Archive for October, 2017

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Debates are important part of the election process

An editorial from The Register-Herald  BECKLEY, W.Va. — Voters have two opportunities tonight to find out where candidates in two of the most important races on the Nov. 8 ballot stand. First up at 7 p.m., the two major party candidates for West Virginia governor, Republican Bill Cole and Democrat Jim Justice, will square off […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Tuesday, Oct. 4

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. TRUMP TAX DOCUMENTS PUBLISHED WITHOUT PERMISSION But experts say The New York Times appears to be on solid […]

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Watch the West Virginia Gubernatorial Debate here
By October 3, 2016 Read More →

Watch the West Virginia Gubernatorial Debate here

Find your West Virginia Public Broadcasting stations below CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The live-stream of the West Virginia Gubernatorial Debate of 2016 General Election starts at  6:50 p.m. and will also be broadcast on West Virginia Public Broadcastings’ television and radio networks, various commercial television and radio stations and live-streamed on select West Virginia newspaper websites and other […]

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WV’s tax competitiveness ranking rises

BECKLEY, W.Va. — A survey of all 50 states and the District of Columbia found good news for West Virginia’s tax competitiveness. West Virginia ranked 18th overall for the most competitive tax code in the nation, according to the pro-business tank tank Tax Foundation. That is up nine slots from three years ago, when West […]

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Flood-displaced students to be in portables by Jan. 1
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Flood-displaced students to be in portables by Jan. 1

ROANOKE, W.Va. — Students and teachers displaced by the devastating June floods are making do in nearby schools, libraries, churches and convention centers. As the Summersville Arena and Conference Center, Summersville Middle School students attend classes sectioned off by tall curtains. Sounds echo across the vast arena, and teachers store supplies in every nook and […]

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Fairmont paper’s John Veasey retiring after 58 years
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Fairmont paper’s John Veasey retiring after 58 years

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — When John Veasey walked into the newsroom of the West Virginian on Oct. 3, 1958, he didn’t know that he was beginning a long and prosperous career that would last more than 58 years. He didn’t know that he would lead journalists throughout crises within the community, emergencies, natural disasters, accidents and […]

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‘Way to Know’ is through community newspapers

A column by Misty Poe, editor/general manager of The Times West Virginian  FAIRMONT, W.Va. — How fitting that on the day we announce longtime editor John Veasey’s retirement, National Newspaper Week begins. This year’s theme is “Way to Know!” and it is the 76th anniversary of the annual observance that celebrates and emphasizes the impact […]

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Nature Conservancy works to preserve WV beauty
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Nature Conservancy works to preserve WV beauty

WHEELING, W.Va. — As CEO of The Nature Conservancy, Mark Tercek knows all about “Wild and Wonderful” — on a global scale. Tercek — who heads an organization that works in all 50 states and on six continents — understands West Virginia’s state slogan is much more than a marketing gimmick, and he believes The […]

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Morgantown church celebrates Feast of St. Francis
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Morgantown church celebrates Feast of St. Francis

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Trinity Episcopal Church held its first animal Blessing on Oct. 2. To celebrate the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi, which is Oct. 4, the church decided to have an animal blessing the first weekend in October. “A lot of churches have done it and we do a live nativity every year. […]

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Contraband drugs in WV jails called epidemic

CLARKSBURG — Contraband drugs in West Virginia jails and correctional facilities have become an epidemic the state struggles to control, said state and county officials. “Criminals can get whatever drugs they want in these jails,” said Tom Dyer, Harrison County defense attorney. “I could go to North Central Regional Jail right now and pick up […]

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