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Brooke County Fair to return in September

By WARREN SCOTT The Weirton Daily Times WELLSBURG, W.Va.  — The Brooke County Fair will offer a variety of entertainment and activities, from circus-style sideshows of old to a disc golf tournament, when it returns to Brooke Hills Park Sept. 8-10. Patty Lish, who co-chairs the event with Cathy Hervey, said each year they and […]

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10 things to know: Wednesday, August 30

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, August 30, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. DEATH TOLL RISES, BUT SKIES MAY FINALLY BRIGHTEN IN HOUSTON The latest forecast delivers hope after five days of torrential […]

DOH announces projects to be included in ‘Roads to Prosperity’ bond
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DOH announces projects to be included in ‘Roads to Prosperity’ bond

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Division of Highways officials on Monday released a 16-page spreadsheet of road construction projects it intends to fund as part of a new “Roads to Prosperity” road building initiative. That includes 39 projects in 22 counties totaling $1.6 billion that will be funded if voters approve an […]

Hurricane Harvey: Not just in Texas
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Hurricane Harvey: Not just in Texas

By BROOKE GRIFFIN The Parthenon HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Hurricane Harvey hit Rockport, Texas this past Friday evening around 11 p.m. What many West Virginia residents didn’t know was that this catastrophic storm was going to affect some of their friends and neighbors too. When the information and stories of devastation started flooding into the public […]

Gas price spikes possible in the Ohio Valley in wake of storm
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Gas price spikes possible in the Ohio Valley in wake of storm

By CASEY JUNKINS The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — Shutdowns at Gulf Coast petroleum refineries due to devastation from Harvey could cause a spike in Upper Ohio Valley pump prices, according to the West Virginia Oil Marketers and Grocers Association. That is unwelcome news for drivers who rushed to gasoline stations around the […]

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Local Red Cross volunteers helping after hurricane

By JESS MANCINI The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — At least 11 American Red Cross volunteers from West Virginia have been deployed for a massive relief effort in Texas and Louisiana where Hurricane, now Tropical Storm, Harvey wreaked destruction, an official said on Monday. Three volunteers are from the Northwest West Virginia chapter […]

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Former Bluefield resident: Flooding from Harvey ‘beyond imaginable’

By BLAKE STOWERS Bluefield Daily Telegraph HOUSTON, Texas — Former Bluefield resident Patricia Gardner said her home near Houston, Texas has already received 30 or more inches of rain from Hurricane Harvey. Gardner said the flooding is “beyond imaginable” from the hurricane. “All of the roads to get my family out of the city are under water,” Gardner […]

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Governor says West Virginia ready to lend aid to Texas flood victims

Staff report The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Mountain State is prepared to send resources, including West Virginia National Guard assets and personnel as needed, to areas deluged by what has become Tropical Storm Harvey, Gov. Jim Justice said Monday. “West Virginia stands ready, willing and able to provide first responders to assist our fellow […]

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin talks tax reform in Parkersburg
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Treasury Secretary Mnuchin talks tax reform in Parkersburg

By EVAN BEVINS The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin took Sen. Shelley Moore Capito up on her invitation to visit the Bureau of the Fiscal Service here Monday and also spoke with local businesspeople about the upcoming push for tax reform. “On the personal (income) side, the objective […]

N3 sales and marketing firm aims to bring 300 jobs to South Charleston
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N3 sales and marketing firm aims to bring 300 jobs to South Charleston

By JAKE JARVIS Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — N3, an international integrated sales and marketing firm, announced Monday afternoon that it hopes to bring about 300 jobs to the Kanawha Valley. The Atlanta-based company, which was founded in 2004, is the newest tenant of South Charleston’s West Virginia Regional Technology Park. “We have to have […]