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  Hats off to parks and recreation     I have had the pleasure of serving on the Board of Parks and Recreation with a group of great people for about twenty years. Personally I feel we have done a good job. You might call this bragging. That is okay by me. But there is […]

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CHARLES TOWN – After a nearly four year legal battle that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, a local homeowners association has defeated a plan by its subdivision’s developer that would have carved a cut-through between U.S. 340 and W.Va. 9. Members of Patrick Henry Estates Homeowners Association also won compensation for […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — A West Virginia woman is recovering after she was trapped in her wrecked van for almost three days and crawled out to reach help. Authorities in Monongalia County say Veronica McFoy, 41, lost control of her van on a rural road on Monday while traveling to a store. It went over an […]

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BECKLEY (AP) — Authorities in Raleigh County will give only paper evidence to defense lawyers after a video of a confidential informant’s interview with a police detective appeared on YouTube. “Until we are able to figure this out, we will only give paper discovery. If a defense lawyer wants to review video or audio footage, […]

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HAMLIN (AP) — Thirty years after a judge ordered West Virginia to overhaul public education funding, employees of the school system at the heart of the case say they’ve seen little progress. In May 1982, Ohio County Circuit Judge Arthur Recht declared the system of financing public schools unconstitutional. He ordered an overhaul of the […]

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BECKLEY (AP) — A canceled festival that had celebrated West Virginia’s Rocket Boys is being revived in Beckley. Organizers announced Friday that the October Sky Festival will be held from Oct. 5 through 7 on the grounds of the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine. In February the Cape Coalwood Restoration Association canceled the festival, which has […]

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HUNTINGTON (AP) — The opening of East Lynn Lake’s campground in Wayne County is being pushed back even further due to lengthy repairs to tornado-damaged park facilities. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the opening of the campground on May 20 has been tentatively rescheduled for June 1. Reservations for the campground from May […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — Next Tuesday is the priority deadline for fans to order season tickets for West Virginia University home football games. WVU says season ticket holders can renew their tickets online at www.WVUGame.com or mail their orders to the Mountaineer Ticket Office. Information on new season tickets is available for fans who did not […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia Medicaid officials hope to save around $15 million annually by expanding managed care. The officials also told lawmakers Monday that the main goal of shifting some 57,000 Medicaid recipients is to improve their care. These people are low-income seniors or have disabilities. The state Bureau of Medical Services wants to […]

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SHEPHERDSTOWN — In 2000, nine active eagle nests were documented in West Virginia. This year there are 40, says Kieran O’Malley, West Virginia Division of Natural Resources wildlife diversity biologist. “We see eagles fighting, which means they are infringing on each others territory,” said O’Malley, whose job it is to monitor the area eagle population. […]

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