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State plans ‘pothole blitz’ to address road damage

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state Division of Highways is readying a multimillion-dollar plan to mend the plague of potholes now pitting state roads. The winter snow removal and ice control season always leads to wear and tear on state roads. But the successive heavy winter storms this year have taken a harsh toll on roads […]

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New WVU student president elected in tight race
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New WVU student president elected in tight race

  MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — After weeks of campaigning, the Student Government Association elections have finally come to a close. Chris Nyden and Jake Evans, leaders of The Trusted Ticket, were named the 2014-15 SGA president and vice president. The Board of Governors was split between The Launch Party and The Trusted Ticket, with eight of […]

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Lewis County community set for Irish Festival

WESTON, W.Va. — The 33rd annual Irish Spring Festival in the Ireland community will kick-off on Sunday with the flag raising ceremony next to the community building at 11:30 a.m., to be followed by a Pot O’clock dinner at 1 p.m. and The Psalms of Ireland gospel sing will start at 2:30 p.m. at the Ireland […]

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Resident still questioning Randolph County Board of Education’s $990K debt

ELKINS, W.Va. – Elkins resident and retired teacher Bob Jones once again questioned Randolph County Board of Education members about its large deficit during Wednesday’s regular meeting. Jones initially asked officials about the more than $990,000 deficit during the Feb. 19 meeting. During that meeting, Jones said it was his understanding four years ago, the […]

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Braxton County High grad working in NASCAR
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Braxton County High grad working in NASCAR

SUTTON, W.Va. — Cody Campbell has found his niche in the world, and he loves it! The young man, formerly of Duck, builds NASCAR stock cars, and he considers himself one lucky man. Even more exciting for the Braxton County High grad, he is a part of the pit crew for a NASCAR driver. Although […]

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West Virginia residents could see 4.4 precent electric rate increase

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Customers of Appalachian Power and Wheeling Power could see a 4.4 percent rate increase in their electric bills if a proposed rate increased in approved by the state Public Service Commission. Appalachian Power and Wheeling Power are seeking $68 million more from customers to make up for past and ongoing fuel costs, […]

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Legislators reduce proposed teacher pay raise

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Lawmakers ratcheted back a proposed pay raise for teachers to $1,000 Wednesday. The House Education Committee changed the Senate bill earlier in the week from an $837 raise to a $6,000 raise over three years. Teachers unions did not expect the larger raise to stay in place. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin didn’t […]

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Some hope to restore Rx requirement in meth bill

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Backers of a bill mandating a prescription for the purchase of most medications containing pseudoephedrine were working to reinstate that requirement Wednesday after a legislative committee removed the provision the day before. Del. Don Perdue, D-Wayne, and others on Wednesday had pending floor amendments after the House Judiciary Committee had stripped Senate […]

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W.Va. Senate panel re-tools minimum-wage bill

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Senate Finance Committee passed a re-tooled minimum-wage bill that spreads the proposed hike across three years instead of two. Finance chairman Roman Prezioso said the plan is the result of negotiations in his office among the various parties — business and labor — that whittled the proposed options down from six […]

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Beckley men recount rescue of elderly siblings
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Beckley men recount rescue of elderly siblings

BECKLEY, W.Va. — Two men who rescued an elderly sister and brother from a house fire in Beckley Monday night shared the details Wednesday with The Register-Herald. The kitchen of Elsie Worley, 83, and her brother, Jack Reed, located at 407 Teel Road, caught on fire around 7:30 p.m., apparently after Worley had been frying […]

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