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Landmark Irish pub for sale near New River Gorge

Visitors are usually surprised when they walk through the door of Maggie's Pub in Fayetteville, West Virginia. Only a stone's throw from the New River...

Working from home and can’t sleep? A WVU scientist may have...

Working from home and can’t sleep? A WVU scientist may have answers.
While the COVID-19 pandemic has forced many people to transition to working from home, some are finding it difficult to sleep. According to one...

Winter motorcycle trips in W.Va. exhilarating, require planning

Snowy scenery is a feast for the eyes, but don't neglect the dangers in cycling West Virginia in winter.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — There's nothing like a motorcycle road trip through West Virginia in winter. The snow-covered scenery that frames the open road is...

Forester using AI to identify trees likely to trigger power blackouts

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A West Virginia University urban forester is developing a method, with the help of artificial intelligence, to identify trees at risk...

WVU engineer developing system to eliminate debris in Earth’s orbit

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — If West Virginia University research pays off, debris that litters the planet’s orbit and poses a threat to spacecraft and satellites...

State urges landowners to sign-up for moth suppression program

Gypsy Moth in West Virginia
The W.Va. Department of Agriculture is urging landowners in the Mountain State to sign up for its cooperative Gypsy Moth suppression program to help...

Governor launches "Ascend WV" remote-worker program

Hikers ascend the Allegheny Front at Dolly Sods in northeastern West Virginia.
West Virginia Governor Jim Justice today announced the launch of the state's premier remote-work program, aimed at recruiting outdoor enthusiast professionals to the Mountain...

Despite rain, state fair 2022 among most successful ever

The morning sun rises on the grounds of the State Fair of West Virginia at Fairlea, West Virginia..
FAIRLEA, W.Va. — The State Fair of West Virginia reported more than 170,000 people attending, an exceptional attendance despite rains that fell across the...

Second bond sale complete, will generate $700 million plus

The Coalfields Expressway is one of several projects that benefited from the governor's Roads-to-Prosperity initiative.
West Virginia has sold $600 million in general obligation road bonds and generated more than $746.5 million in proceeds to be used for highway,...

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...

WVU researchers want respect for Appalachian speech

Even the pronunciation of the word "Appalachia" is subject to debate.
Language has partly defined the way people in Appalachia are perceived in other regions of the U.S., according to two researchers at West Virginia...

Gov. Justice: West Virginia job numbers best in over a decade

Co-workers gather for a business meeting at a West Virginia coffee shop. (Photo: by Brooke Cagle)
West Virginia Governor Jim Justice announced today that West Virginia’s job numbers are the best the state has seen in over a decade. Its 2019...


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