Liz McCormick

Eastern Panhandle Reporter/Producer

Elizabeth McCormick grew up in Charleston, West Virginia with her grandmother. She graduated from Capital High School in 2010 and graduated from Shepherd University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications - Digital Film and a minor in Theatre. During her time at Shepherd, Liz studied abroad at the University of Pau, in Pau, France for a month in summer 2012, and she was on the first executive board of Shepherd's French Club that began in spring 2013.

In the summer of 2013, Liz did an internship at the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France working in the Producers Network as a guide to those attending, and in summer 2014, Liz interned with West Virginia Public Broadcasting in Charleston. She is now the Eastern Panhandle Reporter/Producer for West Virginia Public Broadcasting based out of Shepherdstown, WV.

Liz has been involved in choir ensembles and vocal technique since she was seven-years-old, and she has performed on stage in theatrical works since 1999. An aspiring filmmaker, singer/songwriter, novelist, screenwriter, and voice actor, Liz identifies herself as an artist of many trades and wishes to bring her love of art to the world.

 

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Liz McCormick / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito visited Harpers Ferry Thursday to look at the wreckage left by a fire last week.

It’s been one week since a massive fire devastated four historic buildings containing eight shops and two apartments in the commercial district of Harpers Ferry. Harpers Ferry Mayor, Gregory Vaughn said Monday the damage affected nearly half of commercial businesses in the town.

Liz McCormick / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

The Martinsburg City Council is considering an ordinance that would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in both housing and employment. The state of West Virginia does not provide these protections to the LGBT community although lawmakers have introduced bills for several years that would do so.

Because of the lack of support at the state level, members of Fairness West Virginia, an LGBT rights group, have spent the past year or so calling on cities to pass these protections. At the Martinsburg meeting Wednesday night, members of the community were heavily divided.

Cecelia Mason / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Members of the Martinsburg City Council are expected to take up an ordinance Wednesday that will prohibit discrimination against the LGBT community in their city.

Liz McCormick / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

A state fire official says a fire in Harpers Ferry's commercial area caused about $2 million in damage.

Liz McCormick / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Harpers Ferry Mayor Gregory Vaughn says an early morning fire has devastated the historic town's commercial area.

Vaughn says the fire destroyed seven to eight businesses housed in one building. An adjacent restaurant sustained substantial damage. No one was injured.

Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia

E-filing is expanded again, now to its third county in the state.

West Virginia Judiciary’s Unified Electronic Filing System, or e-filing for short, started in Marion County in August 2013, and then in April of this year, it expanded for the first time to Jefferson County. On Tuesday, it expanded again to Monroe County.

Liz McCormick / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

A new art installation appeared in Jefferson County, Saturday: Three big, concrete bees were installed on the grounds of Craftworks at Cool Spring. Craftworks is a nature preserve and an art studio located just outside of Charles Town.

B. Hockensmith Photography / All Good Festival, 2011

An estimated 11,000-15,000 people attended the All Good Music Festival upon its return to West Virginia this past weekend.

 

B. Hockensmith Photography / All Good Festival, 2011

It’s been four years since the All Good Music Festival has been in West Virginia. After spending almost a decade in Preston County, then two years in Ohio, and taking a hiatus last year, the festival comes back to the Mountain State to Jefferson County. It begins Thursday and ends Sunday, July 11.

While the festival is loved by many because of its line-up of big-name bands and relaxed atmosphere, it’s also developed a reputation for heavy traffic and drugs.

Liz McCormick / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Shepherdstown is a little place with a lot of history. Harpers Ferry and the Antietam battlefield are literally down the road. The tiny downtown has Civil War era brick buildings filled with mom n’ pop restaurants and shops. But there’s a kind of counterculture side to the town, too.

Locals can be seen playing live music on the street with a cup of coffee or tea in hand - maybe even wearing tie-dye. And there’s a big demand for local, organic foods including a local favorite - a restaurant called Mellow Moods.

National Youth Science Foundation / Canaan Valley Institute

After four months of waiting, the National Youth Science Foundation has acquired a research and education center in Tucker County.

Liz McCormick / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

The Student Climate & Conservation Congress met for its sixth year this week in Shepherdstown, teaching high school students about conservation and leadership skills.

Liz McCormick / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

When you think of something being solar powered, what do you picture? Solar panels on roofs, bridges, in fields, maybe you think of solar cars. But what about a solar musician?

Liz McCormick / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Lunch Buses started up Tuesday in Jefferson County bringing meals to children and seniors at designated locations. But on the first day, things didn’t go quite as planned.

AMC / Twitter

A new 8-part miniseries filmed mostly in West Virginia comes to TVs across the country Monday. It’s from producer Stephen David, who won two Emmys for The Men Who Built America.

Jill Upson / Twitter

Delegate Jill Upson was chosen to take part in a three-day Legislative Roundtable in Washington, DC, to discuss issues affecting minority communities as a whole.

Liz McCormick / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

It’s well-known what happened in the Kanawha Valley on January 9, 2014. A massive chemical leak into the Elk River left tap water unusable for 300,000 West Virginians for as many as ten days. The 2014 legislative session had just begun, and in response, lawmakers passed a bill that would require all aboveground storage tanks in the state be registered and regulated under the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection.

Michael Cerveris / Twitter

A Huntington native won his second Tony Award Sunday night and will be co-hosting this year’s West Virginia Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

Matt Tillett / creativecommons.org

The All Good Music Festival makes its return to West Virginia this summer after four years, but the Jefferson County’s Planning and Zoning departments are still waiting for the necessary paperwork.

Gov. Tomblin
Office of the Governor

Governor Earl Ray Tomblin says a quarter of a million dollars in state grants have been awarded to programs across the state to expand access to substance abuse treatment.

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