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Jefferson County arm wrestler on AMC tonight
By February 25, 2014 Read More →

Jefferson County arm wrestler on AMC tonight

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. – Travis Bagent, a former world-champion arm wrestler from Jefferson County, will be featured tonight on the premiere episode of AMC’s “Game of Arms.” According to its website, the reality show is “a look inside the raw and highly competitive world of American arm wrestling” that follows clubs from five cities as […]

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Charleston hosts winter travel showcase
By February 25, 2014 Read More →

Charleston hosts winter travel showcase

  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The tourism industry “isn’t an instant gratification business,” said one destination representative at Monday’s Travel South Showcase marketplace. “It takes several years to see a turnaround, because planning group tours is kind of like working retail,” said Anne Ross, of Morristown Area Convention and Visitors Bureau in Tennessee. “They’re already gathering […]

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By February 25, 2014 Read More →

Elk River report outlines other W.Va. water threats

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – While Freedom Industries’ tank farm will soon be gone, there are still 61 other potential sources of contamination sitting upstream of the West Virginia American Water Co. treatment plant, according to a new report released Monday. Meanwhile, a separate poll released by the Sierra Club found West Virginians are nervous sites like […]

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By February 25, 2014 Read More →

W.Va House passes attorney general ethics bill

  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — After a debate that lasted more than an hour, the West Virginia House of Delegates passed legislation Monday that sets strict ethics rules for Attorney General Patrick Morrissey’s office. House Democrats called the bill (HB4490) “good policy,” while Republicans declared it would create a “constitutional crisis.” House members approved the legislation […]

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St. Albans woman charged with killing mother
By February 25, 2014 Read More →

St. Albans woman charged with killing mother

  CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A woman’s body was found in an outbuilding behind her house Monday near St. Albans, and authorities are charging her daughter with the murder. Kanawha deputies arrested Jessica Lee Woods, 36, of West Main Street Monday morning at the Days Inn hotel in Kanawha City for the death of her mother, […]

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WVU’s ‘Dancing with Stars’ sparks controversy
By February 25, 2014 Read More →

WVU’s ‘Dancing with Stars’ sparks controversy

  MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The American Red Cross will be on the Downtown Campus of West Virginia University Tuesday for a blood drive as a part of the Dancing With Our Mountaineer Stars competition. The blood drive, which will be held in the Mountainlair Ballrooms Saturday 1-7 p.m., will allow supporters to donate under the […]

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By February 25, 2014 Read More →

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Tuesday, Feb. 25

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers. 1. WEBSITE OF BIG BITCOIN EXCHANGE GOES OFFLINE The page’s disappearance follows reports that […]

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By February 24, 2014 Read More →

W.Va. agriculture loans story overshadowed

A column by Phil Kabler of the Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Between contaminated water and the ongoing legislative session, the legislative audit revealing financial mismanagement and probable fraudulent activity in the Department of Agriculture under former commissioner Gus Douglass probably didn’t get the sort of media coverage it warranted. Among the issues raised was […]

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Hancock County math teacher ‘flips’ his classroom
By February 24, 2014 Read More →

Hancock County math teacher ‘flips’ his classroom

NEW MANCHESTER, W.Va. – In the topsy-turvy world of Mat Deveany’s math classrooms, “homework” is done in school and lectures are watched online at home. Deveany, 25, a second-year math teacher at Oak Glen High School, said he’s getting good results using the “flipped classroom” model of teaching, so much so that he’s been asked […]

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By February 24, 2014 Read More →

Need for armed school guards stems from reality

An editorial from The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — The House Committee on Education last week approved a bill that would allow security personnel hired by county sheriffs’ offices to carry weapons in public schools. The bill was introduced by Delegate Linda Sumner, R-Raleigh. It was co-sponsored by Delegate Lynne Arvon, R-Raleigh, and it was greeted […]

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