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CHARLESTON (AP) — An attorney for an Elkins High School football player filed a lawsuit Friday seeking to overturn a ruling by the Secondary School Activities Commission declaring the player ineligible. The lawsuit seeking a preliminary injunction was filed in Randolph County Circuit Court on behalf of senior running back James Lawrence. The SSAC earlier […]

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SOUTH CHARLESTON (AP) — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources says two new wildlife management areas have been opened to the public. The nearly 3,200-acre Little Canaan Wildlife Management area in Tucker County was acquired from the Canaan Valley Institute. The land is mostly forested, and it provides hunting opportunities for deer, bear, grouse, […]

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Jefferson County is expected to start seeing the beginning of Hurricane Sandy in their jurisdiction on Sunday night, according to the National Weather Service in Sterling, Va. The Weather Service has issued a High Wind Watch from late Sunday night through Tuesday evening, as well as a Flood Watch for that same time period. The […]

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Conservative PAC spends $30K on attack ads

Sen. Herb Snyder calls expenditure ‘unprecendented’ BRYAN CLARK Spirit Staff Editor’s note: Morrisey has responded to the statements made by Sen. Herb Snyder and Stephen Skinner. See the update at the bottom of the story. CHARLES TOWN –  A conservative political action committee that had been sitting on a war chest of nearly $30,000 has […]

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From staff reports CHARLES TOWN – As forecasters with the National Weather Service warn of high winds, heavy rain and the possibility of widespread power outages here starting late Monday, residents are heading to supermarkets and hardware stores to get ready for the worst. “There’s still a lot of uncertainty about what Eastern West Virginia […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — An Internet payday lender has agreed to stop making such loans in West Virginia. Attorney General Darrell McGraw’s office says Payday Financial LLC and its owner, Martin A. Webb, also agreed prior to a contempt hearing this month in Kanawha County Circuit Court to refund $135,000 in fees to 120 West Virginia […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — Keith Wilson Jr. is one of West Virginia’s youngest sheriffs at 39, but even if he wins a second term on Election Day, his career with the Wirt County department will end in four years. Term limits in West Virginia’s Constitution would prevent him from trying again to keep the job he […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — The defense stinks. The offense is stuck in neutral. Every game from here on out is a must-win or No. 25 West Virginia will likely fall short of its preseason goal of going to a BCS bowl. A two-game losing streak is on hold temporarily as the Mountaineers (5-2, 2-2) use a […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Replicas of two of Christopher Columbus’ ships will be on display this week in Charleston. Reproductions of the Pinta and the Nina are expected to arrive along the Kanawha River on Wednesday. They’ll be docked at Haddad Riverfront Park until departing on Nov. 5. While in port, the public is invited to […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Two years ago, West Virginia officials spent $1.7 million in federal stimulus money on 77 pricy, high-speed Internet routers for State Police. Today, only the one in the Logan detachment is fully functional. An investigation by The Charleston Gazette determined the routers lack the proper components to function, and no one has […]

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