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Brooke County schools will be consolidated next year
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Brooke County schools will be consolidated next year

By WARREN SCOTT The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register FOLLANSBEE, W.Va.  — At seven hearings held over the past several weeks, the Brooke County Board of Education heard opposition to plans to merge the county’s seven primary schools into four. But citing financial data provided by its staff, the board on Monday unanimously approved the consolidation, […]

Outfitters hope for favorable decision on Dries; but state delegation against it
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Outfitters hope for favorable decision on Dries; but state delegation against it

By MATT COMBS The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — A five-year process that could impact tourism in Fayette County and the greater southern West Virginia area is coming to a close in the next month. According to Bobby Bower, executive director of West Virginia Professional River Outfitters Association, a decision from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission(FERC) on […]

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‘Business Fundamentals’ workshop set in Summersville

By MARY CATHERINE BROOKS The Register-Herald SUMMERSVILLE, W.Va. — The West Virginia Small Business Development Center will offer a “Business Fundamentals” workshop Dec. 18, from 10 a.m. until noon in the Workforce Building, 830 Northside Drive, Suite 140, in Summersville. Shannon Mitchell, business coach, will lead the session. Topics will include starting a business basics, […]

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Veterans Upward Bound works to help veterans further their education

By VICTORIA L. CANN The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va.  — Veterans Upward Bound, a program to help veterans continue their education after service, has received a renewal for the five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education that will allow the program to continue until 2022. The program is a federal TRIO program dedicated to […]

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WV State Agency vehicle auction set for Dec. 6

Staff report The Herald-Dispatch DUNBAR, W.Va. — The West Virginia Purchasing Division announced Monday that The West Virginia State Agency for Surplus Property will hold an auction of used state vehicles on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, at 2700 Charles Ave. in Dunbar. Gates to the auction site will open at 8:30 a.m., with the auction beginning at […]

Fair trade shop in Berkeley Springs supports Guatemala projects
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Fair trade shop in Berkeley Springs supports Guatemala projects

By TRISH RUDDER The Morgan Messenger BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — The Itty Bitty Global Gift Shop in Berkeley Springs is one of three fair trade shops in West Virginia. Shop owner Mary Joan Ferrara Marsland, the U.S. director for UPAVIM Crafts from Guatemala, opened the shop in April 2016, and has been working in fair […]

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10 things to know: Tuesday, November 28

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. TRUMP TAKES ON CONTROVERSY-LADEN AGENDA ON CAPITOL HILL The president will try to rally Senate Republicans on taxes — and […]

Governor reviews first 10 months in office, Justice: ‘I think we’re just really starting on our way’
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Governor reviews first 10 months in office, Justice: ‘I think we’re just really starting on our way’

By RUSTY MARKS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Throughout his 2016 campaign, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice said it would take him about 10 months to put the Mountain State back on the road to recovery. Ten months into his term, Justice’s predictions might not be far off, even if things didn’t always go […]

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IEI Plastics warehouse contents ranged from mundane to toxic

By MICHAEL ERB The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — More than 500 pages of material safety data sheets show a range of mundane and potentially toxic products which could have been stored in the IEI Plastics warehouse in south Parkersburg which burned for more than a week in October. The Intercontinental Export-Import Plastics […]

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Recycling industry weighs in on IEI fire

By MICHAEL KELLY The Parkersburg News and Sentinel MARIETTA, W.Va.  — Representatives of the recycling industry have been quick to try to put some distance between their businesses and the Parkersburg site where a week-long industrial fire took place in October. The Intercontinental Export Import operation at the former Ames Tool plant, an 11-acre warehousing […]