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Hampshire County residents go nuts for Squirrel Fest
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Hampshire County residents go nuts for Squirrel Fest

By JENNIFER GARDNER Charleston Gazette-Mail AUGUSTA, W.Va. — On a recent fall weekend, down a winding road in Hampshire County, squirrel gravy and critter stew were on the brew. The dishes were in preparation for the 18th annual Squirrel Fest at Bigg Riggs Farm. Mike Shirk, cousin of Trey Smith, who co-owns the farm’s property, […]

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Jefferson, Berkeley counties sue drug manufacturers, distributors

By LINDA HARRIS The State Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va.  — Jefferson and Berkeley counties are suing drug companies and wholesale drug distributors, blaming them for the opioid epidemic gripping their Eastern Panhandle communities. The 133-page lawsuits, filed in federal court in Martinsburg, claim the drug industry boosted its bottom line by intentionally misrepresenting the risks of […]

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Cabell-Huntington harm reduction program awarded $600K, state accreditation

By BISHOP NASH The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The Cabell-Huntington Health Department’s harm reduction program received more money and a stamp of approval Tuesday. The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources awarded a $600,000 grant toward the department’s harm reduction program, which includes the needle exchange aimed at helping people with addiction. The state […]

Inaugural Weston decorating contest hopes to get residents in the holiday spirit
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Inaugural Weston decorating contest hopes to get residents in the holiday spirit

By JONATHAN WEAVER The Weston News Weston city officials hope to illuminate Lewis County throughout December during the inaugural Home Holiday Decorating Contest. Weston parking enforcement officer Malissa Henline brainstormed the idea with city building inspector Bryan Reed and hopes to make the contest an annual event. “We talked about it before Halloween, actually. It’s […]

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Community Alternatives to Violence holds Thank-a-thon

By ADRANISHA STEPHENS The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va.  — Members of the community looking for ways to give back had an opportunity this week — Giving Tuesday. For one local organization — Community Alternatives to Violence — the event also provided a chance to build awareness about its programs. Giving Tuesday is worldwide event driven mostly […]

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10 things to know: Wednesday, November 29

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. ‘FIRE WITH COURAGE FOR THE PARTY AND COUNTRY!’ North Korea’s state media say leader Kim Jong Un ordered his engineers […]

By November 28, 2017 Read More →

The Inter-Mountain Newspaper of Elkins, WV, seeking a circulation director

ELKINS, W.Va. — The Inter-Mountain, a six-day daily newspaper with offices located in Elkins and Buckhannon, W. Va., is seeking an outgoing person to manage and grow newspaper sales. “Our Circulation Director has a team of two District Sales Managers and a Clerk in our 8 county region of beautiful North-Central West Virginia. You will […]

Coal’s future troubled despite EPA rule that’s focus of Charleston hearing
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Coal’s future troubled despite EPA rule that’s focus of Charleston hearing

By KEN WARD JR. Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — While the Trump administration’s plans to repeal greenhouse gas emissions limits for power plants will get a mostly warm welcome this week in Charleston, experts say the move by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency remains unlikely to fuel a major resurgence in West Virginia’s troubled coal […]

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Marshall County officials seek answers on proposed power plant

By ALAN OLSEN The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. — A long-promised project to bring a natural gas-fired power plant just south of Moundsville was in the works for years, but in recent months, Marshall County leaders say they’re frustrated with a lack of communication. First making plans for the facility in 2014, the […]

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WVU chief economist: Opioid crisis has cost West Virginia nearly $1 billion

WVU Today MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia University’s chief economist said the opioid epidemic in West Virginia and across the U.S. has come with a hefty price tag, causing a void in this state’s economy of nearly $1 billion. John Deskins, director of WVU’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research, which is housed in the College […]