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Proposed House of Delegates bill may lower county costs for jails
By March 21, 2017 Read More →

Proposed House of Delegates bill may lower county costs for jails

By DREW PARKER The Intelligencer and Wheeling News Register MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va.  — A bill in the House of Delegates would reduce counties’ costs to house inmates at West Virginia’s regional jails by moving up the date at which they become the state’s responsibility. House Bill 2845 would make the Division of Corrections responsible for the […]

Sen. Smith supports new rural broadband bill, Legislation as written would promote more competition
By March 21, 2017 Read More →

Sen. Smith supports new rural broadband bill, Legislation as written would promote more competition

By THERESA MARTHEY The Preston County News & Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — The lack of broadband in rural areas of West Virginia has been a concern for several years. The state Senate has taken up a bill that would address the lack of broadband in those areas. “Senate Bill 614 (SB614) will permit the local […]

Around the Rotunda: Legislative, Committee Schedule for Tuesday, March 21
By March 21, 2017 Read More →

Around the Rotunda: Legislative, Committee Schedule for Tuesday, March 21

  W.Va. Legislative Committee Meeting Schedule – Subject to change Watch WV Legislature Live each day at http://www.legis.state.wv.us/live.cfm SENATE:                       Tuesday, March 21, 2017 REVIEW BILLS INTRODUCED The Senate will convene at 11 a.m. RESOLUTIONS   SR 44: Designating March 21, 2017, as Down Syndrome Awareness Day SR 45: Designating March 21, […]

History channel’s American Pickers returning to W.Va
By March 21, 2017 Read More →

History channel’s American Pickers returning to W.Va

The Williamson Daily News WILLIAMSON, W.Va. – Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are returning to West Virginia. They plan to film episodes of the hit series American Pickers throughout the region in May 2017. American Pickers is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique ‘picking’ on History. The hit show follows […]

Stone artist Stitzinger looks below the surface
By March 21, 2017 Read More →

Stone artist Stitzinger looks below the surface

By BRANDON NOTTINGHAM The Pocahontas Times Most people walk through the woods and give a cursory glance at rocks, or maybe give a thought or two to their shape or position. But others can look beyond the surface of a rock and see an artwork masterpiece waiting to be revealed. One of those “others” is […]

By March 21, 2017 Read More →

10 things to know today: Tuesday, March 21

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. SUPREME COURT NOMINEE FACING DAYLONG QUESTIONING Senate Democrats are determined to press Neil Gorsuch on everything from abortion and guns […]

MEDIA ALERT: Oil & Gas industry supporters to rally for jobs on Capitol steps Tuesday
By March 20, 2017 Read More →

MEDIA ALERT: Oil & Gas industry supporters to rally for jobs on Capitol steps Tuesday

Release from West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association:  CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Hundreds of West Virginians from the energy industry will show their support for the tens of thousands of hard-working men and women who contribute to the state’s oil and gas economy, and for policies that support more local job creation and expanded economic development. […]

Bill Childress, former WVPA executive director, died March 16 in Tennessee
By March 20, 2017 Read More →

Bill Childress, former WVPA executive director, died March 16 in Tennessee

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. — William Floyd Childress of Oak Ridge died in the evening of March 16 at home with his loving family by his side. Childress, 79 was a native of Beckley, W.Va. He was a life-long journalist, philosopher, conversationalist, photographer, reader and thinker. He married the love of his life and loved his family. His […]

2017 WVPA Newspaper Contest site open, packets available
By March 20, 2017 Read More →

2017 WVPA Newspaper Contest site open, packets available

Editorial and advertising packets emailed and linked below CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association’s 2017 Newspaper Contest entry packets for editorial and advertising are available and the contest website is open for entries. Every August, the West Virginia Press Association sponsors a statewide convention for newspaper staff members around the state. Benefits include professional development workshops, awards to the […]

Leaders of the Pack: Carmichael, Armstead share legislative leadership vision
By March 20, 2017 Read More →

Leaders of the Pack: Carmichael, Armstead share legislative leadership vision

By ANN ALI The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. —An orchestra conductor faces a group of musicians and leads the interpretation of the score they’ve all gathered to perform. A circus ringmaster guides an audience through the various acts in a big-top show, introducing what comes next and interacting with the wild performers. Leading the West Virginia […]