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US home building up in March after frigid winter

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U.S. home construction rose moderately in March as builders resumed work at the end of a frigid winter. More>>

Wheeling Police Increasing Patrols Around Area Banks After Three Robberies in Three Weeks Video included

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Wheeling Police Chief Shawn Schwertfeger admits he is worried about the recent crime trend after a third Wheeling-area bank was robbed in a three-week period. More>>

US factory output extended solid gains in March

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U.S. factory output rose further last month, extending strong growth from February after harsh weather had caused production to tumble in January. More>>

Global volume for soda falls for first time in at least a decade

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Coca-Cola sold more drinks in the first quarter, but it wasn't because of soda. More>>

WV American Water: No trace of MCHM in treatment plant

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After some allegations of crude MCHM remaining in the water treatment plant, West Virginia American Water said April 14 samples have come back at non-detect levels.


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LATEST: Victims identified in small plane crash in Eastern Kanawha County Video included

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Two people who died after a small plane crashed just before 5 p.m. on April 11, near the Riverside area of Kanawha County, WV, have been identified.
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Huntington Art Walk to observe second anniversary April 17

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Art Walk turns businesses within Pullman Square and along Third and Fourth avenues, into galleries with visiting artists displaying their work from 5-9 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month. More>>

Rite Aid to close Poca, WV distribution center in 2016

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Rite Aid spokeswoman Ashley Flower tells media outlets that the company is focusing on improving operating efficiency. More>>

Putting down phones to raise money

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Members of the WVU Tech women's soccer team recently participated in a digital campaign from the United Nations Children's Fund to raise money and provide clean water to children throughout the world. More>>

WV city moves to purchase historic theater

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The Rose Garden Theatre on Clarksburg's West Pike Street, formerly known as the Robinson Grand, will get new life as a regional cultural arts center.  More>>

Thrasher acquires Blackwood

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The Thrasher Group Inc. has acquired Fairmont-based architectural and planning firm Blackwood Associates Inc. More>>

Main Street Kingwood's business district stays busy

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Business is booming again in Kingwood's downtown business district. More>>

Farmers market expands to healthy living collaborative

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Morgan's Grove Market is setting its sights beyond typical farmers market offerings such as locally grown produce and homemade baked goods. More>>

Workers at schools for deaf and blind prepare to picket

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A second meeting within as many weeks was hosted by child care workers and union representatives to discuss their fate as employees of the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind in Romney. More>>

Banks now targeting ‘mass affluent'

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JPMorgan Chase is making an especially aggressive push to attract customers that make up the nation's "Richest 10 Percent" and is gaining market share, according to industry experts.  More>>

Industry to push again for pooling in natural gas shales

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An industry push to allow pooling in natural gas-rich shale formations died in the recently concluded sessions of the state Legislature, but supporters vow to try again. More>>

Coldwater Creek files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

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Coldwater Creek Inc. announced April 11 the company and all of its U.S. subsidiaries have filed for bankruptcy. More>>

Beckley physician to talk sports trauma at symposium in Florida

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This weekend a doctor from Beckley will be headed to a Jacksonville, FL to talk about sports medicine. Dr. Jim Kyle is an emergency physician. He will be at the 4th Annual First Coast Sports Injury Symposium. More>>

WV Small Business Week award winners announced

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The U.S. Small Business administration has announced its 2014 WV Small Business Week award winners. More>>

At-home mothers on the rise, new research shows

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The rising cost of child care is among likely reasons for a rise in the number of women staying home full-time with their children. More>>

Construction firms worried about worker shortage

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The construction industry says it's in danger of running short on workers to keep up with the demand for building projects. More>>

Summer gas price expected to dip 1 cent

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Drivers will get the slightest of breaks on gasoline prices this summer, according to the Energy Department. More>>

James River Coal Files Bankruptcy

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James River Coal Company announced April 7 the company and its subsidiaries have filed voluntary petitions for reorganization. More>>

Car rental companies ramping up exotic offerings

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Some of the biggest car rental companies have added the finest cars money can buy to their fleets. More>>

Premier completes acquisition of Bank of Gassaway

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Premier's parent, Huntington-based Premier Financial Bancorp, Inc. said Monday that the deal was completed at the close of business on Friday. More>>

Steady, not spectacular: US jobs up 192K in March

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U.S. employers added jobs at a solid pace in March and hired more in January and February than previously thought. More>>

MoneySmart Week offers activities

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AARP West Virginia and the AARP Foundation have partnered with more than 20 organizations to promote financial health during 2014 West Virginia MoneySmart Week, which is April 5-12. More>>

Former glass factory property gets new owner

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Henry Rithner was pensive as he stood in front of the former Brooke Glass factory in Wellsburg, a property steeped in more than a century of his family's history. More>>

Winter not a winner for WV realtors

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Months of heavy snowfall, an environmental emergency and questions about government policy have contributed to the winter doldrums for West Virginia's real estate market. More>>

Weirton strip club's license revocation stands

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The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has upheld a Kanawha County Circuit Court order affirming the state Alcohol Beverage Control Administration's decision to revoke the license of a Weirton strip club. More>>

Tamarack welcomes new artisans

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Twice a year Tamarack, hosts an artisan jury session to allow more fine craft and fine art artisans to sell their products at the facility. More>>

DHG Search Advisors opens Charleston office

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DHG Search Advisors is poised to serve the West Virginia market now with its new office in the Chase Tower at 707 Virginia St. East in Charleston. More>>

Habitat for Humanity helps build energy-efficient home

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Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Panhandle works with families throughout Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan counties to provide them with affordable houses. More>>

Timeline of the veto for House Bill 4588

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In the face of a potential political shift, many have asked when the veto was written for House Bill 4588, known as the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which passed by an overwhelming majority of the West Virginia Legislature. More>>

Locally produced opiate abuse prevention film earns prestigious honor

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An opiate abuse prevention film developed through a partnership between the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of West Virginia and Huntington Police has received the prestigious bronze Telly award. More>>

Waste not: Nothing goes to waste at Toyota's Buffalo plant

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Just as impressive as its bottom line is the way the Buffalo plant has been a good neighbor, environmentally and philanthropically. More>>

Touch-A-Truck fundraiser started with cold calls

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For four years, three Morgantown women have led a convoy of trucks to West Virginia UniversityColiseum to fight cancer. More>>

Craft workshops set at Cedar Lakes

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Cedar Lakes in Jackson County is a year-round destination for craft and music lovers from across the country. More>>

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