WVDN JUN 22, 2022

Pushkin elected chairman of West Virginia Democratic Party

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Democrats tapped two members of the House of Delegates as their new leaders Saturday, electing Mike Pushkin to a four-year term as chairman and Danielle Walker as vice chair.Pushkin, a member of the House from Kanawha County since 2015, will replace Belinda Biafore, who has served as chair since [...]

Wheeling Symphony Orchestra still making music on the road

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Forget air guitar.A lot of “air-conducting” was commencing in the seats of the Metropolitan Theatre on a bright spring morning some years ago in downtown Morgantown.It wasn’t hard to spy the smiles among the members of the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra, as they enjoyed the audience of elementary school youngsters — enjoying [...]

Search crews recover boy’s body from West Virginia river

DUNBAR, W.Va. (AP) — Rescue crews recovered the body of a 6-year-old boy from a West Virginia river, capping a two-day search that began when he was seen going under water with his aunt, authorities said.The boy was identified as Deonco Howard of Dunbar, the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office said. His body was found Sunday [...]

Marshall recruiting local businesses to bid on contracts

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University is working to build connections with local businesses under a pilot project approved by the West Virginia Legislature.House Bill 4418 creates a small business supplier certification assistance program to help small businesses bid on government contracts, The Herald-Dispatch reported.As part of the project, the university's purchasing office is working [...]

Supreme Court limits reach of federal gun crime law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday limited the reach of a federal statute that requires stiff penalties for crimes involving a gun.The 7-2 decision united both conservative and liberal justices, though one dissenting justice compared the result to "Alice in Wonderland." The justices said the law can’t be used to lengthen the sentences [...]

Appalachian Regional Commission funds 4 projects in WVa

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Appalachian Regional Commission has awarded more than $340,000 for four projects in West Virginia.U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito announced the funding Tuesday. It will help provide upgrades to lighting infrastructure in Charleston, design of a multistate career pathways system, youth leadership training in sciences, and equipment improvements [...]

A new program is coming to the rescue for WV homeowners

CHARLESTON (WVDN) - A new program is working to help West Virginia homeowners stay afloat in these uncertain times. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have faced incredible financial hardships. Lost jobs, delayed unemployment funds, and various other situations have all played a part in causing issues. However, the West Virginia Homeowners [...]

Capito marks opening of Schoolhouse Hotel ahead of sixth anniversary of 2016 floods

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS (WVDN) – On Friday, June 17, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) participated in the grand opening of The Schoolhouse Hotel in White Sulphur Springs, nearly six years to the day of the 2016 floods in West Virginia. “The redevelopment of the old high school into the new, beautiful Schoolhouse Hotel symbolizes [...]

Skyline Bluegrass Festival returns to Ronceverte

RONCEVERTE (WVDN) - Skyline on the River, a tribute to the original Skyline Bluegrass Festival, is set for Saturday, July 16, 5-10 p.m., in the amphitheater located on Ronceverte's Island Park. The original festival took place on the Blake Family mountaintop farm overlooking the Greenbrier River above the town of Ronceverte from 1976–1985. Bill Blake [...]

Spartan baseball places three on all-state team

LEWISBURG (WVDN) - Darris Boswell, Gavin Bennett and Jake Roshau all were named to the honorable mention all-state team on Wednesday night, June 15. Boswell was a main cog in East’s wheel and led the team in hitting at .317. He had 33 hits, five doubles, 21 RBIs and two triples. He led the Spartans [...]

GVMC hollers with Pride

Pride Month takes place each June to celebrate the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and related (LGBTQ+) communities, the diversity of individual identities, and the fight toward equal rights. This month spotlights the successes of LGBTQ+ people, injustices they’ve overcome, and their continued efforts to make the world a safe and welcoming place for every [...]

Lewisburg's First Fridays after 5 celebrates Independence Day

LEWISBURG (WVDN) - Downtown Lewisburg celebrates Independence Day with First Fridays After Five on Friday, July 1, from 5-8 p.m. Enjoy live music, meet talented artists, catch late evening shopping deals and have a refreshment or two, all free to the public. Everyone is welcome. Live Music will be performed in the city green space [...]

Local Daughters of the American Revolution chapter holds June meeting

LEWISBURG (WVDN) - The General Andrew Lewis Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution held their June meeting at Cooks Restaurant on June 16. Regent Deborah Phillips presided. Member Ruth Sturgill presented an interesting article on national defense, and a report on the flag of the United States was given by Suzanne [...]

Documentary examining musical history and heritage of Black people in West Virginia to air June 30

LEWISBURG (WVDN) - Carnegie Hall has partnered with the North House Museum to present a new work by singer songwriter, Doris Fields, aka Lady D. “Those Who Came Before” will be shown in Carnegie Hall’s Old Stone Room Thursday, June 30, at 7 p.m., with a reception at the North House’s Frazer's Star Hotel Tavern [...]

Spartans show out at Virginia Tech camp

BLACKSBURG, Va. (WVDN) - Last weekend the Greenbrier East football team took a trip to Blacksburg, Va., and made their way to the confines of Virginia Tech for a 7-on-7 tourney and a big man challenge and performed well in both. The big guys took home second place overall after excelling in drills such as [...]

Obituary: Granville Oakley Sims, Sr., 81

SIMS Granville Oakley Sims, Sr., age 81, of Alderson, WV, passed away on Saturday, June 18, 2022, at his home in Alderson, following a short illness. Born December 2, 1940 at Blue Sulphur Springs, WV, he was the son of the late Essie Allen and Lena Ellen Hiser Sims. In addition to his parents, he [...]

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