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Out-of-state cash fueling Mooney’s run

CHARLES TOWN, W.VA. – Conservative Alex X. Mooney notes on his website the “continued momentum” for his campaign for Congress, and the fact that he’s raised more money than his fellow Republicans combined. But what Mooney doesn’t tout is how little of his campaign income is coming from West Virginia[Read More…]

Father, fun, fitness and 50: What doesn’t belong?

I didn’t know it at the time, but one of the pictures I took during a family hike at Seneca Rocks last week pretty much sums up our long slog up the mountain. At least, it pretty much sums up the hike for me. The picture shows our 16-year-old son[Read More…]

Editor enjoys exploring newspapers’ online journalism

For Mother’s Day last year, I received no flowers or jewelry. Instead my children came up with a sign of encouragement. As I prepared to leave my job as editor and publisher of the Charleston Daily Mail, I had a vague plan for freelance work. So they bought me an[Read More…]

Early Childhood program advocates call for May 20 vigil at the Capitol

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Advocates from across the state are asking folks to travel to Charleston on May 20 to call on the Governor and lawmakers to restore $1.06 million in budget cuts to Early Childhood programs. On March 23 when Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin used his line-item veto power to cut several early childhood and domestic violence programs[Read More…]

US Hotel and Resort Management awarded contract at Canaan Valley Resort State Park

DAVIS, W.Va. – A management contract to operate Canaan Valley Resort State Park near Davis in Tucker County has been awarded to US Hotel and Resort Management, Inc., according to Paul Redford, district administrator with the West Virginia State Park sysem. The current management contractor, Guest Services, Inc., (GSI) will continue contact obligations through June 30, 2014. “Both US[Read More…]

Hair Cuttery salons helping victims of domestic violence

CHARLES TOWN, W.VA. – Giving back to someone in need this spring can be as simple as getting a haircut in time for Mother’s Day. Hair Cuttery, the largest family-owned and operated chain of hair salons in the country, is honored to team up with The National Network to End Domestic Violence[Read More…]

Roush posts low golf score on Wendy’s Amateur Tour

FARMINGTON, Pa. — The Wendy’s Amateur Tour saw Trent Roush of Mason post the low round of the day by shooting a 75 in very difficult weather conditions Wednesday, April 30, at the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort’s Mystic Rock golf course. Mystic Rock, the host of the PGA Tour’s 84 Lumber Classic for several years, was a[Read More…]

Elk River Fest provides two days of unique West Virginia fun

CLAY, W.Va. — For two days in June — Friday, June 6, and Saturday, June 7 — visitors to the Elk River Fest will flow through the streets of Clay, enjoying a unique Mountain State festival and celebration of life along the river. There is no admission to the many activities[Read More…]

Tourism: West Virginia’s best-kept secret?

      MORGANTOWN, W.VA. — With its majestic mountains and raging rivers, West Virginia has become a growing tourist destination. People in the know travel to the Mountain State to brave its white-water rapids, climb its challenging cliffs, ski, ride horses and just generally enjoy the state’s bluegrass music[Read More…]

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