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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.

Construction on New River Gorge trail to Long Point set for...

Construction on the Long Point Trail—one of the most popular trails in the national park system in southern West Virginia—has been scheduled to close...

New black history marker to reach New River Gorge audiences

A marker proposed to commemorate a lost chapter in black history in West Virginia will reach visitors the New River Gorge region, according to...

Parts of Canyon Rim boardwalk to close temporarily through early fall

The most highly visited area in the national park system in southern West Virginia, the boardwalk at the Canyon Rim Visitor Center, near Fayetteville,...

Park Service to honor Reid, Harris at Harper’s Ferry induction

Bassist Rufus Reid
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park on June 24 will honor pianist Barry Harris and bassist Rufus Reid during the sixteenth annual Don Redman Jazz...

Saturday hike planned to “Island of Dead” on New River

Hikers peer into a coke oven on New River
The National Park Service has scheduled a four-hour hike Saturday, June 10, to the legendary Red Ash Island cemetery on the New River and...

North Bend offers kayak, rappel, mtn.-bike courses June 10

Encouraging visitors to try new outdoor activities, rangers at North Bend State Park this weekend are offering introductory courses in kayaking, rappelling, mountain biking. Park...

W.Va. officials gear up for free fishing weekend June 10-11

West Virginia officials are gearing up for the state's annual Free Fishing Weekend, June 10-11, during which residents and non-residents may fish in West Virginia...

Foundation to establish black history museum in Huntington

Memphis Tennessee Garrison House
The Huntington home of one of West Virginia's pioneer black educators and civil-rights activists is being developed as a museum, according to officials at...

New podcast series revisits gruesome murder of WVU co-eds

Hitchhikers at WVU, c. 1970s
Even after half a century, new information is coming to light regarding the gruesome murders of two hitch-hiking students who disappeared from the campus of West...

The striking beauty of lightning photography in West Virginia

Lightning on Dolly Sods. Photo courtesy Anne Johnson
It begins with an errant wind on a balmy day. Leaves on trees turn upward, revealing their silvery undersides, and a rolling cushion of cloud...

Strange haunting near Summersville Lake may be largely forgotten

Ford Ghost
Paddlers who run the lower Gauley River may have gotten to know W.Va. Route 129 west of Summersville Lake in Nicholas County, but this...

West Virginia state parks offer lodging discount June 4-11

West Virginia Cabin Lodging
Now that school is out, West Virginia state parks and forests are offering early summer lodging specials to help visitors enjoy even more hiking,...

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