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New Era Kite Festival ready to soar this weekend in Mineral Wells
By March 21, 2019 Read More →

New Era Kite Festival ready to soar this weekend in Mineral Wells

By WAYNE TOWNER The Parkersburg News and Sentinel MINERAL WELLS, W.Va.  — The 10th annual New Era Kite Festival will be Saturday and Sunday at Mineral Wells Elementary School on W.Va. 14 in Mineral Wells. The festival will be 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Free kites will be given to the first 50 […]

WVU researcher finds some Medicaid populations more likely to die by suicide
By March 21, 2019 Read More →

WVU researcher finds some Medicaid populations more likely to die by suicide

WVU Today MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A West Virginia University researcher has discovered the suicide rate of some Medicaid-insured youth—including girls and young women—is higher than those with private insurance. John Campo, chief behavioral wellness officer at WVU and the Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute, and his colleagues are working to fill a gap in analyzed suicide trends among 10- to-18-year-olds. […]

A response to a negative, out-of-state portrayal of West Virginia and of Charleston
By March 21, 2019 Read More →

A response to a negative, out-of-state portrayal of West Virginia and of Charleston

By Charles McElwee The March 2-3 edition of The Wall Street Journal has a three-page feature article contrasting the booming economies of Midland and Odessa in West Texas, and the depressed economy of Charleston, W.Va., attributable to the City being “a victim of the state’s demographics and rural characteristics.” The Charleston column focuses on the […]

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WV Music Hall of Fame inductees include Mountain Stage co-founder and host Larry Groce and state’s ‘First Lady of Gospel Music’
By March 21, 2019 Read More →

WV Music Hall of Fame inductees include Mountain Stage co-founder and host Larry Groce and state’s ‘First Lady of Gospel Music’

By BILL LYNCH Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Music Hall of Fame announced its 2020 class of inductees Tuesday morning, a list that includes the co-founder of “Mountain Stage,” West Virginia’s “First Lady of Gospel Music” and a pair of twins who began their musical career at the age of 12. A […]

2019 Tour de Coal accepting early registration
By March 21, 2019 Read More →

2019 Tour de Coal accepting early registration

Coal Valley News St. ALBANS, W.Va. —  One of the nation’s largest kayak river float events is ready to celebrate its 15th anniversary on June 15. “Planning is well under way to make this classic river event again one of the biggest and best in the U.S.,” said Bill Currey, co-founder of the event and […]

By March 21, 2019 Read More →

10 things to know: Thursday, March 21

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Thursday, March 21, 2019. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. NEW ZEALAND BANS ‘MILITARY-STYLE’ GUNS Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern bans the sales of semi-automatic and automatic weapons like the ones […]

Public education forum hosts regional teachers in Southern West Virginia
By March 20, 2019 Read More →

Public education forum hosts regional teachers in Southern West Virginia

By GREG JORDAN Bluefield Daily Telegraph WELCH, W.Va.  — About a hundred teachers, service personnel, administrators and legislators converged Tuesday at a Welch high school for the second of eight public forums gathering insights for an upcoming special legislative session focusing on education issues. Teachers and other education personnel met in Mount View High School’s […]

Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston rejects claims in West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s lawsuit over sex abuse scandal
By March 20, 2019 Read More →

Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston rejects claims in West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s lawsuit over sex abuse scandal

By LINDA COMINS The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston said it “strongly and unconditionally rejects” West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s assertion that the diocese is not wholly committed to the protection of children. On Tuesday, Morrisey filed a civil lawsuit against the diocese and its retired […]

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SBA offers government contracting training in W.Va.

Press release from U.S. Small Business Administration: White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. – The U.S. Small Business Administration’s West Virginia District Office (SBA),  Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) and the Greenbrier Valley Economic Development Corporation host a free HUBZone workshop March 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the White Sulphur Springs Civic Center. HUBZone (Historically […]

‘Words matter’: After Christchurch, New Zealand attacks, WV religious community responds
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‘Words matter’: After Christchurch, New Zealand attacks, WV religious community responds

By JAKE ZUCKERMAN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — After 50 people were slain in two mosques halfway around the world Friday, about 125 people gathered at the Islamic Association of West Virginia on Tuesday to muster the closest thing to the opposite. Religious leaders from across the faith spectrum, two local politicians and others addressed […]