Archive for October, 2017

Campaign for WVU women’s studies endowment nearly done
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Campaign for WVU women’s studies endowment nearly done

By JAKE JARVIS Charleston Gazette-Mail An endowed professorship named in honor of the first woman to graduate from West Virginia University is nearly funded. It’s the brainchild and legacy of Judith Stitzel, the first director of WVU’s Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, which began in 1980. The Harriet E. Lyon Professorship in Women’s Studies […]

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Shepherd receives $1.2 million grant for prep program

Staff report The Journal SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va.  — Shepherd University received a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to operate an Upward Bound program over the next five years in Berkeley County’s four high schools. The grant will provide $257,500 a year so Shepherd can provide academic and college preparation support to economically […]

Pickens High School sees two students graduate
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Pickens High School sees two students graduate

By BROOKE BINNS The Inter-Mountain PICKENS, W.Va.  — Two Pickens School students celebrated with friends and family this weekend in a commencement ceremony that highlighted their successes. Commencement speaker Delegate Bill Hamilton, R-Upshur, addressed Michael Casillas and Tyler McCartney – both members of Pickens School class of 2017 – offering words of advice and encouragement. […]

Memorial Day opportunity to reach out to veterans in crisis
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Memorial Day opportunity to reach out to veterans in crisis

By TAYLOR STUCK The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Under an arch memorializing Cabell County soldiers that gave their lives during the first World War, an American flag blew in the wind. Between the pillars sat two boots holding a rifle and a helmet. The battlefield cross is a reminder of a fallen soldier and the sacrifice […]

WVU makes NCAA Baseball Tournament for first time since 1996
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WVU makes NCAA Baseball Tournament for first time since 1996

By BOB HERTZEL Times West Virginian MORGANTOWN, W.Va.  — West Virginia University’s returning to the NCAA Baseball Championships for the first time in 26 years and as an at large selection for the first time in its 125 years of playing the game. Despite an endless string of injuries to its pitching staff that cost […]

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NIE auction, flea market set for June 3

By JORDAN NELSON The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — Over 100 vendors selling knickknacks of every sort will be set up Saturday, June 3, in the Marquee Cinemas parking lot for the 22nd annual Newspapers in Education Flea Market and Live Auction. Carla Nelson, sales and marketing manager for Newspapers in Education, said several items will […]

Will it be a big year for snakes in southern West Virginia?
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Will it be a big year for snakes in southern West Virginia?

By BLAKE STOWERS Bluefield Daily Telegraph BLUEFIELD, W.Va.  — Joseph Hodge Sr. has seen plenty of snakes in Bluefield over the years, but never before three copperheads within a two-day period. Hodge, a resident of Norfolk Street, said he saw the copperheads near Nelson Street. He wants to raise awareness in the community so that […]

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Editorial: Taxpayers owed accountability

The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register editorial One cannot blame officials in small towns for scrimping on the accounting process. Clerks cannot patrol village streets, after all. Accountants do not pave pothole-ridden roads. Every dime spent on them is money that cannot be used for purposes such as keeping the street lights on. But they are […]

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10 things to know: Tuesday, May 30

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. FORMER PANAMA DICTATOR MANUEL NORIEGA DIES AT 83 The onetime U.S. ally, ousted as Panama’s dictator by an American invasion […]

Photo exhibit shares wartime memories of Mel Grubb
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Photo exhibit shares wartime memories of Mel Grubb

By GREG JORDAN Bluefield Daily Telegraph PRINCETON, W.Va.  — When people look at the World II photo of a young man holding a monkey, the man who took it likes to say, “I’m the one on the right.” The Those Who Served War Museum in Princeton is honoring Memorial Day by opening its season today […]