Saturday, July 20, 2019


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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...

Wreck 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)
Preservationists in central West Virginia are preparing to commemorate the site of the crash of a remarkable military aircraft sent to bomb striking miners...

West Virginia’s surprising antique village opens for season May 4

Log buildings collect along a gravel walk at the Heritage Farm Museum and Village near Huntington, West Virginia.
Heritage Farm Museum and Village, near Huntington, West Virginia, opens May 4 during its 23rd-annual Spring Festival, an ideal opportunity for families to explore...

Canaan Valley Resort unveils new guided hiking program

Hikers wander among hemlock at Canaan Valley Resort State Park in Tucker County, West Virginia.
At the heart of one of the most-photographed scenic regions in West Virginia, Canaan Valley Resort this week has unveiled a new program of...

Biologist: young wild animals in spring are best left alone

A fawn halts in a West Virginia field. Photo courtesy W.Va. Dept. of Commerce.
They may be cute, they may seem cuddly, but young wild animals are best left alone—for their sake as well as ours, says Tyler...

Part of scenic New River Gorge road closed through July

New River Gorge Bridge, Fayetteville, West Virginia, New River Gorge Region
Visitors to New River Gorge National River who wish to travel the winding scenic route beneath the New River Gorge Bridge will be required...

Parks to host 16th annual New River Gorge Wildflower Weekend

Rangers lead a wildflower hike in the New River Gorge National River.
Rangers and naturalists at seven parks in southern West Virginia will lead guided wildflower hikes on woodland trails April 26-28 during the 16th annual New River...

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...

Trans-Allegheny asylum to host 12,000-egg Easter hunt

More than 400 children are expected to attend the egg hunt at the Trans-Allegheny asylum.
The Easter Bunny will work overtime Sunday morning in Weston hiding more than 12,000 eggs on the lawn of the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, a...

Outdoor festival organizer lauds West Virginia’s tourism potential

Festival-goers relax around a bonfire at Waynestock, celebrating its 20th year at River Expeditions.
The organizer of one of West Virginia's longest-running outdoor-recreation festivals says the Mountain State is an ideal travel destination and is encouraging its communities...

Old penitentiary now attracting more than 30,000 annual visitors

The Old West Virginia Penitentiary at Moundsville now welcomes tourists. Photo courtesy David Gear.
More than 30,000 visitors now tour the old West Virginia Penitentiary at Moundsville every year, and officials say traffic is expected to increase as...

Sign recognizing Eastern Continental Divide could gain ground

A sign recognizing the Eastern Continental Divide rises along I-68 in Maryland. Google Maps image.
North America's Eastern Continental Divide wanders across much of the eastern U.S., marking the division between waters that flow east to the Atlantic and...

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