Archive for October, 2017

Really big W.Va. cherry tree garners $500 award
By September 25, 2015 Read More →

Really big W.Va. cherry tree garners $500 award

ARDEN, W.Va. — Jim and Barbara Gibson and their family were honored Thursday evening during the Eastern Panhandle Conservation District’s annual Awards and Recognition Banquet for having a Century Farm. “We’re proud of our rural roots, and we hope it continues for more generations,” Jim Gibson said. “We try to keep everyone involved in the […]

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Wheeling native among group of ‘tailgating nuns’
By September 25, 2015 Read More →

Wheeling native among group of ‘tailgating nuns’

WHEELING, W.Va. — Sister Joanne Gonter, VHM, formerly of Wheeling, and her companions have been dubbed “tailgating nuns” after being spotted dining alfresco while waiting for Pope Francis’ outdoor Mass in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. It wasn’t the feeding of the 5,000, but the impromptu lunch drew considerable media coverage for the group from Georgetown […]

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Morgantown Marriott site selected for view
By September 25, 2015 Read More →

Morgantown Marriott site selected for view

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The Courtyard by Marriott under construction at University Town Centre is the first Courtyard in West Virginia to reflect the brand’s newest CYnery public space design concept. The site was selected for its view and convenient location. It is the only hotel located directly across from the Monongalia County Ballpark. It is also […]

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W.Va. schools chief creates ‘Service Above Self’ award
By September 25, 2015 Read More →

W.Va. schools chief creates ‘Service Above Self’ award

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Michael Martirano introduced a “Service Above Self” award, which will be given to teachers and administrators throughout the state in recognition of courage, selflessness and going above and beyond the call of duty. Martirano presented the inaugural award to staff at Philip Barbour High School following a […]

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W.Va. veteran receives long overdue Purple Heart
By September 25, 2015 Read More →

W.Va. veteran receives long overdue Purple Heart

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Willie Lewis, chairman of the West Virginia Veterans Coalition, receives a Purple Heart medal from Woody Williams, Marine Corps veteran and Medal of Honor recipient, as his wife, Della Powell Lewis (left) stands with him on stage during a reception Thursday evening at the West Virginia Culture Center in Charleston. The Purple Heart […]

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By September 25, 2015 Read More →

WVU’s 2015 Diversity Week features emphasizing messages of acceptance, tolerance 

  MORGANTOWN, W.Va.—West Virginia University’s 2015 Diversity Week will be held Sept. 27 through Oct. 3 with events and conversations highlighting important messages of acceptance and tolerance across race, sexual orientation and gender.  This year’s theme is “A place for you at WVU”. According to David M. Fryson, vice president for the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, […]

Pucker up, Cheese Puff
By September 25, 2015 Read More →

Pucker up, Cheese Puff

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The owners, administrators and residents of Eastbrook Center, a skilled-nursing facility in Kanawha City, took turns Thursday kissing a small, orange-faced pot-bellied pig for charity — specifically, the Alzheimer’s Association. Folks gathered in the afternoon for their latest fundraiser, which garnered $600 of the $5,000 that will benefit their team participation in the […]

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By September 25, 2015 Read More →

Investigation, not posturing, needed on Planned Parenthood

An editorial from The Exponent Telegram  CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — With the Sept. 30 deadline to pass a federal spending measure quickly approaching, we hope our leaders in Washington don’t resort to more political shenanigans that could harm the country. The well-fueled debate over whether the federal government, and in some cases state government, should fund […]

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By September 25, 2015 Read More →

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Friday, Sept. 25

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Friday, Sept. 25, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers: 1. WHAT PONTIFF’S ITINERARY IS IN NEW YORK From the U.N. to an inner-city school, Francis is emphasizing themes […]

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By September 24, 2015 Read More →

Manchin to host VA Secretary McDonald for statewide tour, Capito to join

Manchin and McDonald will speak directly with West Virginia Veterans, health care professionals, members of the National Guard and other officials and community members about the challenges facing our Veteran community Stops will be made in Charleston, Huntington, Maxwelton and Kingwood Washington, D.C. – This week, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) will host U.S. Department […]