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Contractors Association of W.Va. elects new officers
By July 28, 2014 Read More →

Contractors Association of W.Va. elects new officers

Flesher to head the Contractors Association of West Virginia CHARLESTON, W.VA. — Daniel B. Flesher, president of Trimble Engineers and Constructors, Inc., Morgantown, was elected president of the Contractors Association of West Virginia at the association’s Annual Meeting held July 10-13 at The Greenbrier. Flesher replaced Phil Weser, president and CEO of March-Westin Company, Inc., Morgantown, who will serve on the Board of Directors as immediate […]

Bluefield firefighters first ones on the scene at interstate tunnel fire
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Bluefield firefighters first ones on the scene at interstate tunnel fire

By Bill Archer For The Register-Herald BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — Lights in the southern end of the tunnel illuminate an odd design beside the catwalk near the left lane of the northbound tube of the East River Mountain Tunnel that transports I-77 from Virginia into West Virginia. Two firefighters who made the initial assault through the total […]

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By July 23, 2014 Read More →

Charleston, W.Va., attorney’s shooting charges dismissed

By Ashley B. Craig Police Reporter CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A local attorney was suffering from delirium brought on by an over-the-counter sleep aid when he shot up his South Hills area home last summer and is “not criminally responsible” for his actions, a Kanawha Circuit judge ruled. Judge Carrie Webster issued an order Tuesday dismissing charges […]

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Charles Town carving out an arts hub
By July 23, 2014 Read More →

Charles Town carving out an arts hub

$50,000 NEA grant will create new district downtown By Christine Snyder christine@spiritofjefferson.com CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. – City leaders seeking to boost downtown as a one-of-a-kind destination for art and history are celebrating after winning a $50,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Charles Town Mayor Peggy Smith led the effort to secure the […]

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McMechen Pain Clinic Investigated for allegedly reusing needles and vials of pain medications on multiple patients.
By July 23, 2014 Read More →

McMechen Pain Clinic Investigated for allegedly reusing needles and vials of pain medications on multiple patients.

By SHELLEY HANSON  The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register McMECHEN. W.Va.  – A local pain management clinic is being investigated by the West Virginia Bureau of Public Health Valley Pain Management Clinic of McMechen, which is operated by Dr. Roland Chalifoux, allegedly conducted unsafe injection practices prior to Nov. 1, 2013. The clinic opened in 2010. […]

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By July 22, 2014 Read More →

Marion County Board of Education questions reading programs

Votes to renew after discussion By Chelsi Baker Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Questions were raised at the Marion County Board of Education meeting Monday as to whether or not certain reading programs up for renewal this year are the best option for students. FastForWord and Reading Assistant subscriptions for the 2014-15 academic year […]

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By July 21, 2014 Read More →

Mooney, Casey participating in WV Business & Industry Council forum Thursday

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Second District congressional candidates Alex Mooney (R) and Nick Casey (D) will jointly participate in a candidate forum from 10:30 a.m. – noon, on Thursday, July 24, 2014. The event is being conducted by the West Virginia Business & Industry Council (BIC) and will take place in the West Virginia Room (Room […]

Justice and New Orleans Saints both enter training camp with big expectations
By July 21, 2014 Read More →

Justice and New Orleans Saints both enter training camp with big expectations

Training camp possibly $20 million in media exposure, $10 million in economic impact By Don Smith West Virginia Press Association WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Players report to the New Orleans Saints 2014 Training Camp at The Greenbrier on Thursday for a day of physicals, meetings and strength and conditioning tests before starting 20 days of practice that are free and […]

Study shows W.Va. child obesity levels are steady
By July 21, 2014 Read More →

Study shows W.Va. child obesity levels are steady

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — While obesity rates among West Virginia’s fifth-graders have remained steady, there have been declines in the prevalence of hypertension, indicators of prediabetes and the mean level of LDL cholesterol. That’s according to the latest results of the West Virginia University School of Medicine’s CARDIAC Project. The study has been conducted over the […]

By July 21, 2014 Read More →

Editorial: Juvenile Justice

States trying alternatives that prioritize rehabilitation BECKLEY, W.Va. — West Virginia nearly doubled the rate it sent youths to juvenile facilities from 1997 to 2011, in contrast to declining rates of youthful incarceration elsewhere in the United States. In fact, West Virginia had higher rates than the other three states that showed increases: Nebraska, North […]

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