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Gov. Tomblin’s State of State opens legislative session
By January 14, 2015 Read More →

Gov. Tomblin’s State of State opens legislative session

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (January 14, 2015) – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin Wednesday delivered the 2015 State of the State Address in the House Chamber at State Capitol Complex. Tomblin’s speech, as prepared, is as follows: Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, members of the Legislature, members of the Board of Public Works, justices of the Supreme Court of Appeals, members […]

By January 13, 2015 Read More →

Unfunded WV municipal pensions near $1 billion

Quality of WV water discussed, regulations questioned CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Unfunded municipal pension liabilities are near $1 billion and West Virginia cities are struggling because of the debt, according to Blair Taylor, executive director of the West Virginia Municipal Pensions Oversight Board.          Taylor was one of more than a dozen leaders who spoke Monday at the West Virginia Associated Press […]

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By January 13, 2015 Read More →

West Virginia Budget: More cuts, rainy day funds

         CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Revenue Secretary Bob Kiss said the state budget that begins July 1 is projected to have a $195 million gap.           Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin plans to close the gap with targeted reductions and a withdrawal from the state’s Rainy Day Funds, he said.Kiss was one of more than a dozen leaders who […]

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Senate Republicans: Jobs are critical
By January 12, 2015 Read More →

Senate Republicans: Jobs are critical

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Job creation, workforce development and education were three of the hard-hitting points of Monday’s West Virginia Associated Press Legislative Lookahead event held in Charleston. A gathering of media and industry professionals from across the state, the event sought to foster insightful conversation on what issues are expected to take high priority during the […]

By January 7, 2015 Read More →

Former Gov. Arch Moore dies

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Arch Moore, West Virginia’s only three-term governor and a six-term congressman, died Wednesday at age 91, just a day after his daughter, Shelley Moore Capito, took office as West Virginia’s newest senator. Capito confirmed her father’s death in an email. “Dad loved the state of West Virginia as if it were a […]

By January 5, 2015 Read More →

WVU’s new Athletics Director is Shane Lyons

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia native and current Deputy Director of Athletics at the University of Alabama Shane Lyons, has been named director of Intercollegiate Athletics and associate vice president at West Virginia University, effective in February, President Gordon Gee announced today (Jan. 5). Gee said Lyons, with nearly 30 years of administrative experience in intercollegiate […]

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Gated Greenbrier community attracting Charleston investors

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — The developers of a gated community inthe mountains overlooking The Greenbrier say they’ve found a marketwhere they least expected — at home in West Virginia.Mike Greenway of The Retreat of White Rock Mountain said that thoughmany investors hale from as far away as Hawaii, home markets inCharleston and other large West […]

By January 2, 2015 Read More →

Times West Virginian hiring Assistant News Editor

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — The Times West Virginian, the seven-time West Virginia Press Association Newspaper of the Year , has an immediate opening for a full-time assistant news editor/writer. Job responsibilities will include copy editing and layout and design of daily newspapers, special sections and other projects, as well as regular writing for daily newspaper, lifestyle pages and […]

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Times West Virginian hiring director of Audience Development

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — The Times West Virginian is hiring a director of Audience Development. The Times West Virginian is a seven-day newspaper with a circulation of 9,000 and a website that produces 1.5 million page views from 100,000 unique monthly visitors. In addition, we publish the weekly Marion Times and the award-winning Corridor magazine. Our […]

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Two Texas men charged in alleged shooting of Lewisburg officer

BECKLEY, W.Va. — Two Lewisburg police officers were shot Thursday after pulling over a sport utility vehicle with stolen North Carolina license plates on Interstate 64 west of Sam Black Church Road, starting a manhunt that spanned several counties and lasted several hours. UPDATE: The Public Information Officer for the West Virginia State Police has released […]

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