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By June 22, 2017 Read More →

Topless rally organizers respond to Charleston mayor’s request

By ERIN BECK Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — After the Charleston mayor accused them of planning a “naked spectacle” and asked them to reschedule, a group of women planning a topless protest for Saturday in Charleston responded that they are “not ashamed of [their] natural form.” Nearly 200 people have RSVPed to the “Free the […]

By June 22, 2017 Read More →

Upper Monongahela River locks open for recreational use this weekend

By JOHN MARK SHAVER The Fairmont News FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Those interested in boating and fishing on the Monongahela River this weekend can take advantage of the opening of the Morgantown, Hildebrand and Opekiska locks. Despite being moved to a new waterway, the locks will be open this weekend for the West Virginia Bass Federation’s Buddy […]

By June 22, 2017 Read More →

Over 100 volunteers unite for the Day of Action

By VICTORIA L. CANN The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va.  — Almost 125 volunteers from various organizations and companies came together Wednesday to help the United Way of Harrison County give back during the annual Day of Action. Brad Riffee, United Way community impact director, said it’s the perfect way to give back to the agencies that […]

By June 22, 2017 Read More →

EDITORIAL: Justice has chance to do more than showboat

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel editorial Surely anyone who begins a speech by announcing he “can’t do anything but tell the truth” understands he has just cued his audience to put up its guard. But Gov. Jim Justice’s spotlight grab Wednesday morning was so dishonest, disingenuous and full of self-serving nonsense that it made his […]

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State’s largest yard sale brings thousands of visitors to Lewis County
By June 22, 2017 Read More →

State’s largest yard sale brings thousands of visitors to Lewis County

By DARLENE J. SWIGER The Weston News WESTON, W.Va. — The Lewis County Convention and Visitors Bureau, along with the Upshur County CVB, is accepting registrations for West Virginia’s Largest Yard Sale on Aug. 4 and 5, which brings thousands of visitors to the area. Past sales have featured hundreds of sales lining the streets […]

West Virginia State Society’s Annual State Celebration set for June 28 in D.C.
By June 22, 2017 Read More →

West Virginia State Society’s Annual State Celebration set for June 28 in D.C.

Celebration features ‘Taste of the State’ with food, beverage, entertainment from across W.Va.   WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 22, 2017) – The West Virginia State Society (WVSS) will host its annual State Birthday Celebration – featuring a Taste of the State – Wednesday, June 28 beginning at 5:30 p.m. in room G-50 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building. The Capitol […]

By June 22, 2017 Read More →

10 things to know: Thursday, June 22

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know  Thursday, June 22, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. AP: UAE-RUN YEMEN PRISONS RIFE WITH ABUSE, TORTURE An AP investigation finds that Americans have interrogated some of the detainees […]

By June 21, 2017 Read More →

Union seeks Governor’s help in keeping Withrow Hospital open

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — UE Local 170, the West Virginia Public Workers Union, has issued a call that the Governor refuse to approve the closing of Jackie Withrow Hospital, a nursing home facility in Beckley. Donna Morgan, former Local president and current UE Eastern regional president, said that the union’s attempts to speak with the Governor […]

By June 21, 2017 Read More →

Media Alert: Governor, House Speaker, Senate President to sign flood bill

MEDIA ADVISORY from W.Va. House of Delegates: CLENDENIN, W.Va. – House Speaker Tim Armstead, R-Kanawha, and Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, will join Gov. Jim Justice, legislators and area officials Thursday afternoon in Clendenin for a press conference and ceremonial bill signing House Bill 2935<http://www.legis.state.wv.us/Bill_Status/bills_history.cfm?INPUT=2935&year=2017&sessiontype=RS>, which reforms state flood protection planning. Speaker Armstead and President […]

W.Va. House Speaker Armstead issues statement on Governor’s budget action
By June 21, 2017 Read More →

W.Va. House Speaker Armstead issues statement on Governor’s budget action

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — W.Va. House Speaker Tim Armstead, R-Kanawha, today issued the following statement in response to the Governor’s decision to allow the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Bill to become law without a signature: “I believe the Governor is doing the right thing in ensuring we avoid a government shutdown and easing our employees’ and […]