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Media Alert: Conference Call at 1:15 p.m. today on Rosie the Riveter/Mother’s Day
By May 10, 2018 Read More →

Media Alert: Conference Call at 1:15 p.m. today on Rosie the Riveter/Mother’s Day

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — ‘Thanks! Plain and Simple, Inc.’ is hosting a conference call today to all Rosie the Riveters to explain the importance of Mother’s Day to their members and movement.    WHO: Two Rosie the Riveters and one Rosie’s Daughter  WHAT:   Two Rosies and one Rosie’s daughter hold a teleconference to discuss the importance […]

By May 8, 2018 Read More →

Wood County to interview five candidates for school superintendent​

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — The Wood County Board of Education’s county superintendent search, coordinated by the West Virginia School Board Association (WVSBA), is entering its “final stage,” said Howard O’Cull, director of the West Virginia School Board Association (WVSBA), who is coordinating the search. “The momentum is present. Next week is pivotal.” said O’Cull, outlining the schedule of activities: […]

By May 3, 2018 Read More →

MEDIA ADVISORY: Farmers Bank grand opening and ribbon cutting signals expansion into Teays Valley

Community invited to free celebration from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, May 11 HURRICANE, W.Va. – Farmers Bancshares, Inc., the parent company of Farmers Bank and Savings Company, headquartered in Pomeroy, Ohio, invites the community to its Friday, May 11 grand opening and ribbon cutting at its new state-of-the-art banking center in Hurricane. When: 10 […]

The Welch News scheduled to cease publication May 7
By May 2, 2018 Read More →

The Welch News scheduled to cease publication May 7

By CHARLES BOOTHE Bluefield Daily Telegraph WELCH, W.Va  — McDowell County’s only newspaper plans to publish it’s final issue on May 7, the end of a 90-year tradition. The Welch News, distributed three days of week, has been a mainstay of the county, but publisher Melissa Nester announced Wednesday that “barring unforeseen matters,” the newspaper […]

The Journal welcomes Publisher Will Alsworth
By May 2, 2018 Read More →

The Journal welcomes Publisher Will Alsworth

By KELSIE LEROSE The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — After serving in his most recent role as the circulation director for The Journal and the Northern Virginia Daily, Will Alsworth began his new role as publisher for The Journal on Monday. Alsworth has worked his way from an independent contractor to district sales manager, circulation director […]

By May 2, 2018 Read More →

Author, H-D columnist Clyde Beal to sign new book

The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Author Clyde Beal will sign copies of his second book, “Grass Roots,” an accumulation of personal accounts from West Virginia’s early years, from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, May 4, at HIMG, 5170 U.S. 60, Huntington, in the main hallway. Beal authors a column each Sunday for The Herald-Dispatch. To […]

By May 1, 2018 Read More →

Truston Technologies: Company’s ‘best days are surely ahead’; new facility opens in Wyoming County, W.Va.

PINEVILLE, W.Va. — Truston Technologies Inc. hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony and tour Tuesday, May 1, to officially open its new facility in Wyoming County. The opening celebration took place in the John D. Rockefeller IV Industrial Park, 8446 Welch Pineville Road, Pineville. The steel fabrication manufacturer remodeled an existing structure in the industrial park […]

Final week for nominations for the WVPA’s Adam R. Kelly Award
By May 1, 2018 Read More →

Final week for nominations for the WVPA’s Adam R. Kelly Award

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association is accepting nominations for its Adam R. Kelly Award through May 9, 2018. The award is the highest individual honor bestowed by the West Virginia Press Association. It’s given each year in recognition of an individual’s service to the newspapers in the state, the West Virginia Press […]

Media Advisory: SBA celebrates West Virginia Small Business Week winners Wednesday
By May 1, 2018 Read More →

Media Advisory: SBA celebrates West Virginia Small Business Week winners Wednesday

Local Program part of National Small Business Week April 29 – May 5, 2018   FAIRMONT, W.Va. – The U.S. Small Business Administration’s West Virginia District Office celebrates district and regional 2018 Small Business Week winners at noon Wednesday, May 2, at the Robert H. Mollohan Research Center in Fairmont during a luncheon.   U.S. Senator Shelley […]

Editor & Publisher, Shoptalk: Jim Haught’s ‘One decision doomed a vital paper’ in Charleston W.Va.
By April 30, 2018 Read More →

Editor & Publisher, Shoptalk: Jim Haught’s ‘One decision doomed a vital paper’ in Charleston W.Va.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Editor & Publisher recently published the following article by James A. Haught, editor emeritus of the Charleston Gazette-Mail, in its ‘Shoptalk’ section: By James A. Haught  We at West Virginia’s largest newspaper, the Charleston Gazette-Mail, have learned how a single unlucky decision can destroy a dynamic paper. In 2003, the conservative Ogden chain offered […]