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How not to teach life’s most important lessons

An editorial from the Charleston Daily Mail:   CHARLESTON, W.Va. — He was good at football and baseball, but his real passion was basketball. Imagine his disappointment when he failed to make the varsity basketball team in his first year at Emsley A. Laney High School in Wilmington, N.C. Michael[Read More…]

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Coal industry officials have hard message for W.Va.

By Jim Davis Exponent-Telegram MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginians need to get serious about coal, or learn to live without some of the services to which they have become accustomed. That was the message speakers stressed Thursday at a forum on coal mining’s significance to the state and the economic[Read More…]

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Bridgeport puts on fiery Christmas show

By Jeremiah Shelor Exponent-Telegram BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. — Though it rained for much of the evening, nothing could dampen the Christmas spirit in Bridgeport Thursday night. The Associated Businesses of Bridgeport put on their 9th annual Light Up Night, which culminated in a tree lighting ceremony outside the Benedum Civic Center[Read More…]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Friday, Dec. 6

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers: 1. SOUTH AFRICA MOURNS MANDELA Nation celebrates the life[Read More…]

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Parents warned to keep tabs on youngsters online

An editorial from the Parkersburg News and Sentinel: PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Thank Heaven someone finally noticed something was wrong when a 52-year-old Charleston man made multiple trips to Sardis, Ohio, to pick up a 14-year-old girl – then took her back across the Ohio River to a New Martinsville motel,[Read More…]

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W.Va. residents should brace for budget cuts

An excerpt from an editorial in the Dominion Post: “MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — …It would appear that mid-year cuts are probably imminent. This bodes ill for a range of state functions, including road repair and mine inspections, and scores of other fundamental services…” Click here for the paper’s e-edition. 

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