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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Thursday, Nov. 17

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. WHAT OBAMA IS STRESSING ON FINAL GERMAN VISIT The U.S. president is emphasizing solidarity to a top trade […]

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Mercer County resident loses home of 58 years
By November 16, 2016 Read More →

Mercer County resident loses home of 58 years

OAKVALE, W.Va. — A house was destroyed by fire on Cheesy Creek Road near Oakvale Tuesday afternoon, but quick action by firefighters may have saved another house and prevented a major forest fire. Estaline Nelson, 87, was the only occupant in the small frame house and escaped without injury, but she lost all of her […]

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Crowd rallies to bring Syrian refugees to WV capital
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Crowd rallies to bring Syrian refugees to WV capital

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Hundreds gathered in Charleston Tuesday night to show their support for the resettlement of Syrian refugees in West Virginia’s capital. Speakers at the rally centered their messages around America’s history of taking in refugees and the positive impact they have had on communities. Rabbi Victor Urecki, of B’nai Jacob Synagogue and an immigrant […]

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By November 16, 2016 Read More →

WV governor orders mid-year budget cuts

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin ordered state agencies Tuesday to cut their spending by another 2 percent, a move expected to save $59.8 million. Tomblin said the mid-year across-the-board cuts are needed to help make up for an $87 million shortfall in the state’s general revenue fund. “This was a tough decision […]

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WV mayor resigns after comment on racist Facebook post
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WV mayor resigns after comment on racist Facebook post

CLAY, W.Va. — Clay residents want to make it clear that a Facebook comment made by the town’s former mayor doesn’t reflect the opinions of the entire community. At a Town Council meeting Tuesday night, council members accepted the resignation of Mayor Beverly Whaling after she commented on a Facebook post referring to first lady Michelle […]

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Canadian aircraft firm to expand Bridgeport center
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Canadian aircraft firm to expand Bridgeport center

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. — Montreal-based aircraft manufacturing company Bombardier Commercial Aircraft on Tuesday announced plans for expansion at its existing aircraft service center in Bridgeport. The expansion, which is expected to begin in the spring of 2017, could increase the service center’s man-hour capacity from 500,000 hours per year to 1 million and would increase the […]

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By November 16, 2016 Read More →

Canadian firm’s expansion great news for NCWV

An editorial from The Exponent Telegram  CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — It’s said that good things come to those who wait. Anyone involved with the expansion plans for Bombardier’s West Virginia Air Center in Bridgeport is thankful that saying usually proves true. At least five years in the making, the Canadian company made its plans officially known […]

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Huntington gives holiday decorations to Richwood
By November 16, 2016 Read More →

Huntington gives holiday decorations to Richwood

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — In the middle of summer, southern West Virginia experienced a deadly flooding event, and now, as winter approaches, officials are working to make sure residents are safe and warm in their homes and hopefully lift their spirits in the process. On Tuesday, the Huntington Municipal Development Authority donated thousands of dollars’ worth […]

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WV non-profit turns campaign signs into solar lights
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WV non-profit turns campaign signs into solar lights

PHILIPPI, W.Va. — Now that the election is finally over, a local organization is inviting politicians to recycle any unwanted political signs for its “Signs of Hope” campaign. New Vision Renewable Energy, a 501-C-3 non-profit organization in Philippi, will be putting the signs to use as the base of their solar-powered lights that are sent […]

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Eastern Panhandle urged to ‘take WV forward’

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — While much of the state of West Virginia is suffering and is expected to continue suffering economically, the Eastern Panhandle seems to have a bright future. However, experts say the area should still be vigilant about ensuring the growth it has been experiencing continues. That’s part of the reason why John Deskins, […]

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