Outdoor Recreation in Southside 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 Southside Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Hunting and Sport Fishing Organizations & Professionals serving Southside 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 Southside Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Natural Heritage - Cultural Tourism Organizations & Professionals serving Southside Region
Agritourism
Blue Rock Organics
Michael & Heather White - Vernon Hill, VA
Doe Run Farm
Buddy & Jeanie Puckett - Ararat, VA
Field Sport Concepts, LTD
- Charlottesville, VA
Mighty Oaks Farm
Steve and Sandy Smeester - Boydton, VA
Owen Farm Tours
David McLeish - Danville, VA
Richlands Dairy Farm
Coley J. Drinkwater - Blackstone, VA
Saunders Brothers
- Piney River, VA
The Farm Bus
Mark Lilly - Founder - Richmond, VA
The Growing Place
Rachel Bayer - Wirtz, VA
Victoria Vineyard
Dawn and Tom Conrad - Victoria, VA
White Fall Farm
A.J. and Lisa Nuckols - Gretna, VA
Ecotourism
Big Woods Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Wakefield, VA
Blandy Experimental Farm
Steven B. Carroll - Director of Public Programs - Boyce, VA
Chub Sandhill Natural Area Preserve
Darren Loomis, SE Regional Steward - Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Natural HeritageVA
Cypress Bridge Swamp Natural Area Preserve
Darren Loomis - SE Regional Steward - Courtland, VA
Dendron Swamp Natural Area Preserve
Darren Loomis, SE Regional Steward - Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Natural HeritageVA
Dick Cross Wildlife Management Area
Department of Game and Inland Fisheries - Boydton, VA
Difficult Creek Natural Area Preserve
Ryan Klopf, Mountain Region Steward - Department of Conservation & Recreation, Division of Natural HeritageVA
Fairy Stone State Park
- Stuart, VA
Fairystone Farms Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Bassett, VA
Field Sport Concepts, LTD
- Charlottesville, VA
Go Outdoors Virginia
DGIF - Henrico, VA
Grassy Hill Natural Area Preserve
Ryan Klopf, Mountain Region Steward - Department of Conservation & Recreation, Division of Natural HeritageVA
High Bridge Trail State Park
- Green Bay, VA
Occoneechee State Park
- Clarksville, VA
Parker’s Branch Tract of Big Woods Wildlife Management Area
- Waverly, VA
Roanoke River Rails to Trails, Inc.
- South Hill, VA
Sailor's Creek Battlefield State Park
- Rice, VA
Smith Mountain Cooperative Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Huddleston, VA
Staunton River Battlefield State Park
- Randolph, VA
Staunton River State Park
- Scottsburg, VA
Turkeycock Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Axton, 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
White Oak Mountain Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Chatham, VA
Wildlife Foundation of Virginia
Jenny West - Executive Director - Norge, VA
Land Leasing
American Hunting Lease Association
Steve Meng - President - Fishers, IN
American Timberlands Company
Thomas C. Rowland, III - President/Chief Executive Officer - Pawleys Island, SC
CoBank
Robert B. Engel - Chief Executive Officer - Greenwood Village, CO
Evr-green Management Group, Inc
Matt S. Campbell - President - Rome, GA
Hunt Ark Duck
Cain Planting Company - McCrory, AR
Hunting Land Advisors
Stephen Ruckman - Founder - Mount Washington, KY
Hunting Sports Plus
Daryl Traylor - Blue Springs, MO
Quality Deer Management Association
- Bogart, GA
Resource Analytical & Management Group, LLC
Billy K. Lemons - President & Principal Consultant - Nacogdoches, TX
Sustainable Agricultural Land Tenure Initiative
Neil Hamilton - Professor of Law/Dwight D. Opperman Chair of Law/Director of Ag Law Center - Des Moines, IA
US Farm Lease
- Ames, IA

 Nature-Based Tourism

   
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National Wildlife Refuge System - National Wildlife Refuge Locator

Find a Refuge Near You 

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

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

 

 

Fee Fishing - An Introduction
By:

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

 

Fee Fishing - Location, Site Development and Other Considerations
By:

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

 

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

 

What is Natural Heritage Tourism

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

 

Bird Trails and Important Bird Areas
By:

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

 

Rural Bounty

Explore North America's Rural Bounty

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

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

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

 

 

Show Nature-Based Tourism Organizations & Professionals (66)
There are 66 resources serving Southside Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Nature-Based Tourism Organizations & Professionals serving Southside Region
Agritourism
Blue Rock Organics
Michael & Heather White - Vernon Hill, VA
Doe Run Farm
Buddy & Jeanie Puckett - Ararat, VA
Field Sport Concepts, LTD
- Charlottesville, VA
Mighty Oaks Farm
Steve and Sandy Smeester - Boydton, VA
Owen Farm Tours
David McLeish - Danville, VA
Richlands Dairy Farm
Coley J. Drinkwater - Blackstone, VA
Saunders Brothers
- Piney River, VA
The Farm Bus
Mark Lilly - Founder - Richmond, VA
The Growing Place
Rachel Bayer - Wirtz, VA
Victoria Vineyard
Dawn and Tom Conrad - Victoria, VA
White Fall Farm
A.J. and Lisa Nuckols - Gretna, VA
Campgrounds
Big Woods Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Wakefield, VA
Fairy Stone State Park
- Stuart, VA
Fairystone Farms Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Bassett, VA
Occoneechee State Park
- Clarksville, VA
Smith Mountain Cooperative Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Huddleston, VA
Staunton River State Park
- Scottsburg, VA
Turkeycock Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Axton, VA
White Oak Mountain Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Chatham, VA
Ecotourism
Big Woods Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Wakefield, VA
Blandy Experimental Farm
Steven B. Carroll - Director of Public Programs - Boyce, VA
Chub Sandhill Natural Area Preserve
Darren Loomis, SE Regional Steward - Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Natural HeritageVA
Cypress Bridge Swamp Natural Area Preserve
Darren Loomis - SE Regional Steward - Courtland, VA
Dendron Swamp Natural Area Preserve
Darren Loomis, SE Regional Steward - Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Natural HeritageVA
Dick Cross Wildlife Management Area
Department of Game and Inland Fisheries - Boydton, VA
Difficult Creek Natural Area Preserve
Ryan Klopf, Mountain Region Steward - Department of Conservation & Recreation, Division of Natural HeritageVA
Fairy Stone State Park
- Stuart, VA
Fairystone Farms Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Bassett, VA
Field Sport Concepts, LTD
- Charlottesville, VA
Go Outdoors Virginia
DGIF - Henrico, VA
Grassy Hill Natural Area Preserve
Ryan Klopf, Mountain Region Steward - Department of Conservation & Recreation, Division of Natural HeritageVA
High Bridge Trail State Park
- Green Bay, VA
Occoneechee State Park
- Clarksville, VA
Parker’s Branch Tract of Big Woods Wildlife Management Area
- Waverly, VA
Roanoke River Rails to Trails, Inc.
- South Hill, VA
Sailor's Creek Battlefield State Park
- Rice, VA
Smith Mountain Cooperative Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Huddleston, VA
Staunton River Battlefield State Park
- Randolph, VA
Staunton River State Park
- Scottsburg, VA
Turkeycock Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Axton, 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
White Oak Mountain Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Chatham, VA
Wildlife Foundation of Virginia
Jenny West - Executive Director - Norge, VA
Landscape Architects / Land Planning
Field Sport Concepts, LTD
- Charlottesville, VA
Sustainable Solutions LLC
James Remuzzi - President and Founder - Shepherdstown, WV
William L. Braford
Blue Chip Forestry - Forester - Natural Bridge Station, VA
State and Federal Land
Big Woods Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Wakefield, VA
Cherry Orchard Bog Natural Area Preserve
Darren Loomis, SE Regional Steward - Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Natural HeritageVA
Chub Sandhill Natural Area Preserve
Darren Loomis, SE Regional Steward - Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Natural HeritageVA
Cypress Bridge Swamp Natural Area Preserve
Darren Loomis - SE Regional Steward - Courtland, VA
Dendron Swamp Natural Area Preserve
Darren Loomis, SE Regional Steward - Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Natural HeritageVA
Dick Cross Wildlife Management Area
Department of Game and Inland Fisheries - Boydton, VA
Difficult Creek Natural Area Preserve
Ryan Klopf, Mountain Region Steward - Department of Conservation & Recreation, Division of Natural HeritageVA
Fairy Stone State Park
- Stuart, VA
Fairystone Farms Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Bassett, VA
Grassy Hill Natural Area Preserve
Ryan Klopf, Mountain Region Steward - Department of Conservation & Recreation, Division of Natural HeritageVA
High Bridge Trail State Park
- Green Bay, VA
Occoneechee State Park
- Clarksville, VA
Parker’s Branch Tract of Big Woods Wildlife Management Area
- Waverly, VA
Sailor's Creek Battlefield State Park
- Rice, VA
Staunton River Battlefield State Park
- Randolph, VA
Staunton River State Park
- Scottsburg, VA
Turkeycock Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Axton, VA
White Oak Mountain Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Chatham, 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
Inspecting Progress | News, Sports, Jobs - The Inter-Mountain
7/16/2019 12:05:57 AM
Inspecting Progress | News, Sports, Jobs    The Inter-Mountain DAVIS — West Virginia Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito toured Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge Monday morning along with U.S. ...

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

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

Report finds wildlife refuges put millions of dollars into Virginia economy - CBS19 News
6/28/2019 3:00:00 AM
Report finds wildlife refuges put millions of dollars into Virginia economy    CBS19 News The U.S Fish and Wildlife *Service* says national wildlife refuges in Virginia and across the country put billions of dollars into local economies.

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

West Virginia Governor Justice, Thrasher Woo Supporters, Voters - Wheeling Intelligencer
6/21/2019 3:00:00 AM
West Virginia Governor Justice, Thrasher Woo Supporters, Voters    Wheeling Intelligencer CHARLESTON — With Gov. Jim Justice bringing in the son of the President of the United States Thursday, and Justice's former commerce secretary spending ...

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

Adventures Afield: Take a kid fishing on free fishing days - The Daily Progress
6/18/2019 3:00:00 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 ...

Outdoors calendar: June 9, 2019 | Hunting & Fishing - Charleston Gazette-Mail
6/9/2019 3:00:00 AM
Outdoors calendar: June 9, 2019 | Hunting & Fishing    Charleston Gazette-Mail Today. n West Virginia will observe its final Free Fishing Day. People may fish the public waters of the state without fishing licenses.

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

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 ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

Wild Chesapeake: Should Virginia Cut Rockfish Harvest? | CBM - Chesapeake Bay Magazine
3/12/2019 3:00:00 AM
Wild Chesapeake: Should Virginia Cut Rockfish Harvest? | CBM    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.

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

KEN PERROTTE: Longtime VDGIF director Duncan is retiring - Fredericksburg.com
2/20/2019 3:00:00 AM
KEN PERROTTE: Longtime VDGIF director Duncan is retiring    Fredericksburg.com AFTER 41 YEARS with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, including 11 as executive director, Bob Duncan will retire from state government ...

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

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

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

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

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

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.

No new elk for W.Va. in 2019 - WV MetroNews - West Virginia MetroNews
1/9/2019 3:00:00 AM
No new elk for W.Va. in 2019 - WV MetroNews    West Virginia MetroNews CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Plans to reintroduce elk into West Virginia will be interrupted in 2019 solely for a lack of any animals to procure. “We've been in ...

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.

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.

How limestone sand is breathing life into WV's acid-damaged streams - Charleston Gazette-Mail
12/8/2018 3:00:00 AM
How limestone sand is breathing life into WV's acid-damaged streams    Charleston Gazette-Mail Two decades ago in West Virginia, hundreds of miles of streams ran barren, devoid of insects or fish.

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 LEWIS, W.Va. - Many in West Virginia have a passion for hunting and fishing and on Saturday those activities were celebrated on a national level. Stonewall ...

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

Natural Heritage - Cultural Tourism News Items
Our Towns: Three Big Lessons From One Small Town - The Atlantic
7/18/2019 9:28:00 AM
Our Towns: Three Big Lessons From One Small Town    The Atlantic Here is another look at the far-southern-Virginia town of Danville: once a thriving tobacco-and-textile center, now trying to figure out what to do after all the mills ...

Our Towns: 'God's Storehouse' Food Pantry - The Atlantic
6/22/2019 3:00:00 AM
Our Towns: 'God's Storehouse' Food Pantry    The Atlantic We began the first morning of our recent visit to Danville, Virginia, at an early-bird breakfast with the Rotary Club, where my husband, Jim, and I heard several ...

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

Celebrate West Virginia's birthday with the natives at the Wildlife Center on Thursday - My Buckhannon
6/19/2019 3:00:00 AM
Celebrate West Virginia's birthday with the natives at the Wildlife Center on Thursday    My Buckhannon For our state's birthday, the West Virginia Wildlife Center will be providing educational activities and outdoor games that can be enjoyed by all ages. Hands-on ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

Your guide to all 29 floats in Norfolk's NATO Festival Parade of Nations - Virginian-Pilot
4/25/2019 3:00:00 AM
Your guide to all 29 floats in Norfolk's NATO Festival Parade of Nations    Virginian-Pilot The Norfolk NATO Festival Parade of Nations in downtown Norfolk will feature 29 floats on Saturday that highlight each member nation and the festival itself.

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

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

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.

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.

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 ...

Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, Next in Line, Draws a Spotlight - The New York Times
2/2/2019 3:00:00 AM
Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, Next in Line, Draws a Spotlight    The New York Times If Gov. Ralph Northam accedes to his party's calls to resign, Justin Fairfax would become the second African-American governor in the state's history.

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 ...

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 By 1999, when Larry Davidson ended his 27-year military career and moved back to the Virginia mining town where his parents lived, the coal industry was ...

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

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

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

Nature-Based Tourism News Items
Nature Conservancy obtains 153,000 acres of local forest | Coalfield Progress - Coalfield.com
7/16/2019 12:00:00 AM
Nature Conservancy obtains 153,000 acres of local forest | Coalfield Progress    Coalfield.com A project of The Nature Conservancy has acquired 153000 acres of forest land in far Southwest Virginia.

Mike Costello: The Lessons of Lost Creek - Roads and Kingdoms
7/1/2019 3:00:00 AM
Mike Costello: The Lessons of Lost Creek    Roads and Kingdoms When life doesn't give you lemons, make lemon pie. That's the moral, I guess, of my two days at Lost Creek Farm in West Virginia, the Harrison County farmstead ...

Brewers Celebrate More Than Beer During W.Va. Craft Beer Week - West Virginia Public Broadcasting
6/18/2019 3:00:00 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.

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

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

Artwork celebrates 'Virginia is for Lovers' 50th anniversary - Torrington Register Citizen
6/14/2019 3:00:00 AM
Artwork celebrates 'Virginia is for Lovers' 50th anniversary    Torrington Register Citizen RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A three-dimensional "LOVE" artwork will be traveling around Virginia this summer to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the state's ...

Rebecca Tomazin column: Virginia’s Clean Water Blueprint would cut pollution - Richmond.com
6/3/2019 3:00:00 AM
Rebecca Tomazin column: Virginia’s Clean Water Blueprint would cut pollution    Richmond.com There are days the James River flows clean and clear through Richmond. People flock to the rocks at Belle Isle to cool off. Kayakers surf the rapids downtown.

Virginia Beach suspect resigned hours before shooting, official says - KEYT
6/1/2019 3:00:00 AM
Virginia Beach suspect resigned hours before shooting, official says    KEYT A disgruntled employee who killed 12 people in Virginia Beach worked as a certified professional engineer for the city.

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 5:37:34 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 ...

NE Tennessee women believed to be victims of serial killer - Kingsport Times News
5/13/2019 3:00:00 AM
NE Tennessee women believed to be victims of serial killer    Kingsport Times News ABINGDON, Va. — From late February through mid-March, a Southwest Virginia man is alleged to have fatally shot three females, two of whom were reported ...

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

Ribbon cutting in Chesapeake | May 1990 - Virginian-Pilot
5/5/2019 3:00:00 AM
Ribbon cutting in Chesapeake | May 1990    Virginian-Pilot In response to student demand, Old Dominion University officials say they plan to install four condom machines on campus in the fall. The action was requested ...

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 ...

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

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

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

Pharrell Williams' festival could be a boon for Oceanfront businesses in Virginia Beach - Virginian-Pilot
3/23/2019 3:00:00 AM
Pharrell Williams' festival could be a boon for Oceanfront businesses in Virginia Beach    Virginian-Pilot Oceanfront businesses are gearing up for what could be a record-setting spring weekend during the Something in the Water festival. The three-day event April ...

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 ...

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

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

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 ...

Armada Hoffler predicts growth this year after hitting 2018 target - Virginian-Pilot
2/7/2019 3:00:00 AM
Armada Hoffler predicts growth this year after hitting 2018 target    Virginian-Pilot Armada Hoffler, the Virginia Beach-based builder and owner of offices, shopping centers and apartments across the mid-Atlantic and most notably the Town ...

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 ...

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

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

Happy holidays from "SEAL Team" on CBS, and its tale of two Virginia Beaches - Virginian-Pilot
12/17/2018 3:00:00 AM
Happy holidays from "SEAL Team" on CBS, and its tale of two Virginia Beaches    Virginian-Pilot Thank you, David Boreanaz, for thinking of us here in Hampton Roads as we prepare to rejoice in Christmas 2018.

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

Virginia Beach councilman who lost election contests race, says opponent didn't live in district - Virginian-Pilot
12/6/2018 3:00:00 AM
Virginia Beach councilman who lost election contests race, says opponent didn't live in district    Virginian-Pilot Councilman John Uhrin filed a petition on Thursday to contest the election he lost by 212 votes, claiming he doesn't believe the political newcomer who beat him ...

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 management fee payments prior to opening will help with hiring staff as well as the marketing and systems development required to be fully operational by ...

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 ...

22 candidates compete for 8 seats on the Virginia Beach City Council. A guide to who's running. - Virginian-Pilot
10/27/2018 3:00:00 AM
22 candidates compete for 8 seats on the Virginia Beach City Council. A guide to who's running.    Virginian-Pilot The Virginian-Pilot has put together this voter guide to provide biographical information on the candidates and hear from them about why they're running for ...

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.

OpenTable restaurant reservation app rolls out stranger-pairing program in Virginia - Virginian-Pilot
10/6/2018 3:00:00 AM
OpenTable restaurant reservation app rolls out stranger-pairing program in Virginia    Virginian-Pilot "OpenSeat" will allow restaurant-goers to invite strangers to their tables.

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 ...

Bruce Thompson sells two hotels at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront and buys another - Virginian-Pilot
9/7/2018 3:00:00 AM
Bruce Thompson sells two hotels at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront and buys another    Virginian-Pilot Developer Bruce Thompson has sold the 31st Street Hilton, his signature hotel at the Oceanfront that put him on the map and raised the status of the resort area.

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

Pharrell Williams' influence will elevate Dome site in Virginia Beach, according to study - Virginian-Pilot
8/13/2018 3:00:00 AM
Pharrell Williams' influence will elevate Dome site in Virginia Beach, according to study    Virginian-Pilot The Wave , a recreation and entertainment complex proposed for the Dome site at the Oceanfront, will succeed if a few components fall into place, a new ...

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.

West Virginia Nature Conservancy works to preserve state's majestic beauty - WV News
4/2/2017 3:00:00 AM
West Virginia Nature Conservancy works to preserve state's majestic beauty    WV News CHARLESTON — Among West Virginia's richest attributes is unspoiled nature — from mountain ranges plentiful with plush vegetation to waterways boasting ...

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.