State news, releases and Information

By December 18, 2014 Read More →

Karr appointed interim executive director of Mountaineer Food Bank

GASSAWAY, W.Va. — Mountaineer Food Bank has a new leader: The board of directors of Mountaineer Food Bank — which currently serve over 600 programs in 48 counties in West Virginia — appointed Dave Karr of Grand Ledge, Mich., as the interim executive director. Karr is a certified fund raising executive with nearly 32 years of food banking experience. In making the announcement […]

WVU’s Luck accepts executive vice president position with NCAA
By December 17, 2014 Read More →

WVU’s Luck accepts executive vice president position with NCAA

By WVU Relations/News MORGANTOWN W.Va. – West Virginia University’s Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Associate Vice President Oliver Luck has accepted the newly created position of executive vice president of regulatory affairs with the National Collegiate Athletic Association effective Jan. 15, WVU President Gordon Gee and NCAA President Mark Emmert announced Wednesday (Dec. 17). Nearly 1,100 colleges and universities are members of the non-profit […]

Maple syrup pouring out of West Virginia
By December 8, 2014 Read More →

Maple syrup pouring out of West Virginia

DRY FORK, W.Va. — You don’t have to go to New Hampshire or Vermont to taste sweet success. A trip to Dry Fork in Randolph County is far enough. That’s where John Dalen has created West Virginia’s largest maple syrup works.It started just one year ago on several acres he inherited from his great-great-grandfather who settled […]

By November 20, 2014 Read More →

Minority Business Expo set for Dec. 3

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs (HHOMA) today announced plans for the 2014 Minority Business Expo to be held Wednesday, Dec. 3, from noon to 6:30 p.m. at the Beni Kedem Temple in Charleston. “The Minority Business Expo provides an opportunity for entrepreneurs to work with local and regional partners to […]

By November 19, 2014 Read More →

NWVCIL will use grant to fight housing discrimination

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The Northern West Virginia Center for Independent Living (NWVCIL) has been awarded almost $975,000 through a competitive HUD grant program to continue to combat discrimination in housing across West Virginia for the next three years.The competitive grants are funded through HUD’s Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) to help enforce the Fair Housing Act through investigations and testing of alleged discriminatory practices, […]

By October 24, 2014 Read More →

Study of Morgantown highlights Chamber’s economic summit

Morgantown, W.Va. – Release of the “Morgantown Area Economic Comparative Analysis Report” highlights next week’s Morgantown Area Economic Opportunities Summit. The analysis, which was published by the West Virginia University College of Business and Economics Bureau of Business and Economic Research, compares Morgantown’s economy to five other cities across the nations that are similar in size and house major research universities […]

Wheeling Park, Roane and Charleston Catholic claim titles at Friends of Coal WV High School Golf Championship
By October 23, 2014 Read More →

Wheeling Park, Roane and Charleston Catholic claim titles at Friends of Coal WV High School Golf Championship

WHEELING, W.Va.  –  There was a familiar look to the teams during this year’s awards ceremony at the Friends of Coal West Virginia High School Golf Championships as Wheeling Park, Roane County and Charleston Catholic all repeated as state champions. With a combined score of 462, Wheeling Park claimed its second Class AAA state championship in as many seasons, topping second-place […]

Visit Tamarack for the holidays
By October 21, 2014 Read More →

Visit Tamarack for the holidays

The Tamarack Experience:  Tamarack’s striking, peaked red roof and attractively landscaped grounds draw half a million visitors annually into a welcome respite of visual beauty, Appalachian sounds, and distinctive aromas. “Fall is here in the Mountain State, make Tamarack a stop as you travel throughout the state. You will not be dissappointed by the lovely […]

“Hard at Work” license plate honored
By October 15, 2014 Read More →

“Hard at Work” license plate honored

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Contractors Association of West Virginia has received a 2014 national Public Relations Award for its “Hard at Work” license plates. During the annual Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) National Chapter Leadership Conference on Sept. 29 in Washington, D.C., the CAWV received a 2014 chapter award in the Best Overall Public Relations Campaign category for the campaign.   Since 2010, the […]

By October 10, 2014 Read More →

Unclaimed property inserts in newspapers spark interest

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – State Treasurer John Perdue’s Unclaimed Property Division wrapped up its most recent newspaper advertising insert campaign Friday, sparking a large uptick in both those requesting phone assistance and those choosing to file claims electronically. The division also made plans to hold another online auction of items left behind in safe deposit boxes or […]