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Media Advisory: WV Press sharing photos of WVSSAC Girls Basketball Tournament; Effort courtesy of Mister Bee Potato Chips

WV Press News Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association will again be providing newspapers with photos of each basketball game at the WVSSAC Girls and Boys State Basketball tournaments. The effort covers all five days, including Saturday’s championship games. The photos are being provided as a member service[Read More…]

West Virginia’s Promise scholars will earn more money for college next year; deadline to apply is May 1

WV Press Release Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. – In a special meeting this week, the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission voted to extend the deadline for current high school seniors to apply for the Promise Scholarship until May 1, 2023. The Commission also approved increasing the award amount for the[Read More…]

West Virginia surpasses $1 billion General Revenue surplus for fiscal year 2023

WV Press Release Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Jim Justice announced today that West Virginia’s General Revenue collections for February 2023 are $111.8 million above estimates and 5.7% ahead of prior year receipts. Year-to-date record collections are $1.1 billion above estimate.  The following is a brief summary of the four major[Read More…]

West Virginia Infrastructure and Jobs Development Council announces funding for water, sewer projects

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Infrastructure and Jobs Development Council announced funding for four water and two sewer projects at its meeting on March 1. Details for the projects are listed below. Bradley Public Service DistrictThe council approved a $80,000 soft cost grant to the Bradley PSD in Raleigh County[Read More…]

WVU team sweeps international mine rescue competition

WVUToday By Brittany Furbee, Communications Specialist Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources MORGANTOWN, W.Va.— The Mine Rescue Team from West Virginia University’s Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources were crowned champions of the 2023 Intercollegiate Mine Emergency Rescue Development. The event was held on Feb. 22-24 in Idaho Springs, Colorado.   This MERD[Read More…]

Working in service: WVU offers opportunities to explore other worlds close to home

WVUToday MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia University is taking exploration into Mountain State communities with programs focused on driving interest in science, technology, engineering and math while encouraging people of all ages to examine their world and others. (Editor’s Note: This is the fifth in a series of news releases highlighting[Read More…]

UnitedHealth Group invests $10 Million in new fund, Invest Appalachia, to address social needs and advance economic equity

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Appalachian Regional Commission are also part of the initial $19 million regional investment initiative WV Press Release Sharing MINNETONKA, Minn. — UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) has committed $10 million as a lead investor in the first round of the Invest Appalachia (IA) Fund, a regional initiative[Read More…]

WVDNR stocks 72 waters during week of Feb. 13–17

Anglers are reminded to purchase a 2023 fishing license and trout stamp SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources announced on Monday that the following waters were stocked during the week of Feb. 13–17: Trout stocking updates are also posted online at WVdnr.gov/fish-stocking. For a list of stocking locations,[Read More…]