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Greenbrier County tourist season was ‘staggering’

LEWISBURG, W.Va. — Even casual observers probably realize that Greenbrier County just witnessed what was most likely the single most event-filled summer tourist season in its history. That’s no small statement in light of tourism’s longstanding place atop the county’s roster of industries. Within a 48-day span this summer, the county hosted no fewer than […]

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By August 25, 2014 Read More →

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Monday, Aug. 25

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers.1. WHO ASKS FOR ‘DAY OF SILENCE’ TODAYThe father of Michael Brown, the black 18-year-old […]

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By August 22, 2014 Read More →

N.C. firm buying window maker founded in W.Va.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Simonton Windows is in the process of being sold to a North Carolina company, officials announced Thursday. Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc. announced it has signed an agreement to sell Simonton Windows to Ply Gem Holdings Inc. of Cary, N.C., a leading manufacturer of exterior building products in North America, according […]

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By August 22, 2014 Read More →

W.Va. lawyer offers reward for billionaire’s assets

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Charleston attorney is receiving national attention for an unconventional approach in trying to track down possible assets of the founder of a luxury resort. Brian Glasser, of the firm Bailey & Glasser LLP, is offering a reward to anyone who can uncover property or bank accounts of Tim Blixseth, the founder […]

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Elkins project gets record $5 million federal loan
By August 22, 2014 Read More →

Elkins project gets record $5 million federal loan

ELKINS, W.Va. — The Isaac Jackson Hotel and Davis Trust Co. made history Thursday as the U.S. Small Business Administration presented a record $5 million check to the soon-to-be-finished hotel and conference center. SBA mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator Natalia Olson-Urtecho and West Virginia Director Judy McCauley were on hand for the historic presentation, along with Michael […]

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Debate fierce as Hancock smoking ban vote nears
By August 22, 2014 Read More →

Debate fierce as Hancock smoking ban vote nears

NEW CUMBERLAND, W.Va. — With the Hancock County Board of Health expected to vote on a county-wide smoking ban next week, public debate continues to center on the potential economic – rather than health – effects of the policy. The board meets at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the New Cumberland Municipal Building. Opponents of the […]

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By August 22, 2014 Read More →

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Friday, Aug. 22

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers.1. HAMAS KILLS 11 SUSPECTED INFORMERS FOR ISRAELA Gaza security official says the 11 men […]

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New Report: West Virginia falling short on policies to prevent and fight cancer
By August 21, 2014 Read More →

New Report: West Virginia falling short on policies to prevent and fight cancer

 States measured by progress on tobacco control, access to care and cancer prevention CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia is falling short when it comes to passing policies to prevent and reduce suffering and death from cancer, according to a new report by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. “How Do You Measure up?: A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to […]

By August 21, 2014 Read More →

Charges dropped against W.Va. justice’s son

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The son of a state Supreme Court Justice no longer faces a felony charge related to the alleged beating of his sister, but Charleston police are standing by their original report. The Kanawha County Prosecutor’s Office dismissed malicious wounding charges against Edward Gardner Wednesday morning. Gardner, 27, is the son of West […]

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By August 21, 2014 Read More →

Logger acquitted in Coonskin Park timber trial

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Kanawha County jury deliberated about two hours Wednesday before finding logger David Russell Bowen not guilty of allegations that he stole timber from Coonskin Park. “I’m glad that justice has been done and I can go back to work and take care of my family,” Bowen said after the verdict was […]

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