Outdoor Recreation in Roanoke 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 (11)
There are 11 resources serving Roanoke Valley Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Hunting and Sport Fishing Organizations & Professionals serving Roanoke Valley Region
Land Leasing
American Hunting Lease Association
Steve Meng - President - Fishers, IN
American Timberlands Company
Thomas C. Rowland, III - President/Chief Executive Officer - Pawleys Island, SC
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
Sustainable Agricultural Land Tenure Initiative
Neil Hamilton - Professor of Law/Dwight D. Opperman Chair of Law/Director of Ag Law Center - Des Moines, IA
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 46 resources serving Roanoke Valley Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Natural Heritage - Cultural Tourism Organizations & Professionals serving Roanoke Valley Region
Agritourism
Attimo Winery, LLC
Rik and Melissa Obiso - Christiansburg, VA
Beagle Ridge Herb Farm
Ellen Reynolds - Executive Director - Wytheville, VA
Field Sport Concepts, LTD
- Charlottesville, VA
Joe’s Trees
Sue Bostic - Newport, VA
Peaks of Otter Winery & Orchards
- Bedford, VA
Saunders Brothers
- Piney River, VA
Seven Springs CSA
Polly Hieser - Check, VA
The Farm Bus
Mark Lilly - Founder - Richmond, VA
The Pillow Farm
- Hot Springs, VA
Ecotourism
Big Spring Bog Natural Area Preserve
Claiborne Woodall, Southwest Regional Supervisor - Department of Conservation and Recreation Division of Natural HeritageVA
Big Survey WMA
VDGIF - Wytheville, VA
Blandy Experimental Farm
Steven B. Carroll - Director of Public Programs - Boyce, VA
Buffalo Mountain Natural Area Preserve
Ryan Klopf, Mountain Region Steward - Department of Conservation and Recreation Division of Natural HeritageVA
Claytor Lake State Park
- Dublin, VA
Clover Hollow Natural Area Preserve
Ryan Klopf, Mountain Region Steward - Department of Conservation & Recreation, Division of Natural HeritageVA
Crooked Creek WMA
VDGIFVA
Field Sport Concepts, LTD
- Charlottesville, VA
Go Outdoors Virginia
DGIF - Henrico, VA
Grassy Hill Natural Area Preserve
Ryan Klopf, Mountain Region Steward - Department of Conservation & Recreation, Division of Natural HeritageVA
Grayson Glades Natural Area Preserve
Claiborne Woodall, Southwest Regional Supervisor - Department of Conservation & Recreation, Division of Natural HeritageVA
Grayson Highlands State Park
- Mouth of Wilson, VA
Havens WMA
VDGIFVA
New River Trail State Park
- Foster Falls, VA
Pedlar Hills Glades Natural Area Preserve
Ryan Klopf, Mountain Region Steward - Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Natural HeritageVA
Poor Mountain Natural Area Preserve
Ryan Klopf, Mountain Region Steward - Department of Conservation & Recreation, Division of Natural HeritageVA
Shot Tower State Park
- Foster Falls, VA
Smith Mountain Cooperative WMA
VDGIF - Sandy Level, VA
Smith Mountain Lake State Park
- Huddleston, VA
Stewarts Creek WMA
VDGIFVA
The Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership
Shuan Butcher - Director of Communications - Waterford, VA
Turkeycock WMA
VDGIFVA
Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries - Richmond, VA
Virginia Civil War Trails Program
VA
Virginia Green
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality - Richmond, VA
Wildlife Foundation of Virginia
Jenny West - Executive Director - Norge, VA
Land Leasing
American Hunting Lease Association
Steve Meng - President - Fishers, IN
American Timberlands Company
Thomas C. Rowland, III - President/Chief Executive Officer - Pawleys Island, SC
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
Sustainable Agricultural Land Tenure Initiative
Neil Hamilton - Professor of Law/Dwight D. Opperman Chair of Law/Director of Ag Law Center - Des Moines, IA
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
By:

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
By:

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
By:

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 (66)
There are 66 resources serving Roanoke Valley Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Nature-Based Tourism Organizations & Professionals serving Roanoke Valley Region
Agritourism
Attimo Winery, LLC
Rik and Melissa Obiso - Christiansburg, VA
Beagle Ridge Herb Farm
Ellen Reynolds - Executive Director - Wytheville, VA
Field Sport Concepts, LTD
- Charlottesville, VA
Joe’s Trees
Sue Bostic - Newport, VA
Peaks of Otter Winery & Orchards
- Bedford, VA
Saunders Brothers
- Piney River, VA
Seven Springs CSA
Polly Hieser - Check, VA
The Farm Bus
Mark Lilly - Founder - Richmond, VA
The Pillow Farm
- Hot Springs, VA
Campgrounds
Big Survey WMA
VDGIF - Wytheville, VA
Claytor Lake State Park
- Dublin, VA
Crooked Creek WMA
VDGIFVA
Grayson Highlands State Park
- Mouth of Wilson, VA
Havens WMA
VDGIFVA
New River Trail State Park
- Foster Falls, VA
Smith Mountain Cooperative WMA
VDGIF - Sandy Level, VA
Smith Mountain Lake State Park
- Huddleston, VA
Stewarts Creek WMA
VDGIFVA
Turkeycock WMA
VDGIFVA
Ecotourism
Big Spring Bog Natural Area Preserve
Claiborne Woodall, Southwest Regional Supervisor - Department of Conservation and Recreation Division of Natural HeritageVA
Big Survey WMA
VDGIF - Wytheville, VA
Blandy Experimental Farm
Steven B. Carroll - Director of Public Programs - Boyce, VA
Buffalo Mountain Natural Area Preserve
Ryan Klopf, Mountain Region Steward - Department of Conservation and Recreation Division of Natural HeritageVA
Claytor Lake State Park
- Dublin, VA
Clover Hollow Natural Area Preserve
Ryan Klopf, Mountain Region Steward - Department of Conservation & Recreation, Division of Natural HeritageVA
Crooked Creek WMA
VDGIFVA
Field Sport Concepts, LTD
- Charlottesville, VA
Go Outdoors Virginia
DGIF - Henrico, VA
Grassy Hill Natural Area Preserve
Ryan Klopf, Mountain Region Steward - Department of Conservation & Recreation, Division of Natural HeritageVA
Grayson Glades Natural Area Preserve
Claiborne Woodall, Southwest Regional Supervisor - Department of Conservation & Recreation, Division of Natural HeritageVA
Grayson Highlands State Park
- Mouth of Wilson, VA
Havens WMA
VDGIFVA
New River Trail State Park
- Foster Falls, VA
Pedlar Hills Glades Natural Area Preserve
Ryan Klopf, Mountain Region Steward - Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Natural HeritageVA
Poor Mountain Natural Area Preserve
Ryan Klopf, Mountain Region Steward - Department of Conservation & Recreation, Division of Natural HeritageVA
Shot Tower State Park
- Foster Falls, VA
Smith Mountain Cooperative WMA
VDGIF - Sandy Level, VA
Smith Mountain Lake State Park
- Huddleston, VA
Stewarts Creek WMA
VDGIFVA
The Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership
Shuan Butcher - Director of Communications - Waterford, VA
Turkeycock WMA
VDGIFVA
Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries - Richmond, VA
Virginia Civil War Trails Program
VA
Virginia Green
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality - Richmond, VA
Wildlife Foundation of Virginia
Jenny West - Executive Director - Norge, VA
Landscape Architects / Land Planning
Field Sport Concepts, LTD
- Charlottesville, VA
Sustainable Solutions LLC
James Remuzzi - President and Founder - Shepherdstown, WV
William L. Braford
Blue Chip Forestry - Forester - Natural Bridge Station, VA
Williamsburg Environmental Group, Inc.
- Williamsburg, VA
State and Federal Land
Big Spring Bog Natural Area Preserve
Claiborne Woodall, Southwest Regional Supervisor - Department of Conservation and Recreation Division of Natural HeritageVA
Big Survey WMA
VDGIF - Wytheville, VA
Buffalo Mountain Natural Area Preserve
Ryan Klopf, Mountain Region Steward - Department of Conservation and Recreation Division of Natural HeritageVA
Claytor Lake State Park
- Dublin, VA
Clover Hollow Natural Area Preserve
Ryan Klopf, Mountain Region Steward - Department of Conservation & Recreation, Division of Natural HeritageVA
Crooked Creek WMA
VDGIFVA
Grassy Hill Natural Area Preserve
Ryan Klopf, Mountain Region Steward - Department of Conservation & Recreation, Division of Natural HeritageVA
Grayson Glades Natural Area Preserve
Claiborne Woodall, Southwest Regional Supervisor - Department of Conservation & Recreation, Division of Natural HeritageVA
Grayson Highlands State Park
- Mouth of Wilson, VA
Havens WMA
VDGIFVA
New River Trail State Park
- Foster Falls, VA
Pedlar Hills Glades Natural Area Preserve
Ryan Klopf, Mountain Region Steward - Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Natural HeritageVA
Poor Mountain Natural Area Preserve
Ryan Klopf, Mountain Region Steward - Department of Conservation & Recreation, Division of Natural HeritageVA
Shot Tower State Park
- Foster Falls, VA
Smith Mountain Lake State Park
- Huddleston, VA
Stewarts Creek WMA
VDGIFVA
Turkeycock WMA
VDGIFVA
 

 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
JJ Lawhorn Is NRA Country - America's 1st Freedom
3/25/2019 1:35:29 PM
JJ Lawhorn Is NRA Country    America's 1st Freedom Country artist JJ Lawhorn is a self-described good ole boy. Originally from rural Virginia, Lawhorn lives a life many country artists only sing about.

Wild Chesapeake: Should Virginia Cut Rockfish Harvest? - Chesapeake Bay Magazine
3/12/2019 9:07:24 PM
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 ...

West Virginia Division Natural Resources to hold public meetings | News, Sports, Jobs - Parkersburg News
3/3/2019 3:00:00 AM
West Virginia Division Natural Resources to hold public meetings | News, Sports, Jobs    Parkersburg News PARKERSBURG — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will hold public meetings on proposed hunting, trapping and fishing regulations 6-8 p.m. ...

Controversial outdoor legislation marks last days of session - WV MetroNews - West Virginia MetroNews
3/1/2019 3:00:00 AM
Controversial outdoor legislation marks last days of session - WV MetroNews    West Virginia MetroNews Legislation dealing with deer, bear, and four wheeling, it's been an exciting and exhausting week. Hopefully, I'll see you this weekend if you're in Morgantown.

Fly fishing teen - Observer-Reporter
2/24/2019 3:00:00 AM
Fly fishing teen    Observer-Reporter TEAYS VALLEY, W.Va. – Chances are, many of the 15000 people who attended this year's West Virginia Hunting and Fishing Show saw Courtney Walls.

Sport show brings audience outdoors - The Daily Progress
2/23/2019 3:00:00 AM
Sport show brings audience outdoors    The Daily Progress FISHERSVILLE — The longest running event at Augusta Expo opened yesterday for its 32nd year. The 32nd Annual Western Virginia Sport Show brings ...

Sunday may bring some "intense fellowship" among sportsmen - WV MetroNews - West Virginia MetroNews
2/22/2019 3:00:00 AM
Sunday may bring some "intense fellowship" among sportsmen - WV MetroNews    West Virginia MetroNews Sunday's meeting is moved to a bigger room, with an overflow crowd expected.

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 History reveals politics driving game management can often have disastrous results.

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 ...

John McCoy: The good and bad of this year's outdoor-related legislation - Charleston Gazette-Mail
2/9/2019 3:00:00 AM
John McCoy: The good and bad of this year's outdoor-related legislation    Charleston Gazette-Mail West Virginia's 60-day legislative season is in full swing, and a slew of hunting- and fishing-related bills are in the works.

PHOTO: WV Hunting and Fishing Show - Charleston Gazette-Mail
1/26/2019 3:00:00 AM
PHOTO: WV Hunting and Fishing Show    Charleston Gazette-Mail Sportsmen from across the Mountain State flocked to the Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center on Saturday for the annual West Virginia Hunting and ...

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.

A favorite weekend for outdoor enthusiasts - WV MetroNews - West Virginia MetroNews
1/25/2019 3:00:00 AM
A favorite weekend for outdoor enthusiasts - WV MetroNews    West Virginia MetroNews Outdoors Show in Charleston West Virginia this weekend.

WV Hunting and Fishing Show Takes Place this Weekend - WOWK
1/25/2019 3:00:00 AM
WV Hunting and Fishing Show Takes Place this Weekend    WOWK Outdoors enthusiasts are flocking to the civic center this weekend for the West Virginia Hunting and Fishing show.

Archery Show making return to 2019 Hunting and Fishing Show - WVAH
1/25/2019 3:00:00 AM
Archery Show making return to 2019 Hunting and Fishing Show    WVAH Outdoor enthusiasts should mark their calendars for the 2019 West Virginia Hunting and Fishing Show. More than 240 vendors, the West Virginia Whitetail Hall ...

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, ...

Frank Addington, Jr., renowned archer, headlining the West Virginia Hunting and Fishing Show Jan. 25-27 in Charleston, WV - WV News
1/18/2019 3:00:00 AM
Frank Addington, Jr., renowned archer, headlining the West Virginia Hunting and Fishing Show Jan. 25-27 in Charleston, WV    WV News CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Hunting and Fishing show is coming to the newly renovated Charleston Convention Center on Jan. 25-27, and will feature ...

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.

Primitive weapon deer, bear hunt starts Thursday | West Virginia - Herald-Mail Media
1/8/2019 4:11:05 PM
Primitive weapon deer, bear hunt starts Thursday | West Virginia    Herald-Mail Media MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Starting Thursday and continuing through Sunday, hunters in West Virginia will have one final opportunity before the fall 2019 season ...

Mountaineer Heritage season is a solid idea - WV MetroNews - West Virginia MetroNews
1/4/2019 3:00:00 AM
Mountaineer Heritage season is a solid idea - WV MetroNews    West Virginia MetroNews West Virginia may have hit a home run with a January hunt for purists of the outdoors.

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.

'Family' seasons are last chance in 2018 to put venison in the freezer - Charleston Gazette-Mail
12/22/2018 3:00:00 AM
'Family' seasons are last chance in 2018 to put venison in the freezer    Charleston Gazette-Mail For many West Virginians, the final week of the year is merely an interlude between holidays. But not for all. For hunters willing to take an antlerless deer, it's a ...

WV DNR to add five new WMAs, expand four others - Charleston Gazette-Mail
12/21/2018 3:00:00 AM
WV DNR to add five new WMAs, expand four others    Charleston Gazette-Mail West Virginia will soon receive nearly 19000 acres of new public recreation land.

WV's Mount Storm Lake becoming a hotspot for striper fishing - Charleston Gazette-Mail
12/15/2018 3:00:00 AM
WV's Mount Storm Lake becoming a hotspot for striper fishing    Charleston Gazette-Mail Fishing in West Virginia's Mount Storm Lake just grew a little more interesting.

WV's buck kill 1 percent higher than last year's, DNR says - Charleston Gazette-Mail
12/15/2018 3:00:00 AM
WV's buck kill 1 percent higher than last year's, DNR says    Charleston Gazette-Mail All in all, wildlife officials believe West Virginia's hunters enjoyed a pretty good firearm season for buck deer.

WV DNR expects good December bear season, but no record - Charleston Gazette-Mail
12/1/2018 3:00:00 AM
WV DNR expects good December bear season, but no record    Charleston Gazette-Mail Based on what he's seen so far, West Virginia's head bear biologist doesn't think this year's bear-hunting seasons will break any records.

With good hunting conditions, WV's opening-day buck kill almost on par with last year's - Charleston Gazette-Mail
11/19/2018 3:00:00 AM
With good hunting conditions, WV's opening-day buck kill almost on par with last year's    Charleston Gazette-Mail West Virginia's deer hunters couldn't have asked for better conditions to open the 2018 buck firearm season.

WV's 'bear-buck' season expands almost statewide | Hunting & Fishing - Charleston Gazette-Mail
11/17/2018 3:00:00 AM
WV's 'bear-buck' season expands almost statewide | Hunting & Fishing    Charleston Gazette-Mail Almost lost in the excitement about West Virginia's firearm season for buck deer is a simultaneous opportunity for hunters to kill a bear.

DGIF launches program, sweepstakes to attract new hunters - CBS19 News
11/7/2018 3:00:00 AM
DGIF launches program, sweepstakes to attract new hunters    CBS19 News The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries wants more people to become hunters, so it is offering a new Refer a Friend program to current license ...

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.

Bucks from bucks: WV hunters create half-billion-dollar impact on state's economy (Daily Mail WV) - Charleston Gazette-Mail
10/25/2018 3:00:00 AM
Bucks from bucks: WV hunters create half-billion-dollar impact on state's economy (Daily Mail WV)    Charleston Gazette-Mail West Virginians often associate hunters with a particular hue of fluorescent orange. Perhaps they should also associate them with a shade of green — the one ...

KEN PERROTTE: Sunday hunting on public land's time has come - Fredericksburg.com
10/24/2018 3:00:00 AM
KEN PERROTTE: Sunday hunting on public land's time has come    Fredericksburg.com ANOTHER autumn is upon us and once again deer hunters anticipate taking to the Virginia woods.

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.

Hunting celebrity to visit St. Albans for evening of music and deer-hunting talk - Charleston Gazette-Mail
10/13/2018 3:00:00 AM
Hunting celebrity to visit St. Albans for evening of music and deer-hunting talk    Charleston Gazette-Mail One of cable television's most popular outdoor-show hosts is coming to West Virginia.

Renaming New River Gorge National River A "National Park" Triggers Hunting Concerns - National Parks Traveler
10/7/2018 3:00:00 AM
Renaming New River Gorge National River A "National Park" Triggers Hunting Concerns    National Parks Traveler West Virginia's official state motto is "Montani Semper Liberi," which translates to "Mountaineers are always Free" and which might explain U.S. Shelley Moore ...

WV DNR cites 'better fishing conditions' for delaying fall trout stocking - Charleston Gazette-Mail
9/29/2018 3:00:00 AM
WV DNR cites 'better fishing conditions' for delaying fall trout stocking    Charleston Gazette-Mail Anglers who enjoy West Virginia's fall trout stockings will have to wait a week later than usual to start catching fish.

Finding white oak acorns is hunters' key to success, WV DNR says - Charleston Gazette-Mail
9/29/2018 3:00:00 AM
Finding white oak acorns is hunters' key to success, WV DNR says    Charleston Gazette-Mail If West Virginia's hunters enjoy success this fall, they probably should give thanks for white-oak acorns.

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 ...

Hunting is a big part of the Mountaineer's life - WV MetroNews - West Virginia MetroNews
9/13/2018 3:00:00 AM
Hunting is a big part of the Mountaineer's life - WV MetroNews    West Virginia MetroNews WVU Mascot Trevor Kiess grew up hunting and fishing in the mountains of West Virginia.

Hunting, fishing and target shooting are vital industries - Beckley Register-Herald
9/9/2018 3:00:00 AM
Hunting, fishing and target shooting are vital industries    Beckley Register-Herald FOR West Virginians, the heritage and traditions of hunting and fishing run deep through our hills and it is simply part of our culture. Many like me in this state.

WV has plenty of squirrels this year, wildlife officials say - Charleston Gazette-Mail
9/1/2018 3:00:00 AM
WV has plenty of squirrels this year, wildlife officials say    Charleston Gazette-Mail Looks like West Virginia's squirrel hunters are in for a good year.

WV Scout reserve hosts hunter-ed classes for public - Charleston Gazette-Mail
9/1/2018 3:00:00 AM
WV Scout reserve hosts hunter-ed classes for public    Charleston Gazette-Mail In its brief history, the Summit Bechtel Reserve in Fayette County has become an adventure destination for Boy Scouts throughout West Virginia and the United ...

Public-land Sunday hunting will be nothing but positive, DNR says - Charleston Gazette-Mail
8/25/2018 3:00:00 AM
Public-land Sunday hunting will be nothing but positive, DNR says    Charleston Gazette-Mail The last of the shackles have been taken off West Virginia's hunters.

Virginia Beach native turns love for outdoors into mission to help kids - Virginian-Pilot
8/12/2018 3:00:00 AM
Virginia Beach native turns love for outdoors into mission to help kids    Virginian-Pilot She wore a flowing white dress, black embroidery swirling from top to train; for a veil, a headdress made of leather, pheasant feathers and deer antlers. A drape ...

DNR seeks big bucks and trophy fish for National Hunting and Fishing Day display - Charleston Gazette-Mail
7/30/2018 3:00:00 AM
DNR seeks big bucks and trophy fish for National Hunting and Fishing Day display    Charleston Gazette-Mail The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is asking hunters and anglers to enter showcase pieces for the big buck and trophy fish display at the National ...

DNR says WV elk produced fewer calves than expected - Charleston Gazette-Mail
7/14/2018 3:00:00 AM
DNR says WV elk produced fewer calves than expected    Charleston Gazette-Mail West Virginia's elk have given birth, and the number of calves born fell short of wildlife officials' expectations.

West Virginia's catfish noodling season opens Friday | Hunting & Fishing - Charleston Gazette-Mail
6/14/2018 3:00:00 AM
West Virginia's catfish noodling season opens Friday | Hunting & Fishing    Charleston Gazette-Mail A brand-new fishing season makes its debut Friday in West Virginia.

Bill takes effect allowing Sunday hunting, noodling in West Virginia - WHSV
6/4/2018 3:00:00 AM
Bill takes effect allowing Sunday hunting, noodling in West Virginia    WHSV 90 days ago, Governor Jim Justice signed Senate Bill 451, which made several changes to existing West Virginia hunting laws.

No fishing license required during Virginia’s “Free Fishing Days” in June - WTKR News 3
5/9/2018 3:00:00 AM
No fishing license required during Virginia’s “Free Fishing Days” in June    WTKR News 3 The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries announced three free fishing days for 2018.

WV's 2018 hunting season will extend into 2019 | Hunting & Fishing - Charleston Gazette-Mail
5/5/2018 3:00:00 AM
WV's 2018 hunting season will extend into 2019 | Hunting & Fishing    Charleston Gazette-Mail West Virginians will soon have more days devoted to deer hunting.

Natural Heritage - Cultural Tourism News Items
The National Cherry Blossom Festival Extends Into Fairfax County, Virginia - Broadway World
3/17/2019 8:46:00 PM
The National Cherry Blossom Festival Extends Into Fairfax County, Virginia    Broadway World Springtime visitors to the National Capital Region have a multitude of options for celebrating the beautiful blooms and blossoms of the season this year.

The National Cherry Blossom Festival® Extends Into Fairfax County, Virginia - Benzinga
3/7/2019 1:10:00 PM
The National Cherry Blossom Festival® Extends Into Fairfax County, Virginia    Benzinga FAIRFAX, Va., March 7, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Springtime visitors to the National Capital Region have a multitude of options for celebrating the beautiful ...

UFO tourism gaining foothold in West Virginia county - Hilton Head Island Packet
3/2/2019 3:00:00 AM
UFO tourism gaining foothold in West Virginia county    Hilton Head Island Packet A small West Virginia town is getting plenty of out-of-town visitors who are curious about its offbeat attraction.

Natural Resources Commission to meet Feb. 24 - West Virginia Explorer
2/18/2019 3:00:00 AM
Natural Resources Commission to meet Feb. 24    West Virginia Explorer The W.Va. Natural Resources Commission will conduct its quarterly meeting Sunday, Feb. 24, at the DNR Headquarters at 324 4th Avenue in South Charleston ...

Ominous stone profile attracts sightseers in search of lore - West Virginia Explorer
2/14/2019 3:00:00 AM
Ominous stone profile attracts sightseers in search of lore    West Virginia Explorer High above the ghost town of Thurmond, West Virginia, the frowning stone profile of President William McKinley watches over the New River Gorge as it has ...

Storied West Virginia monument stands forgotten in woods - West Virginia Explorer
2/11/2019 3:00:00 AM
Storied West Virginia monument stands forgotten in woods    West Virginia Explorer Finding it on a map is difficult. Hiking there is even harder. But hidden on a wooded hillside stands the very monument that establishes West Virginia's northern ...

Seven Trailblazers Named 2019 'Strong Men & Women in Virginia History' - PRNewswire
2/8/2019 3:00:00 AM
Seven Trailblazers Named 2019 'Strong Men & Women in Virginia History'    PRNewswire RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion Energy and the Library of Virginia celebrated the achievements of seven African-American leaders ...

Bizzare 'Wild West' massacre erupted in Cowen in 1905 - West Virginia Explorer
2/2/2019 3:00:00 AM
Bizzare 'Wild West' massacre erupted in Cowen in 1905    West Virginia Explorer A train-load of sightseers visiting Richwood got more than they bargained for in 1905 on a deadly excursion into the "Wild West" of central West Virginia.

Country cemeteries in W.Va. were once shady retreats - West Virginia Explorer
1/16/2019 3:00:00 AM
Country cemeteries in W.Va. were once shady retreats    West Virginia Explorer For practical reasons, country cemeteries in West Virginia were once shady retreats, carpeted in periwinkle.

Trout stocking underway for 2019 in West Virginia - West Virginia Explorer
1/8/2019 3:00:00 AM
Trout stocking underway for 2019 in West Virginia    West Virginia Explorer West Virginia's 2019 trout-stocking season is underway. Through May 31, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will stock lakes and streams each ...

Daniel: What does trespassing on your own property mean? - Roanoke Times
12/31/2018 3:00:00 AM
Daniel: What does trespassing on your own property mean?    Roanoke Times By Adam Daniel. Daniel is a surveyor, naturalist, urban farmer and science educator who worked at the Science Museum of Western Virginia for four years, ...

Restaurant space opens in Huntington's Heritage Station - West Virginia Explorer
12/12/2018 3:00:00 AM
Restaurant space opens in Huntington's Heritage Station    West Virginia Explorer The Cabell-Huntington CVB is requesting proposals from qualified restaurateurs to take over restaurant space in the visitors center at Heritage Station.

Three ski areas in West Virginia to open for season this weekend - West Virginia Explorer
12/12/2018 3:00:00 AM
Three ski areas in West Virginia to open for season this weekend    West Virginia Explorer Fortified by ideal weather, four ski resorts in West Virginia will open for the 2018-2019 season this weekend.

What Do Wyoming and West Virginia Have in Common? Shrinking Labor Forces and Coal - The Wall Street Journal
11/20/2018 3:00:00 AM
What Do Wyoming and West Virginia Have in Common? Shrinking Labor Forces and Coal    The Wall Street Journal Many states ranging from Utah to Texas are experiencing rapid labor force gains as the economic expansion hums along. In Wyoming and West Virginia, the ...

Autumn ideal to visit asylum, "top haunted attraction in US" - West Virginia Explorer
10/31/2018 3:00:00 AM
Autumn ideal to visit asylum, "top haunted attraction in US"    West Virginia Explorer Perhaps there's no better time than fall to visit the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, ranked USA Today's No. 1 haunted attraction for 2018.

Urology of Virginia Welcomes New CEO - PR Newswire
10/29/2018 3:00:00 AM
Urology of Virginia Welcomes New CEO    PR Newswire VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Oct. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Urology of Virginia today announced the appointment of Christopher S. Ennis as Chief Executive Officer.

Top reasons why visiting West Virginia in winter is a great idea! - West Virginia Explorer
10/28/2018 3:00:00 AM
Top reasons why visiting West Virginia in winter is a great idea!    West Virginia Explorer Why visit West Virginia in winter? The Mountain State is becoming an increasingly popular winter destination for many reasons.

ARC funding to aid economic, workforce development efforts - Beckley Register-Herald
10/16/2018 3:00:00 AM
ARC funding to aid economic, workforce development efforts    Beckley Register-Herald The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded West Virginia more than $7.7 million in funding.

Joel Sweeney's Grave – Appomattox, Virginia - Atlas Obscura
10/9/2018 6:01:17 PM
Joel Sweeney's Grave – Appomattox, Virginia    Atlas Obscura Discover Joel Sweeney's Grave in Appomattox, Virginia: The final resting place of a controversial man who was instrumental in plucking the banjo from ...

Cruise in to Olde Towne for classic cars and music on Oct. 13 - Virginian-Pilot
10/7/2018 3:00:00 AM
Cruise in to Olde Towne for classic cars and music on Oct. 13    Virginian-Pilot Turn up the tunes of Chuck Berry, Eddie Cochran, Bill Haley and Portsmouth's own rockabilly rebels Gene Vincent & the Blue Caps with Tommy Facenda and ...

A Virginia Coal Town Finds a New Natural Resource: Serpentine Roads for Motorcycling - The New York Times
10/5/2018 3:00:00 AM
A Virginia Coal Town Finds a New Natural Resource: Serpentine Roads for Motorcycling    The New York Times Scenic Route 16, with a twisting 32-mile stretch, is being branded for tourism as the “Back of the Dragon.”

Opinion: Congress Should Act Now to Renew Land & Water Conservation Fund - Wheeling Intelligencer
9/25/2018 3:00:00 AM
Opinion: Congress Should Act Now to Renew Land & Water Conservation Fund    Wheeling Intelligencer Fall is the most beautiful time in the Mountain State and, as tremendous amounts of residents and tourists travel through West Virginia this time of year, we ar.

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 ...

National Park Service to unleash goats on invasive plants - West Virginia Explorer
9/4/2018 3:00:00 AM
National Park Service to unleash goats on invasive plants    West Virginia Explorer This fall, visitors to the historic ghost town of Thurmond, West Virginia, will encounter more than ghosts. They'll encounter goats. The National Park *Service* at the ...

Movie theaters played unique role in rural West Virginia - West Virginia Explorer
9/2/2018 3:00:00 AM
Movie theaters played unique role in rural West Virginia    West Virginia Explorer Movie theaters played a uniquely important role in West Virginia (WV), says a historian who's helping breathe new life into historic theaters.

35 Tiny Towns That Attract Hordes of Tourists Every Year - BobVila.com
8/16/2018 12:06:55 PM
35 Tiny Towns That Attract Hordes of Tourists Every Year    BobVila.com Want a taste of life in a 1860s gold rush town? Then consider taking a trip to Virginia City, Montana. This ghost town is an open-air living history museum and ...

Pedal-train excursion leads tourists into remote central W.Va. - West Virginia Explorer
8/9/2018 3:00:00 AM
Pedal-train excursion leads tourists into remote central W.Va.    West Virginia Explorer A new pedal-train excursion that leads tourists along a glittering trout stream and deep into the mountains of central West Virginia has attracted more than 1,200 ...

Things to do in West Virginia | 10 Must-See Sights - Time Out
7/26/2018 3:00:00 AM
Things to do in West Virginia | 10 Must-See Sights    Time Out From Charleston's Capitol Market to a mecca for bluegrass music, these are the best things to do in West Virginia.

Mid-Atlantic bucket list: Must-see places in Maryland, D.C, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia - Baltimore Sun
4/26/2018 3:00:00 AM
Mid-Atlantic bucket list: Must-see places in Maryland, D.C, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia    Baltimore Sun Every week for a year, from May 2017 to April 2018, The Baltimore Sun's Travel Unraveled newsletter shared a new must-visit destination in the Mid-Atlantic ...

New Report Shows Historic Preservation Tax Credits Boost Virginia's Economy - Alexandrianews.org
2/13/2018 3:00:00 AM
New Report Shows Historic Preservation Tax Credits Boost Virginia's Economy    Alexandrianews.org During an annual legislative reception hosted last week, First Lady Pam Northam highlighted the findings of two just-completed studies that show the sustained ...

Nature-Based Tourism News Items
Virginia Republicans see chance to bounce back amid Democratic scandals - Fredericksburg.com
3/25/2019 10:37:00 AM
Virginia Republicans see chance to bounce back amid Democratic scandals    Fredericksburg.com RICHMOND, Va. - Virginia state Sen. Bryce Reeves was tempted to compare the Democratic scandals that exploded in Richmond to a circus, but the ...

Chincoteague Chamber receives $10k grant from Va Tourism Commission - Shore Daily News
3/11/2019 3:00:00 AM
Chincoteague Chamber receives $10k grant from Va Tourism Commission    Shore Daily News The Chincoteague Island Chamber of Commerce has recieved a $10000 grant from the Virginia Tourism Commission. A summer full of activities are planned.

Governor designates March 10-16 as Virginia Flood Awareness Week - Chatham Star-Tribune
3/8/2019 3:00:00 AM
Governor designates March 10-16 as Virginia Flood Awareness Week    Chatham Star-Tribune Governor Ralph Northam has issued a proclamation designating March 10–16, 2019 as the first Virginia Flood Awareness Week. All Virginians are encouraged ...

Battlefield Park outing is for the birds - Virginian-Pilot
3/8/2019 3:00:00 AM
Battlefield Park outing is for the birds    Virginian-Pilot The Chesapeake Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism will sponsor one of its popular Guided Bird Walks from 10 a.m. to noon March 16 at Battlefield ...

10 Southwest Virginia economic development projects to receive pilot grants - Augusta Free Press
3/7/2019 3:00:00 AM
10 Southwest Virginia economic development projects to receive pilot grants    Augusta Free Press Gov. Ralph Northam and Congressman Morgan Griffith announced 10 economic development projects selected for grant approval.

UFO tourism gaining foothold in West Virginia county - San Francisco Chronicle
3/2/2019 3:00:00 AM
UFO tourism gaining foothold in West Virginia county    San Francisco Chronicle 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 ...

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.

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 ...

Blackface scandals a reminder of racist practice and its effect on African-Americans - ABC News
2/9/2019 3:00:00 AM
Blackface scandals a reminder of racist practice and its effect on African-Americans    ABC News The blackface scandals in Virginia highlight the history of the racist practice.

Virginia Gov. Northam Says He Won’t Resign Over Racist Yearbook Photo - The Wall Street Journal
2/2/2019 3:00:00 AM
Virginia Gov. Northam Says He Won’t Resign Over Racist Yearbook Photo    The Wall Street Journal Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said he wasn't either of the people depicted in racist attire in a picture from his 1984 medical-school yearbook and said he wouldn't ...

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 ...

The Best Things To Do In Your Twenties, A State-By-State Guide - UPROXX
1/17/2019 3:00:00 AM
The Best Things To Do In Your Twenties, A State-By-State Guide    UPROXX From drag shows in Virginia to rafting in Utah, these are the experiences you need to have in your twenties around the old US of A.

Virginia's uranium mining battle flips traditional views of federal and state power - WTOP
1/11/2019 3:00:00 AM
Virginia's uranium mining battle flips traditional views of federal and state power    WTOP The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Cale Jaffe, University of Virginia (THE ...

Muslim family says Virginia hospital said they couldn't visit new baby because they looked scary - Daily Mail
1/11/2019 3:00:00 AM
Muslim family says Virginia hospital said they couldn't visit new baby because they looked scary    Daily Mail The Zahr family had gone to visit a newborn baby in early December at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, but staff members wouldn't let them into the birthing unit ...

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 ...

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 ...

Management company would collect about $420,000 from Virginia Beach before sports center is built - Virginian-Pilot
12/3/2018 3:00:00 AM
Management company would collect about $420,000 from Virginia Beach before sports center is built    Virginian-Pilot The Virginia Beach Sports Center won't open for another two years. But the management company that will run the facility is set to collect about $420,000 before ...

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.

Why West Virginia was the perfect setting for a new Fallout game - The Verge
10/8/2018 3:00:00 AM
Why West Virginia was the perfect setting for a new Fallout game    The Verge Bethesda's Pete Hines explains why Fallout 76 for the Xbox One, PS4, and PC takes the post-apocalyptic RPG series to West Virginia, getting away from big ...

Residency complaint against Virginia Beach candidate is unfounded, Commonwealth's Attorney says - Virginian-Pilot
10/4/2018 3:00:00 AM
Residency complaint against Virginia Beach candidate is unfounded, Commonwealth's Attorney says    Virginian-Pilot David Nygaard, one of four City Council candidates vying for the Beach District, faced scrutiny over whether he lives at a house he is renting at the Oceanfront.

Virginia Stage Company plans "one audacious act of theater" as part of major outreach effort - Virginian-Pilot
10/2/2018 3:00:00 AM
Virginia Stage Company plans "one audacious act of theater" as part of major outreach effort    Virginian-Pilot The Virginia Stage Company, the region's primary professional theater group, is joining some major national players in an effort to connect local people to ...

An Occasion for the Arts celebrates 50th year - Virginia Gazette
10/2/2018 3:00:00 AM
An Occasion for the Arts celebrates 50th year    Virginia Gazette When An Occasion for the Arts first burst onto the scene in 1969, Richard Nixon was the newly elected president, “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” ...

Planning commission hears Williamsburg residents' concerns about Airbnb, rental policies at housing forum - Virginia Gazette
9/26/2018 3:00:00 AM
Planning commission hears Williamsburg residents' concerns about Airbnb, rental policies at housing forum    Virginia Gazette Over 30 city residents were in attendance for the Williamsburg Planning Commission's community forum on housing, where members of the public were invited ...

Virginia is for wine lovers - Good Fruit Grower
9/25/2018 3:00:00 AM
Virginia is for wine lovers    Good Fruit Grower Vineyard acreage is expanding to keep up with state's wine industry, now valued at $1.37 billion.

Rockwool: Three Truths And A Lie About The Economic Development Game - Forbes
9/17/2018 3:00:00 AM
Rockwool: Three Truths And A Lie About The Economic Development Game    Forbes The West Virginia Department of Commerce's urgency to deliver gas-consuming manufacturing plants for a $83.7 Billion partnership with China ...

Federal prosecutors accuse former Virginia Tech professor of defrauding government in first day of trial - Roanoke Times
9/10/2018 3:00:00 AM
Federal prosecutors accuse former Virginia Tech professor of defrauding government in first day of trial    Roanoke Times A former Virginia Tech professor accused of attempting to defraud the government of more than $1 million began his trial Monday.

Virginia Zoo offering September membership swap with Children’s Museum of Virginia - WTKR News 3
9/2/2018 3:00:00 AM
Virginia Zoo offering September membership swap with Children’s Museum of Virginia    WTKR News 3 As part of the Virginia Zoo's membership swap program, zoo members can enjoy admission to the Children's Museum of Virginia through September.

A Day in the Life of Virginia Working Landscapes - Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute
8/30/2018 3:00:00 AM
A Day in the Life of Virginia Working Landscapes    Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute Get a glimpse into a day in the life of Virginia Working Landscape scientists! This update was written by Virginia Working Landscapes intern Kelsey ...

Airbnb reveals 2018 top wish-listed listings for W.Va. - West Virginia Explorer
8/28/2018 3:00:00 AM
Airbnb reveals 2018 top wish-listed listings for W.Va.    West Virginia Explorer Would you stay here? Airbnb.com today released its 2018 most “wish-listed” listings for West Virginia, and some venues may surprise you!

Virginia Zoo welcomes crocodiles for first time in 117-year history - WTKR News 3
7/12/2018 3:00:00 AM
Virginia Zoo welcomes crocodiles for first time in 117-year history    WTKR News 3 The Zoo said the Siamese crocodiles are regarded as one of the most critically endangered crocodiles in the world.

Red Hen teaches Sarah Huckabee Sanders that Virginia is for PC bullies (not for lovers) - Fox News
6/24/2018 3:00:00 AM
Red Hen teaches Sarah Huckabee Sanders that Virginia is for PC bullies (not for lovers)    Fox News Virginia is for lovers of political correctness, as we learned this weekend when White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders was thrown out of The Red Hen in ...

Virginia Shore residents get a measure of the state of their waters - 13newsnow.com WVEC
6/7/2018 3:00:00 AM
Virginia Shore residents get a measure of the state of their waters    13newsnow.com WVEC MELFA, Va. (Delmarva Now) -- Rep. Scott Taylor was one of three keynote speakers at the annual State of our Waters meeting at Eastern Shore Community ...

Outdoor adventure business unveils Virginia Tourism Corp. 'LOVE' letters sign - Bluefield Daily Telegraph
5/29/2018 3:00:00 AM
Outdoor adventure business unveils Virginia Tourism Corp. 'LOVE' letters sign    Bluefield Daily Telegraph Southern Gap Outdoor Adventure unveiled its Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) “LOVE” sign during a short ceremony on site, Thursday which was attended ...

One West Virginia County Tried to Break Its Dependence on the Energy Industry. It Was Overruled. - ProPublica
5/4/2018 3:00:00 AM
One West Virginia County Tried to Break Its Dependence on the Energy Industry. It Was Overruled.    ProPublica After seeing the scars of coal, Fayette County banned the disposal of natural gas drilling waste. Industry fought back, arguing the community doesn't get a say.

Inside the World of Virginia’s Roadside Attraction King - Atlas Obscura
4/1/2018 3:00:00 AM
Inside the World of Virginia’s Roadside Attraction King    Atlas Obscura Imagine winding down the switchbacks of a rural mountain road into the tiny town of Buena Vista, Virginia. You glide down sleepy Main Street, passing ...

Conserved land has millions of dollars in impact on Va. shore: Study - Delmarva Daily Times
3/19/2018 3:00:00 AM
Conserved land has millions of dollars in impact on Va. shore: Study    Delmarva Daily Times Conserved lands's impact on the Eastern Shore of Virginia is worth millions of dollars, a study found.

Some former coal towns turn to nature tourism as a new economic driver - Marketplace.org
2/28/2018 3:00:00 AM
Some former coal towns turn to nature tourism as a new economic driver    Marketplace.org Tourism economy around natural beauty is starting to replace extractive industries in some former West Virginia and PA coal towns.

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.