Archive for December, 2017

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Morgantown CVB hard at work marketing

By RACHEL HAWKINS The Dominion Post MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — After more than a year of work, the Greater Morgantown Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is ready to roll out new endeavors to bring more tourism to the area. Greater Morgantown CVB Executive Director Susan Riddle spent the last few months speaking at council meetings for local municipalities in Monongalia and Preston counties, sharing the CVB’s […]

Greenbrier County CVB wins international award for website
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Greenbrier County CVB wins international award for website

Mountain Messenger LEWISBURG, W.Va. — The Greenbrier County Convention and Visitors Bureau has been recognized with an international Gold MarCom award for its website. The site was developed in partnership with its Agency of Record, Fahlgren Mortine, headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, and with offices in Charleston, WV. “Our GreenbrierWV.com website is a critical tool for […]

Manchin talks budget, opioids in Berkeley Springs
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Manchin talks budget, opioids in Berkeley Springs

By JIM McCONVILLE The Journal BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va.  — The scariest threat facing America right now? Is it nuclear war, or illegal immigration, or global warming, or possible election tampering by a foreign power? No, according to U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., who held a “community town hall” meeting at the Country Inn in Berkeley […]

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W.Va. Jobs Investment Trust put $11 million into 20 companies, Zulauf: ‘Of the 20, at least half are at or beyond profitability’

By RUSTY MARKS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — There are those who think the state-sanctioned West Virginia Jobs Investment Trust (WVJIT) venture capital fund is all one big boondoggle. Pat Bond, longtime state businessman and a member of the Investment Trust’s board of directors, is not one of them. “You miss all the shots […]

Railroad Days helps history settle down
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Railroad Days helps history settle down

By MATT COMBS The Register-Herald HINTON, W.Va. — A Pullman train car was once a symbol of luxury, and for four days this October that luxury was returned to Hinton. On a cold, gray Sunday afternoon, as the Hinton Railroad Days neared completion for 2017 and passengers disembarked to explore the old C&O Railroad city, the owners of […]

Putnam teacher gets $25,000 Millken Award
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Putnam teacher gets $25,000 Millken Award

Staff report Charleston Gazette-Mail WINFIELD, W.Va. — A Winfield Middle School teacher was surprised with a $25,000 award at a school assembly this morning.  Erika Klose, a science teacher at the school, received the Milken Educator Award. The award “not only aims to reward great teachers, but to celebrate, elevate and activate those innovators who […]

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Meteorologists predict colder, snowier winter

By CARTER WALKER Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va.  — Winter in Fairmont this year is shaping up to be colder with more snow than recent years. Meteorologists at AccuWeather said temperatures are expected to be below average by a degree, and snowfall is expected to be above average. Average yearly snowfall for Morgantown, which is […]

Team from Greater Beckley Christian School wins 30th annual WVU Pumpkin Drop
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Team from Greater Beckley Christian School wins 30th annual WVU Pumpkin Drop

By WVU Today MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — While nearly 400 pumpkins flew off the roof of West Virginia University’s Engineering Sciences Building one—from team no. 102A from the Greater Beckley Christian School in Prosperity —not only survived the 11-story drop but landed closest to the target.   The winning pumpkin landed two-feet, four-inches from the target, […]

‘American Pickers’ to feature Elkins on History Channel tonight
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‘American Pickers’ to feature Elkins on History Channel tonight

By BROOKE BINNS The Inter-Mountain ELKINS, W.Va.  — Locals may recognize the scenery in today’s latest episode of the nationally recognized television series “American Pickers.” Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz from the History Channel’s “American Pickers”series traveled to Elkins earlier this year to rummage through antiques at the home of Ronald and Linda Miller — […]

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News and Sentinel seeks photos for Hometown Spirit section

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — Two, four, six, eight. Who do we appreciate? The Parkersburg News and Sentinel will again publish Hometown Spirit, a collection of reader-submitted photographs featuring local cheerleaders, bands, twirlers and competition dance teams from local schools, cheerleading squads, groups and organizations in the Mid-Ohio Valley including Parkersburg, Marietta, […]