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Christmas season kicks off at Blennerhassett Museum
By November 18, 2013 Read More →

Christmas season kicks off at Blennerhassett Museum

By BRETT DUNLAP bdunlap@newsandsentinel.com Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Visitors from throughout the community came Sunday to honor the cultures of the world and to kick off the Christmas season at the Blennerhassett Museum’s annual Trees of Our Heritage event and exhibit opening. The museum, located at 137 Juliana St. in downtown Parkersburg, […]

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By November 18, 2013 Read More →

“No Shave November” a growing initiative

By Samantha Cronk The Journal staff writer MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — What do Ron Burgundy, Hulk Hogan, Magnum P.I. and the men of “Duck Dynasty” have in common? Facial hair that’s as famous as the people and characters themselves. For most, November signifies the beginning of the holiday season and the traditional Thanksgiving meal, but for […]

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By November 18, 2013 Read More →

10 things to know for Monday, Nov. 18, from The Associated Press

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Monday, Nov. 18, 2013. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers: 1. `THE WHOLE NEIGHBORHOOD’S GONE’ Michael Perdun of Washington, Ill., is among scores of […]

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Crowds jam Meadowbrook Mall for grand re-opening
By November 17, 2013 Read More →

Crowds jam Meadowbrook Mall for grand re-opening

  By Darlene Taylor-Morgan Exponent-Telegram Staff Writer   BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. — A grand reopening celebration drew hundreds of people to the Meadowbrook Mall Saturday with celebrity appearances, refreshments and entertainment on tap for shoppers. A ribbon-cutting ceremony and presentation of two charitable contributions kicked off festivities to mark the completion of a multi-million dollar renovation […]

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Morgan courthouse heated, cooled by unique geothermal system
By November 17, 2013 Read More →

Morgan courthouse heated, cooled by unique geothermal system

By Tricia Lynn Strader Special to The Journal BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — After many months of setbacks, the Morgan County Courthouse’s geothermal heating and cooling system was repaired this summer, and is now automated. The energy-efficient, water-sourced heating and cooling system is different from a typical geothermal system in a commercial building. What makes it […]

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Marlinton fire worries other city officials
By November 17, 2013 Read More →

Marlinton fire worries other city officials

by Jeremiah Shelor STAFF WRITER CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — After a blaze broke out in downtown Marlinton in the early morning on Nov. 10, leaving seven families homeless. In the aftermath, firefighters in other towns across the region remain vigilant, looking to protect the numerous historic structures in the area. Older buildings tend to pose the […]

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By November 16, 2013 Read More →

Magnum Hunter Chief Welcomes W.Va. Cracker

By Casey Junkins The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register PITTSBURGH – The CEO of a company with active Marcellus and Utica shale operations in Monroe, Washington, Wetzel, Tyler and Pleasants counties said having an ethane cracker in nearby Parkersburg would be “phenomenal.” “Ethane is something that we are going to have to deal with, particularly as we get […]

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Record number of bald eagles in W.Va.
By November 16, 2013 Read More →

Record number of bald eagles in W.Va.

By Rick Steelhammer Saturday Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A record number of bald eagles have been spotted this year by volunteers tracking the fall migration of birds of prey at Hanging Rock Raptor Observatory, atop Peters Mountain in Monroe County. Since early August, 195 bald eagles have been sighted by observers using a former U.S. […]

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The Associated Press shares the 10 things you need to know for Saturday, Nov. 16

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers: 1. HOUSE GETS ITS SAY ON HEALTH CARE CANCELLATIONS Republicans are pushing ahead with […]

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Way to go, Morgan Messenger
By November 15, 2013 Read More →

Way to go, Morgan Messenger

Morgan County weekly turns 120 on Saturday This Saturday, November 16, marks 120 years since the first issue of The Morgan Messenger. Founded by S.S. Buzzerd, the paper was born after a fire burned down the offices and print shop of The Morgan Mercury where Buzzerd worked. Find the paper’s website at http://www.morganmessenger.com/news/2013-11-13/Front_Page. The Morgan […]

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