Nooran Matties

Parkersburg Indie Rocker on TWIABP, WV and TAL

If you take a second to look around, you can find hardworking West Virginians in the coolest places.
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Nooran Matties

If you take a second to look around, you can find hardworking West Virginians in the coolest places.

West Virginia University, Douglas Arbogast

This time of year, it’s the perfect temperature for people to gather on their back deck, maybe over some drinks, to play music. So for this week's episode of Inside Appalachia, Jessica Lilly and Roxy Todd spent some time uncovering a few, shall we say, mysteries behind Appalachian music. We’ll also hear how young people are reviving this old time music.

Bob Wise
http://all4ed.org/ / Alliance for Excellent Education

A 423-page book chronicling the administration of former Gov. Bob Wise has been added to the state archives.

The West Virginia Division of Culture and History announced the addition of the electronic edition of "State Papers and Public Addresses of Bob Wise" on Friday.

Procter & Gamble
Derek Jensen / wikimedia Commons / user: Tysto

Procter & Gamble's planned manufacturing facility in the Eastern Panhandle is due to break ground soon.

The Journal of Martinsburg reports that the Berkeley County plant is due to hold a ceremonial groundbreaking Sept. 18, with construction expected to begin in October.

In honor of National Preparedness Month, PBS KIDS will premiere new storm-themed episodes of DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD (9:00 a.m.) and ARTHUR (6:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.) on Tuesday, September 8,  and offer a suite of new digital resources from both series to help families in challenging times. pbskids.org/learn

Chris Light / en.wikipedia

  Boaters and swimmers have been advised to use caution during activities on the Ohio River following the discovery of more blue-green algae blooms.

The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department re-issued a health advisory after algae blooms were found on Wednesday near the back channel of Wheeling Island and near McMahon Creek.

Bubble sheet test
Clark Davis / WV Public Broadcasting

A new report says many West Virginia high school graduates are ill-prepared for college.

The annual report by ACT says 21 percent of students who took this year's ACT test met all four of the organization's college readiness benchmarks.

Marshall University
Wikipedia / en.wikipedia.org

Police and Marshall University are investigating a mass fraternity party involving several hundred hundred students.

The Herald-Dispatch reports that several parties at fraternity houses along 5th Avenue merged into one gathering on Aug. 22, the first weekend of college.

Harper's Ferry Fire
WCHS

Authorities say money is missing from a business where a devastating Harpers Ferry fire originated.

Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety spokesman Lawrence Messina says investigators determined that the July 23 fire began on a deck behind Private Quinn's Pub.

West Virginia State University (WVSU) and West Virginia Public Broadcasting (WVPB) announce the creation of a one-year, paid media fellowship program called the West Virginia Media Diversity Fellowship.

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