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Leah Nestor plans a perfect day in Marion County, W.Va.

The Marion County Courthouse rises above the Monongahela River treeline in Fairmont, West Virginia (WV). Photo by Ben Amend. Courtesy of the Convention and Visitors Bureau of Marion County.
Marion County has become one of the most vibrant communities in West Virginia — the kind of place one can experience a practically Perfect...

Putnam County, WV, boasts plenty of cozy winter venues

Between Charleston and Huntington, Putnam County offers plenty of cozy winter hideways.
Midway between West Virginia's two largest cities (Charleston and Huntington), pastoral Putnam County provides metro-valley residents a convenient retreat from hustle and bustle. That's only...

Origin of name “Pickle Street” remains a central W.Va. mystery

Editor David Sibray at Pickle Street sign
Of all the odd community names one finds in West Virginia, Pickle Street may rank among the oddest. Why this hamlet on Leading Creek...

Fayetteville, W.Va., to host glow-in-the-dark egg hunt

To raise money for a March 31 children's egg hunt, organizers in Fayetteville, West Virginia, will host a glow-in-the-dark egg hunt for adults on...

Historic nomination could spur economy in former W.Va. mining town

Kyle Bailey documents coal camp architecture in Helen, W.Va.
BECKLEY, W.Va. — Efforts to nominate a former coal-mining town in southern West Virginia to the National Register of Historic Places could spur economic...

Gift of vacation cabin aids flood recovery in Greenbrier Valley

Steve and Annette Marchetti's donation of a highland cabin in the Greenbrier Valley has boosted flood recovery in the region and attracted a new...

W.Va. resort ranked among top five Mother’s Day destinations

Mothers Day at Adventures on the Gorge
Adventures on the Gorge has been named one of the top five Mother’s Day destinations in the U.S. by national travel and realty magazine...

National Park visitors spent more than $58 million in so. W.Va.

Sandstone Falls, Summers County, New River Gorge Region
A new report issued by the National Park Service indicates 1,347,957 visitors to national parks in southern West Virginia spent $58,604,300 in nearby communities...

Strong real estate performance reflects increasing confidence in W.Va., southern Va.

Real estate in West Virginia
Three years of strong commercial and residential real estate performance reflect increasing consumer and business confidence across West Virginia and southwest Virginia, according to...

World War I city, Nitro commemorates centennial May 13 at new...

Marker at Nitro City Hall, Nitro, WV, Putnam County, Metro Valley Region
Born of the military need for explosives during the first World War, the city of Nitro, West Virginia, celebrates its centennial May 13 with...

Townhomes near Beckley greet strong demand from WVU Tech

Responding to a marked uptick in inquiries, officials at Cranberry Woods Towhomes near Beckley, West Virginia, say they're preparing for an increased demand from...

Registration open for historic real estate finance training in W.Va.

Buildings on Market Street, Spencer
The National Development Council will host the first of a two-part Historic Real Estate Finance Professional Certification series to Fairmont State University May 8-12, 2017,...

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