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West Virginia NAACP Conference set in Morgantown this week

By LINDA COMINS The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — Current concerns for African-Americans will be addressed when West Virginia NAACP branches hold their state conference in Morgantown this week. The gathering will take place Friday and Saturday at the Holiday Inn in Morgantown. The event begins with a banquet at 6 p.m. Friday. […]

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Jefferson County NAACP takes stand on environment

By DANYEL VanREENAN The Journal CHARLES TOWN, W.Va.  — In light of the recent national retraction from the Paris Climate Agreement, the Jefferson County branch of the West Virginia NAACP is taking a stance against environmental issues that disproportionately affect low income neighborhoods and communities of color, according to Jefferson County NAACP environmental justice chair […]

Water safety stressed as part of festival
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Water safety stressed as part of festival

By JESSICA FARRISH The Register-Herald BLUESTONE LAKE, W.Va.  — A day of boat rides, balloons, a “fashion show” and a fun “boat” with siren sounds drove home a serious message about water safety Sunday at Bluestone Lake. The National Park Service and the West Virginia Army Corps of Engineers presented the annual “Safety on the […]

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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 […]