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Worldwide golf course designer Pete Dye dead at 94
By January 10, 2020 Read More →

Worldwide golf course designer Pete Dye dead at 94

Staff report from The Exponent Telegram of Clarksburg CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — Pete Dye, a world-renowned golf course architect, died Thursday, according to his company, Dye Designs. He was 94. Among the courses he designed is Pete Dye Golf Club in Bridgeport. Built on the site of a former coal mine, the nationally renowned 7,353-yard course […]

By January 8, 2020 Read More →

Ye Olde Alpha: Historic Wheeling restaurant to reopen after revitalization

Press Release: WHEELING, W.Va. — Wheeling businessman Anthony “Herk” Sparachane has announced the restaurant that has been Ye Olde Alpha will reopen to the public after extensive updates and remodeling to the building. Sparachane said following an agreement to keep the Alpha open through the holidays, the new owners will take over Feb. 7. The […]

By January 6, 2020 Read More →

10 things to know: Monday, Jan. 6, 2020

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The regional bureau of The Associated Press shares 10 things you need to know Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. GRIEF FOR SLAIN GENERAL Iran’s supreme leader prayed over the caskets of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem […]

WV Press Legislative Lookahead photos available for download
By January 3, 2020 Read More →

WV Press Legislative Lookahead photos available for download

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Legislative and state officials met with print and broadcast media representatives from across West Virginia on Friday for the annual media preview of the upcoming session: WV Press Legislative LookAhead Editor’s Noe: Photos from the event are available here for download. Additional photos will be posted later. The agenda was as follows: […]

By January 2, 2020 Read More →

WV Hive business and job creation capabilities significantly boosted by $708,300 Federal EDA Grant

BECKLEY, W.Va. (Jan. 2, 2020) – The New Year is starting well for the New River Gorge Regional Development Authority (NRGRDA), as U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced today in a press release the award of a $708,300 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA). The […]

Outstanding panels set for WV Press 2020 Legislative LookAhead on Friday; Today is final day to register
By January 2, 2020 Read More →

Outstanding panels set for WV Press 2020 Legislative LookAhead on Friday; Today is final day to register

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Legislative and state officials will join with print and broadcast media representatives from across West Virginia on Friday for the annual media preview of the upcoming session: WV Press Legislative LookAhead Today is the final day to register for Friday’s event in Charleston.Register with Dalton Walker at DWalker@WVPress.org or 304-342-1011. “Media from […]

W.Va. state parks and forests hosting guided hikes New Year’s Day
By December 30, 2019 Read More →

W.Va. state parks and forests hosting guided hikes New Year’s Day

Parks offer a chance to start new year on the right foot with a First Day Hike Release from W.Va. State Parks: CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Are you one of the many folks who made a resolution to get more exercise in 2020? Then start the new year on the right foot by joining in a First […]

By December 30, 2019 Read More →

W.Va. counties facing rising regional jail bills and declining coal severance tax revenue

By Jessica Farrish THE REGISTER-HERALD BECKLEY, W.Va. — As counties are struggling to pay a staggering bill to Southern Regional Jail each year, a cornerstone of the county budget – coal severance taxes – is failing. The result, Raleigh County Commission President David Tolliver, Fayette County Commission President Denise Scalph and officials in other counties say, […]

W.Va. Forest Service cancels Mon logging project to protect endangered fish
By December 30, 2019 Read More →

W.Va. Forest Service cancels Mon logging project to protect endangered fish

By Rick Steelhammer Staff writer CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A 2,400 acre logging project in the Monongahela National Forest has been canceled over habitat concerns for the candy darter, a small, colorful non-game fish granted protection under the Endangered Species Act. The Big Rock Project, located in the Cranberry River watershed of Nicholas and Webster counties, called […]

AARP West Virginia selects Jane Marks as new state president
By December 30, 2019 Read More →

AARP West Virginia selects Jane Marks as new state president

Charleston resident to represent nearly 300,000 Mountain State AARP members CHARLESTON W.Va. — AARP West Virginia has selected Jane Marks of Charleston as its new state president. Marks will succeed outgoing State President Rich Stonestreet of Charleston, who completes his six-year tenure as AARP’s lead state volunteer on December 31.  An AARP volunteer since 2015, Marks […]