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Coal production soars at Ohio County mine

  By Casey Junkins The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register TRIADELPHIA, W.Va. – As natural gas drilling rigs populate Ohio County’s surface, some residents may not recall the Tunnel Ridge underground longwall mining system will grind out about 3 million tons of coal this year. This production estimate, provided by the[Read More…]

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Holiday lights gladden the spirit

An editorial from the Sunday Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Around noon Saturday, something important happened, but you may not have noticed. Planet Earth, slightly tilted on its axis, passed the point in its annual orbit at which the northern hemisphere tipped farthest away from the sun, producing the longest night[Read More…]

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Santa choppers in for parade

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In this photo from the Sunday Gazette -Mail, Santa Claus waves to a crowd gathered at Oakes Field before the start of the South Charleston Christmas Parade on Saturday. This is the 10th year that Santa Claus arrived via HealthNet helicopter. South Charleston Mayor Frank Mullens presented[Read More…]

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Doddridge has school just for preschoolers

By Roger Adkins Exponent-Telegram WEST UNION, W.Va. — Doddridge County preschool students have room to spread the fun around now that they have an entire school to themselves. The county’s 70 to 80 preschool students now attend class at the Doddridge County Pre-K Center located at the former Smithburg Grade[Read More…]

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Fire guts historic St. Albans house

  By Caitlin Cook Charleston Gazette ST. ALBANS, W.Va. –The oldest house in St. Albans caught fire Friday morning. Located at 2127 Kanawha Terrace, the house dates back to 1818. Known as Rosedale, the house was built on land purchased from George Washington’s niece, Elizabeth, who acquired the land from[Read More…]

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Shattered wrists and science fairs

A column by NPR’s Giles Snyder for The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Note to self: don’t call your wife while she’s recuperating in the hospital because you ignored her warning to check the ink in the printer the night before your son’s Science Fair project is due. I’m embarrassed to[Read More…]

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The Associated Press shares 10 takeaways from the past week

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares 10 things to take away from the past week. Look for in-depth stories in West Virginia newspapers: 1. TARGET SECURITY BREACH AFFECTS UP TO 40 MILLION SHOPPERS A security breach at Target infuriated customers and threatened to[Read More…]

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