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Shooting in Alexandria: Sad and sickening
By June 15, 2017 Read More →

Shooting in Alexandria: Sad and sickening

By Don Smith West Virginia Press Association While saddened by the news of the shooting at a baseball field in Alexandria, Va., on Wednesday, I was sickened by the hypocrisy in the comments of some politicians, cable news commentators and fellow journalists. Are we really surprised that another troubled, angry and frightened individual turned to […]

By December 31, 2016 Read More →

2016 in retrospect: Gov. Tomblin was a resource

From Executive Director Don Smith, WVPRESS Extra Blog: Tomorrow starts the new year, but it’s hard to think about the future, or keep your mind in the present, on Dec. 31. Reminiscing seems appropriate and necessary. Working for the West Virginia Press Association means lots of days at the Capitol and contact with elected officials […]

By July 21, 2016 Read More →

Newz Group partnership gives member newspapers off-site backup

  From Executive Director Don Smith: In the coming days and weeks, all West Virginia Press Association newspapers should be getting a call from Newz Group. These calls are coming with the support and urging of the WVPA and are about your access to free off-site archiving and backup. It’s a benefit service provided at no […]

By July 4, 2016 Read More →

Heavy rains fall on WV flood victims

A heavy rain pours across the flood ravaged areas of West Virginia. Predictions call for three inches and flash flooding. Today, on Independence Day, thousands of West Virginians sit cold and damp in tents, shelters, their vehicles and their damages homes – most still without power – watching the rain fall and the creeks rise. […]

By June 27, 2016 Read More →

When will West Virginia recover?

By Don Smith WV Press Executive Director It’s been four days since the flood. State and national officials have declared much of the state a disaster area. The recovery has started. But when will the flood recovery end? We should not consider the flood recovery finished until the elderly women stop crying. Saturday, at Capital High […]

By October 12, 2015 Read More →

Blog: wvpress extra — Conference Call set for Charter School Discussion

The West Virginia Press Association is working to arrange trainings, webinars and events to help our newspapers in all departments. On the editorial side, we have a FOIA handbook in the works, will be promoting webinars and are working to arrange some interviews by telephone conference and webinar for statewide “hot button” issues that will impact […]

Mountain East basketball tournament photos – Wheeling Jesuit 73, Concord 70
By March 6, 2015 Read More →

Mountain East basketball tournament photos – Wheeling Jesuit 73, Concord 70

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association is providing its newspapers with photos from the Mountain East Basketball Tournament in Charleston March 5-8. The tournament is being held at the Charleston Civic Center  with support by GoMart, along with CharlestonWV.com and MetroNews Sports. Photos from the games will be uploaded to this site as […]

Elkins greenhouse grower makes poinsettias his business
By December 2, 2014 Read More →

Elkins greenhouse grower makes poinsettias his business

ELKINS, W.Va. — Larry Gouer loves poinsettias. The owner of Mary’s Greenhouse in Elkins is celebrating his 40th year in business. This December his greenhouses will be filled with thousands of the red, white, pink and peppermint plants for sale.   “In 40 years of growing, poinsettias have always been and still are my favorite thing […]

By September 19, 2014 Read More →

WVPA to provide membership with media badges

A note from the WVPA: Recently, a few newspapers have inquired about the WVPA providing endorsed media badges or parking passes for their newsrooms We’re happy to announce to our membership that the WVPA will now be creating personal media pass credentials to our editors, reporters and photographers upon request and at no charge. We […]

By August 5, 2014 Read More →

Blog: wvpress extra — Bring a jacket to Convention 2014

Aug. 5, 2014: Everyone is excited and working hard to prepare for WVPA Convention 2014.  Just a reminder for you when packing your suitcase for Canaan Valley Resort and Convention 2014. And please share this with any staff members, your spouse or guests who will be attending convention with you. We are expecting sunny weather on Thursday and Friday with just a […]