WVPA Sharing

WV public broadcaster Vorhees reflects on three decades of work
By April 28, 2017 Read More →

WV public broadcaster Vorhees reflects on three decades of work

By DOUGLAS IMBROGNO Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Beth Vorhees is usually the one asking the questions. It’s safe to say she has asked a whole lot of them in her 33 years at West Virginia Public Broadcasting, as she has hosted and produced almost every major show WVPB has launched for more than three […]

By April 28, 2017 Read More →

‘It’s not true’: Concord president shuts down rumor of school closing

By CHARLIE BOOTHE Bluefield Daily Telegraph ATHENS, W.Va.  — “It’s not going to happen. It’s not true.” Concord University President Dr. Kendra Boggess on Thursday laid to rest a rumor that the school is closing, saying Concord is facing budgetary challenges just as the state is. “Concord is in the same shape as the state […]

By April 28, 2017 Read More →

10 things to know: Friday, April 28

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Friday, April 28, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. TRUMP HEADS TO NRA CONVENTION IN ATLANTA Gun control advocates say they are ready to rumble now that the president, […]

DNR advises leave young wildlife alone
By April 27, 2017 Read More →

DNR advises leave young wildlife alone

FRENCH CREEK, W.Va. – West Virginia’s fields and forests are full of new life this time of year, but the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) is urging people to exercise extreme caution and keep a safe distance when young wildlife is encountered. “Spring provides an excellent opportunity to see all of the fawns, cubs […]

By April 27, 2017 Read More →

WV Rivers Coalition’s Angie Rosser named River Hero

Award from River Network cites Rosser’s work at making clean water a non-partisan issue CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The River Network, a Colorado-based national nonprofit organization that supports local and statewide organizations involved in restoring and protecting rivers and streams, has named WV Rivers Coalition’s executive director Angie Rosser as one of its 2017 River Heroes. […]

By April 27, 2017 Read More →

Benedum Foundation’s latest grants continue support to WVU

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation recently awarded three grants to West Virginia University through the WVU Foundation totaling $304,300. These grants will benefit various programs, initiatives, and individuals at WVU including: ·  WVFOODLINK Nourishing Networks Program – $152,300- Grant funding received by the program, led by Dr. Bradley Wilson in the department of […]

By April 27, 2017 Read More →

Hardwood industry maintains self-sustainability

From the West Virginia Hardwood Alliance Zone: Elkins, W.Va. – The long-term outlook for jobs and industry supported by West Virginia’s hardwoods looks strong as data trends show that reforestation efforts and responsible timbering have enabled the state to maintain a steady growth in hardwood volume since 2010. The average hardwood timber growth in West Virginia is […]

By April 27, 2017 Read More →

Twelve Highmark Health employees named Jefferson Awards winners for public service

PITTSBURGH — In a ceremony this week, the Highmark Health organization honored dedicated employees for their outstanding volunteer work by presenting them with Jefferson Awards for Public Service and a monetary contribution for the nonprofit organization of their choice. Highmark Health is one of 27 U.S. organizations that serve as Jefferson Awards Champions, bringing to the workplace the […]

West Virginia Forestry Director announces retirement after 18 years
By April 27, 2017 Read More →

West Virginia Forestry Director announces retirement after 18 years

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — After 18 years as State Forester, Director Charles “Randy” Dye will retire from the West Virginia Division of Forestry on Monday, May 1. Dye, a native of Parkersburg, earned a degree in forest management from West Virginia University, and has worked in forestry since 1974. He was appointed West Virginia’s State Forester […]

W.Va. Secretary of State’s Office releases report on first 100 Days
By April 27, 2017 Read More →

W.Va. Secretary of State’s Office releases report on first 100 Days

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner announces the release of a report detailing the first 100 days since taking office January 16, 2017. The report details the successes of the Office, including the transformation of the Charleston office to make it customer-friendly, the creation of the seven-member Field Service Team, the work being […]