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Man stabs two with Samurai sword

On Wednesday, Sept. 22, at approximately 11 a.m., members of the Greenbrier County Sheriff’s Office and White Sulphur Springs Police Department responded to a reported stabbing on Hamilton Addition Road...

WVa lowers vaccination rates because some data counted twice

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's coronavirus vaccination figures were adjusted sharply lower Wednesday after a problem was identified with data from a federal contractor whose numbers had been double counted. After the error was discovered, the state’s health data was changed to show that 63.7% of people over age 12 have received at least one dose of the vaccine instead of the 74.3% previously reported. The state’s dashboard continued to list the percentage of those 12 and older who...

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McVey appointed WVa insurance commissioner, successor named

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Allan L. McVey has been appointed as West Virginia's insurance commissioner. Gov. Jim Justice announced McVey's appointment Wednesday. McVey fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Jim Dodrill. McVey served as insurance commissioner from March 2017 until his appointment as the Department of Administration's cabinet secretary in January 2019. To fill McVey's Department of Administration post, Justice has appointed Mary Jane Pickens as acting secretary. Pickens has served either as the department's deputy or acting...

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Man stabs two with Samurai sword

On Wednesday, Sept. 22, at approximately 11 a.m., members of the Greenbrier County Sheriff’s Office and White Sulphur Springs Police Department responded to a reported stabbing on Hamilton Addition Road near White Sulphur Springs. Upon arrival, officers would determine that Chester E. Brandon III, 41, of White Sulphur Springs, utilized a Samurai sword and stabbed Shawn Martin, 31, and Brenda Brooks, 57. Brooks and Martin, also of White Sulphur Springs, were transported to medical facilities for treatment of injuries sustained....

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Parsons City Council Recognizes Bright For Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

By: Cassady Rosenblum The Parsons City Council met running through an unusually light agenda. The councilmembers approved the prior month’s expenses totaling $110, 251.23, and recognized Roxanne Bright, who has been promoting ovarian cancer awareness through the “Turn The Towns Teal Campaign.” Via the campaign, volunteers such as Bright tie teal ribbons throughout town with

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Report reveals West Virginia spends 12th most on welfare

Public welfare encompasses a variety of federal, state, and local programs, including Social Security and TANF, which offer direct assistance to eligible populations, Medicaid and Medicare, which offer healthcare to low-income and elderly populations, unemployment insurance, and other important support to Americans. In the last 20 years alone, state and local welfare spending has more than tripled, rising from $233 billion nationally in 2000 to $743 billion in 2019. As a share of total spending, welfare spending has risen from...

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