Archive for October, 2017

Gov. Tomblin unveils ‘Rise WV’ Initiative to support flood-impacted small businesses
By July 26, 2016 Read More →

Gov. Tomblin unveils ‘Rise WV’ Initiative to support flood-impacted small businesses

Public-private program co-sponsored by West Virginia native Brad Smith CHARLESTON, W.Va. (July 25, 2016) – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today unveiled a new public-private initiative, “RISE West Virginia,” aimed at strengthening flood-impacted communities by providing grants to affected small businesses. The program is being co-sponsored by West Virginia native Brad Smith, Chairman and CEO of Intuit, […]

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By July 26, 2016 Read More →

Grant to fund study of merging Morgantown economic development activities

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The Morgantown Area Chamber of Commerce and Your Community Foundation, Inc. jointly announced today receipt of a $75,000 grant from the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation to examine the feasibility of merging economic development activities in Monongalia County under a single umbrella organization. In addition to the Chamber, the following nonprofit groups have […]

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American East announces dates for 2017 Conference

HERSHEY, Pa. — America East has announced the dates for its Media Business & Technology Conference in 2017:  April 10 – 12, 2017 “America East is one of the best regional conferences in the country. America East is also a great place to reconnect with people I’ve known throughout the industry for years – in all […]

Trees at WV Capitol coming down for leak repairs
By July 26, 2016 Read More →

Trees at WV Capitol coming down for leak repairs

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Eight trees on the north and south sides of the Culture Center will be coming down to allow contractors to dig trenches around the building to replace below-ground waterproofing membrane. Capitol Building Commission members approved the work at an emergency meeting Monday. Culture and History Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith said it is critical that […]

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Traveling Sen. Robert C. Byrd exhibit to be hosted in Bluefield, Lewisburg, Athens, Charleston
By July 26, 2016 Read More →

Traveling Sen. Robert C. Byrd exhibit to be hosted in Bluefield, Lewisburg, Athens, Charleston

Centennial Celebration of Byrd’s birth —  Nov. 20, 2017 — set for Culture Center in Charleston SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.VA.  — (July 25, 2016) – The Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education has announced a series of southern West Virginia stops — Bluefield, Lewisburg and Athens — for its fact-filled traveling exhibit, “Robert C. Byrd: Senator, Statesman, West Virginian.” “The […]

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WV small businesses can get $10K flood-recovery grants

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has announced a program that will give up to $10,000 to small businesses that were affected by the June 23 floods. The program, called RISE West Virginia, is a public/private partnership that is looking for $2 million between contributions from outside donors and the state’s race track modernization fund, […]

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Flood-isolated Kanawha shopping center still closed
By July 26, 2016 Read More →

Flood-isolated Kanawha shopping center still closed

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — For the past month, James Jarrett, of Elkview, has had to go to Kanawha City to buy his groceries. He can’t go to McDonald’s whenever he feels like it anymore or pick up his prescriptions at Kmart. He used to get all those things at Crossings Mall, which has been closed since the […]

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By July 26, 2016 Read More →

Are the country’s political parties splintering?

A Daily Mail editorial from the Charleston Gazette-Mail  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Last week, Republicans — though some reluctantly so — united to officially name Donald Trump as the party’s presidential nominee. This week, Democrats are expected to throw their support behind former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who edged the popular Sen. Bernie Sanders, a self-identified […]

Posted in: Opinion
By July 26, 2016 Read More →

Holding the line on tuition

An editorial from The Exponent Telegram  CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — We applaud the Council for Community and Technical Colleges, which recently voted down tuition increases at three institutions and sent a strong message that colleges need to look at other ways to balance their budgets. At a time when college costs continue to skyrocket, Council members took […]

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Dominion Post plans Pokemon Go party
By July 26, 2016 Read More →

Dominion Post plans Pokemon Go party

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Pokemon players can “catch ’em all” on July 27 in the grassy area behind The Dominion Post as lure modules will be set up from noon-8 p.m. The Post PokeParty will lure Pokemon for eight hours, and there will be free Wi-Fi, as well as refreshments for those who follow The Dominion […]