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Photo courtesy of the National Park Service. The Harpers Ferry area is full of history. This view is from Bolivar Heights. Photo courtesy of the National Park Service. The Harpers Ferry area is full of history. This view is from Bolivar Heights.

West Virginia national park one of 28 grant recipients


The National Park Foundation awarded $504,000 in grants to 28 national parks across the United States and the Virgin Islands, including one in West Virginia, through its Park Stewards Program.

Preserving West Virginia: Arthurdale Schools


A school system in Preston County was way ahead of it's time thanks to Eleanor Roosevelt but now, it needs updating. 

Blennerhassett Island to host 'Moth Night' event July 27


The Mid-Ohio Valley Chapter of the West Virginia Master Naturalist program, in conjunction with Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park, is sponsoring a “Moth Watch” outing on Blennerhassett Island July 27. Participants will board the Island Belle sternwheeler at 7 p.m. for a river trip to the island. 

Lineup announced for Gold and Blue BBQ in St. Albans, WV


The Sugar Bowl Foundation has announced the lineup of special guests for the 2014 Gold and Blue BBQ. The event is an opportunity to fill up on food and talk with former West Virginia players.

Traveling sports exhibit on WV tour


Officials selected six museums and cultural and community organizations to host the exhibit and provide public programs about their local sports culture.

Team USA Women's Softball Team Plays Double Header in Morgantown Video included


For the first time the United States Softball Team paid a visit to Morgantown. Members of the Morgantown Convention and Visitors Bureau were excited to see a packed house of 1,200 people come out for the double header.

WV State Fire Marshal stresses fireworks safety; warns of illegal devices


With the Independence Day holiday weekend upon us, the West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office is warning residents of the Mountain State about the dangers of fireworks, and the illegal status of some of the devices.

Retirees, vacationers fall in love with the woods

Photo courtesy of Judy Snyder Photo courtesy of Judy Snyder

Judy Snyder and her husband, John Maynard, never thought West Virginia would be the place they’d spend their retirement.

Underground WV — Exploring caves and caverns


MapQuest and Google Maps can’t seem to agree on how to get there. I must admit the gravel road past the grazing cattle into the countryside had me a little worried. My destination, however, was Lost World Caverns, so it seemed appropriate that the trek was, shall we say, uncertain.

Mountain State Art and Craft Fair set for July 3rd through 5th


An Independence Day weekend, West Virginia tradition continues. The Mountain State Art and Craft Fair will take place Thursday July 3 through Saturday July 5 at Cedar Lakes Conference Center in Ripley.

Trout Unlimited to host free fly fishing clinic


Trout Unlimited, in cooperation with the City of Spencer, will host a free fly fishing clinic July 17.

State Fair of WV announces 2014 collector basket


The 90th anniversary of the State Fair of West Virginia can be commemorated with a limited-edition collector basket.

Wheeling Multicultural Festival set for Sunday, June 29


Wheeling will celebrate the Upper Ohio Valley's rich ethnic heritage with a Multicultural Festival Sunday, June 29, on the waterfront. 

Savannah’s Restaurant receives Wine Spectator Magazine ‘Award of Excellence’


Savannah’s Restaurant of Huntington received the 2014 Wine Spectator Magazine “Award of Excellence” for the restaurant’s extensive wine list and cuisine.

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