Government Officials


Grafton to Host 150th Anniversary of Longest Running Memorial Day Parade in the U.S.

By Local News | May 27, 2017 9:00 AM
By Alex Wiederspiel. The town of Grafton claims ownership to the longest running Memorial Day service in the United States. And, technically, they are right–according to Keith Barnes, Director of the West Virginia National Cemetery and...
 

John W. Davis and the presidential election in 1924 made U.S. history on a number fronts

By Local News | May 11, 2017 6:00 PM
By Feature Writer & Historian Rod Rogers.  As the minutes ticked away ending a beautiful spring day on the thirteenth of April 1873, Anna Kennedy Davis gave birth to her first and only son, John William Davis. Anna had been reading Gibbon...
 

Secretary Warner urges West Virginia voters to assist in free and fair municipal elections

By Local News | April 16, 2017 10:00 AM
With the bulk of the 2017 municipal elections rapidly approaching, West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner asks the public and the candidates associated with the upcoming 2017 municipal elections to assist in ensuring fair and clean municipal...
 

Embarrassment? Governor unveils cow manure on a silver platter as he vetoes budget bill

By Local News | April 14, 2017 5:00 AM
In this story posted by WV MetroNews' Jeff Jenkins, Gov. Jim Justice showed state lawmakers what he thought of their $4.1 billion budget, vetoing it with a pile of bull manure Thursday.   Appearing before a crowd in the st...
 

Medical Marijuana in West Virginia Passes in the State Senate; House to Consider Next

By Local News | April 01, 2017 7:00 AM
WV METRONEWS.  State Senator Bob Beach (D – Monongalia, 13) said Thursday, if nothing else, passage of the Medical Cannabis Act in the West Virginia Senate was a major achievement.   “The Senator from Logan [R...
 

WV Officials Note 45th Anniversary of 26th Amendment That Lowered Voting Age to 18

By Local News | April 01, 2017 12:00 AM
by Mac Warner, WV Secretary of State.  Sometimes when people mention the United States Constitution, they might be able to recite the 1st Amendment’s rights to free press and freedom of religion, or they might speak of the 2nd Amendment...
 

Mac Warner recognizes Bethany Winters, Douglas Soule as "Honorary Secretary of State"

By Local News | March 24, 2017 6:00 AM
Secretary of State Mac Warner is proud to announce that Liberty High School senior Bethany Winters and Bridgeport High School senior Douglas Soule have been selected for the “Honorary Secretary of State” program for their efforts t...
 

Will the Harrison County school board allow cupcakes back for classroom parties?

By Local News | March 11, 2017 6:00 AM
From The Charleston Gazette-Mail:   The West Virginia Department of Education is immediately lifting the statewide ban on bringing outside non-nutritional food into public schools for “classroom celebrations,” leaving the...
 

Harrison school board warns parents that 15% of students already sick from flu outbreak

By Local News | March 09, 2017 9:30 AM
The Harrison County Board of Education sent a letter to parents earlier this week warning of an outbreak of flu in schools that has affected up to 15 percent of students in the county.   “This is the first year that I ca...
 

Bob-n-Along: Thoughts on repealing and replacing Obamacare: the Affordable Care Act

By Bob Stealey | March 09, 2017 6:00 AM
There has been quite a lot of talk lately about Obamacare, or, as the creators of it have preferred to call it, the Affordable Care Act (ACT). From all the information I've been hearing about it, since it became an actual system of medica...
 
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