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Hawks Nest relicensing decision will have 30-year impact
By January 9, 2017 Read More →

Hawks Nest relicensing decision will have 30-year impact

By SARAH PLUMMER The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — As the public comment period for the Hawks Nest Hydroelectric Project’s license renewal ends, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission must now make a decision that will significantly impact the future of tourism in the Upper Kanawha Valley for the next 30 years. The Hawks Nest dam on […]

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WVU, Marshall holding their own in attendance battle

By GARY FAUBER The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — When Alabama and Clemson meet tonight for the College Football Playoff national championship — a rematch of their title fight 364 days ago — Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium will likely be sold out. Even with four-digit ticket prices. That would be nothing new for either program, both […]

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10 things to know: Monday, Jan. 9, 2017

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Monday, Jan. 9, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. MERYL STREEP JABS PRESIDENT-ELECT The actress, accepting a lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes, uses the occasion […]

By January 8, 2017 Read More →

Ohio and West Virginia Pipelines Looking Good

Federal Regulators Giving Thumbs Up CASEY JUNKINS Business/Energy Writer cjunkins@theintelligencer.net WHEELING, W.Va. –Federal regulators are giving favorable reviews to billions of dollars worth of pipeline infrastructure that will benefit the natural gas industry in Ohio and West Virginia, but those who live in the paths of the Atlantic Coast and Atlantic Sunrise pipelines remain concerned. […]

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Natural gas company bringing about 1,000 jobs to Harrison, Ritchie counties

By Darlene J. Swiger The Exponent Telegram  CLARKSBURG — Ronald Lane Inc., Clarksburg, has signed a contract with a major natural gas company to lease land in both Harrison and Ritchie counties that will result in 800-1,200 jobs coming to the region. They are scheduled to move in June 1. Ronald Lane Inc. is a pipeline construction […]

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Homeless woman struggles for help

JEFF MCCOY Staff writer jmccoy@journal-news.net Editor’s note: The names of the woman with disabilities and her sister have been changed to protect their identities. MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — “Carrie” slips in and out of sleep on the motel bed where she has been reading the Bible. Her sister “Linda” sits patiently on a chair at her wits’ end. Carrie has […]

Hundreds from wide area gather for Run to Read half-marathon
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Hundreds from wide area gather for Run to Read half-marathon

  PHOTO BY TAMMY SHRIVER Hundreds of runners start on their 13.1-mile journey, despite brisk weather, during the 12th annual Run to Read half-marathon held at Pricketts Fort Saturday afternoon. – To see more photos, click here. By Sarah Goodrich Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Despite frigid temperatures in the teens, hundreds of runners gathered at Pricketts […]

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W.Va. counties wrestling with loss of tax revenue

By Daniel Tyson The Register-Herald of Beckley SUMMERSVILLE, W.Va. – In recent years, Nicholas County commissioners were forced to make a series of unpleasant financial decisions as tax revenue lessened, especially the coal severance fund. “These weren’t easy decisions,” said Commission President Ken Altizer, of financial actions commissioners needed to take over the last three […]

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Campaign aims to increase WV’s sugary drink tax

Lori Kersey  Weekend Editor The Charleston  Gazette-Mail Several health-related organizations in West Virginia plan to lobby the state Legislature this year for an increase in the state’s sugary drink tax. Local chapters of the American Heart Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy, West Virginians for Affordable Health […]

By January 7, 2017 Read More →

Speaker of House Armstead names leadership team for 83rd W.Va. Legislature

Release from House Speaker Tim Armstead, R-Kanawha: CHARLESTON, W.Va. – House Speaker Tim Armstead, R-Kanawha,has announced his leadership team for the 83rd Legislature, which will convene next week in Charleston. Delegate Daryl Cowles, R-Morgan, will continue to serve as Majority Leader. Delegate Carol Miller, R-Cabell, will serve as Majority Whip. Delegate John Overington, R-Berkeley, has […]