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4-15-14 Capito raises $817,000; Tennant, almost $800,000

CHARLESTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito brought in more than $817,000 for her U.S. Senate bid last quarter, while her likely competition, Natalie Tennant, kept pace by raising almost $800,000, campaign officials told The Associated Press. Republican Capito still maintains about a 4-to-1 cash advantage after the January-through-March fundraising period. The seven-term congresswoman […]

4-15-14 Travel options available for 2014 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University alumni and fans have been talking for months about the matchup between the Mountaineers and the Crimson Tide of Alabama on August 30 in the 2014 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in Atlanta, Ga. In an effort to fill the stadium with seas of gold and blue, the WVU Alumni Association is […]

4-15-14 Historic Eastern Panhandle home tours set

CHARLES TOWN (AP) — As dependable as April showers and spring flowers, the annual showcase of one-of-a-kind Eastern Panhandle properties is again set to delight visitors later this month. Coming up April 26 and 27, the House and Garden Tour of Historic Berkeley and Jefferson Counties has been a staple of the season since 1955. […]

4-14-14 Administrators debate summer practice rule

CHARLESTON (AP) — Some high school administrators are opposed to a proposed athletics rule that would expand the voluntary summer practice period in West Virginia. Media outlets report the Secondary School Activities Commission’s Board of Control approved the change this week to include the entire summer, except for the week that includes the July 4th […]

4-14-14 Obama taps W.Va native for health job

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sylvia Mathews Burwell, nominated to run “Obamacare,” would bring a wealth of expertise in economics and government management to one of Washington’s toughest jobs, even though she has little direct experience in the health care industry. In selecting Burwell to replace Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Obama chose a veteran […]

4-14-14 Millard throws 2 TD passes in WVU’s spring game

MORGANTOWN (AP) — Rotating three quarterbacks during West Virginia’s spring practices while Clint Trickett mends from offseason shoulder surgery did nothing to help coach Dana Holgorsen come closer to sorting out the unstable position. That will have to wait until fall camp. Paul Millard threw two touchdown passes and West Virginia wrapped up its spring […]

4-14-14 WVU, Georgia Southern to meet in 2015

MORGANTOWN (AP) — West Virginia will play Georgia Southern in the 2015 football season in Morgantown. WVU athletic director Oliver Luck announced the schedule addition Thursday. The Mountaineers also will play nonconference games against Liberty and Maryland in 2015, also in Morgantown.

4-14-14 Students urged to apply for financial aid

CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia students are being urged to file paperwork to be considered for state-level grants to help pay for college and career and technical programs. Officials say students must file their Free Application for Federal Student Aid by Tuesday in order to be considered for the state-level financial aid. Completing the application […]

4-11-14 Shepherd OKs tuition, room and board hikes

SHEPHERDSTOWN (AP) — The board of governors of Shepherd University has approved a nearly 5 percent tuition increase. The tuition increase applies to in-state and out-of-state students. They’ll also see an increase in room and board rates. Starting in the fall, tuition for West Virginia students will be $3,285 per semester. For out-of-state students, tuition […]

4-11-14 City to take up new state firearms law

MARTINSBURG (AP) — Martinsburg is scheduled to grapple with a new state law that prohibits municipalities from enacting ordinances regulating firearms. The City County is scheduled to take up the issue this week. The city’s legal counsel, Kin Sayre, says the legislation invalidated some portions of the city’s municipal code, which now must be returned […]

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