Beckley, WV
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Newsletter – 300×90


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.

Alliance seeks funds to support three W.Va. preservation organizations

The Preservation Alliance of West Virginia is seeking contributions to help support three state historical-development organizations for which funding has been cut or is...
Five Springs Farmstead

Landscape architect opens farm retreat near New River Gorge

A New England botanist and landscape architect has invested her knowledge in a farmhouse retreat near the New River Gorge in southern West Virginia,...

Moonrise walk hints at increased physical activity in southern W.Va.

Officials say a moonrise walk that attracted a record number of hikers to the New River Gorge in southern West Virginia last week could...
Kelsie Tonkin-Boswell

“Almost Heaven” vacation packages to be given away hourly June 20

In celebration of West Virginia’s 154th birthday, the state Division of Tourism will give away a vacation package every hour on Tuesday, June 20. The...

W.Va. DNR: be wary when encountering river otters

Two people recently were bitten by a river otter while boating on Dunkard Creek in Monongalia County near Mason-Dixon Historical Park, according to a...
Alex Cole at Washington Grave

Mystery surrounds lost Washington graves on Hurricane Creek

How did a great-nephew of George Washington come to be buried in a virtually forgotten graveyard far from the family's Potomac plantations? Kanawha Valley historian...