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Huntington airport to add Florida destination

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Snowbirds seeking to go south for the winter will soon have another warmer Florida destination to fly toward. Huntington Tri-State Airport and Allegiant Air announced Tuesday a new nonstop connection between Huntington and Fort Myers/Punta Gorda, Florida. Eric Fletcher, airports manager with Allegiant, said service starts Nov. 20. Fletcher said flights will […]

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Steel going up for WVU baseball stadium
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Steel going up for WVU baseball stadium

GRANVILLE, W.Va. — A stadium is coming together. Steelworkers are forming the frame of the WVU baseball teams’ home turf. The stadium is near the University Town Centre in Granville. Work should be completed in the spring. The ballpark will be home to the WVU baseball team as well as a new minor league team for […]

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‘Common Core’ opponent to speak in Bridgeport
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‘Common Core’ opponent to speak in Bridgeport

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. — Advocates against the new West Virginia common core standards plan to host a town hall forum with a notable guest speaker this Sunday. The forum is slated for 6 p.m.  at the Courtyard Marriott on 30 Shaner Drive in Bridgeport. It aims at educating the public about what common core is, how […]

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Authorities shut down Harrison County school
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Authorities shut down Harrison County school

SALEM, W.Va. — The director of a private school under investigation by state authorities for possible abuse is expected to face contempt of court charges for violating a court order barring the children’s return to the facility, Harrison Prosecutor Joe Shaffer said Tuesday night. Meanwhile, the West Virginia Department of Education has revoked Miracle Meadows’ […]

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By August 20, 2014 Read More →

As in Ferguson, W.Va. police get military gear

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The McDowell County Sheriff’s Department hasn’t had to use its MRAP, a mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle designed for military use, since it acquired it several months ago, according to Sheriff Martin West. But because it was loaned for free from the Department of Defense, West said, he couldn’t turn it down. “It’s pretty […]

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Romney campaigns for W.Va. Republicans
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Romney campaigns for W.Va. Republicans

BECKLEY — Mitt Romney and Barack Obama aren’t on any election ballot this year. That didn’t stop the former GOP presidential nominee from railing against the president Tuesday, hammering home an argument that’s one of most popular and frequent among the candidates Romney came to West Virginia to endorse: Obama and his policies are bad […]

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Mobile clinic serves Bluefield area veterans
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Mobile clinic serves Bluefield area veterans

BLUEFIELD, W.Va.  — Hundreds of veterans are now visiting a mobile primary care clinic stationed in Mercer County, but it has the capacity to serve hundreds more, a representative of the Veterans Administration said Tuesday. In February, a new mobile veterans clinic started operating along Stadium Drive in Bluefield. Local veterans have worked for years to […]

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By August 20, 2014 Read More →

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Wednesday, Aug. 20

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers.1. U.S. HAS NO GOOD OPTION TO PROTECT SECOND JOURNALIST HOSTAGEAfter the Islamic State beheaded […]

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Cyber attack hits four southern W.Va. hospitals
By August 19, 2014 Read More →

Cyber attack hits four southern W.Va. hospitals

BLUEFIELD, W.Va.  — A local hospital is among facilities across the nation facing the loss of personal information of several million individuals after a foreign cyber attack — possibly from China — was detected. Community Health Systems, which operates 206 hospitals across the country — including Bluefield Regional Medical Center — confirmed Monday that hackers […]

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By August 19, 2014 Read More →

W.Va. coal losing ground to imports

A column by Jared Hunt, business editor of the Charleston Daily Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In addition to competition from natural gas and the looming effects of proposed environmental regulations, Central Appalachian steam coal has another factor working against it right now: international competition. But this competition isn’t taking place in foreign markets, it’s happening […]

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