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RUCKERSVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia wood products company is moving its manufacturing operations to West Virginia. Ruckersville-based Mountain Lumber Co. merged with Renick Millworks in Renick, W.Va., in 2013. Mountain Lumber CEO Bill Stone tells The Daily Progress that the company will maintain its headquarters, sales and administration in Ruckersville, along with a mill […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Three Calhoun County school employees have gone to court over the county Board of Education’s decision to cancel spring break. The Charleston Gazette reports that each employee filed a lawsuit Monday in Kanawha County Circuit Court against the county board and the state Board of Education. On Feb. 27, the county board […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — A report prepared by West Virginia University for the Higher Learning Commission is now available online. Officials say the self-study demonstrates how WVU fulfills the commission’s criteria for accreditation. The university is up for reaccreditation this year by the agency which oversees accreditation for degree-granting colleges and universities. A team of peer […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Brad Ullman has been named the West Virginia Golf Association’s new executive director. Ullman is entering his eighth year with the association. He previously served as director of operations and director of junior golf. He replaces Ken Tackett, who accepted a position as a rules official with the PGA Tour. The West […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — An English professor from Marshall University has won the Faculty Merit Foundation of West Virginia’s Professor of the Year award. Kateryna Schray received the honor and a $10,000 cash prize Tuesday night at the West Virginia Culture Center in Charleston. Schray has been teaching at Marshall since 1996 and has previously been […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is urging federal officials to reconsider denying extra financial assistance after a January chemical spill. In a letter Tuesday to federal emergency officials, Tomblin estimated a $61 million economic impact in the nine affected counties and a $72 million total impact. The spill tainted 300,000 people’s […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The Greenbrier resort and its billionaire owner struck a deal late this legislative session worth up to $25 million in tax breaks over 10 years for a new medical institute. But several state lawmakers have soured on the tax carve-out, saying it surfaced with little notice. Promising access to world-renowned doctors who […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A West Virginia woman is being recognized for her work as a military and veteran caregiver. The Elizabeth Dole Foundation says Sandra Ownbey of Hedgesville has been named as a fellow. The program taps spouses, parents, and other loved ones actively caring for wounded warriors to provide military and veteran caregivers a […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The West Virginia House of Delegates has rejected changes the Senate made to a bill to regulate and improve the training of nurses who collect forensic evidence in sexual assault cases. The bill will now go to conference or will be dropped completely. The original bill creates a Sexual Assault Forensic Examination […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Appalachian Power says its proposed rate hike to make up for past and ongoing fuel costs is actually designed to avert a sharper rate hike in 2015. Appalachian Power and Wheeling Power have asked the Public Service Commission to approve a $68 million rate increase. The Charleston Daily Mail reports that the […]

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