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 »

 

 

Show Natural Heritage - Cultural Tourism Organizations & Professionals (49)
There are 49 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 Community Farm
Dave and Lee O’Neill - Keezletown, VA
Saunders Brothers
- Piney River, VA
Smith Meadows
- Berryville, VA
Sunrise Farms, Inc.
- 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 Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Warm Springs, VA
Go Outdoors Virginia
DGIF - Henrico, VA
Goshen and Little North Mountain Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Augusta Springs, VA
Goshen Pass Natural Area Preserve
Adam Christie, Shenandoah Valley Region Steward - Department of Conservation & Recreation, Division of Natural HeritageVA
Highland Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Warm Springs, VA
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
Natural Bridge State Park
- Natural Bridge, VA
Ogdens Cave Natural Area Preserve
Adam Christie, Shenandoah Valley Region Steward - Department of Conservation & Recreation, Division of Natural HeritageVA
Seven Bends State Park
- Woodstock, VA
Shenandoah River State Park
- Bentonville, VA
Short Hills Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Natural Bridge, VA
Thompson Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Markham, VA
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
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A Bird Trail is more than a trail in the literal sense.  It is a “necklace” of sites, usually linked by a physiographic feature such as a river, that are united by the theme of “great for bird watching!”  Birding Trails are essentially driving routes that help you get from one prime birding spot to the next.

 

Rural Bounty

Explore North America's Rural Bounty

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

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

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

 

 

Show Nature-Based Tourism Organizations & Professionals (65)
There are 65 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 Community Farm
Dave and Lee O’Neill - Keezletown, VA
Saunders Brothers
- Piney River, VA
Smith Meadows
- Berryville, VA
Sunrise Farms, Inc.
- 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 Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Warm Springs, VA
Goshen and Little North Mountain Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Augusta Springs, VA
Highland Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Warm Springs, VA
Shenandoah River State Park
- Bentonville, VA
Short Hills Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Natural Bridge, VA
Thompson Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Markham, 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 Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Warm Springs, VA
Go Outdoors Virginia
DGIF - Henrico, VA
Goshen and Little North Mountain Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Augusta Springs, VA
Goshen Pass Natural Area Preserve
Adam Christie, Shenandoah Valley Region Steward - Department of Conservation & Recreation, Division of Natural HeritageVA
Highland Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Warm Springs, VA
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
Natural Bridge State Park
- Natural Bridge, VA
Ogdens Cave Natural Area Preserve
Adam Christie, Shenandoah Valley Region Steward - Department of Conservation & Recreation, Division of Natural HeritageVA
Seven Bends State Park
- Woodstock, VA
Shenandoah River State Park
- Bentonville, VA
Short Hills Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Natural Bridge, VA
Thompson Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Markham, VA
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
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 Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Warm Springs, VA
Goshen and Little North Mountain Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Augusta Springs, VA
Goshen Pass Natural Area Preserve
Adam Christie, Shenandoah Valley Region Steward - Department of Conservation & Recreation, Division of Natural HeritageVA
Highland Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Warm Springs, VA
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
Natural Bridge State Park
- Natural Bridge, VA
Ogdens Cave Natural Area Preserve
Adam Christie, Shenandoah Valley Region Steward - Department of Conservation & Recreation, Division of Natural HeritageVA
Seven Bends State Park
- Woodstock, VA
Shenandoah River State Park
- Bentonville, VA
Short Hills Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Natural Bridge, VA
Thompson Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Markham, VA
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
Adventures Afield: Take a kid fishing on free fishing days - The Daily Progress
6/18/2019 9:43:00 AM
Adventures Afield: Take a kid fishing on free fishing days    The Daily Progress This weekend, June 7-9, marks the annual Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF)-sanctioned free fishing days, meaning that anglers can ...

Gerry Dulac: Take a ride on roller-coaster course at Virginia's Primland Resort - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
6/8/2019 3:00:00 AM
Gerry Dulac: Take a ride on roller-coaster course at Virginia's Primland Resort    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette MEADOWS OF DAN, Va. — At an elevation of more than 3,000 feet, the first tee of the aptly named Highland Course at the Primland Resort is like the starting ...

DNR releases summary of questionnaire | News, Sports, Jobs - The Inter-Mountain
5/25/2019 12:06:55 AM
DNR releases summary of questionnaire | News, Sports, Jobs    The Inter-Mountain Last week, I got a summary of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources questionnaire that was handed out to all of the sportsmen and women who ...

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

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

Pendleton County ready to celebrate trout fishing - WV MetroNews - West Virginia MetroNews
5/2/2019 3:00:00 AM
Pendleton County ready to celebrate trout fishing - WV MetroNews    West Virginia MetroNews FRANKLIN, W.Va. — Pendleton County and the town of Franklin are putting on the dog this weekend all in celebration of the county's draw as a trout fishing ...

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

Virginia launches 'Refer-a-Friend to Fish' campaign - WHSV
4/17/2019 3:00:00 AM
Virginia launches 'Refer-a-Friend to Fish' campaign    WHSV The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries is launching a campaign to encourage fishermen to recruit others to join them.

Virginia casts new refer-a-friend program to reel in new anglers - WSLS 10
4/16/2019 3:00:00 AM
Virginia casts new refer-a-friend program to reel in new anglers    WSLS 10 RICHMOND, Va. - Virginia is looking to spread the joy of fishing. The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries is launching a campaign this spring to ...

How to stay safe during WV's spring gobbler season - Charleston Gazette-Mail
4/13/2019 3:00:00 AM
How to stay safe during WV's spring gobbler season    Charleston Gazette-Mail The man in charge of West Virginia's hunter safety program has strong feelings about spring turkey hunting.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DNR announces dates for selected trout stockings | Hunting & Fishing - 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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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 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 '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.

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.

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 ...

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An old tobacco town rebuilds its downtown district - The Atlantic
6/13/2019 6:00:00 AM
An old tobacco town rebuilds its downtown district    The Atlantic Previously in this series: why the ups and downs of economic history have left the southern Virginia town of Danville with a genuine problem (what to do after its ...

Remembering the 12 victims of the Virginia Beach shooting - Yahoo News
6/1/2019 3:00:00 AM
Remembering the 12 victims of the Virginia Beach shooting    Yahoo News Virginia Beach is mourning 12 lives cut short in a mass shooting on Friday, including 11 city employees with decades of public *service* between them.

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

Northam signs executive order transferring Virginia Museum of Natural History to Secretary of Education - Augusta Free Press
5/14/2019 3:00:00 AM
Northam signs executive order transferring Virginia Museum of Natural History to Secretary of Education    Augusta Free Press Governor Ralph Northam today signed Executive Order Thirty-One, transferring responsibility and oversight of the Virginia Museum of Natural History (VMNH) ...

National Park idea for New River Gorge shifts to Park and Preserve - WV MetroNews - West Virginia MetroNews
5/10/2019 3:00:00 AM
National Park idea for New River Gorge shifts to Park and Preserve - WV MetroNews    West Virginia MetroNews With near blanket prohibition on hunting in National Parks, the idea for the New River Gorge was a non-starter for West Virginia sportsmen, but a Park-Preserve ...

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

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

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

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

Virginia Wines: American History in a Glass - The Epoch Times
4/10/2019 3:00:00 AM
Virginia Wines: American History in a Glass    The Epoch Times Many today may refer to Virginia as one of America's “up and coming wine regions,” but as history demonstrates, its roots run deeper.

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

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

Old penitentiary now attracting more than 30000 annual visitors - West Virginia Explorer
3/27/2019 3:00:00 AM
Old penitentiary now attracting more than 30000 annual visitors    West Virginia Explorer More than 30000 visitors now tour the old West Virginia Penitentiary at Moundsville every year, and officials say traffic is expected to increase as it enters its 23rd ...

Virginia Manufacturing Jobs Still in Decline - Bacon's Rebellion
3/19/2019 3:00:00 AM
Virginia Manufacturing Jobs Still in Decline    Bacon's Rebellion Virginia has lost nearly 136,000 manufacturing jobs since 2000, a 36% decrease, according to Kyaw Khine writing in the StatChat blog. The losses occurred ...

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.

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 ...

W.Va. youth kinship with nature demonstrated through art - West Virginia Explorer
2/2/2019 3:00:00 AM
W.Va. youth kinship with nature demonstrated through art    West Virginia Explorer Children raised in rural West Virginia have the advantage of access to nature, a gift demonstrated through south-central West Virginia's Youth Arts in the Parks ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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Brewers Celebrate More Than Beer During W.Va. Craft Beer Week - West Virginia Public Broadcasting
6/18/2019 11:43:40 AM
Brewers Celebrate More Than Beer During W.Va. Craft Beer Week    West Virginia Public Broadcasting Several breweries across the state are hosting events as part of West Virginia Craft Beer Week, which kicked off this past weekend, June 15-16. Some in the.

Virginia: They didn’t know - Ledger Independent
6/14/2019 11:44:08 AM
Virginia: They didn’t know    Ledger Independent They didn't know. That tragic day would be their last day alive. They woke-up and went about their usual morning routine. Coffee, shower, breakfast.

Chincoteague Chamber Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce Celebrates "50 Years of Love" with Virginia Tourism Corporation ~Celebrating 50th anniversary of "Virginia is for Lovers" - Shore Daily News
5/24/2019 3:00:00 AM
Chincoteague Chamber Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce Celebrates "50 Years of Love" with Virginia Tourism Corporation ~Celebrating 50th anniversary of "Virginia is for Lovers"    Shore Daily News May 24, 2019. Chincoteague Chamber Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce Celebrates “50 Years of Love” with Virginia Tourism. Chincoteague, VA- ...

Hershey Investing $104M In Virginia Expansion - Business Facilities Magazine
5/17/2019 3:00:00 AM
Hershey Investing $104M In Virginia Expansion    Business Facilities Magazine The Hershey Company will invest $104 million to grow its existing manufacturing operation in Augusta County, VA. The 111,000-square-foot expansion will ...

Atif Qarni: Take time to thank Virginia's teachers - Virginian-Pilot
5/5/2019 3:00:00 AM
Atif Qarni: Take time to thank Virginia's teachers    Virginian-Pilot AS TEACHER Appreciation Week, May 6 -10, approaches, I encourage you to think back to your time as a student. Was there one teacher who stood out among ...

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

West Virginia Universiuty Analysis Shows Improving Economic Outlook for Upper Ohio Valley - Wheeling Intelligencer
4/26/2019 3:00:00 AM
West Virginia Universiuty Analysis Shows Improving Economic Outlook for Upper Ohio Valley    Wheeling Intelligencer WEIRTON — While the economic trends for the Upper Ohio Valley have been improving, there still is much that can be done to encourage prosperity in the ...

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

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

Local news in Louisa County and Lake Anna - The Central Virginian
4/8/2019 3:00:00 AM
Local news in Louisa County and Lake Anna    The Central Virginian As they move forward in developing the Shannon Hill Regional Business Park, county officials have opted to retain Timmons Group as their consultant.

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

Gov. Northam Proclaims March 10-16 Virginia Flood Insurance Awareness Week - Shore Daily News
3/11/2019 3:00:00 AM
Gov. Northam Proclaims March 10-16 Virginia Flood Insurance Awareness Week    Shore Daily News Governor Northam has undertaken executive action he claims will make Virginia more resilient against extreme weather events.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Denver-based Antero agrees to $3.15 million fine in pollution settlement - The Denver Post
2/11/2019 3:00:00 AM
Denver-based Antero agrees to $3.15 million fine in pollution settlement    The Denver Post A Denver-based natural gas producer has agreed to pay a $3.15 million civil penalty to resolve pollution violations at 32 drilling sites in West Virginia.

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.

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 ...

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

Rockwool: Three Truths And A Lie About The Economic Development Game - Forbes
9/18/2018 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 ...

Winners of Scenic Virginia's 2018 photo contest capture the state's beauty - Richmond.com
7/26/2018 3:00:00 AM
Winners of Scenic Virginia's 2018 photo contest capture the state's beauty    Richmond.com The purpose of Scenic Virginia's annual Virginia Vistas Photo Contest is to showcase the breathtaking variety of scenic beauty that abounds in our ...

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.

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.