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Things to do today: Aug. 28, 2015

Music

CODY WICKLINE with THE JOSEPH SISTERS: 6:30 p.m. Free. Haddad Riverfront Park. 304-348-8000.

JULIE ADAMS AND STEVE HILL: 7:30 p.m. Free. Taylor Books, 226 Capitol St. Call 342-1464 or visit www.taylorbooks.com.

AMERICOUNTRY:...

Things to do today: Aug. 28, 2015

Music

CODY WICKLINE with THE JOSEPH SISTERS: 6:30 p.m. Free. Haddad Riverfront Park. 304-348-8000.

JULIE ADAMS AND STEVE HILL: 7:30 p.m. Free. Taylor Books, 226 Capitol St. Call 342-1464 or visit www.taylorbooks.com.

AMERICOUNTRY:...

Poll: Justice holds narrow lead over Cole in WV governor race

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Charleston man pleads guilty to distribution of heroin

Suspect pleads guilty to distributing heroin

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Barbour County teacher describes hostage incident in classroom
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“I knew if I lost my composure, this is...

Foodland owner celebrates 90th birthday
Foodland owner celebrates 90th birthday

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Ex-Capital High coach sues, alleging age discrimination

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Carl Clark, 68, who led the Cougars for 21 years, filed a lawsuit Aug. 3 against the Kanawha County Board of Education, claiming age ...

Gun restrictions strengthened at Yeager Airport
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Previously, it was illegal to have a gun in the...

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