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Tale of the Screaming Lady based on real historical horror

A country road leads past the haunt of the Screaming Lady of Mason County.
Some of the most chilling tales of hauntings in West Virginia are based on real events, and one of the most horrific is that...

Canaan Valley hosts reenactments, outdoor adventure June 18-20

Battle Reenactment at Canaan Valley Resort
In the highest mountain valley in the eastern U.S., the Canaan Valley, Canaan Valley Resort will celebrate the history of the Mountain State and...

Statewide Free Fishing Weekend being celebrated June 12-13

The state's annual youth fishing derby is set for June 12 at Little Beaver State Park near Beckley.
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is calling on state residents and guests to grab a fishing pole this Saturday, June 12, and Sunday, June...

State partners with Toyota to promote pollinator conservation

Rachel Rosenberg, a partner biologist with W.Va. Division of Natural Resources and Natural Resources Conservation Service, demonstrates planting techniques.
Landowners in the Kanawha Valley had a hands-on opportunity to learn how to create pollinator habitats on their properties through a recent workshop hosted...

Justice announces more than $13 million for community projects

Gov. Justice announces 2021 Community Development Block Grant awards
Gov. Jim Justice today awarded 19 grants worth $13,734,817 for parks, broadband, demolition, and water-sewer to communities in 14 counties across the state. The Federal...

Mysterious stone face attracting curious in New River Gorge

An enigmatic stone face carved into mossy sandstone along the rim of the New River Gorge is attracting increased attention.
An enigmatic stone face carved into mossy sandstone along the rim of the New River Gorge is attracting increased attention as hiking, biking, and...

Historic Sophia poised for growth, mayoral candidate says

Brian Fanary believes Sophia can benefit greatly from regional growth.
Adjoining a newly completed expressway, Sophia in southern West Virginia has the potential to grow significantly over the next several decades, according to a...

Photographer O. Winston Link tied to West Virginia

Hotshot Eastbound (1956), taken at a drive-in theater in Iaeger, West Virginia, was used in O. Winston Link's book Steam, Steel & Stars.
Photographer O. Winston Link may best be known for his ties to Virginia, home of the O. Winston Link Museum at Roanoke, but museum...

Civil War initiative clarifies Stonewall role at historic tavern

Installing the new signboard from left to right are David Sibray, Becky Sullivan, Dr. Scott Keffer, and Randy Burdette.
Historians working with a landmark tavern near America's newest national park are clarifying the role of Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson at the site, which served...

Did one of earliest UFO reports originate over New River Gorge?

The night's sky above the Bechtel Summit Reserve has traditionally been among the darkest in the region.
The details are obscure, but it's possible that one of the first UFO sightings reported in the U.S. originated in West Virginia over the...

W.Va. record muskellunge caught at Burnsville Lake

Chase Gibson, of Mount Clare, caught a 54.0625-inch, 39.64-pound musky at Burnsville Lake, breaking the previous record for length.
A West Virginia angler caught a state record muskellunge on April 30 in Braxton County, according to officials at the W.Va. Division of Natural...

Pipestem Resort State Park welcomes new adventure zone

The whole family is welcome to pursue at whole host of outdoor adventures at the Pipestem Adventure Zone at Pipestem Resort State Park.
Adventure enthusiasts are invited to the mountains of southern West Virginia May 26 for the grand opening of the Pipestem Adventure Zone at Pipestem Resort...

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