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Oil spilled from W.Va.'s largest well once reached Ohio River

David Sibray explores the capped Copley Oil Well near Weston, West Virginia.
COPLEY, W.Va. — In a quiet meadow along the upper reaches of the Sand Fork of the Little Kanawha River, it's hard to imagine...

New River Gorge national park generated $96.1 million in 2022

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The National Park Service’s 2022 report on visitor spending has found that the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve in...

Summersville Lake to become newest state park in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — On the north shore of Summersville Lake, West Virginia will soon open its 36th state park. Summersville Lake State Park will...

The Devil's Tea Table: Lore and Geology at Little Creek Park

David Sibray visits the Devil's Teatable at Little Creek Park in South Charleston, West Virginia.
I can think of few better sites for demonstrating what geologists call tea-table erosion than the Devil's Tea Table at Little Creek Park at...

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...

Dublin Irish Festival 2014

Map of Dublin Irish Festival 2014
Every year for more than a decade West Virginia Explorer contributor Blair Frier has documented the Dublin Irish Festival in Dublin, Ohio, through exceptional...

Powerhouse near Beckley found eligible for national register

The landmark Raleigh Coal and Coke Co. powerhouse has been found eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.
RALEIGH, W.Va.—A landmark industrial building near Beckley, West Virginia, has been determined to be eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. The former powerhouse...

Beauty of Hills Creek in West Virginia veils geologic secrets

The lower falls of Hills Creek for many years was practically inaccessible to all but the most intrepid waterfalls hunters.
Hills Creek in Pocahontas County is more than just a pretty stream. Though its waterfalls have won fame the world over, there's more to...

New River Gorge ranks among best national parks in autumn

The New River Gorge Bridge spans an autumn wonderland.
OAK HILL, W.Va.—America's newest national park now also ranks among the best national parks in the U.S. for fall foliage, according to Best Life...

Dolly Sods Wilderness Stewards seeks volunteers for trail work

In the Allegheny Mountains, Dolly Sods has been a project of The Nature Conservancy of West Virginia.
A volunteer group that helps maintain the scenic Dolly Sods Wilderness in northern West Virginia is looking for additional volunteers to help maintain its...

Harpers Ferry to reenact Christmas as celebrated in 1864

Visitors walk Potomac Street during Christmas in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. — On December 3 and 4, 2022, visitors to Harpers Ferry National Historical Park are invited to explore a historical reenactment...

Davis & Elkins unveils plans for historic Graceland mansion

ELKINS, W.Va. — Davis & Elkins College has announced plans to partner with regionally renowned chef Dale Hawkins and Fish Hawk Hospitality in the...


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