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By August 23, 2017 Read More →

Little Coal Poker Float set for Saturday

HD Media The Logan Banner MADISON, W.Va. — The Little Coal River Branch of the Coal River Group will be holding a family friendly fundraising event on Saturday, Aug. 26, to promote tourism and use of the of the Little Coal River. The Little Coal Poker Float is a fund raising event with the proceeds to […]

Charleston’s Civil War soldier statues erected with private funds
By August 23, 2017 Read More →

Charleston’s Civil War soldier statues erected with private funds

By RICK STEELHAMMER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — As Confederate monuments across the country have been toppled, removed and attracted the attention of neo-Nazis and counter-protesters, Charleston’s Stonewall Jackson monument remains standing, though it has been the focal point of two protests over as many weeks. The September 27, 1910 unveiling of a new statue […]

By August 23, 2017 Read More →

10 things to know today: Wednesday, Aug. 23

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. WHO TRUMP IS BLAMING FOR CHARLOTTESVILLE RESPONSE During a rally in Phoenix, the president blames the media for the widespread […]

By August 22, 2017 Read More →

Gov. Jim Justice calls for caution on statue removal

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice on Monday condemned the recent actions of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Va. in protesting the removal of a Civil War statue, but he urged caution against eliminating historical items some find offensive. Justice spoke on a variety of topics […]

Nick Casey says firing was unexpected, fuming that Gov. Justice blamed wife’s politics
By August 22, 2017 Read More →

Nick Casey says firing was unexpected, fuming that Gov. Justice blamed wife’s politics

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Ousted gubernatorial chief of staff Nick Casey said he was flabbergasted when Gov. Jim Justice fired him less than two weeks after asking him to stay in the administration despite Justice’s flip to the Republican Party, but said he is furious that Justice blamed his wife, Mary, […]

By August 22, 2017 Read More →

Budget office: WV Rainy Day funds in good shape

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Despite numerous raids by the Legislature to balance recent state budgets, the state’s Rainy Day emergency reserve funds remain healthy, budget officials told legislators Monday. Currently, the two Rainy Day funds have a total of $692 million, or equal to more than 16 percent of the state’s […]

By August 22, 2017 Read More →

Pregnant women in W.Va. show high rates of tobacco use

By WENDY HOLDREN The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — One reason for poor infant outcomes, according to local health care experts, is the high rate of tobacco use among pregnant women in West Virginia. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that roughly 8.4 percent of women in the U.S. smoke during pregnancy. But rates […]

By August 22, 2017 Read More →

Trump’s Interior Department moves to stop mountaintop removal study

By KEN WARD JR. Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Trump administration officials have told the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to halt a review of the increased public health risks faced by Appalachian residents who live near mountaintop removal coal-mining sites, the academies revealed in a statement issued Monday. Word of the U.S. […]

Hundreds gather at Grandview to view solar eclipse
By August 22, 2017 Read More →

Hundreds gather at Grandview to view solar eclipse

By WENDY HOLDREN The Register-Herald GRANDVIEW, W.Va.  — Armed with a makeshift viewing box constructed from a diaper box, a shoe box and an old camera lens, Ray Parent and his family gathered on a picnic blanket in a grassy area at the New River Gorge National River at Grandview. “I made it in about […]

Crowds flock to Grand Vue Park in Moundsville to see solar eclipse
By August 22, 2017 Read More →

Crowds flock to Grand Vue Park in Moundsville to see solar eclipse

By ALAN OLSEN The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. — Dozens of visitors joined hundreds of local students Monday afternoon to see the first solar eclipse in the U.S. for nearly 40 years, joined by Wheeling’s SMART Centre to maximize the value of the rare occasion. Marshall County middle school students came to Grand […]