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At Capital High forum, West Virginia superintendent calls for student input
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At Capital High forum, West Virginia superintendent calls for student input

By RYAN QUINN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Jackson Sorrells, a Capital High sophomore, wants more funding for the arts and for sports other than football and basketball. Donned in his U.S. Army Junior ROTC uniform, Sorrells was part of the color guard that stood before about 350 people at the start of Wednesday night’s […]

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Gold Star Mothers Memorial planned in Point Pleasant

Point Pleasant Register POINT PLEASANT, W.Va.  — On West Virginia Day, a new historical monument will be presented to the residents of the city. Ed Cromley, president of the Point Pleasant Chapter of the SAR/Memorial Committee member, shared The West Virginia Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution has chosen Point Pleasant as the […]

’60 Minutes’ segment on sports betting features Marshall athletic director
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’60 Minutes’ segment on sports betting features Marshall athletic director

By TAYLOR STUCK The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Coming from Las Vegas back home to Marshall University makes Marshall Athletic Director Mike Hamrick particularly keen to the effects of sports betting on college athletics, and that’s why he will be included in a segment about the new phenomenon on CBS’ “60 Minutes” news magazine on […]

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Sports wagering shutdown gives new meaning to March Madness

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — March Madness could have a different meaning at the Mardi Gras and Wheeling Island casinos, with bettors mad that they won’t be able to wager on the NCAA tournament games at the facilities’ sportsbooks or on their wagering apps. Lottery Director John Myers was not optimistic Wednesday […]

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W.Va. Democrat legislators requesting veto of campaign finance legislation – SB 622

CHARLESTON, W.Va. —Legislators from the State Senate and House of Delegates joined together today to call on Governor Jim Justice to veto Senate Bill 622, the campaign finance reform bill recently passed by the Legislature. Senators Glenn Jeffries, D-Putnam and Richard Lindsay, D-Kanawha, along with Delegates Andrew Byrd, D-Kanawha; Joe Canestraro, D-Marshall;  Amanda Estep-Burton, D-Kanawha; […]

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WVU Tech Appalachian Writers’ Lecture to feature author Ann Pancake

By JORDAN NELSON The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — WVU Tech’s Appalachian Writers’ Lecture scheduled for Thursday, April 4 will feature renowned author and essayist, Ann Pancake at 6:30 p.m. in the Carter Hall auditorium on the Beckley campus. Known for her distinctive writing style and her Appalachian settings and characters, the award-winning Pancake will share […]

US Small Business Administration honors Michael Mills of Mills Group as Small Business Person of the Year
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US Small Business Administration honors Michael Mills of Mills Group as Small Business Person of the Year

Winners to be formally recognized in Washington, D.C. on May 5-6 Release from the U.S. Small Business Administration:  WASHINGTON, D.C. – The head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, this week announced the 2019 Small Business Persons of the Year winners from the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Guam. USSBA Administrator Linda McMahon […]

U.S. Sen. Manchin talks about job training for teens at West Virginia Construction and Design Expo
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U.S. Sen. Manchin talks about job training for teens at West Virginia Construction and Design Expo

By STEVEN ALLEN ADAMS The Parkersburg News and Sentinel CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., had a word of advice for construction companies and design firms: start them young. Manchin was among the opening speakers Wednesday at the 40th annual West Virginia Construction and Design Expo at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center. […]

New Era Kite Festival ready to soar this weekend in Mineral Wells
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New Era Kite Festival ready to soar this weekend in Mineral Wells

By WAYNE TOWNER The Parkersburg News and Sentinel MINERAL WELLS, W.Va.  — The 10th annual New Era Kite Festival will be Saturday and Sunday at Mineral Wells Elementary School on W.Va. 14 in Mineral Wells. The festival will be 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Free kites will be given to the first 50 […]