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WV State University to host NAACP state conference

By LORI KERSEY Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — NAACP members from all over West Virginia will be in Institute this month for the organization’s annual state conference. The NAACP of West Virginia 2018 State Conference will be Aug. 24 and 25 on the campus of West Virginia State University. The theme of this year’s event […]

Four newspapers earn West Virginia Press Association Editorial Honors
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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 […]

Advertising excellence, lively panel discussions highlight WVPA Convention 2018
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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 […]

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Road construction costs going up for West Virginia, cities

By STEVEN ALLEN ADAMS The Parkersburg News and Sentinel CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Nearly 10 months after it was passed, the constitutional amendment allowing the state to take out bonds for road construction is allowing the state to fund billions in road construction, but not as inexpensively as officials hoped. With higher oil costs and tariffs […]

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New policy: West Virginia parents must watch young students at bus stop

By BISHOP NASH The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va.  — County school districts across West Virginia are preparing to enforce a new statewide policy requiring parents and guardians of students in third grade and younger be present with their children for both pickup and drop-off at the bus stop. The updated Policy 4336 — effective with the 2018-19 […]

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WVU-led bridge research featured in technical report
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WVU-led bridge research featured in technical report

WVU Today MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A five-volume report produced by a professor from West Virginia University that details a new approach to developing and testing short-span bridges is gaining world-wide recognition. The report, Development and Experimental Testing of Press-Brake-Formed Steel Tub Girders for Short Span Bridge Applications, was compiled by Karl Barth, Samples Distinguished Professor […]

Appalachian Festival set for Aug. 24-26 in Beckley
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Appalachian Festival set for Aug. 24-26 in Beckley

By WENDY HOLDREN The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — The Annual Appalachian Festival, presented by the Beckley Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce, is just around the corner. Events will be held in various locations in and around Beckley from Aug. 24-26. In its 22nd year, the Appalachian Festival features several well known local events, including the […]

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Spirits of Lake Shawnee: Ghost Hunt Weekends comes to the abandoned southern West Virginia amusement park

By EMILY RICE Bluefield Daily Telegraph PRINCETON, W.Va. — As the sun set over Lake Shawnee on Saturday night, hundreds gathered for a ghost hunting experience at the lake’s abandoned amusement park. The site, rumored to be cursed and haunted, is a Native American Burial Ground and home to violent deaths and freak accidents according to […]

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10 things to know: Monday, August 13

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. SMALL TURNOUT FOR WHITE NATIONALIST RALLY Only a few dozen turned out for a march near the White House, while […]