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Sexual predators: ‘Grooming’ targets not only victim, but parents as well
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Sexual predators: ‘Grooming’ targets not only victim, but parents as well

(Editor’s Note: The following is the first in a series from Jackson Newspapers dealing with the tactic of “grooming” used by sexual predators.) JACKSON COUNTY, W.Va.  — In rendering his sentencing decision in the conclusion of a high profile case in October, retiring Judge Thomas C. Evans, III stated that it is the responsibility of the […]

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Fayetteville Welcome Center temporarily closed, CVB heading toward restructuring

By SARAH PLUMMER The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va.  — The Historic Fayetteville Convention and Visitors Bureau will greet 2017 with a number of changes as it moves forward with a restructuring, said Adam Stephens, president of the board of directors. The Fayetteville Welcome Center on Court Street has been temporarily closed and a part-time employee has […]

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10 things to know: Friday, Dec. 30

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Friday, Dec. 30, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. OBAMA HITS RUSSIANS FOR HACKING The administration unleashes sanctions against Russia for cyber-meddling in the U.S. presidential campaign — […]

By December 29, 2016 Read More →

Contracts go out for 2017 Bluefield Coal Show

By GREG JORDAN The Register-Herald BLUEFIELD, W.Va.  — Despite the coal industry’s recent struggles and layoffs, large numbers of exhibitors are expected in mid-September when the 2017 edition of the biannual Bluefield Coal Show gets under way at the Brushfork Armory-Civic Center. The Bluefield Coal Show, sponsored by the Greater Bluefield Chamber of Commerce, is […]

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Amber Alert: 16-year-old girl abducted in Beckley

By JESSICA FARRISH The Register-Herald An Amber Alert has been issued for a 16-year-old girl believed abducted from the Beckley Walgreens Wednesday evening about 6 p.m. The alert says police believe she could be in extreme danger. Beckley Police Sgt. Seneca Webb identified the girl as Jaddah Lashay Rodgers, an African American who is 5 […]

Miami thumps WVU in Russell Athletic Bowl
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Miami thumps WVU in Russell Athletic Bowl

By MIKE CASAZZA Charleston Gazette-Mail ORLANDO, Florida — Miami handled a list of streaks with a style fit for South Beach. The Hurricanes ended a six-game bowl losing streak and a 10-year postseason drought by finishing the season with a fifth straight win and a 31-14 triumph over No. 14 West Virginia in Wednesday’s Russell […]

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Deputies: Human remains found in Fayette County may be missing woman

By ERIN BECK Charleston Gazette-Mail GAULEY BRIDGE, W.Va.  — Human remains found Tuesday night in the Kanawha Falls area near Gauley Bridge may be those of a woman who has been missing since 1979, investigators say.  Fayette sheriff’s deputies said a person searching for arrowheads in the Kanawha Falls area across the Kanawha River from […]

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Parkersburg’s Southside Kmart to close in April; some other Kmart, Sears stores in WV also slated to shut doors

By MICHAEL ERB The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — The Kmart in south Parkersburg will close in April, with liquidation beginning Jan. 6, officials confirmed Wednesday. Howard Riefs, director of corporate communications for Sears Holdings, confirmed in a press release via email the store at 1050 Division St. in Parkersburg will close in […]

Rebuilding concerns residents of Harpers Ferry
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Rebuilding concerns residents of Harpers Ferry

By JEFF McCOY The Journal HARPERS FERRY, W.Va.  — Issues between SWaN and Legend Venture Partners — a Leesburg, Virginia-based investment group that owns the Hilltop House and other historical buildings in town — and locals who oppose the changes being made in their community are continuing to develop. According to documents and photos about […]

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10 things to know today: Thursday, Dec. 29

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. MORE HEARTBREAK IN HOLLYWOOD Debbie Reynolds, the mother of Carrie Fisher and star of the 1952 classic ‘Singin’ in […]