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St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Wheeling gets White House shout out
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St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Wheeling gets White House shout out

By LINDA COMINS The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — Holiday generosity from St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Wheeling received national attention from the White House on Thursday. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders opened a press briefing Thursday afternoon by sharing the story of the church’s efforts to assist local families during […]

Veteran finds photos of World War II-era battleship USS West Virginia
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Veteran finds photos of World War II-era battleship USS West Virginia

Staff report The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — A local veteran came upon several old photos of the USS West Virginia, which was sunk at Pearl Harbor, salvaged, refitted and returned to fight the war in the Pacific. “I thought people would be interested in seeing the photos,” said John Danielski, who found […]

Tri-State could face strong flu strain with weak vaccine
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Tri-State could face strong flu strain with weak vaccine

By BISHOP NASH The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — While it remains too early to predict just how badly peak flu season will hit the United States, it’s late enough to know to double-down efforts to make sure as many people as possible receive vaccinations before the area’s flu season accelerates in January, said Dr. Rahul Gupta, […]

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Bluestone Water Trail in the works

By GREG JORDAN Bluefield Daily Telegraph PRINCETON, W.Va.  — Four wheelers and motorcycle enthusiasts heading for the Pocahontas Trail, Mercer County’s branch of the Hatfield-McCoy Trail, continue to boost the county’s tourism industry, but studies continue on finding a watery route for tourists who love kayaks and canoes. In August, the Mercer County Commission started […]

WVU research team to test effectiveness of drones, robots in underground tunnels
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WVU research team to test effectiveness of drones, robots in underground tunnels

WVU Today MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Can robots and drones peacefully coexist on search and rescue missions under less than optimal conditions? A research team at West Virginia University plans to find out. Mechanical and aerospace engineering faculty members Jason Gross and Yu Gu have been awarded nearly $300,000 in funding from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency to […]

Media Advisory: WV Commerce Secretary Woody Thrasher, Division of Forestry Director Barry Cook and new Regional Forester Jones to attend today’s grand opening of W.Va. Division of Forestry Region 3 Headquarters
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Media Advisory: WV Commerce Secretary Woody Thrasher, Division of Forestry Director Barry Cook and new Regional Forester Jones to attend today’s grand opening of W.Va. Division of Forestry Region 3 Headquarters

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Division of Forestry is hosting a grand opening for its new regional office in Buckhannon Dec. 13. The office will serve as Region 3 headquarters, and is the first new office to open since the Division of Forestry converted its former three-region system to six in October. WHO: West […]

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10 things to know today: Friday, December 8

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Dec. 8, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. WHERE CALIFORNIA’S FLAMES ARE DOING DAMAGE The San Diego area becomes the latest front of the wildfire fight engulfing southern California, […]

West Virginia Medal of Honor recipient: It’s important to teach human cost of war
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West Virginia Medal of Honor recipient: It’s important to teach human cost of war

By BISHOP NASH The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — While it’s become almost a national civic duty to “remember” the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor — now 76 years ago — fewer each year remain who physically remember the date “which will live in infamy.” When Medal of Honor recipient Hershel “Woody” Williams spoke to classes Wednesday at Huntington […]

Southern West Virginia gets glimpse of Special Ops soldiers
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Southern West Virginia gets glimpse of Special Ops soldiers

By GREG JORDAN Bluefield Daily Telegraph BLUEFIELD, W.Va.  — Local leaders and the public had an opportunity Wednesday to meet U.S. Special Operations soldiers who have been using rugged terrain around the city of Bluefield along with parts of Mercer County and neighboring Tazewell County for an intensive training exercise. Elite teams are conducting their third […]

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Student teaching experience in W.Va. about to get longer

By JIM ROSS The State Journal HUNTINGTON, W>Va.  — Marshall University students who want to become teachers will spend more time in the classroom before they earn their degrees. “It won’t be easy, and it won’t be tomorrow, but we will be able to do it,” said Teresa Eagle, dean of the College of Education […]