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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Friday, Sept. 19

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers.1. SCOTS REJECT INDEPENDENCE IN HISTORIC VOTEThe decision prevented a break up of a 307-year […]

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By September 18, 2014 Read More →

The Register-Herald in Beckley looking for online editor/reporter

BECKLEY, W.Va. — The Register-Herald, the leading daily newspaper in southern West Virginia, is seeking an online editor and multimedia reporter. The 20,000-circulation Register-Herald is located in Beckley, the business and medical hub for the region. Duties will include curating our website and social media operations, as well as reporting. The successful candidate will work a […]

Sears to close Bluefield store in December
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Sears to close Bluefield store in December

  BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — One of the Mercer Mall’s anchor retail stores — Sears — will be closing its Bluefield store in December, according to a press release from Sears Holding Inc. Sears had been one of the mall’s premier stores for more than three decades. By noon on Wednesday, word of the closing had […]

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Photos strip away “background of homelessness”
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Photos strip away “background of homelessness”

  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Daily Mail photographer Bob Wojcieszak has seen lots of homeless shelters in his 21 years at this newspaper. But he noticed something special when he visited Harvest Time on Charleston’s West Side while on assignment with reporter Charlotte Smith last year. “What struck me about this place was the amount of […]

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Judge delays W.Va. same-sex marriage ruling

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A federal judge has again put a hold on his decision in a lawsuit challenging West Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage. U.S. District Court Judge Robert C. Chambers stayed the case in West Virginia, pending a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court. The high court has been asked to review the 4th […]

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Manchin won’t back action against Islamic group
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Manchin won’t back action against Islamic group

WHEELING, W.Va. – Sen. Joe Manchin said Wednesday he will not support President Barack Obama’s plan to arm and train Syrian rebels fighting against Islamic State terrorists, even if it means voting down legislation to keep the government funded through December. House members approved the Syria plan Wednesday as an amendment to a short-term continuing […]

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Buckhannon pipeline info session draws hundreds

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. — Hundreds of people studied the maps and diagrams of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline that lined the walls and tabletops Wednesday at the Virginia Thomas Law Center for the Performing Arts at West Virginia Wesleyan College. Dressed in brown polo shirts adorned with stickers that read “ACP Yes!,” project team members were […]

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Martinsburg doctor faces 100 felony counts

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II announced Wednesday that Tressie M. Duffy, 44, of Martinsburg, was indicted on 100 felony counts alleging that she aided and abetted the distribution of narcotic controlled substances. The indictment alleges that Duffy signed blank prescription orders and then allowed employees at her medical practice to issue […]

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By September 18, 2014 Read More →

State lawmakers need to get tank law right

An editorial from The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — After eight months, the challenges brought to light by the chemical leak that polluted drinking water for 300,000 people in the Charleston area continue. Last winter, legislators who felt as though they needed to take immediate action during the last regular session hustled through the Water Resource […]

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By September 18, 2014 Read More →

Parkersburg plugs more money into pensions

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — City officials are putting additional money toward police and fire pension obligations this year in hopes of making the funds more solvent. The city is required by state code to increase its contribution by 7 percent each year. However, Parkersburg Finance Director Ashley Flowers said the plan this year is to allocate […]

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