Archive for April, 2018

D-Day courage helped change world history

An editorial from The Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va. — June 6, 1944, was a day unlike any other in World War II. Or in any other war, for that matter. If President Roosevelt described Dec. 7, 1941, as a “day of infamy” — the day the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor — June 6, 1944, […]

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Fayette County outfitter unveils festival venue

Fayette County outfitter unveils festival venue

OAK HILL, W.Va. — The ribbon was cut and the stage was christened Thursday evening as ACE Adventure Resort officially unveiled its new 12,500-capacity festival ground on the resort’s Mountaintop West Campground near Oak Hill at an event that also served as the Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce’s monthly Business after Hours. What was formerly […]

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W.Va. native confirmed in 78-17 U.S. Senate vote

W.Va. native confirmed in 78-17 U.S. Senate vote

BECKLEY, W.Va. — Hinton native Sylvia Mathews Burwell was confirmed by the U.S. Senate Thursday as the next Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She replaces Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who resigned from the post after an onslaught of opposition to the Affordable Care Act and a disastrous roll-out of the website […]

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WVU bowties and beauties in the spotlight

WVU bowties and beauties in the spotlight

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The WVU Classic Fashion Show at the Charleston Civic Center celebrated its 32nd year with the theme “Beauties and Bow Ties,” in honor of returning President Gordon Gee and his trademark neckwear. The show featured models of all ages and sizes showcasing fashions from area retailers. Proceeds from the show fund athletic […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Thursday, June 6

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Friday, June 6, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers. 1. WHAT WORLD LEADERS ARE DOING ON D-DAY Obama, Putin, Queen Elizabeth II and […]

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Mid-Ohio Valley Multi-Cultural Festival’s entertainment schedule offers diverse talents
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Mid-Ohio Valley Multi-Cultural Festival’s entertainment schedule offers diverse talents

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — With nearly continuous entertainment and learning experiences, the 19th Annual MOV Multi-Cultural Festival is set for June 20 at the Parkersburg City Park. An African theme opens the Friday-Sunday festival with Kenya Safari Acrobats, a Kenyan Acrobat/Dance Troupe; and Jabali Afrika, featuring  irreplaceable rhythms of East Africa; joining the Ugata Drummers.Other entertainment includes The Freedom Band, with its Reggae sounds, and  Visinata, an ethnic tribute dance band playing ethnic and traditional polkas […]

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Girl Scouts of Black Diamond discuss the state of girls in our region

Panelist gave their views on how to create the next generation of female leaders   CHARLESTON, W.VA. —  The Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council (GSBDC) gathered an assembly of female leaders in education, politics, business and the community to share their knowledge and provide their input on the potential opportunities and open doors that are […]

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Sen. Rockefeller looks at role of advanced communications technology

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, is working to make sure communications systems keep West Virginians safe and connected during emergencies like the 2012 derecho. Rockefeller this week sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) which requested a study on how the […]

Carbon rules could do irreparable harm

An editorial from The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency dropped its low-carbon emissions bomb Monday, generating the expected blast of opposition. The Clean Power Plan, which is scheduled to be in place by 2030, requires states to formulate plans to reach a goal of reducing carbon emissions by 30 percent from […]

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Ex-president leaves big gift to WVU-Parkersburg

Ex-president leaves big gift to WVU-Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — West Virginia University at Parkersburg has received a nearly $1 million trust for scholarships from a former college president. Eldon Miller passed away May 31, 2013, at age 77. He was WVU-P’s longest-serving president from 1982 to 2000. He worked in higher education for more than 30 years and founded the Community […]

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