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‘She’s always been my rock,’ Preston Chamber Executive Director Sheila G. Haney dies following extended illness
By September 1, 2015 Read More →

‘She’s always been my rock,’ Preston Chamber Executive Director Sheila G. Haney dies following extended illness

By John Dahlia, Preston County News & Journal KINGWOOD, W.Va. — Sheila G. Haney, the person who has been called the consistent foundation keeping the Preston County Chamber of Commerce moving forward has died. She was 56. Chamber President Jessica Miller Lipscomb confirmed Haney’s death in a message sent to all members of the Chamber […]

By September 1, 2015 Read More →

Reporter shooting bring back memories of reporting in W.Va., Safety was never an issue

By John Dahlia, Editor Preston County News & Journal I’ve been at odds with my emotions the last few days. Certainly all of us have been following the horrible shooting of the two broadcast journalists in Virginia on Wednesday morning. The shooting occurred at 6:45 a.m. in Moneta during a live interview on television station […]

Confederate Flag controversy comes to Preston County, Five high school students asked to remove Confederate flags from vehicles by Principal
By September 1, 2015 Read More →

Confederate Flag controversy comes to Preston County, Five high school students asked to remove Confederate flags from vehicles by Principal

By Theresa Marthey Preston County News & Journal   KINGWOOD, W.Va. — The national controversy over the Confederate flag has made its way to Preston County. On Tuesday, five students at Preston High were asked to remove Confederate flags from their vehicles by Principal Dr. David Pastrick. Tina Walker, Kingwood, was alerted by her son […]

By September 1, 2015 Read More →

Jackson’s Mill Jubilee kicks off Labor Day Weekend

JACKSON’S MILL, W.Va. — A Central West Virginia family tradition is once again ready to welcome visitors when the 41st Annual Jackson’s Mill Jubilee kicks off, this Labor Day Weekend. The all-volunteer board of directors, has issued the following release: The Jubilee will continue a celebration of Appalachian Heritage at Jackson’s Mill West Virginia. Located just […]

By September 1, 2015 Read More →

Manchin to host town hall event on the Iran Deal

He will also deliver remarks at the West Virginia Business Summit and participate in a roundtable discussion in Preston County Washington, D.C. – This week, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) will travel around West Virginia and meet with local residents, community and business leaders and state and local officials to discuss our state and nation’s […]

By September 1, 2015 Read More →

Capito announces events in West Virginia this week

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) will participate in several events throughout West Virginia this week. On Tuesday, she will visit Southern West Virginia to meet with business leaders and others to discuss economic development and improving broadband access in those regions. On Wednesday, Senator Capito will join Google for a free workshop to […]

By September 1, 2015 Read More →

Gov. Tomblin announces appointment to state parole board

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced the appointment of former State Senator David Nohe to the West Virginia Parole Board. “From serving in his hometown community to representing constituents on a statewide level, David’s professional background exemplifies a life of public service,” Gov. Tomblin said. “I believe he will continue to serve […]

By September 1, 2015 Read More →

Morrisey announces transfer of surplus antitrust funds to state general revenue fund

Morrisey: ‘I am pleased that we can continue to be good stewards of the state’s money.’ CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Attorney General Patrick Morrisey today announced his Office will transfer more than $60,000 of surplus funds from antitrust enforcement activities to the state’s General Revenue Fund. “I’m proud to have a robust Antitrust Division that diligently […]

By August 31, 2015 Read More →

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know for Aug. 31

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press’s business development specialist for West Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers: 1. POLICE SEEK 2 NEW SUSPECTS IN BANGKOK BOMBING PROBE A Thai woman and a foreign man […]

By August 27, 2015 Read More →

Gatehouse Media to host online ‘Photography for Reporters’ course

Reporters and editors looking to make their photography look more professional should consider registering for GateHouse Media’s upcoming webinar, Photograpy for Reporters, hosted Sept. 24 from 2-3 p.m. EST. In this session, photo composition, lighting and strategy will be reviewed, as well as tips from some of GateHouse’s top professional photographers. Addition topics will include […]