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Adopt-A-Highway registration begins

By CHRISTOPHER DOWELL The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is accepting registrations for the Adopt-A-Highway Fall Statewide Cleanup, scheduled for Sept. 30. Adopt-A-Highway is administered by the Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan. Its goals include improving the quality of our environment by encouraging public involvement in the elimination of […]

Riverfest opens at Parkersburg’s Point Park on Friday
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Riverfest opens at Parkersburg’s Point Park on Friday

By WAYNE TOWNER The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — Nearly a dozen privately owned sternwheelers will be docked at Point Park this weekend for the first Riverfest. It will be the first time in about 20 years a group of sternwheelers has been docked together at Point Park, Riverfest organizers said. The sternwheeler […]

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Alderson Broaddus named a top 100 college by U.S. & World Report Best Colleges guide

By CHRISTOPHER DOWELL The State Journal PHILIPPI, W.Va.  — Alderson Broaddus was named a first-tier south regional college, ranking 26th overall, in the 2018 U.S. & World Report Best Colleges guide. The same guide also ranked Alderson Broaddus fourth in the best value school category among the same South Regional College group. The best value […]

Opinion: Real change for West Virginia
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Opinion: Real change for West Virginia

By Jim Pritt West Virginia is a beautiful state, and for all of us that chose to live and work here, we would agree that West Virginia is a wonderful place to raise a family. However, the next generation of West Virginians we are raising may not agree. West Virginia is facing an outward migration […]

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10 things to know: Wednesday, September 13

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. ‘WORK TO DO’ AFTER IRMA Parts of Florida creep back to normal with workers slowly restoring power, clearing roads and […]

Sen. Manchin documents energy prices, production totals
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Sen. Manchin documents energy prices, production totals

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-WV, has released a report detailing the price and production levels of coal as well as natural gas prices in Appalachia and nationally. For the week ending Sept. 2, 2017, estimated U.S. coal production totaled approximately 16.4 million short tons. This production estimate is 1.9% lower than last week’s […]

W.Va. Tourism Office seeks nominations for 2017 Stars of the Industry Awards
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W.Va. Tourism Office seeks nominations for 2017 Stars of the Industry Awards

Entry deadline Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017 CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Tourism Office today opened nominations for the 2017 Stars of the Industry Awards. Recipients will be recognized at the annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism, October 29-31 at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort in New Cumberland, WV. “The Stars of the Industry Awards are a […]

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Into the Issues: Does your newspaper have a slogan?

By Al Cross Director, Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues                   Does your newspaper have a motto? Or a slogan? Do you know the difference? Mottoes, slogans and marketing pitches were common in the days when most big newspapers had competition, as they tried to give themselves a distinguishing character. As the big newspaper markets […]

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WVU Economic Outlook Conference set for Oct. 5

PNC chief economist, Commerce Secretary Thrasher among speakers at annual West Virginia event CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s economy has seen a turbulent year, filled with budget uncertainty and lot of angst about the future of the state. That will make the 24th Annual West Virginia Economic Outlook Conference Oct.5 in Charleston that much more important to […]

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Despite special cash infusion, WV tax collection $16M short

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia tax collection for August came up $16.4 million short of projections, but state Revenue officials are optimistic things will turn around in September. “We’re eager to get September numbers,” Revenue Secretary Dave Hardy said Monday. “We’re cautiously optimistic that, with what we’ve seen in July […]