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By October 22, 2015 Read More →

Huntington Mall losing Elder-Beerman anchor store

BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. — One of the Huntington Mall’s anchor stores will close on Jan. 31, 2016. The Bon-Ton Stores Inc., parent company of Elder-Beerman, announced Wednesday its store in the Huntington Mall is one of three locations that will not have its current lease renewed. “It’s unfortunate, it really is,” said Joe Bell, director of […]

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By October 22, 2015 Read More →

W.Va. Poison Center to track overdose antidote use

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A statewide tracking system for auto injector use to save overdose victims is still in the works, but officials say such information likely will not be available until next year. This past session, the West Virginia Legislature passed a bill signed by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin allowing first responders, including firefighters and […]

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By October 22, 2015 Read More →

Mothman festival attendance ‘shattered’ records

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — It’s been a month since the 14th annual Mothman Festival descended on Point Pleasant, and now that the hoopla has settled, (and Bigfoot has left the area), all signs point to this year’s festival being a record year. “Attendance records were shattered this year,” Jeff Wamsley, owner of the Mothman Museum, […]

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Boy Scouts break ground on U.S. 19 visitors center
By October 22, 2015 Read More →

Boy Scouts break ground on U.S. 19 visitors center

MOUNT HOPE, W.Va. — The Boy Scouts of America broke ground Wednesday on a welcome center along U.S. 19 that will serve as a “window” into the 14,000-acre Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve. Made possible through a gift from the Hazel Ruby McQuain Charitable Trust, the center will be located just south of Sun Mine […]

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By October 22, 2015 Read More →

Time for governor to act on Fayette Schools mess

An editorial from The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — Fayette County has been consumed with controversy since parts of Collins Middle School were condemned and ordered closed last January. Different factions support different solutions, and it doesn’t appear there will be one answer that will satisfy everyone.  But what everyone can agree on is that it’s a […]

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By October 22, 2015 Read More →

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Thursday, Oct. 22

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers: 1. HILLARY CLINTON TAKING CENTER STAGE AT BENGHAZI HEARING She’ll be the star witness in the Republican-led investigation into […]

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President says addiction is everyone’s problem
By October 21, 2015 Read More →

President says addiction is everyone’s problem

Charleston meeting personalizes heroin addiction in West Virginia By Don Smith West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. —  President Barack Obama made clear the reason he thinks every American, every West Virginian, every politician and every parent needs to get involved in the effort to stop drug abuse: “You don’t know if it is going to […]

Video: President Obama opens discussion at Charleston meeting
By October 21, 2015 Read More →

Video: President Obama opens discussion at Charleston meeting

CHARLESTON, W.Va. —  President Barack Obama visited Charleston’s East End Family Resource Center today to discuss the country’s prescription drug and heroin epidemic. President Obama greeted the audience  at the Roosevelt Neighborhood Center building Wednesday afternoon: Hear the President’s Greeting.

Coal rally focuses on Obama regulations
By October 21, 2015 Read More →

Coal rally focuses on Obama regulations

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Opponents of President Barack Obama’s regulation of the mining industry gathered at the State Capitol near the “Miner Statue” Wednesday morning to rally against federal policies affecting West Virginia’s mining industry and the state residents it supports. The rally came just hours before President Obama was scheduled to speak in Charleston. Among those in attendance at […]

Fairmont State marks redo of iconic schoolhouse
By October 21, 2015 Read More →

Fairmont State marks redo of iconic schoolhouse

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — As Juanita Mafield sat outside the one-room schoolhouse on the campus of Fairmont State University on Tuesday, she couldn’t help but recall memories of being a student and sitting inside the building. She looked at the school and said it had changed over the years.  “The blackboard used to be clear across […]

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