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  TED BLACK Special to the Spirit While the West Virginia Classic and the Cavada took center stage on the West Virginia Breeders Classics card last weekend, there were several impressive efforts among the other seven stakes winners on the card. There were also some notable horses who failed to deliver on their expected promises. […]

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HEDGESVILLE — Neither Jefferson High nor Washington High could reach the semifinal round in the Pumpkin Smash tournament that was held at Hedgesville High. Hedgesville defeated Martinsburg, 2-0, in the event’s championship game. The Lady Eagles had beaten Morgantown to reach the finals while Martinsburg had beaten Philip Barbour in its semifinal match. Earlier in […]

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HEDGESVILLE — Neither Jefferson High nor Washington High could reach the semifinal round in the Pumpkin Smash tournament that was held at Hedgesville High. Hedgesville defeated Martinsburg, 2-0, in the event’s championship game. The Lady Eagles had beaten Morgantown to reach the finals while Martinsburg had beaten Philip Barbour in its semifinal match. Earlier in […]

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TED BLACK Special to the Spirit While the West Virginia Classic and the Cavada took center stage on the West Virginia Breeders Classics card last weekend, there were several impressive efforts among the other seven stakes winners on the card. There were also some notable horses who failed to deliver on their expected promises. In […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Two former Mingo County officials charged in a corruption probe will be in court soon to enter pleas. U.S. District Judge Thomas Johnston set a Nov. 18 hearing Tuesday for former prosecutor Michael Sparks. He also set a Dec. 2 hearing for former Magistrate Dallas Toler. Sparks is accused in a scheme […]

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BECKLEY (AP) — A Raleigh County man has been ordered to clean up his property after being convicted of operating an open dump. Charles Keller also must pay a $300 fine. He faces a 90-day jail sentence if his property isn’t cleaned up by his next court appearance in December. The 74-year-old Keller denies that […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The price of a gallon of gas in West Virginia fell by about six cents from last week, to about $ 3.35 for regular unleaded. That’s seven cents above the national average. AAA says it expects gas prices to fall in the months to come because of supplies, flat demand and cheaper […]

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FAIRMONT (AP) — Liquor violations are the most frequent campus crime at Fairmont State University. The university’s annual campus security and fire safety report says liquor law violations topped the list of campus crimes for each year from 2010 to 2012. There were 48 liquor law violations in 2012 resulting in referrals for disciplinary action, […]

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PARKERSBURG (AP) — A new bridge on West Virginia Route 2 is being named in honor of a Navy veteran from Williamstown. A dedication for the U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Andrew Scott Mollohan Memorial Bridge will be dedicated on Nov. 7. Mollohan died on Nov. 29, 2009. His father, Thomas Mollohan, says that he […]

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ELKINS (AP) — Authorities are investigating a house fire in Elkins that killed two people and injured five others. Elkins Fire Chief Tom Meador says the fire occurred around 4 a.m. Monday at a two-story wood and masonry house. Meador didn’t have information about the two fatalities, including their identities and ages. But he says […]

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