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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.

Ag department hosts Beef-for-Fathers’-Day event in Charleston

The West Virginia Department of Agriculture will host its annual Beef-for-Fathers'-Day event June 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Capitol Market...

Cacapon State Park presents Sacagawea program May 26

Sacagawae crossing Cacapon River
Sacagawea, who accompanied Lewis and Clark on their expedition into the West in 1805, has inspired countless enduring myths and legends and will be...

“Maggie Gray” book-signing scheduled at W.Va. Penitentiary

Entrance to former W.Va. Penitentiary
The West Virginia State Penitentiary on May 25 will host a book-signing with C.J. Plogger, author of a new book documenting the life of...

New exhibit at Harpers Ferry tracks evolution of Camp Hill

Camp Hill at Harpers Ferry, West Virginia (WV)
Rangers at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park on May 26 will open a new exhibit that explores the evolution of the park's lofty Camp...

West Virginia hunters harvest 11,539 spring turkeys in 2017

West Virginia DNR Districts
Spring turkey hunters harvested 11,539 gobblers in 2017, an increase of more than 11 percent over the 2016 harvest, according to preliminary numbers provided...

W.Va. brewery names new beer after famous local ghost

Grave of the Greenbrier Ghost, Zona Heaster Shue
Officials at the Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company announced today the unveiling of a new beer created in honor of the legendary ghost of Zona...

Volunteers needed to staff Grandview visitor center over summer

Visitor Center at Grandview, New River Gorge National River
The National Park Service is recruiting volunteers to assist in staffing its visitor center at Grandview, near Beckley, West Virginia, this summer in the...

9.5-mile hike planned at Pipestem state park May 27

Tram at Pipestem Resort State Park, Pipestem, WV, Summers County, Bluestone Region
Hikers up for a challenge are invited to join in a free 9.5-mile trek at Pipestem Resort State Park on May 27, part of the...

Canaan Valley Resort presents full weekend of Memorial Day events

Lodge at Canaan Valley Resort
Summer officially starts June 21, but Canaan Valley Resort marks the season Memorial Day with an eventful long weekend that includes hikes, wagon rides,...

Lilacs associated with a haunting West Virginia ghost story

Lilacs by Cyntha Dunlap Ellis
Lilacs are in bloom in May in the Alleghenies, where spring comes late, and when traveling through these mountains I can't help but recall...

Migratory Bird Day being celebrated May 13 at Coopers Rock

Overlook at Coopers Rock State Forest
The Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia will celebrate Morgantown Migratory Bird Day on May 13 at Coopers Rock State Forest, according to forest officials. The celebration...

W.Va. resort ranked among top five Mother’s Day destinations

Mothers Day at Adventures on the Gorge
Adventures on the Gorge has been named one of the top five Mother’s Day destinations in the U.S. by national travel and realty magazine...

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