Dick Eastman covered this announcement in his Online Genealogy Newsletter, and it is worth repeating. Unlike many states that provide online indexes to their vital records, West Virginia has made the images available also.
This is a boon to genealogists and other researchers. It is the result of a collaborative venture between the West Virginia State Archives and the Genealogical Society of Utah. The objective was to make selected birth, death, and marriage records available at the West Virginia Archives and History Web site. This is an on-going project with records being added as possible.
You can access the records at: http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/. At the top of the page is a link to an article that describes the project in detail.