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West Virginia National Guardsman who died in training identified

West Virginia National Guardsman who died in training identified

By JAKE JARVIS NCWV Media CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — A state official released the name of a member of the West Virginia National Guard who died accidentally during training in Ashburn, Virginia. Sgt. 1st Class Nicholas Sheperty, 36, suffered fatal injuries while involved in an airborne operations training exercise Wednesday afternoon. Emergency crews from the area […]

By April 19, 2019 Read More →
Community groups present idea for teen court in Wheeling to Ohio County commissioners

Community groups present idea for teen court in Wheeling to Ohio County commissioners

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — Community youth advocates are seeking a teen court program for Ohio County, and they are suggesting a $5 increase in court costs to fund the initiative. Martha Polinsky, project coordinator with the Community Impact Coalition; Brooke County Magistrate Robin Snyder; and Claudia Raymer, executive […]

By April 19, 2019 Read More →

By April 19, 2019 Read More →

Opinion

EDITORIAL: W.Va. Governor slides off the rails at chamber dinner

The Register-Herald editorial Turns out that Gov. Jim Justice, the featured speaker at the Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce annual dinner on Friday night, was the source of all entertainment, too, though no one was laughing, other than derisively, or applauding, other than politely. The governor hosted a pity party for the image of a […]

By April 15, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: W.Va. system for rehabilitating criminals is broken

From The Times West Virginian:  On March 12, Times West Virginian reporter Eddie Trizzino reported on a high-speed pursuit that began in Marion County and ended in Harrison County, resulting in the arrest of Ryan Thomas Heflin. According to police, Heflin had stolen a vehicle only a few days prior to the chase, although the […]

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Editorial: W.Va. failing use of FEMA funds

From The Intelligencer of Wheeling:  Richwood’s municipal recorder paid herself more than $45,000 without getting approval from her city council, an investigation by state Auditor John McCuskey’s office contends. It adds that a former mayor paid himself $3,640 for four days’ “volunteer” work. City officials received about $500,000 in federal funds for emergency repairs to […]

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Industry News

Former Times West Virginian editor John Veasey remembered as a legend

Former Times West Virginian editor John Veasey remembered as a legend

By ERIC CRAVEY Editor Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va. – Former Times West Virginian editor John Veasey died Tuesday due to a stroke he had Monday. He was 82. After graduating from West Virginia University, Veasey was hired as a sports reporter on Oct. 3, 1958, for the Fairmont Times, the old morning paper in Fairmont. […]

By April 11, 2019 Read More →

Virginia Nicholson, publisher of the The Herald Record, dead at 90

WEST UNION, W.Va. — Virginia Lee Nicholson, 90, owner and publisher of the The Herald Record in Doddridge County, died March 28. Nicholson’s family met with friends on  March 31 at Spurgeon Funeral Home in West Union before a private burial. “Virginia was active at The Record Herald and took great pride in the newspaper, and […]

By April 9, 2019 Read More →
W.Va. Power outlasts Greenville, 6-5

W.Va. Power outlasts Greenville, 6-5

Press Release from W.Va. Power: GREENVILLE, S.C.  — Thanks to a two-run eighth inning and five solid innings from their bullpen, the Power was able to overcome a pair of one-run deficits to take down the Drive, 6-5, Saturday evening at Fluor Field at The West End in Greenville. West Virginia and Greenville conclude their four-game […]

By April 7, 2019 Read More →

Photos

Gift for the Winter Solstice: A rainbow over Green Bank

Gift for the Winter Solstice: A rainbow over Green Bank

The Pocahontas Times GREEN BANK, W.Va. — The sun broke through the rain in the early morning of the Winter Solstice just long enough to produce this beautiful rainbow at the Green Bank Observatory. The Green Bank Telescope appears at one end of these colors and appears bathed in the light. Photo courtesy of Michael […]

By December 27, 2018 Read More →
Spotted in Pocahontas: Insect fashion show

Spotted in Pocahontas: Insect fashion show

The Pocahontas Times MARLINTON, W.Va. — Last week The Pocahontas Times asked about a spotted bug found on Thistlewood Farm. This September, one of those orange and black bugs showed up in the company of a cloud of migrating butterflies.  Now called the “Ailanthus Webworm Moth,” it looks like a beetle and flies like a […]

By November 5, 2018 Read More →
Protected: Media Alert – Photos, notes, video links from the WV Supreme Court tour

Protected: Media Alert – Photos, notes, video links from the WV Supreme Court tour

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By August 6, 2018 Read More →

Blog: WVPress Extra

Four newspapers earn West Virginia Press Association Editorial Honors

Four newspapers earn West Virginia Press Association Editorial Honors

Perry Nardo of The Intelligencer of Wheeling wins Adam R. Kelly Award CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Four West Virginia newspapers earned first-place General Excellence awards, which honor outstanding achievement by circulation division, in the 2018 West Virginia Press Association Better Newspaper Contest. The General Excellence Award winners are Charleston Gazette-Mail in Division 1, Bluefield Daily Telegraph […]

By August 29, 2018 Read More →

West Virginia Press Association honors advertising excellence at convention

The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington, The Inter-Mountain of Elkins, The Times Record and Roane County Reporter, Moorefield Examiner earn top honors CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Four West Virginia newspapers earned first-place General Excellence awards, which honor outstanding achievement by circulation division, in the 2018 West Virginia Press Association’s Advertising Awards Competition.   The General Excellence Award winners are The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington in […]

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Advertising excellence, lively panel discussions highlight WVPA Convention 2018

Advertising excellence, lively panel discussions highlight WVPA Convention 2018

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association recognized winners in the Better Newspaper Contest: Advertising Friday at the first whole day of the WVPA Convention 2018. In addition to the advertising awards luncheon, convention-goers participated in panels on the future of social security — which featured U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, — legal advertising, non-traditional […]

By August 13, 2018 Read More →

Other Recent News

West Virginias’s early learning programs rank among top in the nation

By JORDAN NELSON The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — West Virginia’s Universal Pre-K Program is ranked among the top in the nation, according to the 2018 Yearbook released Wednesday by the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER), recognizing the state as a leader in pre-K access for 4-year-olds and quality standards. The State of Preschool […]

By April 19, 2019 Read More →
WVU debuts new neuroscience ‘Brain Camp’ for high school students

WVU debuts new neuroscience ‘Brain Camp’ for high school students

WVU Today MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Students in 11th and 12th grades looking for a unique, immersive, science-based camp experience should consider Brain Camp, a new week-long educational program taking place on West Virginia University’s Morgantown Campus in July. The camp, run by the WVU School of Medicine’s Department of Neuroscience, in association with the Rockefeller […]

By April 19, 2019 Read More →
Outdoors: Spring gobbler season under way in West Virginia

Outdoors: Spring gobbler season under way in West Virginia

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel   PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — West Virginia’s four-week spring gobbler season opened April 15 and runs through May 11. Hunters can harvest one bearded turkey per day with a season bag limit of two. The one-day youth season will be held April 13, the Saturday before the regular season. Youth 8-18 […]

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