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Justice confirms state support for Wheeling streetscape

Plans call for streetscaping Main and Market streets and adjacent thoroughfares in downtown Wheeling, West Virginia.
Officials have confirmed state support for a $25-million streetscaping project in downtown Wheeling, West Virginia, and the Wheeling National Heritage Area in the state's...

Justice backs projects for Appalachian Regional Commission investment

The W.Va. Development Office administers financial and technical-assistance funds for development and infrastructure.
Governor Jim Justice and West Virginia Department of Commerce Secretary Ed Gaunch have recommended 12 projects totaling more than $11.7 million in grants from...

WVU to embark on historic preservation initiative in Grafton

This historic freight station in Grafton is among city properties slated for rehabilitation.
Historic Grafton, West Virginia, once an important hub on the Baltimore & Ohio Railway, will enjoy a boost in economic viability, according to officials...

Free W.Va. historic preservation webinars being broadcast

Restoration and preservation are increasingly popular development alternatives in West VIrginia.
Investing in historic properties has never been more popular in West Virginia. The state's tax-credit budgets for rehabilitating older buildings now exceed those of...

Governor requests up to $2 million to jump-start aquatic center

Plans for the Greenbrier Valley Aquatic Center call for a 22,400-square-foot main building with three pools.
West Virginia Governor Jim Justice announced today that he hopes to invest as much $2 million in construction of a new community swimming and...

Tyler development group looks to Ohio model for success

Among the most remarkable landmarks in West Virginia, the Tyler County Poor farm continues to fall into disrepair.
A group of Tyler County residents is looking to a county in Ohio for an economic solution required to rebuild a similar historical landmark...

WVExplorer Magazine surpasses 2.5 million annual readers

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West Virginia Explorer Magazine has surpassed a rate of 2.5-million readers annually or an average of more than 7,000 readers daily, according to its...

Scenic trout stream lies hidden along West Virginia interstate

An angler casts into scenic Paint Creek, hidden just out of site of Interstates 64 and 77.
Motorists traveling the turnpike between Beckley and Charleston are mostly unaware that one of the most beautiful trout streams in West Virginia lies hidden...

West Virginia welcomes sponsors for travel writer's convention

The Adventures on the Gorge resort overlooks the New River, 800 feet below in the New River Gorge.
Southern West Virginia this spring will showcase its travel and tourism resources for 80 members of the influential Society of American Travel Writers—an unparalleled...

Corps, governor to build levee in Milton to reduce flooding

Main Street in Milton, WV, Cabell County, Metro Valley Region
Governor Jim Justice, Milton Mayor Thomas Canterbury, and officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have signed an agreement to build an 8,300-foot...

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...

WVU to unveil economic plan for Potomac highlands

Looking across the Potomac Highlands of West Virginia, mountain ranges recede into the distance. (Photo courtesy WVU)
The five-county area comprising the Potomac Highlands of West Virginia could improve economically by embracing and promoting its regional identity, according to a new...

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