Beckley, WV
Friday, September 22, 2017


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.

River Expeditions camp at Sweets Falls

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...
Blennerhassett by Candlelight Tour

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

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...
Cheat River, Preston County, Allegheny Highlands Region

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

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...
Wetzel County Worm Invasion

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

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...
Telescopes at Green Bank, WV, Pocahontas County, Allegheny Highlands Region

West Virginia observatory monitors signals from distant galaxy

Scientists working with the remote National Radio Astronomy in Green Bank, West Virginia, have detected repeating radio signals being emitted from a dwarf galaxy...

Statewide seminars to boost booming W.Va. maple-syrup industry

To meet the demands of West Virginia's growing maple-syrup industry, the West Virginia Department of Agriculture and the W.Va. Maple Syrup Producers Association are...