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Welcome to the Communities News Directory at West Virginia Explorer. Be sure to visit our Communities Travel Guide for information about communities in West Virginia.

Lodging diversifies as Fayetteville gains visibility

New River Gorge Bridge in winter
Inns, cabins, hotels, and campgrounds – the diversity of lodging in the Fayetteville area is growing as year-round tourism increases, according to the executive...

Log cabin researchers encounter rare, mysterious circumstances

A pioneering team of scholars who are dating old log structures in West Virginia has discovered rare, previously undocumented examples of log construction and...

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Chapel at Rippling Waters Campground
Sponsoring a page at WVExplorer.com is a great way to recognize a friend or loved one while sharing your love for the Mountain State....

Vagabond chef finds fertile ground in upper Ohio Valley

WHEELING, W.Va. -- After years spent in cafes and kitchens across the West, blogging chef Matthew Welsch has returned to his native Ohio Valley,...

Even in suburbs, unprotected food sources attract bear

Black Bear photo courtesy West Virginia Division of Natural Resources
Once rare in many parts of West Virginia, black bear are now found in all counties, and officials are reminding residents that interactions increase...

Trails are vital to economic development in West Virginia

Gary Morefield at Ship Rock, Beckley, West Virginia, Raleigh County, New River Gorge Region
BECKLEY, W.Va. -- Trail building has proven a vital economic development tool in the U.S. in recent years. In West Virginia, where outdoor recreation has...

WVExplorer celebrates 100K pageviews over four days

WVExplorer team learns of record traffic
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- I and other developers at West Virginia Explorer would like to thank the sponsors, advertisers, visitors, and everyone else who helped...

Trees can increase property value, especially in W.Va.

Capitol Street in Charleston, WV, Kanawha County, Metro Valley Region
Whether you love or hate trees, practical and profitable reasons to plant and maintain them exist. To some folk, they're limb-dropping, leaf-littering sources of...

Behind the Ranges: Why we explore the unknown

Saddle in New Creek Mountain, Mineral County, Potomac Branches Region
I think that most explorers are motivated by a shared sense of curiosity -- a need to know what lies beyond. Beyond the ridge....

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