Archive for December, 2017

People at Clendenin forum told how to find help

People at Clendenin forum told how to find help

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In the two weeks since the flood waters destroyed much of Clendenin, people there have only begun grasp how long and how much money it will take to try and rebuild their communities. As money from Federal Emergency Management Agency begins to pour into the area, and as state and county officials […]

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WV family makes memorial of tree mother clung to

WV family makes memorial of tree mother clung to

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — There’s a tree here in White Sulphur Springs that the Scott family visits every day. This is the tree that Belinda Scott reached to for safety during the June 23 flood. The tree she found herself trapped in after houses farther down Mill Hill Drive were washed off their foundations and […]

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Bridgeport firm buys 14 more McDonald’s locations

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — The next time you drive by one of those McDonald’s signs that says something about serving so many billion hamburgers, just realize that John Ebert and his staff are making a hefty contribution in reaching that sales total. Especially after Thursday night, when Ebert bought 14 more locations — six in Morgantown […]

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WVU buy-outs make sense amid budget concerns

An editorial from The Exponent Telegram  CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — We all know West Virginia faces budgetary concerns, with the trickle-down effect meaning state government is having to learn to do more with less. That’s true of higher education, which remains dependent on tax dollars despite increases in tuition, fees and various other costs charged to students […]

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Hotel is latest tenant at Huntington’s Kinetic Park

Hotel is latest tenant at Huntington’s Kinetic Park

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Another milestone has been reached at Kinetic Park on W.Va. 10 with the opening of a new Fairfield Inn and Suites this week. “We are very excited about this opening and welcome with open arms all private investment in the city and Kinetic Park,” said Tom Bell, executive director of the Huntington […]

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Parkersburg group taking truckloads to flood zone

Parkersburg group taking truckloads to flood zone

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Linda Hedrick of Parkersburg has created a nonprofit outreach program to help flood victims in southern West Virginia. Hedrick created Helping Hands Outreach For WV Flood Victims through Facebook and used social media to spread the word about her cause. Hedrick made Facebook “challenges” that inspired people from the Mid-Ohio Valley to […]

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The Greenbrier to reopen July 12 after flood hiatus

The Greenbrier to reopen July 12 after flood hiatus

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Make no mistake about it, this is a company town. And the company — the fount of most of the town’s jobs — is The Greenbrier resort. Tragically, seven White Sulphur Springs area residents died when floodwaters submerged the Spa City on June 23, and many other townspeople saw their […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Friday, July 8

1. SNIPERS OPEN FIRE ON POLICE OFFICERS IN DALLAS, KILLING FIVE OFFICERS AND INJURING SIX Three people are in custody and a fourth suspect is exchanging gunfire with officers at a garage downtown.  2. MINNESOTA GOVERNOR SAYS BLACK MOTORISTS WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN SHOT IF HE HAD BEEN WHITE  Democrat Mark Dayton pressed for a […]

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WV DOH: Flooding damage to roads tops $45 million

Flooding Damage to Roads Tops $45 Million   CHARLESTON, W.Va. —  The West Virginia Division of Highways today announced that road damage from recent flooding now totals $46,859,290. More than a dozen contractors have been hired to restore access to communities and repair major routes. WVDOH crews from around the state have been mobilized in […]

WVPA Statewide Classifieds Ads for July 10-16
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WVPA Statewide Classifieds Ads for July 10-16

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Here are the West Virginia Press Association Statewide Classified Ads for July 10-16: NOTE: This unique WVPA program places your classified ad in more than 40 newspapers across the state for one discounted price and with one call. Contact your local newspaper or Toni Heady at the WVPA, 304-342-1011, ext. 164, to run your classified ad […]