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Election impact of chemical spill discussed

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — In January, a chemical leak in the Elk River polluted the drinking supply of more than  300,000 West Virginians, forcing them to buy bottled water and forego showers and washing dishes for up to two weeks. Nine months later, outrage over that disaster seems to have faded from[Read More…]

Breast cancer awareness grows with world’s longest pink scarf

BECKLEY, W.Va. — The success of “Terri’s Tribute” battle against breast cancer has visible ties to cancer awareness, art and community. In 2009, when Oak Hill, W.Va., resident Terri Lynne Massey lost her four-year battle with breast cancer, it was her local community that took up two challenges: Raising money for scholarships[Read More…]

October at the Capitol: College athletics discussed at interims

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With football season in full swing, it was probably no coincidence that the most talked-about topic of October legislative interim meetings involved college athletics in West Virginia. A legislative Post-Audit report analyzed data compiled by the NCAA, and found that the athletic programs at Marshall University and seven state Division[Read More…]

Study of Morgantown highlights Chamber’s economic summit

Morgantown, W.Va. – Release of the “Morgantown Area Economic Comparative Analysis Report” highlights next week’s Morgantown Area Economic Opportunities Summit. The analysis, which was published by the West Virginia University College of Business and Economics Bureau of Business and Economic Research, compares Morgantown’s economy to five other cities across the nations that are similar in size[Read More…]

Wheeling Park, Roane and Charleston Catholic claim titles at Friends of Coal WV High School Golf Championship

WHEELING, W.Va.  –  There was a familiar look to the teams during this year’s awards ceremony at the Friends of Coal West Virginia High School Golf Championships as Wheeling Park, Roane County and Charleston Catholic all repeated as state champions. With a combined score of 462, Wheeling Park claimed its second Class AAA state championship in[Read More…]

Visit Tamarack for the holidays

The Tamarack Experience:  Tamarack’s striking, peaked red roof and attractively landscaped grounds draw half a million visitors annually into a welcome respite of visual beauty, Appalachian sounds, and distinctive aromas. “Fall is here in the Mountain State, make Tamarack a stop as you travel throughout the state. You will not[Read More…]

Helmick touts West Virginia’s ‘$6-billion-dollar opportunity’  

         HUTTONSVILLE, W.Va. — West Virginia Agriculture Commissioner Walt Helmick calls it “the $6-billion-dollar opportunity,” referring to the fact that less than $1 billion of the $7.3 billion worth of food consumed annually by West Virginians is raised in the state. Helmick is mobilizing the West Virginia Department of Agriculture to build — or rebuild —[Read More…]

“Hard at Work” license plate honored

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Contractors Association of West Virginia has received a 2014 national Public Relations Award for its “Hard at Work” license plates. During the annual Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) National Chapter Leadership Conference on Sept. 29 in Washington, D.C., the CAWV received a 2014 chapter award in the Best Overall Public Relations Campaign category for the[Read More…]

Unclaimed property inserts in newspapers spark interest

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – State Treasurer John Perdue’s Unclaimed Property Division wrapped up its most recent newspaper advertising insert campaign Friday, sparking a large uptick in both those requesting phone assistance and those choosing to file claims electronically. The division also made plans to hold another online auction of items left behind[Read More…]

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