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Attorney General warns consumers of utility scams

Staff report The Preston County News & Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey urges consumers to beware of impostor scams, particularly ones involving callers who claim to represent utility companies. Impostors have been known to pose as electric, cable/satellite television and public service district employees to steal money and personal information […]

Blue & Gray Reunion in Philippi kicks off Thursday
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Blue & Gray Reunion in Philippi kicks off Thursday

By BAYLI HELMICK The Inter-Mountain PHILIPPI, W.Va.  — Planning for the 28th annual Blue & Gray Reunion is underway throughout Philippi as its citizens prepare for the annual historical weekend. This year will mark the 156th anniversary of the First Land Battle of the Civil War, as re-enactors, businesses, musicians, racers and more prepare and […]

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10 things to know: Wednesday, May 31

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, May 31, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. DIPLOMATIC AREA IN KABUL HIT WITH MASSIVE EXPLOSION Officials say a suicide car bombing in the highly secured area kills […]

WV OMEGA announces the passing of President Jan Vineyard
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WV OMEGA announces the passing of President Jan Vineyard

Release from OMEGA: Charleston, W.Va. –  The West Virginia Oil Marketers and Grocers Association (OMEGA) is heartbroken to announce the death of Jan Vineyard, the organization’s long-serving president, on Tuesday, May 30 from complications with a recent illness. “Vineyard, a lifelong West Virginian who was raised in Nitro, was incredibly passionate about the industries she represented and […]

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Media Alert: WVDOT Secretary Smith, Contractors of America call press conference

Charleston, W.VA.  – West Virginia Department of Transportation Secretary Tom Smith will join Ken Simonson, chief economist for the Associated General Contractors of America, as well as the WV Contractors Association as the AGC discusses construction job data and the importance of a state infrastructure program. Simonson will discuss construction job losses in Charleston and other […]

At the Capitol: Still no budget
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At the Capitol: Still no budget

By Phil Kabler For The West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. — After 10 days in special session failed to bring the Senate and House of Delegates any closer to resolution of the impasse over the 2017-18 state budget, legislators voted for put the session on hiatus for a second time – until June 5. That will leave just […]

Grafton Memorial Day’s 150th celebration honors vets, tradition
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Grafton Memorial Day’s 150th celebration honors vets, tradition

By STEPHEN SANTILLI The Exponent Telegram GRAFTON, W.Va.  — The longest on-going Memorial Day celebration in the United States was held in Taylor County Monday. The 150th Grafton Memorial Day Parade was held on a sunny day with temps in the mid to upper 70s. Even though the hot sunshine, concrete and asphalt were not […]

Campaign for WVU women’s studies endowment nearly done
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Campaign for WVU women’s studies endowment nearly done

By JAKE JARVIS Charleston Gazette-Mail An endowed professorship named in honor of the first woman to graduate from West Virginia University is nearly funded. It’s the brainchild and legacy of Judith Stitzel, the first director of WVU’s Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, which began in 1980. The Harriet E. Lyon Professorship in Women’s Studies […]

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Shepherd receives $1.2 million grant for prep program

Staff report The Journal SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va.  — Shepherd University received a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to operate an Upward Bound program over the next five years in Berkeley County’s four high schools. The grant will provide $257,500 a year so Shepherd can provide academic and college preparation support to economically […]

Pickens High School sees two students graduate
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Pickens High School sees two students graduate

By BROOKE BINNS The Inter-Mountain PICKENS, W.Va.  — Two Pickens School students celebrated with friends and family this weekend in a commencement ceremony that highlighted their successes. Commencement speaker Delegate Bill Hamilton, R-Upshur, addressed Michael Casillas and Tyler McCartney – both members of Pickens School class of 2017 – offering words of advice and encouragement. […]