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Supporting creativity in West Virginia

Get inventive with these gifts this COVID Christmas season By Aldona Bird, The Dominion Post As with so much else, Christmas shopping changed with COVID-19. Artists and artisans who rely on meeting customers at seasonal fairs and festivals have been hard hit by lockdowns and cancellations, which have also limited[Read More…]

GOP caucuses confirm Blair, Hanshaw as WV legislative leaders

By Lacie Pierson, Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Sen. Craig Blair, R-Berkeley, and House of Delegates Speaker Roger Hanshaw are one step closer to officially holding leadership positions in the West Virginia Legislature in 2021. Blair and Hanshaw, R-Clay, each received the majority of votes among the Republican caucuses in[Read More…]

West Virginia Press Association presents convention online highlights

It’s online: Enjoy convention at your convenience — — —  Welcome to the West Virginia Press Association’s 2020 Convention. The largest annual gathering of newspaper professionals in the state is online this year. Acting on the Coronavirus information and advice featured in our newspapers in 2020, the West Virginia Press Association has[Read More…]

16 West Virginia newspapers earn General Excellence recognition

Bluefield Daily Telegraph recognized as Newspaper of the Year WV Press Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A total of 16 West Virginia newspapers — weekly and daily publications from across the state — were recognized today for General Excellence in editorial and/or advertising work by the West Virginia Press Association as part of[Read More…]

Coronavirus memes being shared in 2020

The Coronavirus forced many employers to send workers home, but it could not stop those workers and everyone else from expressing their humor, frustration and sense of confusion about the virus through the sharing of memes. Here are some of the memes we saw in 2020:

West Virginia Press Association presents Convention 2020

It’s online: Enjoy convention at your convenience — — —  Welcome to the West Virginia Press Association’s 2020 Convention. The largest annual gathering of newspaper professionals in the state is online this year. Acting on the Coronavirus information and advice featured in our newspapers in 2020, the West Virginia Press Association has[Read More…]

Coronavirus Update: WV Press cancels 2020 Convention

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association has canceled its 2020 convention, which had been set for Aug. 6-8 in Charleston, W.Va. WVPA Executive Director Don Smith has issued to the following statement to the membership: Hello everyone, It is with much regret that I am notifying you of cancellation[Read More…]

West Virginia Press Association Convention 2020 Canceled

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association Convention 2020 that was scheduled for Aug. 7-8, 2020, at the Embassy Suites in Charleston, W.Va., has been canceled due to health concerns around the Coronavirus. The WVPA will be conducting online, virtual convention activities. Watch for updates.