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Faldo to receive charity award at The Greenbrier during inaugural St. Jude Golf Invitational
By September 3, 2014 Read More →

Faldo to receive charity award at The Greenbrier during inaugural St. Jude Golf Invitational

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sir Nick Faldo to receive St. Jude Legends for Charity Award at The Greenbrier during inaugural St. Jude Golf Invitational, Oct. 19-20 WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (Aug. 26, 2014) – Sir Nick Faldo, CBS Sports Golf Analyst and winner of six Majors including three Masters® Tournaments and three British Open titles, and more […]

The Morgan Messenger revisits Washington House Hotel fire that shocked town 40 years ago
By August 29, 2014 Read More →

The Morgan Messenger revisits Washington House Hotel fire that shocked town 40 years ago

  BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va — Forty years ago, the Washington House Hotel burned in a fire that killed 12 people and destroyed a block of downtownBerkeley Springs. This was the scene around 4 a.m. on Sunday, August 25, 1974, when Dwan McBee arrived, camera in hand. His first impression, as reported in The Morgan Messenger at this time: “The sight is awesome, appalling — […]

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New Report: West Virginia falling short on policies to prevent and fight cancer
By August 21, 2014 Read More →

New Report: West Virginia falling short on policies to prevent and fight cancer

 States measured by progress on tobacco control, access to care and cancer prevention CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia is falling short when it comes to passing policies to prevent and reduce suffering and death from cancer, according to a new report by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. “How Do You Measure up?: A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to […]

By August 20, 2014 Read More →

Moundsville Power praises Marshall County Commission action

MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. – Moundsville Power LLC Managing Partner Andrew Dorn said Wednesday that he is delighted that the Marshall County Commission has officially approved his company’s PILOT proposal to build a 549-megawatt, privately-financed natural gas power plant in the county.Dorn praised the commissioners’ cooperation in bringing jobs and revenue to Marshall County, as well as […]

By August 18, 2014 Read More →

United for Coal is now part of Citizens for Coal

LOGAN, W.Va. — United for Coal is now part of Citizens for Coal. The two organizations announced Aug. 16 that United for Coal will be rolled into Citizens of Coal.  UFC president Allen Gibson is stepping down with CFC President Roger Horton maintaining the leadership role of CFC. For more information, contact Horton at  onearmrider@yahoo.com.

By August 14, 2014 Read More →

West Virginia getting grant funding for workforce development

W.Va. selected as part of Learning Network by National Governors Association    CHARLESTON, W.Va.  – West Virginia has been selected by the National Governors Association (NGA) to receive grant funding and additional support to expand workforce education and training programs as part of a two-year program hosted by the NGA Policy Academy to align education and training systems to the […]

Concealed weapons permits quadrupled in West Virginia
By August 13, 2014 Read More →

Concealed weapons permits quadrupled in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The number of concealed weapons permits issued annually in the state has more than quadrupled in the past five years. In 2009, county sheriffs’ departments issued 11,160 permits allowing residents to carry concealed handguns in most public places. In 2013, that number had jumped to 44,981. The largest increase was from 2012 […]

By August 12, 2014 Read More →

WVPA announces new officers and directors

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association has announced its slate of officers and directors, as approved by the membership during the Aug. 9, 2014, membership meeting at Canaan Valley Resort.   WVPA and WVPS officers for 2014-15, are as follows: 2014-2015 WVPA Officers & Directors Nominations President: Matt Yeager, Nicholas Chronicle, Summersville (W) […]

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Foreigner rocking the State Fair on Thursday
By August 12, 2014 Read More →

Foreigner rocking the State Fair on Thursday

LEWISBURG, W.VA. — From the late ’70s through the early ’90s, it was nearly impossible to listen to the radio without hearing the familiar sounds of Foreigner. Even today, hearing even a small snippet of classics including “Feels Like the First Time,” “Hot Blooded,” “Cold As Ice,” and the band’s most successful hit “I Want […]

By August 12, 2014 Read More →

Officials say overdoses show increase of heroin availability

CLARKSBURG — Four suspected heroin overdoses over the weekend in Clarksburg underscore how prevalent the addictive drug is in the area, according to drug-control advocates. Two people died and two others were hospitalized late Friday night and Saturday as a result of suspected heroin overdoses, Clarksburg Police Chief Robbie Hilliard said. “There’s always overdoses, but […]

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