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Culinary events hosted at Stonewall Resort through March

Guests gather on a summer evening at Stonewall Resort.
Early spring is sure to be great for foodies in north-central West Virginia, where Stonewall Resort is set to host three culinary events in...

Little Beaver lake nominated to 'mom-approved" list

Little Beaver Lake is being numbered in a nationwide list of mom-approved parks.
The lake at Little Beaver State Park has been nominated one of the best places to go for family-friendly fishing and boating in West...

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...

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...

Does point at tip of northern panhandle mark beginning of West?

David Sibray inspects the Point of Beginning Monument near the West Virginia border.
Often it's said West Virginia's strange shape renders it "most northern" of the southern U.S. states and "most southern" of the northern. Its northern...

Celebrate Scenic Drive Day June 4 at Cranberry Mountain Nature Center

RICHWOOD, W.Va. — Officials with the Monongahela National Forest in eastern West Virginia are inviting motorists to explore the forest highlands during National Scenic...

National Park expressway traffic increasing at Fayetteville

Sharon Rynard says she enjoys have a full parking lot, but US-19 may now need traffic signals.
FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va.—Thanks to the dramatic increase in visitation to America's newest national park, motor vehicle traffic in and around Fayetteville is building remarkably, leading...

Islands in the Ohio River in West Virginia are a Noah's...

Anglers boat on the Ohio River near Parkersburg, West Virginia.
WILLIAMSTOWN, W.Va. — Hidden in plain sight, the islands in the Ohio River in West Virginia are a Noah's Ark for wildlife that has...

Train history, ghost town attract hundreds to Train Day

Visitors learn about railway safety at Thurmond Train Day. Photo courtesy National Park Service.Visitors learn about railway safety at Thurmond Train Day. Photo courtesy National Park Service.
Now in its sixth year, Thurmond Train Day is growing ever-more popular as visitors to the ghost town in southern West Virginia explore its...

Legendary West Virginia springs attracting new audiences

Nothing compares to an old-fashioned bandstand, still at center of activity at Capon Springs.
Legendary springs across West Virginia are attracting new audiences among health-conscious people longing for a return to simpler times. Once supposed curative, "healing" springs have...

Wildflowers walks this weekend could feature unexpected surprises

Spring Beauty
As a result of the year's strange weather, annual wildflower walks being led by park rangers in southern West Virginia this weekend are expected...

Visitors to W.Va. forest and six parks to be charged entrance...

Gristmill at Babcock State Park, Clifftop, WV, Fayette County, New River Gorge Region
Visitors to six West Virginia state parks and a state forest will be charged entrance fees this year, according to Stephen McDaniel, director of the...

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