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By October 28, 2015 Read More →

Common Core forum set for Nov. 11 in Martinsburg

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – Delegate Michael Folk, R-Berkeley, will host an education town hall forum with Peg Luksik, a nationally known expert on Common Core curriculum, in Martinsburg on Nov. 11.   The event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Martinsburg High School Auditorium.   Luksik, a Pennsylvania teacher with more than […]

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State providing tourism industry $1.5 million in matching funds

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia tourism industry projects totaling over 3.6 million have been approved by the West Virginia Tourism Commission to receive nearly $1.5 million in matching funds through the Matching Advertising Partnership Program (MAPP). MAPP allows state tourism businesses to match their advertising dollars through partnerships with other tourism businesses and the state. Matches are based […]

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Development Office officials talking revitalization in downtown Beckley Thursday

BECKLEY, W.Va. — The “Main Street” program will be a topic when representatives of the W.Va. Development Office discuss state and federal revitalization programs Thursday with the public and members of the Downtown  Beckley Business Association. Nikki Williams, a program coordinator for the development office, will present an overview of the national Main Street program, which her office was […]

Guy and Pat Stewart attend WVU event, talk of WVPA
By October 27, 2015 Read More →

Guy and Pat Stewart attend WVU event, talk of WVPA

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Guy Stewart and his wife, Pat, remember their time being active with the West Virginia Press Association and the great group of friends they made during those years. The Stewarts visited briefly with Don Smith, executive director of the WVPA, during a recent West Virginia University Reed College of Media recognition event in Morgantown. Stewart,  former dean of WVU’s Perley Isaac Reed […]

Federal regulations worry state’s oil and gas industry leaders
By October 26, 2015 Read More →

Federal regulations worry state’s oil and gas industry leaders

By GEORGE HOHMANN FOR THE WVPA CHARLESTON, W.Va. —  Leaders of West Virginia’s oil and natural gas industry praise state regulators but worry about federal regulations and environmentalists who use regulatory processes to try to halt projects. Steve Mueller, chairman and chief executive officer of Southwestern Energy Co., recalled how the state Legislature cleared the way when his company entered West Virginia, calling the state one […]

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Morgantown hosting housing workshop

  COMMUNITY HOUSING AGENCY SCHEDULES WORKSHOP MORGANTOWN, W.Va. —  Can available affordable housing keep pace with the economic growth in Monongalia County? Seeking that answer, Community Housing Action Partnership (CHAP) will host Morgantown Housing Development and Finance Workshop at the Ramada Inn from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Wednesday for housing professionals and others in the community […]

October at the Capitol: Tax reform to be challenging
By October 26, 2015 Read More →

October at the Capitol: Tax reform to be challenging

By Phil Kabler For the West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Wrapping up six months of study of the state’s tax laws, the legislative Select Committee on Tax Reform spent four hours in hearings to get the public’s thoughts on how to improve the state’s tax system. Not surprisingly, several themes emerged during the […]

Ad Directors:  A few words about buying signals
By October 26, 2015 Read More →

Ad Directors: A few words about buying signals

By John Foust RALEIGH, NC — In my senior year of high school, I met the new girl in town on the first day of school. Louisville seemed like a world away from Greensboro, NC, where I had spent all of my life to that point. And I was intrigued by the girl whose family had […]

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Gov. Earl Ray Tomblins comments on drug abuse from opening of President Obama’s visit
By October 26, 2015 Read More →

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblins comments on drug abuse from opening of President Obama’s visit

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association, with the assistance of Shayna Varner, press secretary for Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, is providing the text from the Governor’s opening comments during President Barack Obama’s visit to Charleston on Oct. 21. The WVPA thought the Gov. Tomblin’s comments might provide context and be helpful for reporters […]

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By October 26, 2015 Read More →

New literary seeking work of W.Va. writers, poets

STUMPTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia writers and poets have until March 6, 2016, to submit work for a new print literary journal, Mountain Ink.. Stumptown Publishing, LLC currently seeks poems, stories and essays for Mountain Ink, which will feature West Virginia writers. Submissions will be evaluated for literary quality, cultural and universal significance and emotional power. The […]