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  • Legislature Seeks Ways to Expand Access to Community/Technical Schools
    During his State of the State address, Governor Jim Justice touted a plan to make a student's first year of college more accessible in West Virginia.
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  • Leave young wildlife alone, WVDNR urges
    FRENCH CREEK, W. Va. — West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) personnel urge people to leave young wildlife alone because doing anything else is illegal, unsafe and often detrimental to the animal's health.
  • Gov. Justice announces that improved trout stocking method is in place
    CHARLESTON, WV — Gov. Jim Justice announced today that beginning this week, in trout stockings around the state, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has implemented an improved stocking method.
  • Gov Justice promotes tradition and tourism at the WV Gold Rush Event at Babcock State Park
    CLIFFTOP, W.Va. - Today, Gov. Jim Justice and representatives from the Division of Natural Resources (DNR) participated in the West Virginia Gold Rush, West Virginia's annual golden rainbow trout stocking, at Babcock State Park.
  • West Virginia hunters harvest 108,856 deer during Fall 2018 through January 2019 season
    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Hunters in West Virginia registered 108,856 white-tailed deer through the electronic game checking system during the recently completed buck firearms, anterlerless, muzzleloader, archery, crossbow, Youth/Class Q/Class XS and Mountaineer Heritage seasons.
  • First Day Hikes at West Virginia state parks in 2019 – Resolve to get outdoors
    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It's time to make New Year's resolutions and seven West Virginia state parks and forests are inviting people to join a First Day Hike on Tuesday, Jan. 1 and adopt a healthier outlook by spending more time outside in 2019.
  • Big Band Bash at the Blennerhassett Museum debuts New Year’s Eve
    PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — The Blennerhassett Museum in Parkersburg is the place to be on New Year's Eve.
  • Bobcat trappers needed for home range study
    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is asking bobcat trappers to assist with a new study in Berkeley, Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Jefferson, Mineral, Morgan, Pendleton, Pocahontas, Randolph and Tucker counties.
  • Trappers and hunters must tag furbearers
    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources would like to remind beaver, bobcat, fisher and otter trappers that they are required to electronically register their catches within 30 days after the close of the respective season. The furbearer trapping seasons in West Virginia opened Nov. 3.
  • Hunters in West Virginia harvested 44,572 bucks during the traditional buck firearms season
    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Preliminary data collected from the electronic game checking system indicates that deer hunters in West Virginia harvested 44,572 antlered deer during the two-week buck firearms season which ran from Nov. 19 through Dec. 1, 2018, according to Gary Foster, assistant chief of Game Management with the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Section. 
  • Eureka Midstream funds cooperative habitat enhancement projects on the Lewis Wetzel Wildlife Management Area
    JACKSONBURG, W.Va. — A large-scale, cooperative wildlife habitat enhancement project has been initiated on the Lewis Wetzel Wildlife Management Area in Wetzel County with a $75,000 donation from Eureka Midstream.
  • West Virginia’s 2018 fall turkey harvest up 28 percent
    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia turkey hunters harvested 1,215 birds during the fall season, according to the Division of Natural Resources. That’s an increase of 28 percent above the 2017 season, and only 4 percent below the five-year average.
  • “Christmas at Cacapon” event features Historic Old Inn on Dec. 16, 2018
    BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — Cacapon Resort State Park is hosting a holiday celebration on Sunday, Dec. 16. The Historic Old Inn, West Virginia’s first state park lodge, will be decorated for the holidays, setting the stage for an afternoon of activities. Santa will greet children from 1-2:30 p.m.
  • West Virginia Dance Festival Draws Students from Across the State
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Dance students from 45 dance school, high school and college programs participated in the 2013 West Virginia Division of Culture and History Dance Festival at the Culture Center at the State Capitol Complex on April 19 – 21. Students had the opportunity to take classes from nationally accredited dancers and dance instructors, and to perform in evening concerts.
  • Archives Library to present talk on the Haunted History of the West Virginia Penitentiary on May 9
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Author and columnist Sherri Brake will present “The Haunted History of the West Virginia Penitentiary” on Thursday, May 9, 2013, in the Archives and History Library at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston. The program will begin at 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
  • Award-winning Television Producer Russ Barbour to Discuss his Film Reconstructing Bill: The Story of Governor William C. Marland
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Television producer Russ Barbour will present “Reconstructing Bill: The Story of Governor William C. Marland” on Tuesday, May 7, in the Archives and History Library at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex, in Charleston. The program begins at 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
  • State Historic Preservation Office Publishes 13-month Calendar
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History has published “Land, People and Statehood,” a 13-month calendar highlighting the Mountain State’s pathway to statehood, including the historic figures who shaped its future. The public is invited to request a copy of the free calendar while supplies last.
  • West Virginia Division of Culture and History Invites Quilters to Make Handmade Squares for a West Virginia Statehood Sesquicentennial Quilt
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Culture and History, in partnership with the West Virginia Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, is inviting quilters from across the state to help make a West Virginia Statehood Sesquicentennial Quilt.
  • Annual quilt and wall hanging exhibition on display at the Culture Center
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Culture and History’s annual exhibition, Quilts and Wall Hangings 2012, is on display in the Great Hall and the south wing of the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston. The crowd-pleasing juried exhibition features 55 exquisite quilts and wall hangings representing the talents of West Virginia quilters. Quiltmaking is one of West Virginia’s oldest and most treasured art forms, and this annual display is a favorite with visitors from all over the United States and abroad. The exhibit will be on display through Sept. 3.
  • Alabama Returns to State Fair of West Virginia

    State Fair officials announced today that country-music super group Alabama will return to the stage for the 95th Annual State Fair of West Virginia on Friday, August 16, 2019. This show is presented by the WV Lottery. Tickets for the August show with Alabama will go on sale to the public on Friday, March 22 […]

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  • Cody Jinks to Perform at the State Fair of West Virginia

    State Fair Officials are excited to announce that Cody Jinks will perform on Friday, August 9, at the 2019 State Fair of West Virginia! Tickets for this show will go on sale Friday, February 8, at 10 am.   “Cody Jinks is one of the most dynamic up-and-coming singers in the industry today,” State Fair […]

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  • Third Annual WV Craft Brew Festival Tickets on Sale Now

    Tickets are now on sale for the Third Annual WV Craft Brew Festival. The annual fundraiser for the State Fair of WV Endowment and Lewisburg Rotary Club will take place on Saturday, April 27 from 3:30 pm – 9 pm at the State Fairgrounds in Lewisburg!   Tickets are now on sale at the State […]

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  • TobyMac and Cole Swindell Added to State Fair of WV Concert Series

    TobyMac and Cole Swindell Added to State Fair of WV Concert Series   State Fair Officials announced today that TobyMac and Cole Swindell have been added to the 2019 State Fair of WV Concert Series. TobyMac with special guest Aaron Cole will take the stage on Saturday, August 10, while Cole Swindell will play on […]

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  • State Fair of West Virginia Announces 6th Annual Christmas Decorating Contest

    LEWISBURG, WV (11/01/2018) (readMedia)– Local civic groups and businesses are invited to participate in the 8th Annual Christmas Barn Decorating Contest at the State Fairgrounds in Fairlea. Participants will have the opportunity to decorate one of ten harness racing barns located adjacent to Rout 219 North. This has become a great tradition in the community. […]

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  • State Fair to Host Giant Flea Market and Antique Show This Weekend

    LEWISBURG, WV (09/17/2018) (readMedia)– The Annual Fall Giant Flea Market and Antique Show will take place on September 21, 22 and 23, at the State Fair of West Virginia in Lewisburg. The show will be open from 8AM -6PM on Friday and Saturday and from 9AM – 3PM on Sunday. This year, along with over […]

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  • 2018 1st West Virginia Made Collector Basket & 1st WV Edition Print

    LEWISBURG, WV (08/13/2018) (readMedia)– The Annual Collector Baskets are back! We have continued the tradition of handmade baskets, now West Virginia made. The 2018 baskets commemorating the 94th annual state fair will be sold throughout the summer. The 1st WV Edition Basket is handmade and dipped in natural walnut dye from 100+ year old trees. […]

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  • 2018 State Fair of West Virginia to Start Thursday

    LEWISBURG, WV (08/06/2018) (readMedia)– The 94th Annual State Fair of West Virginia is set to open this Thursday, August 9, in Lewisburg, WV. The gates will open at 11 am on Thursday, while the carnival will open at 2 pm! Admission on Thursday will be $5 at the gates and rides will be $20 all […]

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  • Last Chance to Buy Advance Discounted Tickets for State Fair of WV

    LEWISBURG, WV (07/31/2018) (readMedia)– The deadline to purchase advanced discounted tickets to the 2018 State Fair of West Virginia is rapidly approaching! Tickets are available at Greenbrier Medical Arts, Union and Western Greenbrier Pharmacies until Friday, August 3 and the State Fair Box Office until Noon on August 4. Select One Stop and Stop In […]

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  • Annual State Fair of West Virginia to Start August 9

    LEWISBURG, WV (07/26/2018) (readMedia)– The 94th Annual State Fair of West Virginia is set to begin on Thursday, August 9, with gates opening at 11 am and carnival rides at 2 pm! The 10-day event will bring thousands of people together for top-name musical acts, free entertainment, livestock shows, carnival rides from Reithoffer Shows and […]

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