Archive for August, 2019

Fairmont family has five Golden Horseshoe winners
By April 22, 2016 Read More →

Fairmont family has five Golden Horseshoe winners

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — The secret to doing well on the Golden Horseshoe test is to start early. Just ask Sophia Flower, 13, an eighth-grade student at Barrackville Middle School. Sophia Flower was one of the top-scoring students in Marion County on the 2015-16 Golden Horseshoe test.  Sophia Flower’s mom, Dr. Lisa Flower, her dad, Marion County […]

Mountains of Hope Cancer Coalition releases new state cancer plan
By April 21, 2016 Read More →

Mountains of Hope Cancer Coalition releases new state cancer plan

    Quick guide to plan available CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Extra seats were brought in Thursday to handle the audience gathered to hear Mountains of Hope Cancer Coalition’s strategic plan for reducing the impact of cancer in West Virginia during the next five years. The West Virginia Cancer Plan 2016-2020 is a five-year plan that creates a […]

Kessler, Goodwin debate at West Virginia State University
By April 21, 2016 Read More →

Kessler, Goodwin debate at West Virginia State University

INSTITUTE, W. Va. – Job creation, the crumbling infrastructure, whether the coal industry has a future, the terrible drug epidemic in the state and legalizing medical marijuana were the main topics of discussion at the Democratic gubernatorial debate at the Davis Fine Arts Center of W.Va. State University in Institute on Monday evening. The debate […]

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WVU, Marshall alumni, former W.Va. reporters, win Pulitzers
By April 21, 2016 Read More →

WVU, Marshall alumni, former W.Va. reporters, win Pulitzers

By Ryan Quinn The Charleston Gazette Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Two former West Virginia journalists who graduated from West Virginia University and Marshall University were among those whose work earned Pulitzer Prizes, journalism’s most prestigious annual awards, for 2016. Margie Mason, a former Charleston Daily Mail intern and 1997 WVU graduate, was a leading journalist on […]

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WVU engineer among Time’s most influential
By April 21, 2016 Read More →

WVU engineer among Time’s most influential

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — WVU engineer Dan Carder, who led the research team that broke open the Volkswagen emissions scandal, has been named to the 2016 Time 100, the magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. “It’s overwhelming to look at the list,” Carder, director of WVU’s Center for Alternative Fuels, […]

By April 21, 2016 Read More →

WV selection of GOP convention delegates intricate

BECKLEY, W.Va. — West Virginia’s 34 delegates to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, will be elected by voters who should bring an eagle eye to the booth and be prepared to take their time in a somewhat confusing process. Here are the rules, as outlined by the Republican National Committee: • Three delegates are […]

By April 21, 2016 Read More →

WV town to terminate worker health benefits

PIEDMONT, W.Va. — After several months of having the subject of health insurance on the agenda, the Piedmont officials voted at the latest town council meeting to “terminate health insurance for the town workers” effective July 1. Mayor Ben Smith said the health insurance coverage subject needed to be “nipped in the bud.” “I don’t want […]

Smaller WV cities like Wheeling may attract Uber
By April 21, 2016 Read More →

Smaller WV cities like Wheeling may attract Uber

WHEELING, W.Va. — Legislation passed in February will permit ride-share services, such as Uber, to operate within West Virginia, but what cities and towns Uber decides to conduct its business in depends on interest generated by potential users and work-for-hire employees. Annaliese Rosenthal, a general manager with Uber, said the company measures this interest through […]

By April 21, 2016 Read More →

WV clerks group agrees with online registration concerns

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia County Clerks Association voiced its support for two area clerks who are not fully utilizing the state’s new online registration portal in a letter to Secretary of State Natalie Tennant. The association sent the letter last week, according to a release, and voiced the collective concerns regarding online registration, […]

By April 21, 2016 Read More →

Blankenship’s prison report date is May 12

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Unless an appeals court steps in, former Massey Energy Co. CEO Don Blankenship is scheduled to report to federal prison in three weeks, prosecutors disclosed in a new court filing. Blankenship is currently required to “surrender to federal custody” on May 12, according to information provided to the parties and included in a […]