Archive for December, 2017

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Popular Lilly Family Reunion returns

By JESSICA FARRISH The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — The 88th Lilly Reunion, one of the biggest family gatherings in the world, will open Aug. 11, and everyone is invited to attend. Darrell Lilly, president of the Lilly Reunion, said the three-day celebration starts at 5 p.m. Friday with an opening family dinner of brown beans, […]

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Mannington Fair still on despite fairground flooding

By JOHN MARK SHAVER The Exponent Telegram MANNINGTON, W.Va. — Despite floodwaters submerging the fairground just last weekend, the 85th annual Mannington Fair is still on for this week, as officials and community members work to prepare the fairground for Monday’s opening activities. According to Mannington Mayor James Taylor, cleanup of the field and park […]

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10 things to know: Monday, Aug. 7

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Monday, Aug. 7, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. NATIONS RACE TO PREVENT BACKSLIDING ON NORTH KOREA SANCTIONS Armed with extraordinary new U.N. sanctions, the world is working to […]

WV Democrats lash out at Justice, party leadership
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WV Democrats lash out at Justice, party leadership

By ERIC EYRE Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Former West Virginia Senate president and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jeff Kessler called out the party’s leadership Friday, saying it never should have recruited Gov. Jim Justice, who jumped to the Republican Party on Friday just seven months into his term. “It’s time for a change at the […]

WV governor blames House Democrats for party switch
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WV governor blames House Democrats for party switch

By JAKE ZUCKERMAN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — After a dramatic announcement Thursday that he was switching parties, Gov. Jim Justice said Friday he did it because Democrats in the Legislature abandoned him. Speaking Friday at a news conference at the Capitol, Justice said he made the switch because Democrats would not support his push […]

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Southern West Virginia lawmakers caught-off-guard by Justice party change

By CHARLIE BOOTHE Bluefield Daily Telegraph BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — State lawmakers from the area are not sure what to derive from Gov. Jim Justice’s switch from the Democratic Party to the GOP. They were also caught off-guard by his announcement Thursday night at a Pres. Donald Trump rally in Huntington. “I didn’t know anything about […]

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Reactions mixed to Justice’s decision to switch parties

By FRED PACE The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Reaction to West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice switching from being a Democrat to a Republican was mixed Friday. Some Republicans welcomed him, while others remained skeptical and questioned the move. Democrats’ reactions ranged from disappointment to calling his action shameful. Republican reaction “The Republican Party represents the future […]

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Mixed reaction for Justice move from Democrat to Republican

Staff reports The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — Reaction continued on Friday as West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice officially switched his registration from Democrat to Republican. Justice announced the defection during a campaign-style rally by President Donald Trump in Huntington on Thursday. The governor held a press conference Friday where the switch was […]

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‘The whole thing makes me uneasy’: Residents speak out on Jim Justice’s party switch

By KRISTIN RENEAU The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va.  — Gov. Jim Justice — while elected on the Democratic ticket — has announced a switch to the Republican Party, which has left many locals wary. “I’m very, very disappointed. I don’t believe you can just go back and forth between the different parties, being a Democrat […]

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U.S. Senator Joe Manchin ‘excited’ to work with Trump on tax reform issue

By IAN HICKS The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — Although he seems to agree with at least some of their demands, Sen. Joe Manchin was one of only three Democratic senators who didn’t sign a letter sent this week by the Senate Democratic Caucus to President Donald Trump and other GOP leaders outlining […]