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W.Va. war dead in Iraq, Afghanistan to be honored with trees

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — A Fairmont farm will plant 38 trees Saturday representing the West Virginians who have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan since Sept. 11, 2001.

The Times West Virginian reports...

W.Va. war dead in Iraq, Afghanistan to be honored with trees

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — A Fairmont farm will plant 38 trees Saturday representing the West Virginians who have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan since Sept. 11, 2001.

The Times West Virginian reports...

W.Va. plans gypsy moth treatment in 5 counties

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia officials will conduct aerial treatments of 6,700 acres in five counties to slow the spread of gypsy moths.

The state Department of Agriculture says spraying is tentatively scheduled to begin next...

Mama bear and cubs receive rescue from WV highway
Mama bear and cubs receive rescue from WV highway

A family of black bears was relocated last week after the mother bear and her three cubs came out of hibernation — in the middle of a highway intersection.

Colin Carpenter, black bear project leader for the West Virginia Division of...

Political forecaster says state gubernatorial race “leans Republican”

Political forecaster says state will continue to trend toward right

Upper Big Branch disaster cited as example in workplace safety report

Study says more than 54,000 die from safety problems in US each year

W.Va. author, Health and Human Services secretary to speak at university graduations

A pair of renowned women from West Virginia will give commencement speeches next month at two of the state’s university graduation ceremonies.

Jeannette Walls, a Welch native and author of “The Glass Castle,” and Sylvia...

Mountaineer Casino plans outdoor smoking patio to comply with ban

NEW CUMBERLAND, W.Va. (AP) — Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort plans to build an outdoor smoking patio that would have video lottery slot machines and gaming tables.

A countywide ban on smoking in enclosed public spaces goes into...

West Liberty head says no decision yet on building closures

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va. (AP) — West Liberty University interim President John McCullough says no decision has been made on a proposal to close three buildings on campus.

McCullough says the university is studying other options to reduce costs....

Girl Scouts to hold own Jamboree in southern W.Va.
Girl Scouts to hold own Jamboree in southern W.Va.

GLEN JEAN, W.Va. (AP) — Girls Scouts will gather in southern West Virginia this summer in the same location where the Boys Scouts of America held a similar event in 2013.

The Girl Scout Jamboree will be held July 22 to 26 at ...

Rocket Boys’ alma mater in McDowell County to be demolished

WAR, W.Va. (AP) — A former high school that was the Rocket Boys’ alma mater is going to be torn down.

McDowell County Schools Superintendent Nelson Spencer told The Bluefield Daily Telegraph...

Greenbrier owner Jim Justice considers run for W.Va. governor
Greenbrier owner Jim Justice considers run for W.Va. governor

Less than a week after U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin announced his decision to not enter the 2016 gubernatorial race, West Virginia billionaire Jim Justice has added his name to the mix of potential candidates.

But some expect the field to continue to...

Goodwill hosts jobs fair for military veterans
Goodwill hosts jobs fair for military veterans

Veterans often possess a unique skills set that sets them apart from other job seekers.

Companies and industries from across the region got a taste of what veterans can bring Wednesday at a job fair sponsored by Goodwill Industries. The expo was ...

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