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Corky DeMarco dead at 68
By July 8, 2016 Read More →

Corky DeMarco dead at 68

PINCH, W.Va. –– A well known figure in the oil and natural gas industry has died. Metro News reports that Nicholas R. “Corky” DeMarco passed away at his home in Pinch Friday morning of an apparent heart attack. DeMarco was 68. Corky DeMarco was the longtime leader of the WVONGA. A native of Charleston, DeMarco […]

By July 7, 2016 Read More →

WV DOH: Flooding damage to roads tops $45 million

Flooding Damage to Roads Tops $45 Million   CHARLESTON, W.Va. —  The West Virginia Division of Highways today announced that road damage from recent flooding now totals $46,859,290. More than a dozen contractors have been hired to restore access to communities and repair major routes. WVDOH crews from around the state have been mobilized in […]

WVPA Statewide Classifieds Ads for July 10-16
By July 7, 2016 Read More →

WVPA Statewide Classifieds Ads for July 10-16

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Here are the West Virginia Press Association Statewide Classified Ads for July 10-16: NOTE: This unique WVPA program places your classified ad in more than 40 newspapers across the state for one discounted price and with one call. Contact your local newspaper or Toni Heady at the WVPA, 304-342-1011, ext. 164, to run your classified ad […]

WV Department of Agriculture providing senior citizens with access to fresh fruit, vegetables 
By July 7, 2016 Read More →

WV Department of Agriculture providing senior citizens with access to fresh fruit, vegetables 

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Department of Agriculture’s Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program is providing the state’s senior citizens with access to fresh fruits and vegetables. Eligible senior citizens (at least 60 years of age and meeting income guidelines) can receive vouchers for fresh fruits and vegetables. The vouchers can be redeemed at participating farmers markets […]

Time to register for WVPA Convention 2016; reserve rooms at Lakeview today
By July 6, 2016 Read More →

Time to register for WVPA Convention 2016; reserve rooms at Lakeview today

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Registration for the West Virginia Press Association’s 2016 Convention, Aug. 4-6 is open.  “West Virginia — Focusing on the Opportunities” is the theme of the WVPA’s 2016 Convention, Aug. 4-6. The WVPA is inviting its 77 member newspapers and guests to Lakeview Golf Resort and Spa in Morgantown for three days of education, […]

By July 6, 2016 Read More →

Stewards of Shavers Fork debuts on PBS, watch parties scheduled

THOMAS, W.Va. — Stewards of Shavers Fork, which premieres at 8 p.m. Sunday, July 10, on the West Virginia Public Broadcasting Channel (PBS), is the story about how one of West Virginia’s most iconic rivers and watersheds came back to life. Lead by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources with assistance from West Virginia […]

By July 6, 2016 Read More →

WVU Press publishes photography book featuring railroads of Wheeling

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia University Press has published “The Steam and Diesel Era in Wheeling, West Virginia: Photographs by J. J. Young Jr,” a book that showcases the major railroads of the northern panhandle of the state. For nearly 70 years, John J. Young Jr. photographed railroads. “With unparalleled scope and span, he documented the […]

By July 5, 2016 Read More →

Braxton Citizens’ News: Braxton County B of E must follow open meetings law

By Ed Given, editor of the Braxton Citizens’ News: Board of Education needs to work on its agenda:  I tried to diplomatically bring the issues concerning errors in the way the Braxton County Board of Education’s agenda is handled to the attention of those in charge. After Monday morning’s meeting, those efforts obviously failed. The meeting […]

By July 5, 2016 Read More →

Red Cross continues efforts to help flood victims

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The  American Red Cross continues to serve the communities of Alderson, Amma, Bethel, Big Otter, Birch River, Caldwell, Camden-on-Gauley, Clendenin, Elkview, Erbacon, Gauley Bridge, Hico, Ivydale, Mount Pleasant, Nallen, Neola, Nuttall, Oak View, Queen Shoal, Rainelle, Renick, Richwood, River Haven, Ronceverte, Rupert, Talicot, White Sulfur Springs and others. As of July 1st, […]

By July 2, 2016 Read More →

For Hardy County residents, helping flood victims is very personal

From the Moorefield Examiner: We’re so proud of you. On Thursday, June 23, some 44 counties throughout West Virginia were hit by some of the worst floods in decades and many were declared disaster areas. The worst flooding took place in Kanawha, Greenbrier, Nicholas, Fayette, Clay, Roane, Summers, and Monroe counties.  Rock slides and roaring […]