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Huntington foots $20K bill for Trump visit
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Huntington foots $20K bill for Trump visit

By COURTNEY HESSLER The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Last week’s visit by President Donald Trump left Huntington with an extra $20,700 in personnel costs, though city officials hope to recuperate the money one way or another. The Aug. 3 rally brought out thousands of Trump supporters, filling the Big Sandy Superstore Arena, which holds 9,000, and […]

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WVU releases schedule of business conferences

Staff report The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — This year’s series of regional economic conferences by the West Virginia University Bureau of Business and Economic Research begins in Charleston Oct. 5. WVU researchers say the Mountain State has several different economies with different characteristics and components. At the conferences, WVU researchers will present comprehensive economic […]

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Fairgoers can celebrate WVU’s 150th at 2017 State Fair of West Virginia

WVU Today FAIRLEA, W.Va. — Fairgoers can play games and be involved in activities at West Virginia University exhibits, learn about WVU Extension Service programs and celebrate WVU’s 150th birthday at the State Fair of West Virginia, Aug. 10-19 in Fairlea. The WVU Building is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with the […]

Fairs and festivals provide community fun and promote tourism
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Fairs and festivals provide community fun and promote tourism

By KIRSTEN RENEAU The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va.  — Fairs and festivals have been popular for several decades in West Virginia, some now approaching their 100-year anniversary. These events are able to bring communities together, while promoting family-friendly entertainment and agriculture, the root of many festivals in the state. Events are great for tourism throughout […]

Wheeling Island urban garden aims to help visually impaired
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Wheeling Island urban garden aims to help visually impaired

By SCOTT McCLOSKEY The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — By donating a vacant lot on Wheeling Island to the Seeing Hand Association, former Wheeling residents Aaron and Rhoda Edelman left behind a gift that will provide opportunities for the blind and visually impaired. Surrounded by dozens of family members and friends, the Seeing […]

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10 things to know: Wednesday, Aug. 9

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. WHAT’S NEXT AFTER ‘FIRE AND FURY’ REMARK Trump answers North Korea’s threats with rhetoric the nuclear-armed nation might appreciate, but […]

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Journalism employment opportunities available in the Logan, Williamson, W.Va., region

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Journalists interested in working in the Logan and Williamson region of West Virginia should contact Don Smith, donsmith@wvpress.org, of the West Virginia Press Association. “Community journalism is at its best when the journalists know the community and understand the issues,” Smith said. “Right now we have a media company looking to hire […]

IOGAWV selects leadership for 2017-18
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IOGAWV selects leadership for 2017-18

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. – Marc A. Monteleone, general counsel to WACO Oil and Gas Co. and a partner in the law firm of Bowles Rice, LLP, has been elected to lead the Independent Oil and Gas Association of West Virginia, Inc. (IOGAWV) as its president for 2017-2018. Joining Monteleone on the leadership team are […]

Justice talks teamwork with GOP legislative leaders Carmichael, Armstead
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Justice talks teamwork with GOP legislative leaders Carmichael, Armstead

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Having returned to the fold Friday, Gov. Jim Justice met briefly with Republican leaders of the Senate and House of Delegates at the Capitol Monday to discuss ways to work as a team, Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, said. “It was more of just a rah-rah session,” […]

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin surveys Northern Panhandle flood damage
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U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin surveys Northern Panhandle flood damage

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — Communities in Wetzel and Marshall counties affected by recent flooding are expected to qualify for Federal Emergency Management Agency assistance, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin learned Monday during a visit to the Northern Panhandle. Affected residents in both counties also are expected to qualify for […]