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W.Va. tax reform chair in no rush to change tax code

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — As the Joint Committee on Tax Reform delves further into the state tax code, the co-chair of the committee said Monday that an “all-encompassing tax redo” is doubtful by the 2016 legislative session. Delegate Eric Nelson, R-Kanawha, said that doesn’t mean there won’t be some tax reform bills in the mix.  “I […]

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Beckley council backs off on street basketball ban

BECKLEY, W.Va. — After much public input, Beckley Common Council unanimously decided to remove the proposed basketball ban from its agenda, Mayor Bill O’Brien confirmed Monday. The ordinance called for a ban on basketball hoops and basketball playing on city streets; violators would have faced a $25 fine. O’Brien said he does not expect the […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Tuesday, June 30

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers: 1. CRUNCH TIME ARRIVES FOR GREECE With the European part of its international bailout […]

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How do you shop for autos? Why do you buy?
By June 29, 2015 Read More →

How do you shop for autos? Why do you buy?

Have you seen this Toyota Sequoia Limited? CHAPMANVILLE, W.Va. — Do you use online information when shopping for your automobiles? What makes you buy? The West Virginia Press Services wants to know. With newspaper ads and online services, it’s easy to shop for a vehicle once you’re interested, but the WVPS wants to know how you get […]

Fairmont paper names Veasey editor emeritus
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Fairmont paper names Veasey editor emeritus

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Times West Virginian Publisher Frank Wood announces that the honorary title of editor emeritus has been bestowed to John Veasey. Veasey, who has been with the newspaper and its predecessors for more than 50 years, will continue in his day-to-day role, including writing a daily column, sports columns, articles and feature stories. […]

Fairmont raptor center marks first birth in captivity
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Fairmont raptor center marks first birth in captivity

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Employees and volunteers at the West Virginia Raptor Rehabilitation Center (WVRRC) recently witnessed something they have never seen before. The WVRRC’s mission is to rehabilitate and release injured and orphaned birds of prey while providing environmental education programs to the public for the benefit of all living things.  Mike Book, the director […]

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City sales taxes to start in Parkersburg, Vienna

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Customers will be paying 7 cents on the dollar instead of 6 for taxable items purchased and services rendered in Parkersburg and Vienna starting Wednesday as 1 percent municipal sales taxes go into effect. Both cities were among 16 accepted into West Virginia’s Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program, and both received permission […]

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Old Upshur County armory now play gun venue
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Old Upshur County armory now play gun venue

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. — There’s more gunplay at the old armory now than when the military owned it. M2 Bravo Tactical and Hobby LLC has set up West Virginia’s first indoor airsoft field at the old West Virginia National Guard Armory on Route 20 South. The company leased the property from the Upshur County Development Authority. […]

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Drilling boom doubles Ohio County hotel tax take
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Drilling boom doubles Ohio County hotel tax take

WHEELING, W.Va. — They may not play guitar or sing on the Capitol Theatre stage, but out-of-state workers staying in local hotels as part of the Marcellus and Utica shale boom are having a major impact on operations at the venue. That’s because money from hotel/motel tax is being used pay the debt the Wheeling-Ohio […]

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Founders would be appalled

A column by Mike Myer, executive editor of The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — What would Patrick Henry say today? “Give me liberty or give me death?” Nah. More like, “Give me liberty or, heck, let me trade that for a government that promises to protect me from lemonade.” Next weekend we’ll be celebrating Independence Day. […]

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