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Republicans still eying Common Core repeal

HUNTINGTON — Republicans in the House of Delegates will continue efforts to repeal Common Core in West Virginia regardless of any action taken by the state Department of Education during a comprehensive review of...

Things to do today: Sept. 4, 2015

JOHNNY COCHRAN, EMMALEA DEAL AND LILLY MOUNTAINEERS: 7 p.m. Adults $5. Children $3. Jerry Run Summer Theater, Rte. 20, 1.5 mi. north Holly River State Park. Cleveland. Call 304-493-6574.

RONNIE BAKER BROOKS AND BLACKWATER MOJO: 6:30 p.m. Free....

Priest to withdraw from public school teaching job

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — A Roman Catholic priest says he plans to withdraw from a substitute teaching job in the Wood County public school system.

The Rev. George Nedeff tells the Parkersburg News and...

Mothman sculptor Bob Roach dies
Mothman sculptor Bob Roach dies

Bob Roach, an artist most known for a stainless-steel statue of the “Mothman,” a mysterious entity that stands in a Point Pleasant park, died earlier this week, according to an obituary. He was 81.

Roach’s sculpture of...

Tourism launches Harpers Ferry ad
Tourism launches Harpers Ferry ad

The state Tourism department has released the fifth vignette in its “Real.” campaign series, a video ad that encourages people to explore Harpers Ferry.

“We’re excited to share the Real. Harpers Ferry vignette in time ...

WVSU will launch presidential review this month
WVSU will launch presidential review this month

The West Virginia State University Board of Governors will soon conduct a performance evaluation of school President Brian Hemphill.

Pending board approval next week, a presidential review committee will start the evaluation process on Sept. 14...

Group to launch campaign to take over water system

A group formed in the wake of the January 2014 water crisis said Thursday it’s planning a campaign to push for a public takeover of the Kanawha Valley’s drinking water system.

Advocates for a Safe...

Kentucky clerk jailed until she agrees to issue marriage licenses
Kentucky clerk jailed until she agrees to issue marriage licenses

ASHLAND, Ky. — A federal judge on Thursday jailed Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis until she complies with a court order to issue marriage licenses.

Davis, who testified that she would not follow the court...

HallowEast zombie run changes name

HallowEast’s zombie 5k race has changed its name and forged a partnership with a local organization this year.

The run is now known as “Scared Sprintless: Fight the Dead. Fear the Living.”

Charleston Main Streets East...

Judge rules against NFL in ‘Deflategate,’ clears Brady to play
Judge rules against NFL in ‘Deflategate,’ clears Brady to play

NEW YORK — A federal judge let the air out of “Deflategate” Thursday, erasing New England quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension for a controversy the NFL claimed threatened...

City police to set up West Side traffic checkpoint this evening

Charleston Police officers will conduct a roadside safety checkpoint in 1200 block of Stuart Street today, starting at 6 p.m. and concluding at approximately midnight.

Officers with the city’s traffic division say the purpose of the...

Charleston police renew search for violent offender
Charleston police renew search for violent offender

The Charleston Police Department was searching Thursday for a man who allegedly participated in a kidnapping where a weapon was used.

Devin Rayshawn Smith is a black male who is 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighs about 150 pounds. He was last seen ...

Live blog: Clerk in gay marriage case appears in federal court
Live blog: Clerk in gay marriage case appears in federal court

ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) – The county clerk in Kentucky who has repeatedly defied court orders by refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples is set to go before a federal judge Thursday and could be held in contempt.

Rowan County clerk...

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