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By July 21, 2015 Read More →

Capito votes to improve education for West Virginians, end Common Core

“The Every Child Achieves Act of 2015 eliminates Washington’s ‘one size fits all’ approach to education. It keeps important measures of student achievement while giving our students, parents, teachers and state and local officials the responsibility for improving teaching and ensuring accountability in our schools.” – Senator Capito Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore […]

Gazette, Daily Mail now the Charleston Gazette-Mail
By July 20, 2015 Read More →

Gazette, Daily Mail now the Charleston Gazette-Mail

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Charleston Gazette and Charleston Daily Mail have been your local source for news for more than a century. The two newspapers operated independently for readers and advertisers until Jan. 1, 1958, when the owners merged the business, advertising, circulation and production departments into a single corporation. Beginning today, the two newspapers […]

Vintage motorcycle event returns to Terra Alta
By July 17, 2015 Read More →

Vintage motorcycle event returns to Terra Alta

TERRA ALTA, W.Va — The 2015 McKee’s Sky Ranch All-Brand Motorcycle Event is set for July 23 in Terra Alta, and organizers say this year’s vintage motorcycle extravaganza has something for everyone one and will attract enthusiasts from across the nation. Organizer and promoter Tom McKee said the annual event features a dual sport ride, […]

WVPA requesting newspapers provide FOIA information for Convention 2015
By July 16, 2015 Read More →

WVPA requesting newspapers provide FOIA information for Convention 2015

Editors asked to provide update CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association Convention 2015 will include a special panel discussion on West Virginia’s newly revised Freedom of Information Act (3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15). To prepare, the WVPA is asking for editors and reporters to provide input on FOIA-related developments involving media organizations and/or the communities you […]

Flood of 1985 volunteer effort results in 30 years of action
By July 16, 2015 Read More →

Flood of 1985 volunteer effort results in 30 years of action

ROWLESBURG, W.Va. — Lynda Monk and Christine Grobert were 16 years old when the Flood of 1985 devastated much of Preston County. The girls were moved to lend a hand but didn’t want to collect money; they wanted to physically help. So, they gathered a group of seven, themselves included, and they traveled to Rowlesburg the following June with their Catholic priest […]

Former WVPA President George Smith dead at 78
By July 16, 2015 Read More →

Former WVPA President George Smith dead at 78

PARSONS, W.Va — Former  newspaper editor, co-publisher and a printer George A. Smith, Jr. died July 15, 2015 in Monongalia General Hospital, Morgantown. Along with his wife, Mariwyn, he was co-owner of Preston County News in Terra Alta from 1961-1971, of The Parsons Advocate of Parsons from 1971 – 2004, and president and CEO of McClain Printing Company, also in […]

By July 16, 2015 Read More →

Capito, Manchin announce more than $1.5 million for TRIO

TRIO Grants Awarded to West Virginia University, Marshall University, West Virginia State University, Bluefield State College and West Virginia University Institute of Technology Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today announced funding totaling more than $1.5 million from the U.S. Department of Education’s TRIO Student Support Services Program. […]

This week in W.Va. history: July 23 – July 29
By July 16, 2015 Read More →

This week in W.Va. history: July 23 – July 29

Charleston, W.Va. – The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org. July 23, 1863: Financier and industrialist Isaac Thomas Mann was born in Greenbrier County. As president of the Bank of Bramwell and president of the Pocahontas Fuel Company for […]

WVPA Convention 2015 registration/room deadline near
By July 15, 2015 Read More →

WVPA Convention 2015 registration/room deadline near

  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With the registration deadline nearing, it’s time to register for the West Virginia Press Association’s Convention 2015. The program and registration information for WVPA Convention 2015 is attached. 2015 WVPA Convention program The WVPA staff is excited about the opportunities provided by having the newspaper industry convention in Charleston this year. “It’s extremely important […]

By July 14, 2015 Read More →

Sen. Manchin on Iran nuclear agreement

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) issued the following statement today on the final nuclear agreement reached between Iran and the P5+1, which includes China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, plus Germany. “The American people are committed to preventing a nuclear-armed Iran, and this agreement is an opportunity to […]