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Ex-engineer seeing success in innovative agriculture
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Ex-engineer seeing success in innovative agriculture

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — Locals call him “Aqua Man,” but six years ago Brian Tanguay was an engineer working for a Fortune 500. Now, he’s manning the helm of a successful startup and growing produce under water. In April 2013, Tanguay launched “Tangy Produce,” and made innovative farming technique aquaponics the backbone of his business. Aquaponics […]

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WV delegates in Philadelphia want unity
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WV delegates in Philadelphia want unity

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — More than half a century ago, Bobby Nelson had the opportunity to attend his first Democratic National Convention. However, the former Huntington mayor and West Virginia legislator found he had more pressing needs at home. “I had an opportunity to go to the convention in 1960, where John F. Kennedy was nominated,” […]

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West Virginia needs jobs, not ‘bathroom’ bill

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch  HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has raised the possibility of a special session this fall to explore what more state government might do to help the areas of the Mountain State still reeling from the devastating floods in late June. That would a good reason to have […]

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WV state fleet largest among Southern states
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WV state fleet largest among Southern states

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Does West Virginia really need 7,700 government-owned vehicles? A legislative audit is underway to try to answer that question. West Virginia has more state vehicles per-capita than any of 15 Southern states, according to new data from the Southern Legislative Conference. West Virginia also has the second-largest state vehicle fleet based on the […]

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Students of flooded Nicholas schools to use portables

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Nicholas County school board member said Tuesday night that students who were set to attend three flood-damaged public schools will start the upcoming school year on Aug. 19 with full school days in various other buildings until they can move to portable classrooms. A.J. Rogers, who’s also executive director of the West […]

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Alpha Natural Resources emerges from bankruptcy

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Alpha Natural Resources said Tuesday that it has emerged from bankruptcy as a smaller, privately held company that hopes is better positioned to survive a drastically downsized coal market. Once a giant producer, the new Alpha will operate 18 mines and eight preparation plants in West Virginia and Kentucky. Alpha’s larger and more […]

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Ex-Navy base in Pendleton County sells for $11.2M
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Ex-Navy base in Pendleton County sells for $11.2M

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The online auction for the former Navy Information Operations Command installation in Pendleton County ended Monday night, after a bid of $11.2 million went unchallenged for a 24-hour period. The successful bidder, known as “Bidder #7” in the anonymous auction, did not actively take part in the bidding until Saturday, with a $6.95 […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Wednesday, July 27

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. OBAMA TO HAIL CLINTON The U.S. president once told the Democratic nominee for the White House, “You’re likable […]

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This Week in West Virginia History: Aug. 4-10   
By July 26, 2016 Read More →

This Week in West Virginia History: Aug. 4-10  

  CHARLESTON, W.VA. (August 2016) – The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org. Aug. 4, 1824: John Jay Jackson Jr. was born near Parkersburg. Jackson was a prominent judge who became notorious among those trying to organize labor unions in […]

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Vandalia Rotary celebrates anniversary with guests, discussion

 CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Vandalia Rotary Club will be honoring the club’s 15th anniversary of formation on Wednesday, July 27 at 7:30 a.m. at the Embassy Suites in Charleston. The club will host its founding members in a panel with both current and former members and their guests. Founding members scheduled to participate include former First […]