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WV bond rating dropped by another credit agency

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Another shoe has dropped on the West Virginia economy, as another of the “big three” credit rating agencies downgraded the state’s bond rating Wednesday. Fitch Rating said the downgrade, from AA-plus to AA, “reflects the state’s economic and fiscal challenges that have reduced its financial flexibility, and are expected by Fitch to continue […]

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WV priest’s ‘Millionaire’ success to help alma mater
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WV priest’s ‘Millionaire’ success to help alma mater

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Before Father William Matheny was a priest in the Catholic Church, before he was the guy who staked out every local trivia tournament, he was a curious little boy at the St. Francis of Assisi School. At the Catholic school in St. Albans, his teachers quickly realized he had a knack for memorizing […]

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Sabato brings political ‘Crystal Ball’ to Charleston
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Sabato brings political ‘Crystal Ball’ to Charleston

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Who’s going to win the presidential election? How did we wind up with Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton? Is Democrat Jim Justice or Republican Bill Cole going to be West Virginia’s next governor? Is voter fraud a real thing? These were some of the questions that Larry Sabato, a political science professor at […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Thursday, Sept. 29

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. ISRAELIS PAY RESPECTS TO SHIMON PERES Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu puts down a wreath beside the casket of […]

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By September 28, 2016 Read More →

U.S. Senate must approve flood relief measure

An editorial from The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register  WHEELING, W.Va. — As many victims of severe flooding earlier this year have come to learn, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is limited in how much money it can dole out for relief and rebuilding work. A bill scheduled for a vote this afternoon in the U.S. Senate could provide […]

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Hospital to open Beckley area’s first wound center
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Hospital to open Beckley area’s first wound center

BECKLEY, W.Va. — In less than two weeks, Raleigh General Hospital will open the region’s first wound care center. The center, equipped with two hyperbaric chambers, will be staffed by a hyperbaric technician, two registered nurses and a panel of physicians certified in wound care. Carolyn Fields, program director at the wound care center, said […]

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Revenue ideas should be front and center

An editorial from The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — Now that the fall interim legislative sessions have run their course in Charleston and the fall campaign is up and running, we know this: The state is going to have to find revenues to prop up government spending, continue to cut away with a chain saw or […]

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Dissolving WV church funds soldier grave wreaths
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Dissolving WV church funds soldier grave wreaths

GRAFTON, W.Va. — It is often said that history repeats itself. For the Webster Baptist Church, that has come to pass. The church was used as a campground for Civil War soldiers before they went to Philippi.  So when the church’s membership dropped to five older adults it decided to dissolve and donate the building […]

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WVU’s Tent City again pitched near student union
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WVU’s Tent City again pitched near student union

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Now an annual tradition, Tent City found its way back to Morgantown at 8 a.m. Monday morning when students set out for the Mountainlair Green, some bringing their living rooms with them. Some said they drove as far as Waynesburg, PA in the frenzy to find tents for the occassion, as most stores […]

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Logan chief wins drawing for bullet-resistant vest
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Logan chief wins drawing for bullet-resistant vest

WEST LOGAN, W.Va. — A local law enforcement officer will be receiving a new and much appreciated piece of potential life-saving equipment at no cost to his town or his agency. West Logan Police Chief Robert Ward was notified that he would be receiving a bullet resistant vest courtesy of the Trooper Eric Workman Foundation. […]

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