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Martinsburg’s Great Train Raid festival to combine music, local history in early May

Martinsburg’s Great Train Raid festival to combine music, local history in early May

By BREANNA FRANCIS The Journal   MARTINSBURG, W.Va.  — The Roundhouse aims to combine music and history during the fourth annual Great Train Raid festival. According to a press release from the Roundhouse, Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and national recording artist Ray Owen is slated to perform at the festival at the historic Baltimore & Ohio […]

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Endangered Species Day in May at Elkins YMCA features a giant inflatable bat cave

The Inter-Mountain ELKINS, W.Va.  — Join the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, the U.S. Forest Service and the Appalachian Forest National Heritage Area AmeriCorps program for the annual Endangered Species Day event at the Elkins YMCA at 10 a.m. May 18. Activities will be from 10 a.m. – 3 […]

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WVU Bureau of Business and Economic Research report: West Virginia needs to diversify economy

WVU Bureau of Business and Economic Research report: West Virginia needs to diversify economy

By BRETT DUNLAP The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — The area could benefit from downstream industries using the state’s natural gas products to make a variety of products, a group of economic students told community and business leaders. Also, other new businesses can diversify the state’s economy, the group said. Brian Lego, research […]

By April 18, 2019 Read More →

Opinion

EDITORIAL: W.Va. Governor slides off the rails at chamber dinner

The Register-Herald editorial Turns out that Gov. Jim Justice, the featured speaker at the Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce annual dinner on Friday night, was the source of all entertainment, too, though no one was laughing, other than derisively, or applauding, other than politely. The governor hosted a pity party for the image of a […]

By April 15, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: W.Va. system for rehabilitating criminals is broken

From The Times West Virginian:  On March 12, Times West Virginian reporter Eddie Trizzino reported on a high-speed pursuit that began in Marion County and ended in Harrison County, resulting in the arrest of Ryan Thomas Heflin. According to police, Heflin had stolen a vehicle only a few days prior to the chase, although the […]

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Editorial: W.Va. failing use of FEMA funds

From The Intelligencer of Wheeling:  Richwood’s municipal recorder paid herself more than $45,000 without getting approval from her city council, an investigation by state Auditor John McCuskey’s office contends. It adds that a former mayor paid himself $3,640 for four days’ “volunteer” work. City officials received about $500,000 in federal funds for emergency repairs to […]

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Industry News

Former Times West Virginian editor John Veasey remembered as a legend

Former Times West Virginian editor John Veasey remembered as a legend

By ERIC CRAVEY Editor Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va. – Former Times West Virginian editor John Veasey died Tuesday due to a stroke he had Monday. He was 82. After graduating from West Virginia University, Veasey was hired as a sports reporter on Oct. 3, 1958, for the Fairmont Times, the old morning paper in Fairmont. […]

By April 11, 2019 Read More →

Virginia Nicholson, publisher of the The Herald Record, dead at 90

WEST UNION, W.Va. — Virginia Lee Nicholson, 90, owner and publisher of the The Herald Record in Doddridge County, died March 28. Nicholson’s family met with friends on  March 31 at Spurgeon Funeral Home in West Union before a private burial. “Virginia was active at The Record Herald and took great pride in the newspaper, and […]

By April 9, 2019 Read More →
W.Va. Power outlasts Greenville, 6-5

W.Va. Power outlasts Greenville, 6-5

Press Release from W.Va. Power: GREENVILLE, S.C.  — Thanks to a two-run eighth inning and five solid innings from their bullpen, the Power was able to overcome a pair of one-run deficits to take down the Drive, 6-5, Saturday evening at Fluor Field at The West End in Greenville. West Virginia and Greenville conclude their four-game […]

By April 7, 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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By August 6, 2018 Read More →

Blog: WVPress Extra

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 […]

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Advertising excellence, lively panel discussions highlight WVPA Convention 2018

Advertising excellence, lively panel discussions highlight WVPA Convention 2018

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association recognized winners in the Better Newspaper Contest: Advertising Friday at the first whole day of the WVPA Convention 2018. In addition to the advertising awards luncheon, convention-goers participated in panels on the future of social security — which featured U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, — legal advertising, non-traditional […]

By August 13, 2018 Read More →

Other Recent News

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WV Rep. David McKinley: Energy tech research a key to future

WV Rep. David McKinley: Energy tech research a key to future

By CHARLES YOUNG NCWV Media CLARKSBURG, W.Va.  — U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., said he believes the future of economic opportunity in North Central West Virginia lies in research and development for energy technology. McKinley, who has represented West Virginia’s 1st Congressional District since 2011, said the region fell behind neighboring states in terms of […]

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WVU School of Medicine alumni, LaunchLab Network clients win $25,000 and coveted spot in AlphaLab Gear Incubator

WVU School of Medicine alumni, LaunchLab Network clients win $25,000 and coveted spot in AlphaLab Gear Incubator

WVU Today MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia University School of Medicine alumni and LaunchLab Network clients will use $25,000 in startup funding from the AlphaLab Gear accelerator program for early-stage startups to help drive down maintenance costs and increase productivity in laboratories. SwifTAG Systems was founded by School of Medicine alumni Dr. Zachary Wright, Dr. […]

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