Archive for October, 2017

Alzheimer’s Association’s annual report shows care contributors sacrificing own food, medical care to support Alzheimer’s patient
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Alzheimer’s Association’s annual report shows care contributors sacrificing own food, medical care to support Alzheimer’s patient

West Virginia caregivers provided unpaid care valued at over $1.5 billion in 2015 CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The personal financial support required by a person with Alzheimer’s disease may ultimately deprive care contributors of basic necessities, such as food, transportation and medical care, according to the 2016 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report released today. Alzheimer’s […]

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The dangers of helicopter parenting

An editorial from The Daily Athenaeum MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The role of a parent is often up for debate in modern times. Some argue parents should take a passive role in their children’s day-to-day activities while others insist that being involved in every facet of their children’s lives until adulthood is the only way to parent […]

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Justice’s campaign ads feature recovering addicts

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Starting today, the 2016 campaign for W.Va. Supreme Court Justice Brent Benjamin will feature recovering drug addicts. “It’s not a your typical red-white-and-blue campaign spot,” Darrell Shull, Benjamin’s political consultant, said. “We’re trying to focus on the good that the drug court program, that Justice Benjamin helped launch in this state, does […]

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With WV ‘Brunch bill’ signed, counties can vote

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Brunch enthusiasts throughout the Mountain State are one step closer to being able to enjoy their mimosas and Bellinis a little brighter and earlier. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin signed into law Senate Bill 298, more commonly referred to as the “brunch bill,” Tuesday. The bill provides county commissioners the option of calling […]

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Bluefield editor wins column-writing award
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Bluefield editor wins column-writing award

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — Bluefield Daily Telegraph Editor Samantha Perry has been named “Columnist of the Year” in the national Best of CNHI 2015 editorial contest. It is the second consecutive year that Perry has won the “Columnist of the Year” award. The contest recognizes the individual and collective achievements of the company’s journalists. The competition […]

Bluefield’s Ridge Runner ready to get back on track
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Bluefield’s Ridge Runner ready to get back on track

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — The Ridge Runner is moving full steam ahead on another season of taking area residents and tourists on scenic mountain rides. The Ridge Runner season starts up on Saturday at noon at Lotito Park. “We are extremely excited for our 6th season since restoration,” Ridge Runner Director of Operations Lori Mills said. […]

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WVU’s Williams declares for the NBA Draft
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WVU’s Williams declares for the NBA Draft

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia forward Devin Williams, who had 16 double-doubles and was second-team All-Big 12 this season, announced Tuesday he’s entering the NBA draft and suggested he’s not coming back for his senior year. In a press release, the junior from Cincinnati thanked his teammates, coaches, the school’s athletic director and president and […]

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What next, marijuana?

A Gazette editorial from the Charleston Gazette-Mail  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — So far, 10 states have legalized medical marijuana to treat war veterans suffering PTSD, and several other states are studying the step, a March 23 news report said. America slowly wipes out former taboos, and legalization of marijuana nationwide could be next. Former U.S. Attorney General […]

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Alpha seeks court OK to break UMW contract

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Lawyers for Alpha Natural Resources are asking a federal bankruptcy judge to allow the company to break its contract with the United Mine Workers union as part of an effort to reorganize its finances and survive the ongoing decline in the nation’s coal industry. On Monday, Alpha filed a petition with U.S. Bankruptcy […]

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Missed step caused WV native’s opioid death
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Missed step caused WV native’s opioid death

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It was just a running injury. Last spring, Jessica Grubb felt some pain in her left hip. But she loved to run — “Run like a girl,” she would say — so she kept going. It didn’t get better. Swelling developed into a bacterial infection and she had surgery in the summer to […]

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