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Video: Davis & Elkins celebrating fall with music

ELKINS, W.Va. — With fall colors out across the region, visitors to the Davis and Elkins College Campus on Monday were able to enjoy both the fall foliage and the talent of students during a musical program on the deck of Hallihurst Hall. See more on D&E at  https://www.dewv.edu  

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Video: W.Va. Capitol Veterans Memorial

CHARLESTON, W.Va. —  While West Virginia officials were inside the state Capitol Saturday, Oct. 7, monitoring election results, a WVPA photographer captured these images of the Veterans Memorial that honors those who monitor our safety and freedom every night and make such free and open elections possible.    

Governor, legislative leaders say special session likely after road bond vote
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Governor, legislative leaders say special session likely after road bond vote

By JAKE ZUCKERMAN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Now that voters have approved the state road bond referendum, the next step looks to be a special legislative session. Not long after unofficial election results came in Saturday showing about 73 percent of voters across the state supported the Roads to Prosperity Amendment of 2017, allowing […]

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Northern Panhandle leaders praise referendum passage

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — Northern Panhandle leaders are largely happy with the passage of the “Roads to Prosperity” bond referendum, and now they want to see it grow both jobs and development in West Virginia. “I’m hopeful that with passage of the road bond we will see much […]

Gov. Justice, Mid-Ohio Valley politicians discuss road bond vote’s success
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Gov. Justice, Mid-Ohio Valley politicians discuss road bond vote’s success

By BRETT DUNLAP The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG — As the Roads To Prosperity Constitutional Amendment passed statewide to address needed road issues, local officials are hopeful the measure will deliver on the promise of economic growth without burdening the state’s taxpayers. With all precincts counted statewide by the West Virginia Secretary of State’s […]

Budding entrepreneurs think lavender could be West Virginia’s next cash crop
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Budding entrepreneurs think lavender could be West Virginia’s next cash crop

By RUSTY MARKS The State Journal HERNSHAW, W.Va.  — Travis Troutman points to a fuzzy little lavender start planted next to a lump of coal, struggling to grow on an abandoned mine site near Kanawha State Forest. “That’s a finite resource,” he says, indicating the black lump sitting on a mound of earth. “That plant […]

New app brings history to life in the New River Gorge region
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New app brings history to life in the New River Gorge region

By MATT COMBS The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — On a recent bright clear afternoon, officials, students and locals gathered on the corner of South Fayette and G streets outside Stratton Elementary School to celebrate the completion of the African American Heritage Driving Tour. “Today really is the first day that we celebrate two years of […]

Fall train excursion offers some of the best sites of southern W.Va.
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Fall train excursion offers some of the best sites of southern W.Va.

By SARAH PLUMMER The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — For the 51st year, passengers aboard the New River Train Excursion from Huntington to Hinton will glimpse breathtaking views of the New River Gorge during peak foliage. The trip offers passengers an intimate ride through the “Grand Canyon of the East” as the railway winds its way […]

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Advocates trying to find solutions for low breastfeeding rates in West Virginia

By WENDY HOLDREN The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — In a 2016 report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the national average for breastfeeding is 81.1 percent. In West Virginia, the rate is 64.6 percent. Rates at six months, however, drop dramatically — nationally to 51.8 percent, and in West Virginia to 35.8 percent. […]

‘Matewan’ director, producer attends regional screenings
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‘Matewan’ director, producer attends regional screenings

By DAVE LAVENDER HD Media SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — When he was a senior at Mount Pleasant High School in upstate New York in 1967, John Sayles helped his high school football team go undefeated. And this fall, Sayles, who earned letters in basketball, baseball, track, and football, went back to celebrate the 50th anniversary […]