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By July 20, 2016 Read More →

The real promise of newspapers: Leadership

Struggling urban dailies could learn a thing or two from small papers Media Life  For all the troubles they face, and they are legion, newspapers still enjoy what matters the most for any medium: the finest of audiences. People who read newspapers are the best-educated and most affluent of any community. They have the deepest […]

By July 20, 2016 Read More →

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Wednesday, July 20

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, July 20, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. IN BUMPY CORONATION, TRUMP TAKES THE CROWN The roll call of states delivers Donald Trump the Republican presidential […]

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By July 19, 2016 Read More →

Uber services available in West Virginia

Gov. Tomblin, U.S. Sen. Manchin hep launch program; Ridesharing service initially available in Charleston and Morgantown CHARLESTON, W.Va. (July 19, 2016) – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin today took the first Uber ride in West Virginia — from the Capitol Market to the State Capitol to announce the official launch of Uber services in […]

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Donations to WVU Foundation for flood assistance top $300K

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – A $500,000 challenge match from West Virginia University alumnus Ken Kendrick has helped bring in more than $300,000 in gifts so far for flood relief efforts in southern West Virginia. The Princeton, W.Va., native said June 29 that he would match contributions to the WVU Foundation dollar-for-dollar up to $500,000. “What we’ve seen since Ken’s announcement […]

By July 19, 2016 Read More →

Media Advisory: WVU presenting findings from shale gas field lab

CANONSBURG, Pa. — MEDIA ADVISORY:  WVU to present findings from shale gas field lab near Morgantown at new oil and gas workshop; also features “best of” environmental research on shale gas resources What:  A new oil and gas workshop entitled “Appalachian Basin Technology” will present updates of environmental research on hydraulic fracturing, which includes three experimental well site […]

Historian, flatboat pass through Northern Panhandle
By July 19, 2016 Read More →

Historian, flatboat pass through Northern Panhandle

NEW CUMBERLAND, W.Va. — The Ohio River can bring some strange guests, even in the 21st century, when nobody travels by flatboat anymore. Nobody except for a best-selling author and group of fellow travelers heading from Pittsburgh to New Orleans. Last Wednesday, New Cumberland resident and historian George Hines was planting flowers along North Chester […]

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Greenbrier River Trail has ‘mother of all landslides’
By July 19, 2016 Read More →

Greenbrier River Trail has ‘mother of all landslides’

BECKLEY, W.Va. — The good news was overshadowed by the bad when West Virginia’s chief of parks, Sam England, delivered a report to the Greenbrier County Commission last week on flood-related damage sustained by local recreational resources. England led off on a positive note, advising commissioners that Greenbrier State Forest is “fully open and operable.” […]

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By July 19, 2016 Read More →

Texting and driving is a dangerous combo

An editorial from the Parkersburg News and Sentinel  PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — State police officers in six states, including Ohio and West Virginia, will be cracking down on distracted driving this week. As people become more and more attached to their electronic devices, drivers are ignoring the common sense that tells them to put down those devices […]

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By July 19, 2016 Read More →

Berkeley school board struggles to fill vacancies

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The Berkeley County Board of Education is struggling to meet staffing requirements for the upcoming school year. The concern was discussed at the Board of Education’s Monday meeting in Martinsburg. Since April, the board has advertised 252 teaching positions, but only 112 new hires have been made, officials said. As of last […]

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House speaker condemns legislator’s Clinton tweet
By July 19, 2016 Read More →

House speaker condemns legislator’s Clinton tweet

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – – Delegate Mike Folk, R-Berkeley, has continued to catch heat for his tweet saying Hillary Clinton should be hanged, including from leadership in the West Virginia House of Delegates. Speaker of the House Tim Armstead, R-Kanawha, issued a statement Monday condemning the Friday tweet, which has since been deleted from Folk’s Twitter […]

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