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Legislators plan visit to WV Schools for the Deaf and the Blind
Sun, 23 Nov 2014 08:45:50 -0800

The West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind has not experienced significant capital projects in nearly 40 years, with the last buildings erected in the 1970s. That situation may change in the near future.

Income tax volunteers needed
Sun, 23 Nov 2014 08:45:38 -0800

The Financial Stability Partnership of the River Cities, or FSPTM, is looking for Volunteer Income Tax Assistance volunteers for the season.

No. 12 Kansas State beats West Virginia 26-20
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20:10:15 -0800

Jake Waters' special night has No. 12 Kansas State back in a first-place tie in the Big 12.

Mason County no longer listed as High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area
Mon, 03 Nov 2014 12:56:08 -0800

By Erin Beck As authorities have turned their efforts to targeting the heroin and prescription pills problem in West Virginia, they have decided that Mason County, where marijuana growing is prevalent, no longer needs to be listed by the federal government as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, or HIDTA-designated county. Congress created the HIDTA program in 1988 to provide assistance to ...

Freshman West Virginia lawmaker, 18, strives to be voice for a generation
Sat, 15 Nov 2014 19:59:06 -0800

The night 18-year-old Saira Blair made U.S. political history, she posed for a photo and later posted it on Instagram. “Thank you for the support ...

From the Jefferson County Development Authority: “State of the Plate" panel discussion with food entrepreneurs, Nov. 6 ...
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 21:13:37 -0700

The Thurs., Nov. 6, 2014, Eastern Panhandle Entrepreneurs Forum (EPEF) will present “State of the Plate,” a panel discussion featuring local food entrepreneurs, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Panorama at the Peak Restaurant in Berkeley Springs. (PRWeb October 29, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/10/prweb12283449.htm

Martinsburg exotic dancer sues to get minimum wage
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:40:01 -0800

An exotic dancer has sued a Martinsburg gentleman's club for wages not paid and fees withheld.

WV Republicans Take Over House of Delegates, Make Senate Gains
Wed, 05 Nov 2014 08:01:47 -0800

It was a good night to be the West Virginia Republican Party. The GOP picked up all of the seats it needed to become the majority party in the West Virginia House of Delegates.According to Conrad Lucas, West Virginia GOP chair, Republicans took the House of Delegates and got 17 seats in the state Senate.

UPDATE: West Virginia’s fall foliage season coming to an end
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:28:48 -0700

West Virginia state forestry officials say leaf peepers won't have to look far for colorful fall foliage this weekend. In fact, it will be hard to avoid. With the exception of the highest elevations and the lowest river valleys...

Blenko Glass slates holiday open house
Sun, 23 Nov 2014 18:39:44 -0800

Beginning Nov. 28 and running through Nov. 30 Blenko Glass Co. will present its annual Holiday Sale and Open House. The three-day event will offer shoppers an array of holiday glass items as well as demonstrations and classes in which visitors can view and/or participate in the glass making process.