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Marshall University graduates 1,200 at winter commencement
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Marshall University graduates 1,200 at winter commencement

By DAVE LAVENDER The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Having coached his son, Cory, through the many levels of youth and travel baseball, Armando Garrastazu knows there’s no better sight than his son rounding the bases and stepping onto home plate. On Saturday, Garrastazu and his wife, Mary, came up from Miami, Florida, to watch Cory score […]

‘The engine of innovation is change,’ West Virginia University’s December graduates told
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‘The engine of innovation is change,’ West Virginia University’s December graduates told

WVU Today MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The weather outside wasn’t quite frightful, and it was delightful inside the West Virginia University Coliseum Friday (Dec. 15) as the largest December graduating class in the University’s 150 years received diplomas amid cheers, shrill whistles and honking horns from their friends and families. For the first time, WVU held […]

Mount Olive acting warden discusses staff shortages’ effects on West Virginia facility
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Mount Olive acting warden discusses staff shortages’ effects on West Virginia facility

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald MOUNT OLIVE, W.Va.  – Acting Mount Olive Warden Ralph Terry describes his line of work as a calling – a calling he remembers having as a young child when he aspired to become a “castle guard.” When he was a young boy, his mother frequently drove by the West Virginia […]

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Northern West Virginia: EQT to spend additional $2.2B in new shale wells

By CASEY JUNKINS The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register BELMONT, Ohio — EQT Corp. completed its $8.2 billion acquisition of Rice Energy last month, while the Pittsburgh-based firm now plans to spend an additional $2.2 billion drilling new Marcellus and Utica shale wells during 2018. Company officials said they hope to drill 38 new natural gas […]

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Mercer County mother appeals decision to dismiss Bible class case

By MICHAEL LEMLEY The Exponent Telegram BLUEFIELD, W.Va.  — A Mercer County mother has filed an appeal to overturn a federal judge’s decision to dismiss her case involving a Bible studies class previously taught at public elementary and middle schools. Elizabeth Deal, on behalf of her daughter, and a woman identified as “Jane Doe,” along […]

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AAA: Peak traffic congestion Dec. 20-21

By WENDY HOLDREN The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — AAA is anticipating a record-breaking 107 million Americans celebrating the holidays away from home — traveling by plane, train or automobile. Roughly 97.4 million people will travel by automobile; 6.4 million people will travel by air; and 3.6 million will travel by train, bus, rail or cruise […]

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SkyWest Airlines brings United Express jet service to West Virginia’s Greenbrier Valley beginning in April

Mountain Messenger LEWISBURG, W.Va. — Daily United Express jet service from Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB) to Chicago O’Hare (ORD) and Washington Dulles (IAD) will begin Apr. 3, 2018! Operated by SkyWest Airlines, the daily flights will provide Greenbrier Valley travelers seamless access to United’s global network via the airline’s Chicago O’Hare and Washington Dulles hubs. […]

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Eastern West Virginia officials seek relief from rising unclaimed body counts

By TIM COOK The Journal CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. – When someone dies without a family member or friend available to take custody of the body, medical crews are often left literally holding the body bag. Who will transport many of those unclaimed bodies and where to send them has become a problematic responsibility–made worse in […]

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Recognize someone ‘Living the American Dream’, SBA Small Business Week nominations due January 9, 2018

The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, making up nearly 99 percent of businesses in West Virginia. Not only are they the engine of the American Dream, but they are the employers of our country’s workforce. In West Virginia, more than 50 percent of the state’s workforce is […]

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10 things to know: Monday, December 18

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. HOLIDAY TRAVEL CHAOS LOOMS Power has been restored to the world’s busiest airport but thousands of people are still stranded […]