State news, releases and Information

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Morrisey files complaint against Morgantown rental agency Copper Beech

Morrisey: ‘We must prevent the charging of illegal, excessive fees on our young adults.’ CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Attorney General Patrick Morrisey today announced his Office has filed a complaint against a company that owns and manages residential rental properties in Morgantown, alleging the company charged tenants excessive fees in violation of the state’s consumer protection […]

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Rep. Jenkins honors Tuskagee Airman John Watson Jr.

“He truly believed in giving back to his nation, and we are better off for his service to our country.” WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) honored the life of Tuskegee Airman and Beckley resident John Watson Jr., who passed away Aug. 31 at the age of 96. Rep. Jenkins spoke on the House […]

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Rep. Jenkins supports bill to help drug-exposed babies

“No baby deserves to start his or her life in withdrawal from heroin and other opioids.” WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) spoke on the House floor Tuesday in support of legislation to help provide better care for newborns with neonatal abstinence syndrome, exposure to heroin and opioids during pregnancy. “No baby deserves […]

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Manchin, Capito announce funding to combat youth substance abuse in W.Va.

The Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program will support youth substance abuse prevention programs in Brooke, Hancock, Mingo and Morgan counties Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today announced that three West Virginia community coalitions, Advocates for Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition, the Morgan County Partnership and the Strong Through […]

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Gov. Tomblin celebrates Conley Fabrication expansion in Mineral Wells

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today joined Conley Fabrication employees and owner Roger Conley to celebrate the company’s $2 million facility expansion in Mineral Wells. “I’m pleased to join representatives from Conley Fabrication to not only celebrate the grand opening of its newest facility, but also recognize the strong working partnership that has […]

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Future of Nursing West Virginia names Public Health Nurse Leader

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Future of Nursing West Virginia Action Coalition is pleased to announce that Angela Gray, BSN, RN, Nursing Director of the Berkeley County Health Department in Martinsburg is one of only 25 nurses from across the country selected as a Public Health Nurse Leader by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She will participate in […]

U.S. coal production continues to gain
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U.S. coal production continues to gain

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Coal production in the U.S. for the week ending Aug. 29 rose for the fourth straight week, continuing a long-term upward trend, and to narrow the gap to last year’s totals significantly in recent weeks, according to the latest report from the Energy Information Agency (EIA). Production in the United States was […]

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Gov. Tomblin announces state will explore prison option in Mason County

State will not take possession of Sugar Grove Naval Base CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced the state of West Virginia will explore additional prison space for female inmates in Mason County. The governor also announced the state will not take possession of the Sugar Grove Naval Base and instead will work […]

‘I thought it was gone forever,’ Old Central Preston school ring reunited with owner, 33 years later
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‘I thought it was gone forever,’ Old Central Preston school ring reunited with owner, 33 years later

    By Theresa Marthey Preston County News & Journal KINGWOOD, W.Va. — In 1982, Jay Layton was a junior in a Building Construction One class at Central Preston Senior High School. He was laying a footer for the slaughterhouse at the vocational school — now a part of the Preston High campus — when […]

Ladies at Alpine Lake learn to Sew Together
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Ladies at Alpine Lake learn to Sew Together

By John Dahlia, Preston County News & Journal TERRA ALTA, W.Va. — Bright and early, every Monday morning during the warm summer months the boat house at Alpine Lake Resort gets a little out of control. The typically quiet boat house bustles with the sound of sewing machines and pleasant conversation all from a group […]