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Commercial ramp harvest prohibited in Monongahela National Forest

Ramps in West Virginia
Digging and eating ramps in the spring is a traditional activity throughout West Virginia, notably within the Monongahela National Forest in its eastern mountains. While...

Ignore groundhogs: look to frogs to announce spring

Spring peepers (Pseudacris crucifer) welcome spring to West Virginia with their early March song.
BEAVER, W.Va. — Say what you will about groundhogs, their ability to predict the arrival of spring is nowhere near as accurate as that...

Nursery and landscape industry growing in West Virginia

Blueberry bushes thrive in a West Virginia nursery
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — State and federal economic statistics show that the nursery and landscape industry and related employment has grown in West Virginia and...

Alliance to establish W.Va. state historic preservation center

The new West Virginia Historic Preservation Center will be located in the historic high school building at Arthurdale, West Virginia.
ARTHURDALE, W.Va. — The Preservation Alliance of West Virginia, in cooperation with Arthurdale Heritage Inc., has taken a next step in establishing a historic...

Maple Syrup Days on tap at six Pocahontas County farms

Maple syrup production is growing in West Virginia.
MARLINTON, W.Va. — Syrup production is thriving in Pocahontas County, where organizers of Maple Days events are welcoming new producers and expecting more attendees,...

WVU and partners build a solar-power test site in Fairmont

Sunrise over West Virginia
FAIRMONT, W.Va. — The launch of a partnership between West Virginia University engineers and the nonprofit and utility sectors could bring the region one step closer...

W.Va. encourages farmers to participate in 2022 ag census

A farmer plants in a garden in West Virginia.
CHARLESTON, W.Va — The W.Va. Department of Agriculture is encouraging all farmers and farm operations in the state to participate in the 2022 Census...

Gov. petitions for small business funding in five rural counties

US-219 follows Main Street through downtown Union, West Virginia.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is petitioning for Clay, Boone, Monroe, Preston, and Hampshire counties to be declared eligible for federal...

Science fiction writer's predictions playing out in West Virginia

Arthur C. Clarke appears on the set of "2001: A Space Odyssey" in 1965.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke predicted the migration to rural areas now being witnessed in the U.S., says the publisher...

Shepherd University awarded nearly $3 million from Congress

McMurran Hall at Shepherd University fronts East German Street in historic Shepherdstown, West Virginia.
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — Four Shepherd University programs will benefit from $2,708,000 in congressionally directed spending that the university is receiving from the $1.7 billion...

Winter tale recalls deadly aspect of Allegheny Mountains in W.Va.

Snow at Seneca Rocks, Pendleton County, Potomac Branches Region
THOMAS, W.Va. — The Allegheny Mountains in eastern West Virginia grow treacherous in winter—and hardly more so than along the western front of that...

International tourism growing at new national park in W.Va.

The sun sets beyond the New River Gorge Bridge in southern West Virginia. (Photo courtesy Wendy Parks Scott)
FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. — International tourism is growing in southern West Virginia due to the creation of America's newest national park. Visitors to the New River...


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