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Tears fall as 11 WV flooded families get new homes
By November 23, 2016 Read More →

Tears fall as 11 WV flooded families get new homes

BECKLEY, W.Va. — Eleven families in Rainelle and White Sulphur Springs who lost belongings, loved ones and hope during the June 23 flood shed tears of joy Tuesday as they received keys to newly constructed homes. In White Sulphur Springs, the sound of the Mennonite Disaster Relief crew hammering on homes still under construction faded […]

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A first deer and a big smile for 8-year-old
By November 23, 2016 Read More →

A first deer and a big smile for 8-year-old

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Blaze orange could be seen and gunshots could be heard when Monday rolled around. Firearm buck season started in West Virginia on Monday. The season lasts two weeks, ending on Dec. 3. The firearms buck season always starts the week of Thanksgiving, Division of Natural Resources Lt. B. McDougal said. Hunters cannot hunt […]

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By November 23, 2016 Read More →

Wood County school aide suspended for racist posts

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — A teacher’s aide accused of posting racist remarks on Facebook was suspended for 10 days without pay on Tuesday by the Wood County Board of Education. The board voted 5-0 to suspend Tina Boston, a teacher’s aide at Martin Elementary School, following a closed-door discussion. Board President Lawrence Hasbargen said the 10-day […]

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Martinsburg man turns truck into veteran tribute
By November 23, 2016 Read More →

Martinsburg man turns truck into veteran tribute

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Three years ago when Chuck Timbrook’s father passed away, he knew he wanted to do something in honor of his father and other military veterans he knew. Timbrook, who has been in the commercial trucking industry for over 30 years, had already planned to turn his truck into a low-rider. However, he […]

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Electoral college is vital safeguard

An editorial from The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — Our American government never was intended to be a democracy. It is a republic, for the excellent reason that the nation’s founders understood the danger in pure democracy. Pure democracy amounts to majority rule every time, regardless of how oppressive that may be to those in the […]

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Ex-state superintendent to fill interim post in Wayne
By November 23, 2016 Read More →

Ex-state superintendent to fill interim post in Wayne

WAYNE, W.Va. — Former West Virginia schools superintendent Steven Paine will become interim superintendent of Wayne County Schools after the retirement of the county’s current school chief, Sandra Pertee. The Wayne County Board of Education chose Paine at a special meeting Monday night, less than two weeks after Pertee announced her plans to retire. Paine, […]

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WV State Police to close three detachments Jan. 1

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Three West Virginia State Police detachments, including those in Wirt and Calhoun counties are closing, officials said on Tuesday. The closure will be effective Jan. 1 for the Hundred Detachment in Wetzel County, the Grantsville Detachment in Calhoun County and the Elizabeth Detachment in Wirt County, State Police said. “The West Virginia […]

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Charleston shooter told police ‘another piece of trash off the street’
By November 23, 2016 Read More →

Charleston shooter told police ‘another piece of trash off the street’

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The 62-year-old man accused of shooting and killing an unarmed teenager on Charleston’s East End Monday night was not allowed to have a gun, because of a previous domestic violence conviction. William Ronald Pulliam allegedly shot 15-year-old James Harvey Means twice in the abdomen with a .380 caliber revolver. Police said Pulliam showed […]

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Campaign to keep Affordable Care Act starts in WV
By November 23, 2016 Read More →

Campaign to keep Affordable Care Act starts in WV

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — As Republican congressional leaders and president-elect Donald Trump are considering the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, Sylvia Burwell is trying to show people the benefits of President Barack Obama’s signature health care law. The U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services and West Virginia native was in Charleston Tuesday to kick […]

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By November 23, 2016 Read More →

Improving signs in Southern West Virginia economy

An editorial from the Bluefield Daily Telegraph BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — We have seen a welcomed uptick in economic development-related announcements across the region in recent weeks. And that’s in addition to several other key construction projects that are nearing a completion across the region. For example, it was confirmed last week that Harbor Freight is coming […]

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