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National junior golf tournament making inaugural trip to WV

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The Trusted Choice® Big “I” National Championship will make its first trip to West Virginia when Pete Dye Golf Club hosts the 46th annual junior golf event Aug. 5-8. More>>

Bluegrass Week set for July 27 through August 1

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From July 27 through August 1, concerts, a book signing, nightly jam sessions and a time-honored blend of music and dance abound, courtesy of the Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College Bluegrass Week.

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Family feud returns

Photo courtesy of Brightwell Photography Photo courtesy of Brightwell Photography
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It took a family feud to save Theatre West Virginia.“Hatfields and McCoys” has been an annual Theatre West Virginia production since 1970, making this the 54th consecutive season for the venue’s summer outdoor drama series, but it nearly didn’t happen. Business dried up for Theatre West Virginia, and it closed down, but many Southern West Virginia residents and the West Virginia Legislature offered help to rescue the Beckley institution.“Hatfields and McCoys” was scheduled to run for 17 perfo... More>>

West Virginia national park one of 28 grant recipients

Photo courtesy of the National Park Service. The Harpers Ferry area is full of history. This view is from Bolivar Heights. Photo courtesy of the National Park Service. The Harpers Ferry area is full of history. This view is from Bolivar Heights.
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The National Park Foundation awarded $504,000 in grants to 28 national parks across the United States and the Virgin Islands, including one in West Virginia, through its Park Stewards Program. More>>

Preserving West Virginia: Arthurdale Schools

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A school system in Preston County was way ahead of it's time thanks to Eleanor Roosevelt but now, it needs updating.  More>>

Blennerhassett Island to host 'Moth Night' event July 27

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The Mid-Ohio Valley Chapter of the West Virginia Master Naturalist program, in conjunction with Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park, is sponsoring a “Moth Watch” outing on Blennerhassett Island July 27. Participants will board the Island Belle sternwheeler at 7 p.m. for a river trip to the island.  More>>

Traveling sports exhibit on WV tour

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Officials selected six museums and cultural and community organizations to host the exhibit and provide public programs about their local sports culture. More>>

Team USA Women's Softball Team Plays Double Header in Morgantown Video included

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For the first time the United States Softball Team paid a visit to Morgantown. Members of the Morgantown Convention and Visitors Bureau were excited to see a packed house of 1,200 people come out for the double header. More>>

WV State Fire Marshal stresses fireworks safety; warns of illegal devices

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With the Independence Day holiday weekend upon us, the West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office is warning residents of the Mountain State about the dangers of fireworks, and the illegal status of some of the devices. More>>

Wheeling Multicultural Festival set for Sunday, June 29

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Wheeling will celebrate the Upper Ohio Valley's rich ethnic heritage with a Multicultural Festival Sunday, June 29, on the waterfront.  More>>

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