Archive for July, 2020

Artillery demos planned for Harpers Ferry

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. — In September 1862, the tranquility of the river valleys surrounding Harpers Ferry was disrupted by the roar of heavy artillery fire as Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson’s Confederate troops captured the town. “As one Confederate reported, Harpers Ferry was, and I quote, ‘a magnificent pyrotechnic display,’” said Dennis Frye, chief historian of […]

Marion County sportsmen’s club hosts veterans

Marion County sportsmen’s club hosts veterans

RACHEL, W.Va. — Cast after cast, veterans from the West Virginia Veterans Nursing Facility out of Clarksburg waited patiently for a fish to bite their line. Catching mostly bluegill, those who served our country through the military were able to enjoy a day by the lake Thursday. This fishing event was held at the Joanne […]

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New WVU study concludes outlook for coal is grim

BECKLEY, W.Va. — The future of southern West Virginia coal is bleak, according to a new study released Thursday morning. The study by West Virginia University’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research predicts that within the next two decades West Virginia coal production will decline another 20 million short tons, to less than 96 million […]

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Friday, May 29

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Friday, May 29, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers: 1. HASTERT INDICTMENT OFFERS FEW CLUES Allegations that the former U.S. house speaker agreed […]

WVU Healthcare buys $2.8M Marion County tract

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — West Virginia University Healthcare has announced the purchase of property in Marion County. Judie Charlton, chief medical officer of WVU Healthcare, said the new facility will be located adjacent to exit 136 off I-79. Charlton said the building has not received a name yet, but it will be a physicians’ office for […]

Ohio Valley group opposes natural gas subsidies

WHEELING, W.Va. — Murray Energy officials cited the “increased use of natural gas in the Ohio Valley area to generate electricity” as one of the reasons for eliminating more than 750 coal mining jobs in Ohio, Marshall and Belmont counties last week. Although no local natural gas-fired power plants are online yet, Moundsville Power developer […]

EPA initiatives’ impact on GDP, power rates critical

An editorial from The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — Obama’s climate change initiatives have tended to focus on the devastation they already are wreaking to the beleaguered coal industry. That may well play right into the president’s hands, politically. It is comparatively difficult to gain much support in Congress, not to mention the nation as […]

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Feds suspend benefits linked to Huntington judge

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The Social Security Administration confirmed Wednesday its suspension of disability benefits to more than 900 people during a review of 1,500 cases, all linked to Kentucky attorney Eric C. Conn and former Social Security administrative judge David B. Daugherty of Huntington. Social Security mailed the notices last week, after its Office of […]

Charleston library patron sought water, not books

Charleston library patron sought water, not books

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Instructors, students struggle with new GED test

Instructors, students struggle with new GED test

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Steven Higginbotham never really cared for school. He played on the football team at Poca High School and had plenty of friends — but math was boring. So when he was offered a job in 1982 that paid $18 an hour to work at Kaiser Aluminum, he dropped out, took the job and […]