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From coal to computer coding, miners get fresh start

Jim Ratliff worked for 14 years in the mines of eastern Kentucky, drilling holes and blasting dynamite to expose the coal that has powered Appalachian life for more than a century.

From coal to computer coding, miners get fresh start

Jim Ratliff worked for 14 years in the mines of eastern Kentucky, drilling holes and blasting dynamite to expose the coal that has powered Appalachian life for more than a century.

West Virginia counties to submit teacher certification plans

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – State education officials say 25 counties plan to submit proposals this month for certifying teachers who don’t have a formal education background.

Pennsylvania man pleads guilty to role in drug ring

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) – A Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty to participating in a ring that sold heroin and prescription drugs in West Virginia.

Around WV: Feb. 5, 2016
Around WV: Feb. 5, 2016

In Around West Virginia today: West Virginia Wesleyan’s president is retiring, a principal returns to school after surgery for a brain tumor, and more.

Analysis: Clinton moves aggressively to hold off Sanders
Analysis: Clinton moves aggressively to hold off Sanders

AP White House Correspondent

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (AP) – Hillary Clinton has been here before, watching a political rival generate youthful enthusiasm with lofty proposals she believes are going unchallenged.

Kubiak changes ways, leads Broncos to Super Bowl
Kubiak changes ways, leads Broncos to Super Bowl

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — It’s hard to know who took the bigger risk.

Boys hoops roundup: Woodrum’s shot wins it for Nitro

Austin Woodrum sank the winning jumper with 18 seconds to play as Nitro topped Hurricane 64-63 in boys basketball Thursday.

Girls hoops roundup: GW holds off St. Albans 38-30

Dee McMillan scored 12 points and Shi Banks added 11 as George Washington held off St. Albans 38-30 in girls basketball Thursday at the Big Atlantic Classic in Beckley.

UTEP takes down Marshall in high-scoring affair
UTEP takes down Marshall in high-scoring affair

EL PASO, Texas — Domenic Artis scored 33 points as Texas-El Paso survived a scorefest Thursday night, winning 112-108 over Marshall at the Haskins Center.

WVSU men pick up much-needed win against Urbana
WVSU men pick up much-needed win against Urbana

Having lost 10 of the last 11 games, West Virginia State needed a victory in the worst way. It was a good night for winless-in-league Urbana to come to Institute.

UC men fall at Civic Center to Notre Dame College
UC men fall at Civic Center to Notre Dame College

As he evaluated his team’s loss to Notre Dame on Thursday night at the Civic Center, the disappointment University of Charleston men’s basketball coach Dwaine Osborne felt did not simply come from his team making just one basket in...

South Charleston 81, Spring Valley 52: Brandon Knapper had 21 points and Tamon Scruggs 12 to pace the host Black Eagles (10-4). Chandler Stacy’s 16 points led the Timberwolves.

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