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Coronavirus Update: County officials across West Virginia dealing with numerous challenges
By July 10, 2020 Read More →

Coronavirus Update: County officials across West Virginia dealing with numerous challenges

By Lexi Browning West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Across West Virginia, government officials in all 55 counties are responding to a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic. Though each region faces individual challenges, these officials say they are working to find the best solutions for local residents. Serving the public: From the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak in […]

Coronavirus driving the auto industry forward in West Virginia
By July 1, 2020 Read More →

Coronavirus driving the auto industry forward in West Virginia

Impact on sales and operations differ at dealerships across the state By Lexi Browning West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Chris Miller knows a thing or two about cars, but like other business owners, he didn’t have a repair manual for handling coronavirus’ impact on the local economy.  Co-owner of the Dutch Miller auto dealership […]

Natural gas industry in West Virginia, state association working through challenges of Coronavirus
By June 17, 2020 Read More →

Natural gas industry in West Virginia, state association working through challenges of Coronavirus

Industry officials say U.S. Supreme Court decision means pipeline work will resume but worker safety is still a priority By Lexi Browning West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Facing the coronavirus pandemic and a historic drop in oil prices in April, workers in the oil and natural gas industry have been navigating a new series […]

Coronavirus Update: West Virginia fabric shops get creative in virus effort
By June 1, 2020 Read More →

Coronavirus Update: West Virginia fabric shops get creative in virus effort

By Lexi Browning WV Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Throughout the Mountain State, many crafters — both newcomers and experts at sewing — have stepped up to help fill gaps in the state and national supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) by making reusable fabric masks for healthcare personnel and other essential workers.  In the weeks […]

Coronavirus Update: West Virginia construction industry trying to work through the virus
By May 23, 2020 Read More →

Coronavirus Update: West Virginia construction industry trying to work through the virus

By Lexi Browning West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Planning is key in the construction industry — but there wasn’t a blueprint for handling the impact of the coronavirus.  On March 24, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice issued the statewide Stay-at-Home order. Justice deemed construction as one of the select occupations considered essential during the […]

Coronavirus Update: Farmers markets, local independent grocers working to meet West Virginia’s food demand
By May 18, 2020 Read More →

Coronavirus Update: Farmers markets, local independent grocers working to meet West Virginia’s food demand

By Lexi Browning For The WV Press Association CHARLESTON, W.VA. — When the coronavirus pandemic began to spread in West Virginia, Shelly Keeney, market director of The Wild Ramp in Huntington, W.Va., wasn’t sure what to expect.  For the first time, the farmer’s market had closed its doors to the public, only allowing orders to be […]

Coronavirus Update: W.Va. gift, greenhouse and floral industries suffering
By May 7, 2020 Read More →

Coronavirus Update: W.Va. gift, greenhouse and floral industries suffering

Event sales – weddings, churches, festivals – down as much as 95 percent; Few teachers or nurses ‘Appreciation Week’ sales By Lexi Browning For WV Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. — For the gift, greenhouse and floral industries, spring profits can often determine the rest of the year’s success. But with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many businesses in […]

Where is medical cannabis in West Virginia? Unavailable
By May 5, 2020 Read More →

Where is medical cannabis in West Virginia? Unavailable

By Lexi Browning For West Virginia Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Following bipartisan support in both the House of Delegates and State Senate in 2017, the Medical Cannabis Act was signed into law in West Virginia with expectations the new industry would be up and running by July 2019.  But three years after its passage, patients in […]

W.VA. newspapers enhancing printed legal ads for public notices with online access at no cost
By March 5, 2020 Read More →

W.VA. newspapers enhancing printed legal ads for public notices with online access at no cost

Industry-funded website also delivers legal ads by email W.Va. Press Association Report CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia residents, business and community leaders, government officials and legislators know to look for legal ads for public notice in their community newspapers. But they can also look online and in their email “inbox” as part of the West Virginia […]

W.Va. Book: Virginia Slavery and King Salt in Booker T. Washington’s boyhood home
By October 23, 2019 Read More →

W.Va. Book: Virginia Slavery and King Salt in Booker T. Washington’s boyhood home

W.Va. Delegate’s new book previewed for West Virginia residents By Larry Linwell Rowe Editor’s Note: The West Virginia Press Association will be sharing a six-part preview of  “Virginia Slavery and King Salt in Booker T. Washington’s boyhood home,” a book by Larry Rowe, Charleston attorney and member of the W.Va. House of Delegates. To see […]