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Quick thinking in Lewisburg averted worse crisis
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Quick thinking in Lewisburg averted worse crisis

LEWISBURG, W.Va. — Mark Carver’s cell phone rang at 10:30 p.m. Friday, to be told about a diesel spill on Anthony Creek headed for the Greenbrier River and eventually Lewisburg’s intake water line in Caldwell. The director of the town’s public works department said shutting down the water plant was the only option for him. […]

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Legislation would close Mason County tree nursery

WEST COLUMBIA, W.Va. — “The lack of money is the root of all evil.” So wrote Mark Twain. Not many people know Twain’s grandparents, Samuel and Pamela Clemens, lived in Mason County in the early 1800’s on a piece of property just north of Point Pleasant. That property currently belongs to the state of West […]

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Legislature weighs non-partisan judge elections

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Legislators Monday began committee hearings on making the the election of judges, including for the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, non-partisan. Both the House of Delegates and Senate Judiciary Committees met Monday at the Capitol to review House Bill 2010 and Senate Bill 10, respectively. Both bills would require circuit court […]

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W.Va. group explores gas boom in Minot, N.D.
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W.Va. group explores gas boom in Minot, N.D.

MINOT, N.D. – A delegation of city, county and economic development leaders from the Mid-Ohio Valley are on a fact-finding trip to Minot to see firsthand what it’s like to deal with an economic boom. The group hopes to apply lessons from Minot to what the local experience will be if and when an anticipated […]

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Brooke County pipeline blast creates huge fireball
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Brooke County pipeline blast creates huge fireball

FOLLANSBEE, W.Va. — A 20-inch diameter ATEX Express pipeline ruptured Monday in Brooke County Monday morning, creating towers of flame viewable for several miles. Brooke County Sheriff Chuck Jackson said the first calls reporting the fire came at about 10:40 a.m. Monday, and didn’t stop for several hours. “We were getting a lot – probably […]

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Herald-Dispatch site launches new events calendar
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Herald-Dispatch site launches new events calendar

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — A new events calendar at www.herald-dispatch.com offers many new features. With the new calendar, community members can add basic event listings for free and promote their events for as little as $10 a day. Users also have the ability to search by category or location, along with a map view to show […]

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Rise in overdose deaths calls for stronger response

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The problem of drug addiction in West Virginia – and other parts of Appalachia, for that matter – is a moving target. A decade ago, the use of crack cocaine was rampant in the Huntington area, along with the abuse of prescription drugs. Crack receded as a […]

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WVU Foundation campaign raises $819 million

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Boosted by one of the best Decembers ever, the “State of Minds” private fundraising campaign for WVU is now at more than 80 percent of its $1 billion goal with three years remaining. WVU Foundation officials announced Monday, Jan. 26, that alumni and friends had given $819 million through Dec. 31. The […]

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GOP-backed health care bill draws criticism

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s Republican-controlled Legislature has fired its first salvo against the federal Affordable Care Act. Lawmakers plan to take up a GOP-backed bill Tuesday that would repeal a 2010 state law that set up a health insurance exchange that provides insurance to 19,800 West Virginians under the ACA. The bill’s critics — […]

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Logan native handed $2,600 at drive-through
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Logan native handed $2,600 at drive-through

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Logan native has drawn widespread attention after ordering a spicy chicken sandwich and a sweet tea at a Burger King drive-through and getting $2,631 instead. Janelle Rockhold Jones, of Rochester, New Hampshire, stopped at Burger King on her way home from running errands Friday afternoon. At one point, she saw a […]

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