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By July 2, 2016 Read More →

For Hardy County residents, helping flood victims is very personal

From the Moorefield Examiner: We’re so proud of you. On Thursday, June 23, some 44 counties throughout West Virginia were hit by some of the worst floods in decades and many were declared disaster areas. The worst flooding took place in Kanawha, Greenbrier, Nicholas, Fayette, Clay, Roane, Summers, and Monroe counties.  Rock slides and roaring […]

Education Alliance seeks donations for West Virginia teachers Impacted by flood
By July 1, 2016 Read More →

Education Alliance seeks donations for West Virginia teachers Impacted by flood

Website “FloodsOfSupport.com” Created   CHARLESTON, W.Va.  – The Education Alliance is accepting online donations at “FloodsOfSupport.com” to offer teachers throughout West Virginia resources for classroom needs in the wake of recent torrential flooding.   Amelia Courts, president/CEO of The Education Alliance said 100 percent of all donations will go directly to teachers in schools severely impacted […]

WVPA Convention 2016 Registration open; Register and reserve rooms today
By July 1, 2016 Read More →

WVPA Convention 2016 Registration open; Register and reserve rooms today

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Registration for the West Virginia Press Association’s 2016 Convention, Aug. 4-6 is open.  “West Virginia — Focusing on the Opportunities” is the theme of the WVPA’s 2016 Convention, Aug. 4-6. The WVPA is inviting its 77 member newspapers and guests to Lakeview Golf Resort and Spa in Morgantown for three days of education, […]

Pizatella named president/CEO of Morgantown Area Chamber of Commerce
By June 30, 2016 Read More →

Pizatella named president/CEO of Morgantown Area Chamber of Commerce

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The Morgantown Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors announced today that Jason Pizatella has been named the organization’s new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective August 1, 2016. Pizatella succeeds Dan Kimble and most recently served as Governor Earl Ray Tomblin’s liaison to the State Legislature, Deputy Chief of Staff, and […]

By June 29, 2016 Read More →

The Charleston Gazette-Mail collecting flood donations Thursday from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Charleston Gazette-Mail will be accepting donations for those affected by the West Virginia floods.   Items such as cleaning supplies, bottled water, non-perishable foods, toiletries and pet food can be dropped off from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, June 30, at the newspaper’s drive-thru location at the corner of McFarland Street […]

By June 29, 2016 Read More →

Gallic, Ohio, assists in W.Va. flood relief

By Dean Wright [email protected] GALLIA COUNTY, Ohio — With the recent floods leaving many homes in parts of West Virginia devastated, Gallia County citizens are gathering supplies and volunteer laborers to get West Virginians back on their feet. Rio Grande Mayor Matt Easter put out a call on social media over the weekend to see […]

By June 29, 2016 Read More →

Gov. Tomblin: Federal disaster declaration approved for two additional counties

Governor lifts State of Emergency for 32 counties CHARLESTON, W.Va. (June 29, 2016) – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced his request to expand the Federal Disaster Declaration to include Fayette, Clay, Roane, Summers, Monroe, Webster and Pocahontas counties has been granted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This federal declaration provides residents of […]

Shinnston VFD coordinates relief for flood victims
By June 29, 2016 Read More →

Shinnston VFD coordinates relief for flood victims

By LEIGH C. MERRIFIELD News & Journal Editor Social media has changed the way we communicate and interact with one another and can often be the culprit of unsubstantiated misinformation being spread.  However, on the plus side, it is also an effective and immediate way to relay a personal message.   That is what Shinnston VFD […]

By June 29, 2016 Read More →

West Virginia’s natural gas industry pledges more than $350,000 toward flood recovery efforts

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  – Natural gas companies located in West Virginia Tuesday announced a combined donation of more than $350,000 to the America Red Cross West Virginia Region for flood recovery and disaster assistance efforts resulting from last week’s torrential flooding in parts of the state.   Robert Orndorff, Dominion Resources’ State Director of Public Affairs, […]

By June 29, 2016 Read More →

Home Builders Association of WV offers advice on hiring contractors for flood repairs

From the WVHBA: CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In the wake of the recent flooding disaster, people have pulled together to help each other rebuild their lives and homes. The Home Builders Association of West Virginia would like to warn residents of another potential disaster from unscrupulous contractors. Beware of the following warning signs:  You’re told that […]

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