Archive for May, 2019

As bikers parade, Rainelle kids no fair-weather fans
By May 22, 2015 Read More →

As bikers parade, Rainelle kids no fair-weather fans

For a great photo essay by The Register-Herald’s Rick Barbero, click here. 

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By May 22, 2015 Read More →

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Friday, May 22

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Friday, May 22, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers: 1. SUSPECT WANTED IN D.C. MURDERS CAPTURED An ex-con accused in the slayings of […]

By May 21, 2015 Read More →

Register-Herald in Beckley looking for online editor

BECKLEY, W.Va. — The Register-Herald, a leading daily newspaper in southern West Virginia, is seeking an online editor. The 16,500-circulation Register-Herald is located in Beckley, the business and medical hub for the region. “Duties will include curating our website and social media operations. The successful candidate must be proficient in all aspects of social media and have […]

By May 21, 2015 Read More →

Kentucky firm has lowest bid for US 35 work

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A firm from Kentucky has reportedly submitted the lowest bid to design, build and finance the remaining 14.6 miles of US 35. The West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH) accepted bids for the project on Wednesday from five qualified contractors. According to WVDOH, the apparent low bid came from Bizzack Construction, LLC […]

By May 21, 2015 Read More →

Price tag high on W.Va. road improvements

BECKLEY, W.Va. — Improving the state’s highway system comes with a high price tag, according to the long-awaited Blue Ribbon Commission Report released Wednesday. Also, the three-year study recommends further analysis of the state’s transportation infrastructure and fuel excise taxes.  With more than one-third of the state’s roads in “either poor or mediocre condition” and […]

Pilot says helicopter saw ‘kind of jerks you around’
By May 21, 2015 Read More →

Pilot says helicopter saw ‘kind of jerks you around’

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — It was about eight years ago when Todd Gillespie decided he wanted to be a pilot. He took lessons, and now he flies a helicopter for a company known as Rotor Blade.  Gillespie helps with the tree-trimming project performed by FirstEnergy, and on Wednesday officials from Mon Power joined Gillespie to demonstrate […]

By May 21, 2015 Read More →

DOH audit first step to identify cost efficiencies

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — When members of the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Highways held a public outreach meeting at the Comfort Suites in Kearneysville in July 2013, one of the issues brought up by several speakers was the need to cut waste in the West Virginia Division of Highways before asking residents to pay more […]

Huntington council votes to demote its chairman
By May 21, 2015 Read More →

Huntington council votes to demote its chairman

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Huntington City Councilman Scott Caserta was removed as chair of the body during a special meeting Wednesday, two days after he submitted documents to the county prosecutor alleging Mayor Steve Williams appeared to have made an illegal payout to a former departing police chief. Williams maintains he has done nothing wrong, as […]

Run for The Wall tumbles into Hurricane
By May 21, 2015 Read More →

Run for The Wall tumbles into Hurricane

HURRICANE, W.Va. — It was hard to find a hand not holding a miniature American flag as a group of more than 275 motorcycles carrying nearing 500 people rumbled into Hurricane’s Valley Park Wednesday during the annual Run for the Wall. Each year, the group travels across the country, starting in Ontario, California, this year, […]

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By May 21, 2015 Read More →

Common Core results in stronger learning

An editorial from The Charleston Gazette  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Kentucky — partly a troubled coal state like West Virginia — is producing better-trained high school graduates, thanks to tough new Common Core requirements. The Wall Street Journal reports: “The college and career readiness rate increased to 63 percent from 54 percent in 2013, and fewer schools […]

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