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War hero ‘Woody’ Williams, 91, still speaks often
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War hero ‘Woody’ Williams, 91, still speaks often

LITTLE HOCKING, Ohio — The youngest students at Little Hocking Elementary School might have just seen the speaker that stood in front of them Tuesday morning as their classmate’s great-grandfather, but Hershel “Woody” Williams is much more than that. West Virginia native Williams, 91, is the last living person to receive the Medal of Honor […]

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Martinsburg property values again fail to rise

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The value of property in Martinsburg did not increase for the sixth year in a row, Mark Spickler, the city’s finance director, told council members Tuesday during a committee-of-the-whole meeting. Not only did the property values not increase, they went down by about 2.7 percent, according to the Berkeley County Assessor’s Office. […]

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Failure to address Common Core regrettable

An editorial from The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register  WHEELING, W.Va. — Monday’s decision on national Common Core education standards represented a triumph of both procrastination and federal government pressure. It appears some lawmakers feel it would not be realistic to simply ban use of the standards in West Virginia. They may be right. Early in the legislative […]

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House panel’s budget bill cuts $2M in racing purses

WHEELING, W.Va. — A budget bill advanced Monday by the House Finance Committee would cut $2 million in supplements for thoroughbred and greyhound racing purse awards in West Virginia next fiscal year. Purse award supplements come from taxes on other gambling activities at the state’s four casino-racetracks – Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino Racetrack and Mardi Gras […]

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Marshall assessor says growth should yield tax cuts

WHEELING, W.Va. — Marshall County residents may be looking at lower tax rates in light of recent economic growth. County Assessor Chris Kessler spoke with Board of Education members at Tuesday’s meeting in an effort to convince the district to lower tax rates for the upcoming year. According to Kessler, the county has $712 million […]

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Common Core review preferable to repeal

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Senate is on a path toward adopting a more reasonable approach to dealing with concerns about the state’s Common Core educational standards than the one undertaken by the House of Delegates. If the Senate’s path becomes law, the result should be less disruption for […]

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Capito lists W.Va. priorities in first Senate speech
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Capito lists W.Va. priorities in first Senate speech

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., gave her first speech from the floor of the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, March 10, and energy and infrastructure were among the areas she discussed. She called for a six-year highway bill to meet the infrastructure needs of the country — including several projects in the Mountain […]

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McKinley says U.S. should heed top Middle East ally
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McKinley says U.S. should heed top Middle East ally

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., said the United States should heed Israel’s concerns over negotiations with Iran. McKinley also thinks U.S. leaders should have a greater sense of urgency when it comes to finding a solution for the funding woes in regards to highway infrastructure. McKinley discussed political issues ranging from local […]

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Several rivers expected to crest above flood stage

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Forecasters with the National Weather Service in Charleston are expecting at least two major rivers in the state to crest above flood stage today, and the threat of flooding has closed or delayed schools in 11 West Virginia counties. The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning — meaning flooding is […]

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Logan musician, author to bring Rosa Parks to life
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Logan musician, author to bring Rosa Parks to life

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It was a damp evening in Montgomery, Alabama, on Dec. 1, 1955, when a 43-year-old seamstress boarded a city bus to head home from work. While Rosa Parks was secretary of the local NAACP chapter, she had no intention of raising a ruckus that night. But city law required that when white passengers […]

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