State news, releases and Information

By May 1, 2015 Read More →

U.S. Rep. Jenkins: Funding for rural veterans programs

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins, R-W.Va., has announced his efforts to help secure full funding for rural health programs for veterans in a House-passed appropriations bill. The Veterans Affairs Department would receive $250 million for the Office of Rural Health to improve the quality of care for the nation’s three million rural veterans. […]

By April 29, 2015 Read More →

Vendor spaces approach capacity at outdoor Beckley market

BECKLEY, W.Va. — Scheduled to open Saturday morning, the second bi-monthly Neville Street Market is already approaching vendor capacity, and organizers predict that it will soon expand to include additional streets. Proceeds from vendor fees for Saturday’s event will got to support programs at the Veterans Administration Hospital at Beckley, and market organizers are similarly dedicating proceeds to other local non-profit […]

By March 10, 2015 Read More →

First commercial raft trip on New River this Thursday

OAK HILL, W.Va.  — The first commercial whitewater rafting trip of spring 2015 on the New River has been scheduled for Thursday, March 12, though because of high water fed by recent heavy snows officials at ACE Adventure Resort are not yet sure of its departure time. The trip is expected to end at the Fayette Station take-out under […]

By March 10, 2015 Read More →

Manchin, Burr bill looks at veteran homelessness

NOTE —  Release from Sen. Joe Manchin’s Office: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Richard Burr (R-NC) introduced the Homeless Veterans Prevention Act of 2015. This legislation would build on existing homeless veterans programs at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) by investing in established programs that are proven to be effective and removing any […]

By March 4, 2015 Read More →

WV House: Delegates pass veto override of Pain Capable Unborn Protection Act

Editor’s Note: The following is a release from the W.Va. House of Delegates. It is shared as a service to our member newspapers. It is not a news article from our newspapers: — CHARLESTON, W.Va.  – Today the West Virginia House of Delegates passed a veto override of H.B. 2568, the Pain Capable Unborn Protection Act by a vote of […]

By March 4, 2015 Read More →

WV House Democrats: Homestead Exemption increases

Editor’s Note: The following is a release from the Democrat members of the W.Va. House of Delegates. It is shared as a service to our member newspapers. It is not a news article from our newspapers: — CHARLESTON. W.Va. — After several failed amendments, Democrats in the House of Delegates were able to successfully amend a provision into […]

By February 27, 2015 Read More →

Capitol High School Symphonic Band performing at Clay Center

Capitol High School Symphonic Band among the high school bands performing at the Clay Center on Friday, April 3. 

By February 11, 2015 Read More →

A day for sweethearts and unclaimed property owners

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Everyone knows what Valentine’s Day is about – love, romance, flowers and a lot of giddy sentiment. West Virginia State Treasurer John Perdue urges those spending the day alone not to despair, particularly if you’re going solo; you’re due unclaimed property; and your name has something to do with the occasion. “We thought […]

By February 10, 2015 Read More →

W.Va. Preservation Alliance welcomes Sibray, Ballman to board

ELKINS, W.Va. — The Preservation Alliance of West Virginia (PAWV) has announced the appointments of Martha Ballman and David Sibray to itsboard of directors, according to its executive director, DanielleLaPresta.A statewide non-profit dedicated to encouraging preservation in theMountain State, the PAWV provides advice and technical assistance forgroups and individuals and may best be known for publishing […]

By February 4, 2015 Read More →

Coal industry recognized 54 firms for commitment to workplace safety

Catenary Coal Co. Samples Mine wins Barton B. Lay Milestones of Safety Award CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With mine safety as its focus, West Virginia’s coal industry recognized 54 mining and service companies for their commitment to exemplary safety performance in 2014 during recent 42nd Annual West Virginia Mining Symposium in Charleston. Topping the list of […]