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Estimates ahead of census show population falling in Charleston and Huntington, W.Va.

By Travis Crum, The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington HUNTINGTON, W.Va.— Only 32 of West Virginia’s 232 incorporated cities and towns experienced population increases from 2010 to 2018, according to estimates released this month by the U.S. Census Bureau. Despite being the state’s two most populated cities, Charleston and Huntington recorded losing residents for an eighth-straight year, […]

By June 19, 2019 Read More →
U.S. Senators Manchin, Capito announce $250 for Bluefield, W.Va., water, waste disposal

U.S. Senators Manchin, Capito announce $250 for Bluefield, W.Va., water, waste disposal

Release from the office of U.S. Senator Joe Manchin: WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., members of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $250,000 for the Bluewell Public Service District through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Water and Waste Disposal Loans and Grant Program. This funding will provide and […]

By June 19, 2019 Read More →

US Supreme Court to conference on W.Va. impeachment appeal this fall

By Lacie Pierson, The Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Justices on the Supreme Court of the United States will consider in the fall whether they will give further consideration of appeals regarding the impeachment of a West Virginia Supreme Court justice. The cases of West Virginia Senate v. Workman and West Virginia House v. Workman […]

By June 19, 2019 Read More →

Opinion

Editorial: Federal Land and Water Conservation Fund important for W.Va., Ohio

Editorial: Federal Land and Water Conservation Fund important for W.Va., Ohio

From The Intelligencer of Wheeling: No federal program protecting natural areas and assisting local and state recreation projects has had the reach and the importance of the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Thousands of individual initiatives– some probably affecting you and your family directly — have been assisted by the LWCF. Throughout the Northern Panhandle […]

By June 16, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: ‘West Virginia Invests’ program provides promise, hope

From The Journal of Martinsburg, W.Va.: On a recent visit to the Eastern Panhandle, West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee remarked on the jobs situation in the state. There’s over 20,000 jobs in this state that we do not have skilled workers for. We don’t have a jobs problem, we have a skills problem,” […]

By June 16, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: ACF acquisition is but one step in revitalizing neighborhood in Huntington, W.Va.

From The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington: Huntington’s Highlawn neighborhood could look different in the next five to 10 years. A lot different. The Huntington Municipal Development Authority agreed last week to purchase the 42-acre ACF Industries complex for $3.12 million. The property, located along the north and south sides of 3rd Avenue at 24th Street, is […]

By June 16, 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 […]

By June 3, 2019 Read More →
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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By August 6, 2018 Read More →

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 […]

By May 14, 2019 Read More →
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

W.Va. Tourism’s #AlmostHeaven campaign reaches millions in first four days

W.Va. Tourism’s #AlmostHeaven campaign reaches millions in first four days

Tourism Office continues to celebrate West Virginia Day with social media campaign From the W.Va. Tourism Office: CHARLESTON, W.Va. —  The #AlmostHeaven West Virginia Week Challenge campaign has generated 93,000 engagements on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with a total estimated reach of more than 11 million and growing.  The campaign continues until West Virginia Day […]

By June 19, 2019 Read More →

10 Things to Know for Wednesday, June 19

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, June 19, 2019. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. US NAVY SAYS MINE FROM TANKER ATTACK RESEMBLES IRANIAN ONES The limpet mines used to attack a […]

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South Atlantic League All-Star Game: Trio of Power pitchers ready to take the mound tonight

South Atlantic League All-Star Game: Trio of Power pitchers ready to take the mound tonight

By By Derek Redd Sports editor,Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — If West Virginia Power manager David Berg — the skipper of the Northern Division team at Tuesday’s South Atlantic League All-Star Game — wants some quality arms, he has a trio of very familiar players to call on. He sees them every day. Of the four […]

By June 18, 2019 Read More →