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Remember: Turn your clock back this weekend

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — West Virginians should set their clocks back one hour Saturday night as the state falls back into standard time. The change officially occurs at 2 a.m. Sunday, allowing an extra hour of sleep Sunday morning. The change provides an hour of daylight in the morning and darkness sooner each evening. Public safety officials advise everyone to[Read More…]

New president at West Liberty University

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer WHEELING, W.Va. — For Weirton native Stephen Greiner, the opportunity to come home and serve as West Liberty University’s next president was “too good to pass up.” WLU’s board of governors named Greiner president Thursday afternoon after convening in private throughout the day at Oglebay[Read More…]

The Herald Dispatch: Guide to weekend activities

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Chalk up a win for the home team ’cause Halloween is on a Saturday, Donald Trump masks are a plenty, and concerts are more plentiful than lies in a political speech. Here’s a look at some concerts and shows going down in the clubs and beyond. A[Read More…]

Billboard to display solicitors of prostitution

By BISHOP NASH The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – In the battle against prostitution, usually fought in darkness by undercover officers, Huntington Police have added a very public weapon that Chief Joe Ciccarelli hopes catches a few eyes. An electronic billboard, located at the corner of 3rd Avenue and 20th Street,[Read More…]

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Friday, Oct. 30

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Friday, Oct. 30, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers: 1. WHAT CONGRESS IS SENDING TO OBAMA A budget and debt deal that averts[Read More…]

Media Advisory: 2015 West Virginia EMS Conference

CANAAN VALLEY, W.Va. — The 2015 West Virginia EMS Conference is set for Thursday in Cannan Valley. For details, contact: Chris Hall at (304)-544-9733 What: 2015 West Virginia EMS Conference West Virginia EMS responders will gather at Canaan Valley Resort for a two-day educational and networking conference. When: Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015[Read More…]

Common Core forum set for Nov. 11 in Martinsburg

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – Delegate Michael Folk, R-Berkeley, will host an education town hall forum with Peg Luksik, a nationally known expert on Common Core curriculum, in Martinsburg on Nov. 11.   The event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Martinsburg High School Auditorium.   Luksik, a[Read More…]

State providing tourism industry $1.5 million in matching funds

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia tourism industry projects totaling over 3.6 million have been approved by the West Virginia Tourism Commission to receive nearly $1.5 million in matching funds through the Matching Advertising Partnership Program (MAPP). MAPP allows state tourism businesses to match their advertising dollars through partnerships with other tourism businesses and[Read More…]

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