Archive for December, 2017

Take note of who funds Court advertisements

A Daily Mail editorial from the Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — There’s an old axiom in politics: “Follow the money.” That’s good advice for West Virginia voters when deciding whom to vote for in the state Supreme Court election May 10. As the Gazette-Mail reported April 28 in a story by David Gutman, groups independent of […]

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WV writer brings legendary Minnie Pearl to life

WV writer brings legendary Minnie Pearl to life

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Charleston-based writer Denise Giardina knows more than a little bit about small towns and country humor. The famed author whose early years were spent in Black Wolf, a coal mining town in McDowell County, helped launch the Mountain Party in West Virginia in a 2000 run for governor, and has spent her […]

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Outside spending dominates WV judicial race

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — So much for trying to take the big money out of West Virginia judicial races. West Virginia’s move to a nonpartisan election process this spring was sparked not only by concerns about the influence of party politics in selecting judges, but also by the increasing amounts of money […]

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A pig-raising reporter helped by fellow journalist

A pig-raising reporter helped by fellow journalist

A blog post by Dorsey Kindler, feature writer for The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register  WHEELING, W.Va. — I love how journalists help each other out. Anybody who reads this blog knows that I’m raising two pigs on pasture for a local restaurant. Thing is, they can only buy one now. And I’m trying to find a “home” for […]

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WV firm ships high-tech PA systems worldwide

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Scott Hedges, president and CEO of Power Sonix Inc. in Martinsburg, has been named the West Virginia Exporter of the Year by the West Virginia Small Business Development Center. “It’s been a team effort, but Scott took on a tremendous amount of personal risk, because he believed in the business,” Matthew Coffey, […]

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Fairmont observes National Day of Prayer

Fairmont observes National Day of Prayer

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — People gathered around the Marion County Courthouse steps to join in prayer during the annual National Day of Prayer at noon Thursday. This gathering was one of many across the United States. According to the National Day of Prayer website, “The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the […]

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Bernie Sanders finishes WV tour in Morgantown

Bernie Sanders finishes WV tour in Morgantown

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Standing feet away from Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, Fairmont native Charley Clayton took in her surroundings Thursday night. Clayton was one of 3,100 — at least one who waited nearly 12 hours — that attended Sanders’ rally at the Waterfront Hotel. As a 19-year-old, next week’s primary election is the first […]

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Justice-owned coal company found not guilty

BECKLEY, W.Va. — A Wyoming County jury returned a verdict Thursday clearing Mechel Bluestone coal company of responsibility for 16 cases of well water contamination in the Cedar Creek area, confirmed attorneys on the case. The jury deliberated five hours after it was presented three weeks of maps, data and expert witnesses. On Wednesday, plaintiff […]

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Logan shunned Hillary despite pleas from on high

Logan shunned Hillary despite pleas from on high

LOGAN, W.Va. – There is a sign along one of the old brick building at the main intersection in downtown Logan that reads “The Friendliest Town In WV.” But when it comes to supporting democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, that friendly invitation took a different twist. On Friday, a representative from U.S. Senator Joe Manchin’s […]

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New Mingo County ATV trail ‘inundated with riders’

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. – Although the grand opening is not scheduled until Memorial Day, the Devil Anse Trail System opened to the public on Wednesday April, 27. At this week’s meeting of the Mingo County Commission, George Poole a member of the board of directors of the Hatfield-McCoy Regional Recreational Authority, approached commission to provide an […]

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