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Gov. Tomblin: DMV online initiative helping West Virginians

By Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin CHARLESTON, W.Va — Technology changes the way we do many things, from communicating with each other to paying bills. It also provides opportunity for government – especially state government – to be more efficient and accessible to its citizens. With this in mind, the West[Read More…]

Mid-Ohio Valley Multi-Cultural Festival’s entertainment schedule offers diverse talents

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — With nearly continuous entertainment and learning experiences, the 19th Annual MOV Multi-Cultural Festival is set for June 20 at the Parkersburg City Park. An African theme opens the Friday-Sunday festival with Kenya Safari Acrobats, a Kenyan Acrobat/Dance Troupe; and Jabali Afrika, featuring  irreplaceable rhythms of East Africa; joining the Ugata Drummers.Other entertainment includes The Freedom Band, with its Reggae sounds, and  Visinata, an ethnic tribute dance band[Read More…]

Girl Scouts of Black Diamond discuss the state of girls in our region

Panelist gave their views on how to create the next generation of female leaders   CHARLESTON, W.VA. —  The Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council (GSBDC) gathered an assembly of female leaders in education, politics, business and the community to share their knowledge and provide their input on the potential opportunities[Read More…]

Sen. Rockefeller looks at role of advanced communications technology

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, is working to make sure communications systems keep West Virginians safe and connected during emergencies like the 2012 derecho. Rockefeller this week sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) which requested[Read More…]

At the Capitol: Legislators deal with special session and interims

WVPA Note: “At the Capitol’ is a legislative column provided as a member service to our newspapers for statewide publication. CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Legislators found themselves juggling both a special session and regularly scheduled May interim meetings this month in Charleston. On the plus side, in the special session, legislators appropriated[Read More…]

2014 West Virginia Legislature’s interim meet schedule set

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Legislative Auditor Aaron Allred has shared the upcoming West Virginia Legislative Interim Meeting dates: June 16 – 18, 2014 Sept. 8 – 10, 2014 Oct. 20 – 22, 2014 Nov. 17 – 19, 2014 Dec. 15 – 17, 2014 Jan. 11-13, 2015

Giles Snyder: Modern Civil War experiences

WVPA Note: Giles Snyder’s columns will soon be available for purchase by WVPA member newspapers. The columns will be distributed through the WVPA Sharing network.   I should have known better than to pile my wife and kids in the car and drag them on a three-hour road trip just[Read More…]

A message from the ‘Past President’s Pen’

To the publishers and editors of the West Virginia Press Association: Dear Friends,   Two aspects of our professionalism that may be lacking are our need to be more sociable and be more open to networking outside of convention time.    For example, in the mid-1980s when Warren Buzzard, publisher of[Read More…]

Morgantown High School band honoree for West Virginia Strawberry Festival Grand Feature Parade

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. — The 265-member Morgantown High School Marching “Mohigan” Band will serve as this year’s In-State Honor Band for the  73rd West Virginia Strawberry Festival Grand Feature Parade “The West Virginia Strawberry Festival is honored to have the Morgantown High School Marching Mohigans, under the direction of Mr. Keith Reed, as the 2014 In-State Honor[Read More…]

WV weight loss guru wins awards with updated cookbook

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Millie Snyder, an energetic 71-year-old, wears a lot of hats — weight loss guru, restaurateur, businesswoman, motivational speaker, mother, grandmother, active synagogue member — and she recently added another one, award-winning cookbook writer. Although from 1985 to 1993 Snyder co-authored a successful series of four “Lean and[Read More…]

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