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W.Va. Forest Service cancels Mon logging project to protect endangered fish
By December 30, 2019 Read More →

W.Va. Forest Service cancels Mon logging project to protect endangered fish

By Rick Steelhammer Staff writer CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A 2,400 acre logging project in the Monongahela National Forest has been canceled over habitat concerns for the candy darter, a small, colorful non-game fish granted protection under the Endangered Species Act. The Big Rock Project, located in the Cranberry River watershed of Nicholas and Webster counties, called […]

AARP West Virginia selects Jane Marks as new state president
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AARP West Virginia selects Jane Marks as new state president

Charleston resident to represent nearly 300,000 Mountain State AARP members CHARLESTON W.Va. — AARP West Virginia has selected Jane Marks of Charleston as its new state president. Marks will succeed outgoing State President Rich Stonestreet of Charleston, who completes his six-year tenure as AARP’s lead state volunteer on December 31.  An AARP volunteer since 2015, Marks […]

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Federal smoking age change unclear to some W.Va. businesses

By TRAVIS CRUM, The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — In Huntington, confusion and a lack of details surround a new law prohibiting the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21. That new law has officially gone into effect, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. At least 19 states had already […]

WVU graduates encouraged to follow their intuition, passions to find purpose
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WVU graduates encouraged to follow their intuition, passions to find purpose

From WVU Today: MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Graduates were urged to tap into their inner wisdom and make decisions that align with their passions at West Virginia University’s commencement ceremonies Saturday (Dec. 21). “On this journey, there is no Google Maps or WAZE app to guide you,” Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Maryanne Reed told graduates. “Thanks to your […]

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Food truck brings boardwalk flavors to Martinsburg, W.Va., at pop-up event and beyond

By Mikayla Hamrick, The Journal of Martinsburg MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — With a line already formed before noon, Deez Donutz and Boardwalk Fryz supplied hungry patrons with homemade goodies from its food truck on Saturday. Although the food truck regularly visits local fairs and festivals, the company occasionally sets up shop outside of the Martinsburg Lowe’s […]

Morgantown, W.Va.,  man carries on father’s fly-tying legacy
By December 27, 2019 Read More →

Morgantown, W.Va., man carries on father’s fly-tying legacy

By John McCoy, Charleston Gazette-Mail MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Every time Joe Messinger Jr. ties one of his trademark deer-hair frogs, he’s carrying on a family legacy that dates back almost a century. His father, Joe Messinger Sr., invented the Messinger Bucktail Frog for one overarching purpose — to catch bass. The pattern proved so effective, and […]

New Year’s Day hikes offered at 10 West Virginia state parks
By December 27, 2019 Read More →

New Year’s Day hikes offered at 10 West Virginia state parks

From Herald Dispatch staff and wire reports CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Several West Virginia state parks and forests are offering free New Year’s Day hikes next week. Hiking is one of the main reasons visitors from inside and outside the state travel to parks, West Virginia State Parks Chief Sam England said in a news release. […]

By December 27, 2019 Read More →

Sally Matz Susman: A leader who never asked permission

By Jessica Farrish, THE REGISTER-HERALD BECKLEY, W.Va. — Friends and family of Sally Matz Susman on Tuesday remembered a woman whose vision, determination and drive protected the underdog and led West Virginia forward. Susman, 89, died around 8 p.m. Monday at Charleston Area Medical Center, her son Thomas Susman confirmed on Monday. Her granddaughter, Jennifer Susman, found […]

By December 27, 2019 Read More →

I/DD waiver wait list becomes W.Va. political issue going into 2020

By STEVEN ALLEN ADAMS Special to The Journal of Martinsburg CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Advocates for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are holding state government accountable for a promise made nearly five years ago to restore funding for a waiver program, and lawmakers and candidates in 2020 are trying to get in front of the […]

By December 27, 2019 Read More →

Jackson County, W.Va., ranks as national leader in economic growth

RIPLEY, W.Va. — Jackson County led the United States for economic growth in 2018. According to Mark Whitley, director of the Jackson County Development Authority, a new study took place to analyze gross domestic product. “It’s everything from construction to domestic and international sales so it’s a whole gamut of products or services,” Whitley said. The […]