Tourism in West Virginia: The Mountain State's best-kept secret
April 30, 2014, 1:58 p.m. by Mountaineer News
As West Virginia faces increased competition from other states, the state legislature has made cuts to the state's tourism budget. What can be done to lure in new visitors?
Renewable energy source for West Virginia is blowing in the wind
February 25, 2014, 9:51 a.m. by Mountaineer News
With a powerful coal lobby, an expired federal tax credit and mountaintop removal efforts, the Mountain State faces an uphill battle in building wind energy.
Worker camps from natural gas boom cause headaches for local officials
May 7, 2013, 3:26 p.m. by Mountaineer News
Wheeling, West Virginia has 14 campgrounds, and most of them house out-of-state men who work at fracking sites. Some of these labor camps were set up without permits, and others have been cited for improper sewage disposal and violence.
West Virginia University to compete in global contest to build solar-powered house
April 5, 2013, 2:35 p.m. by Mountaineer News
Students seek to bring a bit of Appalachia to the DOE's Solar Decathlon with a sun-powered log cabin.