Rafting Season Has Officially Begun!


FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WOAY)-  With the beautiful weather West Virginia experience this weekend, rafting season officially began Saturday, April 21st.


Rafters from all over the world have been dreaming about this day since the first snow flake hit the ground.



Hundreds of rafters went to the New River and Gauley River to kick off the season.


Workers at Ace Adventure Resort said that rafting season helps bring business to the area.


The season will continue until the fall and even the weekend of Bridge Day.

Daniella Hankey

Good Morning West Virginia! Daniella Hankey is the Morning and Noon newscast Anchor. Daniella joined Newswatch as a Multi-Media journalist and quickly moved her way up to an Anchor. Before landing in the beautiful Mountain State, Daniella called her home Orlando, Florida. Armed with a major in Communications and Media Studies and a minor in Education, Daniella relocated to further her career. During her time at Stetson, she covered several big stories on and off campus including the June 2016 Pulse Night Club shooting and Hurricane Matthew. She worked as a news anchor and reporter for her college news station and enjoyed an internship in productions at PBS. Her love for journalism started in high school when she was selected as a Bright House Varsity Reporter as well as the school anchor. When Daniella is not working, you can find her exploring West Virginia especially the Greenbrier and engaging with community members. As a morning anchor, Daniella loves putting a smile on viewers faces in the morning and informing them of community events. If you have any story ideas or news tips, please email Daniella at You can also follow Daniella on Facebook at DaniellaHankeyTV.

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