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W.Va. Governor declares State of Emergency for five counties following weekend flooding
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W.Va. Governor declares State of Emergency for five counties following weekend flooding

Releases from the Office of the Governor and W.Va. Legislature: CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The official declaration has been filed for the State of Emergency declared by Gov. Jim Justice on Sunday, following severe flash flooding affected the mountains of east-central West Virginia after heavy rains fell Saturday night. The counties included in the declaration are Grant, […]

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Suicide rates rising in nation, rising faster in West Virginia
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Suicide rates rising in nation, rising faster in West Virginia

By JoAnn Snoderly, The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG — New reports show a continuation of an alarming trend — increasing suicide rates, particularly among adolescents and young adults. But even in a nation with increasing rates, West Virginia continues to rise in the ranks for rate of deaths by suicide. Nationwide, suicides increased 33 percent from […]

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On track for new record: Permit sales for Hatfield-McCoy trail in W.Va. up 10 percent from 2018
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On track for new record: Permit sales for Hatfield-McCoy trail in W.Va. up 10 percent from 2018

By Greg Jordan, The Bluefield Daily Telegram BRAMWELL. W.Va. — Increasing trail permit sales and more local business activity were signs Thursday of the continued economic stimulus being seen along the Pocahontas Trail, Mercer County’s branch of the Hatfield-McCoy ATV Trail. In 2018, a total of 50,031 permits were sold to riders going on the […]

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Flooding ravages parts of Harman, other communities in East-central W.Va.
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Flooding ravages parts of Harman, other communities in East-central W.Va.

By Brad Johnson, executive editor, The Inter-Mountain of Elkins HARMAN, W.Va. — Overnight storms ravaged the town of Harman, closing roads, washing out bridges and flooding the local school. … At 10 a.m., Mark Scott, president of the Randolph County Commission, signed a proclamation declaring a local state of emergency for the next 72 hours […]

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WVU receives national award for educational fundraising
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WVU receives national award for educational fundraising

From WVUToday: MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The WVU Foundation has been recognized for exemplary fundraising programs and activities by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.  The Council for the Advancement and Support of Education is recognizing West Virginia Universityfor exemplary fundraising programs and activities. For the first time, WVU has received a 2019 CASE Educational […]

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Four W.Va. Agri-businesses to participate in International Gift & Home Show in Atlanta

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Four West Virginia agri-businesses will be attending the International Gift and Home Show July 10 through the 14 hosted by Americas Mart in Atlanta, Georgia. The four businesses attending — Sassy Gal Gourmet Treats of Jackson County, Levitt Farms of Jackson County, Uncle Bunks of Tyler County and Rozy’s Peppers of Marion County — […]

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Miss West Virginia 2019 announced at first Martinsburg competition

By Emily Keefer, The Journal of Martinsburg MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — After a weekend of competing for the title of Miss West Virginia 2019, the winner was announced Saturday night at Airborne Event Center. Torianne Graal took the 2019 Miss West Virginia crown home on Saturday night. Over $21,000 was given in scholarships for the contestants. […]

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10 things to know: Monday, July 1

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Monday, July 1, 2019. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. PROTESTS MARK ANNIVERSARY Protesters tried to break into the Hong Kong legislature as thousands prepared to march […]

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W.Va. Governor signs ed bill, opening state to charter schools, upping school funding
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W.Va. Governor signs ed bill, opening state to charter schools, upping school funding

By Ryan Quinn, Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice announced Friday that he has signed the omnibus education measure (House Bill 206), opening West Virginia to its first charter schools and granting pay raises to public school workers and generally increasing school funding. Justice announced his action on the bill in a news release […]

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Opinion: A new era for West Virginia education; Courage and persistence triumphed over the status quo
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Opinion: A new era for West Virginia education; Courage and persistence triumphed over the status quo

By W.VA. Senate President Mitch Carmichael Last week, something happened in your state Capitol that many people predicted never would: Our Legislature passed a comprehensive education reform bill, including measures that provide educational choice in our state. Governor Jim Justice signed the bill on Friday. For decades, many have proposed and tried to pass legislation […]

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