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‘Street Melodies’ brighten up Elkins as part of Art of Elkins event

By BROOKE BINNS The Inter-Mountain ELKINS, W.Va.  — A busking opportunity for area artists was introduced in downtown Elkins on Saturday thanks to a collaborative effort from many in the community who are hoping to promote people’s unique talents. The Old Brick Playhouse, Delmonte Market and Elkins Make it Shine have partnered together to promote […]

WVU recovery efforts began early, continue after 2016 flood
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WVU recovery efforts began early, continue after 2016 flood

(WVPA Editor’s note: This Full Article and  online media kit containing numerous downloadable photos, videos and other resources is available in the WVUToday Media Center.  All of this material is available for your use at no cost. Please remember to attribute the work to WVUtoday.) By Pamela Pritt University Relations/Communications MORGANTOWN, W.Va. —  Garrett Burgess, a West Virginia University junior from […]

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WV Rivers Coalition’s Angie Rosser receives national conservation award

National Wildlife Federation’s Charlie Shaw Conservation Partnership award is group’s highest honor CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The National Wildlife Federation named Angie Rosser of the West Virginia Rivers Coalition the recipient of its 2017 Charlie Shaw Conservation Partnership Award. The award honors one person each year from among the Federation’s affiliates; WV Rivers is the NWF West […]

Traveling exhibit on the life, career of U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd coming to Ripley
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Traveling exhibit on the life, career of U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd coming to Ripley

June 29 reception, remarks by former U.S. Sen. Carte Goodwin kick off Fourth of July celebration   RIPLEY.Va. – Mayor Carolyn Rader and the Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education welcome the community to the opening of a traveling exhibit celebrating the life and career of Senator Robert C. Byrd at 4 […]

New Story 2017: Are you registered and ready?
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New Story 2017: Are you registered and ready?

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. — Held in Morgantown on June 16 and 17, New Story 2017 is a free two-day festival of workshops, screenings, demos and spitballing about media, DIY placemaking, communications, tech, entrepreneurship, organizing, dreaming big and rabble-rousing in Appalachia. With sessions planned around tech and media innovation, film and photography, creative placemaking, the brand of […]

WVUToday: The ‘H’ word — fighting negative language stereotypes in Appalachia
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WVUToday: The ‘H’ word — fighting negative language stereotypes in Appalachia

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Appalachians know the “H” word well. Often referred to as “hillbillies” by most of the world, Appalachians have been fighting prejudice and negative stereotypes since the early 1900s. “Appalachia is the most misunderstood region in the nation,” said Kirk Hazen, professor of linguistics in the Department of English at West Virginia University. “No other region gets more […]

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10 things to do: June 13, 2017

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know  Tuesday, June 13, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. SENATORS TO QUIZ SESSIONS ON RUSSIA CONTACTS The attorney general will face questioning about his role in Comey’s firing, his […]

Democrats say Kansas revenue crash should be a warning
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Democrats say Kansas revenue crash should be a warning

By RUSTY MARKS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Democrats in the West Virginia Senate and House of Delegates say recent events in the state of Kansas should serve as a warning to West Virginia lawmakers contemplating eliminating the Mountain State’s income tax. “It’s almost like someone is trying to tell us something,” Delegate Mike […]

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$2 mistake costs WVU thousands of federal dollars

By JAKE JARVIS Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia State University was not the only college in West Virginia to recently lose federal funding for a program that benefits low-income first-generation college students. A $2 mistake on an application from West Virginia University means the school will lose more than $200,000 to fund its […]

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State Auditor: Streamlining state payroll system is a priority

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Referencing a legislative auditor’s report that said the state spent millions by letting consultants embed themselves into critical payroll functions, State Auditor J.B. McCuskey said agencies have worked to streamline the process. McCuskey said his office, the governor’s and treasurer’s offices, along with the the Enterprise Resource […]