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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Friday, Feb. 14

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers. 1. MISERABLE COMMUTE MAY BE IN STORE FOR THE EAST Another wintry mix hit […]

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Weather makes newspaper delivery difficult but not impossible
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Weather makes newspaper delivery difficult but not impossible

West Virginia newspapers try to deliver everyday regardless of the weather but snow storms make it a challenge Charleston resident Samantha Smith, the WVPA advertising director, had to shovel to the paper box this morning, but Charleston Newspapers delivered. The WVPA asks that all subscribers have patience today and understand that wintry road conditions make […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Thursday, Feb. 13

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers. 1. ARMY OF UTILITY WORKERS LABORING IN THE SOUTH A half-million homes and businesses […]

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WVPA 2014 Editorial and Advertising contest information now available
By February 12, 2014 Read More →

WVPA 2014 Editorial and Advertising contest information now available

The West Virginia Press Association’s 2015 BNC and Ad Awards Contests are now open and available for entries. Every August, the West Virginia Press Association sponsors a statewide convention for newspaper staff members around the state. Benefits include professional development workshops, awards to the best work in editorial and advertising from the previous year, and the […]

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Legislative committee OKs county pay-raise bill

By David Beard The Dominion Post CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A bill to raise the salaries for county elected officials breezed through the Senate Government Organization Committee in a matter of seconds Tuesday, Feb. 11. Monongalia County commissioners are divided on the issue. SB 379, crafted during interims, reduces the number of county classifications from 10 […]

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Consumer salt shortage hits Mid-Ohio Valley
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Consumer salt shortage hits Mid-Ohio Valley

By Gretchen Richards Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va. – The de-icing and salt shortage plaguing the eastern seaboard has struck the Mid-Ohio Valley. With the chances of more wintry weather in the near future, residents of the Mid-Ohio Valley find themselves asking the same question: Where is all of the salt? Shop owners and […]

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So why did the publisher stand on the roof?
By February 12, 2014 Read More →

So why did the publisher stand on the roof?

By Emily Gallagher Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va. — There comes a point when it’s so cold outside that no amount of Under Armour, cold-weather gear and hot coffee can make a difference. Tuesday was that cold. The high reached 27 degrees, but that was only boosted by the bright sunshine in a cloudless sky. […]

Coal slurry spills into Kanawha County creek
By February 12, 2014 Read More →

Coal slurry spills into Kanawha County creek

  By Matt Murphy Charleston Daily Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — About 108,000 gallons of coal slurry blackened six miles of Fields Creek in Eastern Kanawha County Tuesday after a coal processing plant line carrying the substance ruptured. “This has significant adverse environmental impacts,” said Randy Huffman, secretary of the state Department of Environmental Protection. “This […]

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Some W.Va. homes set to be tested for MCHM

By Ken Ward Jr. and David Gutman Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia will fund an independent team of experts to test water in homes to try to determine long-term effects of the Elk River chemical spill, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced Tuesday. Over the next three weeks, the team will test water in […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Wednesday, Feb. 12

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers. 1. HISTORY AWAITS SHANI DAVIS IN THE 1,000 METERS The American speedskater relishes a […]

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