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Mason County man turns derecho into decor
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Mason County man turns derecho into decor

LEON, W.Va. — Retired Washington Post photo editor Joseph Elbert didn’t have to go looking for inspiration when he decided to start building furniture. It nearly fell on him. When a derecho swept across West Virginia on June 29, 2012, strong winds damaged buildings, uprooted trees and took down power lines across the state. Elbert’s […]

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Striking the right balance for higher ed funding

An editorial from The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — The state of West Virginia has faced, and will continue to face, ongoing budgetary challenges for the foreseeable future. This has impacted higher education funding at a time when there is a continuing decline in the number of graduating high school seniors. Factor in that the […]

Posted in: Opinion
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State superintendent must shrink his job

An editorial from the Charleston Daily Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state school board hired Michael J. Martirano as the new state superintendent. For the last nine years, he has headed the public school system in St. Mary’s County, Md. In St. Mary’s, Martirano oversaw the instruction of 17,454 students. In this job, he needs […]

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Williamson wins award for health efforts

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. – The city of Williamson is one of six winners of the RWJF Culture of Health Prize, awarded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The prize honors communities that are harnessing the collective power of leaders, partners and stakeholders to help residents live healthier, more productive lives. The announcement came Monday at the […]

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Fayette County readies memorial to 1915 disaster

BECKLEY, W.Va. — Of the 165 men who walked into Layland No. 3 Mine on March 2, 1915, 112 would never see the light of day again. A massive explosion killed 111 inside the mine and another was thrown 125 feet by the explosion, killing him. This marked the worst mining disaster in Fayette County’s […]

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Alumnus says, ‘There goes my English class’
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Alumnus says, ‘There goes my English class’

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Several former students who walked through the halls of the old East Fairmont Junior High School on Thursday gathered to watch as the building they grew up around was demolished. “It’s bittersweet,” said Katie Musgrave, who graduated from East Fairmont High School in 1964. “It is kind of sad to see the […]

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Returning soldier-mom surprises kids at daycare
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Returning soldier-mom surprises kids at daycare

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — A brother and sister received a special surprise Thursday after their naptime. Batina Church, the mother of Gavin and Isabella Church, surprised her children at the LearningLand Daycare & Preschool on Thursday afternoon. Gavin and Isabella were asked why Thursday was such an important day. Five-year-old Gavin answered that he and his […]

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W.Va. soccer fans find ways to watch big game
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W.Va. soccer fans find ways to watch big game

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – Although the United States had the losing number on the scoreboard, the overwhelming crowd at Buffalo Wild Wings broke out into cheers, claps and a deafening chant of “U-S-A” at the end of Thursday’s World Cup soccer game. Despite the loss to Germany, the United States will advance to the next phase […]

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Incoming W.Va. schools chief to apply ‘laser focus’
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Incoming W.Va. schools chief to apply ‘laser focus’

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The man expected to be West Virginia’s next schools superintendent says his primary focus will not only be graduating more students but closing the achievement gap shown by poor and minority students. In West Virginia, more than half of all students live at or below the poverty line, while the 10 percent […]

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Huntington welcomes an opulent Queen
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Huntington welcomes an opulent Queen

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — She’s a portal to the time when Mark Twain penned classic tales while looking out onto the mighty Mississippi. She’s the American Queen. Described as the largest, most opulent riverboat in the world, the American Queen steamed into Huntington Monday morning to the delight of the crowd gathered to see her. It’s […]

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