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West Virginia welcomes sponsors for travel writer's convention

The Adventures on the Gorge resort overlooks the New River, 800 feet below in the New River Gorge.
Southern West Virginia this spring will showcase its travel and tourism resources for 80 members of the influential Society of American Travel Writers—an unparalleled...

Corps, governor to build levee in Milton to reduce flooding

Main Street in Milton, WV, Cabell County, Metro Valley Region
Governor Jim Justice, Milton Mayor Thomas Canterbury, and officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have signed an agreement to build an 8,300-foot...

Gov. Justice: West Virginia job numbers best in over a decade

Co-workers gather for a business meeting at a West Virginia coffee shop. (Photo: by Brooke Cagle)
West Virginia Governor Jim Justice announced today that West Virginia’s job numbers are the best the state has seen in over a decade. Its 2019...

WVU to unveil economic plan for Potomac highlands

Looking across the Potomac Highlands of West Virginia, mountain ranges recede into the distance. (Photo courtesy WVU)
The five-county area comprising the Potomac Highlands of West Virginia could improve economically by embracing and promoting its regional identity, according to a new...

Governor lauds new West Virginia carbon research facility

Ramaco Carbon scientists are pictured outside the company's innovation center under construction in Wyoming.
Governor Jim Justice has announced an agreement with Ramaco Carbon to open a new research facility in West Virginia to pursue research related to...

Justice reports December revenue $6.9 million surplus

The governor's office reports taht December 2019 revenue collections were $6.9 million above estimates.
Entering 2020, Governor Jim Justice reported today that December 2019 revenue collections were $6.9 million above estimates, which was 1.2 percent above prior year...

W.Va. secures funds for eastern panhandle train service

Tourists explore the restored Martinsburg Railway Station in Martinsburg, West Virginia.
West Virginia Governor Jim Justice announced today that the state has reached an agreement with Maryland to continue the Maryland Area Regional Commuter Train...

Second bond sale complete, will generate $700 million plus

The Coalfields Expressway is one of several projects that benefited from the governor's Roads-to-Prosperity initiative.
West Virginia has sold $600 million in general obligation road bonds and generated more than $746.5 million in proceeds to be used for highway,...

Alliance launches new micro-loan for historic W.Va. buildings

The historic jailhouse at Beverly, West Virginia, is being restored to its original appearance.
The Preservation Alliance of West Virginia has unveiled a new loan program to provide capital, technical assistance, and development expertise to property owners who...

Retro "I SCREAM" parlor attracting visitors to Ripley

A youth tries an I Scream Sundae at Ripley, West Virginia.
An innovative new ice cream parlor, "I Scream Sundae," is attracting dessert fanatics to Ripley, where the rural small-town atmosphere was parlor-ready. Banking on the...

WVU selects Point Pleasant for community branding

The community of Point Pleasant extends into the distance from the junction of the Ohio (left) and Kanawha (right) rivers.
Rich in lore and history, Point Pleasant, West Virginia, has been chosen as the recipient of a branding project by West Virginia University designed...

W.Va. Tourism reaches record number of social media users

Charleston, West Virginia, Kanawha County, Metro Valley Region
West Virginia’s Birthday social campaign last week reached more than 26 million social media users, thanks to thousands of fans of West Virginia who...

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