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Public education forum hosts regional teachers in Southern West Virginia

Public education forum hosts regional teachers in Southern West Virginia

By GREG JORDAN Bluefield Daily Telegraph WELCH, W.Va.  — About a hundred teachers, service personnel, administrators and legislators converged Tuesday at a Welch high school for the second of eight public forums gathering insights for an upcoming special legislative session focusing on education issues. Teachers and other education personnel met in Mount View High School’s […]

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SBA offers government contracting training in W.Va.

Press release from U.S. Small Business Administration: White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. – The U.S. Small Business Administration’s West Virginia District Office (SBA),  Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) and the Greenbrier Valley Economic Development Corporation host a free HUBZone workshop March 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the White Sulphur Springs Civic Center. HUBZone (Historically […]

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WV Gov. Justice briefly meets with local Division of Highways leaders to talk road work

WV Gov. Justice briefly meets with local Division of Highways leaders to talk road work

By JAKE JARVIS NCWV Media CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Gov. Jim Justice met Tuesday with employees of the Division of Highways in Charleston, where he issued a new challenge to make a list of all the state roads that need to be repaired. The meeting, which lasted less than 20 minutes, brought DOH district engineers and […]

By March 20, 2019 Read More →

Opinion

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 →
Opinion: W.Va. Delegate Robinson calling on Governor Justice to veto of SB 622

Opinion: W.Va. Delegate Robinson calling on Governor Justice to veto of SB 622

Delegate Robinson calling for veto of 622 By Delegate Andrew Robinson D-Kanawha, 36th District On Friday, March 8, 2019, late in the night after most of the news media had finished their stories for the day, Senate Bill 622, also known as, “The 2019 Bought and Paid for Act,” was forced through its last step […]

By March 18, 2019 Read More →
Jerome Gilbert: The future is looking bright at Marshall

Jerome Gilbert: The future is looking bright at Marshall

The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Spring signals the rebirth of nature, and with it comes feelings of optimism, hope and anticipation for many of us. The beginning of the new season is also experienced on campus as faculty, staff and students prepare for midterms, spring break and graduation. Tied perfectly to spring itself is the […]

By March 13, 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” […]

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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

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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WVU to host two-day Esports gaming symposium and master class

WVU to host two-day Esports gaming symposium and master class

WVU Today MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia University will host a two-day event designed to expose students to career opportunities in Esports, a gaming phenomenon that has become a billion-dollar global industry. The Esports Symposium and Master Class held Thursday and Friday (March 21 and 22) offers a general introduction to Esports, organized, multiplayer video game […]

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Mountaineer Gas files for rate increase in West Virginia

By FRED PACE The Herald-Dispatch CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Mountaineer Gas Co. has filed a request for an increase in base rates and charges for natural gas service to approximately 218,000 customers in West Virginia. The company requested an overall average increase of revenues of approximately 6.15 percent, or $13.089 million annually. The average monthly bill […]

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