Archive for October, 2017

WV DNR delays opening six swimming pools

WV DNR delays opening six swimming pools

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Uncertainty over funding levels in the 2017 fiscal year budget because of legislative inaction has prompted the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources to delay the opening of six swimming pools in DNR-managed state parks, forests and wildlife management areas. “The park system weighed different options and ultimately decided to delay the opening […]

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Modern-day rain dance in Barboursville

Modern-day rain dance in Barboursville

To see photographer Sholten Singer’s slide show, click here. 

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Some in WV still unsure of GOP convention status

WHEELING, W.Va. — The West Virginia Secretary of State’s Office is still waiting for 18 counties to submit official results from the May 10 primary, leaving a couple area Republicans still unsure of whether they’ll be delegates to the party’s national convention in Cleveland in July. West Virginia GOP officials say they won’t determine their […]

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Davis & Elkins College names new president

Davis & Elkins College names new president

ELKINS, W.Va. — The Davis & Elkins College Board of Trustees has named Chris A. Wood, 51, currently vice president for advancement at Wesley College in Dover, Del., as the college’s 15th president, effective Aug. 1. He succeeds G.T. “Buck” Smith, who will again retire as president emeritus after serving six of the past eight […]

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WV Senate panel considers sales tax hike

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Faced with the reality that Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin will veto any budget measure that takes more than $100 million out of the state’s Rainy Day Fund, the Senate Finance Committee began discussing a hike in the Consumer Sales and Service Tax Tuesday, a nearly last-ditch effort to balance a budget before […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Wednesday, June 1

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, June 1, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. STARK WARNING ISSUED ON FALLUJAH FIGHTING The U.N. children’s fund cautions Iraqi troops and militants battling in the […]

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