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By October 21, 2016 Read More →

Craft fair, quilt show celebrate women during Mountaineer Week

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Mountaineer Week, West Virginia University’s annual celebration of Appalachian heritage and culture, gives students, faculty, staff, the Morgantown community and people from all over the state an opportunity to learn about and celebrate Appalachian heritage. This year’s theme is Women of Appalachia, inspired by the125th anniversary of WVU’s first woman graduate, Harriet Lyon. Events throughout […]

By October 18, 2016 Read More →

Gov. Tomblin: W.Va. to implement CDC guidelines on opioids use

Release from the Office of the Governor: CHARLESTON, W.Va. (October 18, 2016) – Governor Earl Ray Tomblin today announced that the state has developed a plan that adheres to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for prescribing opioid medications for chronic pain. The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) […]

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Endorsement: Morrisey defends Mountain State

From The Inter-Mountain: We West Virginians are no strangers to the mud-slinging brand of politics. That is no reason for us to be suckers for a candidate whose campaign is hip-deep in the slimy strategy. For years, the Mountain State endured an attorney general, Darrell McGraw, who did little for us. His attention seemed focused […]

By October 18, 2016 Read More →

Media Advisory: Sen. Manchin to address Charleston coalition of the Seafood Nutrition Partnership

MEDIA ADVISORY:  9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Oct. 27, 2016 HEALTHY HEART SUMMIT – Charleston, W.Va. Senator Joe Manchin III to offer keynote remarks WHAT: Participate in this half-day program organized by the Charleston coalition of the Seafood Nutrition Partnership (SNP) with local and state community leaders, federal speakers, a local cardiologist. We will discuss the importance of […]

By October 18, 2016 Read More →

Today at 4 p.m. is deadline for W.Va. voter registration

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Today is the last day for West Virginians to register to vote or update their registration before the 2016 General Elections. Residents needing to register or update registration must do so by 4 p.m. today. They can register online through the West Virginia Secretary of State’s website at https://ovr.sos.wv.gov/Register/Landing To register to vote or update your […]

By October 18, 2016 Read More →

Media Alert: Federal, state organizations hosting rural entrepreneurship conference

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Representatives from the U.S. Treasury’s State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) program, along with a host of West Virginia-based organizations, will host “A Conversation About Rural Entrepreneurship” on today and Wednesday (Oct. 18-19) in Fairmont. Media are encouraged to attend. The event begins at 11:30 am on Tuesday, Oct. 18 and concludes […]

By October 18, 2016 Read More →

Media Alert: Alzheimer’s Association’s ‘Walk to end Alzheimer’s’ set for Oct. 29

Media Alert: CHARLESTON, W.VA. —  Hundreds of Charleston residents will join in raising critically needed awareness and funds during the 2016 Alzheimer’s Association’s ‘Walk to End Alzheimer’s.’ The Oct. 29 event in Charleston is part of the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research.  Since 1989, the Alzheimer’s […]

By October 18, 2016 Read More →

Exhibition Game: WVU vs. W.Va. Tech in men’s basketball

WVU News Release: No television or livestreaming for matchup in Beckley BECKLEY, W.Va. — Tip off is set for 6 p.m. Oct. 29 for the West Virginia University’s men’s basketball exhibition game against WVU Tech at the King Coal Beckley Automall Arena  in Beckley. Tickets for the Saturday, Oct. 29, game are $25 and available for […]

WVU’s Academic Media Day gives media insight, connections to expert research
By October 17, 2016 Read More →

WVU’s Academic Media Day gives media insight, connections to expert research

Find WVU experts at https://experts.wvu.edu/experts WVPA Staff Report MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — With President Gordon Gee outlining WVU’s role in charting West Virginia’s future, explanations of social media’s role in the 2016 Presidential election and talk about everything from robotics to crime scene investigation, WVU’s first Academic Media Day provided attending media with a wide range […]

By October 17, 2016 Read More →

Attorney General Morrisey to host substance abuse conference with Ohio & Kentucky attorney generals

Attorney General office’s release: CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear and a host of experts will gather Oct. 27 in Huntington to discuss different methods in the fight against substance abuse. The neighboring attorneys general will lead a conference titled, “Taking Back […]