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
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Discusses clientele, permitting, advertising, location, design and security, water source, concessions, time of operations, signs, and safety and liability.& ...

 

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

 

What is Natural Heritage Tourism

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

 

Bird Trails and Important Bird Areas
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
Virginia Trophy Rockfish Season under Threat of Cancellation - Bacon's Rebellion
4/8/2019 12:21:00 PM
Virginia Trophy Rockfish Season under Threat of Cancellation    Bacon's Rebellion Between a rock(fish) and a hard place. Striped bass, locally known as rockfish, migrate up the coast of the Atlantic each spring to spawn. The biggest rockfish ...

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

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

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

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

Hunters protest bill to allow guided bear hunts, call for lower buck limits - Charleston Gazette-Mail
2/24/2019 3:00:00 AM
Hunters protest bill to allow guided bear hunts, call for lower buck limits    Charleston Gazette-Mail Meetings of the West Virginia Natural Resources Commission are normally rather sedate affairs.

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.

Ken Perrotte: Waterfowl bill has a fatal blind spot - Fredericksburg.com
2/6/2019 3:00:00 AM
Ken Perrotte: Waterfowl bill has a fatal blind spot    Fredericksburg.com With apologies to Steve Martin, if I had one wish that I could wish now that the holiday season is behind us and Virginia General Assembly season is blathering ...

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.

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.

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.

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 10:04:05 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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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

Natural Heritage - Cultural Tourism News Items
Timothy Spurlin: Reflections atop a dead mountain - The Michigan Daily
4/15/2019 3:00:00 AM
Timothy Spurlin: Reflections atop a dead mountain    The Michigan Daily Recently, I took a road trip down to West Virginia to learn more about mountaintop removal coal mining and tour the remains of a retired mine on Kayford ...

New national heritage area to attract travel, investment - West Virginia Explorer
4/7/2019 10:11:00 AM
New national heritage area to attract travel, investment    West Virginia Explorer The new Appalachian Forest National Heritage Area is expected to attract financing and tourism to eastern West Virginia, a region that encompasses some of ...

Craft beverage summit on tap for April 8 in South Charleston - West Virginia Explorer
3/18/2019 3:00:00 AM
Craft beverage summit on tap for April 8 in South Charleston    West Virginia Explorer To bolster growth in the emerging craft-beverage economy—including the production of sodas, teas, beers, wines, and spirits—the Robert C. Byrd Institute will ...

The National Cherry Blossom Festival Extends Into Fairfax County, Virginia - Broadway World
3/17/2019 3:00:00 AM
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.

‘Pocahontas and the English Boys’ and ‘Relation of Virginia’ Review: The Go-Betweens - Wall Street Journal
3/15/2019 3:00:00 AM
‘Pocahontas and the English Boys’ and ‘Relation of Virginia’ Review: The Go-Betweens    Wall Street Journal Beloved of countless children's books, toys and movies, Pocahontas is perhaps the world's best-known American Indian despite having died four centuries ago.

Left Behind in a Nationwide Jobs Recovery: Charleston, W.Va. - The Wall Street Journal
3/1/2019 3:00:00 AM
Left Behind in a Nationwide Jobs Recovery: Charleston, W.Va.    The Wall Street Journal West Virginia's dependence on increasingly out-of-favor coal has left a workforce that is ill-equipped to attract advanced jobs in technology and manufacturing ...

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 West Virginia Natural Resources Commission will conduct its quarterly meeting Sunday, Feb. 24, at the DNR Headquarters at 324 4th Avenue in South ...

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 ...

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 ...

Appalachian Spring - The Wall Street Journal
2/7/2019 3:00:00 AM
Appalachian Spring    The Wall Street Journal West Virginia's rebound is raising wages and reducing welfare.

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam Says He Wore Blackface, but Not for Yearbook Photo - Reason
2/4/2019 3:00:00 AM
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam Says He Wore Blackface, but Not for Yearbook Photo    Reason Just when you thought U.S. politics can't get any weirder, the website Big League Politics published a picture Friday from the medical school yearbook of Gov.

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.

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.

Quilts at West Virginia Welcome Center a point of Appalachian pride - The Dominion Post
11/30/2018 3:00:00 AM
Quilts at West Virginia Welcome Center a point of Appalachian pride    The Dominion Post MORGANTOWN — During the holiday season, thousands of travelers drive by the West Virginia Welcome Center on Interstate 68 in Bruceton Mills. Serving as a ...

Wanna start up in SWVa? - Kingsport Times News
10/29/2018 8:30:00 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 ...

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.

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 ...

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
'They love Richmond': AMC's 'The Walking Dead' spin-off will film in Central Virginia this summer; production office opening in Richmond - Richmond.com
4/8/2019 3:00:00 AM
'They love Richmond': AMC's 'The Walking Dead' spin-off will film in Central Virginia this summer; production office opening in Richmond    Richmond.com Zombies will shamble into Virginia when the third series in AMC's hit “The Walking Dead” franchise begins production this summer. The spinoff series will be ...

Virginia Republicans see chance to bounce back amid Democratic scandals - Washington Post
3/23/2019 3:00:00 AM
Virginia Republicans see chance to bounce back amid Democratic scandals    Washington Post RICHMOND — Virginia state Sen. Bryce E. 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.

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.

Bugs at Bryan Park Nature Center - Community Idea Stations
3/4/2019 3:00:00 AM
Bugs at Bryan Park Nature Center    Community Idea Stations Photo caption: The Joseph Bryan Park Nature Center, as viewed from the nearby native plant garden established by Virginia Master Naturalists.

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

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

Left Behind in a Nationwide Jobs Recovery: Charleston, W.Va. - The Wall Street Journal
3/1/2019 3:00:00 AM
Left Behind in a Nationwide Jobs Recovery: Charleston, W.Va.    The Wall Street Journal West Virginia's dependence on increasingly out-of-favor coal has left a workforce that is ill-equipped to attract advanced jobs in technology and manufacturing ...

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 ...

Abortion’s Dred Scott Moment - The Wall Street Journal
2/7/2019 3:00:00 AM
Abortion’s Dred Scott Moment    The Wall Street Journal Overreach in New York and Virginia has inspired a backlash across the country.

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.

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 ...

Monarch subject of North Bend park program Jan. 18-20 - West Virginia Explorer
1/3/2019 3:00:00 AM
Monarch subject of North Bend park program Jan. 18-20    West Virginia Explorer The habits of West Virginia's butterfly population, including the state butterfly, the monarch, will be the theme of North Bend State Park's annual Winter Wonder ...

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 ...

Hotel Weyanoke Opens in Virginia - Hotel News Resource
10/24/2018 3:00:00 AM
Hotel Weyanoke Opens in Virginia    Hotel News Resource Article - Hotel Weyanoke Opens in Virginia - Located in downtown Farmville, home to Longwood University, Hampden-Sydney College and destination retailer ...

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.

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” ...

Richmond Catholic diocese commits to independent audit of abuse allegations in letter to congregants - Virginian-Pilot
9/27/2018 3:00:00 AM
Richmond Catholic diocese commits to independent audit of abuse allegations in letter to congregants    Virginian-Pilot In a letter sent out to his diocese, Bishop Barry C. Knestout, the 13th Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Richmond, committed to an audit of abuse allegations ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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!

Jim Deppe: High risk, little reward from offshore drilling - Virginian-Pilot
8/11/2018 3:00:00 AM
Jim Deppe: High risk, little reward from offshore drilling    Virginian-Pilot READERS MIGHT have recently noticed a slick, half-page advertisement in The Pilot from an outfit called ExploreOffshoreUSA.com, a project of the American ...

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.

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 ...

Visit Virginia Beach, Virginia — Top Restaurants, Bars, Attractions - Travel+Leisure
12/16/2017 3:00:00 AM
Visit Virginia Beach, Virginia — Top Restaurants, Bars, Attractions    Travel+Leisure On a trip to Virginia Beach, make note of these fun things to do.

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.