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Alzheimer’s Association honors ‘Homegrown Heroes’ for Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

Alzheimer’s Association honors ‘Homegrown Heroes’ for Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

Make Nominations through June 14 Release from the West Virginia Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association: CHARLESTON, W.Va. — June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. The West Virginia Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association is celebrating with a “Homegrown Heroes” contest in recognition of the commitment, strength and perseverance of the Alzheimer’s community. The Homegrown Heroes contest, sponsored by PhRMA, […]

By June 2, 2020 Read More →
Barnes Health receives 21 National Telly Awards

Barnes Health receives 21 National Telly Awards

Release from Barnes Health: HURRICANE, W.Va. – Barnes Health, a West Virginia and Nashville-based full-service, strategic healthcare advertising, marketing and public relations firm, was recently honored with 21 Telly Awards at the 41st Annual Telly Awards national competition based in New York, New York. Barnes Health received a total of 15 Telly Awards for television production […]

By June 2, 2020 Read More →
Hundreds gather at Charleston, W.Va., City Hall to protest police violence against African Americans

Hundreds gather at Charleston, W.Va., City Hall to protest police violence against African Americans

By Ryan Quinn, Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A crowd that at one point totaled roughly 300 gathered on and around the steps of Charleston City Hall on Sunday, chanting the names of George Floyd and other African Americans before him whom police killed. “He called for his mother! He called for his mother! He called […]

By June 1, 2020 Read More →

Opinion

Opinion: County clerks are ready to provide safe and successful statewide primary Election in West Virginia

Opinion: County clerks are ready to provide safe and successful statewide primary Election in West Virginia

By Mac WarnerWest Virginia Secretary of State West Virginia’s Primary Election is well underway; 143,910 voters (12% of all registered voters) have already cast absentee ballots, and Early Voting started May 27. Not since 1863 when West Virginia voted to separate from Virginia have we experienced such a unique election. Two factors make this election exceptional: (1) […]

By May 29, 2020 Read More →
Opinion: Absentee voting by mail is secure and safe as Pendleton County Clerk proves

Opinion: Absentee voting by mail is secure and safe as Pendleton County Clerk proves

Release from Natalie Tennant Campaign: CHARLESTON, W.Va. —  Secretary of State candidate Natalie Tennant praised Pendleton County Clerk Elise White and her staff for their actions to stop the alleged manipulation of absentee voting request forms by a rural mail carrier. Thomas Cooper, a Republican, is accused of altering eight absentee ballot requests by changing […]

By May 29, 2020 Read More →
WV Public Service Commission: Railroad Safety

WV Public Service Commission: Railroad Safety

By Charlotte R. Lane, chairman Public Service Commission of West Virginia The Public Service Commission is responsible for administering and enforcing federal and state railroad safety regulations.  Trains are a vital component of our transportation system and our economy, carrying people, goods and materials across the country every day.  This year National Train Day is […]

By May 12, 2020 Read More →

Industry News

Va. Newspaper executive named director of industry’s national ‘Relevance Project’

Va. Newspaper executive named director of industry’s national ‘Relevance Project’

Release from the Newspaper Association Managers: RICHMOND, Va. — A veteran industry executive has been named project director of a renewed effort to champion the importance of community newspapers across North America and to celebrate the vital contributions of press associations they represent. Tom Silvestri, most recently president and publisher of the Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch, […]

By May 12, 2020 Read More →
W.VA. newspapers enhancing printed legal ads for public notices with online access at no cost

W.VA. newspapers enhancing printed legal ads for public notices with online access at no cost

Industry-funded website also delivers legal ads by email W.Va. Press Association Report CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia residents, business and community leaders, government officials and legislators know to look for legal ads for public notice in their community newspapers. But they can also look online and in their email “inbox” as part of the West Virginia […]

By March 5, 2020 Read More →
W.Va. Book: Virginia Slavery and King Salt in Booker T. Washington’s boyhood home

W.Va. Book: Virginia Slavery and King Salt in Booker T. Washington’s boyhood home

W.Va. Delegate’s new book previewed for West Virginia residents By Larry Linwell Rowe Editor’s Note: The West Virginia Press Association will be sharing a six-part preview of  “Virginia Slavery and King Salt in Booker T. Washington’s boyhood home,” a book by Larry Rowe, Charleston attorney and member of the W.Va. House of Delegates. To see […]

By October 23, 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 →

WV Press Convention

Coronavirus Update: WV Press cancels 2020 Convention

Coronavirus Update: WV Press cancels 2020 Convention

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association has canceled its 2020 convention, which had been set for Aug. 6-8 in Charleston, W.Va. WVPA Executive Director Don Smith has issued to the following statement to the membership: Hello everyone, It is with much regret that I am notifying you of cancellation of the West Virginia Press […]

By May 14, 2020 Read More →

W.Va. Press Association Convention 2020 set for Charleston, W.Va., on Aug. 7-8

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association Convention 2020 is scheduled for Aug. 7-8 at the Embassy Suites in Charleston, W.Va. Watch for updates.

By October 3, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: Hoping W.Va. tax revenues show rebound

From The Wheeling News-Register: Within a few days, state officials will make public information on how much money West Virginia state government officially collected in August. Keep your fingers crossed, especially if you want to see more potholes patched. Revenue in July, the first month of the new fiscal year, was far below what had […]

By September 4, 2019 Read More →

Other Recent News

Understanding Public Notice

Understanding Public Notice

From the Public Notice Resource Center: I.     Public Notice Public notice is information alerting citizens of government or government-related activities that may cause a citizen to take action.  Traditionally and effectively newspapers—that are intended for general circulation, published regularly at short intervals, containing intelligence of current news of general interest—have published public notices […]

By January 6, 2020 Read More →
Coronavirus Update: W.Va. Governor’s press briefing set for 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday

Coronavirus Update: W.Va. Governor’s press briefing set for 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The office of the Governor has issued the following media advisory: WHO: Gov. Jim Justice, other state officials. WHAT: Gov. Justice will provide an update for media on COVID-19 preparedness and response plans. WHEN: Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. West Virginians can watch the live stream of this briefing at the following links: YouTube: https://youtu.be/3ltw5FE9IccTwitter: https://www.twitter.com/WVGovernorFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/wvgovernor […]

By June 2, 2020 Read More →

Media Advisory: WVSOS provides information on election night media coverage, credentials

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Mike Queen, Deputy Chief of Staff & Director of Communications for the West Virginia Secretary of State, has issued the following media advisory: Members of the Media, Our team is working with the Capitol Police on credentials for members of the media wanting access to the Secretary of State’s Office in the State Capitol on […]

By June 2, 2020 Read More →
Coronavirus Update: W.Va. with 2,041 positive cases, 77 deaths as of 10 a.m. today; Cumulative positive test percentage, 2.03

Coronavirus Update: W.Va. with 2,041 positive cases, 77 deaths as of 10 a.m. today; Cumulative positive test percentage, 2.03

WV Press Update: CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Here are the totals from the West Virginia Health and Human Resources website as of 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 2 West Virginia Cases Total Positive Cases – 2,041 Total Lab Results reported – 100,543 Cumulative positive test percentage, 2.03 Total Deaths – 77 After 2,448 more tests, the number […]

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