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New Story 2017: Are you registered and ready?
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New Story 2017: Are you registered and ready?

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. — Held in Morgantown on June 16 and 17, New Story 2017 is a free two-day festival of workshops, screenings, demos and spitballing about media, DIY placemaking, communications, tech, entrepreneurship, organizing, dreaming big and rabble-rousing in Appalachia. With sessions planned around tech and media innovation, film and photography, creative placemaking, the brand of […]

WVUToday: The ‘H’ word — fighting negative language stereotypes in Appalachia
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WVUToday: The ‘H’ word — fighting negative language stereotypes in Appalachia

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Appalachians know the “H” word well. Often referred to as “hillbillies” by most of the world, Appalachians have been fighting prejudice and negative stereotypes since the early 1900s. “Appalachia is the most misunderstood region in the nation,” said Kirk Hazen, professor of linguistics in the Department of English at West Virginia University. “No other region gets more […]

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10 things to do: June 13, 2017

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know  Tuesday, June 13, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. SENATORS TO QUIZ SESSIONS ON RUSSIA CONTACTS The attorney general will face questioning about his role in Comey’s firing, his […]

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State Auditor: Streamlining state payroll system is a priority

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Referencing a legislative auditor’s report that said the state spent millions by letting consultants embed themselves into critical payroll functions, State Auditor J.B. McCuskey said agencies have worked to streamline the process. McCuskey said his office, the governor’s and treasurer’s offices, along with the the Enterprise Resource […]

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WV high court rules work-release inmates don’t qualify for workers’ comp

By KAYLA ASBURY Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A man on a work-release crew whose hand was injured in a wood chipper is not entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, the West Virginia Supreme Court ruled last week. In a unanimous decision, the court affirmed a Workers’ Compensation Board of Review’s 2015 decision to not grant […]

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Youth athletic competitions bring tourism money to WV communities

By JIM ROSS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It was a typically hot, typically cloudless, typically dehydrating June day. Acre after acre of minivans, pickups, SUVs, sedans and other typical vehicles were parked on grassy fields. Hundreds of boys and girls and young men and young women, from travel teams to recreation league teams, […]

Sunny days help lure anglers to West Virginia Bass Tournament
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Sunny days help lure anglers to West Virginia Bass Tournament

By BRETT DUNLAP The Parkersburg News and Sentinel ST. MARYS, W.Va.  — Good weather and river conditions throughout the weekend led to what organizers said was a very successful 34th annual West Virginia Bass Tournament. The annual festival was held throughout the weekend around the St. Marys Marina with 244 fishermen in 122 boats competing […]

More than 800 US flags retired in Huntington ceremony
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More than 800 US flags retired in Huntington ceremony

By TAYLOR STUCK The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — More than 800 American flags were retired Sunday during the American Legion Post 16 Flag Day ceremony. The flags were collected from across the community, including those collected by other posts and the Daughters of the Revolution, or DAR, and were properly retired with fire by the Sons […]

Chester native gets first Tony Award nom
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Chester native gets first Tony Award nom

By STEVE RAPPACH The Weirton Daily Times WEIRTON, W.Va. — Greg Anthony Rassen has accomplished quite a bit in his music career. He has worked with some of the top orchestras in the country and has lent his talents to singers, television shows and Broadway musicals throughout nearly two decades in the business. This weekend, though, […]

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10 things to know: Monday, June 12, 2017

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Monday, June 12, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. SESSIONS POISED TO […]