Nantahala North Carolina. Good community, descent play wave near NOC outfitters, and good creeking all year long. Damn fed, so no worries about level. It is always cold though.
Also the Noilchucky is a another descent river to run. it runs through Poplar NC, through Erwin Tn. Alot of III's and a couple of IV's some good play spots along the way.
Yup, WV is a great place to be in August and September especially with Gauley season just around the corner, but if you want to paddle a creek, the Green Truss of the White Salmon in Oregon is pretty much always running.