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New state park will attract business to lower Elk River

Elk River at Queens Shoals, WV, Clay County, Heartland Region
A new state park is among the many things people in West Virginia can look forward to once the quarantine is lifted. And while...

FACT CHECK: Is the New River one of few rivers that...

Sandstone Falls, Summers County, New River Gorge Region
FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va.—Repeated enough, hearsay can morph into what would seem fact, despite the evidence. The New River is a good case in point. "The...

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...

Eleven must-see waterfalls in the West Virginia mountains

Wolf Creek Falls drops over a ledge in its descent into the New River Gorge near Fayetteville, West Virginia.
CHARLESTON, W.Va.—The Mountain State of West Virginia is a paradise for waterfall hunters. Perhaps no other state in the eastern U.S. can boast as...

Surprising facts about W.Va.'s quintessential biscuit restaurant

HURRICANE, W.Va. — Known for its made-from-scratch biscuit sandwiches, Tudor’s Biscuit World has been a staple of Appalachian cuisine since it first opened and...

Distinctive building in West Virginia may not stand much longer

Among the most remarkable landmarks in West Virginia, the Tyler County Poor farm continues to fall into disrepair.
In the midst of a scenic valley, on the edge of a county fairground, it waits empty, looking out across broad pastures. Some say...

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

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

"Almost Heaven" swing attracting unusual traffic to Bluestone Lake

HINTON, W.Va. — A single swing placed on an overlook along Bluestone Lake in southern West Virginia is significantly impacting tourism at the popular...

New Hatfield-McCoy museum includes world's largest collection of feud artifacts

The new Hatfield-McCoy Country Museum at Williamson, West Virginia, on the Kentucky border, features the world's largest collection of artifacts of the world-famous Appalachian...

W.Va. resort named top in U.S. News & World Report feature

Tunneling through treetops, Adventures on the Gorge
Adventures on the Gorge has been numbered among the top six adventure resorts in the country in a U.S. News & World Report story. On...

Prehistoric mastodon may have carried these thorny trees into W.Va.

David Sibray inspects a thorny locust tree at Spring Hill Cemetery.
CAIRO, W.Va. — With thorns the size of knives, this bizarre cousin of the black locust tree that's common throughout West Virginia might have...

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...


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