State news, releases and Information

By October 5, 2015 Read More →

$500,000 grant to TechConnect West Virginia focuses on job creation in 40 counties

TechConnect West Virginia get funding from USEDA CHARLESTON, W.Va. –  TechConnect West Virginia has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) to spur innovation and entrepreneurship, long-term competitiveness and diversification and job creation across West Virginia. The program, known as ScaleUp West Virginia, is a two-year suite of programs designed to accelerate the states’ […]

By September 24, 2015 Read More →

Manchin to host VA Secretary McDonald for statewide tour, Capito to join

Manchin and McDonald will speak directly with West Virginia Veterans, health care professionals, members of the National Guard and other officials and community members about the challenges facing our Veteran community Stops will be made in Charleston, Huntington, Maxwelton and Kingwood Washington, D.C. – This week, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) will host U.S. Department […]

By September 24, 2015 Read More →

Manchin shares thoughts on Pope Francis’ address to Congress

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today issued the following statement on Pope Francis’ address to the United States Congress. “I was blessed and honored to hear Pope Francis’ address to the United States Congress and the American people. His call to raise those out of poverty, lend a hand to our neighbors, […]

By September 24, 2015 Read More →

American Political Science Association announces Congressional Fellowship Program

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS APSA Congressional Fellowship Program 2016-2017 Congressional Fellowships for Journalists www.apsanet.org/cfp The American Political Science Association Congressional Fellowship Program is currently accepting online applications for congressional fellowships for journalists. The nine-month program in Washington, DC, gives journalists a hands-on understanding of Congress and the legislative process through placements in congressional offices. Fellows begin their fellowship year with […]

By September 24, 2015 Read More →

NAA offering new webinar on merchandising the newspaper

In the midst of a challenging year for newspaper retail sales, it’s critical to focus on the merchandising basics with a methodical approach to identify opportunities and maximize the potential of key accounts. The importance of retail outlets as the primary sales channel for single copy sales means that merchandising at the store level is […]

By September 24, 2015 Read More →

Natural gas liquids tax could bring more development and jobs

Fewer West Virginians Employed Now Than Before the Shale Boom CHARLESTON, W.Va. — While West Virginia’s natural gas industry has grown exponentially, many of its jobs may be going to out-of-state workers and job growth in major natural gas producing counties as been mediocre at best. The state is poised to repeat history with more of […]

By September 24, 2015 Read More →

Manchin, Capito announce more than $1 million for critical water infrastructure projects

Funding will benefit residents in Clay and McDowell Counties WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today announced that the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded a total of $1,146,400 to support water infrastructure projects in Clay and McDowell Counties. The Clay Public Service District’s Pack Fork and Independence […]

By September 24, 2015 Read More →

Gov. Tomblin hosts major energy confab

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. —Beginning Sunday, West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin will welcome more than 200 attendees to the 55th annual meeting of the Southern States Energy Board, an organization of southern governors and state legislators from 16 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The theme for this year’s forum is “Producing America’s […]

By September 24, 2015 Read More →

John Faust: Tailored for selling

By John Foust Raleigh, NC   Have you fallen into an order-taking rut? Are you passively relying on your accounts to tell you what and when to advertise? Are you following their creative directions like a police artist (“Make the hair longer, make the ears bigger.”)? Are you keeping up with events in their industries? […]

This week in W.Va. history: Oct. 1-7
By September 23, 2015 Read More →

This week in W.Va. history: Oct. 1-7

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. Oct. 1, 1896: Rural Free Delivery began in West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle. Before this, there was no rural mail delivery, although more than half the country’s citizens lived in […]