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Morgantown’s MountainFest revs through weekend
By July 21, 2017 Read More →

Morgantown’s MountainFest revs through weekend

Staff report The Dominion Post MORGANTOWN, W.Va.  — MountainFest kicked off its 12th year July 20, bringing motorcyles, music and more to Monongalia County. The motorcycle rally runs through July 23, with most festivities at Mylan Park and nearby Triple S Harley-Davidson. Organizer Jamie Summerlin expects 60,000-70,000 attendees this year. MountainFest vendors open at 11 […]

‘Reading Lolita in Tehran’ author Azar Nafisi headlines Lewisburg Literary Festival
By July 21, 2017 Read More →

‘Reading Lolita in Tehran’ author Azar Nafisi headlines Lewisburg Literary Festival

Staff report Mountain Messenger The 2017 Lewisburg Literary Festival will feature Azar Nafisi, an enthusiastic crusader for books and literature, as the festival’s main speaker on Saturday, Aug. 5, at 7 p.m. at Carnegie Hall. Nafisi writes nonfiction about fiction. She is best known for her memoir, “Reading Lolita in Tehran,” which remained on the […]

By July 21, 2017 Read More →

WV resettlement group says refugees scheduled to arrive in fall

By ERIN BECK Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Charleston-based refugee resettlement office will assist in placing 85 refugees in the area during the Oct. 2017- Sept. 2018 fiscal year, according to the director of the group organizing the effort. The West Virginia Interfaith Refugee Ministry, a group that has been working to bring refugees […]

Teapot Day canceled because of road work
By July 21, 2017 Read More →

Teapot Day canceled because of road work

By STEVE RAPPACH The Weirton Daily Times CHESTER, W.Va.  — Safety concerns amid ongoing road construction, as well as adequate available parking, have forced the cancellation of the third-annual Teapot Day celebration. Scheduled for Aug. 12 in Chester, the 2017 event will take a hiatus as the West Virginia Department of Highways continues its work […]

By July 21, 2017 Read More →

EDITORIAL: Justice rhetoric a big problem

The Inter-Mountain editorial West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has done quite well by using President Donald Trump as a model of how to handle oneself in politics. Last year, amid a nationwide political revolution that ushered Republican Trump into office, Justice prevailed as a Democrat by using many of the same tactics, strategies and rhetoric […]

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By July 21, 2017 Read More →

10 things to know: Friday, July 21

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Friday, July 21, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. WHITE HOUSE INVESTIGATING THE INVESTIGATORS Pushing back against a probe that refuses to go away, Trump’s legal team is evaluating […]

By July 20, 2017 Read More →

Opinion: Appalachia needs smart Internet policies

By Geary Weir Executive Director Webster County Economic Development Authority The Internet was supposed to level the playing field for geography.  You would be able to work from anywhere as long you had access to a quality high-speed connection.  The promises were boundless as the most rural parts of West Virginia would be opened to […]

By July 20, 2017 Read More →

Judge rules vague reasons for executive sessions will cost SC county council $13,000

From the South Carolina Press Association: BY JOHN MONK The State.com NEWBERRY, SC — Newberry County Council went into closed-door session improperly and now must pay for not sufficiently disclosing to the public what it was discussing secretly, a state judge has decided. For its failings, council owes Columbia attorney Desa Ballard, $13,708 in attorneys’ fees […]

Boy Scout community service projects announced as Jamboree heats up
By July 20, 2017 Read More →

Boy Scout community service projects announced as Jamboree heats up

By JORDAN NELSON The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — The Citizens Conservation Corps (CCC), in partnership with West Virginia’s Arrow to the Summit Community Service Initiative (The Initiative) some of more than 220 projects to be performed in conjunction with Days of Service, part of the 2017 National Scout Jamboree under way at the Summit Bechtel […]

Engineers find critical problem with WV Capitol dome
By July 20, 2017 Read More →

Engineers find critical problem with WV Capitol dome

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Capitol Building Commission members gave final approval Wednesday to a project to resolve major water leakage issues in the West Virginia Capitol dome, after being apprised of a newly discovered critical problem within the dome. Rex Cyphers, an engineer with WDP & Associates, of Charlottesville, Virginia, said […]