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WV audit finds 1,531 state vehicles underutilized
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WV audit finds 1,531 state vehicles underutilized

By ERIC EYRE Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — State agencies in West Virginia aren’t getting good use out of more than 1,500 state-owned vehicles, according to an audit released Tuesday. State rules suggest the government-owned cars, trucks and SUVs be driven at least 1,100 miles a month. But 42 percent of vehicles reviewed by the […]

State park system is vibrant, varied and vast
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State park system is vibrant, varied and vast

By CHARLES YOUNG The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — For nearly 90 years, the West Virginia state parks and forest system has served as a symbol for all the Mountain State has to offer. According to the West Virginia State Parks mission statement, the system’s aim is to “promote conservation by preserving and protecting natural […]

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Concord University receives $3 million in grant funding

By BLAKE STOWERS Bluefield Daily Telegraph ATHENS, W.Va. — Concord University’s Upward Bound Program has been awarded more than $3 million in federal funding. Concord media spokesman Sarah Dalton said the funding will continue programming that provides academic skills and motivation for area high school students in their pursuit of a college degree. According to […]

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WV American Water launches project map to show upgrades around state

By DARLENE J. SWIGER The Weston News WESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia American Water customers in Lewis County can now utilize an interactive web-based map of the company’s 2017 infrastructure upgrade projects. This user-friendly map allows people to view details about water main replacement projects and other capital investments throughout the company’s service area. The Weston […]

Culloden woman wins big on ‘Price Is Right’
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Culloden woman wins big on ‘Price Is Right’

By FRED PACE The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va.  — “Stacy Dent, come on down!” Dent, 33, of Culloden, says hearing those words was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for her when she was in the audience at “The Price Is Right” television game show in March. “My mother was on the show 17 years ago, and after I […]

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Investigation ongoing into chemical water vapors in Bellaire

By SHELLEY HANSON The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register BELLAIRE, Ohio — Both the U.S. and Ohio Environmental Protection agencies are conducting groundwater and air testing in Bellaire related to a chemical used at a former dry cleaner in Bellaire, according to village Administrator Scott Porter. Porter said the environmental agencies identified some sources of groundwater […]

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Gee to chair Big 12 committee

Staff reports The State Journal MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia University President Gordon Gee will chair the Big 12 Board of Directors Executive Committee, beginning July 1. The Big 12 also said TCU Chancellor Victor Boshini will serve as vice-chair, and Texas President Gregory Fenves will take over as secretary/treasurer. Gee is “one of America’s […]

Gee delivers annual speech: ‘I choose stacking hands’
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Gee delivers annual speech: ‘I choose stacking hands’

The Dominion Post WASHINGTON, D.C. — Inside the beltway, WVU President Gordon Gee delivered a call for changing the dialogue and working together to fix the problems plaguing the Mountain State. Gee, speaking June 6 at the 39th annual WVU Alumni Luncheon on Capitol Hill, said, “Today, we can either stack hands to create new […]

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10 things to know: Wednesday, June 7

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. ISLAMIC STATE GROUP CLAIMS ATTACKS ON TEHRAN PARLIAMENT, SHRINE The extremists say they attacked Iran’s parliament and the shrine of […]

Pro golfers will soon get to see new Old White TPC
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Pro golfers will soon get to see new Old White TPC

By DAVID WALSH The Herald-Dispatch WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Phil Mickelson has an idea of what to expect now. So does Lee Trevino. They’ve seen the transformation taking place. PGA Tour members will get their first peek at the new-look Old White TPC golf course July 3-9 when they return to compete in The Greenbrier […]