In the Latest West Virginia News Mark Twain Helps Celebrate West Virginia Day
On Wednesday, West Virginia truned 149 years old and there was a huge celebration in Glen Dale at the Cockayne Farmstead. Guests at the celebration were treated to a wonderful catered picnic and there was plenty of entertainment, including a Mark Twain impersonator who told all sorts of fabulous stories about the good old days. Judy Tarowsky, one of the organizers, was dressed in period costume as Hanna Cockayne, who lived at the farm in the 1800s. Tarowsky said that the celebration of West Virgina is so important because the formation of the state almost didn't happen.
Possible Split and New League Formed in WV Sports
The nine western schools that play football are considering the idea of breaking off and forming their own league. The University of Charleston is one of those schools, as is West Virginia State, and Charleston President Dr. Ed Welch says there are pros and cons to the decision. Scheduling would be far easier with a new and smaller league. Also, at the current time, WVU doesn't always receive and automatic bid when it comes to getting into the NCAA Division II playoffs, which means that is they perform well during the season, there is no guarantee they will make the playoffs. However, they would be leaving old friendships and rivalries behind and that's a hard thing to do.
Both Candidates for WV Governor Displeased with White House in Hot WV News
Republican candidate Bill Maloney was joined by Texas Governor Rick Perry in Charleston as he continued to further his campaign and both men expressed their displeasure with the White House, a sentiment that has also recently been expressed by WV Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin. Tomblin has said that he disagrees with both presidential candidates this year and both WV candidates have been attacking the White House rather than each other, stating that the policies of the government are not in WV's best interest. Maloney said they need to take Obama on in regards to natural gas, farming, coal, and everything else.