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Putnam residents: Mosquito problem has become ‘unbearable’
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Putnam residents: Mosquito problem has become ‘unbearable’

By CARLEE LAMMERS Charleston Gazette-Mail ELEANOR, W.Va. — Officials from the Kanawha-Charleston and Putnam County health departments were in Eleanor on Monday, working to help remedy a mosquito issue that some residents say has become “unbearable.” Stan Mills, director of environmental services for the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department, said residents who live along Nutmeg and Maple streets […]

Annual Bluegrass Festival raises money for Allegheny Highlands Trail
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Annual Bluegrass Festival raises money for Allegheny Highlands Trail

By TIM MACVEAN The Inter-Mountain MONTROS, W.Va.  — Award-winning West Virginia bluegrass musicians will converge on the area later this month to help raise money for the Allegheny Highlands Trail. Johnny Cochran’s Bluegrass Band, Bobby Maynard and Breakdown, and Johnny Staats and the Delivery Boys will all take the stage on July 22 at Oak Grove […]

Jamboree in the Hills kicks off Thursday
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Jamboree in the Hills kicks off Thursday

Staff reports The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register MORRISTOWN, Ohio — It’s hard to believe that a small country music festival held in 1977 led to Belmont County becoming a destination for thousands of country fans, but year after year they keep coming back to the area for Jamboree in the Hills. “Jambo,” as many fans […]

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10 things to know: Tuesday, July 11

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, July 11, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. TRUMP JR. ADMITS HE WANTED INFO ON CLINTON FROM KREMLIN-LINKED LAWYER The president’s eldest son was reportedly told ahead of […]

Opioid epidemic contributes to number of WV’s ‘grandfamilies’
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Opioid epidemic contributes to number of WV’s ‘grandfamilies’

By LORI KERSEY Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Deena and Keith Ellison thought they’d be finished raising children by now. Deena’s kids were under 7, and Keith’s were teenagers when the couple got together in the early 1990s. Now, Deena, 54, and Keith, 63, find themselves parenting again — this time for Deena’s grandchildren, 9-year-old […]

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W.Va. road bond election to cost $2.8 million

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — A special election this fall that could lead to nearly $3 billion in road projects across West Virginia will cost the state about $2.8 million — and it will all be done on paper, according to the West Virginia Secretary of State’s Office. A […]

Couple running hot dog stand in downtown Parkersburg
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Couple running hot dog stand in downtown Parkersburg

By JESS MANCINI The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — A local couple hopes to expand their hot dog stand business. Hot Dog Willy’s has been selling hot dogs for two weeks at Bicentennial Park by the courthouse. “It’s named after me,” said Will Heflin of Mineral Wells, a 2003 graduate of the Le […]

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State school board to hold emergency meeting on Nicholas County lawsuit

By ALI SCHMITZ Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Board of Education will hold an emergency meeting Monday to review information about the Nicholas County Board of Education’s request to close and consolidate five schools in the county. The emergency meeting agenda indicates the state school board may further act on the Nicholas […]

More under the hood: Annual car show offering tons more than classic cars
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More under the hood: Annual car show offering tons more than classic cars

By MICHELLE JAMES The Register-Herald From hotrods to ziplines, delicious food to plane rides and top-notch musical entertainment, organizers of the upcoming Friends of Coal Auto Fair say the event will have a little something for everyone of all ages. “It’s kind of known as an auto fair, but it’s so much more,” says Josh […]

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Eastern Panhandle residents mixed on proposed Mountaineer Gas pipeline

By ANDREW TEMPLE The Shepherdstown Chronicle SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — Between “right of eminent domain,” environmental impact concerns and potential economic benefits, it’s no wonder the 3.4 mile Mountaineer Gas pipeline has been a hot button issue in the community for some time. The project will reach maximum exposure in Shepherdstown on Tuesday as the Town […]