Archive for October, 2017

Bluefield marks its 125th birthday with bash
By November 24, 2014 Read More →

Bluefield marks its 125th birthday with bash

  BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — It’s not every day that a city turns 125 years old, and the folks in Bluefield marked the event with a party and a great big cake. “I don’t know if I can slice the cake into more than 100 pieces, but I’ll try,” Sue Jackson, chair of the Bluefield Quasquicentennial […]

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By November 24, 2014 Read More →

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Monday, Nov. 24

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers.1. UNCERTAINTY OVER FERGUSON DECISION FEEDS ANXIETYThe grand jury weighing whether to charge Officer Darren […]

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By November 23, 2014 Read More →

November at the Capitol: ATV trails, tourism budget earn committee discussion

CHARLESTON , W.Va. — November interims at the Capitol were highlighted by a legislative audit of the Hatfield McCoy Regional Recreation Authority, an audit that found the authority, which manages a network of ATV trails insouthern West Virginia, has been highly successful operating as a non-profit corporation.Just one problem: Under the 1995 law creating the authority, it actually is a […]

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Blast from the past: Record stores, vinyl thriving again
By November 23, 2014 Read More →

Blast from the past: Record stores, vinyl thriving again

Thanksgiving Sharing Material: CHARLESTON, W.Va — Once upon a time, music lovers shopped in local stores, where walls were lined with long-playing vinyl discs, wrapped in beautifully crafted cardboard sleeves that, more often than not, were works of art themselves. Placing that vinyl disc on a turntable was a magical experience. As it spun around at 33 1/3 revolutions per […]

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Reid-Smith links Arts & Education
By November 23, 2014 Read More →

Reid-Smith links Arts & Education

Thanksgiving Sharing Material: CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Although West Virginia Division of Culture and History Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith spends his days traveling the state and encouraging the overlap of the arts and education, his heart belongs to the Village of Barboursville and Cabell Midland High School. “It was great,” he said. “I grew up right in the village. I went to all […]

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By November 21, 2014 Read More →

Rockefeller introduces black lung legislation

BECKLEY, W.Va. — New legislation introduced by Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., will help coal miners diagnosed with black lung disease be more involved in their health care, restore cost of living adjustments and help miners develop medical evidence in their claims. “It’s clear to me that the system for getting coal miners the black lung […]

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By November 21, 2014 Read More →

Mercer man pleads guilty to igniting $4 million fire

MATOAKA — A cigarette that was tossed into a hole at a building being renovated led to a fire that did an estimated $4 million in damage and a guilty plea to a state information by a Mercer County man. Brandon Coomes, 29, of Lashmeet, entered the building owned by Matoaka Mayor Todd Colonna on […]

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Fairmont goes all out to attract Chick-fil-A
By November 21, 2014 Read More →

Fairmont goes all out to attract Chick-fil-A

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — More than 400 residents enjoyed Chick-fil-A for lunch in downtown Fairmont on Thursday. According to Main Street Fairmont director Kate Greene, Chick-fil-A was brought in Thursday to show that there is a market and a desire for a restaurant in the city. Customers not only pre-ordered their food, but also lined up […]

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By November 21, 2014 Read More →

Assets seized from ex-Fairmont State official

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Thousands of dollars were seized from a former Fairmont State University vice president who was convicted of embezzling $1.3 million from the institution. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of West Virginia seized $75,000 in forfeited assets in the 2014 fiscal year from former FSU vice president David Tamm of […]

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By November 21, 2014 Read More →

Elevating energy to major committee logical

An editorial from the Parkersburg News and Sentinel   PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — West Virginians will likely look twice at news Republican leaders in Charleston are planning to elevate the Legislature’s energy committees to major committee status. After all, it may be a surprise to many that energy – in the Mountain State, of all places – was […]

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