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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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  • 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.
  • Stonewall Resort offers holiday events and activities
    ROANOKE, W.Va. — Stonewall Resort is hosting a series of holiday-themed events with activities scheduled each weekend in December, running through New Year’s Day.
  • East River Mountain Town Band Christmas Concert Sunday, Dec. 2, at Pipestem Resort State Park
    PIPESTEM, W.Va. — The East River Mountain Town Band will perform an afternoon of holiday music at Pipestem Resort State Park on Sunday, Dec. 2 at 3 p.m. The free two-hour concert includes an intermission and will be held in the Hudkins Conference Center at McKeever Lodge.
  • West Virginia’s muzzleloader deer season opens Dec. 10, 2018
    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s muzzleloader deer hunting season will open Dec. 10 and run through Dec. 16, 2018.
  • State park gifts cards include “Something Extra” to encourage visits to parks and forests
    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The perfect gift is one that keeps on giving, and West Virginia State Parks is including “Something Extra” this holiday season on gift card purchases of $100 or more. This bonus includes eight coupons that can be used at select state parks and forests in 2019.
  • 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.
  • 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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  • New Fair Food Contest

    LEWISBURG, WV (07/19/2018) (readMedia)– 10 brand new food items will be competing at the 2018 SFWV to win the title of “Best New Fair Food.” Voting will take place at the individual stands, as well as social media. The winner will be announced on Saturday, August 18th. Vendors were encouraged to be creative with their […]

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  • Entries Open For 5th Annual American National, State Fair of WV Car Show

    LEWISBURG, WV (07/10/2018) (readMedia)– American National and its Family of Companies have teamed up with the State Fair of West Virginia to produce the fifth annual “State Fair Car Show.” The event is scheduled for Sunday, August 12th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the 94th Annual State Fair. The show will take place […]

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  • Entry Deadline Approaching for 2018 State Fair of West Virginia

    LEWISBURG, WV (07/02/2018) (readMedia)– The entry deadline for the 2018 State Fair of West Virginia livestock and home, arts, and garden exhibits is on Friday, July 6. Entry information can be found by visiting www.statefairofwv.com/competitions or by calling 304-645-1090. Reminder, all limited classes for home, arts and gardens must be entered by paper, while all […]

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  • State Fair of West Virginia Box Office is Now Open

    LEWISBURG, WV (06/04/2018) (readMedia)– The State Fair of West Virginia’s box office is now open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. – 4p.m. Don’t miss your opportunity to purchase tickets for the 2018 State Fair of West Virginia! “We are just a little over two months away from the 94th Annual State Fair of West Virginia and […]

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