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PHILIPPI (AP) — Steven Kandow has been named band director at Alderson Broaddus University. Alderson Broaddus athletic director Dennis Creehan announced Kandow’s appointment on Monday in a news release. Kandow comes to Alderson Broaddus from Michigan State University, where he conducted several groups, including wind symphony, brass choir and campus band. He earned a doctor […]

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PARKERSBURG (AP) — A bridge linking Parkersburg and Belpre, Ohio, is shutting down for repairs. Media outlets report that the Memorial Bridge will close Monday. Repairs are expected to be completed in two weeks. The $182,000 project includes replacing an expansion join and about 400 square feet of concrete deck. The bridge spanning the Ohio […]

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse University has claimed the title of nation’s top party school. The No. 1 ranking was revealed Monday by The Princeton Review based on a nationwide survey of 130,000 students. Syracuse’s student newspaper ranked second best among the 379 colleges surveyed, and its sports scene, rated third best, likely helped the […]

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BECKLEY (AP) — If Bob Thompson’s 30-year career as a professional musician has taught him anything, it’s that there are really only two kinds of music. “Good music and bad music,” he says in an interview highlighting his career as a professional musician. The path he’s followed around the globe to perpetuate his preferred style […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — With experience in the business, education, accounting and legal industries, the Haney family thinks they have what it takes to make some cash in real estate by “buying, fixing and selling” houses, said Austin Haney, 29, of True Blue Developers LLC. “We were watching too much HGTV,” said family patriarch David Haney, […]

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NUTTER FORT (AP) — Sales have been sweet at the West Virginia Blackberry Festival. Festival treasurer Twyla Snodgrass tells The Exponent Telegram that festivalgoers bought more than 400 blackberry pies and cobblers, along with 15 dozen blackberry-filled cookies, by Saturday afternoon. That topped sales at previous festivals. The festival began Thursday and ended Saturday night […]

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CHARLES TOWN (AP) — With its sweet fruit-flavored liqueurs, a working farm and eccentric cast of characters— including a dancing lemon — Bloomery Plantation Distillery has attracted tourists from every U.S. state and countries as far away as Laos and Iceland. The West Virginia mini-distillery is part of a growing agriculture tourism trend that advocates […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission has reauthorized two private colleges in the state The Charleston Gazette reports that the commission reauthorized Ohio Valley University and Future Generations Graduate School on Friday, despite some concerns. Commission members voiced concerns about Future Generations’ low enrollment and graduation numbers. They also said Ohio […]

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MARTINSBURG (AP) — Glen Price is part Washington, D.C. suburbanite, part West Virginia moonshine aficionado. On work days, the 41-year-old spends more than four hours hopping trains to and from Washington, where he designs websites for the federal government. The commute isn’t all a grind. He met his wife, Tara, on one return trip. Back […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A federal judge has set a June 2015 trial date for a lawsuit filed against a Hurricane landfill that accepted wastewater from Freedom Industries in the wake of the January chemical leak. The city of Hurricane and the Putnam County Commission filed a lawsuit in May asking that Waste Management of West […]

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