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West Virginia flood victims frustrated over FEMA denial

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Residents affected by an August flood that hit a West Virginia county are frustrated that federal emergency aid is not coming. Rhonda Hudson's Kanawha County home took on more than a foot of water when a nearby creek flooded on Aug. 15. Hudson told WCHS-TV she is living out of bags and boxes and using electric heaters to stay warm. “It has been miserable,” Hudson said. “I mean every day it’s been like, ‘What am I going to...

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Boum, Nunge lead Xavier’s rally past West Virginia 84-74

CINCINNATI (AP) — Souley Boum scored 23 points, Jack Nunge added 17 points and 14 rebounds, and Xavier defeated West Virginia 84-74 in the Big East-Big 12 Battle on Saturday night. Boum, coming off an all-tournament performance at the Phil Knight Legacy, added seven assists and four rebounds. He attempted only eight shots but made 11 of 14 free throws. After trailing 43-36 at halftime, Xavier made a push early in the second half and took a 56-55 lead on...

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Amber Alert suspect fatally shot by police in West Virginia

PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia State Police fatally shot a suspect in an Amber Alert, authorities said Friday. Police were alerted by Louisiana authorities to be on the lookout for a suspect who was wanted on charges of murder and child abduction, a statement from state police said. Authorities located him on Interstate 77 in Mercer County and when they approached the vehicle, the man fired at officers, the statement said. One trooper returned fire and the suspect was...

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W.Va. GOP increases majority as Dem lawmaker flips parties

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — One of a shrinking number of Democrats in the West Virginia Legislature announced Thursday that he is changing his party affiliation to Republican. Sen. Glenn Jeffries of Putnam County said he is leaving the Democratic party, increasing Republicans' control of the state Senate to 31 of its 34 seats come January. This year, Senate Republicans occupied 23 seats to the Democrats' 11. That means Republicans will hold a total of 119 out of 134 positions in...

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Big 12 coaches tab Duggan, Anudike-Uzomah as top players

IRVING, Texas (AP) — TCU quarterback Max Duggan was named the Big 12's offensive player of the year Wednesday by the league's coaches, and Kansas State end Felix Anudike-Uzomah was picked as the top defensive player. Those players will face each other Saturday when the third-ranked Horned Frogs (13-0) play No. 13 Kansas State (9-3) in the Big 12 championship game. Sonny Dykes was selected coach of the year by his peers after TCU became the first Big 12 team...

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“The Blue” Nears Restoration Completion

The Blue Sulphur Springs Pavilion as of last month. (Photo courtesy of the Friends of the Blue). By Sarah Richardson After months of hard work and significant fundraising, the Friends of the Blue announced last month that the Blue Sulphur Springs Pavilion is starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel with its extensive restoration. “The Friends of the Blue and everyone who appreciates the Blue Sulphur Springs Pavilion have much to be thankful for this year...

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Brighten Christmas for Area Families through Penny Pitch

Christmas will be difficult for many local families this year. Your donation to Penny Pitch can help make it a little brighter for some of these families. Interviews that determine the needs for the families who have applied are completed, and those who receive help will be notified soon. Penny Pitch is about helping people who need a boost right now. We want the children to have something at Christmas, and we want them to have warm clothes for the...

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County Commission Prepares for Substantial Broadband Project

Gov. Jim Justice recently announced the approval of $55.3 million in GigReady and Major Broadband Project Strategies Program (MBPS) funds to broadband infrastructure across the state, which included a momentous Greenbrier Broadband Expansion Project that will bring approximately 176 miles of fiber to over 5,000 addresses located within Greenbrier County at a cost of $17,254,651. The project team consists of the Greenbrier County Commission, the West Virginia Development Office, Citynet as the Internet Service Provider (ISP), and Thompson & Litton...

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Angel Tree Installed at Greenbrier Valley Airport

There will be a candlelight vigil at the Angel Tree on Monday, Dec. 26, at 6 p.m. in the airport. By Adam Pack The Greenbrier County Angel Tree, now in its 12th year, is up once again at Greenbrier Valley Airport. The tree, positioned across from the entrance to Mi Tequila Mexican Restaurant, is adorned with ornaments paying homage to lost loved ones. Previously located at the Greenbrier Valley Mall, the tree was moved to the airport several years ago....

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