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Memorial Day opportunity to reach out to veterans in crisis
By May 30, 2017 Read More →

Memorial Day opportunity to reach out to veterans in crisis

By TAYLOR STUCK The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Under an arch memorializing Cabell County soldiers that gave their lives during the first World War, an American flag blew in the wind. Between the pillars sat two boots holding a rifle and a helmet. The battlefield cross is a reminder of a fallen soldier and the sacrifice […]

WVU makes NCAA Baseball Tournament for first time since 1996
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WVU makes NCAA Baseball Tournament for first time since 1996

By BOB HERTZEL Times West Virginian MORGANTOWN, W.Va.  — West Virginia University’s returning to the NCAA Baseball Championships for the first time in 26 years and as an at large selection for the first time in its 125 years of playing the game. Despite an endless string of injuries to its pitching staff that cost […]

Will it be a big year for snakes in southern West Virginia?
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Will it be a big year for snakes in southern West Virginia?

By BLAKE STOWERS Bluefield Daily Telegraph BLUEFIELD, W.Va.  — Joseph Hodge Sr. has seen plenty of snakes in Bluefield over the years, but never before three copperheads within a two-day period. Hodge, a resident of Norfolk Street, said he saw the copperheads near Nelson Street. He wants to raise awareness in the community so that […]

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10 things to know: Tuesday, May 30

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. FORMER PANAMA DICTATOR MANUEL NORIEGA DIES AT 83 The onetime U.S. ally, ousted as Panama’s dictator by an American invasion […]

Photo exhibit shares wartime memories of Mel Grubb
By May 29, 2017 Read More →

Photo exhibit shares wartime memories of Mel Grubb

By GREG JORDAN Bluefield Daily Telegraph PRINCETON, W.Va.  — When people look at the World II photo of a young man holding a monkey, the man who took it likes to say, “I’m the one on the right.” The Those Who Served War Museum in Princeton is honoring Memorial Day by opening its season today […]

Veterans attend Memorial Day Cookout at Parkersburg’s City Park
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Veterans attend Memorial Day Cookout at Parkersburg’s City Park

By BRETT DUNLAP The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — Many area veterans came out to a special picnic Sunday in Parkersburg to spend time with other veterans remembering their service and those with whom they served. Around 200 people attended the ninth annual Memorial Day Cookout to honor veterans at City Park in […]

Hancock County bridge named for local Marine in Weirton
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Hancock County bridge named for local Marine in Weirton

By SUMMER WALLACE-MINGER The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WEIRTON, W.Va.  — Marine Cpl. Mark Cool was 19 when he was injured in the Battle of Khe Sanh in Vietnam on Feb. 27, 1968, and died three days later in Okinawa, Japan. Almost 40 years later, the Colliers Way Bridge, near where Cool grew up and […]

Muslim civil rights organization to open WV affiliate
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Muslim civil rights organization to open WV affiliate

By ERIN BECK Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The nation’s largest Muslim civil rights organization plans to open a satellite office in West Virginia. The Council on American-Islamic Relations is currently seeking an executive director for a West Virginia office. CAIR works to protect the civil rights of Muslim Americans through media relations, lobbying, legal […]

Appalachian Power adapts battery to help regional power grid
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Appalachian Power adapts battery to help regional power grid

By JIM ROSS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — An electric substation under construction in eastern Cabell County means a battery installation will find its third purpose in life. Instead of preventing power fluctuations in a limited area or providing backup power when a transmission line goes down, the 2-megawatt battery at Balls Gap will […]

Frontier Communications announces enhanced broadband network extension in WV
By May 26, 2017 Read More →

Frontier Communications announces enhanced broadband network extension in WV

  Investment to improve connectivity for 134,000 Households   Release from Frontier Communications: CHARLESTON, W. Va.  — Frontier Communications is making enhanced broadband service available to previously unserved residents throughout West Virginia. Elena Kilpatrick, Frontier Senior Vice President of Operations, has announced that connected communities in 35 counties now may access increased speeds and services from Frontier. […]