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WV, neighboring states see nursing shortages

HUNTINGTON – From Huntington to Morgantown to Pikeville, Kentucky, hospitals across the Tri-State are in need of nurses to meet demand. “Due to rapid growth” and “due to growing demand,” ads recruiting nurses, especially specialty nurses, have popped up recently. Pikeville Medical Center is offering a $25,000 signing bonus and free housing if you live […]

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Incoming WV ag chief questions Huntington center
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Incoming WV ag chief questions Huntington center

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — In late June, West Virginia’s first crop aggregation facility officially opened in Huntington’s West End. With the election of a new state Agriculture Commissioner, the facility’s future could be short-lived. “I plan to take a good hard look at it,” said Kent Leonhardt, the Republican agriculture commissioner-elect. “It appears to be totally […]

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WV Land Trust to protect two Ohio River islands
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WV Land Trust to protect two Ohio River islands

WHEELING, W.Va. — The West Virginia Land Trust, a statewide conservation organization, will protect two Ohio River islands, turning them into nature preserves and venues for recreation. The properties, Upper Twin Island in Ohio County and Gallipolis Island in Mason County, were donated to the trust by private landowner Michael Hoeft. The organization views them […]

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WV students building ‘tiny homes’ for flood victims
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WV students building ‘tiny homes’ for flood victims

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The flood waters that ravaged many communities in the southern part of the state have displaced thousands of people, and many are homeless still. That’s why James Rumsey Technical Institute (JRTI) wanted to get involved and will make sure at least one family has a roof over their heads this winter. High […]

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Gold Star Families Memorial dedicated in Vienna
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Gold Star Families Memorial dedicated in Vienna

VIENNA, W.Va. — Honoring the families who have lost a family member in service of their country was the focus for the dedication of a special memorial Sunday in Vienna. Over 300 people gathered at the new Spencer’s Landing Park along River Road in Vienna for the dedication of the new Gold Star Families Memorial. […]

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PEIA cuts set unless altered by new officeholders

BECKLEY, W.Va. — The Public Employees Insurance Agency Finance Board is considering cutting $54 million from the program to make it solvent in 2018, but PEIA State Director Ted Cheatham said his “new boss,” Governor-elect Jim Justice, could step in with funding suggestions to prevent further cuts. For now, the agency must propose cuts based on Gov. […]

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WV miners have high hopes for Trump

BECKLEY, W.Va. — For 26-year-old Cody Sizemore, voting for Donald Trump for president came down to a single issue: coal. Pumping gas in Summersville Sunday afternoon, Sizemore said it was a vote to keep a roof over his family’s head and food in their stomachs. The father of two children, ages 4 and 2, said […]

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Three WWII vets remain in town’s Last Man’s Club
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Three WWII vets remain in town’s Last Man’s Club

NEW CUMBERLAND, W.Va. — There was one less man at the New Cumberland Last Man’s Club meeting on Friday. The three surviving members of the World War II veterans club formed in 1955 paid tribute to their fallen comrade, Charles “Chuck” Byrne, at their annual Veterans Day meeting. Byrne died on Oct. 8 at the […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Monday, Nov. 14

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Monday, Nov. 14, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. TRUMP APPOINTMENTS REVEAL SHARP CONTRASTS GOP chief Reince Priebus is named White House chief of staff in a […]

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By November 11, 2016 Read More →

Election turmoil sparks WVU president’s response

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — “The only thing we will not tolerate is intolerance.” That was the key part of a letter WVU President E. Gordon Gee wrote Thursday in response to two days of heated reactions to the election. “Following a hard-fought election, we all have questions, concerns and hopes. Emotions are running high on our […]

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