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WVU Libraries releases materials, digital photographs from Congressman Rahall’s career
By November 21, 2017 Read More →

WVU Libraries releases materials, digital photographs from Congressman Rahall’s career

WVU Today MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Thousands of archival records and digital photographs from the Congressman Nick Joe Rahall II papers are now open for research at West Virginia University Libraries’ West Virginia & Regional History Center. In 1976, Nick Rahall II, a 27-year-old Beckley native, won the race for the West Virginia Fourth Congressional District […]

Women of Appalachia in the spotlight at Parkersburg Art Center
By November 21, 2017 Read More →

Women of Appalachia in the spotlight at Parkersburg Art Center

By BRETT DUNLAP The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — Works of art that highlight the Appalachian region and its people are on display at the Parkersburg Art Center. The art center held an opening gala Sunday for the ninth annual Women of Appalachia Project (WOAP) Fine Art Exhibition which includes “Women Speak” performances. […]

By November 21, 2017 Read More →

Parkways Authority to launch corporate sponsor program

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — The West Virginia Parkways Authority will soon be seeking corporate sponsors in hopes revenue generated will help defray costs while also enhancing various services. The authority announced its plans last week to launch a corporate sponsor program for the 88-mile toll road. Parkways General Manager Greg Barr […]

Amtrak Cardinal ridership up 7.25 percent despite drop in Huntington
By November 21, 2017 Read More →

Amtrak Cardinal ridership up 7.25 percent despite drop in Huntington

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Ridership on Amtrak’s Cardinal train, the tri-weekly New-York-to-Chicago route that serves eight stops in southern West Virginia, saw a 7.25 percent jump in ridership for the 2016-17 federal fiscal year, according to company ridership and revenue reports. The Cardinal carried 112,432 passengers for the year, up 7,601 […]

By November 21, 2017 Read More →

10 things to know: Tuesday, November 21

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. WHAT US HAS PLANNED NEXT FOR NORTH KOREA The Trump administration is due to announce new sanctions on Pyongyang after […]

Hunting has major financial benefits for North Central West Virginia
By November 20, 2017 Read More →

Hunting has major financial benefits for North Central West Virginia

By DARLENE J. SWIGER The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — West Virginia’s traditional buck firearms season starts today and runs through Dec. 2. Deer hunting has a $500 million economic impact in the state, according to the latest statistics provided by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. There are approximately 250,000 deer hunters in the state, […]

49 years later, community remembers No. 9 Mine disaster
By November 20, 2017 Read More →

49 years later, community remembers No. 9 Mine disaster

By JOHN MARK SHAVER The Fairmont News FARMINGTON, W.Va.  — More than 100 mine workers, family members and citizens gathered at the Farmington No. 9 Mine Memorial in remembrance of the mine’s catastrophic disaster 49 years ago. The blast killed 78 miners on Nov. 20, 1968, 19 of whom are still entombed in the mine. […]

By November 20, 2017 Read More →

Fentanyl main driver of overdose deaths

By ERIN BECK Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Preliminary statistics from state officials show fentanyl, a synthetic opioid more deadly than heroin, has killed more West Virginians than any other drug in 2017. The most up-to-date statistics available from the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources also show overdose deaths related to fentanyl […]

By November 20, 2017 Read More →

Voters reject $5.8 million school bond in Monroe

By CHARLES BOOTHE Bluefield Daily Telegraph PETERSTOWN, W.Va.  — For the second time this year, Monroe County voters rejected a bond issue that would have built a new school for Peterstown elementary and middle school students. Saturday’s unofficial total saw 1,223 against the $5.8 million bond to 877 for. With the failure of the bond, […]

By November 20, 2017 Read More →

Employers look beyond specific skills in filling new jobs

By JIM ROSS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — If there are two things West Virginia employers are looking for in prospective employees, they are the ability to solve problems and the ability to work in teams. Communication and math skills are important, too, but those soft skills can make the difference in whether a […]