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Fire damages Locust Hill Golf Course

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. – An early morning fire at Locust Hill Golf Course spread throughout three buildings Friday, resulting in significant financial loss but no injuries. Around 7:15 a.m., emergency units responded to a call from the facility’s alarm system. Before the first units arrived on scene, the call was[Read More…]

Kanawha County Schools returning to tap water

 CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Schools in Kanawha County will resume using tap water next week. West Virginia’s largest school district has been supplying bottled water in schools for students to use and for cooks to prepare food with since January’s chemical leak into the Elk River but said that would end[Read More…]

Gov. Tomblin lifts state of emergency

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has lifted a state of emergency related to the January chemical spill into a public water supply. Tomblin issued a proclamation rescinding the emergency declaration Friday, more than seven weeks after it was issued. The emergency declaration covered nine counties affected by[Read More…]

Fewer West Virginia middle school, high school students trying tobacco

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Fewer West Virginia middle school and high school students are trying tobacco. At the 2014 Tobacco Free Day press conference at the West Virginia Capitol, leaders of the Raze Teen Advisory Council presented updated statistics about teen tobacco usage, highlighting conclusions from the current Surgeon General’s Report, and shared news[Read More…]

Senate President: Future Fund approved by Senate

By CHARLESTON, W.Va. — I am extremely pleased to report that the Future Fund bill passed unanimously in the Senate this week. I have been a passionate advocate for this bill, which would set up an endowment fund for future use by drawing on a portion of present-day severance tax collections, for[Read More…]

Legislative Update: Budget issues unresolved

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With less than two weeks remaining in the 2014 regular session of the West Virginia Legislature,  the biggest unresolved issue appears to be the shortfall in funding to balance the 2014-2015 state budget.  And state legislators so far seem reluctant to pass legislation to close a $146 million gap in the spending plan. Sen. Roman Prezioso, D-Marion, is chairman[Read More…]

Online registration open for EXPO 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Registration is open the West Virginia Construction and Design Exposition (EXPO), for the region’s largest trade show for the construction and design industry. Expo officials said, “To register for this must-attend event, which will be held at the Charleston Civic Center March 26-27, you can now visit wvexpo.com.” Building and design industry professionals can[Read More…]

Economic Impact Study on pseudoephedrine prescription requirement sees $149.4 million cost for West Virginia

West Liberty University professor predicts a total cost Washington, D.C. – The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) Wednesday released the following statement regarding a new economic impact study conducted by Dr. Serkan Catma of West Liberty University. The study, which was supported by a grant from CHPA, examined the potential costs associated with[Read More…]

West Virginia Construction and Design Exposition sets educational seminars

Complete list of seminars and show information at wvexpo.com     CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Construction and Design Exposition (EXPO) — promising the most comprehensive education program and largest marketplace for the design and construction industry in the region — returns to the Charleston Civic Center March 26 –[Read More…]

Wild, Wonderful & Wired: Broadband springs with information and opportunity

Editor’s Note: “Wild, Wonderful & Wired” is a collaboration of Mission West Virginia, Future Generations Graduate School and Frontier Communications.  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — At a summer auction in Pendleton County, the auctioneer begged for even just a $1 bid for complete set of Encyclopedia Britannica. No one wanted this hefty volume of the world’s knowledge, not just[Read More…]

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