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Christmas tree business at 64 years

MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. — The Christmas tree is a symbol of the holidays for most people as well as a tradition. For some people, part of the tradition is going out and hand picking their very own authentic Christmas tree to set up and decorate for their home. Ernie Black and his son Scott believe this is[Read More…]

WV slopes open for the holidays

Snow in high elevations gives skiers opportunity; web cams show conditions     CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It’s a tradition to dream of a white Christmas, but at the West Virginia Division of Tourism it’s almost a job requirement. Even though West Virginia has the longest ski season in the mid-Atlantic region[Read More…]

Newspapers seeking police reporter, copy editor/designer and press operator

POLICE REPORTER  — The Charleston Daily Mail is seeking a police/crime/breaking news reporter. This job takes a mix of tenacity and sensitivity. Much of the job will include breaking news but also branches out into coverage of policing and crime trends, as well as features. It’s an interesting mix that would[Read More…]

Karr appointed interim executive director of Mountaineer Food Bank

GASSAWAY, W.Va. — Mountaineer Food Bank has a new leader: The board of directors of Mountaineer Food Bank — which currently serve over 600 programs in 48 counties in West Virginia — appointed Dave Karr of Grand Ledge, Mich., as the interim executive director. Karr is a certified fund raising executive with nearly 32 years of food[Read More…]

WVU’s Luck accepts executive vice president position with NCAA

By WVU Relations/News MORGANTOWN W.Va. – West Virginia University’s Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Associate Vice President Oliver Luck has accepted the newly created position of executive vice president of regulatory affairs with the National Collegiate Athletic Association effective Jan. 15, WVU President Gordon Gee and NCAA President Mark Emmert announced Wednesday (Dec. 17). Nearly 1,100 colleges and universities[Read More…]

WV getting “smoked” by tobacco marketing

Health advocates urge greater effort to reduce tobacco use CHARLESTON, W.Va. – With tobacco companies spending more than $120 million to market their products in West Virginia — nearly 25 times what the state spends on tobacco prevention programs — is it surprising that West Virginia has the highest smoking rates in the United States? No. At least not according[Read More…]

Hampshire Review looking for sports editor

ROMNEY, W.Va. — The paper that has won the general excellence award among the state’s largest weeklies for 6 years running is looking for a sports editor.  The Hampshire Review also produces an active website and a growing Facebook page. As a sports editor, you’ll be expected to cover local[Read More…]

Award-winning Spencer Newspapers seeking news reporter

SPENCER, W.Va. — The Times Record and Roane County Reporter, a locally owned, award-winning newspaper operation, has an opening for a full-time reporter to write news and feature articles. This is weekly newspaper operation that is also in the planning stages of developing a new website, so online skills, as well as skills[Read More…]

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