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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.

Public invited to Groundhog Day fest at W.Va. Wildlife Center

French Creek Freddie is inviting the public to join him Feb 2 at French Creek.
West Virginia’s official weather-predicting groundhog, French Creek Freddie will leave his den Feb. 2 to predict the approach of spring and is inviting visitors...

W.Va. small-farms, FarmHer conferences set for Feb 21-22

Farmstead near Duncan, WV, Jackson County, Mid-Ohio Valley Region
The fourteenth annual West Virginia Small Farm Conference begins on February 21 at the Waterfront Place Hotel in Morgantown, West Virginia. “West Virginia has over...

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...

Red heart-shaped tubs attracting couples to W.Va. cabins

A couple soaks in a heart-shaped tub at County Road Cabins
Red heart-shaped bathtubs gained world fame in the '70s in Pocono resorts, and now three of these mementos of American romance are attracting a...

More seniors engaging in W.Va. farmer's market program

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Participation in the USDA's Senior Farmers Market Nutrient Program increased in West Virginia in 2007, underscoring the value of farmers markets in terms of...

Historic nomination could spur economy in former W.Va. mining town

Kyle Bailey documents coal camp architecture in Helen, W.Va.
BECKLEY, W.Va. — Efforts to nominate a former coal-mining town in southern West Virginia to the National Register of Historic Places could spur economic...

Canaan Valley Resort ski area sweeps Best-in-Snow awards

A skier at Canaan Valley Resort is captured in mid-jump.
For the second consecutive year, Canaan Valley Resort ski area this week swept Liftopia’s “Best in Snow” awards in the Southeast region of the...

West Virginia's New River Gorge an ultimate winter retreat

Vacationers arrive at cabin near Fayetteville., West Virginia
Though whitewater rafting on the New River may have ended for the season, winter in the New River Gorge is an ideal time for...

West Virginian independence fueling crafts industry

Anthony Scott, a shop foreman at Richwood Creations
The spirit of West Virginia independence is helping fuel its growing crafts industry, says an online merchant and the founder of Our-WV.com. Paul Thompson, of...

Alliance urges Manchin, Capito to support preservation incentives

Boury Lofts at Wheeling, West Virginia
The Preservation Alliance of West Virginia is urging U.S. Senators Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., to support the availability of historic...

West Virginia takes lead as America's ultimate autumn destination

Autumn color peaks along on Sully Road in rural Randolph County. Photo courtesy Rick Burgess
New England will always be renowned for its autumn splendor, but West Virginia is taking the lead as a destination for fall scenery in...

Gift of vacation cabin aids flood recovery in Greenbrier Valley

Steve and Annette Marchetti's donation of a highland cabin in the Greenbrier Valley has boosted flood recovery in the region and attracted a new...

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