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Tourism: West Virginia’s best-kept secret?

      MORGANTOWN, W.VA. — With its majestic mountains and raging rivers, West Virginia has become a growing tourist destination. People in the know travel to the Mountain State to brave its white-water rapids, climb its challenging cliffs, ski, ride horses and just generally enjoy the state’s bluegrass music[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[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[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[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[Read More…]

WV Power loaded with highly rated prospects

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Power roster features seven – soon to be eight – of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ top 30 prospects, but manager Mike Ryan said it will be important to see production on the field. “That’s what Baseball America picks as the top prospects,” Ryan said on[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[Read More…]

FOIA battle in Wheeling noted by Columbia Journalism Review

A West Virginia paper stands its ground in a fight over guns and public records CHARLESTON, SC — A throwdown between a county sheriff and a small-town newspaper is showing once again how some local law enforcement officials oppose laws that make gun records public—and how they’re prepared to confront[Read More…]

Kids coalition wins victories during tumultuous state legislative sessions

  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The “Our Children, Our Future Campaign to End Child Poverty” coalition counted several pieces of legislation as victories in the just-completed sessions of the state Legislature, but organizers of the grassroots legislative movement think politics sent other bills to defeat. Stephen Smith, a member of the coalition’s Steering Committee, called the lawmaking “incredibly tumultuous.” Example: In early[Read More…]

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