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W.Va. ranks last in people who want to work

By BRANDON ROBERTS The Herald-Dispatach WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Dead last. That’s where West Virginia ranks among the 50 states in terms of workforce participation. Dr. John Deskins, professor and director of the bureau of business and economic research at West Virginia University, said Wednesday that the state has been last in workforce participation […]

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Appalachian Trail film may attract new hikers

By Mary Stortstrom The Journal HARPERS FERRY-Though the Appalachian Trail may be well-known along the East Coast, the film, “A Walk in the Woods,” which opened Wednesday, is introducing the Appalachian Trail to audiences across the nation-and could possibly inspire more people to hike the Trail. The film, starring Robert Redford, Nick Nolte and Emma […]

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Kasich, cracker developer set for announcement

By CASEY JUNKINS The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register           COLUMBUS, Ohio – Though details are limited, the CEO of PTT Global Chemical – the firm evaluating plans for a $5.7 billion ethane cracker in Belmont County – will join Gov. John Kasich and others for an announcement at 3 p.m. today at the Ohio Statehouse in […]

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Barbour County Fair lines up fun for everyone

By Melissa Toothman The Exponent Telegram BELINGTON, W.Va.  — Crowds came out to the Barbour County Fair on Wednesday to enjoy everything from gospel music to the demolition derby. With so much to do, however, there was only one activity at the forefront of one young fair-goer’s mind. “Bull riding is what I was looking […]

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Potential jurors in Blankenship case must respond to 87 questions

By Wendy Holdren Register-Herald Reporter BECKLEY, W.Va. — Three hundred potential jurors must respond to a 17-page questionnaire, which asks 87 questions, including, “What, if any, opinions have you formed about Donald L. Blankenship, who was the former CEO of Massey Energy, which owned the Upper Big Branch Mine?” The questionnaire, sent to prospective jurors in […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things you need to know Sept. 3

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press’s business development specialist for West Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers: 1. CHAOTIC SCENE AT HUNGARY RAIL STATION AS POLICE LEAVE Hundreds dash into the terminal, but the […]

Flag: Silent sentinels of history?
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Flag: Silent sentinels of history?

RANSON, W.Va. — Flags can evoke strong emotions. Consider the recent controversy over flying the Confederate flag in South Carolina. Although they are used as symbols of governments and organizations, flags viewed differently by certain professionals. Instead, some view flags as sentinels of history that should be preserved. Cathy Heffner, president of Textile Preservation Associates Inc. in Ranson, is one such person. She is […]

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The Herald-Dispatch seeking experienced reporter

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The Herald-Dispatch, a daily newspaper located in a city of about 50,000, is seeking a motivated, experienced reporter to cover city and county government with responsibilities also for state legislative and political coverage. Candidates should have 3-5 years experience, excellent reporting and writing skills and be capable of providing a mix of daily and […]

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Manchin, Capito announce funding to expand drug court services in Huntington

The Women’s Empowerment and Addiction Recovery (WEAR) Program will address the needs of women in the sex trade who are battling drug addiction and mental health issues WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today announced $141,237 for the City of Huntington’s Women’s Empowerment and Addiction Recovery (WEAR) Program, […]

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SBA hosting small business-lender matchmaker forum in Dunbar

CHARLESTON, W.Va. ─ The U.S. Small Business Administration’s West Virginia District Office, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, and SCORE host a free Small Business-Lender Match Maker Forum event Thursday, September 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. at West Virginia State University in the James C. Wilson University Union. Participants […]