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Moonrise walk hints at increased physical activity in southern W.Va.

Officials say a moonrise walk that attracted a record number of hikers to the New River Gorge in southern West Virginia last week could...
Kelsie Tonkin-Boswell

“Almost Heaven” vacation packages to be given away hourly June 20

In celebration of West Virginia’s 154th birthday, the state Division of Tourism will give away a vacation package every hour on Tuesday, June 20. The...

W.Va. DNR: be wary when encountering river otters

Two people recently were bitten by a river otter while boating on Dunkard Creek in Monongalia County near Mason-Dixon Historical Park, according to a...
Alex Cole at Washington Grave

Mystery surrounds lost Washington graves on Hurricane Creek

How did a great-nephew of George Washington come to be buried in a virtually forgotten graveyard far from the family's Potomac plantations? Kanawha Valley historian...

Construction on New River Gorge trail to Long Point set for...

Construction on the Long Point Trail—one of the most popular trails in the national park system in southern West Virginia—has been scheduled to close...

New black history marker to reach New River Gorge audiences

A marker proposed to commemorate a lost chapter in black history in West Virginia will reach visitors the New River Gorge region, according to...