Outdoor Recreation in Rappahannock River Valley Region

 Hunting and Sport Fishing

   
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Find a National Forest in the South

The Southern Region covers thirteen states--a vast area stretching from Texas on the western side, Virginia on the north, and down to Puerto Rico on the south. You'll find a wide variety of forest environments, including the only tropical forest (El Yunque) in the agency. Find a forest nearest you!

 

Fee Fishing - An Introduction
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The basic types of operations and associated business considerations. A list of all Southern Regional Aquaculture Center factsheets (more than 150) are available at https://srac.t ...

 

Fee Fishing - Location, Site Development and Other Considerations
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Discusses clientele, permitting, advertising, location, design and security, water source, concessions, time of operations, signs, and safety and liability.& ...

 

The Ultimate Food Plot
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One of the first things that every fledgling wildlife manager learns is that nutrition is the key to attracting and keeping big bucks. The second thing they learn is how expensive it is to grow good food plots.

 

A Guide to Successful Wildlife Food Plots - Blending Science with Common Sense
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This publication provides technical guidance and practical information for wildlife management beyond planting and managing food plots.  ...

 

Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Gag Management Measures
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NMFS implements management measures described in a framework action to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico (FMP), as prepared by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council).

 

Updated 2013 Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Recreational Season Length Estimates
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In February 2013, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council requested the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) promulgate an emergency rule for the 2013 recreational red snapper season.

 

Hunters - A Force for Conservation
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Hunting seasons are starting to open, making this a great time to commemorate the important role that hunters play in habitat conservation.

 

Show Hunting and Sport Fishing Organizations & Professionals (9)
There are 9 resources serving Rappahannock River Valley Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Hunting and Sport Fishing Organizations & Professionals serving Rappahannock River Valley Region
Land Leasing
American Hunting Lease Association
Steve Meng - President - Fishers, IN
CoBank
Robert B. Engel - Chief Executive Officer - Greenwood Village, CO
Evr-green Management Group, Inc
Matt S. Campbell - President - Rome, GA
Hunt Ark Duck
Cain Planting Company - McCrory, AR
Hunting Land Advisors
Stephen Ruckman - Founder - Mount Washington, KY
Hunting Sports Plus
Daryl Traylor - Blue Springs, MO
Quality Deer Management Association
- Bogart, GA
Resource Analytical & Management Group, LLC
Billy K. Lemons - President & Principal Consultant - Nacogdoches, TX
US Farm Lease
- Ames, IA

 Natural Heritage - Cultural Tourism

   
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What is Natural Heritage Tourism

Natural heritage tourism (or geotourism as defined by National Geographic) is defined as tourism that sustains or enhances the geographical character of a place—its environment, culture, aesthetics, heritage, and the well-being of its residents.

 

Bird Trails and Important Bird Areas
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A Bird Trail is more than a trail in the literal sense.  It is a “necklace” of sites, usually linked by a physiographic feature such as a river, that are united by the theme of “great for bird watching!”  Birding Trails are essentially driving routes that help you get from one prime birding spot to the next.

 

Rural Bounty

Explore North America's Rural Bounty

Discover the rich bounty of farm fresh fruits and vegetables, outdoor activities, and family fun that our rural countryside has to offer!

  • Daytrip or Vacation to a Farm or Ranch
  • Pick Your Own-Fruits, Pumpkins, Trees
  • Discover Charming Countryside Wineries
  • Challenge Your Hunting & Outdoor Skills

In the U.S. and Canada, there are approximately 65,000 farms and ranches that invite the public to visit, and more and more are becoming members on the Rural Bounty website. We invite you to come back often to plan relaxing day trips, or weeks away, enjoying the Rural Bounty of North America.  Visit website »

 

 

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There are 41 resources serving Rappahannock River Valley Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Natural Heritage - Cultural Tourism Organizations & Professionals serving Rappahannock River Valley Region
Agritourism
Agriberry Farm and CSA
Anne Geyer - Hanover, VA
Belvedere Plantation Inc.
- Fredericksburg, VA
Field Sport Concepts, LTD
- Charlottesville, VA
Laurel Grove Farms
George Bowie - Oak Grove, VA
Saunders Brothers
- Piney River, VA
The Farm Bus
Mark Lilly - Founder - Richmond, VA
Ecotourism
Belle Isle State Park
- Lancaster, VA
Bethel Beach Natural Area Preserve
Zach Bradford - Chesapeake Bay Region Steward - Richmond, VA
Blandy Experimental Farm
- Boyce, VA
Bush Mill Stream Natural Area Preserve
Zach Bradford - Chesapeake Bay Region Steward - Heathsville, VA
Bush Mill Stream Natural Area Preserve
Zach Bradford - Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Natural HeritageVA
Caledon State Park
- King George, VA
Crow's Nest Natural Area Preserve
Mike Lott - Regional Superviso - Stafford, VA
Dameron Marsh Natural Area Preserve
Rebecca Wilson, Regional Supervisor - Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Natural Heritage - Kilmarnock, VA
Field Sport Concepts, LTD
- Charlottesville, VA
Go Outdoors Virginia
Department of Game & Inland Fisheries - HQ - Henrico, VA
Hickory Hollow Natural Area Preserve
Zach Bradford - Chesapeake Bay Region Steward - Lancaster, VA
Hughlett Point Natural Area Preserve
Zach Bradford - Chesapeake Bay Region Steward - Kilmarnock, VA
Lake Anna State Park
- Spotsylvania, VA
Land's End Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - King George, VA
Mattaponi Bluffs Wildlife Management Area
- Ruther Glen, VA
Mattaponi Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Woodford, VA
New Point Comfort Natural Area Preserve
Zach Bradford - Chesapeake Bay Region Steward - Port Haywood, VA
Oakley Forest Wildlife Management Area
- Livingston, VA
Pettigrew Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Port Royal, VA
Robert W. Duncan Wildlife Management Area
- Ruther Glen, VA
Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries - Richmond, VA
Virginia Civil War Trails Program
- Williamsburg, VA
Virginia Green
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality - Richmond, VA
Westmoreland State Park
- Montross, VA
Widewater State Park
- Stafford, VA
Wildlife Foundation of Virginia
Jenny West - Executive Director - Norge, VA
Land Leasing
American Hunting Lease Association
Steve Meng - President - Fishers, IN
CoBank
Robert B. Engel - Chief Executive Officer - Greenwood Village, CO
Evr-green Management Group, Inc
Matt S. Campbell - President - Rome, GA
Hunt Ark Duck
Cain Planting Company - McCrory, AR
Hunting Land Advisors
Stephen Ruckman - Founder - Mount Washington, KY
Hunting Sports Plus
Daryl Traylor - Blue Springs, MO
Quality Deer Management Association
- Bogart, GA
Resource Analytical & Management Group, LLC
Billy K. Lemons - President & Principal Consultant - Nacogdoches, TX
US Farm Lease
- Ames, IA

 Nature-Based Tourism

   
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National Wildlife Refuge System - National Wildlife Refuge Locator

Find a Refuge Near You 

Nearly 46 million people visit national wildlife refuges each year. Visitors and local communities recognize refuges as national treasures:

  • Wildlife refuges are home to more than 700 species of birds, 220 species of mammals, 250 reptile and amphibian species and more than 200 species of fish.
  • Fifty-nine refuges have been established with a primary purpose of conserving threatened or endangered species.
  • 280 of the 1,200-plus federally-listed threatened or endangered species in the U.S. are found on units of the Refuge System.

 

 

Fee Fishing - An Introduction
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The basic types of operations and associated business considerations. A list of all Southern Regional Aquaculture Center factsheets (more than 150) are available at https://srac.t ...

 

Fee Fishing - Location, Site Development and Other Considerations
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Discusses clientele, permitting, advertising, location, design and security, water source, concessions, time of operations, signs, and safety and liability.& ...

 

Decontamination Documentation for Cavers
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The US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) strongly recommends, first and foremost, compliance with all cave closures, advisories, and regulations in all Federal, State,Tribal, and private lands.

 

What is Natural Heritage Tourism

Natural heritage tourism (or geotourism as defined by National Geographic) is defined as tourism that sustains or enhances the geographical character of a place—its environment, culture, aesthetics, heritage, and the well-being of its residents.

 

Bird Trails and Important Bird Areas
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A Bird Trail is more than a trail in the literal sense.  It is a “necklace” of sites, usually linked by a physiographic feature such as a river, that are united by the theme of “great for bird watching!”  Birding Trails are essentially driving routes that help you get from one prime birding spot to the next.

 

Rural Bounty

Explore North America's Rural Bounty

Discover the rich bounty of farm fresh fruits and vegetables, outdoor activities, and family fun that our rural countryside has to offer!

  • Daytrip or Vacation to a Farm or Ranch
  • Pick Your Own-Fruits, Pumpkins, Trees
  • Discover Charming Countryside Wineries
  • Challenge Your Hunting & Outdoor Skills

In the U.S. and Canada, there are approximately 65,000 farms and ranches that invite the public to visit, and more and more are becoming members on the Rural Bounty website. We invite you to come back often to plan relaxing day trips, or weeks away, enjoying the Rural Bounty of North America.  Visit website »

 

 

Show Nature-Based Tourism Organizations & Professionals (60)
There are 60 resources serving Rappahannock River Valley Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Nature-Based Tourism Organizations & Professionals serving Rappahannock River Valley Region
Agritourism
Agriberry Farm and CSA
Anne Geyer - Hanover, VA
Belvedere Plantation Inc.
- Fredericksburg, VA
Field Sport Concepts, LTD
- Charlottesville, VA
Laurel Grove Farms
George Bowie - Oak Grove, VA
Saunders Brothers
- Piney River, VA
The Farm Bus
Mark Lilly - Founder - Richmond, VA
Campgrounds
Belle Isle State Park
- Lancaster, VA
Caledon State Park
- King George, VA
Lake Anna State Park
- Spotsylvania, VA
Mattaponi Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Woodford, VA
Pettigrew Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Port Royal, VA
Westmoreland State Park
- Montross, VA
Ecotourism
Belle Isle State Park
- Lancaster, VA
Bethel Beach Natural Area Preserve
Zach Bradford - Chesapeake Bay Region Steward - Richmond, VA
Blandy Experimental Farm
- Boyce, VA
Bush Mill Stream Natural Area Preserve
Zach Bradford - Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Natural HeritageVA
Bush Mill Stream Natural Area Preserve
Zach Bradford - Chesapeake Bay Region Steward - Heathsville, VA
Caledon State Park
- King George, VA
Crow's Nest Natural Area Preserve
Mike Lott - Regional Superviso - Stafford, VA
Dameron Marsh Natural Area Preserve
Rebecca Wilson, Regional Supervisor - Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Natural Heritage - Kilmarnock, VA
Field Sport Concepts, LTD
- Charlottesville, VA
Go Outdoors Virginia
Department of Game & Inland Fisheries - HQ - Henrico, VA
Hickory Hollow Natural Area Preserve
Zach Bradford - Chesapeake Bay Region Steward - Lancaster, VA
Hughlett Point Natural Area Preserve
Zach Bradford - Chesapeake Bay Region Steward - Kilmarnock, VA
Lake Anna State Park
- Spotsylvania, VA
Land's End Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - King George, VA
Mattaponi Bluffs Wildlife Management Area
- Ruther Glen, VA
Mattaponi Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Woodford, VA
New Point Comfort Natural Area Preserve
Zach Bradford - Chesapeake Bay Region Steward - Port Haywood, VA
Oakley Forest Wildlife Management Area
- Livingston, VA
Pettigrew Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Port Royal, VA
Robert W. Duncan Wildlife Management Area
- Ruther Glen, VA
Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries - Richmond, VA
Virginia Civil War Trails Program
- Williamsburg, VA
Virginia Green
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality - Richmond, VA
Westmoreland State Park
- Montross, VA
Widewater State Park
- Stafford, VA
Wildlife Foundation of Virginia
Jenny West - Executive Director - Norge, VA
Landscape Architects / Land Planning
Field Sport Concepts, LTD
- Charlottesville, VA
Piedmont Land Management
Luke Omand - Owner - Free Union, VA
Sustainable Solutions LLC
James Remuzzi - President and Founder - Shepherdstown, WV
William L. Braford
Blue Chip Forestry - Forester - Natural Bridge Station, VA
State and Federal Land
Belle Isle State Park
- Lancaster, VA
Bethel Beach Natural Area Preserve
Zach Bradford - Chesapeake Bay Region Steward - Richmond, VA
Bush Mill Stream Natural Area Preserve
Zach Bradford - Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Natural HeritageVA
Bush Mill Stream Natural Area Preserve
Zach Bradford - Chesapeake Bay Region Steward - Heathsville, VA
Caledon State Park
- King George, VA
Crow's Nest Natural Area Preserve
Mike Lott - Regional Superviso - Stafford, VA
Dameron Marsh Natural Area Preserve
Rebecca Wilson, Regional Supervisor - Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Natural Heritage - Kilmarnock, VA
Hickory Hollow Natural Area Preserve
Zach Bradford - Chesapeake Bay Region Steward - Lancaster, VA
Hughlett Point Natural Area Preserve
Zach Bradford - Chesapeake Bay Region Steward - Kilmarnock, VA
Lake Anna State Park
- Spotsylvania, VA
Land's End Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - King George, VA
Mattaponi Bluffs Wildlife Management Area
- Ruther Glen, VA
Mattaponi Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Woodford, VA
Oakley Forest Wildlife Management Area
- Livingston, VA
Pettigrew Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Port Royal, VA
Robert W. Duncan Wildlife Management Area
- Ruther Glen, VA
Westmoreland State Park
- Montross, VA
Widewater State Park
- Stafford, VA
 

 Local News Stories about Outdoor Recreation

Local Hunting and Sport Fishing News Items
Cross-Off Your Fish List: Fish Virginia
4/2/2018 2:24:23 PM
By: Emily George  The birds forage the yard, the frogs are singing their midnight tune, and the turkeys are gobbling as the rising sun stretches across the dew-covered grass. Spring has arrived in Virginia, welcoming various activities for the outdoors. The shad are running and the trout are being stocked, which means it’s time to […]

Virginia’s Official State Salamander
3/29/2018 8:10:16 AM
Virginia has more than 40 state emblems that represent its cultural heritage and natural resources. Last week, another state emblem was signed into law; the Red Salamander (Pseudotriton ruber) is now Virginia’s official State Salamander. This species was selected because of its beautiful coloration, widespread distribution in the Commonwealth and its ability to raise awareness […]

Season Three of the 2nd Virginia Breeding Bird Atlas – How You Can Help
3/16/2018 8:24:42 AM
The 2nd Virginia Breeding Bird Atlas (VABBA2), a project of DGIF, the Virginia Society of Ornithology and the Conservation Management Institute at Virginia Tech, is kicking off its third season! This season is particularly relevant because 2018 is the Year of the Bird, a celebration of birds and a call-to-action for people to help birds in […]

2017 Conservation Police Officer of the Year Awarded to Senior Officer Gregory Hall
3/13/2018 3:31:34 PM
The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) announced that Senior Officer Gregory Hall has been named 2017 Conservation Police Officer of the Year.  Senior Officer Hall’s steadfast leadership, his dedication to Conserving and Protecting Virginia’s wildlife resources, and his outstanding efforts in connecting the citizens of the Commonwealth to the outdoors through educational […]

Progress Continues on Loggerhead Shrike Project
3/2/2018 9:34:17 AM
2017 was a productive year for DGIF’s Virginia Loggerhead Shrike banding and monitoring project, a collaboration with partners from the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute.  Loggerhead Shrikes are a state-threatened bird and are listed as a Species of Greatest Conservation Need in Virginia’s Wildlife Action Plan. These fascinating […]

2017-18 Bear, Deer, Turkey, Harvest Data Announced
2/23/2018 3:46:29 PM
Wildlife biologists with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) have compiled the preliminary figures for the 2017-18 fall/winter hunting season. The Virginia bear and deer harvests reflected an increase from last year and the black bear harvest was the highest ever recorded in Virginia.  According to Dr. Gray Anderson, Terrestrial Division Chief, […]

 Google News about Outdoor Recreation

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Hunting and Sport Fishing News Items
Great Falls' Langford Wins TH Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on Potomac River - Fishing League Worldwide (FLW, LLC)
8/19/2019 4:58:58 PM
Great Falls' Langford Wins TH Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on Potomac River    Fishing League Worldwide (FLW, LLC) MARBURY, Md. – Boater Todd Langford of Great Falls, Virginia, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Shenandoah Division tournament on the ...

Chris Dollar: It’s fun fishing with fishy people - CapitalGazette.com
8/17/2019 6:59:25 PM
Chris Dollar: It’s fun fishing with fishy people    CapitalGazette.com I was talking to a guide friend from Virginia Beach about our trip next week when I plan to chuck one of my creations to those brown-suited beasts. I didn't ...

DNR seeks big bucks and trophy fish | Sports | hampshirereview.com - Hampshire Review
8/7/2019 3:00:00 AM
DNR seeks big bucks and trophy fish | Sports | hampshirereview.com    Hampshire Review ROANOKE, W.Va. — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is asking hunters and anglers to enter showcase pieces for the big buck and trophy fish ...

Outdoors column: Hunting, fishing, guns, dogs and so much more - Bristol Herald Courier
7/31/2019 3:00:00 AM
Outdoors column: Hunting, fishing, guns, dogs and so much more    Bristol Herald Courier The first segment of Guns and Cornbread, the new outdoors column written by former 36-year veteran of the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources.

John McCoy: It's hunting-lottery time in West Virginia - Charleston Gazette-Mail
7/13/2019 3:00:00 AM
John McCoy: It's hunting-lottery time in West Virginia    Charleston Gazette-Mail It's the lottery season. We're not talking about Powerball, Mega Millions or any of the myriad scratch-off lotteries that can be played in West Virginia.

Virginia Conservation Police issue warning after increase of fraudulent boat sales - WTKR News 3
7/11/2019 3:00:00 AM
Virginia Conservation Police issue warning after increase of fraudulent boat sales    WTKR News 3 The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries is warning residents of fraudulent boat sales after the department has seen an increase in online scams.

KEN PERROTTE: State tweaks hunting regulations | Sports - Fredericksburg.com
7/10/2019 3:00:00 AM
KEN PERROTTE: State tweaks hunting regulations | Sports    Fredericksburg.com The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries recently published its hunting regulations digest for the 2019–2020 seasons. Several changes are worth ...

Don't forget Delaware and Virginia when hunting waterfowl - Delmarva Daily Times
7/8/2019 3:00:00 AM
Don't forget Delaware and Virginia when hunting waterfowl    Delmarva Daily Times A few extra dollars and a trip over the state line in Delaware and Virginia can provide Maryland waterfowl hunters more opportunities.

KEN PERROTTE: Virginia 4-H shotgun team wins national championship - Fredericksburg.com
7/3/2019 3:00:00 AM
KEN PERROTTE: Virginia 4-H shotgun team wins national championship    Fredericksburg.com THE VIRGINIA 4-H shotgun development team brought the fireworks to the organization's national championships in Grand Isle, Nebraska, winning both the ...

Good news for hunters: Delaware, Virginia now both have tundra swan seasons - Delmarva Daily Times
7/1/2019 3:00:00 AM
Good news for hunters: Delaware, Virginia now both have tundra swan seasons    Delmarva Daily Times Have you heard the news? This fall, two of the three Delmarva states will now be holding tundra swan hunting seasons as Delaware adds a limited lottery hunt ...

WVDNR: Hunters should study changes in soon-to-be-released regulations booklet - Charleston Gazette-Mail
6/29/2019 3:00:00 AM
WVDNR: Hunters should study changes in soon-to-be-released regulations booklet    Charleston Gazette-Mail West Virginia's 2019 hunting-regulations booklets will be printed soon, and state wildlife officials say some changes are in store for hunters this fall.

DNR seeks public comment on legislative rules - The Fayette Tribune
6/27/2019 3:00:00 AM
DNR seeks public comment on legislative rules    The Fayette Tribune The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is seeking public comments on 12 proposed legislative rules.

WV hunters bagged some big bucks in 2018 - Charleston Gazette-Mail
6/19/2019 3:00:00 AM
WV hunters bagged some big bucks in 2018    Charleston Gazette-Mail West Virginia's deer hunters didn't break any records in 2018, but they certainly managed to kill their share of trophy bucks.

WV's environmental bounceback has been great for fish and wildlife (Daily Mail WV) - Charleston Gazette-Mail
6/13/2019 3:00:00 AM
WV's environmental bounceback has been great for fish and wildlife (Daily Mail WV)    Charleston Gazette-Mail West Virginia's recovery from 20th-century environmental abuses has made the state's rivers and forests a much better place for fish and wildlife to live.

WV's Coal River attracts kayak anglers from near and far - Charleston Gazette-Mail
6/8/2019 3:00:00 AM
WV's Coal River attracts kayak anglers from near and far    Charleston Gazette-Mail A perfect storm is hitting southern West Virginia's Coal River.

Free fishing this weekend in West Virginia - WV MetroNews - West Virginia MetroNews
6/6/2019 3:00:00 AM
Free fishing this weekend in West Virginia - WV MetroNews    West Virginia MetroNews It's a great time to give fishing a try if you've never been, to reintroduce yourself with fishing if you haven't been in a while, or to take your kids fishing...no license ...

KEN PERROTTE: New Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries chief has big plans - Fredericksburg.com
6/6/2019 3:00:00 AM
KEN PERROTTE: New Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries chief has big plans    Fredericksburg.com RYAN BROWN WAS appointed Executive Director of the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries at last week's meeting of the agency's board.

DNR releases summary of questionnaire | News, Sports, Jobs - The Inter-Mountain
5/25/2019 3:00:00 AM
DNR releases summary of questionnaire | News, Sports, Jobs    The Inter-Mountain Last week, I got a summary of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources questionnaire that was handed out to all of the sportsmen and women who ...

Special deer hunts to be held in six WV parks this fall - Charleston Gazette-Mail
5/18/2019 3:00:00 AM
Special deer hunts to be held in six WV parks this fall    Charleston Gazette-Mail Six West Virginia state parks will host deer hunts this fall.

DNR: Despite harvest decline, hunters had 'great' spring gobbler season - Charleston Gazette-Mail
5/18/2019 3:00:00 AM
DNR: Despite harvest decline, hunters had 'great' spring gobbler season    Charleston Gazette-Mail West Virginia wildlife officials say the state's hunters just finished a “great” spring turkey season.

Virginia's Trophy Rockfish Season Is Canceled - GearJunkie
4/26/2019 3:00:00 AM
Virginia's Trophy Rockfish Season Is Canceled    GearJunkie Virginia Marine Resources Commission officials closed the popular trophy season for striped bass in the state. This is why. Since 2010, the fisheries of the ...

Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries launches ‘Refer-a-Friend to Fish’ campaign - WWBT NBC12 News
4/16/2019 3:00:00 AM
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries launches ‘Refer-a-Friend to Fish’ campaign    WWBT NBC12 News RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries is launching a campaign to encourage fishermen to recruit others to join them.

State wildlife officials expect 'average' spring gobbler season - Charleston Gazette-Mail
4/13/2019 3:00:00 AM
State wildlife officials expect 'average' spring gobbler season    Charleston Gazette-Mail West Virginia's spring turkey season opens on Monday, but West Virginia's hunters shouldn't expect to kill as many turkeys as they did last year.

Virginia Trophy Rockfish Season under Threat of Cancellation - Bacon's Rebellion
4/8/2019 3:00:00 AM
Virginia Trophy Rockfish Season under Threat of Cancellation    Bacon's Rebellion Between a rock(fish) and a hard place. Striped bass, locally known as rockfish, migrate up the coast of the Atlantic each spring to spawn. The biggest rockfish ...

Proper prep helps turkey hunters succeed | Hunting & Fishing - Charleston Gazette-Mail
4/6/2019 3:00:00 AM
Proper prep helps turkey hunters succeed | Hunting & Fishing    Charleston Gazette-Mail Eight days from now, West Virginia's spring turkey season will begin.

April is WV's prime fishing time for white bass - Charleston Gazette-Mail
3/30/2019 3:00:00 AM
April is WV's prime fishing time for white bass    Charleston Gazette-Mail About the time West Virginia's forests awaken with showy white dogwood blossoms, the state's rivers come alive with scrappy white bass.

DNR proposals could bring some changes | News, Sports, Jobs - The Inter-Mountain
3/23/2019 3:00:00 AM
DNR proposals could bring some changes | News, Sports, Jobs    The Inter-Mountain I attended the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Public Regulations meeting held last week at Buckhannon-Upshur High School. This year, all state.

Repaired fish hatcheries hold promise for WV anglers - Charleston Gazette-Mail
3/16/2019 3:00:00 AM
Repaired fish hatcheries hold promise for WV anglers    Charleston Gazette-Mail The scrambling is over. For about a year, repair work at West Virginia's two warm-water fish hatcheries forced workers to grow fish without enough water. Now ...

Wild Chesapeake: Should Virginia Cut Rockfish Harvest? - Chesapeake Bay Magazine
3/12/2019 3:00:00 AM
Wild Chesapeake: Should Virginia Cut Rockfish Harvest?    Chesapeake Bay Magazine Chesapeake outdoor sportsman Captain Chris Dollar brings the latest wildlife news to the Bay Bulletin. With tighter regulations on stripers expected in 2020 in ...

DNR to reprise popular 'Gold Rush' trout stockings - Charleston Gazette-Mail
3/9/2019 3:00:00 AM
DNR to reprise popular 'Gold Rush' trout stockings    Charleston Gazette-Mail Many of West Virginia's trout waters will turn golden again in April.

DNR officials expect lively conversation at upcoming sportsman meetings - Charleston Gazette-Mail
3/9/2019 3:00:00 AM
DNR officials expect lively conversation at upcoming sportsman meetings    Charleston Gazette-Mail West Virginia wildlife and law enforcement officials expect to get an earful from sportsmen this week.

DNR announces dates for selected trout stockings | Hunting & Fishing | wvgazettemail.com - Charleston Gazette-Mail
3/5/2019 3:00:00 AM
DNR announces dates for selected trout stockings | Hunting & Fishing | wvgazettemail.com    Charleston Gazette-Mail West Virginia's trout anglers will get 69 sure-fire chances to cast their baits to freshly stocked trout this spring.

After 45 years with the agency, executive director for Virginia game department taking a hike - Virginian-Pilot
2/25/2019 3:00:00 AM
After 45 years with the agency, executive director for Virginia game department taking a hike    Virginian-Pilot Bob Duncan will retire April 1 after 41 years with the agency. But don't expect him to simply disappear into the woods.

Be careful what you wish for - WV MetroNews - West Virginia MetroNews
2/15/2019 3:00:00 AM
Be careful what you wish for - WV MetroNews    West Virginia MetroNews Legislation introduced this week aims to lower the buck limit in West Virginia from three bucks annually to two. The measure also requires hunters to kill a doe ...

Bill aims to move opening day of W.Va. buck season - WV MetroNews - West Virginia MetroNews
2/14/2019 3:00:00 AM
Bill aims to move opening day of W.Va. buck season - WV MetroNews    West Virginia MetroNews Legislation would allow opening day of buck season on Saturday--but you'd have to buy an extra permit to hunt two days early.

Legislation would lower buck limit and raise license fees - WV MetroNews - West Virginia MetroNews
2/12/2019 3:00:00 AM
Legislation would lower buck limit and raise license fees - WV MetroNews    West Virginia MetroNews CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Legislation introduced this week at the State Capitol would radically change the rules for deer hunting in West Virginia. It would also ...

Boar-hunting extension will create more recreation, DNR says - Charleston Gazette-Mail
1/26/2019 3:00:00 AM
Boar-hunting extension will create more recreation, DNR says    Charleston Gazette-Mail West Virginia's wild boar hunters will head afield Feb. 1-3 for the state's first-ever extended boar season.

Hunters embrace expanded WV state park deer hunts - Charleston Gazette-Mail
1/26/2019 3:00:00 AM
Hunters embrace expanded WV state park deer hunts    Charleston Gazette-Mail Hunters appear to have enjoyed the chance to hunt for deer on some of West Virginia's state parks.

Hunting and Fishing Show returns this weekend to Charleston - WV MetroNews - West Virginia MetroNews
1/24/2019 3:00:00 AM
Hunting and Fishing Show returns this weekend to Charleston - WV MetroNews    West Virginia MetroNews CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Doors open at noon Friday for the 32nd annual West Virginia Hunting and Fishing Show. The event has been ongoing for more than ...

DNR will score antlers at this weekend's W.Va. Hunting and Fishing Show - WV MetroNews - West Virginia MetroNews
1/23/2019 3:00:00 AM
DNR will score antlers at this weekend's W.Va. Hunting and Fishing Show - WV MetroNews    West Virginia MetroNews CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A guy walked around a crowded convention hall carrying a set of deer antlers. It probably would draw a few odd stares anywhere else, ...

Aspirin-shooting archer returning to WV Hunting and Fishing Show - Charleston Gazette-Mail
1/12/2019 3:00:00 AM
Aspirin-shooting archer returning to WV Hunting and Fishing Show    Charleston Gazette-Mail This year's edition of the West Virginia Hunting and Fishing Show will feature the return of one of the event's most popular attractions.

Fly fishing expert sees 'liquid money' running through Smyth, Wythe counties - Southwest Virginia Today
1/9/2019 3:00:00 AM
Fly fishing expert sees 'liquid money' running through Smyth, Wythe counties    Southwest Virginia Today Smyth and Wythe officials invited the fly-fishing guru to come to test the waters of the New and Holston rivers.

Father-son moments transform into career for E&H grad - Southwest Virginia Today
1/9/2019 3:00:00 AM
Father-son moments transform into career for E&H grad    Southwest Virginia Today When he was just old enough to walk, Matt Reilly's dad started taking him fishing and squirrel hunting.

New 'Mountaineer Heritage' hunting season kicks off Jan. 10 - Charleston Gazette-Mail
12/29/2018 3:00:00 AM
New 'Mountaineer Heritage' hunting season kicks off Jan. 10    Charleston Gazette-Mail January will have something new in store for West Virginia's deer and bear hunters.

WV's 2019 trout-stocking season holds promise for anglers - Charleston Gazette-Mail
12/29/2018 3:00:00 AM
WV's 2019 trout-stocking season holds promise for anglers    Charleston Gazette-Mail West Virginia's 2019 trout-stocking season appears to be shaping up nicely.

Small-game seasons get ready to kick into high gear in WV - Charleston Gazette-Mail
10/27/2018 3:00:00 AM
Small-game seasons get ready to kick into high gear in WV    Charleston Gazette-Mail West Virginia's small-game hunters should be getting busy pretty soon.

A look into West Virginia's long hunting history (Daily Mail WV) - Charleston Gazette-Mail
10/25/2018 3:00:00 AM
A look into West Virginia's long hunting history (Daily Mail WV)    Charleston Gazette-Mail Hunting has taken place in West Virginia long before the first European settlers arrived there.

Which WV deer-hunting counties can truly be considered 'the best?' - Charleston Gazette-Mail
10/20/2018 3:00:00 AM
Which WV deer-hunting counties can truly be considered 'the best?'    Charleston Gazette-Mail Deer can be found nearly everywhere in West Virginia, and that's both good and bad for hunters.

Stonewall Resort hosts National Hunting and Fishing Days event - WBOY.com
9/23/2018 3:00:00 AM
Stonewall Resort hosts National Hunting and Fishing Days event    WBOY.com Many in West Virginia have a passion for hunting and fishing and on Saturday those activities were celebrated on a national level.

Stonewall Jackson Resort hosting WV's celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Days - Huntington Herald Dispatch
9/21/2018 3:00:00 AM
Stonewall Jackson Resort hosting WV's celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Days    Huntington Herald Dispatch ROANOKE, W.Va. — Outdoor enthusiasts are invited to Stonewall Resort State Park in Lewis County for West Virginia's Celebration of National Hunting and ...

Natural Heritage - Cultural Tourism News Items
Appalachian Hope - Governing
8/20/2019 12:23:05 PM
Appalachian Hope    Governing Coal isn't going to bounce back in West Virginia. But tourism and recreation can replace it.

Virginia Trioli reflects on breakfast TV, winning over doubters, and her next move - ABC News
8/14/2019 3:00:00 AM
Virginia Trioli reflects on breakfast TV, winning over doubters, and her next move    ABC News It was a thrilling, silent flight. It was a swan dive for the ages. Joe Sumic, the chief floor manager of News Breakfast, is one of the great veterans of ABC TV.

Giddy up to the Comstock Aug. 24-25 for the 4th Virginia City Rodeo and Fiesta del Charro - Carson Now
7/22/2019 3:00:00 AM
Giddy up to the Comstock Aug. 24-25 for the 4th Virginia City Rodeo and Fiesta del Charro    Carson Now The rodeo returns to Virginia City Aug. 24-25 bringing with it a full force of western and cultural heritage starting off with a longhorn cattle drive right down the ...

West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival preparations demand much work, exciting entertainment announced, officials say - WV News
7/21/2019 3:00:00 AM
West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival preparations demand much work, exciting entertainment announced, officials say    WV News CLARKSBURG The West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival is an anticipated celebration of a culture that has helped shape much of the region over the years, and ...

Our Towns: Three Big Lessons From One Small Town - The Atlantic
7/18/2019 3:00:00 AM
Our Towns: Three Big Lessons From One Small Town    The Atlantic Here is another look at the far-southern-Virginia town of Danville: once a thriving tobacco-and-textile center, now trying to figure out what to do after all the mills ...

Virginia's 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution, Fort Monroe Authority, Fort Monroe National Monument And The City Of Hampton To Host Official Commemoration Of The 1619 First African Landing In English North America In August - PRNewswire
6/27/2019 3:00:00 AM
Virginia's 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution, Fort Monroe Authority, Fort Monroe National Monument And The City Of Hampton To Host Official Commemoration Of The 1619 First African Landing In English North America In August    PRNewswire HAMPTON, Va., June 27, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Virginia's 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution, in partnership with Fort Monroe Authority, Fort Monroe ...

Our Towns: How Danville Has Avoided Omaha's Mistake - The Atlantic
6/21/2019 3:00:00 AM
Our Towns: How Danville Has Avoided Omaha's Mistake    The Atlantic Two previous reports, first here and then here, described the bittersweet heritage of old tobacco and textile buildings in the former mill town of Danville, Virginia.

Graveyard of the Ohio now a favorite tourist destination - West Virginia Explorer
6/19/2019 3:00:00 AM
Graveyard of the Ohio now a favorite tourist destination    West Virginia Explorer Now a tourist destination, the Ohio River below Parkersburg, West Virginia, was once known as the 'Graveyard of the Ohio' and was considered one of the most ...

Record Number of UVA Scholars Receive Fulbrights - UVA Today
6/19/2019 3:00:00 AM
Record Number of UVA Scholars Receive Fulbrights    UVA Today Twenty-one University of Virginia alumni and graduate students have received Fulbright Scholarships offering research, study and teaching opportunities in ...

An old tobacco town rebuilds its downtown district - The Atlantic
6/17/2019 3:00:00 AM
An old tobacco town rebuilds its downtown district    The Atlantic Previously in this series: why the ups and downs of economic history have left the southern Virginia town of Danville with a genuine problem (what to do after its ...

West Virginia tourism social-media challenge starts June 14 - West Virginia Explorer
6/13/2019 3:00:00 AM
West Virginia tourism social-media challenge starts June 14    West Virginia Explorer West Virginia Day is being celebrated this coming week, and Governor Jim Justice and state Tourism Commissioner Chelsea Ruby are encouraging West ...

Tucker County festival sees return of native heritage to Alleghenies - West Virginia Explorer
6/13/2019 3:00:00 AM
Tucker County festival sees return of native heritage to Alleghenies    West Virginia Explorer Organizers of an October 2019 pow-wow on the Cheat River hope to introduce a return of native heritage in the Alleghenies in West Virginia.

W.Va. board-game developer launches first title on Kickstarter - West Virginia Explorer
6/12/2019 3:00:00 AM
W.Va. board-game developer launches first title on Kickstarter    West Virginia Explorer Lonely Hero Games, a new board game development company founded by two Beckley natives, has launched its first game, "Bank Heist" on the crowdfunding ...

America's Best Historic Homes to Visit - Architectural Digest
6/12/2019 3:00:00 AM
America's Best Historic Homes to Visit    Architectural Digest From Thomas Jefferson's Monticello estate in Virginia to artist Frederic Edwin Church's home in the Hudson River Valley, these structures are as beautiful as ...

Visit Loudoun launches Summer of Love tour to commemorate 50 years of love in Virginia - PRNewswire
5/28/2019 3:00:00 AM
Visit Loudoun launches Summer of Love tour to commemorate 50 years of love in Virginia    PRNewswire LEESBURG, Va., May 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- From flower crowns and music festivals to fashion icon tributes and farm days, Loudoun County is going back in ...

Protecting the land: Land Trust of Virginia bestows honors on conservation leaders - Fauquier Times
5/24/2019 3:00:00 AM
Protecting the land: Land Trust of Virginia bestows honors on conservation leaders    Fauquier Times There was much to celebrate in Middleburg Sunday, May 19, as the Land Trust of Virginia held its 21st annual garden party hosted by Mimi Abel Smith at ...

City's first mountain bike trails planned for First Landing State Park in Virginia Beach - Virginian-Pilot
5/21/2019 3:00:00 AM
City's first mountain bike trails planned for First Landing State Park in Virginia Beach    Virginian-Pilot When it's mapped and marked, it would be the first mountain bike loop in Virginia Beach.

Fishing is part of West Virginia culture - Beckley Register-Herald
5/19/2019 3:00:00 AM
Fishing is part of West Virginia culture    Beckley Register-Herald I have to admit: It can sometimes be frustrating. Finding a dedicated day to head to the mountains to fish for trout with a truck full of family, a neighbor.

2019 Commemoration, American Evolution Announces Grant Winners For The Virginia's Customs, Cultures And Cuisine Festival - PRNewswire
5/8/2019 3:00:00 AM
2019 Commemoration, American Evolution Announces Grant Winners For The Virginia's Customs, Cultures And Cuisine Festival    PRNewswire WILLIAMSBURG, Va., May 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution has awarded 16 2019 Commemoration Finale Grants to ...

Distinctive building in West Virginia may not stand much longer - West Virginia Explorer
5/4/2019 3:00:00 AM
Distinctive building in West Virginia may not stand much longer    West Virginia Explorer One of West Virginia most remarkable historic landmarks is attracting interest again in rural Tyler County, despite years of neglect.

Ralph Northam Says He's Committed to Racial Equity. So Why is He Ignoring Union Hill? - The Nation
4/25/2019 3:00:00 AM
Ralph Northam Says He's Committed to Racial Equity. So Why is He Ignoring Union Hill?    The Nation Residents of a historic African-American community in Virginia are asking the governor to keep a major natural-gas project out of their town.

West Virginia's surprising antique village opens for season May 4 - West Virginia Explorer
4/25/2019 3:00:00 AM
West Virginia's surprising antique village opens for season May 4    West Virginia Explorer Heritage Farm Museum and Village, near Huntington, West Virginia, opens May 4 during its 23rd-annual Spring Festival, an ideal opportunity for families to ...

Looking for fresh fare for the season? Here are 30 farmers markets to check out - Virginian-Pilot
4/13/2019 3:00:00 AM
Looking for fresh fare for the season? Here are 30 farmers markets to check out    Virginian-Pilot Grab that favorite grocery tote and get ready to savor all the fabulous goodies that come along with warmer weather – all the fruits, veggies, meats, baked goods ...

Tucker County welcomes retro, artsy The Billy Motel & Bar - West Virginia Explorer
4/8/2019 3:00:00 AM
Tucker County welcomes retro, artsy The Billy Motel & Bar    West Virginia Explorer The Tucker County communities of Davis and Thomas are home to two remarkable lodging venues, both with a flair for the unconventional.

Outdoor festival organizer lauds West Virginia's tourism potential - West Virginia Explorer
4/6/2019 3:00:00 AM
Outdoor festival organizer lauds West Virginia's tourism potential    West Virginia Explorer The organizer of one of West Virginia's longest-running outdoor festivals says the Mountan State is an ideal travel destination and is encouraging its ...

Six Virginia Museums to Build an Itinerary Around - Leisure Group Travel
4/4/2019 1:01:41 PM
Six Virginia Museums to Build an Itinerary Around    Leisure Group Travel History & Heritage, Magazine Features. Six Virginia Museums to Build an Itinerary Around. See This Article in the Magazine. By Downloading the PDF. Virginia ...

Rare Conservation Win In Congress Helps Ohio Valley Parks And Monuments - West Virginia Public Broadcasting
4/2/2019 3:00:00 AM
Rare Conservation Win In Congress Helps Ohio Valley Parks And Monuments    West Virginia Public Broadcasting The Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge 's namesake is apparent upon stepping outside its visitors center in Williamstown, West Virginia. Gazing.

Embattled Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax compares himself to lynching victims - Fox News
2/24/2019 3:00:00 AM
Embattled Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax compares himself to lynching victims    Fox News Virginia Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax stunned lawmakers Sunday with an impromptu speech comparing himself to lynching victims from the late-19th and early ...

Va. NAACP facing takeover by national? - Richmond Free Press
2/22/2019 3:00:00 AM
Va. NAACP facing takeover by national?    Richmond Free Press Is the national NAACP about to take control of the Virginia State Conference of the civil rights group based on member complaints? So far, the national office has ...

A Virginia Coal Town Finds a New Natural Resource: Serpentine Roads for Motorcycling - The New York Times
10/6/2018 3:00:00 AM
A Virginia Coal Town Finds a New Natural Resource: Serpentine Roads for Motorcycling    The New York Times By 1999, when Larry Davidson ended his 27-year military career and moved back to the Virginia mining town where his parents lived, the coal industry was ...

Free Admission At 100 DC, VA Museums Saturday: See Full List - Patch.com
9/21/2018 3:00:00 AM
Free Admission At 100 DC, VA Museums Saturday: See Full List    Patch.com Free Tickets To DC, VA Museums On Sept. 22 - Georgetown, DC - Snag a free ticket to visit one of these 100 Washington, DC, and Virginia museums on ...

Kindig: Virginia's public lands need our support - Roanoke Times
9/19/2018 3:00:00 AM
Kindig: Virginia's public lands need our support    Roanoke Times By Karl K. Kindig. Kindig is the former president and CEO of Pittston Coal Company. He is a natural resources lawyer in Abingdon and serves on the Board of ...

Mid-Atlantic bucket list: Must-see places in Maryland, D.C, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia - Baltimore Sun
8/5/2018 12:37:50 PM
Mid-Atlantic bucket list: Must-see places in Maryland, D.C, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia    Baltimore Sun Every week, The Baltimore Sun's Travel Unraveled newsletter shared a new must-visit destination in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Nature-Based Tourism News Items
What West Virginia can learn from ecotourism in the Americas (1999) - Planeta.com
7/30/2019 3:00:00 AM
What West Virginia can learn from ecotourism in the Americas (1999)    Planeta.com From the archives. Note: This presentation was originally made by Ron Mader at the 1999 conference, “Growing the Business of Ecotourism” at the (now closed) ...

W.Va. government aims to up its reach on social media - WV MetroNews - West Virginia MetroNews
7/20/2019 3:00:00 AM
W.Va. government aims to up its reach on social media - WV MetroNews    West Virginia MetroNews CHARLESTON, W.Va. — State government is looking to supercharge the way it handles social media. More and more people are following state agencies on a ...

Dominion, Amazon and Comcast among major donors to both Virginia parties - Virginian-Pilot
7/19/2019 3:00:00 AM
Dominion, Amazon and Comcast among major donors to both Virginia parties    Virginian-Pilot Democrats and Republicans are preparing for another close race this fall, with control of the General Assembly at stake. Here's a look at who's funding them.

Nature Conservancy obtains 153000 acres of local forest - Coalfield.com
7/16/2019 3:00:00 AM
Nature Conservancy obtains 153000 acres of local forest    Coalfield.com A project of The Nature Conservancy has acquired 153000 acres of forest land in far Southwest Virginia.

Virginia Based AMPEL BioSolutions' Machine Learning Breakthrough Predicts Chronic Disease Flares From A Blood Sample - PRNewswire
7/9/2019 3:00:00 AM
Virginia Based AMPEL BioSolutions' Machine Learning Breakthrough Predicts Chronic Disease Flares From A Blood Sample    PRNewswire CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., July 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- AMPEL BioSolutions today announces a breakthrough in precision and personalized medicine that ...

Hundreds of new Virginia laws take effect July 1. Here's what you need to know. - Virginian-Pilot
6/30/2019 3:00:00 AM
Hundreds of new Virginia laws take effect July 1. Here's what you need to know.    Virginian-Pilot State legislators raised the age for buying tobacco and e-cigarettes to 21, made happy-hour ads legal and worked to reform child abuse and school safety laws.

26 great happy hour deals in Virginia Beach - Virginian-Pilot
6/26/2019 3:00:00 AM
26 great happy hour deals in Virginia Beach    Virginian-Pilot This roundup is part of a summer 2019 happy hour guide to Hampton Roads, publishing June 30 in the print editions of The Virginian-Pilot and Daily Press.

Bird scooter riders issued warnings, citations as Virginia Beach tries to crack down on company - Virginian-Pilot
6/26/2019 3:00:00 AM
Bird scooter riders issued warnings, citations as Virginia Beach tries to crack down on company    Virginian-Pilot Walking down Atlantic Avenue on a recent morning, a 12-year-old boy spotted a sleek black Bird scooter parked on the sidewalk. These days, they're scattered ...

Pilot for a new basketball streaming series to film in central Virginia this summer - Richmond.com
6/17/2019 3:00:00 AM
Pilot for a new basketball streaming series to film in central Virginia this summer    Richmond.com The pilot for a new streaming series produced by Imagine Television Studios and CBS Television Studios will film in central Virginia this summer, Gov.

That ferry trip between Hatteras and Ocracoke is about to be a lot more tourist friendly - Virginian-Pilot
6/14/2019 3:00:00 AM
That ferry trip between Hatteras and Ocracoke is about to be a lot more tourist friendly    Virginian-Pilot A popular express ferry is changing its departure times for better sunset views and more convenient dinner times in Ocracoke. The ferry, which started *service* ...

It will be years before Virginia Medicaid program makes people work, and Republicans aren’t happy - Virginian-Pilot
5/22/2019 3:00:00 AM
It will be years before Virginia Medicaid program makes people work, and Republicans aren’t happy    Virginian-Pilot It's been a year since Virginia lawmakers agreed to expand the state's Medicaid program on the condition that the people getting the benefits would have to be ...

Thousands in mental health crisis are handcuffed by police. The state wants to cut that number. - Virginian-Pilot
5/17/2019 3:00:00 AM
Thousands in mental health crisis are handcuffed by police. The state wants to cut that number.    Virginian-Pilot At the Suffolk Police Department, it's not unheard of for an officer to spend eight hours driving to Staunton and back with a patient who's in the middle of a mental ...

Solutions for sea level rise would change the face of Virginia Beach - Virginian-Pilot
5/8/2019 3:00:00 AM
Solutions for sea level rise would change the face of Virginia Beach    Virginian-Pilot Council members got a glimpse Tuesday of what Virginia's largest city might look like if it sinks billions of dollars into preparing for 3 feet of sea level rise in the ...

Yes, Virginia, Tourism Council is a public body - Virginia Gazette
5/3/2019 3:00:00 AM
Yes, Virginia, Tourism Council is a public body    Virginia Gazette Over the past several weeks, we have written a few stories about the Tourism Council and its members' apparent confusion about whether or not the group is a ...

Three Sopranos, Virginia Children’s Chorus headline evening at Great Bridge Presbyterian Candlelight Concert S - Virginian-Pilot
4/26/2019 3:00:00 AM
Three Sopranos, Virginia Children’s Chorus headline evening at Great Bridge Presbyterian Candlelight Concert S    Virginian-Pilot Admission is free, but donations will be collected to benefit the Virginia Children's Chorus Scholarship Fund, which provides tuition assistance to 15% of its ...

Here's what you need to know about Pharrell's Something in the Water festival - Virginian-Pilot
4/25/2019 3:00:00 AM
Here's what you need to know about Pharrell's Something in the Water festival    Virginian-Pilot Starting Friday, the Oceanfront will play host to a festival pioneered by native music phenom Pharrell Williams. Whether you've got tickets to the Something in the ...

'They love Richmond': AMC's 'The Walking Dead' spin-off will film in Central Virginia this summer; production office opening in Richmond - Richmond.com
4/8/2019 3:00:00 AM
'They love Richmond': AMC's 'The Walking Dead' spin-off will film in Central Virginia this summer; production office opening in Richmond    Richmond.com Rob Owen is a former Times-Dispatch staff writer. He can be reached at RobOwenTV@gmail.com or on Facebook and Twitter as @RobOwenTV.

Portsmouth nonprofit to open "green" playground April 27 at Paradise Creek - Virginian-Pilot
3/30/2019 3:00:00 AM
Portsmouth nonprofit to open "green" playground April 27 at Paradise Creek    Virginian-Pilot The TowneBank River Playground at Paradise Creek will formally open at a family Earth Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27. Guests can expect musical ...

Former Virginia governor L. Douglas Wilder accused of sexual harassment - Virginian-Pilot
3/28/2019 3:00:00 AM
Former Virginia governor L. Douglas Wilder accused of sexual harassment    Virginian-Pilot A student who worked with L. Douglas Wilder at the Virginia Commonwealth University school named for the former governor reported to the university and ...

Costume-clad kazoo players, drummers respond to Westboro Baptist Church's protest in Richmond - Virginian-Pilot
3/11/2019 3:00:00 AM
Costume-clad kazoo players, drummers respond to Westboro Baptist Church's protest in Richmond    Virginian-Pilot About a half-dozen members of the Westboro Baptist Church arrived at the Capitol a little before 9 a.m. The Westboro members scampered off the grounds ...

UFO Tourism Gaining Foothold in West Virginia County - U.S. News & World Report
3/2/2019 3:00:00 AM
UFO Tourism Gaining Foothold in West Virginia County    U.S. News & World Report FLATWOODS, W.Va. (AP) — When it comes to unidentified flying objects, or UFOs, Flatwoods is no Roswell, New Mexico, but the small Braxton County ...

Moorman: 'Virginia Is For Lovers' is state property - Roanoke Times
3/2/2019 3:00:00 AM
Moorman: 'Virginia Is For Lovers' is state property    Roanoke Times By Warren Moorman. Moorman is a local music historian. He lives in Salem. The Feb. 14 editorial “50 years of Virginia being for the lovers,” on the origins and ...

Fun Tours closes Virginia Beach doors amid legal cases, cited "cash flow issues" - Virginian-Pilot
2/26/2019 3:00:00 AM
Fun Tours closes Virginia Beach doors amid legal cases, cited "cash flow issues"    Virginian-Pilot Fun Tours Inc., a Virginia Beach-based tour bus operator that offered casino trips and chartered journeys anywhere in the United States and Canada, has closed ...

Virginia Wants To Ban Uranium Mining. The Supreme Court Will Decide If It Can. - HuffPost
2/19/2019 3:00:00 AM
Virginia Wants To Ban Uranium Mining. The Supreme Court Will Decide If It Can.    HuffPost The case flips traditional views of federal and state power.

Virginia will raise age for buying tobacco, e-cigarettes to 21 - Virginian-Pilot
2/13/2019 3:00:00 AM
Virginia will raise age for buying tobacco, e-cigarettes to 21    Virginian-Pilot Virginia will become the first major tobacco-producing state to raise the minimum age for buying nicotine products, including cigarettes and e-cigarettes, as the ...

“Ripoff.” “Another fixed system.” Arnold Schwarzenegger has thoughts on Virginia politics - Virginian-Pilot
2/12/2019 3:00:00 AM
“Ripoff.” “Another fixed system.” Arnold Schwarzenegger has thoughts on Virginia politics    Virginian-Pilot The actor and former California governor, who now fights against gerrymandering, said proposals to reshape how Virginia draws legislative maps don't go far ...

Southwest Virginia lawmakers push legislation to boost a struggling region - Virginia Mercury
2/11/2019 3:00:00 AM
Southwest Virginia lawmakers push legislation to boost a struggling region    Virginia Mercury Virginia Republican state Sen. Bill Carrico has a long-running reputation as a fiscal and social conservative with little tolerance for vice or tax increases. So why ...

EVMS president apologizes for “pain” as school begins probe of racist yearbook photos - Virginian-Pilot
2/5/2019 3:00:00 AM
EVMS president apologizes for “pain” as school begins probe of racist yearbook photos    Virginian-Pilot The school has created a community panel and hired an outside law firm to find out how the pictures appeared in yearbooks and also examine the broader ...

Ralph Northam denies he's in racist photo, but calls for his resignation grow - Virginian-Pilot
2/2/2019 3:00:00 AM
Ralph Northam denies he's in racist photo, but calls for his resignation grow    Virginian-Pilot The Democratic Virginia governor said Saturday afternoon that he had never seen the yearbook page until the day before when it was brought to his attention.

Currituck tourism is thriving. Now, if only people knew they were in Currituck. - Virginian-Pilot
1/30/2019 3:00:00 AM
Currituck tourism is thriving. Now, if only people knew they were in Currituck.    Virginian-Pilot Corolla's wild horses lead the Currituck attractions and the county leans heavily on their fame.

No decision on casino in Norfolk or Portsmouth expected until 2020 - Virginian-Pilot
1/30/2019 3:00:00 AM
No decision on casino in Norfolk or Portsmouth expected until 2020    Virginian-Pilot Virginia's most powerful senator has suggested delaying any legislation related to casinos — including whether to allow gambling in Norfolk or Portsmouth — for ...

Best Beans & Cornbread in Weest Virginia - USA Today 10Best
1/28/2019 12:04:55 PM
Best Beans & Cornbread in Weest Virginia    USA Today 10Best Soup beans are a winter staple in Appalachia. Not exactly a soup, this dish is made with beans (often pinto beans) slowly simmered with ham, salt and pepper to ...

Virginia lawmakers want to raise age to buy tobacco, e-cigarettes to 21 - Virginian-Pilot
1/17/2019 3:00:00 AM
Virginia lawmakers want to raise age to buy tobacco, e-cigarettes to 21    Virginian-Pilot Del. Chris Stolle said the change would keep teenagers from getting 18-year-old friends to buy vaping products for them.

Hampton Roads lawmaker proposes legalizing marijuana in Virginia - Virginian-Pilot
1/9/2019 3:00:00 AM
Hampton Roads lawmaker proposes legalizing marijuana in Virginia    Virginian-Pilot A delegate whose district includes parts of Portsmouth and Norfolk wants to legalize marijuana in the commonwealth — and he's introduced legislation for the ...

It's your chance to follow a big tree hunter around Portsmouth - Virginian-Pilot
1/6/2019 3:00:00 AM
It's your chance to follow a big tree hunter around Portsmouth    Virginian-Pilot Paradise Creek Nature Park is offering a free "Trees of Virginia" workshop for students of all ages to learn about some of Virginia's 75 native trees, or rooted ...

Tired of dealing with flooding, Bubba's owners are elevating the Virginia Beach restaurant - Virginian-Pilot
1/6/2019 3:00:00 AM
Tired of dealing with flooding, Bubba's owners are elevating the Virginia Beach restaurant    Virginian-Pilot More than a foot of water has swamped Bubba's Seafood Restaurant & Crabhouse during hurricanes. Now, the owners have embarked on a project to raise the ...

Norfolk group working on creating first floating "amphibious house" on East Coast - Virginian-Pilot
1/5/2019 3:00:00 AM
Norfolk group working on creating first floating "amphibious house" on East Coast    Virginian-Pilot A unique, buoyant foundation and two guiding poles on each side would allow the structure to rise and fall with the water, climbing when a storm floods a ...

Pharrell-backed Virginia Beach surf park could open in 2023, but hurdles remain - Virginian-Pilot
1/2/2019 3:00:00 AM
Pharrell-backed Virginia Beach surf park could open in 2023, but hurdles remain    Virginian-Pilot Developers could break ground on a $328 million surf park and entertainment hub next year at the former Dome site, with a possible opening date in 2023, ...

Defining Lynchburg Industries - Virginia Business Magazine
12/31/2018 3:00:00 AM
Defining Lynchburg Industries    Virginia Business Magazine Marjette Upshur, the director of Lynchburg's office of economic development and tourism, has a simple goal: “We want to make Lynchburg the best small city in ...

VOF Announces $3.6 Million in Grants for Forest Conservation in Southwest Virginia - Chatham Star-Tribune
12/7/2018 3:00:00 AM
VOF Announces $3.6 Million in Grants for Forest Conservation in Southwest Virginia    Chatham Star-Tribune The Virginia Outdoors Foundation (VOF) today announced $3629710 in grants to support seven on-the-ground projects that protect and restore forests in Giles, ...

Flurry of action on Dominion's coal ash risks, closure plans sets stage for next General Assembly session to settle the issue - Virginia Mercury
11/15/2018 3:00:00 AM
Flurry of action on Dominion's coal ash risks, closure plans sets stage for next General Assembly session to settle the issue    Virginia Mercury In each of the past two legislative sessions, the General Assembly has hit the pause button on Dominion Energy's plans to close ponds containing millions of ...

Why Virginia Could Be a Leader on Sea-level Rise Solutions - The Revelator
11/14/2018 3:00:00 AM
Why Virginia Could Be a Leader on Sea-level Rise Solutions    The Revelator The state is ramping up efforts to protect people and the economy as southeast Virginia faces one of the fastest rates of relative sea-level rise in the country.

Awards offer recognition of Mountain Lake's comeback - Roanoke Times
11/9/2018 3:00:00 AM
Awards offer recognition of Mountain Lake's comeback    Roanoke Times Mountain Lake Lodge was recently named Hotel of the Year by the Virginia Restaurant, Lodging & Travel Association (VRLTA), which annually recognizes the ...

Virginia's 36-year-old uranium mining ban is on the Supreme Court's docket today - Virginia Mercury
11/5/2018 3:00:00 AM
Virginia's 36-year-old uranium mining ban is on the Supreme Court's docket today    Virginia Mercury For 36 years, uranium mining in Virginia has been banned. The practice, which has usually been isolated to the western part of the country, produces uranium ...

Prosper Insurance expands its Virginia Beach-based headquarters - Virginian-Pilot
10/22/2018 3:00:00 AM
Prosper Insurance expands its Virginia Beach-based headquarters    Virginian-Pilot The company got an $85000 grant from the Virginia Beach Economic Development Authority.

"I need some help please": A woman died in a Virginia prison after begging for medical care - Virginian-Pilot
10/13/2018 3:00:00 AM
"I need some help please": A woman died in a Virginia prison after begging for medical care    Virginian-Pilot Jennifer Addison, 44, pleaded for help. Two days later, she was dead.

After shark comes ashore in Virginia Beach, here are safety tips for swimming in ocean - Virginian-Pilot
8/21/2018 3:00:00 AM
After shark comes ashore in Virginia Beach, here are safety tips for swimming in ocean    Virginian-Pilot After a 4-foot-long shark startled some swimmers in the surf before washing ashore at the North End on Sunday, marine life scientists offered advice for staying ...

State biologist promotes "watchable wildlife" beauty in Virginia Beach and elsewhere - Virginian-Pilot
8/6/2017 3:00:00 AM
State biologist promotes "watchable wildlife" beauty in Virginia Beach and elsewhere    Virginian-Pilot Jessica Ruthenberg is a watchable wildlife biologist for the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.

36 Hours in Richmond, Virginia - New York Times
9/29/2016 3:00:00 AM
36 Hours in Richmond, Virginia    New York Times A new African-American museum, appealing parks and distinctive dining spots are among the lures of this riverside city.