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Maple Syrup Days on tap at six Pocahontas County farms

Maple syrup production is growing in West Virginia.
MARLINTON, W.Va. — Syrup production is thriving in Pocahontas County, where organizers of Maple Days events are welcoming new producers and expecting more attendees,...

Epic "Fright Nights" near Beckley expands into five large attractions

An actor portrays at ghoul during Fright Nights at The Resort at Glade Springs.
In its tenth year, the hugely popular Fright Nights haunt near Beckley, West Virginia, has been expanded into five attractions and has been relocated...

DNR: West Virginia hunters harvested 108,160 deer in 2017

Deer crossing rural road in West Virginia
Preliminary counts indicate hunters harvested 108,160 white-tailed deer in West Virginia during the 2017 hunting seasons. The 2017 harvest was four percent below the...

Frommers, USA Today recommend West Virginia as destination

National travel publishers Frommers and USA Today tap West Virginia as must-visit destination this year.
Gov. Jim Justice and the W.Va. Department of Tourism today announced that West Virginia has been selected as one of the best places to...

Registration open for historic real estate finance training in W.Va.

Buildings on Market Street, Spencer
The National Development Council will host the first of a two-part Historic Real Estate Finance Professional Certification series to Fairmont State University May 8-12, 2017,...

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...

Stories define West Virginia songwriter's new collection

The father of Shirley Stewart Burns is baptized in southern West Virginia.
Wandering an old cemetery, Shirley Stewart Burns considers the stories that headstones tell. And it occurs to her that birth and death dates aren't...

Second bond sale complete, will generate $700 million plus

The Coalfields Expressway is one of several projects that benefited from the governor's Roads-to-Prosperity initiative.
West Virginia has sold $600 million in general obligation road bonds and generated more than $746.5 million in proceeds to be used for highway,...

New River Gorge growing more popular as winter retreat

A cabin at River Expeditions awaits guests beneath a blanket of new-fallen snow.
In search of a cozy cabin? The New River Gorge has become an increasingly popular winter retreat for travelers in search of cabin lodging,...

W.Va. Penitentiary at Moundsville focus of strange history

Entrance to former W.Va. Penitentiary
The former West Virginia State Penitentiary at Moundsville, West Virginia, in Marshall County, was a castellated gothic-style prison in operation from 1876 until 1995....

Before World War II, farming was a matter of sustenance

Sam Tuckwiller gauges the harvest based on the appearance of the woody ring in a corn cob.
Farming in West Virginia is not what it was, and Sam Tuckwiller knows it for a fact. For more than six generations, Tuckwillers have...

Boundary maintenance to begin at Harpers Ferry national park

Tourists walk Potomac Street in Harpers Ferry. West Virginia
Through mid-December, officials at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park will perform routine maintenance along approximately 70 miles of perimeter boundary, according to Andrew Lee,...

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