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John Brown tours to return to Charles Town

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — According to local officials, the John Brown walking tours in Charles Town have increased tourism to Charles Town while educating the public about “the rest of the story” after Brown’s raid in Harpers Ferry. Charles Town mayor Peggy Smith and Annette Gavin, CEO of the Jefferson County Convention and Visitors Bureau, […]

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Legislative Column: ‘At The Capitol’ for April

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — April legislative interim committee meetings were highlighted by the launch of a new select committee on tax reform. House Speaker Tim Armstead, R-Kanawha, spelled out the mandate of the Joint Select Committee on Tax Reform, stating, “We have a tax structure in West Virginia that’s broken, that’s burdensome, and that’s bewildering to a lot of people.” Senate […]

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Wheeling Suspension Bridge’s popularity endures
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Wheeling Suspension Bridge’s popularity endures

WHEELING, W.Va. — Though it’s been hanging around for 166 years, people still get a kick of out seeing the Wheeling Suspension Bridge. Frank O’Brien, executive director of the Wheeling Convention and Visitors Bureau, said while tourists generally do not drive long distances just to see the span, once visitors lay their eyes on it […]

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WVU’s Huggins honored with Furfari Award as W.Va. College Coach of the Year
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WVU’s Huggins honored with Furfari Award as W.Va. College Coach of the Year

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — There was no secret weapon on its way and no plans were etched in stone when Bob Huggins told the world he had to fix the West Virginia U. men’s basketball program during its first season playing in the Big 12 Conference, in 2013.  “We simply had to get better. We had to […]

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Recent challenge to EPA necessary, not premature

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Even if the odds are against you, sometimes it is important to make your case. West Virginia and 14 other coal-reliant states gave oral arguments before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit last week challenging new proposed regulations for coal-fired power plants. […]

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Raleigh County native makes Rock Hall of Fame
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Raleigh County native makes Rock Hall of Fame

CLEVELAND — Bill Withers, the Raleigh County native whose “Ain’t No Sunshine,” ruled AM radio in 1971, showed a completely different side to himself in Cleveland on Saturday, April 18. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Stevie Wonder did the honors. It was an honor said Withers, who is now […]

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Maloney files ethics complaint against Justice Davis

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Former gubernatorial candidate Bill Maloney, who formally who filed an ethics complaint with the state Judicial Investigation Commission regarding Justice Robin Davis’ decision to not recuse herself over a controversial court case, said the reason behind his latest action is simple. “The goal is just to get the truth out,” he told […]

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Manchin staying put in D.C., won’t run for governor
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Manchin staying put in D.C., won’t run for governor

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — After months of speculation that he might return to West Virginia to run for governor in 2016, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin on Sunday announced his decision to continue serving in the nation’s capitol. “I’m going to stay and I’ll run for re-election,” Manchin told CBS’ “Face the Nation” host Bob Schieffer. “I want […]

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As coal declines in W.Va., so do county coffers

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It started in Boone County, which, on Dec. 31, laid off 11 part-time public employees. A security officer, a recycling center employee and a bunch of janitors who cleaned community centers one day a week all lost their jobs, Assistant County Administrator Pam White said. Then it was Nicholas County, which last month […]

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Drug Take Back Days replaced by everyday effort

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. — Prescription medication that’s unneeded was previously collected during Prescription Drug Take Back Day, but legislation eliminated that event so that drugs can be returned any day of the year. “We rewrote the disposal regulations, allowing all police departments, hospitals, pharmacies and a whole list of entities to take and dispose of unwanted […]

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