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Marshall Coach John “Doc” Holliday signed a large group of in-coming football players during last week’s official National Signing Day. The Thundering Herd announced the following 2013 recruits:  Kevin Anderson (quarterback from Boca Raton, Florida), Jeremiah Benjamin (linebacker from Hollywood, Florida), Arnold Blackmon (defensive lineman from Navarro College in Texas), Josh Brown (defensive lineman from […]

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With Jerome Jones notching a season-high 27 points and claiming 10 rebounds, Washington cruised past Silver Oak Academy from Keymar, Md., 73-52, last Wednesday. The homestanding Patriots improved to 12-4 overall with the comfortable victory over the Rams. Dominique Newman was able to score another 12 points for the Patriots. Malik Jones added 11 points […]

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MARTINSBURG — The seniors on Martinsburg’s wrestling team were able to lead the Bulldogs to a 39-24 win over Jefferson last Wednesday at the Fieldhouse. Travis Stely, Joseph Fernandez, and Andre Riggins — all seniors — had wins for the Bulldogs. Riggins got a win over one of Jefferson’s most successful wrestlers — Lane Harder […]

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MARTINSBURG — Homestanding Martinsburg limited the Jefferson girls to just 12 points in the second half and romped to a comfortable 75-36 win in a game that counted toward Class AAA Sectional seeding. The Lady Cougars (2-17 overall) remained winless against the other four Sectional teams. Martinsburg was 12-5 overall. After leading, 34-24, at the […]

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INWOOD — Faltering in the fourth period against visiting Jefferson, Musselman forged a comeback from a 10-point deficit that overhauled the Cougars and rewarded the Applemen with a 62-60 win in a Sectional boys basketball game. Musselman was 12-5 overall and Jefferson, which remained winless against Class AAA Sectional rivals, was 4-12 overall. Tommy Hargroves […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A cast member of the MTV reality show “BUCKWILD” is facing a drug charge in West Virginia. Twenty-four-year-old Salwa Amin was arraigned Monday in Nicholas County Magistrate Court on a felony charge of possession with intent to deliver. Details of Amin’s arrest and the charge weren’t immediately available. She is being held […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A video contest invites West Virginia students to develop videos about the U.S. Constitution. The contest is sponsored by the state Department of Education and the West Virginia State Bar. It is open to state residents in the sixth through 12th grades. Participants are asked to create 3-minute videos. Entries will be […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia law requires only the owner’s name and address on a concealed weapon permit. Now some sheriffs are considering a photo ID as an optional addition. While not a requirement, the photo would be an easy way to verify information and ensure safety, Putnam County Sheriff Steve Deweese told The Charleston […]

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SOUTH CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia is warning working-age residents that abusing drugs will keep them unemployed. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin said the state is launching a “Get High, Don’t Get Hired” campaign next week. The public awareness effort targets the damage to West Virginia’s employment picture blamed on substance abuse. Officials have long recounted […]

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SOUTH CHARLESTON (AP) — Budget cuts called for by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin will shave $75 million from state spending. That’s the estimate Thursday from West Virginia Budget Director Mike McKown at The Associated Press’ annual Legislative Lookahead forum. McKown said the cuts helped balance the budget proposal that Tomblin will send to the Legislature […]

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