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Legislative Interim Hearings

The Legislative Oversight Committee for the state’s Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority met Monday as part of the West Virginia legislature’s July interim hearings in Charleston. Among those attending the meeting were, on the left, Joe Delong, executive director of the West Virginia Regional Jail & Correctional Facility Authority,[Read More…]

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‘Honor Flight: One Last Mission’ screenings set

ELKINS — Two free showings of documentary “Honor Flight: One Last Mission” are scheduled for the July 29 and 30 at Cinema 8 Elkins in the Tygart Valley Mall. The film about four veterans visiting the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., set the Guinness World Record for[Read More…]

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Power Use Big Fourth to Defeat Sand Gnats

The West Virginia Power returned home for a six-game homestand on July 17 and started the series with a bang. The Power scored four runs in the fourth inning off of four hits and got a good performance from South Atlantic League all-star pitcher Tyler Glasnow in defeating the Savannah[Read More…]

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State must attract top students to teaching

By Charles McElwee Charleston, WV The Education Audit says it not once but twice: “Having effective teachers rises to the top of every study as the most important factor in determining student success” and “National research and best practice clearly shows [sic] that the best predictor of student achievement is[Read More…]

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Study: 1 in 3 W.Va. homes does not have a computer

By Eric Eyre The Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON — West Virginia’s push to expand high-speed Internet might be more complicated than making broadband service available by stringing copper wire or fiber on poles to people’s homes. A new federal study shows slightly more than 35 percent of West Virginia households don’t own a computer[Read More…]

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Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad announces 2013 schedule

ROMNEY — The historic Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad has announced its 2013 schedule. The 23-year-old operation is one of America’s most scenic train rides. The regular three-hour trips travel along the South Branch of The Potomac River. Day trips depart at 1 p.m. from Romney’s Wappocomo station on Saturdays in[Read More…]

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Raber heading WV PTA

CHARLESTON — West Virginia PTA has announced the installation of Justin M. Raber as president of the association. “Raber will lead the West Virginia PTA, which was founding in 1923, for the next two years as president. Building on a mission to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging[Read More…]

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