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Scouts’ Day of Service work did 220  projects in 45 WV counties
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Scouts’ Day of Service work did 220 projects in 45 WV counties

By RICK STEELHAMMER Charleston Gazette-Mail PRINCE, W.Va. — Wielding shovels and buckets and muscling wheelbarrows full of gravel to various worksites, an energetic army of 200 hard-hatted Boy Scouts from across the country arrived Wednesday on the shore of the New River at the Grandview Sandbar Campground. The group, hailing from Arizona, Massachusetts and Virginia, […]

Scouts work to make improvements to Grandview Sandbar and River Access area
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Scouts work to make improvements to Grandview Sandbar and River Access area

By JORDAN NELSON The Register-Herald GLEN JEAN, W.Va. — Approximately 200 Boy Scouts, including some who are mobility challenged. teamed up with the National Park Service and West Virginia Citizens Conservation Corps Wednesday to make improvements to the Grandview Sandbar Campground and River Access area. The improvements were based around making the area more accessible […]

WVPA: Remember your WVPA Foundation Silent Auction items
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WVPA: Remember your WVPA Foundation Silent Auction items

2018 Contemporary American Theater Festival package latest addition     CANAAN VALLEY, W.Va. — The Spirit of Jefferson newspaper added a touch of the dramatic to the annual West Virginia Press Association Foundation’s silent auction with a package for the 2018 Contemporary American Theater Festival in Shepherdstown.  “The winning bidder will have tickets to see all six plays that will […]

Gilbert, Gee team up to push for economic growth
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Gilbert, Gee team up to push for economic growth

By TAYLOR STUCK The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. —  Marshall University President Jerome Gilbert and West Virginia University President Gordon Gee are going to build a wall around West Virginia, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich is going to pay for it. At least, that’s Gee’s plan. OK, not really, but the two university presidents are hoping […]

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WV officials reveal new school evaluation system

By BISHOP NASH The Herald-Dispatch ONA, W.Va. — State Superintendent of Schools Steve Paine joked that nothing had brought West Virginia’s counties together more than a combined disdain for the “A through F” grading measures imposed on the state’s roughly 700 public schools. After several months hammering out a replacement for “A through F,” the West […]

‘Jim’s Promise’: Highway infrastructure projects to create jobs
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‘Jim’s Promise’: Highway infrastructure projects to create jobs

By GREG JORDAN Bluefield Daily Telegraph WELCH, W.Va.  — Flanked by signs stating “Jim’s Promise. Roads to Prosperity,” West Virginia’s governor spoke Wednesday to local leaders and McDowell County residents about highway infrastructure, job creation, calling the Legislature to a new session and tackling the state’s opioid epidemic. Gov. Jim Justice visited the Phoenix Center […]

Wheeling hosting first Ohio Valley Pride Festival on Saturday
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Wheeling hosting first Ohio Valley Pride Festival on Saturday

By CASEY JUNKINS The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — While working at the bar known as the O-Zone on Main Street several years ago, Jack Carbasho never thought Wheeling leaders would pass anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents. About seven months after city council members voted 7-0 to enact this […]

Jenkins catches ride with President Trump
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Jenkins catches ride with President Trump

Staff, wire reports The Williamson Daily News WASHINGTON – Third District U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) this week announced a $70,000 grant to fund an economic development for southern counties, including Logan and Mingo. The grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration. goes to the Region 2 Planning and Development Council, which covers Logan, Mingo, […]

Opry comes to Martinsburg
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Opry comes to Martinsburg

By JIM McCONVILLE The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va.  — The city will soon be able to boast having its country music “opry.” To be called Shenandoah Valley Opry, the music venue will provide live entertainment to the greater Martinsburg area starting Aug. 5. Located at 796 Foxcroft Ave. behind the Outback Steakhouse at the Foxcroft Towne […]

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McMechen physician, pain clinic operator charged with health fraud

By LINDA HARRIS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The McMechen osteopathic physician being sued by former patients who allege they contracted serious diseases after receiving injections from him in unsterile conditions has now been indicted by a federal grand jury for fraud. Dr. Roland Chalifoux Jr. allegedly submitted claims for insurance reimbursement claiming he’d […]