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Birds of Prey summer program returns to W.Va. State Parks

Wendy Perrone cares for raptors
Three Rivers Avian Center will present its popular “Wings of Wonder – Birds of Prey” program at 12 West Virginia state parks in summer 2017, introducing audiences...

Applications being accepted for South Branch dove hunt

Mourning doves perch on a branch
Hunters of mourning doves who wish to participate in a controlled hunt at South Branch Wildlife Management Area in Hardy County have until midnight...

Visiting the site of one of West Virginia’s legendary tragedies

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https://youtu.be/R_Kz19WtII8 The tale of the Green-Harrison Tragedy is among the most enduring legends handed down from the settlement of the lower Kanawha Valley region of...

More than 25,000 expected to attend Vandalia 2017

Vandalia Gathering 2017
An estimated 25,000 are expected to turn out this weekend to celebrate regional culture at the West Virginia capitol during the 41st annual Vandalia...

Greater Huntington launches second summer of weekday family fun

Children enjoy discounted rides at Camden Park
Coming off its successful first year, Greater Huntington launches its second season of weekday family festivities during "Funington" in June and July. The region-wide program...

New Hatfield-McCoy museum includes world’s largest collection of feud artifacts

The new Hatfield-McCoy Country Museum at Williamson, West Virginia, on the Kentucky border, features the world's largest collection of artifacts of the world-famous Appalachian...

Bluestone State Park reopened following high water on lake

Bluestone Lake on New River extends into the mountains near the Virginia border.
UPDATE (May 31, 2017): Bluestone State Park has reopened following its closure over Memorial Day weekend. Due to high water from flooding on Bluestone...

Princeton street fair growing in attendance, set for June 10

Buzz about the Celebrate Princeton! Street Fair is growing
Set for June 10, the Celebrate Princeton! Street Fair in Princeton, West Virginia, continues to grow in attendance, attracting thousands of visitors to the...

Blackwater Falls hosts second annual Cardboard-and-Duct-Tape Boat Race

Blackwater Falls at Blackwater Falls State Park
Blackwater Falls State Park is taking its trademark winter Cardboard-and-Duct-Tape sled race to the water May 27 in its second annual Cardboard-and-Duct-Tape Boat Race. As...

Pipestem State Park hosts pet adoption festival May 27

Pets at Pipestem State Park
Pipestem Resort State Park on May 27 will host a pet adoption festival featuring  rescue groups and services from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m....

New trail to historic mill ruin to open Saturday in Beckley

Hikers visit falls at Beckley Mill, Beckley, Raleigh County
Officials in Beckley, West Virginia, on Saturday will open a new hiking trail to provide access to the ruins of the mill established by...

New River Gorge resort encourages kids to run wild

Young guest of Adventures on the Gorge
With constant digital distractions and over-programmed schedules, kids are not as wild as they used to be, and that can affect their lifelong mental...

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