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Bluefield Chief: Bomb threat caller warned ‘You killed my brother’

Bluefield Daily Telegraph Staff Report BLUEFIELD, W.Va. – Bluefield police, after spending much of Tuesday dealing with an attempted bank robbery, evacuated the Bluefield Municipal Building after a dispatcher received a bomb threat. A dispatcher at the Bluefield Police Department received a telephone call approximately 8:52 p.m. Tuesday, Chief Dennis Dillow said later. “We had […]

Kevin Slimp: Why they don’t subscribe
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Kevin Slimp: Why they don’t subscribe

Plus, keeping subscribers you already have By Kevin Slimp The News Guru kevin@kevinslimp.com Back in February, I spoke on the topic of Customer Service at the Ohio Newspaper Association Winter Convention. Shortly after, I received an email asking if I would lead a webinar in late summer or early fall for all the staffs of […]

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John Foust: Incongruence in ad creativity

By John Foust Raleigh, NC Congruence is an important characteristic of communication. In order to get a message through, all of the ingredients have to match. Most of the time, congruence comes naturally. Just notice how strange it feels to say the word “yes” and shake your head “no.” On the other hand, incongruence can […]

‘She’s always been my rock,’ Preston Chamber Executive Director Sheila G. Haney dies following extended illness
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‘She’s always been my rock,’ Preston Chamber Executive Director Sheila G. Haney dies following extended illness

By John Dahlia, Preston County News & Journal KINGWOOD, W.Va. — Sheila G. Haney, the person who has been called the consistent foundation keeping the Preston County Chamber of Commerce moving forward has died. She was 56. Chamber President Jessica Miller Lipscomb confirmed Haney’s death in a message sent to all members of the Chamber […]

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Reporter shooting bring back memories of reporting in W.Va., Safety was never an issue

By John Dahlia, Editor Preston County News & Journal I’ve been at odds with my emotions the last few days. Certainly all of us have been following the horrible shooting of the two broadcast journalists in Virginia on Wednesday morning. The shooting occurred at 6:45 a.m. in Moneta during a live interview on television station […]

Confederate Flag controversy comes to Preston County, Five high school students asked to remove Confederate flags from vehicles by Principal
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Confederate Flag controversy comes to Preston County, Five high school students asked to remove Confederate flags from vehicles by Principal

By Theresa Marthey Preston County News & Journal   KINGWOOD, W.Va. — The national controversy over the Confederate flag has made its way to Preston County. On Tuesday, five students at Preston High were asked to remove Confederate flags from their vehicles by Principal Dr. David Pastrick. Tina Walker, Kingwood, was alerted by her son […]

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Jackson’s Mill Jubilee kicks off Labor Day Weekend

JACKSON’S MILL, W.Va. — A Central West Virginia family tradition is once again ready to welcome visitors when the 41st Annual Jackson’s Mill Jubilee kicks off, this Labor Day Weekend. The all-volunteer board of directors, has issued the following release: The Jubilee will continue a celebration of Appalachian Heritage at Jackson’s Mill West Virginia. Located just […]

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MSHA proposes to expand coal mine ‘proximity detection’ mandate

By Ken Ward Jr. The Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Federal regulators said this morning that they want to expand the requirement for coal-mine operators to install life-saving “proximity detection” devices on certain underground mining equipment with a new rule that’s been in the works for years. The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration is proposing that haulage […]

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First Energy asks for $75.8 million increase over two years

By Andrew Brown The Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — First Energy is asking for an additional $75.8 million from customers over the next two years to cover past and future costs associated with the company’s tree-trimming programs. On Monday, the parent company of MonPower and Potomac Edison filed a request to increase its vegetation management surcharge, which covers […]

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About 70 types of sales exempted from state tax

DAVID BEARD TheDPost.com CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Monday, Aug. 31, was sales tax day for the Joint Select Committee on Tax Reform. Members learned that there are more than 72 types of sales exempted from the tax. Some of those may be reconsidered, committee leaders said. It can often boil down to fine questions like “What […]

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