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The answer is pi

An editorial from the Charleston Daily Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In the calendar lull between the celebratory dates of Fat Tuesday and St. Patrick’s Day is a date now gaining in popularity: Pi Day. March 14, aka 3.14, represents the shortened number for pi — 3.14159 — the ratio of[Read More…]

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West Virginia must do better on tobacco use

An editorial from the Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Nationwide, one out of five adults would respond “yes” to the question of whether or not they smoked cigarettes. According to a Gallup poll released this week, one out of every three West Virginians would respond “yes” to that question.[Read More…]

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Mason County office holders to see salary decrease

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — It’s been said that everything rolls downhill. With Mason County facing one of its bleakest budget years in recent memory, county officials will not be exempt from feeling the pinch of a loss in personal property revenue. As reported in an adjacent story on the county’s[Read More…]

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Freedom cleanup firm owner loses gun permit

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department has revoked the concealed weapons permit of the man whose company has been cleaning up Freedom Industries’ tank farm on the Elk River. Daniel Kessler, who owns Diversified Services, the cleanup company, had his permit revoked on Wednesday after the Sheriff’s Department[Read More…]

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An airy ride to work

  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A new traffic signal for Justice Row — the access road to the bottom of the Carriage Trail, across the South Side Bridge from downtown — caused a few headaches this week when drivers from Bridge Road confused it for their signal, a city traffic official[Read More…]

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Daily Mail picture project frames memories

A column by Charleston Daily Mail staff writer Ashley B. Craig CHARLESTON, W.Va. — I like to make up stories about strangers. In my profession that’s a big no-no, but it’s a habit you pick up people-watching. Making up names and stories has become a good pastime while waiting here[Read More…]

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Geocaching adventure comes to Huntington

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The marquee on the historic Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center reads, “Welcome Geocachers.” Don’t worry, that’s not another new band you don’t know about — that’s just a sign letting people know this weekend is chock full of geocaching adventure. People can try the high-tech treasure hunt called[Read More…]

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Star City whistles at its Canada geese problem

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The Star City Police Department’s whistle gun provides a way to rid the town’s waterfront of pesky water fowl without harming them. Star City Police Chief Vic Propst demonstrated the town’s countermeasure to unwanted Canada geese Thursday, March 13, at Edith Barill Park. Propst said the town[Read More…]

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