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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.

Hundreds attend May wildflower weekend at Blackwater Falls

Blackwater Falls State Park, near Davis, West Virginia, will welcome hundreds of wildflower enthusiasts to the area May 10-13 for a weekend of springtime...

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...

Origin of name "Pickle Street" remains a central W.Va. mystery

Editor David Sibray at Pickle Street sign
PICKLE STREET, W.Va. — Of all the odd community names in West Virginia, "Pickle Street" must rank among the oddest. Why this hamlet in...

Fayetteville, W.Va., to host glow-in-the-dark egg hunt

To raise money for a March 31 children's egg hunt, organizers in Fayetteville, West Virginia, will host a glow-in-the-dark egg hunt for adults on...

Alliance offers W.Va. communities support through AmeriCorps

Americorps members assist at an archaeological site in West Virginia
The Preservation Alliance of West Virginia is inviting organizations across the state to apply for AmeriCorps members to assist in historical development projects in...

Officials propose gypsy moth treatment in central, eastern W.Va.

Gypsy Moth in West Virginia
The W.Va. Department of Agriculture, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Forest Service, is proposing aerial treatment of gypsy moth infestation over approximately...

W.Va. Agriculture enlisting public to choose new logo

The West Virginia Department of Agriculture has announced a public voting period to determine the next West Virginia Grown logo, according to Commissioner of...

"Maple Days" in W.Va. to celebrate increased production

Map of 2018 Maple Syrup Days events in West Virginia
The West Virginia Maple Syrup Producers Association has announced two statewide "Maple Syrup Days" to celebrate during the 2018 maple season, according to the...

"Winter Blues" farmers' markets set for Charleston, Morgantown

Innovation is allowing W.Va. farmers to grow year round.
Just when it seems winter will never end, the W.Va. Department of Agriculture is hosting two farmers' markets to support growers and marketers whose...

Carrot, pumpkin, cucumber, cantaloupe break W.Va. records

Farm at Shady Spring, West Virginia, Raleigh County, New River Gorge Region
Four new produce records were established in 2017 in West Virginia, the state Department of Agriculture announced today. A carrot, cucumber, cantaloupe, and pumpkin...

Help build one of West Virginia's chief guides to ramp fests

Fresh, cleaned W.Va. Ramps
Do you have a favorite West Virginia ramp dinner or festival you'd like to share with the public? We'd like to hear from you. Now in...

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...

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