Archive for October, 2017

Cabell County leads state in OD deaths through mid-2017
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Cabell County leads state in OD deaths through mid-2017

By BISHOP NASH The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. —  Cabell County led West Virginia in overdose deaths through the first half of 2017 with 58 reported through mid-June, according to a briefing by officers involved in the Appalachia High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas. The report shows Kanawha County with the second-highest number, with 34 fatalities recorded […]

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Substance abuse impacts Marion County children

By KAITLYN NEFF Times West Virginia FAIRMONT, W.Va. — West Virginia’s drug epidemic has impacted the state’s child welfare crisis, and Marion County is not immune. Instances of substance abuse in families leading to a current need for foster homes hacw happened within the county. “Statewide, West Virginia lacks adequate foster care families, adoption options, […]

100 Days in Appalachia project captures stories
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100 Days in Appalachia project captures stories

By CONNOR GRIFFITH The Dominion Post MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The WVU Reed College of Media unveiled 100 Days in Appalachia, a photo exhibit detailing the diverse voices and people of the region, Aug. 29 at the Evansdale Crossing building. A partnership between the college, West Virginia Public Broadcasting and The Daily Yonder, 100 Days in […]

Shirt sparks dress code discussion
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Shirt sparks dress code discussion

By TIM COOK The Journal INWOOD, W.Va. —  Lisa Campbell said she and her 15-year-old son did not intend to offend anyone. She said the gray T-shirt her son wore to school was about an action-comedy television show he enjoyed, and not making a political statement — including about the Civil War or slavery. Late […]

‘Bags to Mats’ hoping to help homeless sleep easier, dryer
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‘Bags to Mats’ hoping to help homeless sleep easier, dryer

By JONATHAN WEAVER The Weston News WESTON, W.Va. — Donna Petry learned this past spring to take hundreds of plastic bags and transform them into a sleeping mat. “This was something I saw (on YouTube),” Petry said. “The first one I crocheted, but then I saw a video where I can weave them. It’s almost […]

Coal uptick boosting Bluefield Coal Show
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Coal uptick boosting Bluefield Coal Show

By CHARLIE BOOTHE Bluefield Daily Telegraph BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — The number of exhibitors for the upcoming Bluefield Coal Show continues to grow, and an increase in coal production is cited as providing a positive impetus. Charles A. Peters, longtime chairman of the show, said the number has climbed to more than 190. “We are happy […]

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Brooke County Fair to return in September

By WARREN SCOTT The Weirton Daily Times WELLSBURG, W.Va.  — The Brooke County Fair will offer a variety of entertainment and activities, from circus-style sideshows of old to a disc golf tournament, when it returns to Brooke Hills Park Sept. 8-10. Patty Lish, who co-chairs the event with Cathy Hervey, said each year they and […]

By August 30, 2017 Read More →

10 things to know: Wednesday, August 30

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, August 30, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. DEATH TOLL RISES, BUT SKIES MAY FINALLY BRIGHTEN IN HOUSTON The latest forecast delivers hope after five days of torrential […]

DOH announces projects to be included in ‘Roads to Prosperity’ bond
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DOH announces projects to be included in ‘Roads to Prosperity’ bond

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Division of Highways officials on Monday released a 16-page spreadsheet of road construction projects it intends to fund as part of a new “Roads to Prosperity” road building initiative. That includes 39 projects in 22 counties totaling $1.6 billion that will be funded if voters approve an […]

Hurricane Harvey: Not just in Texas
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Hurricane Harvey: Not just in Texas

By BROOKE GRIFFIN The Parthenon HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Hurricane Harvey hit Rockport, Texas this past Friday evening around 11 p.m. What many West Virginia residents didn’t know was that this catastrophic storm was going to affect some of their friends and neighbors too. When the information and stories of devastation started flooding into the public […]