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2014 WV Governor’s Convention on Tourism opens in Charleston

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Officials and representatives from across the state gathered in Charleston on Monday for the 2014 Governor’s Conference on Tourism, the largest annual gathering of the West Virginia tourism industry. The three-day conference features more than two-dozen speakers and panelists, more than 20 sponsors and nearly 300 attendees.[Read More…]

The Register-Herald in Beckley looking for online editor/reporter

BECKLEY, W.Va. — The Register-Herald, the leading daily newspaper in southern West Virginia, is seeking an online editor and multimedia reporter. The 20,000-circulation Register-Herald is located in Beckley, the business and medical hub for the region. Duties will include curating our website and social media operations, as well as reporting. The[Read More…]

WVPA assisting with Bridge Day credentials

FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association is working with the organizers of Bridge Day this year to help communicate media pass information to newspapers intending to cover the exciting event.As many of you know, Bridge Day is the annual one-day festival held on the New River Gorge Bridge in[Read More…]

Media Advisory: Governor appoints Zak as Family Court Circuit Judge

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (September 12, 2014) – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced the appointment of R. Joseph Zak as Family Court Judge for the 11th Family Court Judicial Circuit serving Kanawha County. “Judge Kelly’s leadership and professionalism is well respected in the 11th Family Court Circuit,” Gov. Tomblin said. “I believe Joe’s extensive professional[Read More…]

Oliverio honored at Star City interchange on I-79 in Morgantown

CHARLESTON, W.Va – The Star City interchange at Interstate 79 in Morgantown is now officially named the “Michael A. Oliverio, Sr. Interchange.”“I am happy that we were able to make this happen,” said Senator Bob Beach (D-Monongalia) in making the announced Friday, Sept. 12.  “Mr. Oliverio was a kind gentleman who dedicated his life to[Read More…]

Gov. Tomblin Column: A time to honor and remember

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s column for Sept. 12, 2014:    This week, Joanne and I joined Americans across our state, our nation and the world as we remembered and paid tribute to lives lost on September 11, 2001. The day’s ceremonies at the State Capitol Complex and those[Read More…]

Media Advisory: Buckley releases campaign schedule for Sept. 9-12

HARDY COUNTY, W.VA. — John Buckley, Libertarian for U.S. Senate, will bring his “Live & Let Live” campaign message to Putnam County this weekend.The following is the Buckley for Senate campaign schedule for weekend of  9/12-14:Friday. Sept. 12, 7:30 pmHurricane High vs. Belle High football gameBuckley greets football fans and WV voters Hurricane[Read More…]

WVU Sports Economist: Does crime pay in the NFL?

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. —  A paper co-authored by sports economist Dr. Brad Humphreys at the West Virginia University College of Business and Economics shows that NFL players who were arrested actually earned more than those who were not. Humphreys, an associate professor of Economics, presented a paper earlier this year analyzing[Read More…]

Media Advisory: Libertarian Buckley on gun rights

 HARDY COUNTY, W.Va. — John Buckley, Libertarian candidate for United States Senate, asserted today, (Sept. 11, 2014) his intention to contest the Republican and Democratic candidates for the support of voters concerned about protecting gun rights. “No political party has been more steadfast in its political and philosophical defense of Second[Read More…]

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