Archive for December, 2017

Bridgeport’s Benedum Festival to mark 20th year

Bridgeport’s Benedum Festival to mark 20th year

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. — What started as a small event in a field has grown into the annual Benedum Festival in Bridgeport. The festival, which will run Thursday through Saturday, will celebrate 20 years this year. The Benedum Festival has improved dramatically over the years, Treasurer Eileen Frank said. “It started with just a small event […]

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W.Va. CVS stores limit sales of pseudoephedrine

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — After prodding by U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, CVS Pharmacy stores in West Virginia have stopped selling a popular cold medication that criminals use to make illegal methamphetamine. CVS, with 50 stores across the state, no longer sells cold medicines that solely contain pseudoephedrine, a key meth-making ingredient. Meth cooks demand those cold […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Monday, July 7

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Monday, July 7, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers. 1. WHERE TO FIND GROUND ZERO FOR SURGE IN ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION A deputy working […]

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Freedom celebration at Huntington church

Freedom celebration at Huntington church

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The spirit of America and God was alive Wednesday night at Christ Temple Church as hundreds came out for its 4th of July celebration.

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Don’t forget the value of jobs along Kanawha River

An editorial from the Charleston Daily Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Great Water Crisis of 2014 showed the importance of water people can trust to drink. Many people still do not trust the tap water six months later. But the event also pointed out how few options the state has to using water from the […]

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Duck Dynasty stars draw crowds at Greenbrier

Duck Dynasty stars draw crowds at Greenbrier

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Could The Greenbrier add another celebrity to its growing list of residents? If first impressions matter, Jase Robertson may soon join the likes of Bubba Watson, Jerry West, John Smoltz and Denny Hamlin in building a home among the West Virginia hills. “I’m taking this all in,” said the star […]

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Expanded military pension credits to be costly

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It will cost West Virginia nearly $23 million a year to comply with a Supreme Court ruling to expand military service credits for public employees’ pension benefits, according to a report released Wednesday by the state Consolidated Public Retirement Board’s actuary. In March, the state Supreme Court ruled that the retirement board […]

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W.Va. magistrate relates chilling fireworks tale

W.Va. magistrate relates chilling fireworks tale

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Kanawha County Magistrate Tim Halloran knows just how destructive fireworks can be. Although the Charleston native received his fireworks-related injuries on New Year’s Eve, his is a cautionary tale for everyone taking part in Independence Day celebrations this weekend. It was in the early morning hours of Jan. 1, 1958. Halloran, who […]

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W.Va. lawmakers oppose 17 percent power hike

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — Area lawmakers are urging the West Virginia Public Service Commission to reject a request to increase the region’s electricity costs by 17 percent. Appalachian Power Company (APCO) announced Monday that it filed for a base rate increase with the Public Service Commission of West Virginia. The company is seeking a $226 million […]

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WVU debuts new building on Evansdale campus

WVU debuts new building on Evansdale campus

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Welcome home. WVU’s Health and Education Building — which houses the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences and Student Wellness Center — opened its doors to the public Tuesday, July 1. The two entities hosted an open house to show off their new digs, about a week before faculty and staff […]

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