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National Park Service officials say the New River Gorge National River is one of the largest climbing areas in the eastern U.S. Officials are hosting an event to raise awareness about park climbing rules. 

Cannons on Bolivar Heights, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
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West Virginia and Tennessee are among the states receiving part of $7.2 million in grants to help identify, preserve and protect historic battlefields.

The announcement was made by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Wednesday.

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The National Park Service is opening an environmental education center in southern West Virginia.

The New River Gorge National River says in a news release that a grand opening celebration will be held May 21 for the new Camp Brookside center in the Summers County community of Brooks. The event is free and open to the public.