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West Virginia Folklife Program coming to the Pocahontas Opera House

The Pocahontas Times MARLINTON, W.Va. — State folklorist Emily Hilliard will bring the West Virginia Folklife Program, a project of the West Virginia Humanities Council, to the Pocahontas County Opera House Thursday, April 19, for a public interest meeting. “What is Folklore?” will begin at 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public. […]

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West Virginia University at Parkersburg to host state poet laureate Wednesday

Staff reports The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — West Virginia University at Parkersburg will celebrate National Poetry Month with two readings by West Virginia Poet Laureate Marc Harshman on Wednesday in the college theater. Both readings are free and open to the public. Harshman, of Wheeling, will read from a selection of poems […]

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10 things to know: Monday, April 9

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Monday, April 9, 2018. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. RUSSIA SAYS ISRAEL BEHIND SYRIA AIRSTRIKE The missile attack on an air base in the central province of Homs killed […]

Trump goes off script in West Virginia roundtable
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Trump goes off script in West Virginia roundtable

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — West Virginia’s Republican elite turned out Thursday to thank President Donald Trump for keeping a focus on the Mountain State, and setting forth policies they see as improving the lives of West Virginians. Tension in the 2018 race for West Virginia’s U.S. Senate Seat […]

Family members gather to remember the lives lost at Upper Big Branch
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Family members gather to remember the lives lost at Upper Big Branch

By WENDY HOLDREN The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — Twenty-nine hard hats rest atop twenty-nine red wooden crosses. Twenty-nine photos line a metal beam of a coal tipple overhead. Tommy Davis stares at the white flowers, handmade wreaths and stone markers adorning the space — a tribute to the 29 men who were killed in an explosion eight years ago, April […]

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Trump wades into West Virginia Senate primary at event in Greenbrier County

By JAKE ZUCKERMAN Charleston Gazette-Mail WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va.  — President Donald Trump broke from a tax reform-centered message Thursday to rev up West Virginia’s already heated Republican primary for the U.S. Senate. Speaking at the White Sulphur Springs Civic Center, Trump, flanked by two front-running candidates in the primary, alternated between taking shots at […]

Protesters line presidential motorcade route during West Virginia visit
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Protesters line presidential motorcade route during West Virginia visit

By TINA ALVEY The Register-Herald WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va.  — Their numbers were modest, but their sentiments brazenly rang out in the signs they waved and the chants they shouted as Donald Trump’s motorcade sped away after a brief presidential appearance in the Spa City. Chanting, “Lock him up,” around 25 protesters lined one side of Main […]

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Wood County GOP dinner feeds battle between West Virginia candidates Morrisey, Blankenship

By JEFFREY SAULTON The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — Thursday’s Wood County GOP Reagan Day Dinner ended with a bang when two of the candidates for the U.S. Senate launched into a debate concerning advertising in the campaign. West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and former coal executive Don Blankenship traded shots over […]

West Virginia Parkways Authority gives preliminary approval to toll increases/flat-fee discount, now goes to public comment
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West Virginia Parkways Authority gives preliminary approval to toll increases/flat-fee discount, now goes to public comment

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — The West Virginia Parkways Authority board gave preliminary approval Thursday to a resolution that would double the amount collected for single tolls on the turnpike and create a single-fee discount program. Following the unanimous vote, the resolution goes to public comment before the Authority takes the measure […]

U.S. Sen. Capito announces more than $106 million to mitigate future impact of floods in West Virginia
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U.S. Sen. Capito announces more than $106 million to mitigate future impact of floods in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., Thursday announced that West Virginia will receive $106,494,000 in Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funding as part of the recent budget agreement. Senator Capito release the following statement regarding the announcement: “This funding will be critical in helping our communities to prevent or lessen […]