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Survey: WV rates low for must-see destinations

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A survey commissioned by the West Virginia Division of Tourism says the state rates low for having must-see destinations.

Among other things, the survey shows the state rates low for being exciting, unique and for...

Survey: WV rates low for must-see destinations

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A survey commissioned by the West Virginia Division of Tourism says the state rates low for having must-see destinations.

Among other things, the survey shows the state rates low for being exciting, unique and for ...

Frank Jezioro, W.Va. Natural Resources director, to retire

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Division of Natural Resources director Frank Jezioro is retiring at the end of the year.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced Jezioro’s retirement on Friday in a news release. Tomblin says Jezioro...

ACLU brief backs media challenge of WV gag order

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The ACLU is supporting news organizations challenging a gag order in an ex-coal executive’s criminal case.

On Thursday, the American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia Foundation filed a brief...

Vicki Riley to lead W.Va. Northern Community College

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — Vicki Riley has been named as president of West Virginia Northern Community College.

Riley has served as the school’s vice president of academic affairs since January 2008.

Media outlets report that the ...

Lottery Commission to streamline license renewals

New procedures will help commission process applications faster

I-64 widening in Huntington to be completed in spring

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A widening of Interstate 64 in Huntington to six lanes will be completed next spring.

The $18 million project included replacing an overpass and widening about 4 miles of the interstate in both directions from the ...

Marshall president Stephen Kopp dies
Marshall president Stephen Kopp dies

Marshall University President Stephen Kopp has died, Huntington Mayor Steve Williams and the university confirmed Wednesday night.

Huntington Police Chief Joe Ciccarelli said Kopp “was stricken at home and transported to Cabell Huntington ...

Charles Town to acquire part of Charles Washington’s estate

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — Charles Town plans to acquire 10 acres surrounding city founder Charles Washington’s home, Happy Retreat.

The Journal reported that City Council approved a contract this...

Shagbark hickory wins E. Panhandle largest tree contest

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A Shagbark hickory is the winner of the Eastern Panhandle’s annual Big Tree Contest.

The tree is nearly 135 feet tall and has a diameter of 38.71.

The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown,...

County approves Vienna’s annexation of former plant site

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Vienna officials plan to clean up a former Johns Manville plant site and redevelop it.

Media outlets reported that the Wood County Commission approved the city’s petition to annex the property this week....

3 more face charges in Romney abuse investigation

ROMNEY, W.Va. (AP) — Three additional people face charges stemming from an investigation of abuse allegations at a center for developmentally disabled adults and children in Romney.

Hampshire County Magistrate Ron DiColia said Springfield ...

State legislators hear arguments for, against Common Core
State legislators hear arguments for, against Common Core

Senator seeks to halt evaluations, study

education standards

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