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Thousands visiting W.Va. for U.S. Youth Soccer regional tournaments

By Fred Pace, The Herald-Dispatch BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. — Thousands of young soccer players, their coaches and their families from 13 states are descending on the region this week, as the 2019 U.S. Youth Soccer Eastern Presidents Cup begins today at locations in Barboursville and Dunbar. It is the first of four major regional youth soccer tournaments being […]

By June 14, 2019 Read More →

By June 14, 2019 Read More →

W.Va. Delegate Swartzmiller seeks elimination of income caps for Social Security tax exemption

By JOSELYN KING, The Intelligencer of Wheeling WHEELING . W.Va. — Delegate Randy Swartzmiller thinks the upcoming special legislative session on education betterment also would be an opportune time to re-examine legislation eliminating taxes on Social Security benefits for West Virginians. Swartzmiller, D-Hancock, wants to eliminate the wage caps placed on the measure before its […]

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Opinion

Gazette-Mail editorial: WV Senate intent on breaking school employees

Charleston Gazette-Mail It’s clear now the Student Success Act, and its predecessor in the regular legislative session, were never about students at all. Not exactly an earth-shattering revelation, but even we’re a little shocked at how far West Virginia’s upper chamber has gone to punish public school teachers and service personnel for striking two years […]

By June 4, 2019 Read More →
Opinion: Thanking W.Va. law enforcement for combatting the drug epidemic

Opinion: Thanking W.Va. law enforcement for combatting the drug epidemic

By Bridget Lambert President, West Virginia Retailers Association West Virginians know that the drug epidemic facing our state is a complex problem to solve. It can be all too easy to think that these challenges are insurmountable, especially when those making a real difference are not always front-and-center. The scourge of meth that plagues our […]

By May 29, 2019 Read More →
Editorial: Hatfield-McCoy Trail represents seven years of tourism growth in Mercer County, W.Va.

Editorial: Hatfield-McCoy Trail represents seven years of tourism growth in Mercer County, W.Va.

From The Bluefield Daily Telegraph: The region’s ATV tourism engine is roaring. In 2018, the Hatfield-McCoy Trail system set a new record by selling 50,031 permits. And 80 percent of those permits that were sold were purchased by non-West Virginia residents. Now the trail system looks to be on track to sell 55,000 annual permits in 2019, according to Hatfield-McCoy […]

By May 28, 2019 Read More →

Industry News

Former Journal reporter John McVey remembered for fairness, friendliness

Former Journal reporter John McVey remembered for fairness, friendliness

By MATT WELCH The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Whether you knew John McVey for his thick, white mustache or his greeting of “how are ya, by golly,” or for his fairness and thorough reporting at multiple news outlets in the area, you easily could have walked away with a story, according to those who knew […]

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Campaign: Local news is handy! Subscribe to your local W.Va. newspaper today.

Campaign: Local news is handy! Subscribe to your local W.Va. newspaper today.

Find West Virginia newspapers‘ Easy-To-Use links or subscription information below: CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association’s “Local News is Handy” campaign reminds everyone of the value of having access to creditable local news, information and advertising. Whether it’s delivered digitally to your cell phone and computer, in the traditional newspaper on your doorstep, […]

By May 18, 2019 Read More →
Media Alert: Graphic available on W.Va. Senate Bill 1 – ‘Last Dollar In’

Media Alert: Graphic available on W.Va. Senate Bill 1 – ‘Last Dollar In’

‘Financial Snapshot’ graphic new service to West Virginia newspapers CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association will be providing state newspapers with weekly  “Financial Snapshot” graphics for West Virginia as a public service to residents. This week;s graphic, below, addresses Senate Bill 1, the “Last Dollar In” program. Below the graphic is a link […]

By May 10, 2019 Read More →

Photos

Gift for the Winter Solstice: A rainbow over Green Bank

Gift for the Winter Solstice: A rainbow over Green Bank

The Pocahontas Times GREEN BANK, W.Va. — The sun broke through the rain in the early morning of the Winter Solstice just long enough to produce this beautiful rainbow at the Green Bank Observatory. The Green Bank Telescope appears at one end of these colors and appears bathed in the light. Photo courtesy of Michael […]

By December 27, 2018 Read More →
Spotted in Pocahontas: Insect fashion show

Spotted in Pocahontas: Insect fashion show

The Pocahontas Times MARLINTON, W.Va. — Last week The Pocahontas Times asked about a spotted bug found on Thistlewood Farm. This September, one of those orange and black bugs showed up in the company of a cloud of migrating butterflies.  Now called the “Ailanthus Webworm Moth,” it looks like a beetle and flies like a […]

By November 5, 2018 Read More →
Protected: Media Alert – Photos, notes, video links from the WV Supreme Court tour

Protected: Media Alert – Photos, notes, video links from the WV Supreme Court tour

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Blog: WVPress Extra

Editorial: Schedule shows what we already know about W.Va. Governor Justice

From The Charleston Gazette-Mail: Through dogged and commendable persistence, the Associated Press last week obtained copies of activity schedules for Gov. Jim Justice. Going over seven months of scheduling, the AP reported the records show the governor “almost never meets with his Cabinet, is rarely at the Capitol and was largely missing at one of […]

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Four newspapers earn West Virginia Press Association Editorial Honors

Four newspapers earn West Virginia Press Association Editorial Honors

Perry Nardo of The Intelligencer of Wheeling wins Adam R. Kelly Award CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Four West Virginia newspapers earned first-place General Excellence awards, which honor outstanding achievement by circulation division, in the 2018 West Virginia Press Association Better Newspaper Contest. The General Excellence Award winners are Charleston Gazette-Mail in Division 1, Bluefield Daily Telegraph […]

By August 29, 2018 Read More →

West Virginia Press Association honors advertising excellence at convention

The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington, The Inter-Mountain of Elkins, The Times Record and Roane County Reporter, Moorefield Examiner earn top honors CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Four West Virginia newspapers earned first-place General Excellence awards, which honor outstanding achievement by circulation division, in the 2018 West Virginia Press Association’s Advertising Awards Competition.   The General Excellence Award winners are The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington in […]

By August 29, 2018 Read More →

Other Recent News

Facing tough questions: Gov. Justice fields public concerns at town hall meeting in Bluefield, W.Va.

By EMILY D. COPPOLA, Bluefield Daily Telegraph BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — Governor Jim Justice was faced with questions about education, drug addiction, infrastructure, and more Thursday by a lively crowd during a town hall meeting at Bluefield State College. Topics brought up by citizens included education reform, roadway progress, the Grant Street Bridge closure and more. Guests […]

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Citing W.Va. code issue, Berkeley County Council OKs land ‘deannexation’ to allow VFD

By Breanna Francis, The Journal of Martinsburg MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Baker Heights Volunteer Fire Department is now one step closer to its new facility after the Berkeley County Council on Thursday approved the land deannexation request initially brought to the council by the City of Martinsburg in April. The rare deannexation was a necessary part […]

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Broadband expansion project moving in Randolph County, W.Va.

By BROOKE HINZMAN, The Inter-Mountain of Elkins ELKINS, W.Va. — Broadband internet expansion began to lay its foundation in East Dailey this week. During the most recent Randolph County Development Authority meeting, progress on the current broadband expansion project was discussed. The project would bring broadband internet access to outlying parts of the county.  “We […]

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