Archive for October, 2017

With cicadas emerging, Fairmont nets young trees

With cicadas emerging, Fairmont nets young trees

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Remember 1999? Everyone was worrying about Y2K. “The Sixth Sense” was the top-grossing film of that year, and Britney Spears was a new emerging artist. Something else emerged that year as well — Brood V cicadas. While one may want to bring back the trends of the late 1990s, only one thing […]

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WV governor seeks furlough bill for budget impasse

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — If the legislature fails to pass a budget before June 30, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is asking for a measure that would allow him to furlough state employees and pay the state’s bonds. West Virginia has no mechanism for spending money without a balanced budget in the 2017 fiscal year, meaning the […]

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WV DEP officials object to Alpha sale to hedge fund

BECKLEY, W.Va. — West Virginia filed an objection earlier this week to the proposed sale of Alpha Natural Resources’ assets to a hedge fund, stating the sale could leave the state holding hundreds of millions in reclamation liabilities. If the proposed $500 million sale is approved by a bankruptcy judge, the company’s major assets would […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Friday, May 20

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Friday, May 20, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. WRECKAGE OF FLIGHT 804 FOUND, EGYPTIAN MILITARY SAYS Beyond debris, passengers’ belongings are discovered from the EgyptAir jetliner […]

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A little costume malfunction in Beckley

A little costume malfunction in Beckley

To see many more of Photographer Brad Davis’ photos from this event, click here. 

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Lawmakers must ask themselves tough questions

An editorial from The Register-Herald  BECKLEY, W.Va. — FACT: No one has said, ever, “Yes, I would like to pay more taxes, please!” FACT: If West Virginia legislators don’t get off of their duffs and give full consideration to raising something, this state and their constituents are going to find themselves in worse trouble than we’re […]

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WV firm wins $112 million federal contract

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — A local prime contractor has received a multimillion-dollar contract. KeyLogic Systems Inc., which is based in Morgantown and houses a location adjacent to the NASA IV&V Facility in Fairmont, won a contract for $112 million for the Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). According to a press release, “the […]

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Hancock County casino losing ground to Ohio, PA

CHESTER, W.Va. — At the same time profits at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort fell by 31 percent, adjusted earnings at the properties its parent company owns in Ohio and Pennsylvania grew by 11.7 percent and 34 percent, respectively. For the entire year, Mountaineer’s profits collapsed from $30.4 million in 2014 to $21.3 million in […]

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WV attorney general defiant over transgender directive

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey this week sent letters to the federal government and local school boards rejecting a federal directive on transgender students as unlawful. Morrisey and attorneys general from Oklahoma and Texas demanded the federal government clarify its legal precedent and whether it would seek to cut funding from […]

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WV outfitters hope ’15 uptick means end of descent

WV outfitters hope ’15 uptick means end of descent

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — After 15 years of steady decline, West Virginia rafting outfitters experienced a welcome uptick in customer numbers in 2015, according to recently released data compiled by the state Division of Natural Resources. Last year’s modest 3 percent increase in customer numbers followed a 2014 season that brought the number of whitewater rafting enthusiasts […]

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