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New campground on New River will boost local travel

Diagram of Meadow Creek Campground
MAY 12, 2014 -- Its construction delayed by a hard winter, the new flagship campground for the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve,...

WV, W.Va.: which abbreviation for West Virginia is correct?

Abbreviation for West Virginia
Throughout West Virginia Explorer you'll find West Virginia abbreviated as both WV and W.Va. Which is the correct abbreviation for West Virginia? According to official...

Eight waterfalls to visit this summer in West Virginia

Lower Falls on Glade Creek
West Virginia is home to some of the most spectacular waterfalls in the eastern U.S. Most will have weakened by June, when many of us...

Fly fishing course offered in the West Virginia outback

Map showing Spruce on Shavers Fork
There's only one practical way to reach the ghost town of Spruce on the Shaver's Fork of the Cheat River, and that's by train...

Is West Virginia a northern state or a southern state?

Is W.Va. a northern state or southern state?
It's an argument as old as West Virginia itself -- is West Virginia a northern state or a southern state? Let us know what...

Pipestem introduces season pass to outdoor performances

2014 Pipestem Season Pass
Fans of Pipestem Resort State Park and outdoor entertainment may wish to invest in a season-long amphitheater pass being provided for the first time. Sixteen varied...

Five birds to watch for in West Virginia this summer

Yellow Warbler by Randy Bodkins
West Virginia may be among the best destinations for birding in the U.S. More than 300 species call the state home (at least temporarily, as...

Biologists seek help finding whip-poor-wills in W.Va.

Illustration of Whip-poor-will
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is seeking public help in locating whip-poor-wills, rural songbirds that may be on...

Abolitionist experiment "Ceredo" lecture May 6

News Item: Ceredo Raid
John Brown wasn't the only abolitionist to make history in West Virginia. While Brown launched his raid at Harpers Ferry in 1859 to arm...

Guests not likely to notice Canaan management transfer

View from ski lift at Canaan Valley State Park, Tucker County, Allegheny Highlands Region
The July 1 transfer of management of Canaan Valley Resort State Park to a second hospitality-management company won't likely result in obvious changes, according...

State confirms W.Va. record blue catfish taken in Ohio River

Austin Hoffman and record blue cat taken on Ohio River, 2014
APRIL 30, 2014 --The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources today confirmed the capture of the largest and longest blue catfish in state history, taken...

W.Va. park courses offering expanded access packages

Golfers tee off at Pipestem Resort State Park
Three state park golf courses in West Virginia are providing guests full-season 2014 passes that include lodge stays, meal discounts, and access to other...


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