Archive for October, 2017

Charleston residents show support of refugees
By November 25, 2015 Read More →

Charleston residents show support of refugees

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — About 250 people gathered at Haddad Riverfront Park Tuesday afternoon and pledged they would show love and compassion for Syrian refugees. Speakers listed reasons for allowing the Syrian refugees, who are fleeing the devastation of civil war in their country, into the United States and West Virginia: • They noted that while a […]

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WV Trucking Association shares eight safe driving tips for the upcoming holiday 
By November 25, 2015 Read More →

WV Trucking Association shares eight safe driving tips for the upcoming holiday 

Safety should be priority for motorists during Thanksgiving travels Charleston, W.Va. (November 24, 2015) – Today, the West Virginia Trucking Association (WVTA), offers safe driving trips for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday travel period. With an expected 47 million motorists taking to the roads over the next few days, safety and awareness are the highest priorities while traveling the state’s […]

By November 25, 2015 Read More →

Ex-legislator on casino ban list after blackjack cheating incident

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Former West Virginia Democratic legislator Doug Skaff has landed on a statewide casino ban list after pleading no contest to cheating while playing blackjack at The Greenbrier resort. As part of a plea agreement last month, Skaff, 39, was convicted of “cheating at gaming,” a misdemeanor offense, according to Greenbrier County Magistrate […]

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By November 25, 2015 Read More →

Blankenship jury to resume work next week

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The jury in the Don Blankenship criminal case will resume its work next week considering the evidence presented in a lengthy and complicated case that charges the former Massey Energy chief executive officer with three felony counts related to events at the Upper Big Branch Mine, where 29 workers died in an […]

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Presidential Medal of Freedom goes to WV native
By November 25, 2015 Read More →

Presidential Medal of Freedom goes to WV native

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Katherine Johnson, a native of White Sulphur Springs and a pioneer in the American space program, received the United States’ highest civilian honor on Tuesday. Johnson was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom for a 33-year career as a NASA mathematician in which she played a key role in some of […]

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By November 25, 2015 Read More →

Clarksburg residents hear about costly theater redo

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — A planned restoration of the former Robinson Grand Theater would cost taxpayers about $365,400 a year, citizens learned Tuesday evening. The city of Clarksburg is applying for a $7.5 million loan with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, officials with the city and federal agency said during a public hearing at Clarksburg City […]

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By November 25, 2015 Read More →

WVU women’s tourney victory is coach’s 300th win

SPOKANE, Wash. – The West Virginia University women’s basketball team cruised to a 68-50 victory over Grand Canyon at the McCarthey Athletic Center in the third day of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Women’s Challenge. The victory on Tuesday, Nov. 24, gave coach Mike Carey his 300th career win at WVU. The Mountaineers […]

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Warm coats offered from Huntington utility poles
By November 25, 2015 Read More →

Warm coats offered from Huntington utility poles

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Winter coats left in anonymity are popping out wrapped around light posts across Huntington, bearing notes reading simply, “If you need me, I am yours!” Though 23-year-old Toni Black succumbed to cancer in April 2012, her loving spirit lives on as Team Toni – a group of supporters now doing charitable work […]

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President Barack Obama’ s remarks at the Medal of Freedom Ceremony
By November 25, 2015 Read More →

President Barack Obama’ s remarks at the Medal of Freedom Ceremony

West Virginian Katherine Johnson among those honored As service to its members, the WVPA is share President Barack Obama’ s remarks at the Medal of Freedom Ceremony: REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AT MEDAL OF FREEDOM CEREMONY East Room, 5:19 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Hello, everybody! (Applause.) Thank you. Everybody please have a seat. Everybody have […]

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Gov. Tomblin encourages West Virginians to shop small this holiday season
By November 25, 2015 Read More →

Gov. Tomblin encourages West Virginians to shop small this holiday season

Small businesses across the state to participate in Small Business Saturday CHARLESTON, W.Va. (November 25, 2015) – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is asking holiday shoppers to add something extra to their lists this year – Small Business Saturday. The nationwide event takes place on November 28 and is a great way to support local businesses across […]