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“No Shave November” a growing initiative

By Samantha Cronk The Journal staff writer MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — What do Ron Burgundy, Hulk Hogan, Magnum P.I. and the men of “Duck Dynasty” have in common? Facial hair that’s as famous as the people and characters themselves. For most, November signifies the beginning of the holiday season and the[Read More…]

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Charleston Daily Mail column explores cracker job outlook

Business Editor Jared Hunt reports on the need for a skilled workforce if a cracker plant materializes in Wood County: “…Cleaning out the notebook following last week’s landmark announcement that Brazilian conglomerate Odebrecht is making plans to build an ethylene cracker and three other polyethylene plants in Wood County: David[Read More…]

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10 things to know for Monday, Nov. 18, from The Associated Press

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Monday, Nov. 18, 2013. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers: 1. `THE WHOLE NEIGHBORHOOD’S GONE’ Michael Perdun of Washington,[Read More…]

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Register-Herald of Beckley supports drug initiative

Wyoming County’s addition to High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area  long overdue BECKLEY, W.Va. — Another tool was added to Wyoming County’s arsenal for the continuing fight against drugs in that county. Rep. Nick Rahall announced Wednesday that Wyoming will be added to the Appalachia High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA),[Read More…]

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Crowds jam Meadowbrook Mall for grand re-opening

  By Darlene Taylor-Morgan Exponent-Telegram Staff Writer   BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. — A grand reopening celebration drew hundreds of people to the Meadowbrook Mall Saturday with celebrity appearances, refreshments and entertainment on tap for shoppers. A ribbon-cutting ceremony and presentation of two charitable contributions kicked off festivities to mark the completion[Read More…]

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Morgan courthouse heated, cooled by unique geothermal system

By Tricia Lynn Strader Special to The Journal BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — After many months of setbacks, the Morgan County Courthouse’s geothermal heating and cooling system was repaired this summer, and is now automated. The energy-efficient, water-sourced heating and cooling system is different from a typical geothermal system in a[Read More…]

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