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Sistersville Elementary Welcomes Senator Capito for W.Va. Girls Rise Up Event

TYLER COUNTY, W.Va. - Students and staff at Sistersville Elementary School welcomed State Senator Shelley Moore-Caputo for a tour of the school and County's first West Virginia Girls Rise Up Event on Thursday morning. "I talk to the 4th and 5th grade girls about leadership, about being healthy, good study habits, and self-confidence so that they will be the leaders of tomorrow," Capito said. Capito was led by members of the student council to meet with teachers and get a look at life for student… Continue Reading


Oglebay’s Festival of Lights kicks off another season

OHIO COUNTY, W.Va. - The switch was flipped for another year of Oglebay's Festival of Lights on Thursday night in Ohio County. It's a tradition that began in 1985, and has grown like wildflowers during the years. "Whether that's from Pittsburgh, Ohio, Canada -- all the over to South Carolina -- we have people that come visit us from all over," Wilson Lodge General Manager Beth Whitehouse Said. More than a million people are expected to visit to check out the lights over the next two months. Prep… Continue Reading


Senator Capito tours Sistersville Tank Works facility in Pleasants County

PLEASANTS COUNTY, W.Va. (WTAP) - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R) visits Pleasants County on Thursday to see how she can advocate for Mid-Ohio Valley businesses when she gets back to Washington D.C.Senator Capito toured the Sistersville Tank Works facility in Pleasants County. The business is based in neighboring Tyler County. The family-owned business makes products like custom ASME code pressure vessels and shell-and-tube heat exchangers. Tank Works officials say the business is doing w… Continue Reading


Year of the (West Virginia) Woman

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - In 1992 a surge of female senate candidates led people to label it the "Year of the Woman", now in 2018 another wave of women gunning for Washington has people calling it the "Year of the Woman 2.0". This wave includes West Virginia. The state known for their 'Mountain Mamas', has not sent many of them to Capitol Hill, one of the few was Sen. Shelley Moore Capito. "The pushback was your kids aren't grown yet because I went from basically being a stay at home mom to being… Continue Reading


Sen. Capito visits Mercer, Announces Grants, Brings 'Rise Up'

PRINCETON - Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., made stops in Mercer County Wednesday to announce grants, attend a grand opening and to bring her "Rise Up" program to an elementary school. She stopped at the Mercer County Economic Development Authority office in Princeton (Mercer County War Museum Building) where she announced two grants, one to develop the Exit 1 area on I-77 in Bluefield and another to repurpose the Wood Resource Center at Exit 14 of I-77. Capito, who serves on the appropriati… Continue Reading


Sen. Capito Wants Girls to ‘Rise Up’ and Lead

OAKVALE, WV (WVVA) U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito stopped by Oakvale Elementary on Thursday to encourage young girls to dream big. Capito started the "Girls Rise Up" initiative after becoming West Virginia's first female senator. The idea is to empower girls to excel in education, fitness, and self confidence. As well as inspire them to get involved and set goals on their journey to becoming our next generation of leaders.… Continue Reading


Capito Makes Swing Through Fayette

FAYETTEVILLE - Obviously, Maura Kistler likes it when anybody walks in to Water Stone Outdoors and eventually opts to open their wallets to make a purchase. When it's a United States senator on whom Kistler can also bounce off some ideas, it's an added bonus. U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., was in Fayette County Tuesday to take part in several events. In addition to her stop at Water Stone, she earlier took part in a grant announcement event at Canyon Rim and later participated in a … Continue Reading


Funding to Support Telemedicine Expansion

More than $663,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has been earmarked to support the expansion of telemedicine services in several West Virginia counties. The funding comes through the Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant program. Services will primarily focus on behavioral health and ensuring a continuum of care for those suffering from chronic kidney disease. "Broadening access to health care in rural areas saves lives," said U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va… Continue Reading


First Female Senator in West Virginia Empowers Young Girls in Mercer County

PRINCETON, WV (WVNS) - U.S Senator Shelley Moore Capito was in Mercer County today. Capito went on a tour of Oakvale Elementary School before doing various group exercises with fourth and fifth grade girls as part her program called, 'West Virginia Girls Rise Up!' After experiencing her own struggles in government and politics, Senator Capito started the program to teach leadership and life skills to young women, while inspiring them to be confident in themselves. "As the first United States Sen… Continue Reading


Fairmont State graduates First Female Single-Engine Private Pilot

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. - Berkeley County native Victoria Grace always knew there was more to life than being a passenger, the wise words of her childhood role model and pioneering aviator Amelia Earhart. Now, Grace is a pioneering aviator of her own, being the first female single-engine private pilot to be certified at Fairmont State University. "I remember being a little girl, I watched her movie. I was like, 'I want to do that. I really want to be her,'" she said. "Now I'm sitting here after all th… Continue Reading


Local Airport Continues to Gain Altitude

There was a time not too very long ago when North Central West Virginia Airport was struggling to fly 10,000 passengers in a year. The number was important in order to secure federal aviation funds. CNN even did a story showing a nearly empty terminal and questioning why such an underused airport was getting federal subsidies. Well, that was then. This is now. Last week, we reported that the airport was on track to reach - and perhaps exceed - 30,000 passengers by the end of 2018. "Our new servi… Continue Reading


Leaders Meet to Discuss Redesignation Effort

Overlooking the New River Gorge, U.S. Sen Shelly Moore Capito met with local government and business leaders Tuesday at the Canyon Rim Visitor Center to speak about the legislation she recently introduced to redesignate the New River Gorge National River as a national park. "I am extremely excited about what this could mean to our area and to our region for a whole for a lot of different reasons," Capito said. The senator praised the community level work she has seen on the effort and said she w… Continue Reading


Capito's Bill to Make New River Gorge a National Park Could Increase Tourism by 25%

LANSING, WV (WVNS) - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito announced plans to re-brand the New River Gorge. Something as simple as a name change could have a huge impact on tourism in our state, and it would come at virtually no cost. Capito visited Fayette County Tuesday to talk about the New River Gorge National Park Designation Act, a bill she introduced earlier this month, that would officially change the New River Gorge to a National Park. "Becoming a national park really raises the profile fo… Continue Reading


Help From Washington

President Donald Trump signed the Support for Patients and Communities Act into law last week, a necessary measure that allocates additional federal resources to help combat the deadly opioid epidemic. The $6 billion effort seeks to tackle the opioid crisis from every angle, from prevention to treatment to controlling and prescribing opioids to effective record-keeping and telehealth. The bipartisan SUPPORT Act was backed by lawmakers in both West Virginia and Virginia. And it was a rare example… Continue Reading


Capito Touts Proposal to Designate New River Gorge as National Park

FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito was in Fayette County on Tuesday to promote legislation that, if passed, would change the New River Gorge's designation from the "New River Gorge National River" to the "New River Gorge National Park." Capito visited Lansing to announce a grant for the New River Gorge Canyon Rim Center. Later, she was at Water Stone Outdoors in Fayetteville for a discussion of the legislative proposal and other business and tourism-related matters affectin… Continue Reading


WV Sen. Shelley Moore Capito Talks Energy, Partisanship and Opioids

CLARKSBURG - Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., is not on the ballot for the upcoming Nov. 6 midterm election. The veteran lawmaker, who has represented West Virginia in the Senate since 2014, won't be up for re-election until 2020. While she may not currently be campaigning, Capito said she remains hard at work in Washington on behalf of West Virginians and their families. During a recent slate of events and appearances in North Central West Virginia, Capito stopped by the offices of NCWV Medi… Continue Reading


Fairmont State Student Achieves a WV Aviation "First'

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. - A Fairmont State University student and female pilot was honored Friday morning for becoming the first woman in West Virginia to complete her Private Pilot Single Engine Land Rating through the university. Victoria Grace was recognized during a ceremony with Senator Shelley Moore Capito(R) at the North Central West Virginia Airport. "Victoria is a trailblazer for women in aviation in West Virginia," said Capito. "As the first woman senator from West Virginia, it is exciting t… Continue Reading


Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, Senior District Judge Irene M. Keeley Among Those Welcoming U.S. Marshal J.C. Raffety at Investiture in Clarksburg, WV

CLARKSBURG - The list of dignitaries gathered in Clarksburg for the investiture of U.S. Marshal J.C. Raffety was impressive. But what more would you expect? After all, this is a lawman who got his start in 1966 and has served as an FBI special agent, an FBI senior resident agent, an FBI supervisory senior resident agent, chief of police in Buckhannon, interim chief of police for Elkins, Upshur County commissioner and part-time contract investigator for the West Virginia Secretary of State's Offi… Continue Reading


State Officials Announce New Broadband Investment

CHARLESTON - Construction of a new fiberoptic network is slated to start at the beginning of 2019, connecting Columbus, Ohio, and Ashburn, Virginia, by crossing the Mountain State, officials announced on Thursday. The announcement was made by Gov. Jim Justice, U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson. Jack Waters, chief technology officer for fiber solutions at Zayo, described the massive project. "The way we used to do it is we picked where the p… Continue Reading


NCWV Airport To Receive $1.7 Million U.S. EDA Grant for Expansion Project

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. - The North Central West Virginia Airport is will receive more than $1.7 million in grant funding from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to support development of an industrial site to further grow the region's aerospace industry. The Benedum Airport Authority made the announcement during a formal press conference Friday, with U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin and other federal, state and local elected leaders present. Ron Watson, Harrison County … Continue Reading

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