Archive for October, 2017

Longtime religious graduation speaker bows out

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — After the school system received complaints, a revered Putnam County coach has agreed not to give a religiously themed speech at Winfield High School’s June 5 graduation, but a community backlash has ensued. Leon McCoy coached football at Winfield High for more than half a century before retiring about two years ago, […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Thursday, May 29

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Thursday, May 29, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers. 1. OBAMA TO HIGHLIGHT CONCERNS OVER YOUTH SPORT CONCUSSIONS The president is hosting a […]

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Hurricane Breeze editor has mild heart attack

From the Facebook page of the Hurricane Breeze Hurricane Breeze editor Ron Allen suffered a mild heart attack on the night of Monday, May 26. On Tuesday morning, he underwent heart catheterization and a stint was placed in one of his arteries. He is currently recovering in St. Mary’s Hospital. Mr. Allen previously had a […]

Kanawha officials talk of removing prosecutor

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Kanawha County Commission may consider removing Prosecutor Mark Plants from office. During a commission meeting Tuesday night, Commission President Kent Carper and Commissioner Dave Hardy directed county staff to place the issue on the agenda for a commission meeting following a decision by the state Supreme Court. That decision should be […]

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W.Va. Senate president calls for abortion session

W.Va. Senate president calls for abortion session

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Senate President Jeff Kessler, D-Marshall, is asking Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to call the Legislature into special session to pass a bill restricting late-term abortions to avoid having the Legislature call itself into session by petition. “If we call ourselves into session, we’re in a general session for as long as we […]

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Free speech: Police have it

An editorial from The Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A security officer at the State Capitol has been fired because he sympathized with protesters rallying near the golden dome against contamination of the public water supply for 300,000 West Virginians. In February, officer Douglas Day posted a Facebook note saying he “despised wearing a police uniform” […]

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500-mile gas pipeline from W.Va. to N.C. outlined

500-mile gas pipeline from W.Va. to N.C. outlined

WESTON, W.Va. — Dominion Transmission has plans to bring a natural gas pipeline through Lewis County. Robert Orndorff, a representative with the company, met with the Lewis County Commission Tuesday to talk about the project, which he said is still in the very early stages. Termed the Southeast Reliability Pipeline Project, the planned pipeline would […]

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State must address juvenile detention crunch

An editorial from The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — When the Salem Industrial Home for Youth was re-purposed as an adult facility, the decision was hailed as a win-win for the state. The Industrial Home was the target of a lawsuit alleging it was operated more like an adult facility instead of a youth home, […]

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Energy can build diplomatic links

An editorial from The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — A major new natural gas contract will do more than keep tens of millions of Chinese warm. It also will thaw relations between their government and Russia. Meanwhile, U.S. officials seem to be doing all they can to limit diplomatic leverage our country can enjoy through energy […]

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W.Va. used for many scenes in World War series

W.Va. used for many scenes in World War series

  MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – Eastern Panhandle residents who watch the History Channel miniseries The World Wars may – or may not – recognize some of the locations in the show, which was filmed locally. Various locations in Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan counties were used as doubles for locations in Germany, France, Belgium and other countries […]

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