Archive for December, 2017

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Boone school board members hope Trump, Justice will help avoid school closures

By RYAN QUINN Charleston Gazette-Mail FOSTER, W.Va. — President-elect Donald Trump and West Virginia Governor-elect Jim Justice promised during their campaigns to revive the coal industry, despite significant evidence it won’t rebound to previous levels, especially in Southern West Virginia. A couple members of the school board of Boone County, in Southern West Virginia, said before an […]

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Local Students React to Ohio State Attack

Staff Reports The Intelligencer ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Seeing the “active shooter” text message alert on his phone brought Wheeling resident Bryan Blawut to an unsettling realization as he worked in Ohio State University’s veterinary medicine building Monday morning: It can happen to me. The threat referenced in the text message turned out not to be an active […]

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Wesleyan’s capital campaign surpasses $29 million

From Staff Reports The Exponent Telegram BUCKHANNON, W.Va. — West Virginia Wesleyan College has surpassed the $29 million mark in the “Enhancing Our Tradition, Empowering Our Future” Capital Campaign. The campaign, which has a goal of $30 million, was publicly announced in October 2015. Over 4,500 alumni and friends have contributed to the effort to […]

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Column: Mitch Vingle takes a closer look at WVU’s bowl possibilities

Mitch Vingle  The Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Ye olde notebook: As the college football season winds down, the bowl picture becomes clearer and clearer. It’s not full HD resolution crystal clear yet, mind you, but we’re getting there.  As we’ve reported before, West Virginia University will most likely land in the Valero Alamo Bowl […]

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Holiday turnpike travel hits highest level in decade

By Andrea Lannom Register-Herald Reporter BECKLEY, W. Va. — More people traveled along the West Virginia turnpike during the six-day Thanksgiving holiday travel period this year than any year in the past decade. Gregory Barr, general manager of the West Virginia Parkways Authority, said the good weather and lower gas prices could have led to […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Tuesday, Nov. 29

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. CHARTERED AIRCRAFT CRASHES IN COLOMBIA; 5 SURVIVE The British Aerospace 146 jet operated by LaMia crashes outside Medellin, […]

By November 28, 2016 Read More →

Memorial will honor state highway workers killed on the job

By JAKE JARVIS The Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state’s Division of Highways is planning to build a memorial at the Williamstown Interstate 77 welcome center to honor all of its highway workers who have died on the job. The idea for the memorial came from DOH employees in the Parkersburg area. When a […]

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U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin speaks of hope for McDowell County

By GREG JORDAN The Bluefield Daily Telegraph KIMBALL, W.Va. — Hopes for what a new president’s administration could bring to southern West Virginia were the subject of a senator’s recent lunchtime stop at a McDowell County restaurant. U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. stopped Nov. 22 at the Ya’Sou restaurant in Kimball to discuss local concerns […]

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Marietta under consideration for TV series

By PEYTON NEELY Special to the News and Sentinel MARIETTA, Ohio — Earlier this month, the City of Marietta was recognized as a semi-finalist in The Small Business Revolution  on Main Street Contest. Marietta is in the running with eight other towns in the United States to win a grant of $500,000 plus an eight-episode […]

State, country seeing sharp declines in bee populations
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State, country seeing sharp declines in bee populations

By DANYEL VANREENEN The Journal KEARNEYSVILLE, W.Va. — In October, seven types of bees were added to the endangered species list for the first time in history. All seven species originate from the Hawaiian islands, however, bee populations across the world are declining. West Virginia has also experienced declining bee populations in the last decade. The […]