Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers: 1. SOUTH AFRICA MOURNS MANDELA Nation celebrates the life of its global icon with […]
By Alex Lang The Dominion Post MORGANTOWN — E. Gordon Gee said he doesn’t like the “interim” tag because that implies a seat warmer — and he plans to be more than that. “I intend on being a very aggressive advocate for the university in all sectors,” Gee said in a telephone interview with The […]
Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things to take away from the past week. Look for in-depth stories in West Virginia newspapers: 1. NELSON MANDELA DIES AT AGE 95 South Africa’s first black president was a global symbol of sacrifice and reconciliation in a world often […]
By Jim Davis Exponent-Telegram MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginians need to get serious about coal, or learn to live without some of the services to which they have become accustomed. That was the message speakers stressed Thursday at a forum on coal mining’s significance to the state and the economic and regulatory challenges the industry […]
Charleston Gazette reporter Lori Kersey posted this picture on Twitter, saying, “Today someone brought in this @wvgazette from Dec. 8, 1941, the day after Pearl Harbor was attacked.” Ever wonder how many saved editions are tucked away in basements across the land? Journalists should sometimes remind themselves of the lasting value of their efforts.
Dominion Post photographer Chelsi Baker chronicled West Virginia University’s 96-47 win over Loyola Monday night at the Coliseum in Morgantown. In this photo Remi Dibo (0) plays defense. For the Dominion Post’s e-edition, click here.
Photographer Sholten Singer of the Herald-Dispatch in Huntington offers a gallery of photos from the 7th Annual Holiday Candlelight House Tour on Sunday, Dec. 1.. Click here for more.
An editorial from The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — When West Virginia University President Jim Clements announced he was leaving to become president of Clemson University, WVU’s Board of Governors faced a dilemma. The search for a permanent successor is expected to take until next fall. In the interim, progress made at […]
An editorial from The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register: WHEELING, W.Va. — For several years while West Virginia held a monopoly on some types of gambling in this region, state legislators could smile and watch the money roll in. It allowed the state to do many good things that otherwise would not have been possible. But […]
An editorial from the Charleston Daily Mail: CHARLESTON, W.Va. — He was good at football and baseball, but his real passion was basketball. Imagine his disappointment when he failed to make the varsity basketball team in his first year at Emsley A. Laney High School in Wilmington, N.C. Michael Jordan didn’t quit. He played […]
WASHINGTON D.C.— Senators Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin, along with Congressman Nick Rahall, today announced more than $105,000 in federal funding to Raleigh County to provide rental assistance for homeless veterans. “West Virginia’s veterans deserve access to the services they earned and were promised for their bravery and selflessness,” said Rockefeller. “Among the critical support we can […]
CHARLESTON — Both the extended budget session and a special session called by the governor to handle some loose ends left handing at the end of the 60-day regular 2013 session of the West Virginia Legislature were wrapped up quickly here last week. The special legislative session concluded Thursday, April 18—about 18 hours after it […]
By Tom Miller PressNet Reporter CHARLESTON — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s proposed legislation to combat the problem of overcrowded state prisons and regional jails (SB371) received final approval prior to adjournment of the 2013 regular session of the West Virginia Legislature here last Saturday night. The bill had been amended by both the House Judiciary […]
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An editorial from the Parkersburg News and Sentinel: PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Thank Heaven someone finally noticed something was wrong when a 52-year-old Charleston man made multiple trips to Sardis, Ohio, to pick up a 14-year-old girl – then took her back across the Ohio River to a New Martinsville motel, where the the pair had […]