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Tammie Toler returns to post at Princeton paper
By March 30, 2015 Read More →

Tammie Toler returns to post at Princeton paper

PRINCETON, W.Va. — Hugs and smiles were plentiful at the Chuck Mathena Center at noon on Friday, as Tammie Toler entered with her legal pad in hand and started visiting with her fellow Rotarians. Toler, editor of the Princeton Times, had been away from her regular news beat for almost a year after suffering a […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Monday, March 30

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Monday, March 30, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers. 1. IRAN NUCLEAR TALKS DOWN TO WIRE Differences still remain less than two days […]

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Freshmen legislators react to lawmaking experience
By March 27, 2015 Read More →

Freshmen legislators react to lawmaking experience

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Freshman state legislators, a week removed from their first 60-day session in Charleston, had mixed reactions to what went on at the Capitol. Del. Jill Upson, R-Jefferson, said, “We got a lot of really positive reforms out of this session.” But Sen. Mike Romano, D-Harrison, said the Republicans “appeared to be hell-bent” on passing “self-serving legislation.” Del. Patsy Trecost, D-Harrison, was surprised lawmakers didn’t address […]

Legislative Session: Business, industry leaders’ opinions mixed
By March 27, 2015 Read More →

Legislative Session: Business, industry leaders’ opinions mixed

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The first West Virginia state Legislature controlled by the Republicans in 83 years left some people pleased and others aghast.          Consider these different reactions: — Chris Hamilton, chairman of the West Virginia Business and Industry Council and vice president of the West Virginia Coal Association, said he is “very pleased with all aspects” of the recently completed session. — Steve White, director of the […]

Bluefield native Nash to receive top math award
By March 27, 2015 Read More →

Bluefield native Nash to receive top math award

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — Bluefield native Dr. John F. Nash Jr., and Canada-born American Louis Nirenberg have been named as joint winners of the 2015 Abel Prize, a prize that has been awarded by the Norwegian Academy of Sciences & Letters since 2003, and is named in memory of Norwegian mathematician, Niels Henrik Abel. The academy […]

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New ad highlights West Virginia tourism
By March 27, 2015 Read More →

New ad highlights West Virginia tourism

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Those watching the West Virginia Mountaineers take on the Kentucky Wildcats may have caught a glimpse of Almost Heaven during commercial breaks. The state Division of Tourism debuted a new ad during the NCAA men’s basketball tournament game, taking advantage of the Mountaineer’s primetime Sweet 16 game to showcase the Mountain State. […]

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Presidential politics, on a Mountain State stage?

An editorial from the Charleston Daily Mail  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The last time there was a presidential debate in West Virginia, it was during the 1960 Democratic primary battle between John F. Kennedy and Hubert Humphrey. Topics included Cuban sugar quotas, anti-segregation sit-ins in the south, and whether “Red China” should be admitted to the U.N. Fifty-five […]

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No. 1 Kentucky smashes WVU in Sweet 16
By March 27, 2015 Read More →

No. 1 Kentucky smashes WVU in Sweet 16

CLEVELAND — This was certainly not the way West Virginia envisioned ending its season, but at least the Mountaineers went quickly. In fact, it was only a matter of minutes after Thursday night’s game with top-ranked Kentucky began that for all intents and purposes it also ended. Dominating West Virginia as few teams have in the […]

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Governor vetoes ‘in God we trust’ bill for error

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Public buildings in the state won’t be displaying the motto “In God We Trust” this year – after a bill with that requirement became the 14th that Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has vetoed this session for technical errors. The bill (HB2187) would have allowed the state, counties and municipalities to raise private […]

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Morgantown church holds ‘castle’ open house
By March 27, 2015 Read More →

Morgantown church holds ‘castle’ open house

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The former Good Counsel Friary and current home of Calvary Chapel Morgantown, on Tyrone Road, has been one of the Morgantown area’s most unique and identifiable landmarks since master stonemason Thoney Pietro built the structures in 1933 for the modern equivalent of $3.6 million. Calvary Chapel Pastor Shawn Frasher said curiosity is […]

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