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Glenville woman’s State Fair job keeps her hopping
By August 21, 2015 Read More →

Glenville woman’s State Fair job keeps her hopping

FAIRLEA, W.Va. — Trailers for hauling horses, cattle, sheep, hogs and other livestock are a necessity for those showing large farm animals at the West Virginia State Fair. The animals spending the fair week in a building just down from the big barns don’t require such large traveling accommodations, however.  Unless perhaps they are one […]

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By August 21, 2015 Read More →

West Virginia state fairgoers crash gate records

FAIRLEA, W.Va. — It may only be the second day of the exposition, but the first Saturday of the State Fair of West Virginia always draws the largest crowds. Proving the old adage that records are made to be broken, this year’s crowd did just that. “This past Saturday was our biggest day ever,” the […]

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By August 21, 2015 Read More →

Cutting taxes not the way to entice business to W.Va.

An editorial from The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — It is shaping up to be a busy winter for West Virginia legislators, but there is perhaps one thing they can mark off their to-do list. That item would be changing the state’s tax structure to entice new businesses to the Mountain State. In testimony before the Joint […]

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By August 21, 2015 Read More →

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Friday, Aug. 21

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Friday, Aug. 21, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers: 1. KIM BEATS WAR DRUM AFTER SOUTH KOREAN SHELLING North Korea’s leader orders troops to […]

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By August 20, 2015 Read More →

Longtime WVHDF board member, Elbon, named to national post

Elbon excited to shares Fund’s success with other state housing finance agencies CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Housing Development Fund has announced that Julia Elbon, a longtime member of the Fund’s Board of Directors, has been named president of The National Conference of State Housing Boards The National Conference of State Housing Boards (NCSHB) provides educational and training opportunities for state housing […]

Cultural trends, changes in law may result in more advertising of alcoholic beverages
By August 20, 2015 Read More →

Cultural trends, changes in law may result in more advertising of alcoholic beverages

        CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginians may see more advertising of alcoholic beverages this year because of cultural trends and changes in state law.          In recent years beer and wine have become routinely available at many fairs, festivals and other special events. Some event names reflect this, such as:         * The Blues, Brews & BBQ festivals […]

By August 20, 2015 Read More →

Alcohol Beverage Control Administration there to assist with alcohol marketing questions

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gary “Gig” Robinson, spokesman for the state Alcohol Beverage Control Administration (ABCA), is hesitant to offer an opinion on hypothetical examples of advertising language the agency will or will not permit. He recommends that proposed advertisements be submitted to the agency before they are published in order to be assured of the ABCA’s approval.        Robinson was asked […]

By August 20, 2015 Read More →

Capito partners with Google to bring West Virginia small businesses online

Google small business workshop to help West Virginia business owners get online and on the map CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Today, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) announced she will partner with Google to launch the Let’s Put West Virginia on the Map Program. Senator Capito and representatives from Google will host a free tech workshop […]

By August 20, 2015 Read More →

Manchin urges West Virginians to read Iran Nuclear Deal on his website

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As he carefully considers the Iran nuclear deal, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) is encouraging West Virginians to visit his website to read the full text of the Iran nuclear deal for themselves. Since the deal was announced on July 14th, Senator Manchin has been actively engaged with West Virginians, top U.S. […]

Gov. Tomblin offers insight, information during Convention remarks
By August 20, 2015 Read More →

Gov. Tomblin offers insight, information during Convention remarks

Among key statements by Gov. Tomblin: Workforce West Virginia office has more than $40 million in federal funding to retrain displaced workers CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association was fortunate to have Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin speak at the WVPA’s Convention 2015 in Charleston, Aug. 13-15. Gov. Tomblin’s comments at the convention’s Advertising Awards Banquet, […]

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