Archive for October, 2017

Spots still open to rappel off tall building for United Way
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Spots still open to rappel off tall building for United Way

By TAYLOR STUCK The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — There are still plenty of spots available for those willing to take a step over the edge of the West Virginia Building for the United Way of the River Cities. The inaugural Over the Edge event Saturday, June 17, will send participants, called “edgers,” rappelling down the […]

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Attorney General warns consumers of utility scams

Staff report The Preston County News & Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey urges consumers to beware of impostor scams, particularly ones involving callers who claim to represent utility companies. Impostors have been known to pose as electric, cable/satellite television and public service district employees to steal money and personal information […]

Blue & Gray Reunion in Philippi kicks off Thursday
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Blue & Gray Reunion in Philippi kicks off Thursday

By BAYLI HELMICK The Inter-Mountain PHILIPPI, W.Va.  — Planning for the 28th annual Blue & Gray Reunion is underway throughout Philippi as its citizens prepare for the annual historical weekend. This year will mark the 156th anniversary of the First Land Battle of the Civil War, as re-enactors, businesses, musicians, racers and more prepare and […]

New Tri-State magazine available starting June 1
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New Tri-State magazine available starting June 1

Staff report The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — A new magazine exploring life in the Tri-State will be available starting Thursday, June 1. River Cities Magazine is a full-color magazine being published by HD Media Co. that includes in-depth stories about the people, places and events that make the cities in the Tri-State area great, according to […]

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10 things to know: Wednesday, May 31

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, May 31, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. DIPLOMATIC AREA IN KABUL HIT WITH MASSIVE EXPLOSION Officials say a suicide car bombing in the highly secured area kills […]

WV OMEGA announces the passing of President Jan Vineyard
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WV OMEGA announces the passing of President Jan Vineyard

Release from OMEGA: Charleston, W.Va. –  The West Virginia Oil Marketers and Grocers Association (OMEGA) is heartbroken to announce the death of Jan Vineyard, the organization’s long-serving president, on Tuesday, May 30 from complications with a recent illness. “Vineyard, a lifelong West Virginian who was raised in Nitro, was incredibly passionate about the industries she represented and […]

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Media Alert: WVDOT Secretary Smith, Contractors of America call press conference

Charleston, W.VA.  – West Virginia Department of Transportation Secretary Tom Smith will join Ken Simonson, chief economist for the Associated General Contractors of America, as well as the WV Contractors Association as the AGC discusses construction job data and the importance of a state infrastructure program. Simonson will discuss construction job losses in Charleston and other […]

At the Capitol: Still no budget
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At the Capitol: Still no budget

By Phil Kabler For The West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. — After 10 days in special session failed to bring the Senate and House of Delegates any closer to resolution of the impasse over the 2017-18 state budget, legislators voted for put the session on hiatus for a second time – until June 5. That will leave just […]

Whether eliminating income taxes will help West Virginia depends on who you ask
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Whether eliminating income taxes will help West Virginia depends on who you ask

By RUSTY MARKS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — During a recent debate on the floor of the West Virginia Senate, Senate Majority Leader Ryan Ferns, R-Ohio, called a plan to move the state’s tax structure to consumption taxes and eventually eliminate the personal income tax a “bold, aggressive approach” that would send the Mountain […]

Grafton Memorial Day’s 150th celebration honors vets, tradition
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Grafton Memorial Day’s 150th celebration honors vets, tradition

By STEPHEN SANTILLI The Exponent Telegram GRAFTON, W.Va.  — The longest on-going Memorial Day celebration in the United States was held in Taylor County Monday. The 150th Grafton Memorial Day Parade was held on a sunny day with temps in the mid to upper 70s. Even though the hot sunshine, concrete and asphalt were not […]