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The following news items are among those chosen by our editorial staff to be featured in our News section and Front Page coverage at West Virginia Explorer.

Autumn leaf change in West Virginia well underway

Autumn color peaks along on Sully Road in rural Randolph County. Photo courtesy Rick Burgess
The autumn leaf change has peaked in West Virginia's highest elevations and is sweeping quickly toward the lowlands, according to tourism officials across the...

Construction at Tygart Valley Lake to extend boating season

Boats dock at Tygart Valley Lake State Park, West Virginia
A major upgrade to the boating facilities at Tygart Lake State Park will begin this fall, according to park superintendent Jim Browning. Construction is tentatively...

Small-game hunting seasons in W.Va. commence mid-October

Biologists are predicting a good season for small-game trappers and hunters.
Hunting and trapping seasons for small game in West Virginia will commence in mid-October, and wildlife biologists with the state Division of Natural Resources...

Plentiful autumn mast in W.Va. should influence hunting for years

The production of acorns, apples, walnuts, and hickory nuts is significantly higher than in 2016 and will have noticeable effects on the 2017–2018 hunting...

Temperatures on Gauley River in West Virginia strangely warm

Whitewater-rafting guides who have been plying the Gauley River in West Virginia are reporting that water temperatures are higher than normal for autumn. Officials at...

Redesigned interactive hunting and fishing map of West Virginia available

An updated, online interactive map that provides valuable information on hunting and fishing adventures in West Virginia is now accessible on smartphones and tablets,...

Auditorium focus of W.Va. preservation banquet Sept. 30

The Municipal Auditorium, in Charleston will host the annual state Preservation Alliance awards banquet
Charleston's Municipal Auditorium on Sept. 30 will host and serve as the focus of the annual banquet for the Preservation Alliance of West Virginia,...

Four more weeks of rafting left during Gauley Season 2017

You don't need a passport to experience world-class whitewater rafting—it's available on the legendary Gauley River in West Virginia, but only for four more...

Candlelight tours of Blennerhassett Island set for Oct. 13-14

Blennerhassett by Candlelight Tour
PARKERSBURG, W.Va.—For two nights in October visitors to Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park can experience the candle-lit world of 1805 and attend a period-accurate...

The day they “knocked a hole” in the Cheat River

Cheat River, Preston County, Allegheny Highlands Region
The strange story of the "day they knocked a hole in the Cheat River" has been passed down as one of West Virginia's obscure...

Mysterious worm invasion wreaked havoc in Wetzel County, W.Va, in 1918

Wetzel County Worm Invasion
Who could forget the great Wetzel County worm invasion of 1918? Apparently, a great many. Few may remember the tale beyond what they'd been told...

West Virginia observatory monitors signals from distant galaxy

Telescopes at Green Bank, WV, Pocahontas County, Allegheny Highlands Region
Scientists working with the remote National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, West Virginia, have detected repeating radio signals being emitted from a dwarf...

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