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W.Va. Tourism reaches record number of social media users

Charleston, West Virginia, Kanawha County, Metro Valley Region
West Virginia’s Birthday social campaign last week reached more than 26 million social media users, thanks to thousands of fans of West Virginia who...

Retro "I SCREAM" parlor attracting visitors to Ripley

A youth tries an I Scream Sundae at Ripley, West Virginia.
An innovative new ice cream parlor, "I Scream Sundae," is attracting dessert fanatics to Ripley, where the rural small-town atmosphere was parlor-ready. Banking on the...

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...

W.Va. tourism official: new rafting run spectacular (exclusive photos)

A paddler in an inflatable kayak challenges the Dries of the New River.
A new whitewater run that opens to commercial rafting in 2019 may not be a game changer, but it will certainly enhance the game...

Craft beverage summit on tap for April 8 in South Charleston

Craft beverage summit on tap for April 8 in South Charleston. Photo courtesy Robert C. Byrd Institute.
To bolster growth in the emerging craft-beverage economy—including the production of sodas, teas, beers, wines, and spirits—the Robert C. Byrd Institute will sponsor “Craft:...

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...

West Virginia river outfitters report gains in 2017

Wave-smacking on New River, Adventures on the Gorge
West Virginia river outfitters in 2017 recovered from two years of low numbers and posted statewide gains of 5,000 river visits, according to a...

Justice reports December revenue $6.9 million surplus

The governor's office reports taht December 2019 revenue collections were $6.9 million above estimates.
Entering 2020, Governor Jim Justice reported today that December 2019 revenue collections were $6.9 million above estimates, which was 1.2 percent above prior year...

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...

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