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Morrisey announces back to school consumer protection week begins Monday

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Attorney General Patrick Morrisey yesterday announced his Office’s second Back to School Consumer Protection Week, a week-long series designed to raise awareness of consumer protection issues facing students, will begin Monday, Aug. 17. The West Virginia Attorney General’s Office will provide tips to help protect students’ personal information, as[Read More…]

Manchin applauds crucial funding to fight growing heroin threat in West Virginia

$2.5 million Heroin Response Strategy will address the heroin problem through public health-public safety partnerships Additional $400,000 will be used for a range of drug use prevention initiatives WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) yesterday applauded the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) for granting additional[Read More…]

Capito applauds funding for Appalachia high intensity drug trafficking areas

$2.5 million will fund the Heroin Response Strategy, an unprecedented partnership among five regional HIDTA programs to address the threat of heroin $400,000 will advance drug use prevention initiatives in West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) applauded yesterday’s announcement from the White[Read More…]

Herald-Dispatch seeking metro editor, sports copy editor, reporter

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The Herald-Dispatch, a locally owned daily newspaper in Huntington, W.Va., a city of about 50,000, is seeking to fill three positions. Metro editor — The Herald-Dispatch is seeking a strong leader to guide the organization’s local news coverage. The position requires strong editing skills, both on the front[Read More…]

13-year-old proves to be baseball standout despite unique situation

By Nicole Lemal For the Preston County News & Journal KINGWOOD — Standing by second base, Ethan Haskiell surveyed the baseball field and his teammates who were awaiting the first pitch of the inning. “Let’s go,” the 13-year old said to them. Silence ensued. Players redirect their focus forward and[Read More…]

Alliance finds enforcement key to saving Beckley historical district

ELKINS, W.Va. — Beckley officials should follow established laws tosave their city’s endangered downtown historic district, according toan assessment released Wednesday by the Preservation Alliance of WestVirginia.Though alterations have harmed the integrity of the district, theassessment identified multiple recommendations that should helpprotect its federal status and financing for future development,according[Read More…]

Ed Martin named new publisher of Williamson Daily News

By Kyle Lovern [email protected] WILLIAMSON, W.Va. – West Virginia native Ed Martin has been named publisher of the Williamson Daily News. The announcement was made by Bud Hunt, regional director of Civitas Media’s Mountain region, the newspaper’s parent company. Martin also will serve as assistant regional director – West Virginia,[Read More…]

This week in West Virginia history: Aug. 20-26

Charleston, W.Va. – The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org. Aug. 20, 1851: The oldest statue in West Virginia, a nine-foot wood carving of Patrick Henry, was dedicated at the county courthouse in Morgantown.[Read More…]

Salem University introduces new graduate education program paths

Salem, W.Va. – The Salem School of Education now offers a 30-credit hour Master of Education in Educational Leadership and an 18-credit hour Certificate in Educational Leadership. Both programs lead to the West Virginia Professional Administrative Certificate with specialization as PreK – Adult Principal. Salem programs utilize an accelerated instructional[Read More…]

Capito on FBI-DoD Biometrics Technology Center dedication in Clarksburg

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R.-W.Va.) released the following statement about today’s dedication of the Biometrics Technology Center in Clarksburg, West Virginia: “Today’s announcement highlights the strong partnership between DoD and the FBI in combatting terrorism at home and abroad. West Virginia University and Marshall University have[Read More…]

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