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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.

West Virginia shatters financial records with close of fiscal year

West Virginia’s cumulative revenue collections for Fiscal Year 2023 would come in at $1.8 billion over estimates, shattering the all-time record for the most...

WVU faculty, students contribute to cosmic breakthrough

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — More than two dozen researchers with ties to West Virginia University have helped unearth evidence of ripples in spacetime that have...

Conservancy for Appalachia's New River adopts salamander as mascot

WEST JEFFERSON, N.C. — "Stella the Salamander" has been chosen as the mascot for the New River Conservancy, the organization established in 1991 to...

Capito announces largest broadband funding for West Virginia to date

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced that West Virginia would receive $1,210,800,969.85 in funding through the Broadband Equity, Access,...

Wheeling, W.Va., ranked among best places for family living

Musicians perform in downtown Wheeling, West VIrginia.
WHEELING, W.Va. — On the Ohio River west of Pittsburgh, the City of Wheeling, West Virginia, has been ranked among the 50 best places...

National park seeks volunteer Amtrak tour guides for New River Gorge

GLEN JEAN, W.Va. – The National Park Service is recruiting volunteers to act as tour guides on the Amtrak route through the New River...

Davis & Elkins earns an ‘A’ from Forbes for financial health

Davis and Elkins
ELKINS, W.Va. — Davis & Elkins College has earned an "A" from global media company Forbes for its financial health, the highest grade it...

Ascend West Virginia opens applications for New River Gorge

BECKLEY, W.Va. — Ascend West Virginia, the state's premier talent attraction and retention program, announced its addition of the New River Gorge community to...

West Virginia preservationists honored at 2023 awards ceremony

LEWISBURG, W.Va. — The Preservation Alliance of West Virginia is honoring its 2023 Historic Preservation Awards recipients Saturday at its annual awards banquet at...

WVU Cancer Institute receives $50 million state investment

PRINCETON, W.Va. — West Virginia University’s efforts to reimagine and expand cancer care received a $50 million boost as Gov. Jim Justice joined WVU...

WVU receives $3 million to boost rare-earth extraction capacity

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia University researchers plan to increase the supply of rare earth elements and critical minerals extracted from acid mine drainage...

West Virginia officials break ground on section of US-48 expressway

PARSONS, W.Va. — Officials in West Virginia have broken ground on one of the remaining sections of the US-48 expressway, opening more of the...

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