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Zoo babies debut at Wheeling’s Oglebay Park
Photo courtesy of OGLEBAY PARK
Zoo babies debut at Wheeling’s Oglebay Park

WHEELING, W.Va. — They might be difficult to spot at first, but clinging tightly to the backs of their furry orange family members are two of the newest additions to Oglebay Park’s Good Zoo.

The...

Zoo babies debut at Wheeling’s Oglebay Park
Zoo babies debut at Wheeling’s Oglebay Park

WHEELING, W.Va. — They might be difficult to spot at first, but clinging tightly to the backs of their furry orange family members are two of the newest additions to Oglebay Park’s Good Zoo.

The...

WV Travel Team: Wheeling — chic, historic and oh so tasty
WV Travel Team: Wheeling — chic, historic and oh so tasty

WHEELING, W.Va. — If Charleston is West Virginia’s Washington, then Wheeling is its New York, with a nod toward Philadelphia, thanks to Independence Hall.

I’m certain that growling readers...

WV Travel Team: Take me to the river
WV Travel Team: Take me to the river

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Face it: Having fun can be exhausting.

Driving on vacation can mean long hours working the highways. If you’re touring the country, you have to pack and unpack at every new city you visit.

Ocean cruises...

The List: Five early spring festival road trips

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — As the state thaws out from the winter, there are plenty of good things to look forward to, like the annual spring festivals.

We rounded up five that sounded like just the thing to shake the cold off in time for spring....

In Short: March 5-11, 2015

Mardi Gras in Dunbar

The city of Dunbar is sponsoring a Mardi Gras Mirth and Merriment event Saturday beginning at 7 p.m. at the Dunbar Recreation Center, 2601 Fairlawn Ave.

Entertainment will be provided by Marshall Petty and the Groove. ...

WV Travel Team: Amazing architecture in West  Virginia
WV Travel Team: Amazing architecture in West Virginia

Wealth in West Virginia tended to be transitory, never staying long enough or within the state’s boundaries to fund grand and lasting metropoli.

It did trickle down to create workingman towns and small cities. The state’s relative...

Low-fare Spirit service to resume at Yeager
Low-fare Spirit service to resume at Yeager

More West Virginians than ever are expected to be boarding Spirit Airlines, the no-frills low-cost carrier with the “you get what you pay for” business model, after it resumes its nonstop seasonal service to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, ...

WV Travel Team: Mountain State reminders
WV Travel Team: Mountain State reminders

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — When I first heard the song “You Remind Me of West Virginia,” by Pocahontas County native Wyatt Turner, I knew right away I’d found a wonderful opportunity to highlight the natural beauty of our wild,...

In Short: Feb. 19-25, 2015

Bob Thompson at La Belle

The “D” Street Art & Music Series presents The Bob Thompson Quartet in concert on Saturday at the La Belle Theater, 311 D St., South Charleston.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with a showing of work by...

WV Travel Team: Spring break destinations
WV Travel Team: Spring break destinations

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Spring is the perfect time for a family trip — the long winter has nearly passed, the oppressive heat of summer hasn’t yet arrived, and vacationing crowds usually aren’t as large as at during other high-...

Culture and nature meet in the Eastern Panhandle: Modern amenities in W.Va’s oldest town
Culture and nature meet in the Eastern Panhandle: Modern amenities in W.Va’s oldest town

Nestled between four national parks, and placed comfortably on the bluffs of the Potomac River, Shepherdstown sits just 90 minutes from the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore metropolitan areas.

Boasting a seamless blend of history, recreation, and...

Costa Rica smile: Something for everyone
Costa Rica smile: Something for everyone

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Our family celebrated this past Christmas in Costa Rica. Our daughter and her husband are living near San Jose for a year while he teaches math at a local school.

The flight from Charleston to Costa Rica was two easy...

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