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Clendenin marks a 75-year milestone

  By Monica Orosz Charleston Daily Mail Clendenin’s Community Chorus has a long history in this northern Kanawha County city, though its mission is focused on one work: G.F. Handel’s “The Messiah.” For 75 years, singers here have gathered once a year to rehearse the oratorio about Jesus the Messiah[Read More…]

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Fairmont to host coal mining swap meet

By Jim Davis Times-West Virginian FAIRMONT — Coal miners can swap stories while others trade mining memorabilia at a special event next week in Fairmont. The first Coal Mining Appreciation Day Swap Meet will be held from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday at the Knights of Columbus, 1529 Mary Lou Retton[Read More…]

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Law Enforcement Ruling Appropriate

From an editorial in The Intelligencer /Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — Why law enforcement agencies sometimes withhold information about internal investigations is a mystery to us. One would think police and sheriff’s departments would be eager to expose the few bad apples in their midst – and assure the public[Read More…]

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Small Business Saturday marks fourth year

By Jared Hunt Charleston Daily Mail   CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Local retailers have a message for people as they continue shopping this holiday season: Shop small. Small businesses, that is. For the fourth year in a row, local businesses are hoping to capitalize on Small Business Saturday, a promotion launched[Read More…]

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WVPA Column: Newspapers energize the holiday shopping marketplace

By Don Smith Executive Director West Virginia Press Association West Virginians know Thanksgiving means turkey, stuffing, mash potatoes, pumpkin pie, the Macy’s parade and football. Those are traditions. There is another tradition many West Virginians count on each Thanksgiving: finding the community newspaper “stuffed” with sales fliers and coupons. The[Read More…]

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