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Central W.Va. miners warned of impending closure

MILL CREEK, W.Va. — More than 170 people will be out of work after the closure of the Carter Roag Coal Co., officials announced Monday. Carter Roag is a subsidiary of United Coal Co., which issued a Worker Adjustment Retraining Act Notice for all employees of the mine and preparation plant, said Mark McCormick, general […]

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Carving underway at Kenova Pumpkin House
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Carving underway at Kenova Pumpkin House

KENOVA, W.Va. — The annual push to get more than 3,000 pumpkins carved in time for Halloween is underway at Ric Griffith’s Victorian home, also known as the Pumpkin House, at 748 Beech St. in Kenova. Due to the shelf life of a carved pumpkin, the carving did not begin until Oct. 24, according to […]

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Guy and Pat Stewart attend WVU event, talk of WVPA
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Guy and Pat Stewart attend WVU event, talk of WVPA

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Guy Stewart and his wife, Pat, remember their time being active with the West Virginia Press Association and the great group of friends they made during those years. The Stewarts visited briefly with Don Smith, executive director of the WVPA, during a recent West Virginia University Reed College of Media recognition event in Morgantown. Stewart,  former dean of WVU’s Perley Isaac Reed […]

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Reduction in testing time a worthwhile goal

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — President Barack Obama’s administration is trying to tackle one of the most commonly heard complaints about education in America: Students and teachers spend too much time on standardized testing. Based on a study released over the weekend and cited by the president, the initiative to reduce hours devoted […]

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ATV trail weighed for central West Virginia counties

WESTON, W.Va. — A multi-county all-terrain vehicle trail is proposed to wind through Lewis and other Central West Virginia counties. Amanda Payne, trails program manager with the Rahall Transportation Institute, a transportation center out of Marshall University, said she told Lewis County commissioners Monday that the trail has been the topic of conversations for the […]

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Drug firms ask W.Va. high court to halt ‘pill mill’ suit

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Eleven of the nation’s largest prescription drug distributors are asking the West Virginia Supreme Court to stop a state lawsuit that alleges the companies turned a blind eye to suspicious orders from “pill mill” pharmacies. The drug wholesalers say Boone County Circuit Judge William Thompson “committed clear error” by refusing the companies’ repeated […]

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Environmental groups seek larger pipeline review

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — More than 30 environmental groups are calling for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to conduct a comprehensive impact study for four proposed interstate gas pipelines that would run out of West Virginia. The groups, including Appalachian Mountain Advocates and the Southern Environmental Law Center, are asking the federal regulators to assess the need […]

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Ex-Patriot Coal miners start reapplying for jobs
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Ex-Patriot Coal miners start reapplying for jobs

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Blackhawk Mining initiated the rehiring process of former Patriot Coal employees on Monday in preparation for the Lexington-based company to take over six mining complexes in West Virginia later this week. The takeover by Blackhawk, which already owns mining operations in Kentucky, Indiana and West Virginia, is the result of Patriot Coal’s […]

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WVU president sees revitalization role for school
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WVU president sees revitalization role for school

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia University’s efforts in Harpers Ferry, Weirton and Charleston’s West Side are aimed at not only helping revitalize those communities, but also at developing templates that can be used to assist others, including Montgomery, said WVU President Gordon Gee. “The problems facing our state and world are too big for any […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Tuesday, Oct. 27

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers: 1. HOUSE GOP LEADERS REACH BUDGET DEAL WITH WHITE HOUSE Now they are throwing their collective weight behind the […]

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