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Pocahontas Times mourns loss of Jane Price Sharp
By September 29, 2015 Read More →

Pocahontas Times mourns loss of Jane Price Sharp

MARLINTON, W.Va. — Jane Price Sharp, 95, died Sunday, September 27, 2015, at Pocahontas Center in Marlinton, Pocahontas County.  She died a stone’s throw across Knapps Creek from where she was born October 14, 1919, at the Price family home, 1118 Second Avenue, Marlinton. She was the editor of The Pocahontas Times for many years. Sharp […]

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W.Va. officials say Gestamp plant exceeds expections

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — By all accounts, Gestamp’s South Charleston plant is a smash hit. The auto parts manufacturer rolled into town in 2012, lured by a refurbished building and a mountain of loans, tax breaks and incentives. Ignacio Pipio, plant director, said the factory has the equivalent of 400 full-time employees, has invested a total of […]

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Fayette back to square one on consolidation

BECKLEY, W.Va. — The School Building Authority voted Monday to reject an amendment to the Fayette County Comprehensive Educational Facilities Plan to consolidate four high schools into one. The is just days before Fayette County was set to present its application for funding to build the $53 million to $58 million high school in Oak […]

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Sometimes fighting back is the only real option

A Daily Mail editorial from the Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Occasionally, despite the odds, common sense prevails. That appears to be the case with a new training program in Kanawha County schools that prepares teachers and students to respond to gun violence in schools. The old approach — and apparently the official policy of the […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Tuesday, Sept. 29

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers: 1. OBAMA, PUTIN AT ODDS OVER SYRIA At the U.N., the U.S. president and his Russian counterpart sharply disagree […]

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Low pay behind teacher shortages plaguing West Virginia?
By September 28, 2015 Read More →

Low pay behind teacher shortages plaguing West Virginia?

By Deborah Martinelli, Robert Devitt, and Karey Eyo Mountaineer News Service, West Virginia University MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Jill Hale, a native of West Virginia, has been teaching for the past 14 years in North Carolina’s public school system. She would love to come home to Parkersburg, but the low teacher salaries and benefits in this […]

Drilling boom sparks surge in I-79 hotel building
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Drilling boom sparks surge in I-79 hotel building

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — The hotel industry seems to be the fastest growing industry in North Central West Virginia, with new chains opening and properties developing all along the Interstate 79 corridor. Harrison County has experienced the most growth to its hotel industry, Harrison County Chamber of Commerce President Kathy Wagner said. “We’ve certainly seen a […]

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Clarksburg paper creates multimedia ad position
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Clarksburg paper creates multimedia ad position

CLARKSBURG — The Exponent Telegram has named Tammy Heitz as its new advertising multimedia sales manager. Exponent Telegram Publisher Andy Kniceley made the announcement, pointing out the new position merges the media company’s sales efforts across multiple platforms: Print, glossy, Internet, digital and social media marketing, including NCWV Media, the company’s digital and social media […]

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Wheeling MSA growth rate fifth highest in US

WHEELING, W.Va. — More than a half-decade of drilling, fracking, pipelining, hotel building and other activities associated with the Marcellus and Utica shale boom are adding up, as new statistics show the area consisting of Belmont, Marshall and Ohio counties comprises the fifth-fastest growing economy in the nation. The Wheeling Metropolitan Statistical Area’s gross domestic product […]

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W.Va. think tank urges higher ethane tax

WHEELING, W.Va. — A West Virginia think tank believes state leaders should increase severance tax rates for ethane and other natural gas liquids to discourage them from fueling out-of-state petrochemical projects, such as the proposed $5.7 billion PTT Global Chemical cracker in Belmont County. However, West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association Executive Director Corky […]

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