State news, releases and Information

By November 27, 2018 Read More →

Press Release: DMAPS bringing Gov. Justice’s drug education message to W.Va. schools

Press Release and video from the W.Va. Governor’s Office: CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Governor Jim Justice wants every West Virginia middle and high school student to hear the anti-drug message developed by a career narcotics officer at the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety. Director Jack Luikart of DMAPS’ drug control policy office has built […]

Gov. Justice announces new guidelines and procedures for agencies wishing to use and access State’s line of credit
By November 26, 2018 Read More →

Gov. Justice announces new guidelines and procedures for agencies wishing to use and access State’s line of credit

From the W.Va. Governor’s Office: CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Jim Justice announced today, Monday, Nov. 26, that he is implementing a new set of procedures and guidelines for all state agencies that wish to use the state’s $25 million line of credit for large expenditures. A line of credit was established by the state in 1992 […]

Wheeling, W.Va., trio to perform at White House
By November 19, 2018 Read More →

Wheeling, W.Va., trio to perform at White House

By Linda Comins The Intelligencer of Wheeling WHEELING, W.Va. — The Ron Retzer Trio, a popular area band, has been invited to perform at the White House for a holiday open house on Dec. 20. Participating in the festive occasion will be the trio’s original members: founder Ron Retzer, of Brilliant; Jennifer Galownia, of Bridgeport; […]

By November 19, 2018 Read More →

Wayne, Boone counties, W.Va., eyed for development by Hatfield-McCoy ATV Trails

By Rick Steelhammer Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — New units of the Hatfield-McCoy Trails system could take shape next year in Wayne and Boone counties, thanks to grants from the Federal Highway Administration’s Transportation Alternatives and Recreational Trails program. Expected to reopen next summer is the Hatfield-McCoy Trails’ Ivy Branch trail system off U.S. 119 […]

By November 19, 2018 Read More →

Southern W.Va. officials uncertain of financial impact of closing portion of Hatfield-McCoy ATV trail

Pocahontas Trail section to be replaced by l0nger trail By Greg Jordan Bluefield Daily Telegraph BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — The impending closure of a portion of the Hatfield-McCoy ATV trail could impact the local tourism industry, and it has caught the attention of local officials. Mercer County Convention & Visitors Bureau Executive Director Jamie Null, presenting city […]

By November 16, 2018 Read More →

Flags at half-staff in honor of W.Va. soldier killed in training accident

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Jim Justice has ordered all United States and West Virginia state flags displayed at all state facilities to be lowered to half-staff from dawn until dusk on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in commemoration of the services for U.S. Army Specialist Nicholas Caleb “Nick” Jividen. Jividen, a native of Poca, was tragically […]

WV Treasurer: New SMART529 card gift idea for Christmas
By November 16, 2018 Read More →

WV Treasurer: New SMART529 card gift idea for Christmas

Treasurer touts savings vehicle with WVU, Marshall presidents Release from the West Virginia State Treasurer: CHARLESTON, W.Va. —  West Virginia State Treasurer John Perdue has teamed with West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee and Marshall University President Jerry Gilbert to introduce a new SMART529 Gift Card that will make the “gift of college” a lot easier […]

West Virginia Tourism Office celebrates Fallout 76 game launch by inviting players to explore West Virginia 
By November 15, 2018 Read More →

West Virginia Tourism Office celebrates Fallout 76 game launch by inviting players to explore West Virginia 

Exclusive partnership provides fans with list of real-life WV sites to visit Release from West Virginia Tourism Office: CHARLESTON, WV (Nov. 14, 2018) – The Fallout® 76 vault has officially opened. The West Virginia Tourism Office today celebrated the worldwide launch of Bethesda Softworks’ video game Fallout® 76, the latest edition of its blockbuster game series in which players explore […]

By November 13, 2018 Read More →

WVU researchers to study Fallout 76 gamers’ perceptions of West Virginia

Press Release from West Virginia University: MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Through the coming weeks, video gamers will be blasting away mutated monsters, exploring nuked country roads and rebuilding America, a noble duty that begins in virtual West Virginia. Fallout 76 is the highly-anticipated prequel to the Fallout video game series slated for a Wednesday (Nov. 14) […]

By November 13, 2018 Read More →

WVU Parkersburg to host transgender awareness training

Press Release from WVU Parkersburg: PARKERSBURG, W.Va. – West Virginia University at Parkersburg will host Dr. Cris Mayo, distinguished scholar in the field of gender studies, on Monday, Nov. 26 for two transgender awareness training sessions. Both trainings, sponsored by WVU Parkersburg’s Social Justice Committee, are free and open to the public. Dr. Mayo will […]