A few days ago The Media Center was in Wheeling WV providing satellite uplinks and coverage for an event. During this event it was announced that The Health Plan, a health organization, is relocating their corporate headquarters to Wheeling. The Health Plan was originally from West Virginia, but moved its corporate headquarters to St. Clairsville OH. In his presentation the President and CEO of The Health Plan, Jim Pennington, said that he was extremely proud to say that The Health Plan was coming home to West Virginia.
Farmers from across the state are meeting in Charleston for the 11th annual West Virginia Small Farm Conference. The annual event draws farmers, youth and industry together for an opportunity to learn and share new and innovative production and marketing techniques that translate into increased economic impact for the state’s blossoming agricultural community. The conference continues through Saturday.
AARP West Virginia and the West Virginia Press Association (WVPA), in partnership with West Virginia Public Broadcasting and the MetroNews Radio Network, hosted the 2014 United States Senate Debate on Tuesday, October 7 between West Virginia candidates Secretary of State Natalie Tennant (D) and Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito (R) at the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences of West Virginia in Charleston, WV.
On Tuesday, July 15, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin joined Appalachian Regional Commission Federal Co-Chairman Earl F. Gohl in announcing the nationwide premier of the Bon Appétit Appalachia culinary map-guide. The announcement capped events at Capitol Market in Charleston designed to recognize and promote food growers and producers unique to Appalachia. The guide recently debuted as an insert in the summer issue of Food Traveler magazine.
The Greenbrier’s iconic original Charles Blair MacDonald-designed golf course made history Easter weekend. The Old White TPC, the first 18-hole golf course at The Greenbrier, opened in 1914. A legend of Greenbrier golf history, the course was named for the well-known Old White Hotel, which stood on the grounds from 1858 to 1922.
West Virginia’s ski areas, after enduring perfect winter conditions, are relishing in perfect spring skiing conditions. The mountains of West Virginia have received over 12 feet of natural snow this season, including over a foot in some areas last night and this morning, and temperatures have been perfect for snowmaking operations.
Governor Earl Ray Tomblin and officials with the West Virginia Ski Areas Association announced that January was officially Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month in the mountain state. By proclamation released at a news conference held at the state capitol, West Virginia joined the national program that includes ski-industry states in North America. West Virginia Ski Resorts teach thousands of first-time skiers every season and new skier and snowboard lessons have increased so far this season.
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