Archive for December, 2017

Harpers Ferry hopes to preserve historic church
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Harpers Ferry hopes to preserve historic church

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va — Although Harpers Ferry, which is nestled in a historic pocket of the Eastern Panhandle, is abundant with remnants of the past, many spaces serving as reminders of its rich background are suffering the test of time. That’s why the Harpers Ferry-Bolivar Historic Town Foundation is hoping to gather the funds to […]

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Harpers Ferry needs support through renewal

An editorial from The Journal  MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — If you’ve been to historic Harpers Ferry this summer, you’ve surely noted the changes that are afoot. Lower Town, which is still working to build itself back up after last year’s devastating fire, is now in the midst of a concurrent transformation. The town’s Potomac Street project has […]

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Clarksburg dedicates grave of revolutionary solider
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Clarksburg dedicates grave of revolutionary solider

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — The George Rogers Clark Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution conducted a formal grave marking and dedication Tuesday for Peter Lynch, a Revolutionary War solider buried in Jackson Cemetery on South Linden Avenue in Clarksburg. The ceremony began with a processional by the Sons of the American Revolution State Color […]

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In WV, FDA chief hears of opioid epidemic
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In WV, FDA chief hears of opioid epidemic

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The leader of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, whose agency is responsible for what drugs hit the market, heard state leaders’ frustrations Tuesday with the amount of addictive painkillers that have been shipped to West Virginia, fueling a wave of abuse and overdoses in the Mountain State. Dr. Robert Califf, who took […]

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Mercer County doubles 911 fee on landlines

PRINCETON, W.Va. — Mercer County residents who own landline phones will soon see an increased fee on their monthly bills. County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday night to raise the 911 emergency services fee from $1.50 to $3 each month. Bob Hoge, the county’s 911 communication center’s director, presented a review of the history of the […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Wednesday, Aug. 10

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. TRUMP FAULTS MEDIA FOR SECOND AMENDMENT FLAP The Republican presidential hopeful is blaming media bias and faulty interpretations […]

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Kanawha preps for kids from flood-closed schools
By August 9, 2016 Read More →

Kanawha preps for kids from flood-closed schools

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The staff at Bridge Elementary School built a classroom on Friday. “We started with a blank slate of clean wax and built a classroom from scratch,” said Vanessa Brown, Clendenin Elementary’s principal. The classroom — which was a cafeteria last year — will host 75 fifth-graders and three teachers. “This is like taking […]

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WV state bird shown on new Postal Service stamps
By August 9, 2016 Read More →

WV state bird shown on new Postal Service stamps

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s state bird now is available on U.S. Postal Service Forever stamps. The northern cardinal is one of four birds featured in the “Songbirds in Snow” series of Forever stamps, according to a news release from the Postal Service. A set of four, each stamp shows a single bird — the northern […]

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Lou Holtz to highlight WV Chamber convention
By August 9, 2016 Read More →

Lou Holtz to highlight WV Chamber convention

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Former Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz, a West Virginia native and Donald Trump devotee, will keynote the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce’s annual convention at the end of the month. The convention, held each year at The Greenbrier resort, is an opportunity for the state’s top business leaders, politicians and lobbyists to […]

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State’s higher education investment pays off

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Whoever is calling the shots at the Capitol in Charleston next year may want to think twice about continuing the recent trend of reducing state aid for West Virginia’s higher education institutions. Curtailing support for those institutions could undermine a key economic component of the state at a […]

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