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Member newspaper- and West Virginia Press Association-generated news articles, series, photos, cartoons. This information is available for sharing and publication by other member newspapers.

West Virginians for Affordable Health Care issue statement on the debt default deal

WV Press Release SharingCHARLESTON, W.Va. — After tense negotiations over raising the debt ceiling, President Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy announced that they have reached an agreement that averts the downgrading of the U.S. credit rating.  A downgrade would have triggered a recession in our nation and generated severe negative[Read More…]

Kroger offering a picnic plan for Memorial Day Weekend

WV Press Release Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. — As families and friends gather on Memorial Day to honor the heroes who have served our country, Kroger has announced a plan “to ensure everyone can enjoy affordable home-cooked meals on the grill.” Krogner said the special “Red, White and Blue” menu plans target budget[Read More…]

WV Hive Client Candice Meade to pitch Beckley Hotel Project at Opportunity Appalachia Investor Convening May 31-June 1

WV Press Release Sharing BECKLEY, W.Va. – Candice Meade, owner of Posh Manna Cake Art & Bakery in Shady Spring and a client of the West Virginia Hive, is participating in the May 31-June 1 Investor Convening being held by Opportunity Appalachia, an Appalachian Regional Commission funded  project led by[Read More…]

Fayetteville selected for National Planning Assistance Program to support outdoor recreation and community revitalization

WV Press Release Sharing FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. — Fayetteville is one of 25 towns nationwide selected to receive planning assistance through the federal Recreation Economy for Rural Communities program sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service, the Appalachian Regional Commission, and the Northern Border[Read More…]

Star-studded cast headed Greenbrier for third annual GameChanger Golf Classic

Hall of Fame College Basketball Coach Roy Williams heads All-Star lineup for Wednesday’s Prevention Education Fundraiser WV Press Release Sharing FAIRMONT, W.Va. — The third annual GameChanger Golf Classic is Wednesday and Thursday at the Greenbrier, raising awareness and funds for the prevention education program in West Virginia elementary and secondary[Read More…]

Media Advisory: Hall of Fame basketball Coach Roy Williams will deliver the keynote speech at GameChanger Prevention Education Golf Classic Dinner at Greenbrier Resort on Wednesday

Three-time national champion coach to speak at Golf Classic dinner WV Press Release Sharing FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Hall of Fame and National Champion basketball coach Roy Williams has agreed to host and deliver the keynote speech at the third annual GameChanger Prevention Education Golf Classic Dinner on Wednesday at the[Read More…]

Media Advisory: Newspapers can republish content from digital issue of WVU Magazine

WV Press to share articles: ‘Committed to Memory’ feature on Alzheimer’s disease available today WV Press Feature Sharing MORGANTOWN, W.VA. — Pam Pritt, executive editor of WVU Magazine Communications, wants WV Press Association member newspapers to know that articles in WVU Magazine, which features a new digital format, are available for[Read More…]

‘Las Noticias en tu idioma con Sergio Rodríguez’ – Ocho – Los Dirty Birds of Charleston honrarán a la comunidad latina en el juego de béisbol del jueves

Intercambio de noticias de WV Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Las Noticias en tu idioma con Sergio Rodríguez está trabajando con el equipo de béisbol Charleston Dirty Birds para celebrar a la comunidad latina de la región, junto con los jugadores latinos en la lista. A partir de esta semana, el equipo[Read More…]

Marshall University prepares for Community Cares Week; hundreds expected to volunteer

WV Press Release Sharing HUNTINGTON, W.Va.— Marshall University is preparing to welcome hundreds of volunteers to its campuses for its annual Community Cares Week: Giving Back to the Herd.  Members of the #MarshallUFamily who have signed up to volunteer, including alumni, community members, students, faculty and staff, will join together[Read More…]

Board of Governors approves measures on WVU transformation including reduction in force, severance package plans

WV Press Release Sharing MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The West Virginia University Board of Governors approved several measures during a special meeting Wednesday (May 17) related to ongoing transformation initiatives across the WVU System. The BOG approved issuing a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to potentially amend:      ·       Proposed BOG Faculty Rule 4.7 – Reduction in[Read More…]

Save The Date: WV Press Association 2023 Convention set for Aug. 11-12 in Charleston

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association has announced the dates for its 2023 convention, which will be held at the Four Points by Sheraton in Charleston. WVPA Executive Director Don Smith said the association’s convention will be Friday and Saturday, Aug. 11-12, is announcing the dates and will release[Read More…]

Report: Readers trust newspapers more than TV, social media for public notices

By Mark McCormick The Newspaper Manager America’s Newspapers just released its 2023 Local Newspaper Study, not only highlighting how news consumption and readers have changed but, as America’s Newspapers CEO Dean Ridings puts it, also “measuring the difference local newspapers make.” First, the big numbers. 218 million Americans access their local newspapers[Read More…]

WV Press Political Advisory: W.Va. State Senate announces fundraising events for State Senators Grady, Woodrum and Swope

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association, as a public service to residents and political candidates, will share ‘Political Advisories” outlining public appearances, campaign events and fundraising efforts by candidates for federal, statewide and legislative offices. Candidates are encouraged to share details with WV Press Executive Director Don Smith at[Read More…]

Shay 5 locomotive cuts the ribbon on Trout Run Bridge as WVDOT reopens Cass to Durbin rail line

WV Press Release Sharing CHARLETSON, W.Va. — West Virginia Secretary of Transportation and Commissioner of Highways Jimmy Wriston, P.E., joined local dignitaries on the first official trip over the reopened Trout Run Bridge on Friday, May 12, 2023, when Shay 5, the locomotive, burst through a golden ribbon on the new[Read More…]

Perseverance, purpose underscore WVU Commencement Weekend

WVUToday MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Acclaimed for their perseverance and encouraged to live a life filled with purpose, nearly 4,500 West Virginia University graduates walked across the stage during 14 commencement ceremonies this weekend (May 12-14) to receive their diplomas as family and friends cheered. “Many of you have endured the unique challenges of[Read More…]

Hurricane’s Savannah Hawkins, Argyle Downes of Charles Town take WVGA 23rd Junior Match Play titles

WV Press Release Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va — The final day of play for the Junior Match Play Championship, conducted by the West Virginia Golf Association (WVGA), took place Sunday at Parkersburg Country Club. In the girls’ championship match, Hurricane’s Savannah Hawkins defeated Oceana’s defending champion Kerri-Anne Cook 6 and 5. Following[Read More…]