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West Virginia Housing Development Fund announces new rate

West Virginia Housing Development Fund announces new rate

Release from the West Virginia Housing Development Fund: CHARLESTON, W.Va. — There has never been a better time to purchase a home in West Virginia. The West Virginia Housing Development Fund is offering qualifying homebuyers a 30-year fixed rate mortgage at 3.78%. Down payment and closing cost assistance loans are also available. “Owning a home is […]

By October 11, 2019 Read More →

10 things to know: Thursday, Oct. 10

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The regional bureau of The Associated Press shares 10 things you need to know Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. TURKISH FORCES PRESS ADVANCE AGAINST KURDS Turkey says its military launched airstrikes and unleashed artillery shelling against […]

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Gorge national park and preserve confab attracts overflow crowd in W.Va.

By Rick Steelhammer, Charleston Gazette-Mail FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. — Recently introduced legislation that would elevate West Virginia’s New River Gorge status from national river to national park and preserve drew a standing-room-only crowd to Canyon Rim Visitor Center on Wednesday to ask questions and voice opinions about the proposal. Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Shelley Moore Capito, […]

By October 10, 2019 Read More →

Opinion

Editorial: W.Va. should be realistic in trimming next state budget

From Parkersburg News and Sentinel: West Virginia’s state government fiscal dilemma is illustrated well by the relief state officials exhibited last week when they learned, one-fourth of the way through the current fiscal year, the general revenue budget is only $29.7 million in the red. It could have been worse, to judge by the dismal […]

By October 9, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: Good to see W.Va. state revenue bounce back

From the Charleston Gazette-Mail: We’re glad to see state revenue numbers for September cut into what was shaping up to be a $50 million budget shortfall for West Virginia’s state government. The state exceeded revenue projections by about $20 million, or 4 percent, according to an article by the Gazette-Mail’s Phil Kabler. As Kabler reported, […]

By October 4, 2019 Read More →
Editorial: Burning ban is essential during statewide drought in W.Va.

Editorial: Burning ban is essential during statewide drought in W.Va.

From The Exponent Telegram: We had very little rain in West Virginia during September, and we’re now feeling the effects. And with no relief in the forecast, we need to exercise caution. North Central West Virginia is now classified by the U.S. Drought Monitor as D0, which means abnormally dry. Southern West Virginia is even […]

By October 4, 2019 Read More →

Industry News

Former Journal reporter John McVey remembered for fairness, friendliness

Former Journal reporter John McVey remembered for fairness, friendliness

By MATT WELCH The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Whether you knew John McVey for his thick, white mustache or his greeting of “how are ya, by golly,” or for his fairness and thorough reporting at multiple news outlets in the area, you easily could have walked away with a story, according to those who knew […]

By June 3, 2019 Read More →
Campaign: Local news is handy! Subscribe to your local W.Va. newspaper today.

Campaign: Local news is handy! Subscribe to your local W.Va. newspaper today.

Find West Virginia newspapers‘ Easy-To-Use links or subscription information below: CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association’s “Local News is Handy” campaign reminds everyone of the value of having access to creditable local news, information and advertising. Whether it’s delivered digitally to your cell phone and computer, in the traditional newspaper on your doorstep, […]

By May 18, 2019 Read More →
Media Alert: Graphic available on W.Va. Senate Bill 1 – ‘Last Dollar In’

Media Alert: Graphic available on W.Va. Senate Bill 1 – ‘Last Dollar In’

‘Financial Snapshot’ graphic new service to West Virginia newspapers CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association will be providing state newspapers with weekly  “Financial Snapshot” graphics for West Virginia as a public service to residents. This week;s graphic, below, addresses Senate Bill 1, the “Last Dollar In” program. Below the graphic is a link […]

By May 10, 2019 Read More →

Photos

Gift for the Winter Solstice: A rainbow over Green Bank

Gift for the Winter Solstice: A rainbow over Green Bank

The Pocahontas Times GREEN BANK, W.Va. — The sun broke through the rain in the early morning of the Winter Solstice just long enough to produce this beautiful rainbow at the Green Bank Observatory. The Green Bank Telescope appears at one end of these colors and appears bathed in the light. Photo courtesy of Michael […]

By December 27, 2018 Read More →
Spotted in Pocahontas: Insect fashion show

Spotted in Pocahontas: Insect fashion show

The Pocahontas Times MARLINTON, W.Va. — Last week The Pocahontas Times asked about a spotted bug found on Thistlewood Farm. This September, one of those orange and black bugs showed up in the company of a cloud of migrating butterflies.  Now called the “Ailanthus Webworm Moth,” it looks like a beetle and flies like a […]

By November 5, 2018 Read More →
Protected: Media Alert – Photos, notes, video links from the WV Supreme Court tour

Protected: Media Alert – Photos, notes, video links from the WV Supreme Court tour

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By August 6, 2018 Read More →

WV Press Convention

W.Va. Press Association Convention 2020 set for Charleston, W.Va., on Aug. 7-8

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association Convention 2020 is scheduled for Aug. 7-8 at the Embassy Suites in Charleston, W.Va. Watch for updates.

By October 3, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: Hoping W.Va. tax revenues show rebound

From The Wheeling News-Register: Within a few days, state officials will make public information on how much money West Virginia state government officially collected in August. Keep your fingers crossed, especially if you want to see more potholes patched. Revenue in July, the first month of the new fiscal year, was far below what had […]

By September 4, 2019 Read More →
WV Press 2019 Convention education seminar videos available for staff review

WV Press 2019 Convention education seminar videos available for staff review

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — If you couldn’t attend the educational seminars at the West Virginia Press Association Convention in Morgantown on Aug. 2-3, you can still get the benefit. The educational seminar videos are embedded below. WV Press has also uploaded the seminars to Facebook and YouTube channels and its award presentations to YouTube. Awards presentations […]

By August 15, 2019 Read More →

Other Recent News

National Newspaper Week

National Newspaper Week

By October 7, 2019 Read More →

W.Va. Governor ends ban on outdoor burning

Regular burning season regulations now in effect From the Office of the Governor: CHARLESTON, WV – Gov. Jim Justice issued a proclamation this week, officially rescinding the recent statewide ban on all types of outdoor burning. This action comes after the state received sufficient rainfall over the past several days to warrant ending the outdoor […]

By October 10, 2019 Read More →
WVU and CDC partnership helps build healthy futures in southern West Virginia

WVU and CDC partnership helps build healthy futures in southern West Virginia

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A cross-campus collaboration at West Virginia University is addressing local solutions for West Virginia’s health-related challenges. The Be Wild, Be Wonderful, Be Healthy project is working in Clay and McDowell counties to increase access to physical activity and healthy foods. The WVU Extension Service, the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences […]

By October 10, 2019 Read More →

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.VA., statement on withdrawal of U.S. troops in Syria and Turkey invasion

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. released the following statement on the announcement of the withdrawal of U.S. troops in Syria and Turkey’s decision to invade. “The announcement of the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria is a terrible miscalculation. We are abandoning our allies who have worked together with U.S. forces to […]

By October 10, 2019 Read More →