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Morgantown Airport’s runway expansion won’t mean more commercial flights
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Morgantown Airport’s runway expansion won’t mean more commercial flights

By Kiley Putnam, Matt DeTitta and Nick Jandora Mountaineer News Service MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — In the 1930s, the city of Morgantown purchased a sizable area of land near the Mileground in Morgantown to construct an airfield. Construction began in 1935, and on November 9,1937, the Morgantown Municipal Airport (MGW) took flight. Over the last 78 years, however, […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Thursday, April 30

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Thursday, April 30, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers: 1. A LIGHT AMID QUAKE TRAGEDY Crowds cheer as a teenage boy is pulled […]

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Marshall University to revamp tuition

By LACIE PIERSON The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON — On a campus where everyone bleeds green, Marshall University administrators continued to work on new ways to manage the school’s green Wednesday. The Marshall University Board of Governors approved a tuition and fee structure with the goal of simplifying the financial planning process for students. The measure was […]

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Bid dispute clouds $7.6M Lottery building project

By Eric Eyre Staff writer  The Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A $7.6 million renovation of the West Virginia Lottery’s headquarters building in Charleston has been put on hold after the agency decided against awarding the construction contract to the company with the lowest bid. Maynard C. Smith Construction Co. of Charleston filed a complaint in […]

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Yeager Airport hires contractor to clear runway slide

By Rick Steelhammer Staff writer The Charleston Gazette  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Work is expected to begin this week on a project designed to stabilize the slip zone at the end of Yeager Airport’s main runway overlooking Keystone Drive and Elk Two-Mile Creek, where landslides on March 12 and 13 destroyed two homes and a church, caused […]

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Pendleton Times looking for editor to direct community news operations

FRANKLIN, W.Va. — If the opportunity to serve as editor of a weekly newspaper in the eastern portion of West Virginia interests you, now is the time to contact The Pendleton Times. The family-owned newspaper is looking for an editor to direct its community news operation. “This is a beautiful part of West Virginia, with good people and a […]

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West Virginia’s Phillips named to board of Racing Commissioners International

TAMPA, FL – With the recent elevation of Mark Lamberth, commissioner from the Arkansas Racing Commission, as its 2015 chairman, the Association of Racing Commissioners International tapped Louisiana commissioner Judy Wagner to serve as secretary/chairperson-elect and Washington State Racing Commission member Jeff Colliton as treasurer. The regulators also added Elkins resident Bill Phillips of the West Virginia […]

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Capitol building, grounds on display
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Capitol building, grounds on display

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This Week in West Virginia History: May 3-9
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This Week in West Virginia History: May 3-9

Charleston, W.Va.  – The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org. May 3, 1843: U.S. Postmaster General William Lyne Wilson was born in Smithfield, Jefferson County. Wilson joined President Cleveland’s cabinet as postmaster general in 1895. In the following year, he introduced Rural Free Delivery in Jefferson County, […]

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Republican Reed to challenge U.S. Rep. Mooney for the 2nd District Congressional seat

Staff and Wire report Spirit of Jefferson CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — Republican Alex Mooney has a contender within his party eyeing his seat in Congress. Pharmacist Ken Reed opened a pre-candidacy account this month to run for Mooney’s Second District House seat. Reed came in second to Mooney last year in a seven-way Republican primary. […]

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