State news, releases and Information

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SBA hosting small business-lender matchmaker forum in Dunbar

CHARLESTON, W.Va. ─ The U.S. Small Business Administration’s West Virginia District Office, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, and SCORE host a free Small Business-Lender Match Maker Forum event Thursday, September 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. at West Virginia State University in the James C. Wilson University Union. Participants […]

This week in W.Va. history: Sept.9 – Sept. 15
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This week in W.Va. history: Sept.9 – Sept. 15

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org.   Sept. 9, 1839: Anderson “Devil Anse” Hatfield was born in Mingo County. He was the patriarch of the Hatfield family and their leader during the Hatfield-McCoy feud. Sept. […]

Kevin Slimp: Why they don’t subscribe
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Kevin Slimp: Why they don’t subscribe

Plus, keeping subscribers you already have By Kevin Slimp The News Guru kevin@kevinslimp.com Back in February, I spoke on the topic of Customer Service at the Ohio Newspaper Association Winter Convention. Shortly after, I received an email asking if I would lead a webinar in late summer or early fall for all the staffs of […]

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John Foust: Incongruence in ad creativity

By John Foust Raleigh, NC Congruence is an important characteristic of communication. In order to get a message through, all of the ingredients have to match. Most of the time, congruence comes naturally. Just notice how strange it feels to say the word “yes” and shake your head “no.” On the other hand, incongruence can […]

‘She’s always been my rock,’ Preston Chamber Executive Director Sheila G. Haney dies following extended illness
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‘She’s always been my rock,’ Preston Chamber Executive Director Sheila G. Haney dies following extended illness

By John Dahlia, Preston County News & Journal KINGWOOD, W.Va. — Sheila G. Haney, the person who has been called the consistent foundation keeping the Preston County Chamber of Commerce moving forward has died. She was 56. Chamber President Jessica Miller Lipscomb confirmed Haney’s death in a message sent to all members of the Chamber […]

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Reporter shooting bring back memories of reporting in W.Va., Safety was never an issue

By John Dahlia, Editor Preston County News & Journal I’ve been at odds with my emotions the last few days. Certainly all of us have been following the horrible shooting of the two broadcast journalists in Virginia on Wednesday morning. The shooting occurred at 6:45 a.m. in Moneta during a live interview on television station […]

Confederate Flag controversy comes to Preston County, Five high school students asked to remove Confederate flags from vehicles by Principal
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Confederate Flag controversy comes to Preston County, Five high school students asked to remove Confederate flags from vehicles by Principal

By Theresa Marthey Preston County News & Journal   KINGWOOD, W.Va. — The national controversy over the Confederate flag has made its way to Preston County. On Tuesday, five students at Preston High were asked to remove Confederate flags from their vehicles by Principal Dr. David Pastrick. Tina Walker, Kingwood, was alerted by her son […]

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Jackson’s Mill Jubilee kicks off Labor Day Weekend

JACKSON’S MILL, W.Va. — A Central West Virginia family tradition is once again ready to welcome visitors when the 41st Annual Jackson’s Mill Jubilee kicks off, this Labor Day Weekend. The all-volunteer board of directors, has issued the following release: The Jubilee will continue a celebration of Appalachian Heritage at Jackson’s Mill West Virginia. Located just […]

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Manchin to host town hall event on the Iran Deal

He will also deliver remarks at the West Virginia Business Summit and participate in a roundtable discussion in Preston County Washington, D.C. – This week, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) will travel around West Virginia and meet with local residents, community and business leaders and state and local officials to discuss our state and nation’s […]

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Capito announces events in West Virginia this week

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) will participate in several events throughout West Virginia this week. On Tuesday, she will visit Southern West Virginia to meet with business leaders and others to discuss economic development and improving broadband access in those regions. On Wednesday, Senator Capito will join Google for a free workshop to […]