State news, releases and Information

By May 1, 2014 Read More →

Hair Cuttery salons helping victims of domestic violence

CHARLES TOWN, W.VA. – Giving back to someone in need this spring can be as simple as getting a haircut in time for Mother’s Day. Hair Cuttery, the largest family-owned and operated chain of hair salons in the country, is honored to team up with The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV), the leading voice for domestic […]

By May 1, 2014 Read More →

Roush posts low golf score on Wendy’s Amateur Tour

FARMINGTON, Pa. — The Wendy’s Amateur Tour saw Trent Roush of Mason post the low round of the day by shooting a 75 in very difficult weather conditions Wednesday, April 30, at the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort’s Mystic Rock golf course. Mystic Rock, the host of the PGA Tour’s 84 Lumber Classic for several years, was a test for all the players, […]

By April 30, 2014 Read More →

Elk River Fest provides two days of unique West Virginia fun

CLAY, W.Va. — For two days in June — Friday, June 6, and Saturday, June 7 — visitors to the Elk River Fest will flow through the streets of Clay, enjoying a unique Mountain State festival and celebration of life along the river. There is no admission to the many activities and contests — but plenty […]

Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad opens 2014 season with Cottontail Express
By April 17, 2014 Read More →

Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad opens 2014 season with Cottontail Express

  ELKINS, W.Va. – The Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad opens its 2014 season on Saturday, April 19, with “a fun excursion for families celebrating springtime weather and the Easter weekend.” “The Cottontail Express pulls out of the Elkins Depot at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. for a 90-minute hop down the rails, all the […]

By April 8, 2014 Read More →

New Book tells story of hope and Christ’s second coming

RAVENSWOOD, W.Va. — A new book about a West Virginia tragedy shows how a nightmare became hope as a young man accused of murdering his father finds hope in the spirit of Jesus Christ. “With a trial for the murder of his father still looming in the distance … Scott Harrison brings the truth to light […]

Wild, Wonderful & Wired: Many have learned advantages of computers, Internet
By April 4, 2014 Read More →

Wild, Wonderful & Wired: Many have learned advantages of computers, Internet

CHARLESTON, W.VA. —  Future Generations Graduate School and Mission West Virginia know the Mountain State, from Pendleton County to Kanawha County and beyond. Based in West Virginia, these nonprofit educational organizations have trained West Virginia residents for several years to use computers and access information through the Internet. They are having success. From 2010-13, more […]

Wild, Wonderful & Wired: Internet helps home-based business owners
By April 4, 2014 Read More →

Wild, Wonderful & Wired: Internet helps home-based business owners

Editor’s Note: “Wild, Wonderful & Wired” is a collaboration of Mission West Virginia, Future Generations Graduate School and Frontier Communications.  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gaining access to the Internet can create opportunities for the budding entrepreneur. West Virginia residents who have solid ideas and inspiration are earning their livings from their homes, small offices and even kitchens. The Internet […]

By April 4, 2014 Read More →

Geocaching trail “caches” in for Martinsburg-Berkeley County CVB

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Why in the world would you need a GPS device and have to know how to play a song on a xylophone at the same time? To go geocaching, of course, according to Laura Gassler, executive director of the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting […]

Arch Coal’s Taylor County Operation earns top coal environmental award
By March 31, 2014 Read More →

Arch Coal’s Taylor County Operation earns top coal environmental award

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Arch Coal’s Leer Mining Complex in Taylor County claimed the West Virginia’s top award for environmental stewardship — The Greenlands Award — during the West Virginia Coal Association’s 41st Annual Mining Symposium in Charleston. In presenting The Greenlands Award to Arch Coal, West Virginia Coal Association President Bill Raney said, “This award is for their work to minimize adverse impacts on the regional ecosystem while considering […]

By March 18, 2014 Read More →

Region’s largest construction and design exposition kicks off March 26

CHARLESTON, W.Va – The region’s largest trade show for the construction and design industry — the West Virginia Construction and Design Exposition — opens March 26 at the Charleston Civic. “EXPO offers 80 professional development opportunities, covering a range of topics from building technology to structural design, project documentation, ethane development and state building codes. Led by some of the most trusted names in the industry, EXPO […]