school bus, spotted his new South Hills neighbor working in the yard and promptly seized the moment. “I asked if I could help him......read more
Franklin designated a BUILD WV district
08/30/2023
Incentives designed to encourage more housing development are available in and around Franklin, the county seat of Pendleton County, after the area was designated a West Virginia BUILD District by the state Economic Development office last week. In......read more
Arts Amplified
08/30/2023
Right now, a creative renaissance is taking place in Charleston—and it’s not by chance. West Virginia is full of creative folks, so it seems only natural that the state’s capital city would be home to lots of exceptional art. For the Mountain State......read more
Charleston ballpark hosts Down & Dirty Music Festival Oct. 14-15
08/29/2023
Country music is a home run at GoMart Ballpark. The home of the Charleston Dirty Birds is hosting Down & Dirty Music Festival Oct. 14-15. The 2023 lineup includes Jameson Rodgers, David Nail, Restless Road, Matt Stell and more. Get your tickets now......read more
Therapy dogs leaving ‘pawsitive’ impact on West Virginia students as school year starts
08/29/2023
KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) – Back-to-school-season can bring a whirlwind of emotions for many students, but therapy dogs are bringing an extra sense of comfort for many as they roll into the new school year. Twelve therapy dogs across the state are......read more
Ohio River refuge islands in W.Va. increasingly attract kayakers
08/29/2023
WILLIAMSTOWN, W.Va. — More than 20 virtually forgotten islands in the Ohio River in West Virginia are increasingly attracting kayakers drawn by the opportunity to explore one of the nation's evolving wildlife refuges. Amid a landscape pulled from the......read more
The aerospace industry says #YesWV
08/28/2023
The aerospace industry is a dynamic, emerging economic sector in West Virginia. From up-and-coming high-tech innovators to established titans of the industry, the state’s growing cluster of aerospace companies is fueled by an array of advantages......read more
Manchin, Carmichael Join Local Leaders In Breaking Ground For $10.4 Million Raleigh County Memorial Airport Improvement And
08/28/2023
Beaver, W.Va. (August 21, 2023) – U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin and West Virginia Secretary of Economic Development Mitch Carmichael joined local leaders – including Raleigh County Memorial Airport (RCMA) manager Tom Cochran – in breaking ground for the......read more
Redefining coal country
08/27/2023
Growing up in Huntington, West Virginia, Lindsey Crittendon always knew she might have to leave home in search of job opportunities. She went to college to be an engineer, but after graduating, managed to find a job in her hometown—working in child......read more
WWII bi-plane rides coming to Bridgeport
08/27/2023
The Capital Wing of the Commemorative Airforce (CAF) will be offering Stearman bi-plane rides at several West Virginia airports over the next several weeks, including in Bridgeport. On Friday, Sept. 8, bi-plane rides will be offered at the North......read more
Gov. Justice announces exciting lineup of activities for this year’s Hunting and Fishing Days celebration
08/26/2023
CHARLESTON, W.Va — During his administration briefing yesterday, Gov. Jim Justice announced that this year’s West Virginia National Hunting and Fishing Days Celebration will return to the Summit Bechtel Reserve near Beckley on Sept. 9-10 and that......read more
Cool Off This Labor Day Weekend With Some Flatwater Paddling At These 5 Lakes
08/26/2023
Labor Day weekend is soon approaching and there’s no better place to escape for the long weekend than Almost Heaven. Soak up the last bit of summertime the season has to offer and cool off on these flatwater paddleboarding trails. Find a paddleboarding......read more
Energizing Entrepreneurship Across West Virginia
08/26/2023
Nearly all job growth in America comes from new and young businesses. That’s why entrepreneurship is so vital to West Virginia and why I’ve become associated with two entities that can be pivotal to catapulting West Virginia to national leadership in......read more
FedEx gifts CF6 engine to Marshall’s Aviation Maintenance Technology program
08/26/2023
Transport and logistics giant FedEx has given a jet engine from its fleet of aircraft to the Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) program at Marshall University. The gift was announced yesterday by the Marshall University Foundation. The engine, a......read more
Charleston Area Alliance
08/25/2023
Join the Charleston Area Alliance’s Elevations professional women’s network luncheon at the Kanawha County Public Library on September 8th as we welcome keynote speaker Supreme Court Justice Haley Bunn. A native of Wyoming County and graduate of WVU......read more
WV State Honey Festival set for Aug. 26-27 at Parkersburg City Park
08/25/2023
Make plans now for the West Virginia State Honey Festival, set for 10 a.m. Aug. 26 to 5 p.m. Aug. 27 at Parkersburg City Park. The Honey Festival was founded with the purpose to educate the community on the importance of honey and the honey bee. From......read more
Wheeling Seeks Artists for New Mural Project
08/25/2023
Public art is transformative for cities like Wheeling. It helps support local artists and visually tell a story about what makes our city unique and what’s most important to us. Not to mention it turns brick walls and overlooked spaces into colorful......read more
National Professional Speakers Day Elevate Your Business Communication
08/24/2023
Every year, on National Professional Speakers Day, we celebrate the power of effective communication and its profound impact on businesses. This occasion provides us with an opportunity to explore how embracing the art of public speaking can......read more
This is What It’s Like To Spend 2 Days on a Private Train in America
08/24/2023
All aboard the Autumn Colors Express, a spectacular train journey that offers a front-row seat to one of nature’s most breathtaking shows! This annual rail excursion, which takes place in the heart of fall, winds through the stunning landscapes of West......read more
This Resort Offers World-Class Rafting, Glamping With Hot Tubs, And Gourmet Dinners
08/24/2023
There’s nothing like relaxing in a hot tub and then enjoying a gourmet dinner after a long day of world-class white-water rafting. Yes, you read that correctly: White-water rafting and luxury camping. The combination is possible thanks to the Deluxe......read more
Women’s Weekend Mountain Bike Camp
08/23/2023
Ladies, it’s time to ride! Join women riders of all ability levels for a weekend of personal progression and skill building. The event takes place Aug. 26-27 at Snowshoe Mountain Resort. New to biking? No problem. Already killing it on gnarly roots......read more
Form Energy is hiring
08/23/2023
Interested in a good-paying and rewarding career in YesWV? Form Energy is hiring at its Weirton location. Form Energy is an American energy storage technology and manufacturing company that is developing and commercializing a pioneering iron-air......read more
‘Where We Learned About Pepperoni Rolls’ — Uncovering The Story Of the Kanawha County Schools’ Pepperoni Roll
08/23/2023
It’s 7:30 a.m. in the kitchen at Horace Mann Middle School in Charleston, West Virginia. Breakfast just wrapped up, but lunch is already heavy on everyone’s minds. There’s a lot of cooking to do between then and now. Food Services Coordinator Lori......read more
WMYW visits the Huntington Music and Arts Festival
08/23/2023
The 13th Annual Huntington Music and Arts Festival in Huntington is a vibrant celebration of creativity and culture happening Monday, Aug. 28 - Saturday, Sept. 2. We talk about how you and your family can explore the diverse array of musical......read more
3 Steps to Startup offer free podcasts for entrepreneurs
08/22/2023
We love podcasts. So do you. It's like talk radio, but the subject of discussion is hyper-specialized for your exact interests. And since you're interested in entrepreneurship, these are most-likely hyper-specialized to your exact interests. Listen now......read more
Resort introduces half-day driving tours of New River Gorge
08/22/2023
FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. — An outdoor-adventure resort based in the New River Gorge region in West Virginia has added guided driving tours to its line-up of travel adventures. Adjacent to New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, Adventures on the Gorge......read more
A Closer Look: Free training program in West Virginia to prepare women for manufacturing careers
08/22/2023
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — A class starting in August will offer free training to women hoping to get jobs in the manufacturing industry. The Step Up for Women Advanced Manufacturing Pre-Apprenticeship Program is relaunching in Charleston. The 12-week......read more
Toyota West Virginia Never Sheepish on Ren-EWE-able Energy
08/21/2023
Sheer genius. That’s the phrase being used to describe Toyota West Virginia’s newest environmental initiative. To maintain the area around the facility’s 5-acre solar array, a herd of 20 sheep has been called in to perform some important “lambscaping......read more
Film Futures Announces FREE Intro to Grip / Basic Lighting Workshop in Putnam County
08/21/2023
Aspiring filmmakers and creative enthusiasts in the Kanawaha Valley have an exciting opportunity to enhance their skills, thanks to the Film Futures Foundation’s upcoming “Intro to Grip/Basic Set Lighting Workshop.” The nonprofit organization is......read more
8 best BBQ spots in West Virginia
08/21/2023
Why is West Virginia BBQ so sought after? No matter your taste in BBQ, West Virginia BBQ is sure to please. Home to some of the finest bbq in America, its restaurants boast unparalleled smoked meat dishes that simply cannot be beat! From Wheeling in......read more
3 West Virginia restaurants win Wine Spectator’s Restaurant Awards
08/20/2023
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — Three West Virginia restaurants are considered some of the best places to enjoy wine, according to the 2023 Wine Spectator’s Restaurant Awards. The Restaurant Awards is an international awards program that showcases the best in......read more
Celebrate Over 50 Years Of Movies Under The Stars At Pipestem Drive-In Theater In West Virginia
08/20/2023
Calling all movie buffs and nostalgia enthusiasts! There’s something magical about sitting under the stars on a warm summer evening, munching on popcorn, and enjoying a classic flick with friends and family. And in Athens, West Virginia, we are......read more
WV National Hunting and Fishing Days returns!
08/20/2023
Enjoy family time and outdoor thrills during West Virginia’s National Hunting and Fishing Days at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in Beckley on September 9-10! Sample wild game and farm-fresh food, listen to live music, meet outdoor TV personalities and let......read more
Bamboo Fly Rods Are A Tie To Tradition, Made With Hand Tools And Time
08/19/2023
When Lee Orr goes fly fishing, he doesn’t haul his rod in one of those racks on the front bumper of his pickup. He doesn’t wedge it into the back seat. He doesn’t throw it in the bed to rattle around with his tackle box and cooler. Orr keeps his......read more
Your Guide to Fishing for the First Time in Almost Heaven
08/19/2023
Are you a first-time angler in West Virginia? Get started by purchasing your West Virginia fishing license. The easiest way to purchase your West Virginia fishing license is by simply purchasing it online. All anglers age 15 and older are required to......read more
Marshall’s new Cyber Security Center would serve as ‘East Coast hub’ with $45 million in state funding
08/19/2023
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — State lawmakers give the go-ahead for Marshall University to build a Cyber Security Center in Huntington that would serve as the second of its kind on a college campus in the United States. The bill proposed by Gov. Jim Justice this......read more
Strong Sisters: Unger family working on historic hotel renovation in Elkins
08/18/2023
Anyone visiting downtown Elkins this summer has likely seen the humongous boom lift being used for renovation work at the Tygart Hotel. Making use of the piece of equipment is the father and daughters team of Past Respects, a company based in Spencer......read more
8 Exciting Experiences While Exploring West Virginia’s Greenbrier Valley
08/18/2023
If West Virginia is “Almost Heaven,” then Greenbrier Valley is heaven’s welcome center, enticing visitors with breathtaking natural beauty, charming historic towns, and an outstanding array of activities. Surrounded by the Allegheny Mountains in a......read more
Tygart Lake State Park Resumes Dam Tours After Eight-Year Hiatus
08/18/2023
Tygart Lake State Park in West Virginia has resumed offering tours of its dam after an eight-year hiatus. The tours of Tygart Dam were restricted in 2015 due to terroristic threats, but now have been reopened to the public. Since the tours’ reopening......read more
Form Energy's battery plant construction on track to put a charge in Weirton's economy
08/17/2023
HANCOCK COUNTY, Ohio — Following a groundbreaking in late May, a lot of work is being done on the site of Form Energy's multi-million-dollar investment in Weirton. The former Weirton Steel site will manufacture batteries, plus bring greater economic......read more
Metals make up a big part of West Virginia’s manufacturing industry
08/17/2023
From the steel Bessemer converters in the1880s to 3-D printers today, metals have long been an essential component in West Virginia’s flourishing manufacturing industry. The state has forged strong links between our abundant raw materials, skilled......read more
Staying True to Appalachian Tradition with Jason Nerenberg
08/17/2023
In this episode of Innovators and Entrepreneurs, we talk to Jason Nerenberg, Sales Director and Account Executive at Hawk Knob Appalachian Hard Cider. He and his team are dedicated to sharing our Appalachian culture through the Cider they make in......read more
Outdoor Recreation in West Virginia: Things To Do and Its Role in Supporting the Local Economy
08/16/2023
West Virginia’s Appalachian mountains make the state a “must-see” destination for adventurers. And beyond the mountain range, the sprawling hills and valleys also pose as the perfect backdrop for a number of outdoor activities. According to a study by......read more
Plan a stay in the New River Gorge
08/16/2023
Planning a trip to the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve? Whether you’re looking forward to whitewater rafting, hiking, biking, or just soaking up the natural beauty of the area, you’re going to need a base camp for your adventures. Cozy up in......read more
What Local Farmers Markets Mean to Our Community
08/16/2023
Editor’s Note: It’s our goal here at Weelunk to foster community engagement and spark positive action in Wheeling and beyond. Today, we’re sharing an essay submitted by Matthew Rafa, the co-market chair of the Warwood Farmers Market. He shares his......read more
MU Students Work With Homeland Security
08/15/2023
Eight Marshall University students are working with the West Virginia Department of Homeland Security’s Fusion Center through an internship. The students kicked off a ten-month-long internship this summer where they will rotate through positions with......read more
New W.Va. Digital Car Title Clearinghouse Open To Companies Nationwide
08/15/2023
Out-of-state businesses can now license fleets of vehicles in West Virginia using a brand-new West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles’ National Digital Titling Clearinghouse. It is open to national auto retailers, fleet operators, insurance carriers......read more
Opa! How Dancing Became a Wheeling Greek Fest Tradition
08/15/2023
When Wheeling folk think of late summer in downtown, multi-day cultural festivals like the Wheeling Grecian Festival come to mind for its quality and consistency in atmosphere and Greek food and dance. Wheeling has a rich Greek history. At the turn of......read more
Supporting Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses in West Virginia
08/14/2023
Supporting local businesses is crucial to the U.S. economy. Not only do these entities account for 99% of all businesses in America, but they also support numerous families and communities across the country. Born and raised in small-city Kenova, West......read more
6 Places to Set Up Camp in West Virginia
08/14/2023
West Virginia is known for its stunning natural features and variety of unique terrains, but is also full of opportunities for memorable stays while exploring all the Mountain State has to offer. Enjoy the unspoiled beauty of West Virginia in these......read more
Filmmakers Find Ideal Backdrop in Wheeling
08/14/2023
WHEELING — Keep an eye out for celebrities on the streets of Wheeling as the filming of the upcoming drama “The Gun on Second Street” is slated to take place in the city. Over the Fourth of July weekend, residents may have already seen camera crews in......read more
Huntington ranked on of the 10 most affordable places to live in the U.S.
08/13/2023
Rent prices increased by an average of 5.5% in the U.S. last year, while housing prices hit a record high in May, according to the Black Knight Home Price Index. Living in the U.S., in other words, isn’t going to get cheaper anytime soon, but there are......read more
WV Department of commerce seeks models for promo shoots
08/13/2023
Hey there! Do you have a love for West Virginia and want to show off what makes our state so special? We have an exciting opportunity for you! Join the West Virginia Department of Commerce’s volunteer model registry and get a chance to be featured in......read more
Clay Center celebrates 20th anniversary with ‘The Possible Dream’ exhibit
08/13/2023
This summer, the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences of West Virginia in Charleston is celebrating its twentieth anniversary with its exhibit, “The Possible Dream.” The Charleston Art Gallery at Sunrise Mansion obtained its first piece in 1963, and......read more
Sola Salons To Rent Spaces for Small Business Owners at The Highlands
08/12/2023
An innovative new beauty and health destination, one capable of housing up to 21 small businesses within its walls, recently opened at The Highlands. Sola Salons, located at 572 Cabela Dr. at the shopping plaza, already has two tenants that have set up......read more
Massive $100 million sports complex and expo center coming to Mercer County
08/11/2023
PRINCETON, W.Va. (WVVA) - A public hearing was held at the Mercer County Courthouse Wednesday evening related to a $100 million Economic Development Authority project which is slated to start construction in 2024. This hearing was for the County......read more
Santa Claus returning to Cass Scenic Railroad in December
08/11/2023
CASS, WV (LOOTPRESS) – In an exciting announcement received earlier today, it has been confirmed that Santa Claus will be returning to the picturesque Cass Scenic Railroad State Park this year. The news comes directly from the North Pole, as Mr. Claus......read more
Big Bear Lake, WV- A Secret Mountain Biking Haven
08/10/2023
Big Bear Lake is situated on roughly 5,000 acres of deeded RV camp lands consisting of small villages and unincorporated communities intertwined by around 50 miles of world class singletrack. The trails originated from a 1980's motorcycle race series......read more
The Ultimate Star-Gazing Roadtrips You Should Take This Summer
08/10/2023
Gazing up at starry night skies hoping for a shooting star sighting may just be the perfect way to spend a summer evening. While you can certainly stargaze close to home, why not plan a Dark Sky Road Trip this summer? DarkSky (formerly the......read more
CE Marking: What is it and does my business need one?
08/10/2023
With a population of more than 450 million consumers and 30 member states, the European Economic Area is a thriving market with plenty of opportunities for first-time and experienced West Virginia exporters. But as we’ve written in previous editions of......read more
NASA IV&V Facility in Fairmont, West Virginia, turns 30
08/09/2023
FAIRMONT, W.Va. (WV News) — This year, NASA’s Katherine Johnson Independent Verification and Validation Facility in Fairmont celebrates its 30th anniversary, and officials hope that the key work that the facility does for the agency is successful for......read more
12 things you shouldn’t miss doing in Charleston, WV
08/09/2023
Charleston is not just West Virginia's capital; it's also the cultural hub of the state and has just everything for everyone. Its location in the state's western central part makes it one of the most accessible cities in the United States. Vacationers......read more
Learn how West Virginia supports entrepreneurship
08/09/2023
With over 111,000+ small businesses, representing over 98% of all businesses, along with employing nearly half of all employees, entrepreneurs and small business owners are the backbone and driving force behind West Virginia’s growing economy. To help......read more
These Small Towns In West Virginia Come Alive In Summer
08/08/2023
With its highest elevation reaching an astounding 4,863 feet at the Spruce Knob summit, West Virginia is an Appalachian Mountain State rightfully known for its majestic landscapes and outdoor recreation. Astonishingly, over three-fourths of West......read more
National Association of Black Storytellers offers fellowships for Appalachian storytellers
08/08/2023
Oak Hill, WV (WOAY) – The National Association of Black Storytellers (NABS) wants to honor and celebrate Black Appalachian storytellers. The association is sponsoring the 2023 Black Appalachian Storytellers Fellowship to support black storytellers......read more
Sodexo works with Marshall University on high-volume composter
08/08/2023
The Sustainability Department at Marshall University in West Virginia is partnering with Sodexo to support the school’s creation of the XACT Systems BioReactor, the state’s first commercial composter and the first technology of its kind in the world to......read more
Be a happy camper
08/07/2023
Camping is America’s quintessential summer pastime, and the Mountain State is an outdoor paradise. As more and more folks flee urban environments looking to disconnect from everyday life, improve emotional well-being, and reconnect with relationships......read more
WV Invests Grant covers tuition costs for Associate’s Degree
08/07/2023
BRIDGEPORT, W.Va (WDTV) - Between tuition, supplies and housing, the average cost of college in West Virginia is over $16,000 for in-state residents, but one program is cutting that cost to almost nothing. The average student loan debt in West Virginia......read more
U.S. Capitol Christmas tree will come from West Virginia
08/07/2023
This year’s U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will hail from the Greenbrier Ranger District of the Monongahela National Forest. Jim Kaufmann, Director of the Capitol Grounds for the Architect of the Capitol, selected the tree, a 63-foot tall Norway Spruce......read more
Volunteer West Virginia offers free training
08/06/2023
We want to help your volunteer program grow. This virtual training, hosted by Volunteer West Virginia, will cover volunteer management basics including creating strong volunteer positions, volunteer recruitment and volunteer retention.​ The next......read more
Your Next Romantic Getaway is in Almost Heaven
08/06/2023
With its pristine natural beauty, picturesque mountainous terrain and unique small towns, West Virginia has plenty of amazing locations for your next romantic escape. Explore the best West Virginia has to offer with your special someone on these......read more
Devil’s Due-ing Fine and Dandy
08/06/2023
BACK IN 2016, WYLIE MCDADE AND BRIAN HALBERT BEGAN TO FORM A PLAN. The brothers-in-law were both nearing retirement and wanted to go into business together, but they were unsure what exactly they wanted to sell. Eventually, they realized the answer......read more
Don’t Call It a Comeback: WV Chef Nourishes Community with Homemade Food
08/05/2023
Italian food plays a large role in West Virginia’s culinary makeup – with red sauce, meatballs and pasta making frequent appearances on menus across the state. But, Chef Tim Urbanic takes those flavors to a different level. Urbanic, who operates Bop......read more
IBO World Championships to be held in West Virginia
08/05/2023
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A world class archery competition will be held in West Virginia in just a few weeks. Governor Jim Justice and Division of Natural Resources Director Brett McMillion announced Wednesday the IBO World Championships will be held August......read more
CMC welcomed to Berkeley Co. by state, local officials for groundbreaking ceremony
08/05/2023
FALLING WATERS — A groundbreaking ceremony for Commercial Metals Company (CMC) West Virginia, a next-generation electric arc furnace (EAF) micro mill in northern Berkeley County, was held Thursday morning. Gov. Jim Justice traveled to the Eastern......read more
The Best Spots for Water Sports Adventures in West Virginia
08/04/2023
Whether you’re looking for serious, high-intensity water sports or you prefer to float, paddle and dive in peace, there’s a body of water in West Virginia that’s calling your name. Lively rivers, pristine lakes and wild water sports unlock plenty of......read more
‘King Coal’ trailer takes a lyrical look at lives in Central Appalachia
08/04/2023
One of the most impressive films at Sundance Film earlier this year was the latest work from Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Elaine McMIllion Sheldon. With stunning cinematography, King Coal explores the lives in Central Appalachia and how......read more
Omnis seeks workers for $40 million Bluefield operation
08/04/2023
BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — Omnis Building Technologies is nearing completion of a new $40 million manufacturing plant in Mercer County and now have begun the process of building a staff. “When we’re up and running we’re looking at a first wave of about 35 to......read more
A kid, a dog and 24 wild, wonderful hours in New River Gorge National Park, West Virginia
08/03/2023
FAYETTEVILLE, West Virginia -- For much of this summer, I’ve had to nag my 12-year-old out of the basement and away from his Xbox. But on a 2-mile hike through New River Gorge National Park, he talked nonstop – about camp, friends, baseball stats and......read more
West Virginia Department of Tourism expands reach, looks to state's dark skies
08/03/2023
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WV News) — Gov. Jim Justice is fond of saying West Virginia has “four of the most beautiful seasons on the planet.” “Nowhere else can you experience the beauty of the four seasons like you can in West Virginia,” the governor said......read more
Beckley’s Cox Telecom, LLC, Employing 16 Staff and Improving Broadband In Southern West Virginia After One Year in Business
08/03/2023
Beckley, W.Va. (Mar. 15, 2023) – In 2020, Dan Cox had a business plan in his head and it included starting the business in southern West Virginia. Cox worked for large telecommunications firms in Pennsylvania but longed to create his own company in an......read more
Wheeling Projects To Receive Millions in Federal Earmarks
08/02/2023
WHEELING — In buying the former Wheeling Inn hotel at the entrance of Main Street, the Wheeling Convention and Visitors Bureau had a vision for what that property could be in the future. The CVB just received a federal earmark that will put that vision......read more
2 West Virginia festivals in top 100 summer events for 2023
08/02/2023
Families across the United States chose their most anticipated summer events of 2023, and two West Virginia festivals made the list. According to a survey by Family Destinations Guide, the Mothman Festival in Point Pleasant is the most anticipated......read more
Tara Pack, a whole new vibe
08/02/2023
Tara Pack was born a Tarheel, straight from Lexington, N.C. Her dream job, however, was to work at Pipestem Resort State Park. After all, she married a local farm boy, one of the Packs from River Ridge Road. Before her path would take her along the......read more
Conduct home science experiments with “Space Gal” Emily Calandrelli
08/01/2023
It’s too hot to play outside and the kids are complaining they’re bored. So how about arranging a project for them that’s both fun and educational? “Space Gal” Emily Calandrelli has prepared a bunch of science experiment videos that kids can do at home......read more
West Virginia Mine Wars Museum captures volatile time in state history
08/01/2023
This small museum located in an old bank building in Matewan covers a unique but little-known period in American and labor history known as the Mine Wars. These “wars” started in central West Virginia in the 1910s and culminated with the 1921 Battle......read more
There’s a lot to unpack at West Virginia state parks
08/01/2023
It’s not all about the national lands. While the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve and its companion federal facilities, Gauley River National Recreation Area and Bluestone National Scenic River, are a major draw for tourists in southern West......read more
WMYW cools off at WV Film Festivals
08/01/2023
​What Makes You Wonderful and Dave Lavender with the West Virginia Film Office get into all the film festivals you can get into this season. There's something for everyone and we get the details on what you'll experience... ...read more
From Cambridge to Boston, to YesWV and beyond – Meet Veloxint
07/31/2023
Veloxint, a manufacturer of nanocrystalline metal alloys, recently announced its move to Touchstone Research Laboratory, Ltd., located in Triadelphia, West Virginia. Veloxint is working on commercializing high-tech metal alloys for use in the chemical......read more
Coopers Rock offers once-in-a-lifetime views, experiences in north central West Virginia
07/31/2023
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WV News) — On top of its 12,000 acres of campgrounds, trails and beautiful views, Coopers Rock State Forest is set to soon receive stargazing cabins and additional campsites, making the location even more of a can’t-miss tourist......read more
True ghostly tales recommended for your next West Virginia campfire
07/31/2023
PAX, W.Va. — West Virginia is warm enough to welcome family camping at least six months out of the year, and there's little more exciting about a night under the stars than campfire tales told over roasted marshmallows. As the embers dim, inexplicable......read more
States with cheapest in-state public colleges
07/30/2023
Paying for college is not an easy task. Families often start saving nearly as soon as their children are out of the womb, and some start planning where to live even before that so they can get the best value right in their home state. With the right......read more
The 12 Quirkiest Small Towns in the U.S.
07/30/2023
Visiting a small town that feels like Main Street USA is certainly lovely, but adding a little offbeat charm to your travels has its own appeal. If you're looking to shake things up while still staying away from big cities, we consulted travel experts......read more
West Virginia has a new indoor football team, what’s the name?
07/30/2023
The new West Virginia indoor football team has an official team name and logo. The American Indoor Football (AIF) league announced that the West Virginia Miners will compete in Wheeling, West Virginia. The team’s name and colors, a variation of Old......read more
Prehistoric relic on display in Ceredo was discovered by accident
07/29/2023
CEREDO, W.Va. — On the south side of Main Street in the town of Ceredo, West Virginia, a small community along the Ohio River in Wayne County, the Ceredo Historical Society Museum is home to a remarkable artifact. The modest, one-room structure......read more
The History Project captures famous people, places and events in WV’s past
07/29/2023
Perfectly centered among the Eastern states, West Virginia is where the thresholds of the North, South and Midwest all converge with the Appalachian Mountains, to tell the history of our nation in microcosm. Major events like the Revolutionary and......read more
Build-Up Berkeley initiative aims to foster small businesses in Berkeley County
07/29/2023
MARTINSBURG — On Wednesday, the Berkeley County Development Authority (BCDA) announced its new Build-Up Berkeley initiative, a competition with a $10,000 grand prize aimed to empower small local businesses and foster economic growth within the......read more
The WV SBDC opens satellite office in Shepherd University’s business lab
07/28/2023
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Small Business Development Center (WV SBDC) has opened a new office in the Eastern Panhandle in partnership with Shepherd University’s business lab. “I believe this partnership between Shepherd University, College......read more
Removing Barriers: Enhancing Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs in 2023
07/28/2023
Access to capital is a critical factor for the success of entrepreneurs, but traditional funding avenues have often presented challenges for many aspiring business owners, particularly those from marginalized communities. Fortunately, the Kauffman......read more
Crave WV highlights state’s culinary delights
07/28/2023
West Virginians are known for their traditions, and that sings true for our food. No matter where you are in the state, there’s a restaurateur with a story to tell. That’s where we come in! Follow us on a culinary journey across the Mountain State as......read more
Defluri’s Fine Chocolate: A Sweet Success Story in #YesWV
07/27/2023
One of the key factors that Brenda highlights is the exceptional support she received from various governmental departments and agencies in West Virginia. She praises their proactive approach and helpfulness, which has made the business landscape......read more
Plan a stargazing adventure in Almost Heaven
07/27/2023
Wide open spaces surrounded by rugged mountain beauty and far away from light pollution, West Virginia’s state parks and forests are home to some of the best stargazing spots on the east coast. From brilliant starry night skies to catching a glimpse of......read more
Sign up for the WVPB Education Newsletter
07/27/2023
Stay in the loop by signing up for the WVPB Education Department’s monthly newsletter. Get seasonal, ready-to-use educational resources for FREE! You can also find education resources for pre-K through grade 12, adult education, PBS Learning Media and......read more
Tune in to “What Makes You Wonderful” podcast
07/26/2023
You can find out all of the amazing places to go and interesting people to meet each week listening to the daily304’s What Makes You Wonderful podcast – we uncover wonders that make West Virginia truly ext​raordinary. Host Tiffney Lopez connects with......read more
West Virginia state parks and forests are for everyone: Plan your Almost Heaven accessible
07/26/2023
We want everyone to be able to enjoy our beautiful state parks and forests. Visitors of all abilities can find accessible lodging, trails, scenic overlooks and outdoor activities here in Almost Heaven. Lodge rooms and cabins throughout the park system......read more
Davis & Elkins unveils plans for historic Graceland mansion
07/26/2023
ELKINS, W.Va. — Davis & Elkins College has announced plans to partner with regionally renowned chef Dale Hawkins and Fish Hawk Hospitality in the operation of Graceland to ensure the continuity of the landmark property. The partnership will preserve......read more
Unlocking IT Workforce Potential: Introducing AIM – West Virginia’s Solution to the Skills Gap
07/25/2023
The Community and Technical College System of West Virginia’s (WVCTCS), Apprenticeships in Motion (AIM) program, is made possible by a nearly $4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, prepares students and incumbent workers for middle- to......read more
Wheeling National Heritage Area Foundation Funds Development Firm for Wheeling Gateway Project
07/25/2023
The Wheeling National Heritage Area Foundation announced that it will fund the development firm for the future Wheeling Gateway Project, a major investment aimed at creating a vibrant and welcoming entrance along the I-70 corridor approaching the city......read more
Learn more about West Virginia’s business climate
07/25/2023
Thinking of starting or moving your business to West Virginia? Business Facilities Magazine has put together some helpful information about the state’s business profile, including top projects, targeted growth sectors, higher education grants, and more......read more
WMYW Celebrates the WV Film Office One-Year Anniversary
07/25/2023
Join What Makes You Wonderful as we dive into the glitz and glamour of the West Virginia Film Office's one-year anniversary, and oh, what a year it's been! We had the privilege of sitting down with the one......read more
Tijah Bumgarner - Shine On, WV
07/24/2023
Filmmaker Tijah Bumgarner has always been drawn to telling Appalachian stories in her documentary and narrative projects. She returned to West Virginia to continue making her films while teaching the next generation of West Virginia filmmakers at......read more
European Green Deal: Challenge and Opportunity for WV Exporters
07/24/2023
The European Union has been working on a new economic policy called the European Green Deal that will make Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050. This means that the EU wants to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by the......read more
WV SBDC’s Huntington Center Relocates
07/24/2023
The West Virginia Small Business Development Center (WV SBDC), a division of the West Virginia Department of Economic Development, opened a new office in the River Tower in downtown Huntington. The downtown location will help entrepreneurs and business......read more
Do you like lightning bugs? The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources needs your help
07/23/2023
The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) recently shared a Facebook post asking for help. WVDNR is conducting a survey of lightning bugs, fireflies, and glowworms on state parks, state forests, and state rail trails. Almost every West......read more
W.Va. asks hunters to review new 2023-'24 hunting, trapping laws
07/23/2023
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Officials at the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources are reminding hunters to review several essential changes to hunting seasons for white-tailed deer, wild turkey, and black bear before their seasons open this......read more
WV Community Development Hub is hiring
07/23/2023
Looking for a rewarding career in Almost Heaven? The WV Community Development Hub’s Job Listings page connects talented people with organizations doing great things in West Virginia. Current job openings include Chief Financial Officer at the Hub, Town......read more
Dog-friendly breweries in north central West Virginia
07/22/2023
CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (WBOY) — When you take your dog on an outing to one of West Virginia’s state parks or indoor dog-friendly places, you’ll probably need to eat, and you might even want to unwind a little. But you don’t want to leave your dog in the car......read more
The magical towns of the Monongahela National Forest
07/22/2023
The Monongahela National Forest is a wilderness area encompassing nearly one million acres in West Virginia. It allows its visitors to experience amazing outdoor recreation activities while taking in the pristine natural beauty of one of the most......read more
West Virginia’s broadband expansion is underway
07/22/2023
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — It’s no secret that West Virginia has among the worst broadband, internet and cell service in the nation, but that’s about to change in a big way. We’ve all been there, in the middle of an important personal or business call......read more
Fayette County welcomes back National Boy Scout Jamboree
07/21/2023
GLEN JEAN, W.Va. — Leaders of the Boy Scouts of America are poised to welcome more than 15,000 scouts from all over the United States to the hills of West Virginia for the next two weeks. Volunteer leaders arrive today at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in......read more
Become a VIP to WV State Parks
07/21/2023
Do you frequent state parks? Appreciate the beauty and natural wonder of our forests? Do you attend special park events, activities and programs? If that’s you, then you already are a friend of West Virginia State Parks. Make it official by......read more
W.Va. pursues more than $18 million in Appalachian funding
07/21/2023
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia has recommended more than $18 million in Appalachian Regional Commission grant funding for 11 projects — chiefly those that improve water and sewerage infrastructure. W.Va. Gov. Jim Justice stressed that the......read more
Plan a rock climbing adventure in the New River Gorge
07/20/2023
Take in the view from new heights when you scale the sandstone cliffs of the Gorge on a rock climbing trip. Never done it before? No sweat – local outfitters and experienced guides will help you every step of the way. Soon, you’ll be feeling like an......read more
Celebrate Appalachian History and Wildlife with Heritage Farm
07/20/2023
Looking for an Appalachian backyard adventure? Look no further. For over 25 years, Heritage Farms has been the place to celebrate Appalachian history and wildlife. Now you can celebrate, explore, and learn from 60 feet in the air. “The best way to......read more
WV Office of Energy provides online resources
07/20/2023
The West Virginia Office of Energy is responsible for the formulation and implementation of fossil, renewable and energy efficiency initiatives designed to advance energy resource development opportunities and provide energy services to businesses......read more
Chief Logan presents 3 new outdoor dramas
07/19/2023
Make way for three new outdoor dramas coming to Chief Logan State Park this summer and fall. July’s show is “The Marvelous Wonderettes,” the off-broadway hit set in 1958 that tells the story of four teenage girls and their dream of becoming a doowop......read more
Rev Up Your Summer at These Almost Heaven Car Shows
07/19/2023
Throughout the rolling hills of the Mountain State, the rumbles from classic muscle cars and exotic sports cars can be heard traversing along the winding country roads. For automotive enthusiasts and West Virginia explorers alike, there is something......read more
West Virginia’s mountainous hip-hop history
07/19/2023
The power of hip-hop can move figurative mountains, but how does it play in the literal mountains of West Virginia? When you think of hip-hop, it’s East Coast versus West Coast, Atlanta, Detroit, New Orleans, really any number of options. Your mind......read more
Nature Care Leave young wildlife alone
07/18/2023
With abundant wildlife, it’s not uncommon for people to cross paths with a wild animal in West Virginia, especially during the spring and summer months. While the sight of wildlife can certainly be exciting, the WVDNR wants to remind people that......read more
Perfect your golf game on some of West Virginia’s most picturesque golf courses!
07/18/2023
It doesn’t matter if you’re an amateur to the game of golf or an expert. West Virginia State Parks has golf courses you will enjoy!Our state park greens are expertly designed and manicured by famous course architects. Arnold Palmer designed the Palmer......read more
3 Steps to Startup offers free resources for entrepreneurs
07/18/2023
You have an idea. It’s a great idea. The kind of idea that could really take off. Something that will take hold, and possibly change how we look at the world. 3 Steps to Startup wants to help you achieve your business goals. Tune in to some great video......read more
Upgrade pool day with these state park water adventures
07/17/2023
When it’s hot and humid outside, there are few things in life more refreshing than taking a dip in the pool or splashing around at a water park....read more
Declare Your Own Independence Day: How to Turn Your Side Hustle into a Full-Time Gig
07/17/2023
Have you ever dreamed of breaking free from the monotony of traditional employment? Do you yearn for the autonomy to pursue your passions and control your own destiny? If so, it’s time to declare your own independence day by turning your side hustle......read more
Learn about West Virginia’s thriving industry and business growth
07/17/2023
West Virginia’s diverse economy has moved beyond our history of resource extraction to include a robust array of products and services. Learn about the key industries that have taken a foothold here and learn why leading companies make their home in......read more
Almost Heaven: Always beautiful, now more accessible than ever
07/16/2023
There are plenty of reasons why tourism in West Virginia has come so far so fast, not least of which is the vision and talent of Tourism Secretary Chelsea Ruby. But outside of that, what's different now than 35 years ago, when I first set foot in the......read more
AIM program expands apprenticeship opportunities
07/16/2023
The Apprenticeship In Motion program promotes and expands registered, nontraditional apprenticeship activity in the Mountain State. This collaborative group of partners identifies, standardizes and develops courses that are needed statewide in order to......read more
Defluri's Fine Chocolate: A Sweet Success Story in #YesWV
07/16/2023
In this episode of daily304’s Innovators and Entrepreneurs, we delve into the story of Brenda Casabona, the owner of Defluri's Fine Chocolate in Martinsburg, West Virginia. Brenda shares her reasons for choosing West Virginia as her business's home and......read more
W.Va. Regional Technology Park, Helicon Chemical bring Rocket Fuels to its South Charleston Campus
07/15/2023
South Charleston, W.Va. – July 10, 2023– The West Virginia Regional Technology Park (Tech Park) announced that Helicon Chemical, a leading innovator in developing drop-in-ready, upgraded binder for government and commercial propulsion systems, is its......read more
In the Chef’s Corner: Meals of the Mountain Lakes
07/15/2023
The Mountain Lakes region is a top destination for anyone looking for a good bite to eat. From everyday Appalachian comfort food to upscale, modernist cuisine, this region has a little bit of everything. While there are many must-visit restaurants in......read more
West Virginia scenic wonders highlighted along Waterfall Trail
07/14/2023
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WV News) — One of West Virginia’s most popular tourism initiatives capitalizes on an often overlooked scenic wonder: The state’s abundance of beautiful, naturally photogenic waterfalls. The West Virginia Waterfall Trail, which......read more
Register now for the Huntington Job Fair
07/14/2023
Calling all employers and job seekers! The Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce is excited to host its 2023 Job Fair, presented by iHeart Media, set for July 20 at Huntington High School. This event will have opportunities for all career levels and......read more
20 International Marching Bands Expected at WAMSB 2023, Thousands to Visit Buckhannon
07/14/2023
Only two weeks remain until Buckhannon’s World Association of Marching Show Bands (WAMSB) 2023 Championships and 20 bands from around the world have finalized plans to come together on the American stage while two others are navigating the visa process......read more
University of Charleston unveils new Downtown Innovation Hub
07/14/2023
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – The ribbon is officially cut on the brand new University of Charleston Downtown Innovation Hub (DIH). Senator Shelley Moore Capito, Charleston Mayor Amy Goodwin and business owners marked the opening of the new center, which is......read more
Boy Scouts Perform Service Projects In Return For Free Camping
07/13/2023
Boy Scouts from the Buckskin Council in southern West Virginia will have the unique opportunity to camp for free in designated state parks. The council represents scouts in 40 counties across the south of West Virginia, as well as in neighboring states......read more
Places in West Virginia that don’t feel like West Virginia
07/13/2023
CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (WBOY) — If you go to West Virginia expecting only outdoor recreation, small town charm and beautiful deciduous landscape, well—you’re probably mostly right. But there are some places in West Virginia that completely break the mold of......read more
West Virginia broadband survey
07/13/2023
Would you like to help improve broadband in West VIrginia? Your thoughts are needed in a new survey. This survey is voluntary and will take about 10 minutes to complete. You must live in West Virginia and be 18 or older to participate. Your answers are......read more
WMYW and the 4848 Festival at Snowshoe
07/13/2023
The 4848 Festival is Thursday, July 13, through Saturday, July 15, at Snowshoe Mountain Resort in West Virginia is a three-day celebration of music, art, and the outdoors. What Makes You Wonderful talks to Snowshoe Marketing Director Shawn Cassell about.....read more
From coal to kayaking: West Virginia’s miners turn to tourism to pay the bills
07/12/2023
Rick Johnson’s introduction to the world of coal began as a teenager more than 40 years ago in rural western Virginia. For a decade and a half, he worked for extraction and chemical production companies across Appalachia. “I was fed on coal,” he said......read more
Join the Hampshire County Farm Crawl
07/12/2023
Hey there, curious minds! Ever heard of a Farm Crawl? It’s a whole day dedicated to getting folks out and about, exploring the vibrant farming scene in Hampshire County. You’ll get to witness first-hand the rich history of farming in the area, with......read more
Savor the Flavors of West Virginia: 2023 WV State Park Farm-to-Table Dinners
07/11/2023
West Virginia is well-known for its beautiful scenery and charming small towns, but it’s also home to a vibrant farm to table food scene. The state’s rolling hills and fertile farmland are perfect for growing fresh produce, and those participating in......read more
Homeowners, learn how you can get help with financial hardship
07/11/2023
The West Virginia Homeowner Rescue Program (WVHR) is a housing-related program funded by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to assist West Virginia homeowners facing a financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic that began after January 21, 2020......read more
Outdoor recreation store opens in Berkeley Springs
07/11/2023
The aptly named Trail Depot opened recently across North Washington Street from Berkeley Springs train depot, the historic railway station and trailhead for a planned North Berkeley Rail Trail, expected to open within the next couple of years......read more
West Virginia University at Parkersburg, Constellium hold 2023 Skilled Trades signing ceremony
07/10/2023
RAVENSWOOD — West Virginia University at Parkersburg and Constellium in Ravenswood held a signing ceremony on Friday for 13 students who received scholarships for the Skilled Trades Scholarship Program. The scholarship program is a collaboration......read more
Schedule your next group event at WV State Parks
07/10/2023
At West Virginia State Park meeting and conference facilities, you can get right down to business while surrounding yourself with the rugged mountain beauty of our state parks. Our state park lodge and conference centers provide everything you need to......read more
Become a Certified Residential Energy Inspector / Plans Examiner – Free Course
07/10/2023
Join our comprehensive full-day course designed to prepare you for the ICC Residential Energy Inspector / Plans Examiner Certification Exam. This intensive training, conducted by experts in the field, will equip you with the knowledge and skills......read more
Nucor purchases two parcels for planned transloading, processing facility
07/09/2023
NEW CUMBERLAND, W.Va. — Nucor last week confirmed it has purchased two parcels of real estate in New Cumberland, West Virginia for its planned transloading and processing facility. “We did close on two real estate parcels in New Cumberland, WV and are......read more
New Marshall-WLU Flight School Plans Fall 2024 Takeoff from Wheeling-Ohio County Airport
07/09/2023
WHEELING — A new flight school — jointly piloted by West Liberty and Marshall universities — is planning for takeoff from the Wheeling-Ohio County Airport in the fall of 2024. Officials from both WLU and Marshall were among those at the airport......read more
The aerospace industry says Yes WV
07/09/2023
The aerospace industry is a dynamic, emerging economic sector in West Virginia. From up-and-coming high-tech innovators to established titans of the industry, the state’s growing cluster of aerospace companies is fueled by an array of advantages. West......read more
See The Stars in Almost Heaven, West Virginia
07/08/2023
Home to one of the largest and darkest skysheds on the East Coast, West Virginia is the perfect spot to unwind and soak in the beauty of the star-studded skies. Just last year, Travel + Leisure dubbed the state as “the most under-the-radar stargazing......read more
Find your job in #YesWV
07/08/2023
West Virginia is hiring! Discover career opportunities in a wide variety of fields, including business development, engineering, information technology and more. Find your dream job in Almost Heaven. Check out the listings and apply now! Learn more......read more
Helvetia filmmakers release ‘O, Pioneer’
07/08/2023
A locally filmed West Virginia documentary will begin a national film festival tour later this summer, premiering at an event in California. “O Pioneer”, directed and produced by Helvetia’s Clara Lehmann and Jonathan Lacocque, will premiere at the......read more
The WV SBDC celebrates four small business winners this year during small business week
07/07/2023
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Small Business Development Center (WV SBDC) and Small Business Administration (SBA) WV District Office officials celebrated 2023 Small Business Week Award winners on May 3 at the Robert H. Mollohan Research Center......read more
WVDNR, Trout Unlimited partnership rejuvenates WV streams
07/07/2023
The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has a longstanding relationship with Trout Unlimited Chapters and its State Council in West Virginia. Each year over the last two decades, volunteers have contributed several thousands of dollars to......read more
Wheeling ranked among 50 best places to live for families
07/06/2023
This sparsely populated small town on the Ohio River once served as West Virginia’s capital during the Civil War, and residents and visitors alike can still enjoy the historic architecture throughout. Most notable is the Wheeling Suspension Bridge, an......read more
Peregrine chicks take flight at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
07/06/2023
HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. — According to National Park Service officials, three peregrine falcon chicks have successfully taken their first flights from the cliffs of Maryland Heights at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park in West Virginia. This is the......read more
Construction of Raleigh Solar Farm on track for 2024
07/06/2023
Plans are moving forward to convert more than 500 acres of former farmland in Raleigh County into one of southern West Virginia’s first solar farms. Representatives with Enel Green Power North America attended a Raleigh County Commission meeting......read more
Defluri's Fine Chocolate: A Sweet Success Story in #YesWV
07/06/2023
In this episode of daily304’s Innovators and Entrepreneurs, we delve into the story of Brenda Casabona, the owner of Defluri's Fine Chocolate in Martinsburg, West Virginia....read more
WMYW and Bright Star with Alchemy Theatre
07/06/2023
​What Makes You Wonderful talks to Executive Director Nora Ankrom and Director Mike Murdock about the Alchemy Theatre musical production of Bright Star. Showings run July 7 through July 16. ...read more
Talking Tasty Chocolate in Almost Heaven with Brenda Casabona
07/05/2023
In this episode of Innovators and Entrepreneurs, we talk to Brenda Casabona, Owner of Defluri’s Fine Chocolate in Martinsburg, West Virginia. She tells us why she decided to call West Virginia home and what makes her fine chocolates unique. “We visited......read more
Hernshaw Farms
07/05/2023
Tucked away inside one of West Virginia's beautiful mountains is where you'll find Hernshaw Farms. They use the Memorial Tunnel along the West Virginia Turnpike to grow a large variety of mushrooms. We talk to them about how they supply local......read more
The history of West Virginia anthem ‘Take Me Home, Country Roads’
07/04/2023
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — “Take Me Home, Country Roads” has become a song loved by West Virginians and the world. It has been featured in movies, TV shows, video games and more, but how did it get to the point? While the West Virginia anthem was inspired......read more
Soak Up The Sun With These 4 Lakeside Stays in West Virginia
07/04/2023
Nestled in the mountains of West Virginia, you can find many beautiful, serene lakes that provide an escape into nature. Enjoy swimming, fishing, snorkeling, boating or simply relaxing by the water at any one of them. You don’t have to sacrifice......read more
Oktana Says #YesWV
07/04/2023
Primarily located in Latin America, Oktana was drawn to West Virginia because of its sense of home. Oktana is a software developer within the information technology industry that provides custom app development. The company specializes in design......read more
Crave WV visits The Loopy Leaf
07/03/2023
Meatless Monday...is that a thing? Well, it is now! This week on Crave WV, we take you to @The Loopy Leaf in downtown Charleston to show you that vegan dishes can truly pack a punch in the flavor department. See for yourself! Watch the video......read more
Hot Tamale: Chef Brings Authentic Flavors to the Mountains
07/03/2023
Authentic tamales in the capital city of West Virginia might seem like a far-off dream for many, but Amanda Ivy has brought them to reality. Some tamale variations Ivy has offered include: Salvadoran chicken; chicken mole; green chile pork; pork chile......read more
Building Up the Blockchain with Jacob Lysick
07/03/2023
In this episode of Innovators and Entrepreneurs, we talk to Jacob Lysick, co-founder and COO at Orion Block Systems. His company works to increase security in the blockchain by solving key security issues within the process. “We are providing the......read more
Have fun while learning about nature at WV state parks
07/02/2023
Who says education has to be boring? Bring the kids to a state park nature program and they’ll have so much fun they won’t even realize they’re learning something. These programs are suitable for all ages from toddlers to grownups, so bring the whole......read more
Shaping the Future With WV HEPC – Supporting #YesWV’s Higher Education System
07/02/2023
West Virginia is home to a diverse higher education system that offers many opportunities for students seeking a college degree or technical training. With 12 public baccalaureate institutions and nine public community and technical colleges, West......read more
The Melody of Hiraeth Celebrating West Virginia’s Makers
07/02/2023
Hiraeth is a Celtic word that evades translation. It is the ache, the longing, the belonging of a place that unceasingly whispers our name, a place that claims us. Our spiritual home. West Virginia is my ancestral home. The hiraeth that beckoned my......read more
Top 10: What makes for a good West Virginia arts community?
07/01/2023
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- What makes for a good arts community? According to John Villani, the author of “The 100 Best Small Art Towns in America,” good arts communities are those in which affordable housing, entrepreneurial spirit, and the availability of......read more
Wisdom Unleashed: Embracing “No” and Paving Your Own Path
07/01/2023
How do you like being told, “No?” Greetings from Parkwood Studios in Almost Heaven West Virginia! Allow me a moment to introduce myself. I’m Skip Lineberg. I am an entrepreneur and a podcaster. Mostly, I am a work in progress. Ready for something......read more
West Virginia Batman receives Distinguished West Virginian Award
07/01/2023
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WCHS) — The West Virginia Batman received the highest honor a civilian in the Mountain State can receive Sunday. The man behind the mask, John Buckland, goes to Expression Church in Huntington, and because the church is a crucial......read more
NTIA grant for Appalachian power will expand broadband access to more rural households
06/30/2023
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With a $25 million grant from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), Appalachian Power will be able to expand its fiber optic data network and make broadband access available to thousands of more......read more
Dem 2 Brothers and a Grill opens new location downtown, 40 food trucks are coming to Regatta
06/30/2023
Dem 2 Brothers and a Grill quietly opened its new location in downtown Charleston this past week, adding another option for diners craving the restaurant’s mouthwatering barbecue, homestyle sides and desserts. Located in the storefront that formerly......read more
W.Va. museum curator: locals know there's a Bigfoot out there
06/30/2023
SUTTON, W.Va. — Locals know there's a Bigfoot, or several of the creatures, living in the forests of central West Virginia, according to the curator of the West Virginia Bigfoot Museum in Sutton, West Virginia. David Petolicchio says that when he......read more
‘King Coal’ to premiere at Culture Center in Charleston July 8
06/29/2023
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — “King Coal,” a feature-length documentary by West Virginia-raised and Academy Award-nominated filmmakers Curren Sheldon and Elaine McMillion Sheldon, makes its home-state premiere at the West Virginia Culture Center in Charleston......read more
Brad D. Smith looks to take Ascend West Virginia program to the next level
06/29/2023
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WV News) — The Ascend West Virginia program soon will go to the next level, according to Brad D. Smith. Smith, the former CEO and later executive chairman of Intuit and the current president of Marshall University, and his wife, Alys......read more
Charleston Sternwheel Regatta set for June 30-July 4
06/29/2023
The Charleston Sternwheel Regatta returns to the Capital City June 30 through July 4. Highlights include concerts, car shows and even wiener dog races. This year’s live music lineup includes Better Than Ezra, Flo Rida, Kool and the Gang, Jo Dee......read more
Marshall University appoints new Vice President of Economic and Workforce Development
06/28/2023
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Marshall University President Brad Smith announced another new faculty member to fill a leadership role, this time as the Vice President of Economic and Workforce Development. Founder and CEO of Coalfield Development, Brandon......read more
Program that pays remote workers to relocate in W.Va. will now include the New River Gorge
06/28/2023
FAYETTE COUNTY, W.Va. (WCHS) — The West Virginia Ascend program launched just two years ago and will now be adding the New River Gorge region to its options for relocation. The program pays remote workers from other states to relocate to West Virginia......read more
Historic mill at Morgantown, W.Va., attracting visitors in summer
06/28/2023
EASTON, W.Va. — Hidden in a small wooded valley within the busy municipality of Morgantown, West Virginia, the historic steam-powered Easton Roller Mill roars to life on summer Sundays, attracting the attention of all who enjoy gears and pulleys. The......read more
WMYW Celebrates 4th of July in Ripley
06/28/2023
What Makes You Wonderful talks to Ripley, WV, Mayor Rader about everything you and your family can get into this weekend at the 4th of July Celebration!...read more
Fathers, sons and grandsons share passion for the rails
06/27/2023
CASS, W.Va. — There’s something quite magical about an old steam train chugging along the mountainous terrain deep in the hills of West Virginia. For all those folks young and old who have grown up with a fascination for trains, a trip to Cass, West......read more
U.S. Capitol to go W.Va. wild-and-wonderful this holiday season
06/27/2023
ELKINS, W.Va. — The U.S. Capitol is going wild and wonderful this Christmas as West Virginia comes to the fore as the nation's forest and outdoor recreation wonderland. In addition to providing the 70- to 80-foot tree that will be displayed on the west......read more
Theatre West Virginia redux – Plotting a future while trying to recreate enthusiasm of the past
06/27/2023
Earlier this week, Theatre West Virginia announced its 2023 season lineup, including the longtime favorite “Hatfields & McCoys” and, new this year, “Rocket Boys,” the original Homer Hickman musical from 2008. The cast and crew of nearly 50 people met......read more
Going Solo: How To Be A Solopreneur That Actually Gets Things Done
06/26/2023
In recent years, more and more people have opted to become self-employed and work as solopreneurs. While self-employment offers many advantages, it also presents unique challenges that can impact a solopreneur’s ability to get things done. In this......read more
Melissa Doty -- Shine On, WV
06/26/2023
Visual Artist Melissa Doty was never professionally trained, but that didn't stop her from creating some of the most positive and uplifting pieces of visual art! Living in Charleston, WV, she's had the opportunity to helm a lot of public art projects......read more
Surprising facts about W.Va.'s quintessential biscuit restaurant
06/25/2023
HURRICANE, W.Va. — Known for its made-from-scratch biscuit sandwiches, Tudor’s Biscuit World has been a staple of Appalachian cuisine since it first opened and is one of the only fast-food chains of its size to originate in West Virginia. Elizabeth......read more
Dates out for whitewater rafting on the Gauley River
06/25/2023
FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. — Every September and October, West Virginia’s Gauley River features the world’s best whitewater. The Summersville Dam is drawn down at 2,800 cubic feet per second by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to create close to 100 rapids......read more
How Marshall University President Brad Smith Became West Virginia’s Richest Person
06/25/2023
Brad Smith was six years old when a plane carrying the 1970 Marshall University football team crashed a mile from his home near campus in southern West Virginia, killing all 75 people on board. His cousins rushed to aid their dying neighbors as......read more
The Mountain Stage music show is coming to Clarksburg for the first time
06/24/2023
CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (WBOY) — Mountain Stage is coming to Clarksburg for the first time in its nearly 40-year-old history this August according to a Tuesday morning release from the Cultural Foundation of Harrison County. The show will be held at the......read more
Princeton couple visits all 55 counties in West Virginia
06/24/2023
Four years ago, Jim & Judy Holland took a drive. They had extra time and wanted to explore after doing some work on their house. They drove through several counties in southern West Virginia that day. Mesmerized by what they saw in their own backyard......read more
Advantage Valley, WV, is Ready for Take Off
06/24/2023
The aerospace/aviation sector is taking flight in Advantage Valley as the region creates more forward-thinking jobs for the up-and-coming workforce. Companies in the Advantage Valley comprise a critical link in West Virginia’s aviation and aerospace......read more
Charleston named leafiest capital city in America
06/23/2023
CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – The city of Charleston recently earned itself the title of “America’s Leafiest Capital City.” Nearmap, a leading location intelligence and aerial imagery solutions provider, today released a first-of-its-kind report......read more
WVU researchers create micro-mills, outreach for W.Va. wool
06/23/2023
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Wool production has declined in West Virginia, but researchers at West Virginia University are exploring new ways to support the state's sheep farmers and wool producers. Jordon Masters, a WVU research assistant, is leading the......read more
Ascend West Virginia opens application for New River Gorge area
06/23/2023
Ascend West Virginia, the nation’s premier talent attraction and retention program, today (June 20) announced its addition of the New River Gorge community to the program. Founded by West Virginia native Brad D. Smith and his wife Alys, Ascend WV will......read more
Christian Lopez Goes Back to ‘Harpers Ferry’ in a Dreamlike New Video
06/22/2023
Christian Lopez recorded his just-released album “Magdalena” in self-imposed exile in a remote corner of New Mexico. But for his new video “Harpers Ferry,” the singer-songwriter-guitarist went home again. A West Virginia native, Lopez would frequently......read more
Gov. Justice announces $50M state investment for WVU Cancer Institute
06/22/2023
PRINCETON, W.Va (WDTV) - Governor Justice joined West Virginia University academic and healthcare leaders on Thursday to announce a large state investment for the WVU Cancer Institute. The $50 million dollar check Gov. Justice delivered helps in the......read more
Earn a Living While Earning a Degree in Huntington, WV
06/22/2023
Students at Mountwest Community and Technical College in Huntington can earn a living while also earning a degree via on-the-job training initiatives. Through partnerships with C.J. Hughes Construction Co. and the IT managed service provider Ntiva......read more
Experience a memorable stay at these unique dwellings at West Virginia State Parks
06/21/2023
Sometimes a getaway calls for extra special accommodations. From yurts to backcountry cabins, West Virginia state parks and forests offer a range of unique dwellings that will become just as much a part of your memories as the area’s natural beauty and......read more
America’s oldest five and dime is in West Virginia
06/21/2023
CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (WBOY) — Five and dime stores are one of America’s older traditions, but one West Virginian five and dime has stood the test of time. Berdine’s Five and Dime (5 and Dime), located in Harrisville, West Virginia, has upheld the age-old......read more
Dry Creek Music and Arts Festival set for June 23-24
06/21/2023
Tucked away in Greenbrier County in southeastern West Virginia is White Sulphur Springs – a destination that may be known to few but should be explored by all. It is home to a one-of-a-kind art scene, unique shops, delicious cuisine options and......read more
Spruce Knob hosts Kite Festival
06/20/2023
6am 6/20 Spruce Knob hosts Kite Festival Free and open to the public, no registration needed. Come join us on our Spruce Knob campus for our fourth annual Spruce Knob Kite Festival from 12 – 8:30 pm! Beer garden will open at 2 pm. During the day you......read more
Historic Jim’s Steak and Spaghetti House turns 85
06/20/2023
A Huntington institution celebrated a major milestone Friday. Jim’s Restaurant turned 85. Jim Tweel opened the restaurant in the same location in 1938. It’s still owned by the Tweel family today. “Being a restaurant and surviving for 85 years in the......read more
New documentary series ‘West Virginia Makes’ to air on PBS
06/20/2023
Motion Masters presents a new documentary series, “West Virginia Makes” -- stories about the diversity of crafts and products made in West Virginia -- some with fans around the globe. West Virginia Makes will be broadcast statewide on West Virginia......read more
First-time camper? 7 tips to help you get the most out of your trip.
06/19/2023
From scouting and family trips to backcountry excursions, many fond memories are made with friends and family around a campfire. While camping is one of the most popular outdoor activities, not everyone has been fortunate enough to have gone camping......read more
Resort re-introduces sunset rafting trips in the New River Gorge
06/19/2023
FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. — Old-time river rafters know that nothing compares to a sunset whitewater journey through the New River Gorge in West Virginia. The long shadows and warm evening breezes make for a transcendent romantic experience. Thanks to......read more
The future of energy in West Virginia
06/19/2023
For years, energy leaders, environmental experts and government entities have been working to find ways to decrease and divert greenhouse gases emitted into the atmos­phere while burning fossil fuels. While resources like coal and natural gas will......read more
Foodie travel guide to West Virginia state parks
06/18/2023
There’s plenty to do at West Virginia state parks and forests, from hiking, biking and fishing to swimming, horseback riding and more. ...read more
WVU robotics team wins international Mars Rover challenge
06/18/2023
The West Virginia University robotics team, based at the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, is the best in the world. Team Mountaineers topped dozens of other teams from 10 countries in a competition to design and build......read more
Preserving history and boosting small business gives Wheeling Heritage national accreditation
06/17/2023
You can see it in all of the hard hats and orange cones—Wheeling is in the middle of a makeover. Much of that investment is thanks to a small but committed group that just received national recognition for their work. For the fifth time, Wheeling......read more
Plan a fishing adventure at WV State Parks
06/17/2023
Get your family hooked on fishing by taking them to a West Virginia state park or forest. Our lakes and streams are stocked with trout, bass, bluegill and other sport fish. State parks and forests are some of the best places for new anglers to catch a......read more
Blenko's West Virginia Day pieces, rich with symbolism, celebrate history of coal
06/17/2023
MILTON — Blenko Glass is launching its West Virginia Day pieces. This year’s items draw inspiration from the coal industry. The first West Virginia Day Piece was commissioned by Charleston’s now-defunct Diamond Department Store. The piece is a run......read more
Camping Potential of West Virginia: Natural Splendor of “Mountain Momma”
06/16/2023
West Virginia, known as the “Mountain State,” is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. With its breathtaking landscapes, abundant wildlife, and diverse ecosystems, it offers an array of camping spots that cater to all levels of adventurers. Whether you......read more
Center set to receive state grant
06/16/2023
A local nonprofit facility will receive a prestigious state grant. The West Virginia Humanities Council, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, recently announced that the Kump Education Center is the recipient of a minigrant......read more
10 Abandoned Places In West Virginia That Still Have Stories To Tell
06/16/2023
Visiting abandoned places is one of the most exciting adventures to have, and West Virginia is home to many of them. Besides being eerily beautiful, West Virginia's abandoned places force one to pause and think about what they were like when they were......read more
Don’t Miss this Summer’s Tour de Coal
06/15/2023
Craving a day on the water? Cool off on the water with a one-of-a-kind float trip on the Coal River. The Tour de Coal is an annual event organized by the Coal River Group with the goal of revitalizing the Coal Rivers and their communities. This annual......read more
Recycling company to bring manufacturing facility to Quincy
06/15/2023
QUINCY, W.Va. (WCHS) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice announced 40 full-time jobs are coming to Quincy as part of a $50 million investment. CleanVision Corp. is building a manufacturing facility in the eastern Kanawha County community to convert......read more
Blackwater Falls makeover makes it a destination for downtime
06/14/2023
The serenity and beauty of West Virginia is now on the next level with the newly renovated Blackwater Falls State Park. Located in Tucker County among the trees of the Allegheny Forest, your next destination for downtime is a welcoming experience from......read more
West Virginia Community Development Hub selects first communities for Accelerate WV
06/14/2023
The West Virginia Community Development Hub has announced the first group of communities that will participate in the Accelerate WV program. The Accelerate WV program is part of the Community and Business Resilience Initiative work as part of the......read more
Mini Malls on Main Streets trend catching on in Wetzel, Tyler counties
06/14/2023
A business trend has been picking up across the country, and Wetzel and Tyler counties were quick to join in with their own “mini malls on main streets.” The vendor-style stores share a name and a roof, but inside, they’re filled with multiple local......read more
WMYW goes to Juneteenth 2023
06/14/2023
What Makes You Wonderful talks to Jill Upson about all the activities and performers you'll see at this year's Juneteenth celebration at the WV State Capitol Complex this Saturday, June 17, from 5-9 p.m......read more
Gov. Justice announces broadband advancements, partnerships, and expansion opportunities throughout West Virginia
06/13/2023
Gov. Jim Justice today announced the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) latest update to the National Broadband Map will mean the opportunity for broadband funding for an additional 80,700 unserved and underserved locations in West Virginia......read more
Meet Lucy Pickles, the mascot for Swilled Dog ciders and spirits
06/13/2023
Crave West Virginia brings you something spectacular from the state's Eastern Panhandle. Swilled Dog is a majority female owned craft beverage company that focuses on delivering high quality ciders and whiskey to their customers. The inspiration behind......read more
West Virginia Symphony Hires New Music Director
06/12/2023
As it enters its 85th season, the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra (WVSO) announced Maurice Cohn as its 11th music director. Cohn will locate to Charleston, West Virginia, in September 2023. Following an international search of almost two years for the......read more
Marshall Advanced Manufacturing Training Center opens at the West Virginia Regional Technology Park
06/12/2023
The West Virginia Regional Technology Park welcomed the Marshall Advanced Manufacturing Center to its South Charleston, West Virginia campus. The new training and education center expands training options for existing businesses and helps attract new......read more
Answering the Call from #YesWV - Meet Lauttamus Communications & Security
06/11/2023
Headquartered in Weirton, Lauttamus Communications & Security has a strong reputation of quality work, integrity, passion, strong ethics, and customer service. We’re thrilled they said #YESWV and proud they continue to call West Virginia home. Watch......read more
Gov. Justice celebrates new motorcycle trail
06/11/2023
PHILIPPI, W.Va (WDTV) - Gov. Justice held an event Friday to commemorate the newest route of the West Virginia Mountain Rides program. Birdeye Bend is a scenic loop that leads travelers throughout the northern region of the state. It marks the fourth......read more
‘Almost Heaven’ swing attracting unusual traffic to Bluestone Lake
06/11/2023
HINTON, W.Va. — A single swing placed on an overlook along Bluestone Lake in southern West Virginia is significantly impacting tourism at the popular fishing and boating lake. One of a growing number of swings installed statewide at scenic locations by......read more
The Nucor impact Mason County ready for opportunities, challenges
06/10/2023
POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — John Musgrave predicts a very different-looking Mason County in the next 10 years. Musgrave, the Mason County Economic Development Authority’s executive director, says the county’s economy and population could change......read more
Take a trip along the newest state waterfall trail at Bethany College
06/10/2023
BETHANY, W.Va. (WTRF) — When you think of waterfalls, you probably imagine the breathtaking views of Niagara or Yosemite. But West Virginia’s mountains mean the beauty of falling water is never too far—no plane ticket required. It’s easy to miss......read more
Generation WV presents Summer Night Soiree
06/10/2023
Join Generation WV for a Summer Night Soiree -- an evening to recognize notable West Virginians who are embodying our mission of attracting, retaining and advancing young people in the Mountain State. The event takes place Aug. 26 at J.Q. Dickinson......read more
Capito, Carmichael ride Pure Watercraft’s electric pontoon boat as part of ribbon cutting
06/09/2023
BEECH BOTTOM, W.Va. — West Virginia Economic Development Secretary Mitch Carmichael took a ride Monday on an electric pontoon boat made by Pure Watercraft Monday and he came away impressed. “You couldn’t even hear it running,” Carmichael told MetroNews......read more
Tokamak Energy selected for U.S. DOE Milestone-Based Fusion Development Program
06/09/2023
Tokamak Energy Inc, the West Virginia-based U.S. subsidiary of British company Tokamak Energy Ltd, has been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for an award as part of its bold decadal vision for delivering commercial fusion. The DOE’s......read more
Gov. Justice announces Clean Vision Corporation to invest $50 million, build facility in Kanawha County
06/09/2023
Gov. Jim Justice announced today that Clean Vision Corporation (Clean Vision) has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) between its Clean-Seas West Virginia subsidiary and the West Virginia Department of Economic Development (WVDED). This......read more
Trade Winds Export Program Opens Doors for #YesWV Small Businesses
06/08/2023
Trade Winds ASEAN was a resounding success. If you missed it, don’t worry. Here’s a brief recap of what happened! 4 WV small businesses 25,000+ miles flown 3 countries visited 45+ meetings with potential clients and government officials $19k+ in STEP......read more
West Virginia STEM education program serving as a national model
06/08/2023
WASHINGTON, D.C. (DC News Now) — A conference in the Nation’s Capital today singled out West Virginia’s STEM education program as a model for other states to follow. Its focus? Delivering healthcare to rural and underserved communities. The West......read more
WV Free Fishing Weekend set for June 10-11
06/08/2023
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice announced today that West Virginia’s Free Fishing Weekend will return June 10-11, 2023, and encouraged anglers and their families to plan a trip. West Virginia’s Free Fishing Weekend is part of a nationwide effort......read more
WVDEP Junior Conservation Camp set for June 19-23
06/07/2023
The West Virginia Division of Environmental Protection will host its Junior Conservation Camp on June 19-23, 2023, at Cedar Lakes in Ripley. Open to anyone between the ages of 11 and 14, the overnight camp offers a wide variety of classes that will......read more
The Great Seal of West Virginia: what its symbols mean
06/07/2023
The Great Seal of West Virginia may be as fascinating to some West Virginians as the U.S. dollar bill is for other Americans. It's full of symbolism, the origins of which continue to be examined. Some of its symbols are mysterious, while others are......read more
YNST Magazine showcases WV artists and entrepreneurs
06/07/2023
YNST Magazine aims to broadcast print & digital content that connects creatives in and from Appalachia to the rest of the world. “I was doing a bunch of things simultaneously at West Virginia University, and I was seeing first-hand the incredible......read more
Local musician features city of Charleston in her first music video
06/06/2023
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Charleston residents got a first look at a West Virginia musicians first ever music video Tuesday evening. The premier of Kate Boytek’s music video was shown at Short Story Brewing in downtown Charleston for her recently released......read more
Celebrate Princeton Street Fair returns to the district
06/06/2023
PRINCETON, WV (WVNS) — On Saturday, June 10, 2023, the ‘Celebrate Princeton Street Fair’ returns to the Mercer Street Grassroots District of downtown Princeton! This event, happening from 10 AM to 5 PM, will have a variety of acts from performances by......read more
Winfield Watersports Weekend set for June 9-10
06/06/2023
Winfield Watersports Weekend kicks off Friday, June 9 at the Winfield Boat Ramp with free SUP lessons and a sunset float on the Kanawha River. Events and activities throughout Friday and Saturday include paddle board and kayak races, a rubber ducky......read more
Film groups hosting locations workshop June 24-25
06/05/2023
Interested in working in the film industry? The West Virginia tax incentive has recently been restored, attracting more productions to the state this past year and the need for Location Scouts and Location Managers are in demand. West Virginia......read more
Student leaders from colleges and universities statewide come together for the Student Leadership Conference
06/05/2023
DAVIS, WV – Fifty student government representatives from thirteen two- and four-year colleges across West Virginia gathered at Canaan Valley Resort and Conference Center for the 18th annual West Virginia Student Leadership Conference (WVSLC). The......read more
Justice Announces Transportation Initiative For People In Recovery
06/05/2023
Gov. Jim Justice announced Wednesday a new initiative for people in recovery from substance use disorder. Get Paid to Pay it Forward is part of the Jobs & Hope West Virginia program. The campaign offers a financial incentive to drivers who transport......read more
Why Advantage Valley, WV, is a Great Place to Live for Young Professionals
06/04/2023
West Virginia boasts an impressive collection of colleges and universities, bringing many young people to the state for education and college life. And until recently, once those graduates left school, they often left the state, taking their newly......read more
Mountain State Music highlights talented West Virginians
06/04/2023
There are so many talented musicians in West Virginia, and the daily304 wants to shine a spotlight on each and every one of them. Every month, we introduce you to creative West Virginia artists and their original songs. It’s a concert from your couch......read more
Historic Shepherdstown Church To Be Repurposed As Live Theater Venue
06/03/2023
A 275-year-old church in Shepherdstown will be repurposed as a theater venue after its final service was held earlier this year. The congregation of the Christ Reformed United Church of Christ donated the historic building to the Contemporary American......read more
Starlink providing broadband in remote sections of West Virginia
06/03/2023
Satellite-based broadband is allowing telecommuters to settle in even some of the most remote areas in West Virginia. The revolutionary development is changing the face of the chiefly rural state at the center of the eastern U.S. “What's happening now......read more
West Virginia festivals happening in June
06/03/2023
CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (WBOY) — Planning a weekend getaway or mini staycation in June? Here are some festivals happening in West Virginia that you should definitely mark on your calendar. Mountain Music Festival – June 1-3 Featuring more than 20 bands, this......read more
Drive-in movie theaters in West Virginia
06/02/2023
GHENT, WV (WVNS)– Currently, there are at least six different open drive-in theaters in West Virginia just waiting to be explored. According to driveinmovie.com, West Virginia got a late start in obtaining drive-ins, but by the mid-1950s the state had......read more
Workforce training helps preserve historic New River Gorge Depot
06/02/2023
A group from the National Park Service’s Historic Preservation Training Center is working with staff at the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve to restore its historic Thurmond Depot. The building is an old railroad depot built at the beginning......read more
Frito Lay says new Putnam County warehouse is an investment in the future
06/02/2023
SCOTT DEPOT, W.Va.– Officials at Frito Lay say a new state of the art facility in West Virginia will serve their needs for distribution for many years into the future. The new warehouse and distribution center opened at the Teays Valley exit of I-64 in......read more
What makes you wonderful, West Virginia?
06/01/2023
You can find out all of the amazing places to go and interesting people to meet each week listening to the daily304’s What Makes You Wonderful podcast – we uncover wonders that make West Virginia truly extraordinary. Host Tiffney Lopez connects with......read more
Summer Road Trip to the Northern Panhandle
06/01/2023
The Northern Panhandle in West Virginia represents one of two panhandles in West Virginia. With historic cities like Wheeling, Weirton, Moundsville and others within one-hour drives of each other, Almost Heaven will amaze you with its array of options......read more
Hot Dog Trail launches in Huntington
06/01/2023
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The Huntington area has a lot of popular hot dog stands and those in the tourism industry want to showcase it to travelers this summer with a new trail. The Huntington Area Convention & Visitors Bureau recently launched the......read more
Morgantown student wins Doodle for Google for West Virginia
05/31/2023
MORGANTOWN, W.Va (WDTV) - A Morgantown student could soon have her art on the Google homepage for hundreds of millions of people to see. Kelly Meadows, a fifth grader from Ridgedale Elementary, is one of 55 Doodle for Google winners with her “Waffles......read more
West Virginia Makes Festival set for Oct. 6
05/31/2023
Calling all makers! The West Virginia Makes Festival, the state and region’s largest maker fair, returns Friday, October 6, 2023! Our 10th annual festival on the campus of Marshall University in Huntington promises to be bigger and better than ever......read more
Gov. Justice announces expansion of the popular West Virginia Waterfall Trail
05/31/2023
Just in time for Memorial Day weekend, Gov. Jim Justice today announced a major expansion of the popular West Virginia Waterfall Trail. The trail now has nine new stops, bringing the total up to 38 for those looking to explore cascades across the......read more
Mountain State Music, May 2023
05/31/2023
The daily304 and Folklore Music Exchange are proud to present our second Mountain State Music Concert from the Folklore Stage in Charleston, Almost Heaven, West Virginia. This week's guests include Andrew Adkins and Annie Neeley! It's a concert from......read more
Register for the West Virginia Inventors Society gathering
05/30/2023
Calling inventors, entrepreneurs, innovators…and the curious! The West Virginia Inventors Society will gather June 22, 2023 in Huntington. Join us for a chance to network with like-minded folks, connect with service providers, and find inspiration in......read more
The Ultimate Road Trip to Fayetteville, W.Va.
05/30/2023
Are you planning any road trips? Consider adding this road trip to Fayetteville, West Virginia, to your itinerary. This charming town offers a plethora of outdoor adventures, shopping, dining, and historic landmarks that will make your trip......read more
Students show-off skills in ‘blackout’ drone championship
05/30/2023
FAIRMONT — Students from across the United States took their skills to new heights on Friday by competing in the Aerial Drone Competition Championship at Fairmont State University. The event, which hosted a total of 62 teams from 10 different states......read more
Carrollton Covered Bridge restoration complete after 2017 fire
05/29/2023
VOLGA, W.Va. (WBOY) — After almost six years, the Carrollton Covered Bridge in Barbour County has been officially restored to its former glory. Originally built in 1856, the bridge was heavily damaged in an August 2017 fire, and at that time, was only......read more
It’s off to camp we go: WVU Extension summer camps welcome all West Virginia youth
05/29/2023
WEST VIRGINIA (WVDN) – Youths from across West Virginia head to West Virginia University Jackson’s Mill each summer to participate in camps. This year is no different, as WVU Extension offers five statewide camps, including a new addition this summer......read more
Is West Virginia good for beekeeping?
05/28/2023
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WOWK) — What’s the buzz about this sweet hobby in the Mountain State? According to a study by Lawn Love, West Virginia is ranked 33 on the list of 2023’s Best States for Beekeeping. West Virginia is in the top 10 of states with the......read more
Wheeling accepting applications for half-million dollar small business program
05/28/2023
WHEELING, W.Va. (WTRF) — A long-standing program in the City of Wheeling just received major support and that’s great news for small businesses. Senator Joe Manchin’s office recently announced the City of Wheeling Small Business Facade Program will......read more
West Virginia brewery medals at World Beer Cup
05/28/2023
ELKINS, W.Va. (WBOY) — The Big Timber Brewing Company brought international attention to the West Virginia beer scene earlier this month at the World Beer Cup, a global beer competition that attracted 2,375 other breweries from 51 different countries......read more
Tell us, West Virginia, what makes YOU wonderful?
05/27/2023
The daily304 asks, “What makes you wonderful?” Join as we chat with the organizers who are making great things happen in Almost Heaven -- from women’s expos to music festivals. Topics include the Marshall Artists Series, Green Bank Observatory, Hinton......read more
Discover West Virginia’s wild and wonderful history
05/27/2023
The History Project is the daily304’s presentation of famous people, places and events that shaped West Virginia. Major events like the Revolutionary and Civil wars, and famous people ranging from Daniel Boone to Katherine Johnson, mix with the rich......read more
Get connected with the movers and shakers in Almost Heaven
05/27/2023
The daily304’s Innovators and Entrepreneurs helps you stay connected with the people who shape West Virginia. Whether it’s a brand-new invention or an improvement to our community, there are so many talented innovators and entrepreneurs who have......read more
Tasty Tuesday: Chico’s Bakery
05/26/2023
In this edition of Tasty Tuesday, Tyler visits Chico’s Bakery in Morgantown, home of the famous pepperoni roll. Pepperoni rolls have been a West Virginia favorite since the 1920’s. Using a recipe that had been in the family for generations, third......read more
First Elk River Rails to Trails business opens in Gassaway
05/26/2023
The first supporting business in Braxton County to open in conjunction with the newly constructed Elk River “Rails to Trails” system is now open for business. The Gassaway Area Improvement Committee (GAIC) hosted the ribbon cutting the Bigfoot Braxxie......read more
10 places to embrace the wild without pitching a tent
05/26/2023
Lodgings that commune in some way with nature are more popular than ever, post-pandemic. The 2023 North American Camping and Outdoor Hospitality Report found that a record 58 million American and Canadian households camped or “glamped” in 2022. That......read more
Discover West Virginia Grown
05/25/2023
West Virginia’s people take a lot of pride in their heritage. Our farmer and producers are no exception – although they certainly are exceptional. Developed in 1986, West Virginia Grown was designed to market West Virginia grown and made products to......read more
Learn more about food and agriculture companies in West Virginia
05/25/2023
West Virginia has a long history of food and agriculture. Farming here dates back to the Native Americans and early European settlers. Today, West Virginia’s food and agriculture is growing. Last year alone, the state’s farmers produced $800 million in......read more
Vandalia Gathering, celebration of traditional West Virginia music and arts, returns
05/25/2023
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS) — A popular event celebrating traditional arts, music, dance and more in West Virginia is set for this weekend in Charleston. The 46th Vandalia Gathering is scheduled for May 26-28 at the Culture Center and West Virginia State......read more
How to Hike the Appalachian Trail in West Virginia
05/24/2023
Stretching from Georgia to Maine, Appalachian Trail spans through 14 states and leads hikers alongside 2,200 miles of rugged terrain surrounded by astounding beauty all the way. Completing the trail is a daunting task and takes an average of 4 to 6......read more
Study cyber forensics and security at Marshall University
05/24/2023
The Cyber Forensics and Security program at Marshall University gives a well-rounded learning experience that provides students with the best of both cyber forensics and the cyber security world. Students will gain hands-on experience with forensic......read more
WV Wild and Wonderful Celtic Festival showcases Scottish and Celtic Heritage
05/24/2023
CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (WBOY) — The West Virginia Wild and Wonderful Celtic Festival and Highland Games is set to kick off June 17 for the first time at 4H Camp Pioneer in Beverly. Clan Ferguson is carrying on the tradition to educate and share the Scottish......read more
daily304 - Episode 05.23.2023
05/23/2023
On today’s daily304 – WV Envirothon caters to conservation-minded high schoolers. Crave WV samples some vegan dishes from Charleston’s The Loopy Leaf. And WV pubcast organizer Jason Lockart shares how the annual festival got its start....read more
2023 West Virginia Envirothon: Learning and growing in the great outdoors
05/23/2023
Environmental conservation plays a pivotal role in safeguarding the future of our planet, and fostering an early understanding and appreciation for nature is key. ...read more
The Loopy Leaf serves delicious vegan food in downtown Charleston
05/23/2023
Meatless Monday...is that a thing? Well, it is now! This week on Crave WV, we take you to The Loopy Leaf in downtown Charleston to show you that vegan dishes can truly pack a punch in the flavor department. See for yourself!...read more
What Makes You Wonderful: WV Pubfest with Jason Lockart
05/23/2023
What Makes You Wonderful chats with Jason Lockart, president of WV Collective and one of the organizers of WV Pubfest....read more
daily304 - Episode 05.22.2023
05/22/2023
On today’s daily304 – South Charleston’s @GreenPowerBus plans to hire 45 in the coming weeks. List your WV-based jobs for free @therealjobcase. And @WV_TechPark has site openings ideal for STEM related industries....read more
GreenPower to add production workers in South Charleston electric bus manufacturing site
05/22/2023
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — GreenPower Motor Company, the electric school bus maker, plans to hire production associates to assemble the vehicles at the South Charleston manufacturing facility over the next several weeks....read more
Create a free job post - provided by the WV Dept of Economic Development & Jobcase
05/22/2023
Whether you need one employee around the corner, or want to hire hundreds across the country, Jobcase can help you find the right people fast....read more
Make sure you or your clients don't overlook these available spaces at WV Regional Technology Park
05/22/2023
Whether it's new construction on our existing sites or renovating our existing laboratory facilities, the West Virginia Regional Technology Park (WVRTP) stands ready to support laboratories, research, development, testing, innovation, and more. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 05.21.2023
05/21/2023
On today’s daily304 – WV’s @AdvantageValley continues to attract talent. “Rocket Boys” comes to Theatre West Virginia this summer. And Leadership WV touts successes in Huntington....read more
Advantage Valley excels in attracting talent
05/21/2023
Advantage Valley is flexing its manufacturing muscle with a wave of new investment and expansions at existing industries that are creating jobs....read more
‘Rocket Boys’ comes to Theatre West Virginia in July
05/21/2023
“Rocket Boys” is coming to Theatre West Virginia this summer. Performances run July 14-29....read more
Leadership West Virginia: Huntington’s Emerald Shines Bright
05/21/2023
HUNTINGTON — There is probably no better place to begin a program focused on West Virginia’s challenges and successes than Huntington, a city that has overcome some negative stereotypes to emerge as a glowing example of the state’s potential....read more
daily304 - Episode 05.20.2023
05/20/2023
On today’s daily304 – Plan a stargazing party at these parks and forests. Shady Side Market in Raleigh County celebrates 37 years in business. ...read more
8 West Virginia stargazing spots you don’t want to miss this summer
05/20/2023
When it comes to stargazing or any kind of amateur astronomy you definitely don’t want to be left in the dark....read more
Shady Side Market in Daniels welcomes its 37th year in business
05/20/2023
DANIELS, W.Va. (WVVA) - May 10 is National Small Business Day, and one southern West Virginia couple with a passion for customer service is sharing the tricks and trade behind small business longevity....read more
Pipestem State Park is an adventurer’s paradise
05/20/2023
PIPESTEM, WV, — Imagine flying hundreds of feet in the air amidst the mountains and over the gorges in southern West Virginia. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 05.19.2023
05/19/2023
On today’s daily304 – Blennerhassett Island opens for the season. Planning a wedding? @wvexecmag has the scoop on event planners. And Mountaintop Beverage in Morgantown begins production....read more
Blennerhassett Island opens for new season
05/19/2023
PARKERSBURG — Blennerhassett Island opened for the 2023 season on May 2....read more
Venues with event planners
05/19/2023
One of the very first steps in planning a wedding is determining the venue for the ceremony and reception, and choosing a venue with an on-site wedding planner and coordinator offers many benefits for soon-to-be-wed couples. ...read more
Harry Potter festival happening in West Virginia
05/18/2023
Wheeling, WV (WTRF) The mystique of wizardly magic will be overtaking Heritage Port in Wheeling on Saturday, May 20 with the Wheeling Wizarding Festival which will feature a variety of vendors, entertainment, a reptile show, and a costume contest....read more
Golf course opens in Milton as work on resort continues
05/18/2023
MILTON, W.Va. (WCHS) — The Grand Patrician Resort and Country Club is inching forward with its construction. Golfers celebrated the opening of its golf course on Wednesday....read more
Rugged outdoor recreation in Canaan Valley, West Virginia
05/18/2023
Cresting a ridge south of Davis, West Virginia, on the state’s Appalachian Highway, there’s a moment where you’d be hard-pressed not to have John Denver lyrics starting to drift into your ears....read more
daily304 - Episode 05.18.2023
05/18/2023
On today’s daily304 – Blennerhassett Island opens for the season. Planning a wedding? @wvexecmag has the scoop on event planners. And Mountaintop Beverage in Morgantown begins production....read more
daily304 - Episode 05.17.2023
05/17/2023
On today’s daily304 – “December Sky” greenlighted as sequel to @realhomerhickam Rocket Boys film “October Sky.” Discover outdoor recreation, charming towns and loads of natural beauty in the Monongahela National Forest. And register now for a machining co...read more
‘October Sky’ sequel announced
05/17/2023
​CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — A sequel to the classic film chronicling the rocket-building adventure of West Virginia hero Homer Hickam is being made, Hickam tells 13 News....read more
8 Incredible Experiences In The Monongahela National Forest
05/17/2023
My first trip to West Virginia was eye-opening. People say you don’t know what you don’t know, and that’s true about the state of West Virginia....read more
CNC machining bootcamps
05/17/2023
The U.S. manufacturing industry is struggling to find skilled individuals to fill machining and machine tool jobs. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 05.16.2023
05/16/2023
On today’s daily304 – The State Fair of WV seeks competition entries. Save the date! On June 9-18 the city becomes a work of art in @charlestonwv. And @RingoStarrMusic is set to perform in the capital city this October! @WVDeptofAg @wvtourism Read more…...read more
98th annual State Fair of WV now accepting entries
05/16/2023
LEWISBURG, W.Va. (WBOY) — The 98th Annual State Fair of West Virginia (SFWV) is coming soon, but those interested in its competitions can join in now. According to a SFWV release, the deadline to enter is July 14. From August 10-19, fairgoers can......read more
A city becomes a work of art
05/16/2023
Save the date -- June 9-18. FestivALL is a city-wide, multi-arts festival in Charleston, WV showcasing a mix of music, theater, dance, visual art, and more each June. What began as a three-day festival produced by volunteers in 2005 is now an arts......read more
Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band coming to Charleston in October
05/16/2023
Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band will perform at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center on Oct. 9. As drummer and occasional lead singer of The Beatles, his hits include “With a Little Help From My Friends” and “Yellow Submarine.” His......read more
WMYW Pubfest 2023 with Jason Lockart
05/16/2023
What Makes You Wonderful is headed to Cool Ridge, West Virginia, for WV Pubfest 2023 this Saturday, May 20, at Weathered Ground Brewery......read more
Camden Park & The Trolley Parks – West Virginia’s Golden Age of Amusement
05/15/2023
Amusement parks started in Europe, evolving from pleasure gardens and fairs, but in the United States, they were created as waterside attractions or by local trolley companies to encourage more ridership on weekends....read more
daily304 - Episode 05.15.2023
05/15/2023
On today’s daily304 – Symphony Sunday returns to Charleston next month. Learn about Camden Park’s beginnings during the golden age of amusement parks. And @MountainStage celebrates 40 years. @WVSO @wvtourism Read more…...read more
Symphony Sunday set for June 4 at University of Charleston
05/15/2023
“There’s no place like home.” -- It’s a Ruby Celebration for the West Virginia Symphony on this year’s Symphony Sunday. The event takes place from 1 to 10 p.m. June 4 on the lawn of the University of Charleston. Additional entertainment includes woman......read more
40 years of Mountain Stage: Spreading truth and understanding across America
05/15/2023
Jerry Mikkelsen and fiancé Maureen Martin sat front row center for the taping of NPR’s “Mountain Stage” at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, West Virginia. It took 36 hours to get there from their home in Palm Springs, California – by plane via......read more
daily304 - Episode 05.14.2023
05/14/2023
On today’s daily304 – Historic Blennerhassett Hotel earns a prestigious nomination for a Conde Nast Traveler award. @ynstmagazine editor Adam Payne shares his Appalachian inspirations. And … ever wonder who those stone heads were on the State Capitol......read more
Blennerhassett Hotel up for Conde Nast award
05/14/2023
PARKERSBURG — The Blennerhassett Hotel and Spa has been nominated for the Conde Nast Traveler 2023 Reader’s Choice Awards in the Hotel category. The Reader’s Choice Awards are considered to be the most important awards in the travel industry and are......read more
Seeing the Magic of the Arts in Appalachia with Adam Payne
05/14/2023
In this episode of Innovators and Entrepreneurs, we talk to Adam Payne, Editor in Chief of “YNST Magazine.” This media outlet aims to broadcast print & digital content that connects creatives in and from Appalachia to the rest of the world. “I was......read more
What are those stone heads at the West Virginia State Capitol?
05/14/2023
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WBOY) — The building that would become West Virginia’s current capitol began construction in 1924. The design incorporated many intricate details, from the aesthetic to the symbolic, but some who visit the capitol today may be......read more
daily304 - Episode 05.13.2023
05/13/2023
On today’s daily304 – WV’s broadband expansion is moving right along, @SecCarmichaelWV says. Native son @BradPaisley films music video in New River Gorge. @WVU_Tech partners with Belle Chemical to provide opportunities to students. #YesWV @wvdevo......read more
West Virginia keeps working to extend broadband, Carmichael tells lawmakers
05/13/2023
West Virginia development officials have been focusing on expanding broadband internet service through a range of resources, Development Secretary Mitch Carmichael told legislators. “The higher percentage of connections we have, the more we will have......read more
Beckley attraction to be featured in country star's music video
05/13/2023
An award-winning country musician, born in West Virginia’s northern panhandle, will feature southern West Virginia in a new music video for his upcoming album. Glen Dale native Brad Paisley spent last week at several sites in Fayette and Raleigh......read more
WVU Tech, Cornerstone/Belle Chemical Company partnering to provide opportunities to students
05/13/2023
West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WVU Tech) and Cornerstone/Belle Chemical Company have partnered to bring real-world experiences and applications to Tech students. This year, the partnership has allowed students to collaborate with......read more
daily304 - Episode 05.12.2023
05/12/2023
On today’s daily304 – Find out if you qualify for assistance with your internet bill. WV’s unique place names have an interesting backstory. And a historic building in Charleston is set for renovation into apartments. #yeswv @fcc @wvtourism......read more
Save on your internet bill
05/12/2023
If you, your child or dependent are enrolled in government programs like Medicaid, SNAP, WIC, or others, you may qualify for assistance with your internet bill. With the FCC’s Affordable Connectivity Program, you can save on your bill and may be able......read more
There’s a town in WV literally named ‘Odd,’ and that’s just the beginning
05/12/2023
West Virginia has a bunch of small settlements, spread all over. They all needed names, and many of them had very few residents to please. The result? A slew of wild, wonderfully named towns crammed into every nook and cranny of the state.Some of these......read more
Historic Charmco Building in Charleston being transformed into downtown lofts
05/12/2023
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – A piece of Charleston’s history is being transformed into new downtown apartments. That history is the Charmco Building, originally constructed in 1914. The Charmco Building is located on 606 Morris St. in Charleston. “From what......read more
Possibilitarian Sarah Moomau—Helping Grant County Visitors Find Memorable Experiences
05/11/2023
If you ever find yourself moseying through Grant County wondering how to spend your day, Sarah Moomau will be more than happy to point you in the right direction. The longtime owner of the Fort Hill Motel loves talking up her hometown of Petersburg and......read more
Christmas Cookies & Pizza: Stepping Stones for One Successful Morgantown Chef
05/11/2023
“Some say, I got into cooking before I have any memory of it,” said Nate Meadows, executive chef at Bourbon Prime & Morgantown Event Center in Morgantown. “There is a particular photo of me standing on a stool in my Mother’s kitchen helping her make......read more
NUCOR related housing, business boom underway
05/11/2023
Mason County leaders said the business growth coming with the massive steel mill on the way will be life-changing. NUCOR corporate leaders say their $3 billion steel mill will need 2,000 construction workers to build and 800 teammates to operate. John......read more
daily304 - Episode 05.11.2023
05/11/2023
On today’s daily304 – Possibilitarian Sarah Moomau touts Grant County’s important role in state tourism. Morgantown Chef Nate Meadows reveals his inspiration behind Bourbon Prime’s menu. And Mason County officials say NUCOR steel mill will provide a......read more
daily304 - Episode 05.10.2023
05/10/2023
On today’s daily304 – It’s on the state quarter, and now the New River Gorge Bridge lands another placement…on WV driver’s licenses! @WV_TechPark kicks off an e-newsletter. Anglers, check out the @wvdnr spring fishing guide. #yeswv #almostheaven Read......read more
W.Va. driver's license design features New River Gorge Bridge
05/10/2023
CHARLESTON, WV — The West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles will begin issuing driver’s licenses and identification cards with a new look and design that matches the state’s tourism branding.Gov. Jim Justice said in a press conference that the move......read more
Let's Talk Tech Park: West Virginia Regional Technology Park Launches Community Update Newsletter
05/10/2023
The West Virginia Regional Technology Park offers flexibility and versatility alongside a robust infrastructure to provide new and existing tenants with the assets vital to their success. Home to over 25 businesses and 1,000 jobs, WVRTP is committed to......read more
Your spring fishing guide to West Virginia
05/10/2023
Whether you’re a seasoned angler or new to the sport, May is a great time to go fishing in West Virginia. There’s no better time to experience all that West Virginia has to offer. So, if you want to try out a new hobby or switch up your fishing routine......read more
daily304 - Episode 05.09.2023
05/09/2023
On today’s daily304 – Harrisville-area small businesses, sign up for an @wvsbdc workshop. StoryMaker app uses AI to write the perfect pitch. And a Raleigh County manufacturer is preparing to expand and bring in more jobs. #yeswv @VantageWV @wvdevo......read more
WV SBDC offers business fundamentals workshop in Harrisville
05/09/2023
Thinking of starting your own business? Join us for this in-person workshop where you'll discover how to start your own business and get your business license, how to write a business plan, what a lender is looking for, and how the WV SBDC can assist......read more
Storymaker helps business leaders create their 30 second pitch and other marketing messages instantly with AI
05/09/2023
West Virginia based InnerAction Media has just released its new SaaS software application StoryMaker – offering to help small businesses in the US write their perfect 30 second pitch – and other important marketing messages – instantly. StoryMaker is......read more
Plastic plant planning major expansion in Raleigh County
05/09/2023
A German company, which set up shop in Raleigh County more than 20 years ago, is now looking to invest $18 million to expand its plant and bring in about 80 new jobs. During a Raleigh County Commission meeting Tuesday morning, commissioners gave the......read more
WMYW is going to the Bluegrass Festival at North Bend State Park
05/09/2023
The Bluegrass Festival at North Bend State Park in West Virginia is set to be a weekend filled with lively music, community spirit, and natural beauty. Taking place this weekend, the festival promises to be a memorable experience for attendees of all ages...read more
Learn more about WV Film Office services
05/08/2023
Whether you’re looking for the perfect location for your next film project, or you’re a crew member ready to undertake your next project, the West Virginia Film Office is here for you. Let us help you secure your perfect location, find skilled......read more
Marshall Announces Rebranding of RCBI to Reflect Growth and Importance of Economic and Workforce Driver
05/08/2023
Marshall University President Brad D. Smith joined campus and community leaders, policymakers and team members of the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) on Thursday to announce a new name for the long-time institute, which now will be known as the......read more
Public safety providers are hiring in West Virginia
05/08/2023
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
daily304 - Episode 05.08.2023
05/08/2023
On today’s daily304 – Find out how @WVFilmOffice can assist with your production. The Robert C. Byrd Institute becomes the Marshall Advanced Manufacturing Center. And public safety providers are hiring! @therealjobcase has the scoop. #yeswv @MarshallU......read more
How to plan the ultimate summer trip (on a busy family’s budget)
05/07/2023
The kids are out of school and you’ve banked up just enough vacation time for this exact moment. After a few years of travel being limited, it’s time for the ultimate summer trip! But planning a summer trip can be intimidating, especially when you have......read more
daily304 - Episode 05.07.2023
05/07/2023
On today’s daily304 – Explore history and heritage at Watters Smith Memorial State Park. Twin Falls Resort hosts a Memorial Day concert. And learn how to plan for the perfect @WVStateParks vacation, on any budget. #AlmostHeaven......read more
Watters Smith North Central West Virginia's hidden treasure
05/07/2023
One can only imagine the many different feet that trod the land at Watters Smith Memorial State Park in ages gone by, but the more recent historical record dates to 1796, when Watters Smith and wife Elizabeth arrived to farm the land and raise a family......read more
Twin Falls presents George Dorne & Trailer Park Poets
05/07/2023
Twin Falls Resort State Park will be hosting a concert for George Dorne & Trailer Park Poets that is free to the public. According to WV State Parks, this event will be held on Monday, May 29, 2023 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the courtyard with free......read more
daily304 - Episode 05.06.2023
05/06/2023
On today’s daily304 – Lewisburg hosts jousting, jugglers and more when the Renaissance Festival returns next month. 3 Steps 2 Startup offers tips for keeping your business on track. And learn about some great pet-friendly destinations @wvstateparks and......read more
Renaissance Festival returns to West Virginia
05/06/2023
The West Virginia Renaissance Festival announced on Friday that tickets are now on sale for its summer event in Greenbrier County, per a post from its Facebook page. According to the event’s website, the event will offer fair-goers the opportunity to......read more
Why Businesses Should Tackle the Hard Tasks (That Make an Impact) Instead of the Easy Ones
05/06/2023
As the old saying goes, “nothing worth having comes easy.” In the world of business, this couldn’t be more true. It’s often the hardest tasks that make the biggest impact on a company’s success. However, it can be easy to fall into the trap of working......read more
7 pet-friendly places in West Virginia
05/06/2023
Dogs have become more than just pets, they are part of the family, so why should they get left behind? Now, they don’t have to be. West Virginia offers many pet-friendly options for our four-legged family members, from dog beaches to hiking trails......read more
W.Va. delegation opens state office in Taiwan
05/05/2023
The sound of “Country Roads” played half a world away in Taiwan, where state leaders and lawmakers cut the ribbon this week on West Virginia’s Taiwan Office. West Virginia Economic Development Sec. Mitch Carmichael spoke with WSAZ NewsChannel 3 from......read more
Learn more about West Virginia’s thriving industries
05/05/2023
West Virginia’s diverse economy has moved beyond our history of resource extraction to include a robust array of products and services. Learn about the key industries that have taken a foothold here and learn why leading companies make their home in......read more
Hometown Trail Days ripping through Bradshaw
05/05/2023
The Town of Bradshaw in McDowell County will be hosting the ATV/SXS event, Hometown Trail Days. According to wvhometowntraildays.com, this event will take place in the beautiful mountains of McDowell, WV in the Town of Bradshaw on Friday, May 19 and......read more
daily304 - Episode 05.05.2023
05/05/2023
On today’s daily304 – WV opens a Taiwan office as @CarmichaelWV hints at jobs to come. Learn why key industries choose to call the Mountain State home. And it’s a four-wheelin’ extravaganza as Hometown Trail Days returns to McDowell County. #YesWV......read more
Coe’s Country Store: A Study in Rural Collaboration
05/04/2023
On a sparkling day at the tail end of winter Woodlands Development & Lending joined Nicole Coe and a host of her family and supporters to cut the ribbon on her new business: Coe’s Country Store, in French Creek, WV in Upshur County. Coe’s Country Store......read more
Become part of the next Ascend WV class
05/04/2023
Ready to make the move and earn $12,000 (plus FREE outdoor recreation)? Applications are now open at three Ascend communities! Whether you’re looking for a lively college-town vibe in the Morgantown Area, quaint small-town culture in the gorgeous......read more
Kanawha State Forest hosts Irish Road Bowling
05/04/2023
Kanawha State Forest is hosting an Irish Road Bowling competition on Saturday May 6, 2023 and this event is sponsored by the West Virginia Irish Road Bowling Association. The event begins at 1 p.m. with more details to follow as the event approaches......read more
daily304 - Episode 05.04.2023
05/04/2023
On today’s daily304 – Coe’s Country store opens to serve rural Upshur County. @AscendWV offers cash and outdoor incentives for workers who move to WV; apply now! And Kanawha State Forest hosts Irish Road Bowling this weekend. @wvstateparks @wvsbdc......read more
The secret is out about one of Forbes’ ‘Best Places to Travel’
05/03/2023
Here’s a vacation tip: You can visit one of Forbes’ Best Places to Travel in 2023 without an expensive plane, train, or cruise ship ticket. In fact, you can easily drive there yourself in an afternoon, or call for an Uber. If you have a kayak or canoe......read more
Crew wraps in Beckley after 10-day filming stint
05/03/2023
A film crew has just wrapped a 10-day filming stint in Beckley. Over the last week and a half, crews spent some time at the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine, local businesses and even the Nuttalburg ruins in Fayette County. Before that, they filmed at the......read more
Ribfest returns to Charleston for its 23rd year
05/03/2023
The 23rd annual Ribfest is coming back to Charleston this September at the Haddad Riverfront Park, hosted by Quantum Sports and Quantum Party Rentals. The event will run from Sept. 14 to Sept. 17. The festival was held in Dunbar in 2022, but Quantum......read more
daily304 - Episode 05.03.2023
05/03/2023
On today’s daily304 – St. Albans makes @Forbes Top 50 best places to travel list. The “Paradise” film crew wraps production in Beckley. And mark your calendars for Ribfest, coming to Charleston in September. #AlmostHeaven @wvtourism @wvfilmoffice......read more
Vandalia, The 14th Colony-The 1st Attempt to Sever the Virginias-Invention of West Virginia-Part 2
05/02/2023
After the British gained control of the Ohio Valley, settlers moved into the region, however, skirmishes with the French, who lost the territory, and the Natives, who had legitimate authority over it, intimidated the new Virginians. Hence, the idea of......read more
Miss The Recent Northern Lights Display? Next One Might Not Be Far Off
05/02/2023
The recent showcase of the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights deep into the South are a sign of things to come in the next few months. The aurora forms 60 to 400 miles above Earth’s surface when a solar flare on the sun erupts and sends out high energy......read more
Get hired into WV’s tech ecosystem
05/02/2023
Have you always wanted to work in technology, but wasn’t sure how? Consider starting or growing your career in technology and innovation in the West Virginia tech ecosystem. West Virginia has a hub of technology companies, tech-focused accelerators......read more
daily304 - Episode 05.02.2023
05/02/2023
On today’s daily304 – The History Project explores the origin of Vandalia--today’s WV, which almost became a 14th colony. Keep your eyes to the sky in the coming weeks and you might get a peek at the Northern Lights. And WV’s tech industry is hopping......read more
WMYW Goes to First Fridays in Berkeley Springs with Jules Rone
05/02/2023
We are talking to Jules Rone today about the upcoming First Fridays in downtown Berkeley Springs. Friday, May 5, from 3-9 p.m......read more
daily304 - Episode 05.01.2023
05/01/2023
On today’s daily304 – @WVGovernor and @WVTourism kick off a new initiative designed to fill job openings in the tourism & hospitality industry. Paden City’s Marble King is the only one of its kind in the nation. And @WVDNR urges residents to be “bear......read more
Gov. Justice celebrates hospitality and tourism education programs launching in all 55 counties
05/01/2023
Gov. Jim Justice spoke today to students about career opportunities in the state’s growing tourism industry during a visit to Nicholas County Career and Technical Center. The event marked the beginning of hospitality and tourism education programs......read more
Marble King now only marble manufacturer remaining in U.S.
05/01/2023
PADEN CITY, W.Va. — Able to produce upwards of one million marbles a day, Marble King Inc. has been a staple of West Virginia industry and manufacturing since it was formed in 1949 and remains the only domestic marble manufacturer in the nation. With......read more
DNR reminds residents to help prevent human-bear conflicts
05/01/2023
To prevent nuisance black bear activity, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources reminds residents to remove bear attractants from their yards in the coming months. To avoid potential conflicts with bears, residents should remove bird feeders......read more
daily304 - Episode 04.30.2023
04/30/2023
On today’s daily304 – From Scott Depot to Hollywood, a WV filmmaker remembers her roots. Looking for a great job in a beautiful location? @WVStateParks is hiring! Find your dream career in Almost Heaven or post your job listings @therealjobcase. #YesWV......read more
Native W.Va. filmmaker combines Hollywood and home
04/30/2023
Jillian Howell began making movies as a grade schooler. The Putnam County native now works in Hollywood, but her passion is telling stories on film about West Virginians who inspire her. Randy Yohe talked with the Disney production coordinator and......read more
Find a career in Almost Heaven
04/30/2023
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 04.29.2023
04/29/2023
On today’s daily304 – Robots are the way to the future in a unique field training exercise. A3L Federal Works donates toward STEM education @FairmontState. And @WVForestry introduces an interactive fire report. Read more…...read more
Robots in Yes, West Virginia -- Say what?
04/29/2023
If you’re a fan of action movies, you’d be pleased to know that some real-life military training exercises happened in West Virginia recently. The Civil-Military Innovation Institute (CMI2) hosted a military field training exercise and experimentation......read more
A3L Federal Works designates $20,000 to support STEM education
04/29/2023
A3L Federal Works, LLC, (A3L), a Fairmont, WV, based company, recently designated $20,000 to be used by the NASA Education Resource Center for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education. A3L is passionate about supporting and......read more
West Virginia Division of Forestry launches new daily fire report platform
04/29/2023
The Division of Forestry launched a new online platform detailing the daily fire reports across West Virginia, Gov. Jim Justice has announced. The new platform, the Division of Forestry Daily Fire Report, will display the locations and additional......read more
daily304 - Episode 04.28.2023
04/28/2023
On today’s daily304 – Anglers, get your scoop on trout stockings in WV. A nonprofit plans to use federal aid to fund green jobs. And learn about cybersecurity resources and support available to WV businesses. @wvdnr......read more
WVDNR stocks 86 waters
04/28/2023
The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources announced on Monday that the following waters were stocked during the week of April 18–22: (click link below for list) Trout stocking updates are also available by calling the trout stocking hotline at......read more
Nonprofit group to use federal funding for green projects
04/28/2023
Funding totaling $90 million is slated for green energy jobs throughout the state. An annual report from the Reclaiming Appalachia Coalition, a group of regional nonprofits in the Virginias and Ohio, lays out projects led by primary sponsor Coalfield......read more
REBOOT [Cybersecurity] with Jody Ogle at CISA
04/28/2023
In this episode, Chad (host), Randy (co-host) talk with guest Jody Ogle, (West Virginia Cybersecurity Advisor) at CISA (Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency) to talk about the latest cybersecurity initiatives at CISA, some background on his......read more
United Way of Harrison & Doddridge reaches campaign goal of $780,000
04/27/2023
The United Way of Harrison and Doddridge Counties on Thursday announced it had met its $780,000 fundraising goal. Twenty-one United Way partner agencies, which collectively serve thousands of local residents, will receive the funding resources they......read more
Dunlow depot added to National Register of Historic Places
04/27/2023
The small, unincorporated community of Dunlow on WV-152 in southern Wayne County typically does not stir interest among passersby. Drive too fast, and you’ll miss its one significant landmark—a near-perfectly preserved train station sitting alone in an......read more
daily304 - Episode 04.26.2023
04/26/2023
On today’s daily304 – A minority business owner wins an Appalachian Foodways fellowship. WV Women Work helps women launch careers in nontraditional fields. And discover some of Almost Heaven’s most beautiful waterfalls. @wvtourism @vwexplorer @wvsbdc......read more
Black WV Farmer wins 2023 Appalachian Foodways Practitioner Fellowship
04/26/2023
Grow Appalachia, the Appalachian Studies Association, and Mid Atlantic Arts’ Central Appalachia Living Traditions program announced that the 2023 Appalachian Foodways Practitioner Fellowship is West Virginia agripreneur, farmer and community servant......read more
West Virginia nonprofit recognized for helping women learn skilled trades
04/26/2023
West Virginia Women Work was recognized this week for its work helping women secure jobs in non-traditional occupations. For years, the nonprofit has helped women explore the skilled trades with a 12-week, pre-apprenticeship program that offers free......read more
11 Must-See Waterfalls in the West Virginia mountains
04/26/2023
The Mountain State of West Virginia is a paradise for waterfall hunters. Perhaps no other state in the eastern U.S. can boast as many waterfalls, as few others can boast as many mountains. Two important ranges course through the Mountain State—the......read more
daily304 - Episode 04.25.2023
04/25/2023
On today’s daily304 – Mountain Stage presents the Amy Ray Band, May 7 in Marietta. MHIRJ Aviation signs agreement with @PiedmontAir, bringing more work to the Bridgeport facility. Charleston’s George Manahan is presented with an award from......read more
MHIRJ signs 3-year heavy maintenance agreement with Piedmont Airlines
04/25/2023
MHI RJ Aviation Group (MHIRJ), the largest regional maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) service provider in the U.S., is pleased to announce today that it has signed a three-year Aircraft Heavy Maintenance Service Agreement with Piedmont Airlines......read more
Mountain Stage presents the Amy Ray Band, The Lone Bellow, Villages, Tony Furtado and Alison Brown
04/25/2023
The Peoples Bank Theatre presents Mountain Stage in Marietta, Ohio on May 7. The live music radio show is recorded and produced by West Virginia Public Broadcasting and distributed to over 280 NPR stations nationwide. The show typically features five......read more
Michael J. Fox Foundation presents inaugural award to West Virginia man
04/25/2023
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – A West Virginia business owner has been honored with an inaugural national award for his work in advocating for researching treatments and cures for Parkinson’s disease. George Manahan, of Charleston, was honored this month with......read more
daily304 - Episode 04.24.2023
04/24/2023
On today’s daily304 – Discover WV’s Dark Skies and enter to win a GoPro HERO11. An insulin manufacturer is bringing hundreds of jobs to the Morgantown area. And catch interviews with all the movers and shakers from Bridging Innovation Week. #YesWV......read more
Bridging Innovation Week 2023 - Bill Woodrum
04/24/2023
The daily304 and the WV Department of Commerce are excited to bring you live interviews from Bridging Innovation Week in Wheeling, West Virginia. Be sure to tune in ALL DAY as we talk to the people who get things done in the Mountain State. Watch the......read more
CraveWV - The Loopy Leaf
04/24/2023
The Loopy Leaf is Charleston, West Virginia's only vegan restaurant and their plant based foods certainly pack a punch. We talk with owner Sondra Kelley about her decision to open up her restaurant in downtown Charleston and she shares why everyone......read more
daily304 - Episode 04.23.2023
04/23/2023
On today’s daily304 – Wheeling Central Catholic School’s video production team racks up more awards. Marion County welcomes a new addition to MonValley Vineyards. And a WV father-daughter team were among 30,000 runners in this year’s Boston Marathon......read more
Central students awarded for video production
04/23/2023
A project from the Wheeling Central Catholic High School’s video production class earned the group statewide recognition this past week. The students received a second-place award and a $2,500 check as the result of their entry in the “No School......read more
Fairmont, West Virginia, based MonValley Vineyards holds ribbon cutting for new restaurant addition
04/23/2023
The Marion County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting Friday afternoon for MonValley Vineyards’ new Corkyard, which is an addition to the business that will allow customers to eat and drink from MonValley Vineyards’ new menu. MonValley Vineyards......read more
West Virginia father runs Boston Marathon with daughter
04/23/2023
For runners, the Boston Marathon’s “left on Boylston” marks an emotional moment, the culmination of the sport’s pinnacle event. This year, one local father-daughter duo will mark the memory together. Charleston resident Robert Morgenstern and his......read more
daily304 - Episode 04.22.2023
04/22/2023
On today’s daily304 – Swing into your #AlmostHeaven vacation with new scenic photo ops courtesy @WVTourism. A new WV themed NFT project features local artists. And @GreenBankObserv showcases the astrophotography of Dave Green. #YesWV @WVBusinessLink......read more
See Mountain State sights at these ‘Almost Heaven’ swing locations
04/22/2023
GHENT, WV (WVNS) — No matter the time of year, West Virginia is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful states, and at these special sites you can feel the West Virginia wind breeze across your face as you swing in the Almost Heaven Swings. Spread......read more
1863nft Leads the Mountain State into the Web3 Revolution!
04/22/2023
Thanks to the combined efforts of four ’90s era West Virginia Wesleyan College classmates and five pioneering West Virginia-based artists, the great State of West Virginia has the distinction of being home to the world’s very first state-themed NFT......read more
The Astrophotography of West Virginia’s Dave Green
04/22/2023
A site planted with giant radio telescopes listening in on alien conversations (maybe) is an obvious place to do landscape astrophotography, but it’s not that easy. The site sits in a “Quiet Zone.” Specifically, it’s located in the National Radio Quiet......read more
Marshall University opens first commercial composting facility in West Virginia
04/21/2023
HUNTINGTON — Marshall University opened the first commercial composting facility in West Virginia with a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday. “What an incredible milestone moment,” said Brad D. Smith, the university’s president. “This is a 15-year effort in......read more
Discover unique dining and drinks in Tucker County
04/21/2023
Tucker County is famous for its endless outdoor recreation opportunities and stunning scenic beauty, but that is not all we have to offer. Great food, local brews, and distilled liquors are all hand crafted by local owner operators ready to give you......read more
Omnis Building Technologies makes progress constructing, hiring for new Bluefield facility
04/21/2023
BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (WVVA) - Omnis Building Technologies’ 135,000 square foot facility in Bluefield, W.Va. is set to complete construction around October of 2023. In the meantime, the company is looking to hire more than 200 full-time employees, starting......read more
daily304 - Episode 04.21.2023
04/21/2023
On today’s daily304 – A university’s composting facility gives new meaning to “Marshall green.” Get Tucker’d in Tucker County. #AlmostHeaven And a Bluefield manufacturer is hiring (with good pay and benefits). #YesWV! @MarshallU @TuckerCountyCVB......read more
daily304 - Episode 04.20.2023
04/20/2023
On today’s daily304 – Discover why #AlmostHeaven is the perfect family getaway. The Broadband Council plans listening sessions in southern WV. And get a taste of a West Virginia original at ramp dinners and festivals coming up. @Telegraph @WVTourism......read more
Come to West Virginia for your next family holiday
04/20/2023
“The great outdoors” isn’t just a stock phrase when it comes to West Virginia: it’s a very accurate description of what the state has to offer. So there’s no contest when deciding where to take the family on your next adventure: fresh air, astounding......read more
Broadband listening sessions coming to southern West Virginia
04/20/2023
PRINCETON — Southern West Virginians having trouble with getting reliable broadband internet service are being urged to attend Region I meetings later this month which will allow them to share their concerns with state officials. The Region I......read more
Ramp dinners planned throughout West Virginia
04/20/2023
After a long winter, settlers in West Virginia hungrily welcomed the appearance of the wild leek or ramp, one of the first edible plants to ripen in spring. It became the focus of a tradition of community feasts that has long lingered in rural......read more
daily304 - Episode 04.19.2023
04/19/2023
On today’s daily304 – All aboard for WV’s newest scenic train ride! WV’s affordability and opportunity continues to attract out-of-staters. And visitors vote @NewRiverNPS best national park. #almostheaven #wvtourism @wvdevo #yeswv @newrivergorge......read more
Tickets on sale for WV’s newest scenic train ride
04/19/2023
CASS, WV (LOOTPRESS) – All aboard! Tickets for West Virginia’s newest scenic train ride are officially on sale now. The new scenic train route, named the Greenbrier Express, will start at Cass Depot and will follow the Greenbrier River all the way to......read more
Why are Californians moving to West Virginia?
04/19/2023
CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (WBOY) — Have you seen more license plates from states like California, or its neighbor to the north, Oregon, on West Virginia’s country roads lately? It turns out, even from the other side of the country, Californians have noticed it......read more
New River Gorge ranked top national park
04/19/2023
GLEN JEAN, W.Va. — The New River Gorge National Park and Preserve in West Virginia has been ranked best in the nation for its scenic views and available activities, and officials at the nation's newest national park are happy to accept the accolades......read more
daily304 - Episode 04.18.2023
04/18/2023
On today’s daily304 – Take a walk through the centuries at the WV State Museum. A Morgantown research lab is scheduled for a major upgrade. And check out “Rhododendron,” a film showcasing skateboarding in Almost Heaven. #YesWV Read more…...read more
Visit the WV State Museum
04/18/2023
The West Virginia State Museum is dedicated to inspiring, educating and enriching the lives of the public by instilling a deeper understanding and sense of pride through the collection, preservation and exhibition of diverse cultural and historic......read more
Major federal investment announced to modernize NETL facilities, including Morgantown
04/18/2023
Upgrades are coming to the National Energy Technology Laboratory research site in Morgantown. The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) will receive $150 million for infrastructure and laboratory modernization......read more
New film highlights skateboarders and the state
04/18/2023
With the Mountain State as its backdrop the skateboard film “Rhododendron,” cleverly named after West Virginia’s state flower, features many local skateboarders, highlighting their skills. “We just want to showcase our state and garner some more......read more
WMYW goes to Stinkfest 2023 with Shelly Keeney
04/18/2023
What Makes You Wonderful is experiencing one of West Virginia’s favorite foods - ramps! The Wild Ramp on 14th Street West in Huntington is excited to bring.....read more
Classic Kickz takes a step in the right direction with SBDC partnership
04/17/2023
Tyler McElroy is the owner of Classic Kickz, a sneaker shop on High Street in Morgantown, WV. The store carries a variety of limited edition shoes and most sought after apparel from some of the top brands. McElroy said after college he wanted to......read more
daily304 - Episode 04.17.2023
04/17/2023
On today’s daily304 – Meet author @edashtonwriting during Sip, Sign and Chat @TaylorBooksWV. Learn how @WVSBDC can help your new business start out on the right foot. And cheers to Shepherdstown, Lewisburg and Harpers Ferry for making the 50 Best list......read more
Mountaineer Media to hold Sip, Sign & Chat with author Edward Ashton
04/17/2023
We’re thrilled to announce our first Sip, Sign and Chat with a West Virginia author everyone should know, Edward Ashton! Ashton’s book, “Mickey 7,” is being produced by Warner Bros. to become a major film in 2024. Ashton recently released a sequel......read more
Harpers Ferry, Lewisburg and Shepherdstown make list of 50 best small towns in the South
04/17/2023
Forget about size. These 50 Southern towns may be small (some are technically villages) but each one has its own distinct story to tell. We asked our readers to share their favorites, and this wide-ranging list captures the wonderful diversity of our......read more
daily304 - Episode 04.16.2023
04/16/2023
On today’s daily304 – @WVDOF seeks nominations for the Big Tree Registry. WVU and Morgantown prepares to welcome an insulin manufacturer and 200 jobs. And Kreinik Manufacturing of Parkersburg wins SBA exporter awards. #YesWV @wvdevo @wvsbdc Read more…...read more
Help Us Find Big Trees in WV
04/16/2023
The West Virginia Big Tree Program is an ongoing effort to locate, measure and record the largest trees in the State. Presently, there are 91 species on the West Virginia Big Tree Register and new ones are added as they are found. Nominations always......read more
Gov. Justice announces UNDBIO secures lease in Monongalia County; to invest 100 million in first three years
04/16/2023
Gov. Jim Justice announced today that UNDBIO, a South Korean pharmaceutical company that provides diabetic care solutions, has secured a lease with West Virginia University to build an insulin manufacturing facility in Morgantown. The company will......read more
Parkersburg family-owned business named Mid-Atlantic Small Business Exporter of the Year
04/16/2023
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Kreinik Manufacturing Co Inc. has received multiple awards from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) in 2023. The Parkersburg business was named the SBA’s West Virginia Small Business Exporter of the Year and Mid......read more
daily304 - Episode 04.15.2023
04/15/2023
On today’s daily304 – From wine tastings to museum tours, these soft adventures are a must in #AlmostHeaven. Employers, post your job openings for free at @therealjobcase. And it’s good news for Turnpike travelers as Tamarack Marketplaces extends its......read more
Take It Easy with These Soft Adventures this Spring
04/15/2023
Escape to the Mountain State this spring and experience the perfect mix of adventure and relaxation. Witness Almost Heaven’s natural beauty come alive with blushing blooms and sunny skies. Any of the soft adventures below are guaranteed to slow you......read more
Jobcase.com/WV and #YesWV: A one-stop-shop for employers and workers in the Mountain State
04/15/2023
West Virginia is home to a diverse range of industries, from energy and manufacturing to healthcare and hospitality. Despite this, employers in the state often face significant challenges when it comes to finding employees to fill their open jobs......read more
Tamarack Marketplace open seven days a week to accommodate West Virginia Turnpike travelers
04/15/2023
The Tamarack Marketplace, located next door to the Beckley Travel Plaza, is now open seven days a week to accommodate West Virginia Turnpike travelers as the travel plaza is closed for major renovations. Tamarack will now be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m......read more
Vertx Partners helps non-traditional companies work with federal government
04/14/2023
Founded in late 2021 in West Virginia, Vertx Partners has expanded into Tennessee in what Chris Ford says is an effort to help non-traditional companies work with the federal government. He’s a White Pine native and current Lenoir City resident who had......read more
View an interactive map of WV state parks
04/14/2023
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — West Virginia is known for its beauty: the mountains, slopes, rivers and more. Here is a list of all state parks in West Virginia, according to the West Virginia State Parks website. The activities include: accommodations, and......read more
Key parts of moon mission manufactured in W.Va.
04/14/2023
RAVENSWOOD, W.Va. — When the manned Artemis rocket heads to the moon next year, the astronauts will be riding a piece of West Virginia into the sky. The Artemis rockets and the space capsule which will dock and ferry supplies to and from the moon will......read more
daily304 - Episode 04.14.2023
04/14/2023
On today’s daily304 – Morgantown-based @VertxPartners expands further into Appalachia. @WOWK13News map helps you plan your @WVStateParks getaway. And @Constellium in Ravenswood boasts a crucial connection to @NASA. #YesWV @DEVO #AlmostHeaven Read more…...read more
daily304 - Episode 04.13.2023
04/13/2023
On today’s daily304 – The state makes another major investment in a @workforcewv nursing program. Network at Bridging Innovation Week coming up in Wheeling @wvbusinesslink And @wvsbdc works with a Morgantown sneaker shop owner to help him achieve his......read more
Gov. Justice announces $20 million expansion of nursing education programs
04/13/2023
Gov. Jim Justice today announced the continuation of his successful Nursing Workforce Expansion Program through $20 million that was approved in this year’s state budget. Joined at WVU Parkersburg (WVUP) by House Finance Chair Vernon Criss, Higher......read more
Building Bridges with Tara St. Clair and Amber Ravenscroft
04/13/2023
In this episode of Innovators and Entrepreneurs, we talk to Tara St. Clair and Amber Ravenscroft with Bridging Innovation week. This four-day event provides an array of opportunities for business owners at every level of their professional development......read more
daily304 - Episode 04.12.2023
04/12/2023
On today’s daily304 – Road crews are out in full force; #WVDOH urges motorists to slow down. @WVGovernor announces the addition of stargazing cabins at Coopers Rock State Forest. And @WVTourism works hand in hand with @WVDEVO to boost the state’s......read more
WVDOT reminds drivers to watch speed, and for workers, during interstate upgrades
04/12/2023
Repairs continued on Interstate-64 Tuesday as crews began much needed mill and fill work to the road. The project started Monday night and could take up to 4 months to complete. Work zone crews will first repair areas of the interstate from the Dunbar......read more
Stargazing cabins, more campsites, coming to Coopers Rock State Forest
04/12/2023
West Virginia’s first stargazing cabins are coming to Coopers Rock State Forest, a popular destination for locals and tourists alike. Gov. Jim Justice and Babydog visited the forest, which sits on the borderline of Monongalia and Preston counties, on......read more
West Virginia Department of Tourism continues to drive growth with expanded role
04/12/2023
In the years since 2017, what is now called the West Virginia Department of Tourism has grown from a humble marketing office to become one of the most important components of state government. While promoting the state as a travel destination remains......read more
WMYW Camp Creek Lumberjack and Ramp Festival
04/12/2023
WMYW talks with Justin Marchese about what you'll see at this year's Camp Creek Lumberjack and Ramp Festival this Saturday, April 15, at Camp Creek State Park......read more
daily304 - Episode 04.11.2023
04/11/2023
On today’s daily304 – Go behind the scenes of an action-adventure flick set in #AlmostHeaven. Student bridge designers tour the New River Gorge catwalk. Mountain Skate Co. transforms old shoes into custom skates. #yeswv @wvfilmoffice @WVDOT Read more…...read more
Five cool things about filmmaker Adam Deierling and ‘Other Side of Darkness’
04/11/2023
Adam Deierling leaned out the window with a video camera as the vehicle he was riding in motored down Route 7 along the Ohio River. Filming a scene in “The Other Side of Darkness, the 33-year-old Stark County native was living his dream of making his......read more
Students shine during WVDOT Bridge Design and Build Contest
04/11/2023
Multiple middle and high school students from across The Register-Herald’s primary market were named winners in the 2023 West Virginia Bridge Design and Build Contest. The event, sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Transportation (WVDOT) for......read more
Mountain Skate Co. transforms old shoes into custom skates
04/11/2023
When burnt out on the daily grind, some flip on the TV and slide into other peoples’ shoes to escape. Others outfit their own shoes with 70mm aluminum wheels and slide blocks and roll away. Behind a door marked with a green moon and dagger, a staircase......read more
Rural communities tap into 'space economy'
04/10/2023
Nestled among the hills and mountains, in the heart of coal country, they are reaching for the stars – literally. "The two products we make both have opportunities to go to space," said Rudy Olson, director of Consol Innovations, makers of CFOAM, a......read more
Ode to the West Virginia day trip
04/10/2023
During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, outdoor recreation in the Mountain State was booming, and it continues to grow. In the same vein, staycations for West Virginia residents increased in popularity. Many residents are looking to the state for......read more
Crafting a Stand-Out Brand Identity: Tips and Tricks
04/10/2023
Your brand identity is what sets your business apart from the competition and is what customers will remember long after they’ve interacted with your product or service. A strong brand identity is built on a foundation of trust and credibility, and......read more
daily304 - Episode 04.10.2023
04/10/2023
On today’s daily304 – A rural community taps into the space economy with CFOAM. #YesWV Plan your #AlmostHeaven day trip to Weston and Buckhannon and discover charming shops and museums. And the @wvsbdc offers tips for crafting a standout brand identity......read more
Restoration paves way for trout fishing at Kanawha State Forest
04/09/2023
LOUDONDALE, W.Va. — A stream restoration project designed to improve fishing and recreation at Kanawha State Forest near Charleston, West Virginia, has been completed, according to West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice. Started in 2020, the project was a......read more
The numbers are in; WVDOH cuts enough tree canopy this season to stretch to Myrtle Beach
04/09/2023
West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH) maintenance crews cleared more than 430 miles of trees and branches away from the state’s roadways between November 2022 and the end of March 2023, enough to stretch from Charleston to Myrtle Beach. Canopy......read more
‘Rocket Boys’ author hopes more Coalwood stories coming to the screen
04/09/2023
While he has long been a name familiar to West Virginians, it’s not an overstatement to say Homer Hickam has inspired people all over the world. On the surface, his 1998 memoir, “Rocket Boys,” tells the story of his life growing up in the coal company......read more
daily304 - Episode 04.09.2023
04/09/2023
On today’s daily304 – @wvgovernor celebrates restoration of trout stream at Kanawha State Forest. #WVDOH clears enough tree canopy to stretch from Charleston to Myrtle Beach (Wow!). And Rocket Boy @realhomerhickam hopes more Coalwood stories are......read more
daily304 - Episode 04.08.2023
04/08/2023
On today’s daily304 – Learn about WV’s glass industry at the Museum of American Glass in Weston. @wvexplorer Get your @MountainStage tickets before they sell out. And it’s spring festival season in #AlmostHeaven. @wvtourism Read more…...read more
West Virginia once among chief manufacturers of glassware
04/08/2023
West Virginia was once among the world's chief exporters of glass, supporting more than 400 factories through the 20th century. Now, only a handful of manufacturers remain, though its glass museums and exhibits are growing as destinations for......read more
Get your tickets for Mountain Stage
04/08/2023
For nearly 40 years, Mountain Stage has been the home of live music on public radio. Produced by West Virginia Public Broadcasting, hosted by Kathy Mattea, and distributed by NPR Music, each two hour episode of Mountain Stage can be heard every week on......read more
Best reasons to visit WV in April
04/08/2023
Best reasons to visit WV in April Spring is a great time to be in West Virginia— and you can see why from these April events! 1. Lewisburg Chocolate Festival Nothing compares to a weekend of music, shopping and chocolate! This marks the 10th year for......read more
daily304 - Episode 04.07.2023
04/07/2023
On today’s daily304 – Plan a cool (literally!) summer getaway to #AlmostHeaven Mercer County. Pitch Southern WV Business Idea winners’ prize money will help make their pitch a reality. And register now for Bridging Innovation Week April 17-21 in......read more
This West Virginia County Is The Ultimate Summertime Destination
04/07/2023
Located in the heart of Appalachia on the southern border of West Virginia, Mercer County is a warm-weather dream. In summer, the area is awash in every shade of green thanks to its abundant farmland and lush forests. Whether you want to cruise......read more
Pitch Southern West Virginia Business Idea Competition Winners Named
04/07/2023
Six regional entrepreneurs and two teams of West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WVU Tech) students shared and enthusiastically promoted their business ideas March 30 with a panel of judges and a live audience at the Pitch Southern West......read more
Bridging Innovation Week set for April 17-21, 2023
04/07/2023
Bridging Innovation Week is the state’s premier entrepreneurship event. The five-day annual symposium provides promotional, educational, and business development opportunities for business owners, current and prospective entrepreneurs, and entrepreneur......read more
WMYW is going to the WV Cupcake and Craft Beer Festival
04/07/2023
WMYW is heading to the WV Cupcake and Craft Beer Festival Saturday, April 15, in Morgantown, with Janet Williams and Anna Carrier. ......read more
daily304 - Episode 04.06.2023
04/06/2023
On today’s daily304 – Discover a taste of #AlmostHeaven with Bullock Distillery and @WVSBDC. It’s the Heisman Trophy of the culinary world, and a Charleston chef is a finalist. And @WVDR congratulates 2023 Archery in the Schools winners. #YesWV......read more
'I can't even tell you how much of an honor this is,' chef says of finalist designation
04/06/2023
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS) — College football has the Heisman Trophy, actors have the Oscars and chefs have the James Beard Foundation Awards, one of the highest honors they can receive. West Virginia chef Paul Smith is making history by becoming a......read more
WVDNR announces top teams, archers for 18th Archery in the Schools State Tournament
04/06/2023
The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources announced on Thursday results from the 18th WVDNR Archery in the Schools State Tournament. The top high school teams were Shady Spring, Winfield and Hurricane. The top middle school teams were Ripley......read more
daily304 - Episode 03.30.2023
03/30/2023
On today’s daily304 – From card games to virtual reality, there’s a gamer-themed getaway for everyone in #AlmostHeaven. It’s looking to be a busy season in WV for beer festivals. And plan your ultimate adventure in the Capital City. @charlestonwv......read more
Level Up: The Ultimate Gamer Destinations In West Virginia
03/30/2023
Traveling, even within your home country, is the best way to learn things you never knew you needed to know and grow in ways you never knew you could. Travel expands the mind and lightens the soul! If you’re traveling as a gamer, you’re probably......read more
West Virginia hosts a busy season of beer festivals
03/30/2023
As folks get more comfortable with large public gatherings, 2023’s West Virginia-based beer festivals promise to have the best year since pre-COVID days. For your activity calendars, Brilliant Stream collects and publishes dates and ticketing info for......read more
8 Things To Do In Charleston: Complete Guide To West Virginia's Capital City
03/30/2023
Set the stage for an exciting escapade with a trip to the rolling hills of West Virginia's capital city. Popularly referred to as Charlie West, Charleston is a scenic riverfront city surrounded by miles and miles of wilderness and gorgeous landscapes......read more
daily304 - Episode 03.29.2023
03/29/2023
On today’s daily304 – Not sure where to plan your WV Gold Rush fishing trip? @WVDNR offers some suggestions. WV FAME program provides paid apprenticeships in manufacturing. And, plan a spooky hike in #AlmostHeaven. Read more…...read more
9 Go-To Lakes and Streams to help you plan your Gold Rush trip
03/29/2023
With 50,000 golden rainbow trout, 68 stockings and a chance to win a lifetime fishing license, the West Virginia Gold Rush is the fishing event of the year. With that many stockings to choose from and an incredible prize on the line, you don’t just......read more
Fame Program hosts open house
03/29/2023
The Putnam County Development Authority recently held an open house for the WV Fame Program at Bridge Valley Community and Technical College. The program gives students a chance to earn a two-year associates degree in advanced manufacturing technology......read more
10 Hiking Trails In West Virginia That Lead To Spooky Ruins
03/29/2023
West Virginia is America's spookiest state, with haunted locations abound. From decimated asylums to haunted burial grounds, West Virginia is in no shortage of creepy locations. Yet, have you heard of the numerous hiking trails that will lead you to......read more
WVDNR provides classroom resources
03/28/2023
The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) has many instructional materials and learning opportunities available for teachers to use both in and out of the classroom. Please check out some of the below options for your students. Read more......read more
Discover local artists at Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia
03/28/2023
Tamarack’s David L. Dickirson Fine Arts Gallery represents over 500 juried West Virginia artists. Every six to eight weeks, the gallery hosts a new and unique exhibition, giving artists throughout West Virginia the opportunity to showcase their......read more
WorkForce WV hosts statewide virtual job fairs
03/28/2023
Are you a West Virginia job seeker looking to change or advance your career? Through the Virtual Statewide Job Fairs, you can chat with multiple organizations that are hiring all across West Virginia! As an attendee, you can apply, live chat, video......read more
daily304 - Episode 03.28.2023
03/28/2023
On today’s daily304 – Take your classroom outside with @WVDNR. Don’t miss the latest juried exhibition -- WV Wild Things -- at @TamarackWV. And start a new career in Almost Heaven with the help of @WorkforceWV virtual job fairs. Read more......read more
WMYW Goes to the Berkeley Springs Film Festival
03/28/2023
​Get ready for a weekend of entertainment from independent filmmakers at the 2023 Berkeley Springs Film Festival at the Historic Star Theater March 31 - April 2......read more
daily304 - Episode 03.27.2023
03/27/2023
On today’s daily304 – West Virginia University Innovation Corporation welcomes 3 new tenants. Charleston Area Alliance launches an initiative to recruit workers to the Capital City. And Capon Springs and Farm hosts a FlingGolf regional tourney…”Aim......read more
West Virginia University Innovation Corporation welcomes new tenants
03/27/2023
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WV News) — The West Virginia University Innovation Corporation announced Monday three new tenants that will be calling the Chestnut Ridge Road facility home. Joining Hope Gas, the WVUIC’s first addition, are California-based GATC......read more
Relocation initiative works to bring job seekers to Charleston, West Virginia
03/27/2023
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) -The Charleston Roots Initiative’s application portal has reopened for people with ties to the Mountain State who are looking for full-time work in the Capital City. The initiative is a program of the Charleston Area Alliance, the......read more
daily304 - Episode 03.26.2023
03/26/2023
On today’s daily304 – Start a career in public safety; @therealjobcase has the scoop. Discover the cozy, quirky town of Lewisburg. And sign up for @WVDNR hunter education classes to learn about gun safety and survival skills. @GbrValleyWV......read more
The best things to do in Lewisburg, West Virginia
03/26/2023
We're bonkers over the idea of the Blind Date with a Book concept at A New Chapter, an engaging bookshop with sparky vibes and a wine bar smack dab in the middle of Lewisburg, West Virginia. Sure, you can peruse the latest titles while you sip. But......read more
Hunter education classes prepare hunters for upcoming seasons
03/26/2023
When it comes to participating in West Virginia’s many hunting seasons, there’s a lot to remember. But you don’t have to learn everything on your own, thanks to hunter education classes provided by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. The......read more
Public safety jobs in West Virginia that are hiring
03/25/2023
What is better than an amazing community? Having a rewarding career to support it!...read more
daily304 - Episode 03.25.2023
03/25/2023
On today’s daily304 – Find a career with @WVStateParks. Crave WV visits beloved roadside stand Hillbilly Hot Dogs @GotTheWeenies. The Gold Rush returns to WV waters -- reel in a tagged trout and you might win a prize. @wvdnr And USDA state director......read more
West Virginia State Parks are Hiring! Apply for a job today
03/25/2023
In addition to breathtaking views and working in the great outdoors, the West Virginia State Parks system offers a wide-range of employment opportunities. From flexible part-time seasonal jobs to benefit earning full time career positions, there is a......read more
Destination dining at Hillbilly Hot Dogs
03/25/2023
Hillbilly Hot Dogs in Lesage, West Virginia is a creative culinary destination that has captured national attention. Crave West Virginia talks to owner Sharie Knight about the inspiration behind her unique recipes and why she says her customers can be......read more
Strike gold during Gold Rush 2023
03/25/2023
The highly anticipated Gold Rush season will soon make its return to the Mountain State for the sixth year in a row. The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will release over 50,000 golden rainbow trout into lakes and streams throughout the......read more
daily304 - Episode 03.24.2023
03/24/2023
On today’s daily304 – Explore the Midland Trail on motorcycle with @ridermagazine. Explore WV’s arts and culture with brand-new publication @ynstmagazine. @USFWS trains a live web cam on a bald eagle nest in Shepherdstown. And @WDDOT reminds drivers to......read more
Along the Midland Trail: A West Virginia Motorcycle Trip
03/24/2023
Inspiration for a motorcycle trip can come from many avenues – perhaps by word of mouth about legendary riding destinations like the Tail of the Dragon or seeing iconic locations like national parks on television or in movies. Inspiration for this West......read more
YNST Magazine: You’re Not Seeing Things!
03/24/2023
YNST Magazine is a rising media outlet based in West Virginia. We broadcast print & digital content that connects creatives in and from Appalachia to the rest of the world. We're fanatics for all things arts and culture and celebrate the contributions......read more
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service provides live eagle cam at Shepherdstown facility
03/24/2023
Watch bald eagles nest and raise eaglets in real time! The U..S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Conservation Training Center near Shepherdstown provides a live cam of an eagle nest that is nearly 20 years old. Eggs were laid on Feb. 15 and 18......read more
daily304 - Episode 3.23.2023
03/23/2023
On today’s daily304 – A WV tradition, ramp dinners are increasing in popularity. @abcolavender grows lavender on reclaimed mine land. And @bonapetit takes you on a culinary road trip through #AlmostHeaven with @BlackByGodWV publisher Crystal Good......read more
Ramp dinners across West Virginia growing in popularity
03/23/2023
RICHWOOD, W.Va. — Ramp dinners in West Virginia are growing in popularity, and their non-profit hosts are benefitting from the burgeoning interest in all things West Virginian, says the publisher of West Virginia Explorer Magazine. “Ramp dinners have......read more
From abandoned mine land to lavender farm and second-chance jobs in West Virginia
03/23/2023
Allison: Jocelyn, it was so nice making your acquaintance at the Washington Farmers Market this past summer. Can you please tell us more about Appalachian Botanical Co.? Jocelyn: Appalachian Botanical Co. is growing lavender and raising bees on post......read more
This Food-Filled Road Trip Celebrates West Virginia’s Appalachian Culture
03/23/2023
As a sixth-generation West Virginian, home to me is in the landscape, among the trees and 200-million-year-old rocks. There’s plenty to see and even more to taste, and this scenic route will take you north to south. Start with Lost Creek Farm (104......read more
daily304 - Episode 03.22.2023
03/22/2023
On today’s daily304 – Hit the links at @WVStateParks! Get your season golf pass today. @SecCarmichaelWV predicts a bright future for WV’s economy. And employers, learn how you can post your jobs for free at @therealjobcase. #YesWV #AlmostHeaven Read more…...read more
Plan a golf getaway at a West Virginia state park
03/22/2023
Marvelous views. A glorious game. Par for the course when you indulge in a round of golf in Almost Heaven. The breathtaking backdrops at these golf courses located at West Virginia State Parks provide incredible courses that make for a great golf......read more
Op-Ed: West Virginia’s future is bright -- and full of sunshine
03/22/2023
Great jobs, abundant opportunities, and new industries are finding a welcoming home in West Virginia. On a regional, national, and international scale, our state is winning new business at a torrid clip. West Virginia is beating states many times our......read more
Jobcase.com/WV and #YesWV: A one-stop-shop for employers and workers in the Mountain State
03/22/2023
West Virginia is home to a diverse range of industries, from energy and manufacturing to healthcare and hospitality. Despite this, employers in the state often face significant challenges when it comes to finding employees to fill their open jobs......read more
West Virginia Welcomes Two New Manufacturing Facilities
03/21/2023
Our Next Energy (ONE) will invest $22 million and create over 100 new jobs under an agreement with the State of West Virginia to locate its Aries Grid battery storage system manufacturing facility in Millwood, at the Berkshire Hathaway Energy......read more
Revolutionizing graphite for a better tomorrow in YesWV – Meet Amsted Graphite Materials
03/21/2023
Did you know that graphite is a highly versatile and valuable material with a wide range of applications? Did you know that a West Virginia business turns this material into remarkable things like batteries and Diamond Drill Bit Mold Materials......read more
WVDOT, police to target speeders in I-64 work zones
03/21/2023
The West Virginia Department of Transportation (WVDOT) is cooperating with public safety officials and state and local law enforcement to crack down on speeders in Interstate 64 work zones. Extra police patrols will be targeting speeders this week in......read more
daily304 - Episode 03.21.2023
03/21/2023
On today’s daily304 – Our Next Energy investment will create 100 jobs in #YesWV. A Clarksburg manufacturer revolutionizes the graphite industry. And @WVDOT urges drivers to slow down as law enforcement cracks down in work zones. Read more…...read more
WMYW Goes to the Women's Expo with Beth Reger
03/21/2023
It's time for the 25th Annual Women's Expo Friday, March 24, and Saturday, March 25, at the Beckley Raleigh County Convention Center......read more
CraveWV: Hillbilly Hotdogs
03/20/2023
Hillbilly Hotdogs in Lesage, WV is a creative culinary destination that has captured national attention. Crave West Virginia talks to owner Sharie Knight about the inspiration behind her unique recipes and why she says her customers can be credited for......read more
daily304 - Episode 03.20.2023
03/20/2023
On today’s daily304 – Farm-to-Table dinners return to @wvstateparks starting May 26-27 at Hawks Nest. While you’re visiting the parks keep an eye out for certain species of spring wildlife. Students prepare to compete in the 18th annual Archery in the......read more
West Virginia State Parks announces 2023 Farm-to-Table dinners schedule
03/20/2023
The West Virginia Department of Agriculture announced in a recent Facebook post the dates for 2023’s West Virginia State Parks Farm-to-Table dinners. “The West Virginia State Park Farm-to-Table Dinners are happening again this spring/summer/fall! The......read more
Look for these species of wildlife in spring
03/20/2023
Spring brings an increase of wildlife activity to West Virginia, and West Virginia state parks and forests are a great place to look for them. Keep an eye out for these critters as you trek through woods and fields: The spring peeper chorus is often......read more
65 schools to compete in archery in the schools state tournament
03/20/2023
Students from 65 schools will participate in the 18th annual West Virginia Archery in the Schools State Tournament on March 25, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources announced on Thursday. “We came back really strong last year with our first......read more
daily304 - Episode 03.19.2023
03/19/2023
On today’s daily304 – Summer travelers can expect smoother roads if the @WVDOT meets its pothole repair goal. Philippi CVB welcomes a new event center in town. And check out some favorite WV dishes…How many have you tried? #AlmostHeaven #WVTourism......read more
State DOT aiming to get potholes fixed before summer months
03/19/2023
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Secretary of Transportation for the WVDOT, Jimmy Wriston, gave updates Friday on pothole patching and work zone safety. “Over the last few years, we’ve set this target, we’re going to get all of these potholes by Memorial Day......read more
7 N Event Center welcomed to Philippi, West Virginia
03/19/2023
PHILIPPI, W.Va. (WV News) — The Philippi Convention and Visitors Bureau recently welcomed business 17 N Event Center and its proprietor, Jodee Nelson, to the downtown business district. The 17 N Event Center is the latest business to occupy the central......read more
Favorite foods across West Virginia
03/19/2023
GHENT, WV (WVNS) — When it comes to West Virginia, eating is one thing people love to do. While there is so much to choose from, West Virginians have foods that are near and dear to them. The following list is filled with some of the most popular foods......read more
daily304 - Episode 03.18.2023
03/18/2023
On today’s daily304 – Discover the “ferntastic” world of ferns. Plan the ultimate road trip through #AlmostHeaven. And explore a wondrous underground through West Virginia’s caverns. @wvexplorer @wvtourism Read more…...read more
Simply ferntastic! West Virginia's many fern species
03/18/2023
In my humble opinion, ferns are one of the most overlooked groups of plants in West Virginia forests and woodlands. Here in Greenbrier County, more than 50 different species thrive. I can’t claim to be an expert in fern identification, and that’s not......read more
Plan an active escape to West Virginia
03/18/2023
Imagine roaring along scenic trails on an all-terrain vehicle, crashing over waves in a whitewater raft, or ziplining among treetops high above a majestic gorge. Not imagine doing it all on the same trip, in the same place: a piece of country the call......read more
Adventure below the surface: West Virginia’s caverns
03/18/2023
Set out on a quest to explore some of West Virginia’s most hidden gems. A trip to an Almost Heaven cavern is guaranteed to spark a mysterious sense of fun for everyone involved. Young or old, these intricate systems of caves and caverns will leave you......read more
daily304 - Episode 03.17.2023
03/17/2023
On today’s daily304 – The @WVDNR looks back on the history of trout fishing in #AlmostHeaven. @VantageWV and SaaS Factory team up to revolutionize the WV software industry. And the 2023 concert series kicks off May 13 at the Round Barn. @MarionCVB......read more
Almost Heaven trout fishing in Wild and Wonderful West Virginia
03/17/2023
Things are just a little different than they were in 1966. The average house cost just over 14,000 dollars back then and gas was 32 cents a gallon. A singer named Bob Dylan got hurt in a motorcycle wreck, Star Trek premiered on TV and two young couple......read more
West Virginia SaaS Factory launches 8 new software startups in 8 weeks
03/17/2023
The SaaS Factory, in collaboration with Vantage Ventures, has unveiled several new software-based startups created during the first quarter of this year. The SaaS Factory helped eight entrepreneurs launch eight software-based startups in just eight......read more
Enjoy live music at the Hamilton Round Barn
03/17/2023
The West Augusta Historical Society has released its 2023 schedule for live music at the Hamilton Round Barn in Mannington. The season kicks off May 13 with Rick Tincher and Jessica Anderson. Concessions are available. Built in 1911, the venue......read more
WMYW Learns How to Graft with Will Lewis
03/17/2023
WMYW heads to the Yew Mountain Center in Pocahontas County to find out about the grafting technique known as whip and tongue.....read more
daily304 - Episode 03.16.2023
03/16/2023
On today’s daily304 – Car lovers, start your engines! The Friends of Charity Auto Fair is coming to Raleigh County in July. @ToyotaWV is seeking skilled maintenance workers. And Rock Springs Business Park’s new tenant is creating more jobs in #YesWV......read more
Friends of Charity Auto Fair returns for 18th year
03/16/2023
BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — The Friends of Charity Auto Fair is back for another year. This year, Hospice of Southern West Virginia is excited to host the charity event on July 14 & 15 at the Raleigh County Memorial Airport. This is the 18th year the event is......read more
Toyota West Virginia seeks new team members
03/16/2023
David Rosier, plant president, Toyota West Virginia, talks about job opportunities at the Buffalo manufacturing facility. The plant’s 2,000 member team produced over a million engines and transmissions last year. They are seeking skilled maintenance......read more
Rock Springs business park to have its first tenant
03/16/2023
CHESTER – After many years of redevelopment and marketing efforts, the long-vacant site of a former Hancock County pottery soon will have a new tenant. Heavy Iron Oilfield Services, LP will relocate its operations from Canonsburg, Pa., to the Rock......read more
Getting (BBQ) Sauced with Mary Smith
03/15/2023
In this episode of Innovators and Entrepreneurs, we talk to Mary Smith, co-owner of Tipsy Roo’s. Her company is taking a “spirited” approach to making barbecue sauces. Contrary to the company’s name, this sauce will not get you intoxicated and is a......read more
West Virginia Gov. Justice announces Delta Cooling Towers to expand operations in Barbour County, invest $6.7 million
03/15/2023
CHARLESTON W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice announced today that Delta Cooling Towers (Delta), a company that offers precision climate control solutions, including cooling towers and HVAC equipment, will create 30 new jobs over 5 years and retain 26 jobs in......read more
7 bucket list items to help you plan your WV Gold Rush trip
03/15/2023
The sixth annual West Virginia Gold Rush is March 28 – April 8. This exciting event offers anglers an opportunity to catch golden rainbow trout, win prizes and explore the state’s natural beauty. With 68 stockings and incredible prizes up for grabs......read more
daily304 - Episode 03.15.2023
03/15/2023
On today’s daily304 – Get sauced with WV company Tipsy Roo’s. A new Delta Cooling Towers facility in Barbour County will create 30 new jobs. And, anglers, here’s your bucket list for the upcoming WV Gold Rush. #YesWV #WVSBDC #WVDEVO #WVDNR......read more
daily304 - Episode 03.14.2023
03/14/2023
On today’s daily304 – Morgan County hosts a job recruitment fair March 23. @WVGovernor Jim Justice signs historic income tax cut bill. And @ToyotaWV awards a $5,000 grant for @RCBI4Mfg internship program. #YesWV Read more…...read more
Morgan County to host job recruitment fair
03/14/2023
The Berkeley Springs-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Job Recruitment Fair from 1 to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 23 at Cacapon Resort State Park. The event will include seminars, an area for on-the-spot interviews, and of course many tables......read more
Gov. Justice signs largest tax cut in West Virginia history into law
03/14/2023
What’s being hailed as the largest income tax cut in state history is now becoming reality. Governor Jim Justice signed a bill today to make it happen. It cuts the income tax by just over 21%. It’s expected to put more than $750 million back in West......read more
Toyota award to support RCBI engineering internship
03/14/2023
Toyota West Virginia has recognized the Robert C. Byrd Institute’s (RCBI) commitment to provide engineering interns with real-world, hands-on experience by awarding a $5,000 grant to enhance RCBI’s Engineering-Entrepreneurial Services Internship......read more
WMYW Tours the Glass Museum with Tom Felt
03/13/2023
A delightful and special gem in Weston, the American Glass Museum of West Virginia is filled with amazing pieces of glass and a story behind each one! The idea behind it is to preserve the history of the glass industry ...read more
daily304 - Episode 03.13.2023
03/13/2023
On today’s daily304 – Berkeley County residents share why @ProcterGamble is a great place to work. Discover some of WV’s best dark skies for stargazing--it’s #AlmostHeaven. And @MarshallU President Brad Smith wants to give back to the community he grew......read more
Business spotlight: Procter & Gamble
03/13/2023
Procter & Gamble is a Cincinnati-based manufacturing company that opened its doors in Berkeley County, West Virginia in September 2015. They host household brands like Pampers, Downy, Bounty, and many more. The facility has seen multiple expansions......read more
Places to go stargazing in West Virginia
03/13/2023
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — West Virginia is full of exceptional beauty with its mountains, rivers, and greenery, and if you look up at the nighttime sky, it is just as beautiful. There are several places across the Mountain State that provide wonderful......read more
Accelerating education: Brad D. Smith comes home
03/13/2023
For Brad Smith, home is where the heart is, and his heart has always been among the hills of Appalachia. Smith grew up in the small town of Kenova, WV, and was raised on southern hospitality, a humble attitude and a deeply rooted sense of honesty that......read more
daily304 - Episode 03.12.2023
03/12/2023
On today’s daily304 – @WVExplorer recounts the time they knocked a hole in the Cheat River. Learn about higher ed opportunities in @AdvntageValley. And save the date--Oct. 21--for @BridgeDay 2023. Read more…...read more
The day they knocked a hole in the Cheat River in West Virginia
03/12/2023
The strange story of "the day they knocked a hole in the Cheat River" has been passed down for more than a century. It's one of West Virginia's obscure-but-enduring legends. Some historians have questioned whether the tale from Preston County is......read more
8 colleges and universities in Advantage Valley
03/12/2023
Top institutions and universities help to train the Advantage Valley region’s present and future workforces. Those include state universities, private colleges and community and technical colleges. Choose from top learning institutions offering......read more
Bridge Day 2023 announced, registration opens soon
03/12/2023
GLEN JEAN, WV (WVNS) – If you’re ready for Bridge Day 2023, the New River National Park and Preserve has you covered. The date has been set for Bridge Day and ticket sales are either already live for some events, or coming soon for others. After a......read more
daily304 - Episode 03.11.2023
03/11/2023
On today’s daily304 – Start your #AlmostHeaven bucket list with these iconic landmarks. The new @OurNextEvergy facility in Jackson County is expected to create 100 jobs--#YesWV! And spring has sprung @WVStateParks…enjoy Green Day Hikes, Appalachian......read more
Iconic landmarks you need to see when visiting West Virginia
03/11/2023
More tourists should be visiting this often overlooked state: West Virginia. The best attractions in West Virginian travels are based in the incredible scenery the state has to offer at its must-visit places. That said, as a state formed during the......read more
Energy storage company announces location in Jackson County, W.Va.
03/11/2023
JACKSON COUNTY, W.Va. (WCHS) — An energy storage technology company announced plans to open a facility in Jackson County, West Virginia’s governor announced Monday. Michigan-based Our Next Energy has entered an agreement with the state to locate a......read more
West Virginia’s state parks prepare for spring season
03/11/2023
CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (WV News) — The spring equinox arrives later this month, and state parks in North Central West Virginia are preparing for the new season and adding events to the calendar. Although the weather may have been springlike for most of the......read more
daily304 - Episode 03.10.2023
03/10/2023
On today’s daily304 – Les Claypool headlines Mountain Music Festival @ACEAdventres. Get your @MountainStage tickets for Darlingside on March 13. And learn some interesting facts about #Mothman. @WVExplorer #cryptids #AlmostHeaven Read more…...read more
Mountain Stage presents Darlingside, Alton and more
03/10/2023
Be a part of the live audience as Mountain Stage records a fresh episode for NPR Music with host Kathy Mattea. The March 19 show takes place at the Culture Center Theater at the State Capitol Complex. The lineup includes Darlingside, Alton, Royal Wood......read more
Three facts about West Virginia's Mothman legend few know
03/10/2023
POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — America's quintessential Atomic Age monster, Mothman continues to attract attention in the Ohio Valley, so much so that more than 25,000 visitors attended the annual Mothman Festival in 2022, and far more are expected at the......read more
West Virginia aerospace industry set to take off with launch of WVU small satellite center
03/09/2023
West Virginia is now on its way toward launching the state’s second small satellite. A team from West Virginia University and the NASA West Virginia Space Grant Consortium is poised to turn that achievement into a massive boost for the aerospace......read more
West Virginia supports a robust aerospace industry
03/09/2023
The aerospace industry is a dynamic, emerging economic sector in West Virginia. From up-and-coming high-tech innovators to established titans of the industry, the state’s growing cluster of aerospace companies is fueled by an array of advantages. West......read more
Brian Joseph “Fails Fast” into Bringing Business, Innovation to West Virginia
03/09/2023
Creating real, innovative, and state-of-the-art materials while also taking advantage of West Virginia’s best and brightest is just one thing on Brian Joseph’s list of things to do. Joseph, President and CEO of Touchstone Research Laboratories, likes......read more
daily304 - Episode 03.09.2023
03/09/2023
On today’s daily304 – @WestVirginiaU prepares to launch its second small satellite. The Mountain State supports a thriving aerospace industry. #YesWV And we talk innovation with @tr_laboratory founder Brian Joseph. Read more…...read more
Newly renovated rail trail to open soon
03/08/2023
Many folks say that wild, wonderful West Virginia is the place to be with all of its untamed rivers and streams, mountainous beauty, forgotten wilderness and trails. Small towns that sprang up along now abandoned rail lines have become nothing but a......read more
WV BusinessLink: Empowering Entrepreneurs to Realize Their Dreams
03/08/2023
This week we are sitting down with Mark Burdette, Program Coordinator at West Virginia BusinessLink. Learn more about how WV BusinessLink connects entrepreneurs to a network of resource partners statewide. Listen to the podcast......read more
W.Va. elk look strong and healthy in 2023 wellness checks
03/08/2023
HOLDEN, W.Va. — As West Virginia’s elk herd slowly grows, the number of animals will eventually eclipse what the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources can accurately keep tabs on. As the Elk Project team works up the herd for 2023, there’s......read more
daily304 - Episode 03.08.2023
03/08/2023
On today’s daily304 – A rail car ride in Clay County is repaired and ready to reopen. Learn how @WVBusinssLink fosters growth and innovation in #YesWV. And @WVDNR reports WV’s 2023 is looking strong and healthy. @wvtourism #almostheaven Read more…...read more
Too Valuable to Burn: Opportunities for Carbon in West Virginia with Sean Frisbee
03/07/2023
As he watched supply chain issues mount in West Virginia and across the nation, Sean Frisbee used his experience in the workforce to launch his first entrepreneurial venture. As a retired Air Force Colonel, he served as a former President and CEO of......read more
Get hired into West Virginia's tech ecosystem
03/07/2023
Have you always wanted to work in technology, but wasn’t sure how? Consider starting or growing your career in technology and innovation in the West Virginia tech ecosystem. West Virginia has a hub of technology companies, tech-focused accelerators......read more
WV BusinessLink provides resources for businesses and entrepreneurs
03/07/2023
With over 111,000+ small businesses, representing over 98% of all businesses, along with employing nearly half of all employees, entrepreneurs and small business owners are the backbone and driving force behind West Virginia’s growing economy. To help......read more
daily304 - Episode 03.06.2023
03/06/2023
On today’s daily304 – US exporters, learn how to expand your business into Europe. @WVTourism presents a funding and resource guide for the hospitality industry. And @WVSBDC assists a Fairmont woman with taking her spa business vision to reality......read more
The U.S. Commercial Service and Amazon present a virtual workshop, ‘Go Global Europe’
03/06/2023
U.S. exporters looking to expand into the European region, register now for the “Go Global Europe” virtual workshop on March 22. In this workshop you’ll learn about the opportunity to reach global customers across Europe, with focus on the Amazon.eu......read more
WV Department of Tourism Funding and Resource Guide
03/06/2023
We know that the more resources we get into the hands of our industry members, the more those resources will be effectively used to continue to grow our industry. And, it’s with this in mind, that we’ve put together this guide for funding opportunities......read more
SpaOasis: Health and Wellness For WV with a SBDC partnership
03/06/2023
Spa Oasis is a relaxation and rejuvenation wellness center located in Fairmont, West Virginia. The health and wellness spa, owned by Sheila Hartley, offers support and quality services such as but not limited to: Float Therapy, Massage Therapy......read more
daily304 - Episode 03.05.2023
03/05/2023
On today’s daily304 – Chemical Alliance Zone’s founder offers advice for new entrepreneurs. Register now for the Focus Forward symposium in Morgantown. And Touchstone Research Laboratories’ founder talks up “failing fast” as a strategy. #YesWV Read more…...read more
The Chemistry of Innovation with Kevin DiGregorio
03/05/2023
Executive Director Kevin Degregorio discusses how his company, Chemical Alliance Zone, works to provide a solid base for entrepreneurs and offers great advice to those who are serious about starting their own businesses. Degregorio also takes a moment......read more
Register today: Focus Forward with Big Energy
03/05/2023
Join the fifth annual Focus Forward symposium, featuring conversations with topline innovators, education leaders and government officials on important issues shaping West Virginia's future and why they matter. This year's emerging issue is......read more
Brian Joseph “Fails Fast” into Bringing Business, Innovation to West Virginia
03/05/2023
Creating real, innovative, and state-of-the-art materials while also taking advantage of West Virginia’s best and brightest is just one thing on Brian Joseph’s list of things to do. Joseph, President and CEO of Touchstone Research Laboratories, likes......read more
daily304 - Episode 03.04.2023
03/04/2023
On today’s daily304 – Get ready for the world marching show band competition coming this summer to Buckhannon. Meet @WVDNR’s new K9 officers. And @HeritageFarmWV announces its season opening date. Read more…...read more
Buckhannon prepares to host world marching show band competition
03/04/2023
The World Association of Marching Show Bands (WAMSB), an international association dedicated to the fostering and growth of the worldwide marching band community, will be hosting its world championship in the City of Buckhannon, West Virginia, USA on......read more
Luna enforces the law, one sniff at a time
03/04/2023
Luna follows her nose and West Virginia Natural Resources Police Officer Matthew Stover follows Luna. The canine’s olfactory GPS may lead the pair to some ill-gotten trout or a deer that has been poached. Perhaps at the end of the trail will be a......read more
Heritage Farm announces 2023 opening date
03/04/2023
HUNTINGTON, WV (WOWK) – Heritage Farm has announced their opening date and operating hours for the 2023 season. According to officials with Heritage Farm, the first day open to the public this year will be Thursday, May 4, 2023. Officials say this......read more
daily304 - Episode 03.03.2023
03/03/2023
On today’s daily304 – Learn how @SwilledDog craft beverage company gives back to the community. @CrowMedicine is coming to @CharlestonWV…Get your tickets now! And find out if your small business is eligible for a Governor’s Export Award…#YesWV. @WVDEVO......read more
Get a taste of Swilled Dog
03/03/2023
Crave West Virginia brings you something spectacular from the state’s Eastern Panhandle. Swilled Dog is a majority female owned craft beverage company that focuses on delivering high quality ciders and whiskey to their customers. The inspiration behind......read more
Old Crow Medicine Show to perform in Charleston this spring
03/03/2023
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS) — Old Crow Medicine Show is bringing its blend of Americana, old-time and folk music to Charleston this spring. The popular band is scheduled to perform at the Clay Center on April 19 at 7:30 p.m., according to a news release......read more
Made your first sale in a new country in the last year? You may be eligible for the Governor’s Export Awards
03/03/2023
Exporting is a big deal, especially for a small business. There are logistical hurdles to overcome and language barriers to break through, not to mention the risks you take trying to get your product on the international market. When you finally make......read more
daily304 - Episode 03.02.2023
03/02/2023
On today’s daily304 – Family helps carry on the legacy of a Raleigh businessman. Tell your business story to become a better exporter. And plan an #AlmostHeaven getaway to Moundsville. #YesWV @wvtourism Read more…...read more
Following devastating loss, Falcon continues service to mines while looking at new horizons
03/02/2023
Falcon Mine Service, a provider of cutting tools, drills, and bit products, started serving the West Virginia coal mining industry in 2001. The late Darrell Green started the business upon his retirement from Fansteel VR/Wesson (once a supplier of......read more
Trade Talk: How Storytelling Can Help You Clarify Your Message and Become a Better Exporter
03/02/2023
When you have a global economy that trades in attention where you’re up against a million competitors, is it any wonder that businesses have trouble getting customers to notice? If only you had a way to get people’s attention. But here’s the truth......read more
Getaway: The Surprising Treasures Found in Moundsville, West Virginia
03/02/2023
The small city of Moundsville, clinging to the northwestern edge of West Virginia along the Ohio River, appears similar to plenty of neighboring towns. In Pennsylvania and Ohio, as well as the Mountain state, there are dozens of main streets like this......read more
daily304 - Episode 03.01.2023
03/01/2023
On today’s daily304 – The Brad D. Smith Center for Business and Innovation may be a game changer for @MarshallU. Learn how to tell your business’ story with the help of @wvdevo. And treat yourself to a rejuvenating spa session at @WVStateParks. #YesWV......read more
Brad D. Smith Business Innovation Center projected to open in 2024
03/01/2023
The new Brad D. Smith Center for Business and Innovation in Huntington is expected to open for students in the spring semester of 2024. The facility is named in honor of Marshall University President Brad D. Smith, a 1986 Marshall graduate as well as......read more
Trade Talk: How Storytelling Can Help You Clarify Your Message and Become a Better Exporter
03/01/2023
Customers love a good story. Make your company part of theirs. When you have a global economy that trades in attention where you’re up against a million competitors, is it any wonder that businesses have trouble getting customers to notice? If only you......read more
Nature, Tranquility, and Pampering: Discover the Spas at West Virginia State Parks
03/01/2023
West Virginia is a state known for its natural beauty and rugged landscapes, and what better way to relax and rejuvenate than by visiting one of its many state park spas? With a variety of treatments and services available, spa-goers can indulge in......read more
daily304 - Episode 02.28.2023
02/28/2023
On today’s daily304 – Get your @MountainStage tickets before they sell out! Looking for a tech career in #YesWV? Check out @TheRealJobCase. And WV festivals celebrate international heritage. #AlmostHeaven Read more…...read more
Mountain Stage shows offer diverse lineup
02/28/2023
Get your tickets now for Mountain Stage! Upcoming shows include headliners Robbie Fulks, Wilco, The Amy Ray Band and Drive-By Truckers! Produced by West Virginia Public Broadcasting, hosted by Kathy Mattea, most shows are recorded at the Culture Center......read more
Get hired into West Virginia’s tech ecosystem
02/28/2023
Have you always wanted to work in technology, but wasn’t sure how? Consider starting or growing your career in technology and innovation in the West Virginia tech ecosystem. West Virginia has a hub of technology companies, tech-focused accelerators......read more
International West Virginia
02/28/2023
Culture is an invaluable part of our world and always has been. It creates a united identity and binds communities and people together in a profound manner. The preservation of culture is essential to continually transform our world for the better and......read more
WMYW visits the Celtic Calling with Chris Higgins
02/28/2023
​What Makes You Wonderful meets up with Chris Higgins for the 2023 Celtic Calling in Charleston starting March 1 and running through March 5......read more
daily304 - Episode 02.27.2023
02/27/2023
On today’s daily304 – Tap into some tasty tree syrup recipes courtesy of @WVLiving. The mountain biking movement continues to grow in #AlmostHeaven as more trail systems expand. @WVExecMag And Cass Scenic Railroad hosts its Parade of Steam in June......read more
Tap-Palachian Recipes
02/27/2023
Be sap savvy and use nutrient-rich tree syrups as a replacement for sugar, a glaze to savor, or a rich topping for your favorite treats. It makes pork purr and salad dressings sing. And while you’re at it, expand your repertoire and experiment with......read more
A Mountain Biking Movement
02/27/2023
With prime topography in the mountains of Appalachia, mountain biking is growing exponentially in West Virginia as it becomes an international destination for the sport. There are miles of trails throughout the state and new ones continuously popping......read more
Parade of Steam returns to Cass
02/27/2023
We are happy to announce that this year’s Cass Scenic Railroad Parade of Steam will be held on Saturday, June 17th! Admission to the parade is FREE! Attendees will have the opportunity to view all of our operable steam locomotives from the Cass parking......read more
daily304 - Episode 02.26.2023
02/26/2023
On today’s daily304 – Catch the WV-based “Feast of the Seven Fishes” now streaming on @Peacock. @WestVirginiaU hosts its 2nd annual Black Film Festival. And @DaveTrippinWV presents a roundup of film festivals. #BlackHistoryMonth @WVFilmOffice Read more…...read more
‘Feast of the Seven Fishes’ now streaming on Peacock TV
02/26/2023
A film shot in Marion County, West Virginia is now streaming on Peacock TV. “Feast of the Seven Fishes” is a romantic comedy set in a rust-belt town on the banks of the Monongahela River in 1983. When a nice, working-class, Italian-American Catholic......read more
Center for Black Culture and Research to host second annual Black Film Festival
02/26/2023
This year, WVU’s Center for Black Culture and Research will be hosting its second annual Black Film Festival. The festival will take place from March 31 to April 1 in the Mountainlair Ballroom and Gluck Theater, both located in the Mountainlair on the......read more
Lights, Camera, Screenings
02/26/2023
We’re here in the maw of winter, prime time to explore the great indoors and some film events around the region. Here’s a look at just a few regional film screenings and 2023 fests taking submissions. Come and watch a day of regionally-made films in......read more
daily304 - Episode 02.25.2023
02/25/2023
On today’s daily304 – Green energy is eyed as fuel for the economic engine at Wheeling’s Stone Center. WV’s new Commerce Secretary James Bailey settles into his role. And a new battery manufacturing facility could be a game changer for the state......read more
Green energy eyed as fuel for economic engine at Stone Center in Wheeling
02/25/2023
A project to invest nearly a quarter million dollars into solar panels atop the Stone Center in downtown Wheeling is driven not only by the benefits of renewable energy, but also by an ongoing effort to propel economic development in the heart of the......read more
Bailey settling into role as new West Virginia Secretary of Commerce
02/25/2023
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WV News) — West Virginia Commerce Secretary James Bailey was tapped to lead the state’s most diverse department at the beginning of December. A veteran civil servant with experience serving several of the agencies within Department......read more
WV stands to benefit disproportionately from battery design Form Energy plans for Weirton factory
02/25/2023
For years, West Virginians have endured among the lowest wages and longest power outages in the country as the coal-dependent state grows more vulnerable amid the nation’s energy transition. Form Energy’s mission is tailor-made to lift up West Virginia......read more
daily304 - Episode 02.24.2023
02/24/2023
On today’s daily304 – Learn how exporting can benefit your business. #YesWV Generation WV seeks young professionals for its fellowship program. And @WVDNR hosts meetings on hunting, fishing and trapping regulations. Read more…...read more
4 Reasons Why Exporting Should Be Part of Your Business Strategy in 2023
02/24/2023
As business continues to go global and the world becomes even more connected, companies that want to grow should consider taking advantage of opportunities that lie beyond their borders. Businesses that don’t, run the risk of getting left behind. By......read more
Fellowship program seeks to retain, develop state’s young workforce
02/24/2023
Nonprofit group Generation West Virginia is organizing a fellowship program to help retain and advance the careers of young people in the state. The nine-month fellowship program aims to help workers in their 20s and 30s interested in in-state careers......read more
Meetings to discuss W.Va. hunting, trapping, fishing regulations
02/24/2023
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will host 12 in-person public meetings in mid-March 2023 to discuss proposed hunting, trapping, and fishing regulations, according to division director Brett McMillion. The......read more
daily304 - Episode 02.23.2023
02/23/2023
On today’s daily304 – More #jobs are coming to #YesWV as a partnership forms to train 100 new solar workers. Check out some fun road trips to take this spring in #AlmostHeaven. And it’s a building boom as major projects get underway in Wheeling......read more
Solar Holler, ACT Now announce training program for solar workers
02/23/2023
HUNTINGTON — On Friday, Coalfield Development Corporation and West Virginia-based solar developer Solar Holler jointly announced a partnership to train 100 new solar workers in the next 18 months. Leveraging the recently announced award to the ACT......read more
Six springtime destinations in West Virginia
02/23/2023
GHENT, WV (WVNS) — As Spring creeps closer, people are trying to figure out what places they can go to enjoy as nicer weather begins to shine through. This is a list of the top six destinations in West Virginia where you can go to do just that......read more
‘A Building Boom’: Wheeling mayor sees similarities between progress of late 1800s, present
02/23/2023
“Building operations were never so brisk in Wheeling as they are at this time,” stated the lead to a story published in the Wheeling Daily Intelligencer on Friday, June 12, 1891. After more than a century, it seems that the past is providing today’s......read more
daily304 - Episode 02.22.2023
02/22/2023
On today’s daily304 – Charleston is WV’s hottest destination for #craftbeer lovers. @WVDNR reports 2022 was a good year for deer hunting. And enjoy dinner and a show with #Elvis at Hawks Nest State Park. @wvstateparks @charlestonwv Read more…...read more
Charleston is West Virginia’s hottest destination for craft beer lovers
02/22/2023
Streaked with vast stretches of the Appalachians, West Virginia has earned abundant acclaim for its ample natural beauty, with no shortage of spectacular preserves to explore across the state. Top-tier hiking destinations range from New River Gorge......read more
West Virginia deer seasons harvest increases 12.7 percent
02/22/2023
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Deer hunters in West Virginia have had a very good year, according to officials at the W.Va. Division of Natural Resources. According to preliminary numbers released by the division, hunters harvested 118,606 deer during the......read more
Swinging with Elvis. Dinner and a Show: Hawks Nest
02/22/2023
It’s dinner and a show at Hawks Nest State Park, Friday, March 3, 2023. Elvis is in the building and the performer is Lee Dean. Performer Lee Dean livens up an audience with music, a little comedy, and a whole lot of fun for all ages. His outstanding......read more
daily304 - Episode 02.21.2023
02/21/2023
On today’s daily304 – Two mountain towns reinvent themselves into an outdoor recreation paradise. @OnTheGorge traces its roots back to a handful of river-loving hippies. And a Glen Dale company manufactures a product you’ll find in many kitchens......read more
River-loving hippies established New River Gorge adventure resort
02/21/2023
FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va.—One of the world's first and largest outdoor-adventure resorts, Adventures on the Gorge can trace its roots back 50 years to the earliest days of whitewater rafting in the New River Gorge. The story is one of imagination, youthful......read more
Protecting community integrity during a creative transformation in West Virginia
02/21/2023
In this episode of “Reimagine Rural,” host Tony Pipa visits the neighboring towns of Thomas and Davis, West Virginia, former resource-dependent economies that have reinvented themselves as destinations for art and outdoor recreation. Tony speaks with......read more
Put a Lid on It: Tecnocap in Glen Dale makes closures for many well-known brands
02/21/2023
Many of the items Ohio Valley residents eat and use every day were finished off with closures made at the Tecnocap LLC facility in Glen Dale. Tecnocap, an Italian company, has operated in Glen Dale for more than 15 years. It took over the former Penn......read more
daily304 - Episode 02.20.2023
02/20/2023
On today’s daily304 – Wheeling’s old Stone & Thomas represented the golden age of tea rooms. Pitch Southern WV hosts its annual business pitch competition. And Appalachia’s underserved communities receive a $19M investment. #YesWV. @HiveWV Read more…...read more
The Tasty Legacy of the Stone & Thomas Tea Room
02/20/2023
The City of Wheeling is admired for its dedication to businesses, old and new. From restaurants like Later Alligator and Vagabond Kitchen to antique and hobby stores like Shuggy’s and Clutch Gaming, there is simply a lot to keep any person busy. In......read more
Pitch Southern WV hosts Business Idea Competition
02/20/2023
The WV Hive Network, in partnership with WVU Tech Launch Lab, is excited to announce our next installment of Pitch Southern West Virginia, a business idea competition encompassing thirteen counties in southern West Virginia. The upcoming competition......read more
Invest Appalachia Fund Launches with $19M for Community-First Impact Investment in Central Appalachia
02/20/2023
Invest Appalachia (IA), a regional social investment platform, has secured $19 million of new investment in the first close of the Invest Appalachia Fund (IA Fund). The IA Fund will provide capital to community economic development projects including......read more
daily304 - Episode 02.19.2023
02/19/2023
On today’s daily304 – Get your fill of hauntings and oddities with these spooky destinations in #AlmostHeaven. @wvtourism Artistic voice raise the creative economy in #YesWV. And @WVDNR reminds hunters and trappers about upcoming closing dates. Read more…...read more
These are the best spooky places to visit, according to WV Tourism
02/19/2023
CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (WBOY) — January 31 is National Plan for Vacation Day, and what better trip than visiting all the spookiest spots in West Virginia? The West Virginia Department of Tourism recently released its 2023 vacation guide, which details all......read more
Artistic voices raise the creative economy in West Virginia
02/19/2023
Listen to the voices of the West Virginia artists! From storytellers, dancers and musicians to photographers, painters, and writers, artists have something to say every day. Arts Day at the West Virginia State Legislature is coming up on March 2. It is......read more
WVDNR reminds hunters, trappers about furbearer season dates
02/19/2023
The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources on Monday reminded hunters and trappers that the state’s various furbearer trapping and small game hunting seasons will end in February and March. Hunting and trapping seasons for red and gray fox, bobcat......read more
daily304 - Episode 02.18.2023
02/18/2023
On today’s daily304 – Stonewall Resort hosts gourmet food and craft beer pairings--yum! Charleston hosts the WV Small Farm Conference Feb. 22-25. Learn about prehistoric creatures that once roamed WV…and where to find their fossils......read more
Stonewall Resort’s Appalachian Dinner Series is a spirited hit
02/18/2023
If you’re looking for a great food and spirits-filled weekend nestled in relaxing and gorgeous surroundings, set your GPS to Stonewall Resort in the rolling hills of Central West Virginia near Weston. I was lucky enough to score a ticket to the recent......read more
West Virginia Small Farm Conference returns to Charleston to support state’s agricultural producers
02/18/2023
Our local farms are vital to West Virginia’s food system, but despite the growing demand for locally sourced foods, our small farm community still faces plenty of challenges. To continue supporting our state’s producers, the West Virginia University......read more
5 Dinosaurs That Lived in West Virginia (and Where to See Fossils Today)
02/18/2023
West Virginia is the 35th state in the United States. It’s nicknamed the Mountain State and is a great destination for those who love hiking and taking beautiful nature walks. West Virginia has old, stunning mountains, luscious rivers, beautiful caves......read more
daily304 - Episode 02.17.2023
02/17/2023
On today’s daily304 – Elkins resident and veteran actor Cindy Jackson lands in a Tom Hanks movie. A Morgantown High student launches a program to get books to preschoolers. And WV registers 1,535 new businesses in January--#YesWV! @wvfilm #wvfilm......read more
Elkins’ own movie star: Cindy Jackson appears with Tom Hanks in ‘Otto’
02/17/2023
Local moviegoers may have recently watched screen legend Tom Hanks performing a scene in a hit movie with a veteran actor who is a resident of Elkins. In the current release -- Sony Pictures’ “A Man Called Otto” -- Hanks, playing a grumpy senior......read more
High school student uses music, nonprofit to raise W.Va. literacy rates
02/17/2023
High school student Rania Zuri has made it her mission to end book deserts in West Virginia. Book deserts are places without libraries and bookstores, threatening literacy rates for young children. A senior at Morgantown High School, Zuri founded the......read more
Secretary of State Mac Warner Reports 1,535 New WV Business Registrations for January of 2023
02/17/2023
Charleston, W. Va. – The WV Secretary of State’s Office registered 1,535 new businesses statewide during the month of January according to Secretary of State Mac Warner. Wetzel County led the state in the percentage of new business growth through......read more
daily304 - Episode 02.16.2023
02/16/2023
On today’s daily304 – Tell your company’s story to connect with customers. Learn how a Swiss village ended up in the mountains of WV. And Snow Riders opens its tubing park in Harpers Ferry. #YesWV #AlmostHeaven @wvbusinesslink @wvsbdc @wvtourism......read more
Crafting Your Company’s Story to Appeal to Your Ideal Customer
02/16/2023
Whether you are a startup or an established business, it is important to craft your company’s story in a way that appeals to your ideal customer. This means understanding who your customer is and how to frame your story in a way that resonates with...read more
Snow tubing resort near Harpers Ferry now open ahead of schedule
02/16/2023
HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. — The snow tubing resort Snow Riders is now open for business near Harpers Ferry after a weekend cold snap allowed the resort to fire up its snow guns and lay down a base layer for its 12 tubing lanes. The resort was initially......read more
daily304 - Episode 02.15.2023
02/15/2023
On today’s daily304 – It’s a happy ending for the tale of a wounded bald eagle in Monroe County. WV highway workers find a solution for the winter pothole problem. And a blue hydrogen hub could be coming to #YesWV. #cleanenergy @TRACWV @WVDOT Read more…...read more
Eagle takes flight after near-death experience in Monroe County
02/15/2023
HINTON — Last October, a three-year-old bald eagle hunting for prey over an expanse of farmland near Greenville, in Monroe County, flew into a game farm’s tall wire fence, became entangled and struggled to free itself, breaking a wing in the process......read more
It's February! Potholes are forming! How is WVDOH fighting back?
02/15/2023
Although April is the cruelest month, February is worse for potholes. This year, West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH) has added a weapon in its fight against the freeze and thaw cycles that destroy the roads we share. Potholes form when water......read more
A blue hydrogen hub could be in store for West Virginia
02/15/2023
PARKERSBURG (WTAP) -- Several prominent figures in West Virginia politics are touting the idea of building a blue hydrogen hub in the Appalachian Region. Among those who have expressed support for a blue hydrogen hub in West Virginia include senators......read more
daily304 - Episode 02.14.2023
02/14/2023
Hurricane’s new skate park is filling up with riders…Green Bank Observatory is the setting for a new sci-fi horror movie…and Vantage Ventures partners with Huntington Bank to offer more options to startups......read more
daily304 - Episode 02.13.2023
02/13/2023
Entrepreneurs, get set for Bridging Innovation Week in Wheeling…Toyota WV solves a camshaft issue and saves the company a bundle of money…and......read more
daily304 - Episode 02.12.2023
02/12/2023
​Happy birthday! A Wheeling hair salon celebrates 40 years…a WV film company lands two more big projects from Lifetime cable network…#YesWV… ...read more
daily304 - Episode 02.11.2023
02/11/2023
Toyota manufacturing in Buffalo demonstrates “flower power” with its new solar garden…Have a business in the New River Gorge area? Take advantage of some low-cost training workshops…...read more
Check out some of the best places to stay in West Virginia
02/10/2023
Looking for the best places to stay in West Virginia for your next weekend getaway? With so much to see and do in the Mountain State and plenty of vacation rentals to offer, we’ve made a list that will help you with your search. So, whether you’re......read more
BridgeValley offers summer STEAM Academy for rising 5th through 8th graders
02/10/2023
BridgeValley Community and Technical College is celebrating its 10th year of STEAM Academy. The camp, at BridgeValley’s South Charleston campus, is open to students who will be rising 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th graders this summer. Registration opens......read more
Charleston chefs named semifinalists for 2023 James Beard awards
02/10/2023
The James Beard Foundation has revealed the semifinalist nominees for the 2023 James Beard Awards. Among the elite crew of chefs recognized are Ramin Mirzakhani of Laury’s Restaurant and Paul Smith of 1010 Bridge Road. Finalists will be announced on......read more
daily304 - Episode 02.10.2023
02/10/2023
On today’s daily304 – From a renovated schoolhouse to a ski lodge, check out these unique getaways in #AlmostHeaven. @BridgeValleyCTC sets dates for summer STEAM Academy. And two #CharlestonWV chefs are in the running for the prestigious James Beard......read more
NCWV Airport Awarded $2.16 Million to Go to Terminal Project from U.S. Department of Transportation
02/09/2023
The North Central West Virginia Airport got some good news today. U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced the facility has been awarded a seven-figure grant from the Federal Aviation Administration under the U.S......read more
What’s on tap at Screech Owl Brewing?
02/09/2023
BRUCETON MILLS, W.Va. (WBOY) — While it may be a bit off the beaten path, you can still find Screech Owl Brewing’s craft beer across West Virginia, western Maryland, Pennsylvania and beyond. Family-owned and operated, Screech Owl Brewing is located in......read more
Mountain railroad finally repaired after nearly 40 years
02/09/2023
CASS,W.Va .– Work to repair damage to the Durbin and Greenbrier Valley Railroad from the 1985 flood has finally been finished. The railroad company posted news of the completion to Facebook on Wednesday. The last stretch was a 15 mile section between......read more
daily304 - Episode 02.09.2023
02/09/2023
On today’s daily304 – Clarksburg’s airport gets funding for a new terminal. Screech Owl Brewing serves up tried and true ales, IPAs and porters. And Shay #5 resumes its runs on a repaired section of track. Read more......read more
daily304 - Episode 02.08.2023
02/08/2023
On today’s daily304 – Calling all home brewers! Enter your best dark beer in the Coal Country Brewers Cup. Meet the Jazz Age West Virginian behind “Sweet Georgia Brown.” And Maj. Gen. Bill Crane talks safety and security for West Virginia. Read more…...read more
Coal Country Cup seeks entries
02/08/2023
West Virginia’s premier homebrew competition these days is the Coal Country Brewers Cup, which is coming up soon in Elkins. Consistent with its name, the Coal Country competition is limited to dark beers, including porters and stouts. This year, the......read more
Maceo Pinkard – Music Composer of the Songs We Still Embrace a Century Later
02/08/2023
He wrote the songs we whistle while we stroll. He wrote the songs belted out by the titans of the Harlem Renaissance. He wrote the songs that gave American music much of its idiom and identity. Bluefield’s Maceo Pinkard was a composer with a gift for......read more
Protecting Our Future with Maj. Gen. Bill Crane
02/08/2023
In this episode of Innovators and Entrepreneurs, we talk to Major General Bill Crane, Adjutant General of the West Virginia Joint Forces Headquarters. He provides command guidance and vision to more than 6,500 citizen soldiers, airmen and civilians......read more
daily304 - Episode 02.07.2023
02/07/2023
On today’s daily304 – Connect with TechConnectWV during a capital investment webinar. Marshall gets $1.75M for a new forensic science training center. And a cutting-edge battery factory in Weirton is gambling on a big payoff for #YesWV. Read more…...read more
TechConnect webinar set for Feb. 22
02/07/2023
The government’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs make over $4 billion in high-risk, non-dilutive capital available to innovative small companies annually. If you are considering pursuing......read more
Marshall receives $1.75 million to help establish Law Enforcement Training Center in Forensic Sciences
02/07/2023
Marshall’s Institute for Cyber Security has received $1.75 million from the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Byrne Discretionary Grant Program to establish a Law Enforcement Training Center in Forensic Sciences (FTC), including digital forensics and......read more
Form Energy says $760 million project will pay off for West Virginia
02/07/2023
Form Energy’s cutting-edge battery factory represents a major investment in West Virginia — and also a major investment by West Virginians. The $760 million initial phase on the site of the old Weirton steel mill in Hancock County is meant to produce......read more
Ski an old coal town that nearly became a ghost town
02/05/2023
Just 50 years ago, the town of Davis seemed likely to become a ghost town. But, thanks to its high altitude and abundance of snow, Davis went from a coal town to a ghost town to a thriving ski town. Perched at 3,100 feet, it’s probably no surprise that......read more
These are the 10 most beautiful towns in WV you should visit
02/05/2023
Welcome to the beautiful state of West Virginia! This mountainous region contains breathtaking landscapes, friendly people, and quaint towns. From small rural hamlets to larger cities, there’s something for everyone in the Mountain State. If looking......read more
State filmmaking groups begin organizing statewide job workshops
02/05/2023
Filmmakers and producers are organizing workshops to support a potential filmmaking workforce statewide. A grip and lighting workshop is scheduled for Feb. 25-26 in Morgantown as part of a partnership between the state’s film office and the West......read more
Maple Syrup Days on tap at six Pocahontas County farms
02/04/2023
MARLINTON, W.Va. — Syrup production is thriving in Pocahontas County, where organizers of Maple Days events are welcoming new producers and expecting more attendees, thanks partly to a renewed interest in Appalachian customs. Six maple producers are......read more
This train ride under $50 goes through some of West Virginia’s most scenic spots
02/04/2023
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — Some of West Virginia’s most well-known, scenic spots include New River Gorge, Kanawha Falls, Summers County and more. The Amtrak Cardinal train, which travels between Chicago and New York, goes through several of West Virginia......read more
Canaan Valley to host women’s ski clinic
02/04/2023
Canaan Valley Resort State Park is hosting a ski clinic for women, taught by women, on Feb. 25-26. Led by Professional Ski Instructors of America, the clinic is created for women ages 18 and up who are intermediate skiers interested in taking the......read more
daily304 - Episode 02.03.2023
02/03/2023
On today’s daily304 – West Virginia’s Chief Information Officer Josh Spence discusses employment in Almost Heaven. Federal funding will boost manufacturing apprenticeships with RCBI. And Marshall partners with Homeland Security to create job......read more
Syncing the Mountain State with the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA)
02/03/2023
The West Virginia Infrastructure Hub is a coordinated approach by Governor Jim Justice’s Administration - working to identify best practices from across the nation for deploying funds and maximizing West Virginia’ Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act......read more
Talking tech careers with Josh Spence
02/03/2023
In this episode of Innovators and Entrepreneurs, we talk to Josh Spence, Chief Information Officer, about the incredible opportunities that can be found in state government. He and his team are continuing innovative work to keep West Virginia......read more
RCBI secures $4.5 million for apprenticeship initiative
02/03/2023
The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) at Marshall University has been awarded $4.5 million in federal funding to bolster and expand its national advanced manufacturing apprenticeship partnership. Apprenticeship Works, the National Advanced Manufacturing......read more
WV Department of Homeland Security and Marshall University Unveil Joint Initiative to put Students into State Jobs
02/03/2023
Charleston, W.Va. — Marshall University President Brad D. Smith joined West Virginia Department of Homeland Security (WV DHS) Sec. Jeff Sandy yesterday, Jan. 24, to launch an initiative to put Marshall college students to work within the department’s......read more
daily304 - Episode 02.02.2023
02/02/2023
On today’s daily304 – The West Virginia Infrastructure Hub identifies IIJA opportunities. Learn more about the IT industry in #YesWV. And Innovators & Entrepreneurs talks with Adjutant General William Crane. Read more…...read more
West Virginia supports the information technology industry
02/02/2023
Technology & Information Services is an emerging industry in West Virginia. This growing cluster of researchers and practitioners includes university research facilities, government agencies and commercial enterprises. The concentration of Technology......read more
Adjutant General Crane
02/02/2023
In this episode of Innovators and Entrepreneurs, we talk to Major General Bill Crane, Adjutant General of the West Virginia Joint Forces Headquarters. He provides command guidance and vision to more than 6,500 citizen soldiers, airmen and civilians......read more
Find available grant opportunities in one location
02/01/2023
Grants.wv.gov is a new resource designed to keep you informed and up to date about grant opportunities and programs available across West Virginia. With one easy-to-access website, you ca​​n learn more and apply for personal and business-based......read more
Bridging Innovation Week set for April 17-21 in Wheeling
02/01/2023
Bridging Innovation is a series of events that brings together various meetings and competitions from across the state that are promoting and fostering entrepreneurship in West Virginia. These efforts range from supporting elementary to college......read more
Ascending in Almost Heaven with Brad Smith
02/01/2023
In this episode of Innovators and Entrepreneurs, we talk to Brad Smith, the President of Marshall University and the mastermind behind several philanthropic endeavors. He and his wife, Alys, are on a mission to highlight the abundant opportunities......read more
daily304 - Episode 1.31.2023
01/31/2023
On today’s Daily 304 – The Billy Motel’s fun and funky ISH Kitchen serves up an ethnic mix in Davis. Learn how to handle supply chain disruptions. And list your services -- or find assistance -- on the WV Film Office website. Read more…...read more
A Worldly-ISH Gem: The Billy Motel in Davis draws all walks of life with a surprisingly diverse menu
01/31/2023
Two things happen when you walk inside the swanky lounge of the surprisingly eclectic and impossibly cool retro jewel ISH Kitchen at The Billy Motel in Davis: First, your jaw drops. How did such a “worldly” place find its way to this tiny town in......read more
How Small Businesses Can Overcome Supply Chain Disruptions
01/31/2023
Many small businesses are still facing supply chain disruptions due to the current global pandemic. This can be a major problem for a business, but there are solutions that entrepreneurs and small business owners can use to overcome these hurdles......read more
WV Film Office: Ready for lights, camera, action
01/31/2023
Whether you’re looking for the perfect location for your next film project, or you’re a crew member ready to undertake your next project, the West Virginia Film Office is here for you. Let us help you secure your perfect location, find skilled......read more
daily304 - Episode 1.30.2023
01/30/2023
On today’s Daily 304 – The West Virginia Capital Access Program fills a niche for small businesses who don’t fit traditional lending models. The EdVenture Group receives a grant to boost entrepreneurship. And a Boeing subsidiary announces a major......read more
WVCAP offers offers venture capital funding
01/30/2023
Does your business need capital? Don’t fit the traditional business model? The West Virginia Capital Access Program can help! Mountain State small businesses now have a new source of capital through the West Virginia Capital Access Program. The WVCAP......read more
EdV receives $125,000 from the Benedum Foundation
01/30/2023
The West Virginia Entrepreneurship Ecosystem has received a $125,000 grant from the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation to support the expansion and infrastructure of the West Virginia Entrepreneurship Ecosystem (WVEE). Managed by lead ecosystem......read more
Boeing subsidiary announces expansion at North Central West Virginia Airport
01/30/2023
BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. — Aurora Flight Sciences plans to double the size of its facility and workforce at the North Central West Virginia Airport in Bridgeport in the next five years. Aurora Senior Operations Manager Scott Jones said the company came to......read more
daily304 - Episode 1.29.2023
01/29/2023
On today’s Daily 304 – WV Wesleyan partners with Mon Health for a nursing scholarship and employment opportunity. Organ donations are on the rise in West Virginia. And Talkline host Hoppy Kercheval gets his own signature beer. Read more…...read more
West Virginia Wesleyan College, Mon Health System Partner for Nursing Scholarships, Employment Promise
01/29/2023
West Virginia Wesleyan College (WVWC) and Mon Health System announced a partnership to offer nursing students a scholarship opportunity and employment guarantee upon graduation. The Mon Health Scholars program is open to students entering the......read more
CORE reports organ donations up in West Virginia
01/29/2023
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — There’s been an increase in organ donations in West Virginia. The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) recently reported a record breaking numbers for a fourth year in a row for the Saving and Healing non-profit. Cheryl King......read more
Hoppy Kerchev-ALE blends Appalachian pilsner with tropical hops
01/29/2023
It began as a suggestion from a listener of the 3 Guys Before The Game podcast. He wanted to know why someone had not created a beer called Hoppy Kerchev-ALE, named in honor of the legendary Metronews Talkline host and broadcast hall-of-fame member......read more
daily304 - Episode 1.28.2023
01/28/2023
On today’s Daily 304 – Gov. Jim Justice wants five West Virginia counties to become HUBZones. Gather your treasures -- the crew of “American Pickers” is coming to Almost Heaven. And the state gets a second police training academy -- this one at......read more
Hernshaw Farms: Growing mushrooms in a tunnel
01/27/2023
Tucked away inside one of West Virginia's beautiful mountains is where you'll find Hernshaw Farms. They use the Memorial Tunnel along the West Virginia Turnpike to grow a large variety of mushrooms. We talk to them about how they supply local......read more
Mountain Stage presents Lizz Wright, Glen Phillips, Chuck Prophet & Mission Express, Bailen and more
01/27/2023
Be a part of the live audience as Mountain Stage records a fresh episode for NPR Music with guest host Larry Groce! The event takes place at 7 p.m. March 5 at the Culture Center Theater in the State Capitol Complex. Reserve your tickets today! Learn......read more
Here’s why people are moving to West Virginia, according to moving company data
01/27/2023
CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (WBOY) — West Virginia was the 13th most popular moving destination for one moving company in 2022. United Van Lines released its 26th Annual National Movers Study and found that only 43% of its West Virginia moves last year were......read more
daily304 - Episode 1.27.2023
01/27/2023
On today’s Daily 304 – The old Memorial Tunnel finds new purpose as a mushroom farm. Enjoy live music from Almost Heaven with Mountain Stage. And a recent study reveals why more people are moving to West Virginia. Read more…...