Archive for August, 2019

GOP lawmaker considers secretary of state run
By May 21, 2015 Read More →

GOP lawmaker considers secretary of state run

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — While official paperwork has yet to be filed, Delegate Amanda Pasdon, R-Monongalia, may soon be the first Republican to enter West Virginia’s little talked about secretary of state race. Pasdon, who currently serves as chairwoman of the House Education Committee, is one of several Republicans being recruited by party officials to unseat Democratic […]

WVU mascot tells Bluefield students to do their best
By May 21, 2015 Read More →

WVU mascot tells Bluefield students to do their best

BLUEFIELD, W.Va.  — West Virginia University’s mascot visited local educational institutions on Wednesday. Michael Garcia is the Mountaineer mascot for West Virginia University.  “It’s really just an exciting day,” Garcia said. “The Mountaineer’s just a lot more than the mascot on the field. I get to be around in the community. I actually have a […]

Posted in: Photos
By May 21, 2015 Read More →

ATV trails working, still growing in W.Va., Va.

An editorial from the Bluefield Daily Telegraph BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — If there is one thing that is working well for the coalfields of southern West Virginia and Southwest Virginia, it is the region’s still growing ATV tourism engine. The Hatfield-McCoy Trail system is already a proven tourism and economic development success story for the coalfield counties […]

Posted in: Opinion
By May 21, 2015 Read More →

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Thursday, May 21

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Thursday, May 21, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers: 1. HOW VAST EXTREMIST RECRUITING NETWORK NETS LEGIONNAIRES As many as 17,000 people from […]

Natural gas industry donates $590,000 to modernize Tyler County records system
By May 20, 2015 Read More →

Natural gas industry donates $590,000 to modernize Tyler County records system

MIDDLEBOURNE, W.Va. – The West Virginia Oil & Natural Gas Association (WVONGA) has donated more than $590,000 to the Tyler County Commission to upgrade and modernize the county’s records system and make it available online. According to Nicholas (Corky) DeMarco, executive director of WVONGA, “Our organization is grateful for the natural gas exploration opportunity we […]

Posted in: WVPA Sharing
By May 20, 2015 Read More →

Downtown Beckley to host grant program for historic landmarks

BECKLEY, W.Va. — Many buildings in downtown Beckley’s national historic district qualify for grant funding for rehabilitation, says a spokesman for the Downtown Beckley Business Association, which is hosting state representatives to address eligibility at its July 2 meeting.Up to 50 percent of the cost of repairs for roofs, foundations and other priority development projects may be covered by grants […]

Posted in: WVPA Sharing
Cass Scenic Railroad opens 2015 season this week
By May 20, 2015 Read More →

Cass Scenic Railroad opens 2015 season this week

CASS, W.Va. – The Cass Scenic Railroad has opened for the 2015 season. The Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad made the announcement this week. The 2015 opening marks the first season the  Cass Scenic Railroad, an iconic state attraction, will be operated by a private sector company. Excursion schedules will be similar to past years. The Whittaker Station […]

Posted in: WVPA Sharing
Thursday’s West Side Block Party result of Police, Development Center par
By May 20, 2015 Read More →

Thursday’s West Side Block Party result of Police, Development Center par

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Side of Charleston more often than not gets branded as the negative news side of town, but Thursday’s West Side Block Party is one big effort to get people talking positively and looking towards the future. The block party, which is open to the public — it’s a block party after […]

Posted in: WVPA Sharing
McDowell County lawmaker pleads to DUI charge
By May 20, 2015 Read More →

McDowell County lawmaker pleads to DUI charge

WELCH, W.Va. — A McDowell County member of the West Virginia House of Delegates pleaded no contest Tuesday to non-aggravated driving under the influence. Delegate Clif Moore, D-McDowell, pleaded to DUI first offense and was sentenced to time served and court costs, a spokesperson with the McDowell County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office said. In addition to […]

By May 20, 2015 Read More →

High court ruling a black eye for West Virginia

An editorial from the Bluefield Daily Telegraph BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — In a baffling decision that can only be viewed as a step backward for the Mountain State, the West Virginia Supreme Court has ruled that drug addicts can sue doctors and pharmacies. This nonsensical decision by the high court justices is a slap in the face […]

Posted in: Opinion