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Remnants of remarkable aircraft may remain in the mountains

Martin MB-2 in flight with a pursuit aircraft practicing an attack. (U.S. Air Force photo)
Historians in central West Virginia are preparing to commemorate the mysterious site of the crash of a remarkable military aircraft—a wood-winged bi-plane sent to...

Harpers Ferry closes some climbing areas to protect falcons

Falcons soar above the cliffs that overlook Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
After raising the first successful fledgling at Harpers Ferry in 70 years, a pair of peregrine falcons have returned once again to nest on...

Roadside curiosity captures imaginations in Pocahontas County

Dave Sibray surveys the curious cone on Elk Mountain, a roadside attraction along U.S. 219 in Pocahontas County.
Renowned for its mountain scenery, Pocahontas County, West Virginia, provides travelers with more than plenty to talk about.  But one small landmark seems to...

Harpers Ferry park proposes closure of Maryland Heights parking

Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
National Park Service officials say that after careful consideration they propose permanently closing parking areas at Maryland Heights at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. The...

Parks provide discount for families with young cancer patients

According to the Walking Miracles Family Foundation, families of pediatric cancer patients spend nearly 40 percent of their income on travel expenses.
West Virginia State Parks announced a partnership with the Walking Miracles Family Foundation that provides lodging discounts to families in need of travel assistance...

Storied West Virginia monument stands forgotten in woods

David Sibray visits the stone that establishes the base of the northern panhandle of West Virginia.
Finding the place on a map is difficult. Finding it in the steep woodlands is even harder. But on a remote hillside at the...

New River Gorge Bridge not only record tall bridge in national...

The Phil G. McDonald Bridge in the New River Gorge National River.
The world-renowned New River Gorge Bridge isn't the only record-holding bridge you can visit in the newly established New River Gorge National Park and...

Largest tree in West Virginia rises along Wheeling Creek

David Sibray considers the mossy trunk of the largest tree in West Virginia. (Photo: Alfred Clark)
When George Washington first visited Point Pleasant in present-day West Virginia in 1770 he discovered a sycamore that measured 44 feet and 10 inches...

Harpers Ferry and nearby national parks to cull deer herds

Maryland Heights, rises above the Potomac River near Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
The National Park Service will conduct deer management at national park areas at Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, and in nearby Virginia and Maryland through...

Three must-see attractions in the New River Gorge National Park

New River Gorge Bridge, Fayetteville, West Virginia, New River Gorge Region
Visiting America's newest national park? There are countless trails to walk, rocks to climb, and streams to paddle, but there are three places every...

Clean Juice juice bar opens off I-79 at Bridgeport, W.Va.

Clean Juice has opened its newest location on I-79 at Bridgeport, West Virginia.
Residents of Bridgeport, West Virginia, and visitors passing through on I-79 have a new go-to spot at which to boost their health in a...

W.Va. expands wildlife management areas in northwest

The Hughes River wanders through northwestern West Virginia, connecting several new wildlife management areas.
The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources over the last two years has added more than 31,200 acres to the state's public lands in...

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