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Sports betting bill advances in West Virginia Senate

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — Measures to legalize sports betting in West Virginia passed both the House and Senate Judiciary committees at the State Capitol on Wednesday. House Bill 4396 and Senate Bill 415 now go on to the respective Finance committees in both[Read More…]

Local teachers protest Friday morning as others head to West Virginia Capitol

Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — As teachers from several West Virginia counties headed to the state Capitol today to protest for better pay and benefits, their counterparts in Kanawha County held rallies to support those goals. Read more from the Charleston Gazette-Mail

Restaurant Week kicks off in Charleston

Charleston Gazette-Mail Server Eileen Maroney pours Greg Kelly a glass of wine at Soho’s at Capitol Market during the first night of Charleston Restaurant Week on Monday. Through Saturday, 21 independently owned Charleston restaurants will offer a starter, entree and dessert at a set $30 price. F. BRIAN FERGUSON |[Read More…]

West Virginia fiber artist stays busy during cold spell

By SARAH GOODRICH The Inter-Mountain BUCKHANNON, W.Va. — As the area experiences frigid temperatures, Suzan Morgan, an artist member of Artistry on Main, enjoys the warmth inside as she sews Christmas ornaments in preparation for the 2018 holiday season. Morgan, who specializes in textile and fabric art, has been part[Read More…]

Photos from 2018 WVPA Legislative Lookahead

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The WVPA has emailed and posted a sample of photos from the West Virginia Press Association’s Legislative Lookahead Friday, Jan. 5, in Charleston. Here is a large selection of photos that can be downloaded from this page.        

Photo gallery: Gulls on ice

The Herald Dispatch Lori Wolfe photographed the icy banks of the Ohio River at Huntington as temperatures dipped into the single digits this week. Gulls on mini ice floes would probably rather be at the beach. See the photo gallery: See more from The Herald-Dispatch

Gazette-Mail photographers share favorite photos of 2017

Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The photography staff at the Gazette-Mail selected some of their favorite shots from 2017 to share as the year comes to a close. Wednesday features selections from Kenny Kemp and F. Brian Ferguson. Thursday will include selections from Chris Dorst and Craig Hudson. See the[Read More…]

Mall welcomes West Virginia’s furry friends to meet Santa

The Herald-Dispatch BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. —  In the holiday spirit, the Huntington Mall made an exception Sunday to its “no pets” policy and welcomed furry friends to meet Santa. Dozens of Tri-State families gathered with their fur-babies Sunday morning to get a picture with ol’ Saint Nick before the mall’s opening.[Read More…]

Elkins, W.Va., passes controversial sales tax increase under Home Rule plan

By BRAD JOHNSON The Inter-Mountain ELKINS, W.Va.  — Despite pleas from downtown business owners and internal dissension, Elkins City Council voted 7-3 to pass the controversial 1 percent sales tax ordinance on its third and final reading Thursday evening. Public comment speakers asked that the ordinance be tabled, and, for[Read More…]

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