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“Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, Members of the Legislature, Members of the Board of Public Works, Justices of the Supreme Court of Appeals, Members of the State Board of Education, distinguished guests, and my fellow West Virginians. “As many of you know, I was raised in the small town of Chapmanville in Logan County. I lived […]

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Calendar traces historic W.Va. recreation sites

CHARLESTON (AP) — From the first golf course designed and built in America to the first commercial ski area to operate south of the Mason-Dixon Line, West Virginia has no shortage of historically significant visually attractive sports and recreation locales. The State Historic Preservation Office highlights a baker’s dozen of them in its recently released […]

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CHARLES TOWN – Organizers of Sunday’s annual Freedom Trail March here say they’re drawing inspiration from the loving approach Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. used to finally dismantle segregation in the South. The Jefferson County chapter of the NAACP sponsors the event each year. “Love was such a central part of Dr. King’s work,” said […]

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Town leaders, residents say they want the Hilltop House Hotel back in business HARPERS FERRY – Town officials say they hope the investment group that owns the historic Hilltop House Hotel will soon reopen talks about rebuilding the shuttered site, even as they have taken steps to regulate the scope of the project the developer can […]

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FRIENDLY — Many locals around here see Sen. Joe Manchin as one of them, so much so they greet the 30-year veteran of West Virginia politics by his first name more often than by his title. But in the Senate, the 66-year-old upstart stands out as a rare breed: a back-slapping, gun-owning Democrat who attracts […]

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3 eyeing Widmyer’s seat

Lehman, 2 Republicans mull bids for exiting Democrat’s Commission post CHARLES TOWN — With Commissioner Lyn Widmyer announcing she won’t seek another term, two Republicans and a fellow Democrat have expressed interest in the job. [cleeng_content id=”987397311″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”]Peter Onoszko, a 25-year Army officer who retired as a lieutenant colonel, says he […]

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