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FCC program expanding broadband in rural W.Va. 12-06-2013 05:17
Broadband service is being expanded to about 36,000 homes and businesses in rural West Virginia. The Federal Communications Commission announced Thursday that its Connect America Fund has earmarked $22 ...
CONSOL completes sale of 5 W.Va. mines to Murray 12-05-2013 07:57
CONSOL Energy Inc. says it has completed the sale of subsidiary Consolidation Coal Company to Murray Energy. The sale includes five longwall mines in West Virginia. They include the McElroy, Shoemaker, ...
Chamber of Commerce ads to run in Idaho, W.Va. 12-05-2013 05:17
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is launching ads backing eight-term Republican Rep. Mike Simpson, who faces a primary challenge in Idaho, and two GOP candidates in West Virginia as the business organization ramps up its political activity for next year's congressional elections.
W.Va. ski season opening with plenty of snow 11-27-2013 05:11
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Snow is arriving in West Virginia just in time for the opening of the state's ski season.
Gas prices creep up 6 cents in W.Va. 11-27-2013 05:08
West Virginia motorists will pay a little more this week when they gas up for Thanksgiving travel. AAA East Central says the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas in the state increased six ...
W.Va. agency sets employment workshop for vets 11-27-2013 05:07
Workforce West Virginia is planning a three-day employment workshop to help current and former military members and their spouses find new careers. The Off Base Transition Training workshop is set for ...
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SBA to address state school project needs in Monday meeting 12-08-2013 06:00
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Members of the state School Building Authority will meet Monday in the hopes of addressing some school project needs from around the state. “We are going to be looking at a number of counties and multi-county vocational centers,” said SBA Executive Director Mark Manchin. The SBA will be considering Major Improvement Program (MIP) projects in 24 West Virginia counties. MIP projects are defined as a construction/maintenance project with a cost greater than $50,000 but not exceeding $500,000. Manchin said these are not large-scale projects such as the construction of a new school, but rather smaller ones. “HVACs, additions, renovations, things of that nature,” he said. To be considered for...
Sunday snow and ice 12-08-2013 01:00
UPDATE SUNDAY 6:30 a.m. – Friday the rain came followed my some snow for several sections of the Mountain State but Sunday morning it was the opposite with snow and freezing rain beginning the day to be followed by rain for the lower elevations. There were reports of black ice on Interstate 64 in Charleston at around 1 a.m. Sunday but by 6 a.m. that had turned to heavy, wet snow. Warm air is expected to push into the Kanawha Valley later Sunday and turn the snow to rain. The National Weather Service has an area stretching from Beckley through Lewisburg and...
Madonna completes Super Six with title redemption 12-07-2013 17:58
WHEELING, W.Va. — No. 1 Madonna completed its perfect season and captured the state championship it fell short of a season ago, beating No. 7 Greenbrier West 24-14 on Saturday night in frigid temperatures at Wheeling Island Stadium. The perfect 14-0 campaign for the Blue Dons was sparked a season ago on the same field when Madonna suffered a heartbreaking defeat by one point in overtime to Wahama. “Right now, I kind of forgot what last year was all about,” Madonna head coach Doug Taylor said. “These kids fought back through a tough year and got back here. It means a lot...
Defenses, special teams rule day: Martinsburg 4-peats in Class AAA 12-07-2013 11:36
WHEELING, W.Va. — Martinsburg can begin the drive for five. Bolstered by only the third safety in a Class AAA championship game since 1979, the No. 2-ranked Bulldogs won their record fourth straight Class AAA title by edging top-seeded Huntington 9-7 in a defensive battle at the West Virginia Super Six. Ben Queen/MetroNews photo Martinsburg’s 440-pound nose guard A.J. Petry wraps up a Huntington ballcarrier during Saturday’s Class AAA championship game at the West Virginia Super Six. With the finalists combining for a mere 186 yards, Martinsburg (13-1) used its special teams to break through in the second quarter—senior Tyler Miller blocking a Huntington...
Class AAA live blog: Martinsburg nips Huntington 9-7 12-07-2013 06:14
WHEELING, W.Va. — A live in-game blog of the Class AAA state championship game between Martinsburg and Huntington.
Blaze rips through large Jefferson County building 12-07-2013 03:57
HALLTOWN, W.Va. — The state Fire Marshal’s Office has been called in to investigate a large fire that happened Friday night in Jefferson County. Jefferson County emergency personnel were dispatched to the flea market building on Halltown Road near U.S. Route 340 and found it full of flames. Several volunteer fire departments battled the blaze for several hours. The building houses a flea market, a handful of businesses and a few apartments. Damage was extensive. The only injury reported was that of a firefighter who suffered a medical problem. The Fire Marshall’s Office will try to determine what started the fire.
Charleston, WVa – November 25, 2013 — Thousands of West Virginians will be preparing meals and traveling in inclement weather throughout the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The American Red Cross has safety tips for the kitchen and for the highway. more... (pdf)
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Local Judicial Corruption In WV Social Security Office Could Topple National SSA Commissioner
West Virginia News 02-21-2013
Problems Within The Social Security Administration Are Mounting... by Jack SwintWhat began back in late 2010 as a regional SSA scandal alleging fraud and 'case-fixing' of disability appeal claims with the Office of Disability Adjudication Review (ODAR) office in Huntington WV, now has federal authorities and US Senators focusing their...Read more...
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