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Fresh market goes mobile in Greenbrier Valley

Fresh market goes mobile in Greenbrier Valley

Press release LEWISBURG, W.Va. — The newest mobile market in the Greenbrier Valley, “Off the Beetin’ Trail”, launched its first run at the Williamsburg Community Picnic Shelter on Tuesday, July 9, 2019.  Envisioned by Mary Surbaugh through the Lewisburg Farmers Market, this market brought locally grown fresh vegetables, locally produced and processed poultry, pork sausage, and […]

By July 22, 2019 Read More →

Mon Health System CEO named to federal advisory panel

Press Release from Mon Health System: MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – David Goldberg, president and CEO of Mon Health System with facilities in Morgantown and throughout North Central West Virginia, was selected to serve a two-year term on a top federal health care advisory committee. Goldberg’s service on the Advisory Panel on Outreach and Education (APOE) to the […]

By July 22, 2019 Read More →
President Trump returning to Wheeling, W.Va., on Wednesday for 2020 campaign fundraiser

President Trump returning to Wheeling, W.Va., on Wednesday for 2020 campaign fundraiser

By MIKE JONES, The Intelligencer of Wheeling WHEELING — President Donald Trump will make his second visit in less than 10 months to Wheeling, a city he’s shown an affinity for since launching his political career four years ago. The president is scheduled to attend a private campaign fundraiser at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, […]

By July 21, 2019 Read More →

Opinion

Editorial: Cracker plant outlook promising but still not a certainty

From The Intelligencer of Wheeling: Some area residents have kept our fingers crossed for so long that we may require medical help to untwine them. Yes, we’re talking about the cracker plant. Another promising development was reported this week. It was that funding to develop the cracker plant site at Dilles Bottom has been committed. […]

By July 21, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: W.Va. cities’ population losses must be stopped

From The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington, W.Va.: According to U.S. Census Bureau estimates, Huntington and Charleston have lost population each year since the 2010 census. In fact, only 32 of West Virginia’s incorporated cities and towns saw their populations increase in the eight years between the 2010 census and 2018. Huntington now has about 46,048 people, […]

By June 24, 2019 Read More →
Editorial: Is it time for charter schools in W.Va.?

Editorial: Is it time for charter schools in W.Va.?

From The Journal of Martinsburg, W.Va.: Included in a major public education improvement bill passed by the state Senate are provisions allowing a few charter schools in West Virginia. Opponents of the idea, including the three unions representing many school employees, were furious. Now, another multifaceted education bill, HB 206, has been passed in the […]

By June 24, 2019 Read More →

Industry News

Former Journal reporter John McVey remembered for fairness, friendliness

Former Journal reporter John McVey remembered for fairness, friendliness

By MATT WELCH The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Whether you knew John McVey for his thick, white mustache or his greeting of “how are ya, by golly,” or for his fairness and thorough reporting at multiple news outlets in the area, you easily could have walked away with a story, according to those who knew […]

By June 3, 2019 Read More →
Campaign: Local news is handy! Subscribe to your local W.Va. newspaper today.

Campaign: Local news is handy! Subscribe to your local W.Va. newspaper today.

Find West Virginia newspapers‘ Easy-To-Use links or subscription information below: CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association’s “Local News is Handy” campaign reminds everyone of the value of having access to creditable local news, information and advertising. Whether it’s delivered digitally to your cell phone and computer, in the traditional newspaper on your doorstep, […]

By May 18, 2019 Read More →
Media Alert: Graphic available on W.Va. Senate Bill 1 – ‘Last Dollar In’

Media Alert: Graphic available on W.Va. Senate Bill 1 – ‘Last Dollar In’

‘Financial Snapshot’ graphic new service to West Virginia newspapers CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association will be providing state newspapers with weekly  “Financial Snapshot” graphics for West Virginia as a public service to residents. This week;s graphic, below, addresses Senate Bill 1, the “Last Dollar In” program. Below the graphic is a link […]

By May 10, 2019 Read More →

Photos

Gift for the Winter Solstice: A rainbow over Green Bank

Gift for the Winter Solstice: A rainbow over Green Bank

The Pocahontas Times GREEN BANK, W.Va. — The sun broke through the rain in the early morning of the Winter Solstice just long enough to produce this beautiful rainbow at the Green Bank Observatory. The Green Bank Telescope appears at one end of these colors and appears bathed in the light. Photo courtesy of Michael […]

By December 27, 2018 Read More →
Spotted in Pocahontas: Insect fashion show

Spotted in Pocahontas: Insect fashion show

The Pocahontas Times MARLINTON, W.Va. — Last week The Pocahontas Times asked about a spotted bug found on Thistlewood Farm. This September, one of those orange and black bugs showed up in the company of a cloud of migrating butterflies.  Now called the “Ailanthus Webworm Moth,” it looks like a beetle and flies like a […]

By November 5, 2018 Read More →
Protected: Media Alert – Photos, notes, video links from the WV Supreme Court tour

Protected: Media Alert – Photos, notes, video links from the WV Supreme Court tour

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By August 6, 2018 Read More →

Blog: WVPress Extra

WV Press 2019 Convention: Don’t miss W.Va. Supreme Court Justices outlining the court going forward

WV Press 2019 Convention: Don’t miss W.Va. Supreme Court Justices outlining the court going forward

Register and reserve your rooms today; Convention is Aug 2-3 CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Registration and the room block are open for the West Virginia Press Association’s 2019 Convention, Aug. 2-3, at Lakeview Resort in Morgantown. “The 2019 Convention marks 150 years of the West Virginia Press Association serving the state’s newspaper industry. As you’ll notice with […]

By July 12, 2019 Read More →
WV Press 2019 Convention: Don’t miss the panel on  marijuana, alcohol, tobacco, gambling and legal advertising

WV Press 2019 Convention: Don’t miss the panel on marijuana, alcohol, tobacco, gambling and legal advertising

Register and reserve your rooms today; Convention is Aug 2-3 CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Registration and the room block are open for the West Virginia Press Association’s 2019 Convention, Aug. 2-3, at Lakeview Resort in Morgantown. “The 2019 Convention marks 150 years of the West Virginia Press Association serving the state’s newspaper industry. As you’ll notice with […]

By July 11, 2019 Read More →
Time to reserve WVPA 2019 Convention hotel rooms

Time to reserve WVPA 2019 Convention hotel rooms

WVPA 2019 Convention 30 days away: Aug 2-3 CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Registration and the room block are open for the West Virginia Press Association’s 2019 Convention, Aug. 2-3, at Lakeview Resort in Morgantown. “The 2019 Convention marks 150 years of the West Virginia Press Association serving the state’s newspaper industry. As you’ll notice with our registration […]

By July 2, 2019 Read More →

Other Recent News

Data shows more than 10,000 homeless students in WV’s public schools

Data shows more than 10,000 homeless students in WV’s public schools

By Amelia Ferrell Knisely, Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — There are 10,522 homeless students in West Virginia, a number so large it could fill the state’s largest high school more than five times. Homeless students account for nearly 4 percent of all students enrolled this past school year in kindergarten through 12th grade in public schools, […]

By July 21, 2019 Read More →

W.Va. unemployment numbers show state’s growth, but also its potential

From The Exponent Telegram: On Sunday, The Exponent Telegram reported on some of the strong economic indicators that are showing West Virginia’s economy is improving — but has even more potential. A day later, the unemployment numbers for June reinforced that theory, but also pointed to even stronger indicators of just how far the state has come […]

By July 21, 2019 Read More →
Rockwool exec talks company culture and what Jefferson County, W.Va., should expect

Rockwool exec talks company culture and what Jefferson County, W.Va., should expect

By Joseph LaFave, The Journal of Martinsburg RANSON — As work continues at the Rockwool site in Jefferson County, Leslie McLaren, the company’s North American Manager, Corporate Communications & Stakeholder Relations, spoke at length about the company’s corporate culture and Rockwool’s intentions to be a good corporate neighbor. “Being engaged in the community is part […]

By July 21, 2019 Read More →