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‘Rocket Boys’ author a hit in Martinsburg
By September 25, 2014 Read More →

‘Rocket Boys’ author a hit in Martinsburg

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Martinsburg High students weren’t shy about taking advantage of an opportunity to meet – and benefit from the experiences of – southern West Virginia native Homer Hickam, a former NASA engineer who is perhaps best known for his book, “Rocket Boys.” Hickam, who was selected as this year’s Shepherd University Appalachian Writer-in-Residence, […]

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By September 25, 2014 Read More →

Tough Task: New school chief faces difficult road

An editorial from The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — West Virginia’s new state superintendent of schools, Michael Martirano, has his work cut out for him. Sugar-coating the fact some schools in our state are disaster areas – as many Mountain State residents have done for years – will guarantee they remain so. Martirano, who came from […]

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By September 25, 2014 Read More →

Summit highlights role of plastics in W.Va. economy

VIENNA, W.Va. — Raising awareness of the role played by the plastics industry in the local economy and to show what products they have to offer was the goal of the first Ohio Valley Plastics Summit sponsored by the Polymer Alliance Zone. Karen Facemyer, president of the Polymer Alliance Zone, said the summit was the […]

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By September 25, 2014 Read More →

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Thursday, Sept. 25

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers.1. TURKEY JOINS COALITION AGAINST MILITANTS AFTER INITIAL RELUCTANCEBut the U.S. is still waiting for […]

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By September 24, 2014 Read More →

Gov. Tomblin kicks off “My State, My Life” education campaign

Tomblin tells students education, training essential to success CHARLESTON, W.Va. —  Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today, Wednesday Sept. 24, joined students, faculty and staff at Wayne High School to kick off a new campaign to encourage more young West Virginians to explore post-secondary education programs. The campaign, dubbed “My State, My Life,“ aims to produce a more skilled workforce and […]

Public asked to submit questions for Capito, Tennant debate
By September 24, 2014 Read More →

Public asked to submit questions for Capito, Tennant debate

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Residents across West Virginia have been asked to submit questions for Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito and Secretary of State Natalie Tennant to address live during the Oct. 7 U.S. Senate Debate at the Clay Center in Charleston. “West Virginia newspapers, AARP WV, West Virginia Public Broadcasting, West Virginia MetroNews Radio Network and the West Virginia […]

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Kanawha prosecutor’s status rests with judges
By September 24, 2014 Read More →

Kanawha prosecutor’s status rests with judges

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The removal hearing for Kanawha County Prosecutor Mark Plants wrapped up abruptly as his wife was called to testify but then sat back down almost as quickly after an objection that her statement would amount to hearsay. So now a three-judge panel will decide whether Plants should be removed from office following […]

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By September 24, 2014 Read More →

W.Va. Lottery fines ‘faux fraternals’

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Lottery Commission fined seven video lottery establishments and a machine distributor a combined $11,000 Tuesday for violating state laws that cover fraternal organizations. The sanctions follow the Lottery’s 10-month investigation of so-called “faux fraternals” – Limited Video Lottery locations that operate under the guise of being fraternal lodges. As […]

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Salt prices up, winter weather could be bad
By September 24, 2014 Read More →

Salt prices up, winter weather could be bad

BECKLEY, W.Va. — As state Department of Transportation officials look ahead to the coming winter, they’ve discovered they’re going to have to salt away more money for snow and ice removal. Carrie Bly, spokesperson for the DOT, said salt prices for the area are up nearly 30 percent, from $69.25 per ton to $89.93. Bly […]

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By September 24, 2014 Read More →

Small towns must consider the wages of justice

An editorial from The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — It could be considered the bane of small police departments. A new officer is hired. The city pays for certification training at the West Virginia State Police Academy. The officer reports for duty and in a few months or a year, gets a better offer from another […]

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