Archive for December, 2018

Ringling elephants make last visit to Charleston
By April 21, 2016 Read More →

Ringling elephants make last visit to Charleston

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Like just about every other kind of business, show business is always changing, sometimes even in surprising ways. After 145 years, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, “The Greatest Show on Earth,” will retire its elephants from the road in May. So, when the show comes to the Charleston Civic Center […]

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By April 21, 2016 Read More →

West Virginia’s choice, jobs or discrimination

A column by Rob Byers, co-editor of the Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Delegate Michel Moffatt got red in the face, his voice rose and he stabbed the air with his pen. A minute before, he had been calmly explaining to our group of Gazette-Mail editors why he thought the failed “religious freedom” bill that dominated […]

Posted in: Opinion
By April 21, 2016 Read More →

Construction of vital King Coal Highway a priority

An editorial from the Bluefield Daily Telegraph  BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins, R-W.Va., says a resumption of construction on the long-delayed King Coal Highway project must be a priority for state officials. And we certainly agree with that statement. With the recent passage of the FAST act by Congress, West Virginia is set to […]

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By April 21, 2016 Read More →

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

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Thursday, April 21, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. WHERE OBAMA IS DISCUSSING THE FIGHT AGAINST IS The president is in Saudi Arabia, where he meets with […]

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This Week in West Virginia History – April 28 to May 4
By April 20, 2016 Read More →

This Week in West Virginia History – April 28 to May 4

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org. April 28, 1914: An explosion at the Eccles No. 5 mine in Raleigh County killed 174 men. The mine connected with Eccles No. 6, operating in another coal seam, […]

Mountains of Hope Releases New State Cancer Plan
By April 20, 2016 Read More →

Mountains of Hope Releases New State Cancer Plan

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Mountains of Hope Cancer Coalition will release a strategic plan for reducing the impact of cancer in West Virginia on Thursday, April 21st. The West Virginia Cancer Plan 2016-2020 is a five-year plan that creates a framework to direct activities and encourage collaboration throughout the state.   The Plan identifies key goals, aims, […]

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W. Va. Business & Industry Council endorses  76 Candidates for 2016 Primary Election

Editor’s Note: This is a corrected version with just 76 endorsements.  CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Business & Industry Council (BIC), comprised of more than 60 West Virginia trade associations and businesses representing more than 395,000 employees,today announced its primary election endorsement of 76 candidates seeking election to the state legislature, Board of Public Works, Supreme Court, […]

By April 20, 2016 Read More →

Ashland’s Big Run Landfill shuts down rail operation

By David E. Malloy The Herald-Dispatch COALTON, Ky. – The Big Run Landfill took in its last load of East Coast garbage and closed its rail yard on Tuesday, a move that will lead to the layoff of about 50 employees. As part of an agreed order among county, state and industry officials, Big Run […]

By April 20, 2016 Read More →

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Wednesday, April 20

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, April 20, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. GRIEVING AND DEVASTATED ECUADOR HIT WITH ANOTHER EARTHQUAKE A magnitude-6.1 temblor struck in the early morning hours off […]

WVU journalism alumna wins Pulitzer for public service
By April 19, 2016 Read More →

WVU journalism alumna wins Pulitzer for public service

  MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – She describes herself on Twitter as “Asia medical writer and Indonesia bureau chief for The Associated Press. Proud Mountain Mama.” Now West Virginia University Reed College of Media alumna Margie Mason can add Pulitzer Prize-winner. Mason and three AP colleagues have earned the Pulitzer Prize Gold Medal for Public Service for their 18-month investigation […]