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W.Va. sports heroes on hand for museum debut
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W.Va. sports heroes on hand for museum debut

ARTIE, W.Va. — For a day, a small town in Raleigh County was the center of the Mountain State sporting world. The Artie Museum hosted its grand opening Monday afternoon after five years of work by longtime Kanawha Valley high school and University of Charleston basketball coach Tex Williams, an Artie native. Inside the small […]

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Heroic efforts: Kudos to our first responders

An editorial from the Bluefield Daily Telegraph BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — When a tractor trailer erupted into flames last week inside of East River Mountain Tunnel, what could have been a horrific, two-state tragedy was averted through the coordinated response of our local fire firefighters, police officers, state troopers, deputies, rescue squad officials and other emergency […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Tuesday, July 29

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers. 1. ISRAEL-HAMAS WAR ENTERS FOURTH WEEK — DURATION, DEATHS MATCH FIRST CONFLICT Heaviest bombardment […]

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Senate President Kessler appoints senators to juvenile justice task force
By July 28, 2014 Read More →

Senate President Kessler appoints senators to juvenile justice task force

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Looking for solutions to the problems with the juvenile justice system, Senate President Jeff Kessler, D-Marshall, appointed five senators to serve on the West Virginia Intergovernmental Task Force on Juvenile Justice. The task force was formed through an executive order earlier this year and is similar to the Justice Reinvestment Act that the Governor created in 2012. […]

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Contractors Association of W.Va. elects new officers
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Contractors Association of W.Va. elects new officers

Flesher to head the Contractors Association of West Virginia CHARLESTON, W.VA. — Daniel B. Flesher, president of Trimble Engineers and Constructors, Inc., Morgantown, was elected president of the Contractors Association of West Virginia at the association’s Annual Meeting held July 10-13 at The Greenbrier. Flesher replaced Phil Weser, president and CEO of March-Westin Company, Inc., Morgantown, who will serve on the Board of Directors as immediate […]

Charleston couple hopes to expand math camp
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Charleston couple hopes to expand math camp

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Joseph Kusimo retired from an engineering career eight years ago to become the pastor of a small community church in South Hills, but he still has a love for mathematics he hopes to instill in the students he has tutored this summer. “I don’t think math should be difficult,” Kusimo said. “Every […]

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Parkersburg family wins Band-Aid jingle contest
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Parkersburg family wins Band-Aid jingle contest

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Mary, Jake and Carter Eddy of Parkersburg are the winners. Mary Eddy has been notified that she and her sons Jake, 14, and Carter, 10, have won the national Band-Aid jingle contest. Using Band-Aid’s “Stuck on Me” jingle, the Eddys created a “Stuck on Bluegrass” jingle for the video contest. The Eddys […]

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Bluefield firefighters first ones on the scene at interstate tunnel fire
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Bluefield firefighters first ones on the scene at interstate tunnel fire

By Bill Archer For The Register-Herald BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — Lights in the southern end of the tunnel illuminate an odd design beside the catwalk near the left lane of the northbound tube of the East River Mountain Tunnel that transports I-77 from Virginia into West Virginia. Two firefighters who made the initial assault through the total […]

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WVPA Alert: Power outage at the WVPA office

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The electricity is off – and, with it, the telephones, internet, fax and coffee pot – at the WVPA office. It will be off until at least noon, Monday, July 28, according to the power company. The staff is working offsite as best it can. If you need to contact the WVPA, call Don […]

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Bid to halt mining near Kanawha State Forest rejected

CHARLESTON, W.Va. Following a four-hour hearing Thursday, the West Virginia Surface Mining Board late Friday announced that it had denied motions by the Keeper of the Mountains Foundation and 10 individuals to temporarily halt operations at Keystone Development’s new mountaintop removal coal mine on the eastern edge of Kanawha State Forest and to delay a […]

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