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Gold Star Mothers Memorial planned in Point Pleasant

Point Pleasant Register POINT PLEASANT, W.Va.  — On West Virginia Day, a new historical monument will be presented to the residents of the city. Ed Cromley, president of the Point Pleasant Chapter of the SAR/Memorial Committee member, shared The West Virginia Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution has chosen Point Pleasant as the […]

By March 21, 2019 Read More →
’60 Minutes’ segment on sports betting features Marshall athletic director

’60 Minutes’ segment on sports betting features Marshall athletic director

By TAYLOR STUCK The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Coming from Las Vegas back home to Marshall University makes Marshall Athletic Director Mike Hamrick particularly keen to the effects of sports betting on college athletics, and that’s why he will be included in a segment about the new phenomenon on CBS’ “60 Minutes” news magazine on […]

By March 21, 2019 Read More →

Sports wagering shutdown gives new meaning to March Madness

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — March Madness could have a different meaning at the Mardi Gras and Wheeling Island casinos, with bettors mad that they won’t be able to wager on the NCAA tournament games at the facilities’ sportsbooks or on their wagering apps. Lottery Director John Myers was not optimistic Wednesday […]

By March 21, 2019 Read More →

Opinion

A response to a negative, out-of-state portrayal of West Virginia and of Charleston

A response to a negative, out-of-state portrayal of West Virginia and of Charleston

By Charles McElwee The March 2-3 edition of The Wall Street Journal has a three-page feature article contrasting the booming economies of Midland and Odessa in West Texas, and the depressed economy of Charleston, W.Va., attributable to the City being “a victim of the state’s demographics and rural characteristics.” The Charleston column focuses on the […]

By March 21, 2019 Read More →
Opinion: WVSOS – Campaign finance legislation – SB 622 – provides greater transparency

Opinion: WVSOS – Campaign finance legislation – SB 622 – provides greater transparency

By Mac Warner WV Secretary of State Let the sunlight shine into political campaigns in West Virginia Transparency is the key component of good campaign finance policy. As we progress through the 21st Century, easily accessible and complete information is not only possible, it’s absolutely necessary for citizens to stay informed on how government is spending […]

By March 19, 2019 Read More →

OPINION Found Money: Lawmakers shouldn’t spend surplus

The Inter-Mountain West Virginia legislators are taking something of a risk with this year’s budget — but give them credit for their motives. On Friday, Gov. Jim Justice signed into law the budget for the coming fiscal year, beginning July 1. But in addition, he signed nine bills providing supplemental appropriations out of the current-year […]

By March 19, 2019 Read More →

Industry News

Parkersburg News and Sentinel Job Fair set for Friday

Staff reports The Parkersburg News and Sentinel VIENNA, W.Va.  — The Parkersburg News & Sentinel will hold a Job Fair 11-2 p.m. Friday at the Grand Pointe Conference Center, 1500 Grand Central Ave. in Vienna. More than two dozen companies will participate in the free event, some conducting interviews at the site during the fair, […]

By March 14, 2019 Read More →
WVPA Foundation accepting scholarship, summer Internship applications for 2019-20

WVPA Foundation accepting scholarship, summer Internship applications for 2019-20

Newspapers interesting in hosting an intern should contact the WVPA CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association Foundation is now accepting applications for 2019 Summer Internships at West Virginia newspapers and 2019-20 college scholarships. If awarded, there will be three $3,000 paid internships. The WVPAF also assists with unpaid internships at newspapers across West Virginia.    If scholarships […]

By March 11, 2019 Read More →

WVPA Hall of Fame accepting nominations for Class of 2019

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association is now accepting nominations for the West Virginia Press Association’s Hall of Fame, Class of 2019. The Hall of Fame committee welcomes written nominations, which must include a brief biographical sketch. In order to be nominated and elected to the Hall of Fame, a person had to have an “outstanding” […]

By March 11, 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 […]

By August 29, 2018 Read More →
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

By March 21, 2019 Read More →

WVU Tech Appalachian Writers’ Lecture to feature author Ann Pancake

By JORDAN NELSON The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — WVU Tech’s Appalachian Writers’ Lecture scheduled for Thursday, April 4 will feature renowned author and essayist, Ann Pancake at 6:30 p.m. in the Carter Hall auditorium on the Beckley campus. Known for her distinctive writing style and her Appalachian settings and characters, the award-winning Pancake will share […]

By March 21, 2019 Read More →
US Small Business Administration honors Michael Mills of Mills Group as Small Business Person of the Year

US Small Business Administration honors Michael Mills of Mills Group as Small Business Person of the Year

Winners to be formally recognized in Washington, D.C. on May 5-6 Release from the U.S. Small Business Administration:  WASHINGTON, D.C. – The head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, this week announced the 2019 Small Business Persons of the Year winners from the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Guam. USSBA Administrator Linda McMahon […]

By March 21, 2019 Read More →