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"Airbnb" for recreational properties to launch in West Virginia

A new mobile application that will allow landowners to lease their properties for outdoor recreation is currently accepting participants for a beta test. Officials at...

W.Va. board-game developer launches first title on Kickstarter

“It’s my belief that board games bring people together," says Jared Kaplan of Beckley-based Lonely Hero Games.
Lonely Hero Games, a new board game development company founded by two Beckley natives, has launched its first game, "Bank Heist" on the crowdfunding...

Historic suspension bridge at Wheeling to be restored

Wheeling Suspension Bridge, Wheeling, WV, Ohio County, Mid-Ohio Valley Region
Gov. Jim Justice and the West Virginia Division of Highways have announced that a project to repair and rehabilitate the historic Wheeling Suspension Bridge...

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...

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...

Alliance launches new micro-loan for historic W.Va. buildings

The historic jailhouse at Beverly, West Virginia, is being restored to its original appearance.
The Preservation Alliance of West Virginia has unveiled a new loan program to provide capital, technical assistance, and development expertise to property owners who...

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...

W.Va. awards $9.7 million for pedestrian, recreation trails

"This program provides millions of dollars to make some of the best places in West Virginia more accessible, which will also enhance visitation throughout the state." (Photo courtesy Dmitry Schemelev)
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has announced the award of 38 Transportation Alternatives and Recreational Trails Program grant projects for the...

WVU transportation center will bring mobility to rural areas

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The upcoming launch of a new transportation center at West Virginia University will direct $1.5 million in federal funding toward the...

Omnis to invest $60 million to extract rare earth metals

Coal waste impoundments in southwestern West Virginia.
MULLENS, W.Va. — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has announced that Omnis Sublimation Recovery Technologies will invest $60 million in Wyoming County and use...

W.Va. to receive more than $500 million for bridge repair

I-64 Bridge at Charleston, WV, Kanawha County, Metro Valley Region
West Virginia will receive $548,083,740 over the next five years to replace, rehabilitate, preserve and build bridges as part of the federal Infrastructure Investment...

Capito secures funds for five rural West Virginia airports

U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) has announced the provision of $511,427 in Airport Infrastructure Grants from the Federal Aviation Administration for five rural...


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