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Clowns and zombies to take over Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine
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Clowns and zombies to take over Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine

By JORDAN NELSON The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — Nights of terror and mayhem featuring clowns and zombies will take over the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine beginning this weekend at the Haunted Coal Mine event to benefit Theatre West Virginia. The event will play out a scenario to see if clowns and zombies can get along, and attendees […]

WVU celebrates Pearl Buck Day on Wed., Oct. 25
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WVU celebrates Pearl Buck Day on Wed., Oct. 25

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia University and the Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Foundation, Inc. are co-sponsoring a Pearl Buck Day on Wed., Oct. 25 at the University’s Mountainlair Student Center. For WVU, this day of festivities helps to not only honor the 125th anniversary of the great author’s birth in Hillsboro (Pocahontas County), but also […]

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10 things to know: Friday, October 13

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Friday, October 13, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. TRUMP MOVES TO WEAKEN ‘OBAMACARE’ The president plans to halt payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law that […]

Manna Meal’s 5th Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser set for Friday
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Manna Meal’s 5th Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser set for Friday

Pay-at-the-door event held at 1105 Quarrier St. in downtown Charleston CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Manna Meal, Charleston’s seven-day a week soup kitchen, is hosting its 5th Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser on Friday, Oct. 13, from  4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church located at 1105 Quarrier St. in downtown Charleston. The fundraising event is held in the Manna Meal […]

Armstrong Flooring to expand; announcement part of federal economic grants
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Armstrong Flooring to expand; announcement part of federal economic grants

By BETH HENRY-VANCE The Inter-Mountain BEVERLY — An expansion project to create a distribution center at Armstrong Flooring’s manufacturing plant in Beverly could bring up to 50 new jobs, officials announced Wednesday. The expansion will add 85,000 square feet to the local facility, which is the largest pre-finished hardwood flooring plant in the country. Made […]

Bluefield’s Commercialization Station receives federal boost
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Bluefield’s Commercialization Station receives federal boost

By CHARLIE BOOTHE Bluefield Daily Telegraph BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — The future of Bluefield’s Commercialization Station received a boost Wednesday with the announcement of a $750,000 federal grant to help create jobs and programs at the facility. The funding is from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) and will go to the Center for Applied Research […]

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Manchin, Morrisey get big money for Senate campaigns; Jenkins falls behind

By JAKE ZUCKERMAN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., raised more in the third quarter than both of the two main Republican senatorial candidates combined. West Virginia’s lone federal Democrat raised more than $900,000 in campaign contributions, leaving him with $4.1 million in the bank, according to a news release from the […]

Kanawha delegate proposes medical marijuana law changes
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Kanawha delegate proposes medical marijuana law changes

By ERIN BECK Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Delegate Ron Walters, R-Kanawha, suggested Wednesday that members of the West Virginia Medical Cannabis Advisory Board recommend that personal growth of marijuana plants remain prohibited but consider allowing “the sale of buds.” During a board meeting at the University of Charleston, Walters also asked board members to […]

W.Va. Medical Cannabis Advisory Board prepares population surveys
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W.Va. Medical Cannabis Advisory Board prepares population surveys

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — The head of West Virginia’s Bureau of Public Health hopes to have population surveys finalized to determine patient and physician interest in medical cannabis out for delivery within the next week. Dr. Rahul Gupta, commissioner of the Bureau for Public Health and state health officer, said surveys […]

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General Revenue collections in September above estimate

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Department of Revenue Secretary Dave Hardy said he is “cautiously optimistic” about September revenue numbers. Revenue exceeded estimates in severance tax and corporate net income tax collections. However, numbers lagged in cumulative collections. According to a news release from the Department of Revenue, severance tax and corporate […]