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$52 million contract awarded for U.S. Customs training center in Harpers Ferry
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$52 million contract awarded for U.S. Customs training center in Harpers Ferry

  By Mary Stortstrom The Journal HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. – A major contract has been awarded for the construction of 250-room student dormitories and a student center at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Advanced Training Center in Harpers Ferry. The nearly $52 million contract award was announced in a news release by Sen. Jay […]

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Bridgeport to get new suite hotel by Hilton

Exponent-Telegram BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. — Mark Dellana, Genesis Partners executive director of development at Charles Pointe, is pleased to announce that a “109-suite Homewood Suites Hotel by Hilton is scheduled to break ground by early spring of 2014 and open by the spring of 2015 in Charles Pointe.” Charles Pointe is a 1,700-acre, mixed-use, master-planned, “smart-growth” […]

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Congratulations, Herald-Dispatch!
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Congratulations, Herald-Dispatch!

The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington is one of today’s Top Ten Front Pages on the Newseum site.  

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Commands must be in Czech language for Beckley police dog
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Commands must be in Czech language for Beckley police dog

  By Brandi Underwood Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — With one year with his new partner in the books, Cpl. Jamie Bloom of the Beckley Police Department said that it’s been his most rewarding year in his 12-year law enforcement career thus far. He gives the credit to his sidekick and K-9 companion Ciro, a two-year-old […]

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W.Va. highways department competes with shale gas industry for truck drivers

  By Phil Kabler Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In making preparations for the coming winter and the need to secure snow and ice removal, the biggest issue facing the state Division of Highways is staffing, deputy state highways engineer Ron Smith told legislators Monday. “We’re having a very difficult time recruiting, hiring and retaining […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things you need to know for Wednesday, Nov. 20

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Wednesday ,Nov. 20, 2013. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers: 1. IRAN SUPREME LEADER: SANCTIONS WON’T FORCE CONESSIONS Ahead of new nuclear talks in […]

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NASA program in Fairmont plays key role in latest Mars mission
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NASA program in Fairmont plays key role in latest Mars mission

By Jeremiah Shelor Times-West Virginian staff writer   FAIRMONT — At 1:28 p.m. Monday, NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft launched from Cape Canaveral, Fla., and set off for Mars. More than 900 miles away, in a viewing room at the site of NASA’s Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) program in Fairmont, officials and members of the public […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know for Tuesday, Nov. 19

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers: 1. GEORGE ZIMMERMAN CHARGED WITH ASSAULT His girlfriend claims he pointed a shotgun at […]

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Farmington mine disaster recalled
By November 18, 2013 Read More →

Farmington mine disaster recalled

  By Jessica Borders For The Register-Herald MANNINGTON, W.Va. — The families and friends of the miners who lost their lives in the 1968 Farmington mine disaster promised back then that they would never forget that tragic day. Forty-five years later, they are still paying tribute to those fallen heroes. A large crowd gathered under […]

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High-ranking U.S. Justice Department official to enter Bluefield High Hall of Fame

By BILL ARCHER Bluefield Daily Telegraph   BLUEFIELD — One of West Virginia’s most successful barristers — H. Marshall Jarrett, director of the executive office for U.S. Attorneys, U.S. Department of Justice, will be honored with induction into the Bluefield High School Hall of Fame during an assembly at 10 a.m. on Tuesday in the […]

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