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West Virginia governor announces new trout-stocking pattern

Joe Wood stocks trout in Buffalo Creek near Clay in Clay County,
Governor Jim Justice has announced that the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has implemented a new trout-stocking method designed to enhance fishing. Rather than...

Dirt Days fest to showcase Williamson as off-road hub

The Dirt Days Festival showcases Williamson as a chief destination for off-road travel in West Virginia.
More than 300 miles of trail extend into the mountains from Williamson, West Virginia, host of this weekend's inaugural Dirt Day Festival, which proponents...

Part of scenic New River Gorge road closed through July

New River Gorge Bridge, Fayetteville, West Virginia, New River Gorge Region
Visitors to New River Gorge National River who wish to travel the winding scenic route beneath the New River Gorge Bridge will be required...

Parks to host 16th annual New River Gorge Wildflower Weekend

Rangers lead a wildflower hike in the New River Gorge National River.
Rangers and naturalists at seven parks in southern West Virginia will lead guided wildflower hikes on woodland trails April 26-28 during the 16th annual New River...

Former coal camp near Beckley found eligible for National Register

Helen, West Virginia, has been found eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.
One of the last coal camps that remain in the coalfields near Beckley, West Virginia, has been found eligible for inclusion on the National...

Wheeling Heritage presents Rosalie Haizlett watercolor exhibit

Lichens appear abstract in a watercolor study by Rosalie Haizlett.
On May 9, Wheeling Heritage will host an opening reception for “Learning to See,” an exhibit featuring the works of artist Rosalie Haizlett, whose...

Rail excursion gaining ground in scenic W.Va. valley

Passengers pass a wreck along the old Buffalo Creek & Gauley Railroad.
Thousands of miners and loggers once lived in the little valley through which West Virginia's newest rail excursion runs. Trout swim and deer browse...

Trans-Allegheny asylum to host 12,000-egg Easter hunt

More than 400 children are expected to attend the egg hunt at the Trans-Allegheny asylum.
The Easter Bunny will work overtime Sunday morning in Weston hiding more than 12,000 eggs on the lawn of the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, a...

Tucker County welcomes retro, artsy The Billy Motel & Bar

Retro signage decorates The Billy Motel and Bar in Davis, West Virginia.
Eight years have gone by since Joy Malinowski established the Cooper House Bed & Cocktail in historic Thomas, West Virginia. Those of us in...

Historian to speak on evolution of theaters in West Virginia

Fantastic detailing decorates the inside the Keith-Albee Theater in Huntington, West Virginia.
On April 13, Dr. Kelli Shapiro will present “The Evolution of the West Virginia Movie Theatre” in the Archives & History Library at the...

Outdoor festival organizer lauds West Virginia’s tourism potential

Festival-goers relax around a bonfire at Waynestock, celebrating its 20th year at River Expeditions.
The organizer of one of West Virginia's longest-running outdoor-recreation festivals says the Mountain State is an ideal travel destination and is encouraging its communities...

WVExplorer news briefs now provided on Alexa devices

West Virginia Explorer news briefing skills are now available on Alexa devices.
WVExplorer now offers news briefings through Alexa devices, allowing the leading publisher of West Virginia news and travel information to reach beyond the thousands...

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