Connecting the Meadow River Valley Community 

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV When Rupert Elementary School moved into a new building on the campus of Western Greenbrier Middle School, local citizens knew they needed to take action.  “When we took over the former school campus, we had a vision of what we didn’t want it to be,” says Matt Ford, President of the […]

Huggins uses homophobic slur on radio show interview in Cincinnati

By Joe Brocato, WV MetroNews  MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — In an interview on Bill Cunningham’s radio show on 700 WLW in Cincinnati Monday, WVU men’s basketball head coach Bob Huggins used a homophobic slur in reference at fans to Xavier University. Huggins, the former head coach at the University of Cincinnati, was asked during the interview if he […]

State lawmakers discuss Foster care ombudsman, correctional inmate grievances

By Matt Young, West Virginia Press Association HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Government Organization, on Monday, heard presentations on both the scope of the state’s Foster Care Ombudsman, as well as the grievance procedure for inmates housed within the state’s correctional facilities.   First to present was West Virginia’s current […]

How does West Virginia regulate artificial intelligence?

By Autumn Shelton, WV Press Association HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Regulating artificial intelligence (AI) is something that West Virginia’s legislators must begin to consider, at least according to some experts.  On Monday, members of the interim Joint Standing Committee on the Judiciary heard from three experts on how AI is being used, and how it may […]

OPINION: Warner continues his call for a Congressional Investigation of Federal Officials

Over the last 14 months, WV Secretary of State Mac Warner has been sharing concerns and drawing attention to the impact current and former federal officials had in improperly influencing American voters in the 2020 election. Courts have ruled that several states’ actions exceeded their legislative authority to change election rules and deadlines. However, recent […]

OPINION: Putting ‘West Virginia First’: agreement will help all West Virginians

By W.Va. Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, The opioid scourge is one of the greatest challenges West Virginia has ever faced. The vast oversupply of prescription opioids caused or contributed to too many senseless deaths, and too many broken families, over many, many years. We have fought hard—and we’re still fighting—to bring a sense of healing to […]

Final Junior Match Play Qualifier sees 10 qualifiers in Mt. Clare

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The final of two Junior Match Play qualifiers for players under 18, conducted by the West Virginia Golf Association (WVGA), took place Saturday at Bel Meadow Golf Club in Mr. Clare. Nine boys and one girl qualified for the Junior Match Play Championship on May 13-14 at Parkersburg Country Club. The girl qualifying […]