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West Virginia Housing Development Fund announces new rate
By October 11, 2019 Read More →

West Virginia Housing Development Fund announces new rate

Release from the West Virginia Housing Development Fund: CHARLESTON, W.Va. — There has never been a better time to purchase a home in West Virginia. The West Virginia Housing Development Fund is offering qualifying homebuyers a 30-year fixed rate mortgage at 3.78%. Down payment and closing cost assistance loans are also available. “Owning a home is […]

By October 10, 2019 Read More →

10 things to know: Thursday, Oct. 10

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The regional bureau of The Associated Press shares 10 things you need to know Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. TURKISH FORCES PRESS ADVANCE AGAINST KURDS Turkey says its military launched airstrikes and unleashed artillery shelling against […]

News media are first and most effective means for exercising our five First Amendment freedoms
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News media are first and most effective means for exercising our five First Amendment freedoms

Celebrating National Newspaper Week, Oct. 6-13 By David Chavern, President & CEO, News Media Alliance For centuries, citizens have turned to their local news publication for local breaking and investigative news, as well as to learn about hot-button issues in their communities. In the last 15 years, with the rise of digital communications, many readers […]

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Gorge national park and preserve confab attracts overflow crowd in W.Va.

By Rick Steelhammer, Charleston Gazette-Mail FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. — Recently introduced legislation that would elevate West Virginia’s New River Gorge status from national river to national park and preserve drew a standing-room-only crowd to Canyon Rim Visitor Center on Wednesday to ask questions and voice opinions about the proposal. Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Shelley Moore Capito, […]

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W.Va. Governor ends ban on outdoor burning

Regular burning season regulations now in effect From the Office of the Governor: CHARLESTON, WV – Gov. Jim Justice issued a proclamation this week, officially rescinding the recent statewide ban on all types of outdoor burning. This action comes after the state received sufficient rainfall over the past several days to warrant ending the outdoor […]

WVU and CDC partnership helps build healthy futures in southern West Virginia
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WVU and CDC partnership helps build healthy futures in southern West Virginia

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A cross-campus collaboration at West Virginia University is addressing local solutions for West Virginia’s health-related challenges. The Be Wild, Be Wonderful, Be Healthy project is working in Clay and McDowell counties to increase access to physical activity and healthy foods. The WVU Extension Service, the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences […]

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U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.VA., statement on withdrawal of U.S. troops in Syria and Turkey invasion

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. released the following statement on the announcement of the withdrawal of U.S. troops in Syria and Turkey’s decision to invade. “The announcement of the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria is a terrible miscalculation. We are abandoning our allies who have worked together with U.S. forces to […]

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Media Advisory: U.S. Congresswoman Miller to hold economic development roundtable on Friday

WASHINGTON D.C. – At 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, Congresswoman Carol Miller, R-W.Va., will hold an economic development roundtable discussion with Greenbrier County government and business leaders in White Sulphur Springs. This event is open to the press.  WHAT: Economic Roundtable in Greenbrier County  WHEN: 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.                 Oct. 11, 2019 WHERE: White Sulphur […]

Media Alert: W.Va. Tourism Office’s Fall feature available to all newspapers
By October 10, 2019 Read More →

Media Alert: W.Va. Tourism Office’s Fall feature available to all newspapers

EDITOR’S NOTE: W.VA. Tourism Commissioner Chelsea Ruby and her staff have released a Fall feature for all state media. The W.Va. Tourism Office “showcased Fall in state’s Potomac Highlands for 33 adventurous Metro D.C. Residents.” The feature outlines how a “Mystery vacation becomes the fall trip of a lifetime to West Virginia.” There is a […]

Opinion: U.S. Senator Manchin on the value of local newspapers
By October 9, 2019 Read More →

Opinion: U.S. Senator Manchin on the value of local newspapers

Celebrating National Newspaper Week For as long as our great nation has existed, newspapers have been part of the fabric that strengthens our democracy and makes our communities stronger. Before James Madison became our 4th U.S. President, he wrote the Bill of Rights and enshrined the freedom of the press into the First Amendment of the […]