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Vintage motorcycle event returns to Terra Alta

TERRA ALTA, W.Va — The 2015 McKee’s Sky Ranch All-Brand Motorcycle Event is set for July 23 in Terra Alta, and organizers say this year’s vintage motorcycle extravaganza has something for everyone one and will attract enthusiasts from across the nation. Organizer and promoter Tom McKee said the annual event[Read More…]

WVPA requesting newspapers provide FOIA information for Convention 2015

Editors asked to provide update CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association Convention 2015 will include a special panel discussion on West Virginia’s newly revised Freedom of Information Act (3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15). To prepare, the WVPA is asking for editors and reporters to provide input on FOIA-related developments involving media[Read More…]

Former WVPA President George Smith dead at 78

PARSONS, W.Va — Former  newspaper editor, co-publisher and a printer George A. Smith, Jr. died July 15, 2015 in Monongalia General Hospital, Morgantown. Along with his wife, Mariwyn, he was co-owner of Preston County News in Terra Alta from 1961-1971, of The Parsons Advocate of Parsons from 1971 – 2004, and president and CEO of[Read More…]

Capito, Manchin announce more than $1.5 million for TRIO

TRIO Grants Awarded to West Virginia University, Marshall University, West Virginia State University, Bluefield State College and West Virginia University Institute of Technology Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today announced funding totaling more than $1.5 million from the U.S. Department of Education’s[Read More…]

This week in W.Va. history: July 23 – July 29

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. July 23, 1863: Financier and industrialist Isaac Thomas Mann was born in Greenbrier County. As president of the Bank of Bramwell and president of[Read More…]

WVPA Convention 2015 registration/room deadline near

  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With the registration deadline nearing, it’s time to register for the West Virginia Press Association’s Convention 2015. The program and registration information for WVPA Convention 2015 is attached. 2015 WVPA Convention program The WVPA staff is excited about the opportunities provided by having the newspaper industry convention in Charleston[Read More…]

Sen. Manchin on Iran nuclear agreement

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) issued the following statement today on the final nuclear agreement reached between Iran and the P5+1, which includes China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, plus Germany. “The American people are committed to preventing a nuclear-armed Iran, and this[Read More…]

Grads of state’s Petroleum technology program finding jobs

 Majority of graduates from Pierpont and WV Northern already placed in gas industry jobs CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The first class of graduates from two state community and technical colleges’ Petroleum Technology Programs graduated in May, and the majority of the students have already landed jobs in West Virginia’s natural gas industry.[Read More…]

Gov. Tomblin declares state of emergency in Braxton, Webster and Wood counties

Governor also issues State of Preparedness for 35 additional counties Charleston, W.Va. – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin declared a State of Emergency in Braxton, Webster and Wood counties July 13, mobilizing state resources to combat severe flooding following heavy rainfall Sunday night and Monday morning. The governor has also issued a[Read More…]

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