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WVU chief replaces provost with law school dean

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Michele G. Wheatly is stepping down as WVU’s provost and vice president for academic affairs at the end of June. President E. Gordon Gee named College of Law Dean Joyce McConnell to the post, effective July 1. “I want to thank Dr. Wheatly for her five years of extraordinary service to West […]

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Legislative interim meetings coming to Harrison
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Legislative interim meetings coming to Harrison

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. — The state Legislature will converge in Harrison County in August for interim meetings, getting a firsthand look at the growth occurring in North Central West Virginia, House of Delegates Speaker Tim Miley said Tuesday. The interim meetings will be Aug. 25-27 at the Bridgeport Conference Center, Miley, D-Harrison, said. “I’m certainly proud […]

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Underfunded pensions need solutions

An editorial from The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — You have to give Clarksburg credit. City leaders have increased payments to their police and fire pension plans. But the retirement programs are still woefully short of being even close to fully funded. Despite plans to contribute $860,386 to the police fund and $867,454 to the […]

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Princeton pair charged in theft from bride, groom
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Princeton pair charged in theft from bride, groom

HIGH POINT, N.C. — A Princeton couple who appeared on the reality show “My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding” is behind bars in North Carolina accused of stealing from a bride and groom. Eden Brianna Boswell, 22, and Elvis Allen Boswell, 24, are charged with felony larceny after allegedly taking honeymoon cash and rings during a […]

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Settlement could close some rural W.Va. clinics

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A recent lawsuit settlement could force some rural health clinics in West Virginia to declare bankruptcy and close. The court-ordered settlement changes how the state reimburses health clinics for treating low-income patients on Medicaid. Dr. Mark Tomsho, a Summersville pediatrician, told state lawmakers Tuesday that his clinic would lose $750,000 a year […]

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Mother cat dies saving kittens from flames
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Mother cat dies saving kittens from flames

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In an act of motherly love and heroism, a cat carried her six kittens one by one out of the abandoned Boone County mobile home they were living in as it burned around them. And then, once the kittens were safely away from the trailer, she died. “The momma cat drug each […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Wednesday, June 18

1. ‘KEY LEADER’ CAPTURED IN BENGHAZI EMBASSY ATTACK The Obama administration says Ahmed Abu Khattala, allegedly a terror chieftan in Libya, will be tried in a federal court in the U.S. 2. WHERE US IS DRAWING THE LINE WITH IRAN As the longtime foes discuss the possibility of cooperating to deter insurgents in Iraq, the […]

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Manchin open to limited intervention in Iraq
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Manchin open to limited intervention in Iraq

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Sen. Joe Manchin would be open to very limited U.S. strategic military support for the Iraq government but said, ultimately, it will be up to the Iraqi people to stand up and fight for their country. Two and a half years after the U.S. concluded its nearly nine-year war to remove Saddam […]

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Tailgate thieves hit car lots in Princeton, Tazewell

PRINCETON, W.Va. — Thieves targeting tailgates have hit car dealerships on both sides of the state line. Robert Ramey, general manager of Ramey Motors, said tailgates were stolen last week at their Princeton dealership, and two weeks ago at the Tazewell, Va., location. Troopers with the West Virginia State Police Princeton detachment are investigating the […]

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Community spirit keeps swimming pool going

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Across the country, public swimming pools are closing left and right. But the Huntington community has once again found a way to keep the A.D. Lewis Community Center pool going. Thursday, the pool opened again for the summer season with a ribbon cutting and plenty of celebratory […]

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