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Wood County teen rescues stranded woman
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Wood County teen rescues stranded woman

MINERAL WELLS, W.Va. — A Mineral Wells teenager risked his life during Sunday’s flooding to save a woman stranded in her vehicle. Brant Freeland, 15, of Elizabeth Pike, was being driven home from his girlfriend’s house by his mother on Sunday evening when they encountered high water near the intersections of Wood County 14/4, Butcher […]

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Floods create havoc in Wood County
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Floods create havoc in Wood County

MINERAL WELLS, W.Va. — It started raining in Mineral Wells about 9 p.m. Sunday and most residents around the Lincolnshire area said they didn’t think much about it. Two hours later, they found themselves up to their waists or higher in flash floodwaters that mowed over everything in its path. Estimates of three to five […]

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No more phoning in for Ohio County school board

WHEELING, W.Va. — Ohio County Board of Education members will no longer be able to call in to participate in board meetings they cannot attend. Members voted 3-2 Monday night to reverse existing board policy allowing members to phone in to meetings and still be paid $160 for participating. The policy of allowing any call-in […]

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We need all the help we can get

A column by Mike Myer, executive editor of The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — Ask a general or admiral about the key tenet of how to wage war: When you’re in one, you throw everything you have at your foe. We West Virginians and Ohioans are in a war right now. We’re taking massive casualties. And […]

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Plenty of room for both coal- and gas-fired power

An editorial from The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — As strong defenders of coal and its importance to West Virginia’s economy, we find ourselves at an unusual point: Disagreeing with coal supporters. Recently, the West Virginia Coal Association and miners’ groups have come out against natural-gas fired power plants like the one being discussed in […]

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W.Va.’s first female secretary of state dead at 101
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W.Va.’s first female secretary of state dead at 101

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Helen Holt, the first woman in West Virginia to hold a statewide elected office, died of heart failure Sunday at age 101, according to a news release from Secretary of State Natalie Tennant’s office. Holt served West Virginia as its 19th secretary of state, from 1957 to 1959. Tennant said she met […]

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Floods slam central W.Va., more rain on the way
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Floods slam central W.Va., more rain on the way

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Flooding across central West Virginia caused widespread property damage, closing roads and affecting a community hospital following heavy rains over the weekend into Monday. As a result, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin declared a state of emergency Monday for Braxton, Webster and Wood counties — three of the hardest-hit by flooding. The state […]

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Autopsies of 3 Mercer men don’t indicate homicide
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Autopsies of 3 Mercer men don’t indicate homicide

MONTCALM, W.Va. — Autopsies conducted Monday on the three men found dead at a Montcalm residence showed no indications of homicide, Mercer County Sheriff Don Meadows said. The men, identified as Lesly Joe Hicks, 38, Joseph Dean Hicks, 52, and Ernest David Hicks, 57, were found by a neighbor Friday evening at a Tabernacle Hill […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Tuesday, July 14

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Tuesday, July 14, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers: 1. LANDMARK NUCLEAR DEAL REACHED WITH IRAN The agreement includes a compromise between Washington and […]

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Bluefield editor finds rare bobblehead for collector
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Bluefield editor finds rare bobblehead for collector

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — Trying to find an elusive treasure is a challenge for any dedicated collector. Being scarce and unique, the very qualities that make an item desirable, also make it harder to find. That search for one special figure recently led a Canadian baseball bobbleheads collector to Bluefield, W.Va. and the Bluefield Daily Telegraph. […]