Archive for October, 2017

Pumpk-erations underway at Kenova Pumpkin House
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Pumpk-erations underway at Kenova Pumpkin House

By JOSEPHINE MENDEZ The Herald-Dispatch KENOVA, W.Va. — For a few weeks out of the year, Ric Griffith’s backyard can best be described as organized chaos. While his home on Beech Street in Kenova may be better known as the site of the now famous Pumpkin House, Griffith said it takes a fleet of volunteers putting […]

Tamarack to host pumpkin painting contest
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Tamarack to host pumpkin painting contest

Staff report The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — As part of its Spooktacular festival, Tamarack is hosting a pumpkin painting contest. Members of the public are invited to enter the contest, and the first 100 people to register will receive a free t-shirt. Pumpkins are now available for purchase at Tamarack for $10. The contest registration fee […]

The sky’s the limit: Charleston’s Yeager Airport marks 70 years of service
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The sky’s the limit: Charleston’s Yeager Airport marks 70 years of service

By RUSTY MARKS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Like many young boys growing up in the Charleston area, Nick Keller was fascinated by airplanes. He loved to go to Yeager Airport to watch the planes take off and land. “When I was 12 years old, I came up here and took pictures of the […]

Harvest Time at the Mill is all about celebration of the farmstead, fall
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Harvest Time at the Mill is all about celebration of the farmstead, fall

By VICTORIA L. CANN The Weston News WESTON, W.Va. — Harvest Time at the Mill will be back for the second year at WVU Jackson’s Mill farmstead to bring the community together and celebrate the end of the year. Dean Hardman, farmstead program specialist, said they began the event last year to celebrate the farmstead. The […]

By October 18, 2017 Read More →

10 things to know: Wednesday, October 18

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. HE ‘KNEW WHAT HE SIGNED UP FOR’ That’s what Florida Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson says she overheard Trump say to […]

West Virginia Legislature starts special session in Charleston
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West Virginia Legislature starts special session in Charleston

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer and Wheeling News Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — Bills to exempt military pensions from state taxation and increase the tax credit for rehabilitation of historic structures were among the first introduced during a special session of the West Virginia Legislature that convened Monday. Lawmakers on Monday also unanimously passed a third […]

State lawmakers discuss start of special session
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State lawmakers discuss start of special session

By BRETT DUNLAP and EVAN BEVINS The Parkersburg News and Sentinel CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Local state lawmakers weighed in on the start of a special legislative session that got under way Monday in Charleston. Legislators will be working on seven different bills during the session called by Gov. Jim Justice following the passage of the […]

Special session on highways reforms starts in slow gear
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Special session on highways reforms starts in slow gear

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A special legislative session primarily intended to update West Virginia laws to help gear up for a pending wave of highways construction and renovation projects following the Oct. 7 passage of a $1.6 billion road bond referendum got off to a decidedly slow start Monday. The Senate […]

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Bill allowing info sharing between DOH and tax department heads back to Senate

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — A bill that allows the state Tax Department to share certain information with the Division of Highways concerning whether bidders are in good standing with their taxes will head back to the Senate. The West Virginia Senate passed SB 2002 during Monday’s floor session. The House amended […]

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Revenue secretary: More people needed for road bond work

By ANDREA LANNOM For the Times West Virginian CHARLESTON, W.Va. — State Revenue Secretary Dave Hardy said more people are needed in the tax department in auditing, compliance and enforcement before even accounting for extra work under the Roads to Prosperity amendment. Hardy outlined legislation on the special session call during a Monday meeting of […]