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WV Gov. Justice announces his retirement as head boys basketball coach at Greenbrier East High School
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WV Gov. Justice announces his retirement as head boys basketball coach at Greenbrier East High School

CHARLESTON, WV – Governor Jim Justice said today he has submitted his retirement as head coach of the Greenbrier East boys basketball team. “First and foremost, beyond any doubt, my chief responsibility is to serve the people of West Virginia as their elected Governor,” Gov. Justice said. “That said, I will surely miss coaching and […]

TechConnect to host WV coding & cyber summit Oct. 12 in South Charleston
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TechConnect to host WV coding & cyber summit Oct. 12 in South Charleston

US Senators Manchin, Capito to headline event CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With hundreds of thousands of software coding and cyber jobs unfilled in the U.S., West Virginia has tremendous opportunity to grow its tech economy through preparing workers for these positions. TechConnectWV, in partnership with U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito, will host the […]

State Sen. Jeffries sets Putnam County public meeting on road bond issue
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State Sen. Jeffries sets Putnam County public meeting on road bond issue

Public meeting set 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 19 to discuss Route 35 Buffalo/Toyota Interchange and WV Road Bond Amendment   RED HOUSE, W. Va. — West Virginia State Senator Glenn Jeffries, D-Putnam, will host a public meeting to discuss the Route 35 Buffalo/Toyota interchange and the road bond amendment on Tuesday, Sept. 19, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the […]

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin: tax proposal won’t be cut for wealthy
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U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin: tax proposal won’t be cut for wealthy

By JESS MANCINI For The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register PARKERSBURG, W>Va. — A tax reform proposal from President Donald Trump won’t be a cut for the wealthy, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin said after having dinner with the chief executive on Tuesday night. Manchin, D-W.Va., was among at least six senators — three Democrats and three […]

22nd biennial Bluefield Coal Show kicks off at the Brushfork Armory
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22nd biennial Bluefield Coal Show kicks off at the Brushfork Armory

By CHARLIE BOOTHE Bluefield Daily Telegraph BLUEFIELD, W.Va.  — The 22nd biennial Bluefield Coal Show at the Brushfork Armory officially kicked off Wednesday morning, welcoming 195 exhibitors to the “coal show for coal people” and celebrating optimism amid a renewed growth in the market. “We have worked to make it a good show every year of the […]

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Justice: If bond passes King Coal Highway will be built

By CHARLIE BOOTHE Bluefield Daily Telegraph BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — King Coal Highway “absolutely” will be built if the upcoming $1.6 billion bond referendum passes, Gov. Jim Justice said Wednesday afternoon. Justice stopped by the Bluefield Coal Show at the Brushfork Armory to speak and said in an interview afterwards the King Coal Highway is “protected” […]

National event puts miners to the test
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National event puts miners to the test

By JORDAN NELSON The Register-Herald BEAVER, W.Va. — More than 60 teams representing coal mines from all across the nation are participating in the 2017 National Mine Rescue, First Aid, Bench and Preshift Competition this week at the National Mine, Health and Safety Academy in Beaver. The competition began Monday, and will end this evening. Tim Watkins, […]

West Virginia Division of Highways official: ‘absolutely’ no tolling on Interstate 70
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West Virginia Division of Highways official: ‘absolutely’ no tolling on Interstate 70

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — West Virginia Division of Highways District 6 Engineer Gus Suwaid says there will be no tolling on Interstate 70 following a proposed major rehabilitation of bridges along the highway in Ohio County. Suwaid discussed the upcoming state road bond referendum set to go before […]

Vietnam seen through West Virginians’ eyes
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Vietnam seen through West Virginians’ eyes

By DOUGLAS IMBROGNO Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Per capita, a higher percentage of West Virginians served and died in the Vietnam War than any other state, notes Suzanne Higgins, who has written and produced the one-hour documentary “Vietnam: West Virginians Remember.” The documentary will air on West Virginia Public Broadcasting at 8 p.m. today, […]

Locals react to earthquake blast, USGS official puts concerns at ease
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Locals react to earthquake blast, USGS official puts concerns at ease

By JORDAN NELSON The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — A 3.2 magnitude earthquake was reported Wednesday afternoon near Pearisburg, Va., in Giles County, but many southern West Virginians said they felt a small blast beneath their feet, leaving them with a feeling of concern. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the 3.2 magnitude earthquake occurred 9 […]