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Special message from Governor Earl Ray Tomblin
By July 2, 2015 Read More →

Special message from Governor Earl Ray Tomblin

STAY SAFE THIS SUMMER WHILE EXPLORING  WILD, WONDERFUL WEST VIRGINIA A column by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin (July 1, 2015) -This week, West Virginians across the Mountain State are celebrating Independence Day with family and friends. Whether your summer plan includes taking a long weekend to explore some of what our state has to offer […]

By July 2, 2015 Read More →

State Treasurer releases patriotic themed list of unclaimed property names

Charleston, W.Va – As the Fourth of July holiday approaches, people around the country will celebrate our Nation’s independence. But for some West Virginians, there may be another reason to celebrate. In honor of the Fourth of July holiday, the West Virginia State Treasurer’s Office compiled a list of patriotic themed names of people due […]

Cass Scenic Railroad running special night train on Friday
By July 2, 2015 Read More →

Cass Scenic Railroad running special night train on Friday

Mountain Rail Adventure releases summer schedule CASS, W.Va. – If a unique family adventure sounds good this Independence Day weekend, consider visiting the Cass Scenic Railroad on Friday to ride the rails to Whittaker from historic downtown Cass on a three-hour round trip train ride that includes a weiner roast, fireside music and a nighttime return train ride. On Friday, the […]

By July 1, 2015 Read More →

Mountain State Art & Craft Fair set for July 2-4

The Mountain State Art & Craft Fair will take place Thursday (July 2) through Saturday (July 4) at Cedar Lakes Conference Center in Ripley, West Virginia, off of exit 132 on I-77. This celebration of Appalachia will showcase hundreds of juried artisans selling their handmade creations, melodious mountain music, mouth-watering food and a wide variety […]

By July 1, 2015 Read More →

Supreme Court overturning mercury rule

Charleston, W.Va – The decision made on June 29 by the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the EPA’s Mercury Rule is a major win for the coal industry and for American consumers. The ruling affirms what has been argued from the beginning – the EPA’s actions under this rule and others were made without regard to economic […]

By June 30, 2015 Read More →

Cole, Armstead issue statement on Prevailing wage

Charleston, W.Va. —  Senate President Bill Cole and House Speaker Tim Armstead issued a statement today expressing disappointment over the failure of WorkForce West Virginia to implement the statutory requirements of the prevailing wage law as passed by the Legislature with broad bipartisan support, and signed by the Governor on March 18.Based on information provided by […]

How do you shop for autos? Why do you buy?
By June 29, 2015 Read More →

How do you shop for autos? Why do you buy?

Have you seen this Toyota Sequoia Limited? CHAPMANVILLE, W.Va. — Do you use online information when shopping for your automobiles? What makes you buy? The West Virginia Press Services wants to know. With newspaper ads and online services, it’s easy to shop for a vehicle once you’re interested, but the WVPS wants to know how you get […]

By June 25, 2015 Read More →

New economic impact study planned for entire Appalachian Corridor System

ELKINS, W.Va. — With its goal of helping turn billions of dollars in potential economic development into a reality, a new economic impact study of the entire Appalachian Development Highway System (ADHS) is getting support from West Virginia. The Appalachian Regional Commission is working on an economic impact study of the entire Appalachian Development Highway System […]

This week in West Virginia History: July 2-8
By June 24, 2015 Read More →

This week in West Virginia History: July 2-8

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  WV (July 2015) – The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org. July 2, 1829: Potter and businessman Alexander Polk Donaghho was born. He began a pottery operation in Parkersburg, creating hand-thrown, salt-glazed crocks, jars and other pottery that are avidly collected today. July 3, 1863: At […]

By June 24, 2015 Read More →

McKinley speaking at breakfast meeting

  MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Residents wanting politics with their breakfast won’t want to miss the Morgantown Chamber of Commerce’s breakfast with U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., Tuesday, June 30. Chamber organizers are hosting the event at 8 a.m. on June 30 at the Ramada Inn in Morgantown. Congressman McKinley will be present to speak to […]