Outdoor Recreation in Shenandoah 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 Shenandoah Valley Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Hunting and Sport Fishing Organizations & Professionals serving Shenandoah 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 48 resources serving Shenandoah Valley Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Natural Heritage - Cultural Tourism Organizations & Professionals serving Shenandoah Valley Region
Agritourism
Back Home on the Farm
Gary and Lynne Hess - Harrisonburg, VA
Clouse’s Pine Hill Farm
Ron and Roberta Clouse - Winchester, VA
Critzer Family Farm
Whitney and Rosemary Critzer - Afton, VA
Field Sport Concepts, LTD
- Charlottesville, VA
Khimaira Farm
Linda and Leith Campbell - Luray, VA
Malcolms Market Garden
Daniel and Ashley Malcolm - Staunton, VA
Marker-Miller Orchards Farm Market and Bakery
John and Carolyn Marker - Winchester, VA
Radical Roots Farm
Dave and Lee O’Neill - Keezletown, VA
Saunders Brothers
- Piney River, VA
Smith Meadows
- Berryville, VA
Sunrise Farms, Inc.
Maynard Miller - President - Stuarts Draft, VA
The Farm Bus
Mark Lilly - Founder - Richmond, VA
The Pillow Farm
- Hot Springs, VA
Wade's Mill
Jim and Georgie Young - Raphine, VA
Wild & Wooly Farm, LLC
George and Robin Ayars - Covington, VA
Ecotourism
Blandy Experimental Farm
Steven B. Carroll - Director of Public Programs - Boyce, VA
Cowbane Prairie Natural Area Preserve
Adam Christie, Shenandoah Valley Region Steward - Department of Conservation & Recreation, Division of Natural HeritageVA
Deep Run Ponds Natural Area Preserve
Adam Christie, Shenandoah Valley Region Steward - Department of Conservation & Recreation, Division of Natural HeritageVA
Douthat State Park
- Millboro, VA
Field Sport Concepts, LTD
- Charlottesville, VA
Gathright WMA
VDGIFVA
Go Outdoors Virginia
DGIF - Henrico, VA
Goshen and Little North Mountain WMA
VDGIFVA
Goshen Pass Natural Area Preserve
Adam Christie, Shenandoah Valley Region Steward - Department of Conservation & Recreation, Division of Natural HeritageVA
Highland WMA
VDGIFVA
Johnsons Creek Natural Area Preserve
Adam Christie, Shenandoah Valley Region Steward - Department of Conservation & Recreation, Division of Natural HeritageVA
Mount Joy Pond Natural Area Preserve
Adam Christie, Shenandoah Valley Region Steward - Department of Conservation & Recreation, Division of Natural HeritageVA
Ogdens Cave Natural Area Preserve
Adam Christie, Shenandoah Valley Region Steward - Department of Conservation & Recreation, Division of Natural HeritageVA
Shenandoah River State Park
- Bentonville, VA
Short Hills WMA
VDGIFVA
The Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership
Shuan Butcher - Director of Communications - Waterford, VA
Thompson 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
Virginia's Natural Bridge Park and Historic Hotel
Virginia Conservation Legacy Fund - Natural Bridge, 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 (63)
There are 63 resources serving Shenandoah Valley Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Nature-Based Tourism Organizations & Professionals serving Shenandoah Valley Region
Agritourism
Back Home on the Farm
Gary and Lynne Hess - Harrisonburg, VA
Clouse’s Pine Hill Farm
Ron and Roberta Clouse - Winchester, VA
Critzer Family Farm
Whitney and Rosemary Critzer - Afton, VA
Field Sport Concepts, LTD
- Charlottesville, VA
Khimaira Farm
Linda and Leith Campbell - Luray, VA
Malcolms Market Garden
Daniel and Ashley Malcolm - Staunton, VA
Marker-Miller Orchards Farm Market and Bakery
John and Carolyn Marker - Winchester, VA
Radical Roots Farm
Dave and Lee O’Neill - Keezletown, VA
Saunders Brothers
- Piney River, VA
Smith Meadows
- Berryville, VA
Sunrise Farms, Inc.
Maynard Miller - President - Stuarts Draft, VA
The Farm Bus
Mark Lilly - Founder - Richmond, VA
The Pillow Farm
- Hot Springs, VA
Wade's Mill
Jim and Georgie Young - Raphine, VA
Wild & Wooly Farm, LLC
George and Robin Ayars - Covington, VA
Campgrounds
Douthat State Park
- Millboro, VA
Gathright WMA
VDGIFVA
Goshen and Little North Mountain WMA
VDGIFVA
Highland WMA
VDGIFVA
Shenandoah River State Park
- Bentonville, VA
Short Hills WMA
VDGIFVA
Thompson WMA
VDGIFVA
Ecotourism
Blandy Experimental Farm
Steven B. Carroll - Director of Public Programs - Boyce, VA
Cowbane Prairie Natural Area Preserve
Adam Christie, Shenandoah Valley Region Steward - Department of Conservation & Recreation, Division of Natural HeritageVA
Deep Run Ponds Natural Area Preserve
Adam Christie, Shenandoah Valley Region Steward - Department of Conservation & Recreation, Division of Natural HeritageVA
Douthat State Park
- Millboro, VA
Field Sport Concepts, LTD
- Charlottesville, VA
Gathright WMA
VDGIFVA
Go Outdoors Virginia
DGIF - Henrico, VA
Goshen and Little North Mountain WMA
VDGIFVA
Goshen Pass Natural Area Preserve
Adam Christie, Shenandoah Valley Region Steward - Department of Conservation & Recreation, Division of Natural HeritageVA
Highland WMA
VDGIFVA
Johnsons Creek Natural Area Preserve
Adam Christie, Shenandoah Valley Region Steward - Department of Conservation & Recreation, Division of Natural HeritageVA
Mount Joy Pond Natural Area Preserve
Adam Christie, Shenandoah Valley Region Steward - Department of Conservation & Recreation, Division of Natural HeritageVA
Ogdens Cave Natural Area Preserve
Adam Christie, Shenandoah Valley Region Steward - Department of Conservation & Recreation, Division of Natural HeritageVA
Shenandoah River State Park
- Bentonville, VA
Short Hills WMA
VDGIFVA
The Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership
Shuan Butcher - Director of Communications - Waterford, VA
Thompson 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
Virginia's Natural Bridge Park and Historic Hotel
Virginia Conservation Legacy Fund - Natural Bridge, VA
Wildlife Foundation of Virginia
Jenny West - Executive Director - Norge, VA
Landscape Architects / Land Planning
Field Sport Concepts, LTD
- Charlottesville, VA
Michele Fletcher
Michele Fletcher Landscape Designs - Owner/Certified Landscape Designer/ Certified Horticulturist - Rockbridge Baths, 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
Cowbane Prairie Natural Area Preserve
Adam Christie, Shenandoah Valley Region Steward - Department of Conservation & Recreation, Division of Natural HeritageVA
Deep Run Ponds Natural Area Preserve
Adam Christie, Shenandoah Valley Region Steward - Department of Conservation & Recreation, Division of Natural HeritageVA
Douthat State Park
- Millboro, VA
Gathright WMA
VDGIFVA
Goshen and Little North Mountain WMA
VDGIFVA
Goshen Pass Natural Area Preserve
Adam Christie, Shenandoah Valley Region Steward - Department of Conservation & Recreation, Division of Natural HeritageVA
Highland WMA
VDGIFVA
Johnsons Creek Natural Area Preserve
Adam Christie, Shenandoah Valley Region Steward - Department of Conservation & Recreation, Division of Natural HeritageVA
Mount Joy Pond Natural Area Preserve
Adam Christie, Shenandoah Valley Region Steward - Department of Conservation & Recreation, Division of Natural HeritageVA
Ogdens Cave Natural Area Preserve
Adam Christie, Shenandoah Valley Region Steward - Department of Conservation & Recreation, Division of Natural HeritageVA
Shenandoah River State Park
- Bentonville, VA
Short Hills WMA
VDGIFVA
Thompson WMA
VDGIFVA
Virginia's Natural Bridge Park and Historic Hotel
Virginia Conservation Legacy Fund - Natural Bridge, 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
CLAYTON, Edward R. - Roanoke Times
2/14/2019 12:00:00 AM
CLAYTON, Edward R.    Roanoke Times February 10, 2019 Dr. Edward R. Clayton, Professor Emeritus of Virginia Tech University, of Blacksburg, Va., passed away suddenly Sunday, February 10, 2019, ...

WV MetroNews Diamondbacks owner Ken Kendrick astonishes auction with $125K bid for muzzleloader - West Virginia MetroNews
2/4/2019 3:00:00 AM
WV MetroNews Diamondbacks owner Ken Kendrick astonishes auction with $125K bid for muzzleloader    West Virginia MetroNews Arizona Diamondbacks managing general partner Ken Kendrick purchased the first Marvin Wotring Mountaineer muzzleloader.

WVU News & Notes: Assistant Coach, Coliseum Visitors, Fish Fry – WVU | West Virginia Mountaineers sports coverage – Blue Gold News - Blue Gold News
2/2/2019 3:00:00 AM
WVU News & Notes: Assistant Coach, Coliseum Visitors, Fish Fry – WVU | West Virginia Mountaineers sports coverage – Blue Gold News    Blue Gold News It appears that Neal Brown has added another new assistant coach to his staff. Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports was the first to report that Blake Seiler was leaving ...

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 ...

Virginia hunter's Illinois non-typical is new world record - Louisiana Sportsman
1/18/2019 3:03:51 PM
Virginia hunter's Illinois non-typical is new world record    Louisiana Sportsman Virginia hunter Luke Brewster's 320 5/8-inch Illinois archery non-typical buck is the largest buck ever killed in North America.

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 ...

Hunter, Jerome lead No. 4 Virginia in rout of Hokies, 81-59 - Idaho Statesman
1/15/2019 3:00:00 AM
Hunter, Jerome lead No. 4 Virginia in rout of Hokies, 81-59    Idaho Statesman De'Andre Hunter scored 21 points and Ty Jerome had 14 and a career-high 12 assists as No. 4 Virginia started fast and routed No. 9 Virginia Tech 81-59.

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.

West Virginia's first Mountaineer Heritage Season ends Jan. 13 - My Buckhannon
1/10/2019 3:00:00 AM
West Virginia's first Mountaineer Heritage Season ends Jan. 13    My Buckhannon SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Big game hunters in West Virginia will have the opportunity to take part in the state's first Mountaineer Heritage Season this ...

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 - Herald-Mail Media
1/8/2019 3:00:00 AM
Primitive weapon deer, bear hunt starts Thursday    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 ...

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

WV MetroNews Hunters gear up for first Mountaineer Heritage season in W.Va. - West Virginia MetroNews
1/2/2019 3:00:00 AM
WV MetroNews Hunters gear up for first Mountaineer Heritage season in W.Va.    West Virginia MetroNews ELKINS, W.Va. — West Virginia sportsman will get a break from cabin fever this winter. The inaugural Mountaineer Heritage Hunting Season is set for next week.

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.

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 MetroNews Frank Addington Jr. to return to Charleston for W.Va. Hunting and Show - West Virginia MetroNews
12/17/2018 3:00:00 AM
WV MetroNews Frank Addington Jr. to return to Charleston for W.Va. Hunting and Show    West Virginia MetroNews Press Release from W.Va. Trophy Hunters Association. Charleston, WV… Frank Addington,Jr.'s Amazing Archery Show returns to Charleston, WV for the first ...

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.

'Ducks, geese and more ducks': Hunting resumes on Delmarva - Delmarva Daily Times
12/11/2018 3:00:00 AM
'Ducks, geese and more ducks': Hunting resumes on Delmarva    Delmarva Daily Times The duck hunting begins on Dec. 11 in Maryland, is already open in Delaware and starts in Virginia on Dec. 15.

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.

Buck firearms season opens on Monday, November 19, in West Virginia - WV News
11/14/2018 3:00:00 AM
Buck firearms season opens on Monday, November 19, in West Virginia    WV News SOUTH CHARLESTON — West Virginia's traditional buck firearms season begins Monday, Nov. 19, the earliest possible opening date.

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 ...

WV MetroNews Kanawha County teen makes bass fishing history - West Virginia MetroNews
10/20/2018 3:00:00 AM
WV MetroNews Kanawha County teen makes bass fishing history    West Virginia MetroNews At age 17 Dylan Fitzgerald of Cross Lanes has won two State High School Fishing titles and now has claimed the adult state championship as well.

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.

WV MetroNews National Hunting and Fishing Days return to West Virginia this weekend - West Virginia MetroNews
9/21/2018 3:00:00 AM
WV MetroNews National Hunting and Fishing Days return to West Virginia this weekend    West Virginia MetroNews ROANOKE, W.Va. — It's an annual gathering to celebrate the two most popular activities in West Virginia this weekend in Lewis County. The West Virginia ...

DNR knows what to expect for WV's next early bear-hunting season - Charleston Gazette-Mail
9/15/2018 3:00:00 AM
DNR knows what to expect for WV's next early bear-hunting season    Charleston Gazette-Mail Consistency can be a good thing. For example, West Virginia wildlife officials appreciate how consistently bear hunters in the state's high-mountain counties ...

WV MetroNews Hunting is a big part of the Mountaineer's life - West Virginia MetroNews
9/13/2018 3:00:00 AM
WV MetroNews Hunting is a big part of the Mountaineer's life    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.

Southern counties to host WV's earliest-ever bear-hunting season - Charleston Gazette-Mail
8/25/2018 3:00:00 AM
Southern counties to host WV's earliest-ever bear-hunting season    Charleston Gazette-Mail Not only will West Virginia's bear hunters get an earlier start this year, they'll have twice as much time to spend hunting.

WV MetroNews Now is the time to get into a hunter education class - West Virginia MetroNews
8/22/2018 3:00:00 AM
WV MetroNews Now is the time to get into a hunter education class    West Virginia MetroNews If you, your children, or grand children need to take the course, don't wait until the last minute.

KEN PERROTTE: Sportsman show attracts families, deer enthusiasts - Fredericksburg.com
8/15/2018 3:00:00 AM
KEN PERROTTE: Sportsman show attracts families, deer enthusiasts    Fredericksburg.com THE 35th Annual Virginia Outdoor Sportsman Show drew big crowds with the parking lot at the Richmond Raceway Complex jam-packed by 11 a.m. Saturday.

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 ...

WV MetroNews Commissioners approved proposed fishing regulation changes - West Virginia MetroNews
8/7/2018 3:00:00 AM
WV MetroNews Commissioners approved proposed fishing regulation changes    West Virginia MetroNews Bass restrictions for tournaments at Stonewall will be relaxed and new catch and release protections have been approved on four popular nativ e brook trout ...

Chesapeake Bay chef Vicky Mullaney, a headliner at Virginia's largest hunting show, has a farm-to-table lifestyle - Richmond.com
8/7/2018 3:00:00 AM
Chesapeake Bay chef Vicky Mullaney, a headliner at Virginia's largest hunting show, has a farm-to-table lifestyle    Richmond.com Vicky Mullaney is a firm believer in the farm-to-table approach, fishing and hunting game raised on her family's property and pickling vegetables grown on-site.

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 ...

Virginia Conservation Police join the lip sync challenge - WTKR News 3
7/27/2018 3:00:00 AM
Virginia Conservation Police join the lip sync challenge    WTKR News 3 Inspired by the lip sync challenge that police departments across the country have taken on, the Virginia Conservation Police of the Virginia Department of Game ...

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.

A great catch: West Virginia's own brook trout - Beckley Register-Herald
6/29/2018 3:00:00 AM
A great catch: West Virginia's own brook trout    Beckley Register-Herald I have a certain connection to a fish. I know that sounds a little odd, and in fact it is, but please hear me out on this one.

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.

WV DNR creates regulations for catfish noodling | Hunting & Fishing - Charleston Gazette-Mail
5/5/2018 3:00:00 AM
WV DNR creates regulations for catfish noodling | Hunting & Fishing    Charleston Gazette-Mail It's official. The noodling craze is coming to West Virginia.

VDGIF warning of websites selling fake fishing licenses - WSET
4/6/2018 3:00:00 AM
VDGIF warning of websites selling fake fishing licenses    WSET RICHMOND, Va. (WSET) -- The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) is warning of websites claiming to sell Virginia fishing licenses.

Cochran: Bills passed that will impact outdoor sportsmen - Roanoke Times
3/13/2018 3:00:00 AM
Cochran: Bills passed that will impact outdoor sportsmen    Roanoke Times The Virginia General Assembly has folded its tent, leaving behind a modest number of new laws that impact anglers, boaters and hunters. Here's a look at some ...

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Bingomania, a boat show and more things to do in Maryland, Delaware and Virginia this month - Delmarva Daily Times
2/4/2019 3:00:00 AM
Bingomania, a boat show and more things to do in Maryland, Delaware and Virginia this month    Delmarva Daily Times Looking for something to do in February in the Delmarva Peninsula? Here's a few options: * Family-friendly event. Maryland. Deanna Thistlewood, front, and ...

January quilt at Virginia library created by Sharon Nemec - Hometown Focus
1/18/2019 3:00:00 AM
January quilt at Virginia library created by Sharon Nemec    Hometown Focus This quilt on display at the Virginia Public Library was made by local quilter Sharon Nemec. To see the quilt in color, visit www.hometownfocus.us. Submitted ...

Fight underway to save historic gravel roads in Northern Virginia - WJLA
12/16/2018 3:00:00 AM
Fight underway to save historic gravel roads in Northern Virginia    WJLA UNITED STATES - June 4, 2017: Western Loudoun's historic dirt road known as Millville Road outside of the Village of Bloomfield. Many of the dirt roads in ...

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.

Virginia middle school bans Christmas carols that mention Jesus - Lifesite
12/4/2018 3:00:00 AM
Virginia middle school bans Christmas carols that mention Jesus    Lifesite 'I'm trying to rationalize how you can encourage diversity and yet be exclusionary in one specific area,' a concerned father responded.

Progressive Populists Move Rural Voters in Virginia and Iowa - The Intercept
10/31/2018 3:00:00 AM
Progressive Populists Move Rural Voters in Virginia and Iowa    The Intercept A wave of progressive populists is running values-driven campaigns, competing seriously in districts that national Democrats have long written off.

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.

Wanna start up in SWVa? - Kingsport Times News
10/29/2018 3:00:00 AM
Wanna start up in SWVa?    Kingsport Times News Southwest Virginia was never a strong location for business start-ups or growing businesses. That's a finding expressed in an Appalachian Regional ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Tours of new W.Va. elk preserve set for Sept., Oct. 2018 - West Virginia Explorer
8/31/2018 3:00:00 AM
Tours of new W.Va. elk preserve set for Sept., Oct. 2018    West Virginia Explorer The W.Va. Division of Natural Resources will lead 20 guided tours of the Mountain State's new elk-reintroduction site near Logan autumn 2018.

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 ...

Virginia Beach Group Travel Guide - Leisure Group Travel
7/3/2018 8:17:04 PM
Virginia Beach Group Travel Guide    Leisure Group Travel Beach chairs, white sand, crashing waves, a coastal paradise. This is what comes to mind for many when you say Virginia Beach. And while travel groups will ...

A great catch: West Virginia's own brook trout - Beckley Register-Herald
6/29/2018 3:00:00 AM
A great catch: West Virginia's own brook trout    Beckley Register-Herald I have a certain connection to a fish. I know that sounds a little odd, and in fact it is, but please hear me out on this one.

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 ...

Virginia Tourism unveils new Lovework sculpture in Abingdon - Bristol Herald Courier
12/7/2017 3:00:00 AM
Virginia Tourism unveils new Lovework sculpture in Abingdon    Bristol Herald Courier ABINGDON, Va. — The newest LOVE display, part of the Virginia Tourism Corp.'s Lovework sculpture series, was unveiled Thursday afternoon at Heartwood in ...

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Southwest Virginia lawmakers push legislation to boost a struggling region - Virginia Mercury
2/11/2019 12:01:00 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 ...

‘One of the biggest challenges facing us is to define Irish identity in a post-Brexit world’ - The Irish Times
1/31/2019 3:00:00 AM
‘One of the biggest challenges facing us is to define Irish identity in a post-Brexit world’    The Irish Times New Heritage Council CEO Virginia Teehan brings plenty of experience to the table from her time at UCC and Hunt Museum.

Sustained Distinguished Performance 2019 | Elizabeth River Stars - Virginian-Pilot
1/21/2019 3:00:00 AM
Sustained Distinguished Performance 2019 | Elizabeth River Stars    Virginian-Pilot ... BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair – The inaugural River Star Hall of Fame winner reduced hazardous waste by 25 percent over last year in spite of an ...

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

Deal struck on Dome site project in Virginia Beach - WJHL-TV News Channel 11
1/1/2019 3:00:00 AM
Deal struck on Dome site project in Virginia Beach    WJHL-TV News Channel 11 An agreement has been made between the City of Virginia Beach and a Pharrell Williams-backed developer in hopes of bringing a multi-million dollar ...

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 ...

To understand life expectancy decline in the U.S., start in West Virginia - The Denver Post
12/18/2018 3:00:00 AM
To understand life expectancy decline in the U.S., start in West Virginia    The Denver Post MADISON, W.Va. — If you want to understand why U.S. life expectancy is declining, West Virginia is a good place to start. The state is a bellwether of bad health, ...

Virginia teacher fired for refusing to use trans student’s pronouns - Las Vegas Review-Journal
12/9/2018 3:00:00 AM
Virginia teacher fired for refusing to use trans student’s pronouns    Las Vegas Review-Journal A Virginia high school teacher who refused to use a transgender student's new pronouns has been fired.

Three reasons that are enough to visit Virgina - Media India Group
12/6/2018 3:00:00 AM
Three reasons that are enough to visit Virgina    Media India Group Not many know that in the beginning, Americans were all 'Virginians'. It is also this US state that claims to have grown the first commercial crop of the country, ...

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.

Five authors to discuss UFOs, paranormal in Sutton Nov. 17 - West Virginia Explorer
11/12/2018 3:00:00 AM
Five authors to discuss UFOs, paranormal in Sutton Nov. 17    West Virginia Explorer Five nationally recognized authors who specialize in paranormal investigations will gather November 17 in Braxton County for a public discussion of UFOs, ...

Amazon splits HQ2 prize between northern Virginia and New York, spurning Denver and 17 other finalists, sources say - The Denver Post
11/12/2018 3:00:00 AM
Amazon splits HQ2 prize between northern Virginia and New York, spurning Denver and 17 other finalists, sources say    The Denver Post Amazon will open major new outposts in northern Virginia's Crystal City and in New York City, splitting its much-sought investment of up to 50000 jobs between ...

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 ...

Busch Gardens gets permission for expansion in Italy section - Virginian-Pilot
10/11/2018 3:00:00 AM
Busch Gardens gets permission for expansion in Italy section    Virginian-Pilot Busch Gardens received permission to encroach on a resource protection area buffer in order to build an expansion to the Italy section of the park Wednesday.

Williamsburg marketing expert hired to promote Elizabeth City - Virginian-Pilot
10/6/2018 3:00:00 AM
Williamsburg marketing expert hired to promote Elizabeth City    Virginian-Pilot A Williamsburg marketing official will take charge this month of promoting Elizabeth City . Corinna Ferguson was hired to be the executive director of the ...

The Shotgun/Throwdown (10/5/18): The Story Behind Carrying The West Virginia State Flag - The Smoking Musket
10/5/2018 3:00:00 AM
The Shotgun/Throwdown (10/5/18): The Story Behind Carrying The West Virginia State Flag    The Smoking Musket The state flag has always been a great source of pride for Mountaineers, but I bet your pride swells when you learn that there is a backstory to this particular flag.

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 ...

2 Virginia Beach council members want to change the city's election system - Virginian-Pilot
10/2/2018 3:00:00 AM
2 Virginia Beach council members want to change the city's election system    Virginian-Pilot Two council members are among a group of residents challenging the city's election system, charging that it thwarts competition, favors wealth and special ...

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 ...

Beautifying Chesapeake, by the yard - Virginian-Pilot
9/16/2018 3:00:00 AM
Beautifying Chesapeake, by the yard    Virginian-Pilot Chesapeake recently announced the winners of its Notable Yards competition, which celebrates yards “that look good and are good for nature.”Winners were ...

2018 Trusted Advisers Legacy Adviser: Virginia Fry - Springfield Business Journal
9/10/2018 3:00:00 AM
2018 Trusted Advisers Legacy Adviser: Virginia Fry    Springfield Business Journal Attorney Virginia Fry has a nickname from one of her clients. They call her the “Closer.” It's a title she's earned over a 38-year career in law. “Sometimes cases ...

Day shelter for homeless at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront will close - Virginian-Pilot
9/6/2018 3:00:00 AM
Day shelter for homeless at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront will close    Virginian-Pilot For 20 years, the Lighthouse Center has provided showers, laundry facilities, telephones, job application assistance and a mailing address for people ...

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 governor calls special session to redraw districts - UPI.com
8/20/2018 3:00:00 AM
Virginia governor calls special session to redraw districts    UPI.com Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam called for a special session of the Virginia General Assembly on Monday to redraw the districts of the Virginia ...

Dismal Swamp tour offers history, animals and mosquitoes - Virginian-Pilot
8/12/2018 3:00:00 AM
Dismal Swamp tour offers history, animals and mosquitoes    Virginian-Pilot Terricita Copeland lived in Suffolk for decades before venturing into the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. She finally made it on her 46th birthday ...

Why the city hasn't done emergency dredging of Rudee Inlet in Virginia Beach - Virginian-Pilot
8/3/2018 3:00:00 AM
Why the city hasn't done emergency dredging of Rudee Inlet in Virginia Beach    Virginian-Pilot From the shores of Rudee Inlet , the water looked calm. But aboard a johnboat headed for the tip of the rock jetties, the 4-foot swell told a different story. “Out here ...

Virginia Beach's ViBe district blossomed from forlorn neighborhood to thriving hot spot - Virginian-Pilot
7/26/2018 3:00:00 AM
Virginia Beach's ViBe district blossomed from forlorn neighborhood to thriving hot spot    Virginian-Pilot Since the city officially recognized the area near the Oceanfront as the ViBe district, it's come a long way with coffee shops, art studios and restaurants blended ...

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 ...

Logistics company turning green to reduce carbon footprint - Irish Times
6/18/2018 3:00:00 AM
Logistics company turning green to reduce carbon footprint    Irish Times EY Entrepreneur of the Year finalist Ray Cole of Virginia International Logistics.

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 ...

Eupepsia Wellness Center Now Open in Virginia - PR Newswire
5/10/2018 3:00:00 AM
Eupepsia Wellness Center Now Open in Virginia    PR Newswire BLAND, Va., May 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Nestled in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains and bordering the Jefferson National Forest, the Eupepsia ...

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…

The Next 50 | 2018 Power List - Virginian-Pilot
5/4/2018 3:00:00 AM
The Next 50 | 2018 Power List    Virginian-Pilot Monique Adams, executive director of 757 Angels is excited about the collaboration and the possibilities that lie ahead for entrepreneurship growth in Hampton ...

Why a City at the Center of the Opioid Crisis Gave Up a Tool to Fight It - New York Times
4/27/2018 3:00:00 AM
Why a City at the Center of the Opioid Crisis Gave Up a Tool to Fight It    New York Times Providing unused needles to people who inject drugs is an idea that has struggled to gain acceptance, in West Virginia and throughout the U.S..

College Beach Weekend mars Virginia Beach's tourism reputation, task force says - Virginian-Pilot
3/20/2018 3:00:00 AM
College Beach Weekend mars Virginia Beach's tourism reputation, task force says    Virginian-Pilot Violence and disruption at the annual College Beach Weekend at the Oceanfront is damaging the city's reputation as a tourist destination, a task force has told ...

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.

Peninsula property owners can submit sites for potential film production - Daily Press
3/17/2018 3:00:00 AM
Peninsula property owners can submit sites for potential film production    Daily Press The Virginia Film Office maintains a database of thousands of sites, including hundreds across the Peninsula, when helping filmmakers and producers find the ...

The Peaks of Otter: Surround yourself in nature this spring - Fredericksburg.com
3/14/2018 3:00:00 AM
The Peaks of Otter: Surround yourself in nature this spring    Fredericksburg.com Forsythia and jonquil blooms in early March signal get-outside time in Virginia. The Blue Ridge Parkway is not only one of America's favorite drives but also ...

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.