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Going somewhere soon: King Coal Highway currently slated to be put to use in two years
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Going somewhere soon: King Coal Highway currently slated to be put to use in two years

By CHARLIE BOOTHE Bluefield Daily Telegraph CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — If all goes as planned, the so-called “bridge to nowhere” in Bluefield will be a bridge to somewhere in about two years. That’s because funding through the sale of West Virginia Parkways Authority bonds last year included almost $60 million for the project, which will finally […]

Don Blankenship accuses media of ruining candidacy for U.S. Senate in West Virginia
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Don Blankenship accuses media of ruining candidacy for U.S. Senate in West Virginia

By KYLE LOVERN Williamson Daily News WILLIAMSON, W.Va. — Former Mingo County coal executive Don Blankenship has filed a multi-billon dollar defamation lawsuit in Mingo County Circuit Court against several national news organizations and other individuals stating they united against him during his run for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in West Virginia in […]

West Virginia Sens. William Ihlenfeld, Ryan Weld hear ideas on school improvement from Wheeling Park High School students
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West Virginia Sens. William Ihlenfeld, Ryan Weld hear ideas on school improvement from Wheeling Park High School students

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — West Virginia needs teachers, and some students at Wheeling Park High School indicated Monday they might consider education as a career if the pay were better, and there were financial incentives in place to help pay for their college tuition. West Virginia senators Ryan […]

Hate group’s message unwelcome in Morgantown, councilman said
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Hate group’s message unwelcome in Morgantown, councilman said

By WILLIAM DEAN The Dominion Post MORGANTOWN, W.Va.  — Fliers distributed around Monongalia County and across the region promoting the KKK’s ideology hit close to home for Morgantown Councilman Ryan Wallace. “We all need to condemn this and I certainly do,” he said. The pamphlets expressed anti-race mixing views, anti-LGBTQ views and encouraged people to […]

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Mount Hope to host heritage walk

By MATT COMBS The Register-Herald MOUNT HOPE, W.Va. — Mount Hope Revitalization Coalition will celebrate Mount Hope Heritage Day on Sunday, March 24. Active Southern West Virginia Community Captain Jean Evansmore will lead a walk beginning at 2 p.m. at the Coal Heritage Park along the Mount Hope Heritage Walking Tour in exploration of Mount […]

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West Virginia nears completion of first renewable energy facility of its kind in the nation
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West Virginia nears completion of first renewable energy facility of its kind in the nation

By BREANNA FRANCIS The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va.  – The first renewable energy facility of its kind in the United States, Martinsburg’s own Entsorga, finishes final preparations as the facility prepares to begin taking its first loads of waste at the end of March. The renewable energy facility has been an eight-year process for BioHiTech Global, […]

WVU Libraries opens Congressman Arch Moore archives, releases digital photographs
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WVU Libraries opens Congressman Arch Moore archives, releases digital photographs

WVU Today MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia University Libraries’ West Virginia & Regional History Center has opened the congressional archives of former U.S. Congressman and West Virginia Governor Arch A. Moore Jr. and released digitized photographs that document Moore’s decade in the House of Representatives. A native of Moundsville, Arch A. Moore Jr. served in the […]

Hundreds turn out for first education forum hosted by West Virginia Department of Education
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Hundreds turn out for first education forum hosted by West Virginia Department of Education

By BISHOP NASH The Herald-Dispatch ONA, W.Va. — Education reform, and the seemingly countless options and opinions for how that might take shape in West Virginia, generated considerable buzz during the state legislative session – energy that’s yet to subside with a special session now imminent. Cabell Midland High School seemed like a microcosm of […]

Seeing no big HEPC changes ahead, interim chancellor Carolyn Long leaving; hopes to return to WVU Tech presidency
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Seeing no big HEPC changes ahead, interim chancellor Carolyn Long leaving; hopes to return to WVU Tech presidency

By RYAN QUINN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Former West Virginia University Institute of Technology president Carolyn Long said Monday she plans to leave “in the next month or so” her position as the state Higher Education Policy Commission’s interim chancellor. She said she hopes to return to the WVU Tech presidency she left in […]