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The State of WV's Upper Big Branch Report

  • Posted on: 23 February 2012
  • By: The Media Center

The Media Center provided coverage via-satellite February 23, 2012 for the state of WV's report on the Upper Big Branch Mine Explosion that claimed 29 lives on April 5, 2010. Unfortunately this horrific accident could've been prevented, however justice will be served. On February 22, 2012, the former superintendent and the Upper Big Branch mine boss, Gary May, 43, was charged with fraud in the deadly mine blast. Attorney Booth Goodwin said his investigation of the worst U.S. mine disaster in four decades is "absolutely not" finished.

WV Tourism Industry Officials Meet With State Lawmakers

  • Posted on: 14 February 2012
  • By: The Media Center

Charleston, Feb. 13, 2012 – West Virginia tourism and travel industry representatives and vendors gathered at the Capitol Monday, Feb. 13 for Tourism Day at the Legislature, an event designed to bring awareness to the significant economic and social impact tourism brings to the state. More than 70 exhibitors from various tourism-related businesses took part in the annual event in the Capitol. Industry partners had the opportunity to speak with legislators and the visiting public throughout the day.

Natalie Tennant on Fox News

  • Posted on: 14 February 2012
  • By: The Media Center


The efforts of state officials to crack down on voter fraud in Southern West Virginia are getting national attention.

Secretary of State Natalie Tennant was a guest on Fox News this weekend to talk about the voter fraud pleas Lincoln County Sheriff Jerry Bowman and Lincoln County Clerk Donald Whitten are scheduled to enter next month.

"We don't tolerate election law violations no matter who tries to do that," Secretary of State Tennant said Sunday morning during a segment involving the Fox News Voter Fraud Unit.

WV Coal Association’s Annual Symposium

  • Posted on: 3 February 2012
  • By: The Media Center
State and national leaders, have been joining with energy experts and regulatory officials in addressing representatives of the state’s coal industry during the 39th annual West Virginia Coal Association Mining Symposium. The Media Center provided news coverage of the 2012 Symposium, including live talkbacks with President of the WV Coal Association, Bill Raney, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin and Senator Joe Manchin.

Christmas Tree Farming Grows to Become Statewide Holiday Industry

  • Posted on: 1 December 2011
  • By: The Media Center

Charleston, WV – That real Christmas Tree you are or have already decorated could very well have been grown right here in West Virginia. The Christmas Tree industry has grown rapidly in recent years becoming one of the leading specialty agricultural crops in the state.

Stop The HIT Roundtable

  • Posted on: 13 October 2011
  • By: The Media Center

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – On Thursday, October 13, 2011 West Virginia small business owners and business leaders from Charleston, Wheeling, Beckley, Winfield and other areas of the state met with representatives from local and statewide business groups to address how the HIT will slow the economic recovery and the importance of repealing the tax before it siphons billions of dollars from the small business community.