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WV Bureau of Senior Services working with flood victims on Medicare and other issues

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Medicare beneficiaries who have lost items in the recent floods that were Medicare related such as Durable Medical Equipment (wheelchairs, oxygen, etc.) or prescription medications may want to check with the West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services about available assistance.  The Bureau of Senior Services – through its many programs – may also be able […]

Efforts underway to aid swamped athletic programs
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Efforts underway to aid swamped athletic programs

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It didn’t take long for the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission to become involved in relief efforts following last week’s flooding that devastated several communities in the central and southern regions of the state. “Shawn Krajeski from Clay County called me on Friday and said, ‘Bill, we are in bad shape here. […]

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Media Alert: WVU experts available to discuss the Volkswagen class-action settlement

MORGANTOWN, W.VA. —  As Volkswagen prepares to settle consumer claims resulting from the company’s admission that it cheated on diesel emissions tests, West Virginia University researchers who helped uncover the elevated emissions as well as University economists are available to discuss issues related to the settlement and its impact. Dan Carder director of the WVU […]

Flood, storms reportedly damage 25 WV schools
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Flood, storms reportedly damage 25 WV schools

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — At Herbert Hoover High School near Clendenin, 3 to 5 inches of mud still coated the entire first floor Monday, an unwelcome gift left by 6 feet of flood water that swamped the school and may prevent it from starting classes on time next school year. About 5 miles down the road, at […]

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Experts expect decline in WV honey production
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Experts expect decline in WV honey production

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — Honey production this year will likely be down, or best case scenario, equal to what it was last year, due to poor weather conditions and insect problems, said area beekeepers. “I’m hearing that we’re probably having 75 percent less flow this year due to the loss of a few major honey crops,” […]

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Let’s show our support for victims of flooding

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — If ever there is a time for West Virginians to open their hearts and help out their fellow Mountain State residents, it is now. Tens of thousands of the state’s residents are suffering in the wake of heavy flooding late last week. With a death toll of at […]

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Cass Railroad chugs its way onto USA Today list

CASS, W.Va. — A Pocahontas County tourist attraction is being recognized by USA Today. The Cass Scenic Railroad is among 20 favorite train and rail tourist attractions across the nation honored in USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards. Among the 20 nationwide entries, the Durbin and Greenbrier Valley Railroad-operated Cass Scenic Railroad is […]

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Berkeley County volunteers cut through red tape
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Berkeley County volunteers cut through red tape

CLAY, W.Va. — Volunteer Fire Departments from Hedgesville, Bedington, Back Creek Valley, Baker Heights and South Berkeley, along with the Berkeley County Emergency Ambulance Authority joined together in a major multi-day drive to raise needed goods for people displaced by floods in southern West Virginia. And then they delivered it. Their desire to assist those […]

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Gov. Tomblin pledges assistance to communities affected by flooding

  Governor visits with residents of Rainelle, Clendenin CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin Monday visited Greenbrier and Kanawha counties, two of the areas hit hardest by the devastating floods on Thursday and Friday.   “As a lifelong resident of Southern West Virginia, I am all too familiar with flooding and know how it […]

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Sen. Manchin’s staff visiting with flood-affected residents

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin’s representatives will be traveling the state this week, hosting special mobile office hours to assist flood-related victims.   “So many of our fellow West Virginians are in need, and I saw this first-hand as I traveled to the flood-affected areas over the last several days,” Sen. Manchin said. […]