Day: July 10, 2019 Archives

WednesdayJuly 10, 2019

FFA membership continues to grow

The West Virginia FFA Convention is underway in Ripley.

Jacksonville Jaguars sign WVU’s Marcus Simms to free-agent deal

Marcus Simms wasn't taken in the NFL supplemental draft, but he will still have a chance to prove himself in training camp.

Prayer vigil honoring Cline, others set for Thursday

The vigil will be held at YMCA Paul Cline Memorial Sports Complex.

WVEA prepares legal battle over sweeping education law

The West Virginia Education Association announced Wednesday it intends to sue the state over the recent passage of a bill.

Person dies in Fairmont wreck

The incident happened after 1:40 p.m. on Country Club Road.

West Virginia GOP hires new executive director

Byron Fisher has served as the executive director of the Jefferson County Republican Party in Kentucky since 2015.

West Virginia picked eighth in Big 12 preseason poll

Facing a season of change, West Virginia is unsurprisingly picked to finish near the bottom of the Big 12 in the conference's preseason poll.

Cabell assistant teacher recognized as School Service Personnel Employee of the Year

Lionel Hope Jr. has worked at Highlawn Elementary for eight years.

WVEA to sue over new education reform law

Teachers union claims law is unconstitutional.

DNR and WVU prepare to take a deep dive on catfish

West Virginia University and WV DNR will partner on a project to get a closer look at the habits of these still largely unknown creatures which were brought back to our waters around 15 years ago.

Logan County Commission considers banning needle exchange

Opponent says as rumors persisted, he was able to learn the county health department had previously sough grant for harm reduction program under the strong encouragement of the state DHHR

UMWA offers invitation for Democrat candidates to visit an underground mine

Union leader says invitation isn't about who they will be for, but who is for them.

Rates increase for court-appointed counsel in West Virginia

The increases were the first in 30 years, according to Public Defender Services.

Aliayah Lunsford Foundation continuing to impact children one year later

AUGUSTA, W.Va. — A year has passed since Craig Cole began a foundation to help preserve the memory of his adoptive children’s sister, Aliayah Lunsford. It’s a year that Cole said has been full of ups and downs. “I know for me personally it’s been probably more of a struggle this year, a year later

Justice companies say federal lawsuit over safety violations should be dismissed

Lawyers for Justice companies cite venue problems with filing in western Virginia.

Frustrations boil over at Kanawha GOP meeting

Turmoil continues in the Kanawha County Republican Executive Committee after the body's meeting Tuesday night erupted into a series of shouting matches.

Small donations add up for Stephen Smith

It does not take long to review the second quarter campaign financial statement of incumbent Governor Jim Justice. It’s just 12 pages and the quick summary is this: The Republican raised $57,560 at a June 20th fundraiser and loaned his campaign $131,500. The same goes for Woody Thrasher. The Republican challenger received contributions totaling $36,385,