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Small Town, W.Va.: Trying to save Pax

By Matt Combs, The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — Pax, like many small West Virginia towns, is dying. From a high population of more than 600 in 1940 to closing in on 150, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates, the small Fayette County community has lost its schools and many of its businesses as its population migrates elsewhere […]

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Editorial: Concord University plan for free four-year tuition sparks excitement in W.Va.

From The Bluefield Daily Telegraph: The concept of free college tuition has certainly been a popular talking point in recent months. And it is more than just talk. Earlier this year, the Republican-controlled West Virginia Legislature approved the new “WV Invests” bill, a measure that covers the costs for tuition and fees at two-year community and technical colleges for […]

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Paramount Arts Center at Marshall University announces its season

By DAVE LAVENDER, The Herald-Dispatch What do Harry Potter, Lee Ann Womack, Marty Stuart, “Frozen, Jr.” and Gladys Knight have in common? They will all take the stage at the historic Paramount Arts Center in downtown Ashland. Tickets went on sale at noon Friday, June 14, for the Paramount’s Fall 2019 Season lineup that includes […]

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Opinion: Social media users are West Virginia’s best marketers
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Opinion: Social media users are West Virginia’s best marketers

By Chelsea Ruby West Virginia Tourism Commissioner Destination marketing is a competitive industry. That’s the reason the state Tourism Office works every day to spread the good word about vacations in West Virginia. Personally, I think it’s an easy sell. This state is magnificent. But the fact of the matter is we’re in a very […]

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Thousands visiting W.Va. for U.S. Youth Soccer regional tournaments

By Fred Pace, The Herald-Dispatch BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. — Thousands of young soccer players, their coaches and their families from 13 states are descending on the region this week, as the 2019 U.S. Youth Soccer Eastern Presidents Cup begins today at locations in Barboursville and Dunbar. It is the first of four major regional youth soccer tournaments being […]

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W.Va. Delegate Swartzmiller seeks elimination of income caps for Social Security tax exemption

By JOSELYN KING, The Intelligencer of Wheeling WHEELING . W.Va. — Delegate Randy Swartzmiller thinks the upcoming special legislative session on education betterment also would be an opportune time to re-examine legislation eliminating taxes on Social Security benefits for West Virginians. Swartzmiller, D-Hancock, wants to eliminate the wage caps placed on the measure before its […]

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Facing tough questions: Gov. Justice fields public concerns at town hall meeting in Bluefield, W.Va.

By EMILY D. COPPOLA, Bluefield Daily Telegraph BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — Governor Jim Justice was faced with questions about education, drug addiction, infrastructure, and more Thursday by a lively crowd during a town hall meeting at Bluefield State College. Topics brought up by citizens included education reform, roadway progress, the Grant Street Bridge closure and more. Guests […]

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Citing W.Va. code issue, Berkeley County Council OKs land ‘deannexation’ to allow VFD

By Breanna Francis, The Journal of Martinsburg MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Baker Heights Volunteer Fire Department is now one step closer to its new facility after the Berkeley County Council on Thursday approved the land deannexation request initially brought to the council by the City of Martinsburg in April. The rare deannexation was a necessary part […]

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Broadband expansion project moving in Randolph County, W.Va.

By BROOKE HINZMAN, The Inter-Mountain of Elkins ELKINS, W.Va. — Broadband internet expansion began to lay its foundation in East Dailey this week. During the most recent Randolph County Development Authority meeting, progress on the current broadband expansion project was discussed. The project would bring broadband internet access to outlying parts of the county.  “We […]

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