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  • Living in Trump Country, USA

    10/21/2017 8:35:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    American ^ | October 21, 2017 | Lloyd Marcus
    For those of you who haven't heard, Mary and I moved from Florida to a tiny town in West Virginia to be closer to our parents. We are experiencing wonderful culture shock. I am not a fan of the winding mountain roads. Supermarket and hardware stores are over 20 miles away. And yet, we unexpectedly love our new heavenly haven of Americana. I am one of around 20 blacks in the population of 500. Everyone from the town hall to the bank, post office and country store knew we were the Marcuses who "bought the white house". Virginia brought us...
  • Division of Highways looking to fill 500 jobs for new road projects (West Virginia0

    10/19/2017 10:00:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    WCHS-TV ^ | October 18, 2017 | Kalea Gunderson
    CHARLESTON, WV (WCHS/WVAH) — The road bond has passed, and jobs are ready to be filled in the Division of Highways before those projects get started. The road projects under the amendment are expected to create thousands of jobs throughout the next several years, but there are about 500 that need filled now in the Division of Highways. Right now the positions vary from inspectors for road and bridges, licensed commercial drivers, transportation workers, engineers, human resources representatives, finance and maintenance workers. The Department of Transportation is in the recruitment process now and they anticipate that the list of 30...
  • Del. Martin: 160 new jobs to Lewis County through oilfield services company (West Virginia)

    10/10/2017 9:02:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Exponent Telegram ^ | October 10, 2017 | Staff
    JANE LEW— Fountain Quail Energy Services is bringing more than 160 new jobs to Lewis County as part of a new field office the oilfield services company is opening in the Jane Lew Industrial Park, according to Del. Patrick Martin, R-Lewis. “This is great news for our region and state,” Martin said. “When I learned that Fountain Quail was looking to open an office, the Jane Lew Industrial Park location seemed like an ideal fit, and I reached out to company officials to encourage them to consider it. While they looked at sites in other states, in the end Fountain...
  • Melania Trump tours West Virginia infant drug rehab center

    10/10/2017 7:22:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Japan Times ^ | October 11, 2017 | The Associated Press
    HUNTINGTON, WEST VIRGINIA – First lady Melania Trump offered her support to those dealing with the nation’s opioid epidemic while touring a drug recovery center for infants Tuesday in West Virginia, the state with the highest rate of babies born dependent on drugs. Lily’s Place, the first of its kind in the nation, works with addicted mothers’ newborns who are enduring the torment of drug withdrawal. It also offers treatment to parents. “I want to be here to support you and give a voice to Lily’s Place and also for the opioid epidemic,” the first lady said during a roundtable...
  • First Lady Melania Trump Visits Opioid Addicted Infants in Hard Hit West Virginia Community

    10/10/2017 6:20:36 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 21 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 10 Oct 2017 | PENNY STARR
    First lady Melania Trump traveled to Huntington, West Virginia, on Tuesday to visit a drug treatment center specializing in helping infants suffering from neonatal abstinence syndrome after exposure to opioids while in their mother’s womb. Trump visited Lily’s Place, a non-profit drug treatment center where these babies are being treated. “The statistic that 40 percent of babies born addicted to drugs are put into foster care is one that Mrs. Trump would like to see lowered, and Lily’s Place was created with that in mind,” Stephanie Grisham, spokesperson for the first lady, said in an interview with CNN. Every 25...
  • Melania Trump is Visiting Huntington, WV Today

    10/10/2017 10:41:44 AM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    WOWK 13 NEWS ^ | October 10, 2017 | WOWK
    HUNTINGTON, WV (AP) - First Lady Melania Trump is coming to West Virginia to visit a drug treatment facility for infants born to addicted mothers. West Virginia Congressman Evan Jenkins says he's grateful that Trump will bring attention to Lily's Place in Huntington on Tuesday, October 10th, 2017.
  • Swedish man arrested for kidnapping 12-year-old West Virginia girl

    10/08/2017 7:46:45 PM PDT · by Morgana · 38 replies
    WOWK 13 NEWS ^ | October 8, 2017 | WOWK
    BLUEFIELD, W. Va. (WVNS) – A man from Sweden is in jail after deputies said he kidnapped and sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl from Bluefield. Simon Apell, 19-years-old, is charged with kidnapping, intent to seduce a minor, soliciting a minor via computer and sexual assault third degree. Mercer County Deputies said Apell has no ties to the United States other than flying in to Charlotte, North Carolina and then driving to Bluefield to specifically meet the young girl.
  • UPDATE: Family holding onto hope for return of missing Huntington man (West Virginia)

    10/03/2017 12:23:22 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    wsaz ^ | October 2 2017 | wsaz
    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) – UPDATE 10/2/17 @ 2:55 p.m. A family remains on edge as all they can do is worry and wait for some kind of news about a missing loved one. It's been a week since 81-year-old Billy M Jordan went missing from his home on Piedmont Road in Huntington. His family says he has dementia and numerous health problems that may have caused him to wonder off.
  • Capito to Amazon: ‘Please come to W.Va.’

    09/17/2017 6:10:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Journal ^ | September 17, 2017 | Jim McConville
    CHARLESTON — West Virginia House Delegate Moore Capito is asking Seattle-based Amazon to add the Mountain State to its short list of location candidates for its second corporate headquarters. Capito, R-Kanawha, has sent a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos asking he consider placing West Virginia on his “top locations to choose from” list. Amazon recently announced plans to invest $5 billion to build a second North American headquarters that would be called “Amazon HQ2,” which could potentially create up to 50,000 jobs. Delegate Capito said West Virginia could be an ideal fit for Amazon’s vision, because the company could...
  • URGENT ACTION NEEDED: Help Keep Men Out Of Women’s Bathrooms(West Virginia)

    09/09/2017 5:54:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies ^ | Sept, 9, 2017 | staff
    The Family Policy Council in West Virginia has put out an urgent call for help keeping men out of women’s bathrooms in Fairmont. According to an email by the group, the Fairmont City Council will be holding a special meeting on Tuesday night. “The meeting is a public hearing on the ‘Men in Ladies’ Rooms’ ordinance,” the email reads. “The controversy is the proposed city ordinance will allow men into private spaces reserved for women, like gym showers and bathrooms.” To combat this disgusting proposed change, the Family Policy Council in West Virginia is asking that those willing email the...
  • Atlanta firm to create 300 jobs at South Charleston-based regional tech park (West Virginia)

    08/28/2017 2:06:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Metro News ^ | August 28, 2017 | Staff
    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — An Atlanta-based sales and marketing firm plans to locate in the West Virginia Regional Technology Park in South Charleston with plans to create as many as 300 new jobs. Officials with N3 were on hand for the announcement in Monday afternoon along with tech park, state officials and U.S. Senator Joe Manchin. “The WV Regional Technology Park is a perfect fit for N3 and our growing business — its proximity to excellent colleges and universities, and being located in the heart of the Kanawha Valley, will help us recruit the talent we need to serve our...
  • Charleston (W.Va.) Police Investigate Black Live Matter Graffiti

    08/22/2017 10:13:52 AM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    WOWK TV NEWS 13 ^ | August 22, 2017 | Craig Poole, Digital Content Manager
    CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - The Charleston Police Department is investigating an overnight graffiti crime where Black Lives Matter was spray painted on multiple buildings. According to Charleston Police, the graffiti was spray painted on the Clay Center and Fox’s Pizza on Ruffner Avenue near Smith Street. Police say they believe the crimes are linked because the paint color matches and the writing style is similar.
  • In West Virginia, Trump Hails Conservatism and a New G.O.P. Governor (Jim Justice)

    08/03/2017 8:34:50 PM PDT · by Innovative · 41 replies
    NY Times ^ | Aug. 3, 2017 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR and JONATHAN MARTIN
    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Bragging about keeping his promises on immigration, the economy, the environment and crime, President Trump celebrated on Thursday with a raucous West Virginia crowd as the state’s Democratic governor announced that he will switch to the Republican Party. With Gov. Jim Justice by his side, Mr. Trump hailed stock market records and the growth of coal income in West Virginia. And he delivered a lengthy critique of the federal investigations of his campaign’s ties to Russia, calling the matter “a fake story that is demeaning to all of us.”
  • West Virginia Governor to Switch from Democrat to Republican (At Trump Rally)

    08/03/2017 4:08:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 3, 2017 | Jonathan Martin and Michael D. Shear
    Gov. Jim Justice of West Virginia, a Democrat who was elected last year even as President Trump carried the state by 42 points, is expected to announce Thursday night at a rally with Mr. Trump that he is changing parties, according to three sources familiar with the plans. Speaking to reporters in the White House Thursday, Mr. Trump promised “a very big announcement” at a gathering in Huntington, W.V., that is expected to draw thousands of supporters from across Appalachia, a region that gave Mr. Trump some of the largest margins of his election. Mr. Justice, a billionaire coal and...
  • West Virginia's Democratic governor will flip to Republican party

    08/03/2017 1:02:03 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 3, 2017 | REID WILSON
    West Virginia's Democratic Gov. Jim Justice will announce he is switching parties at a rally with President Trump on Thursday. Justice, a coal magnate and the wealthiest man in the state, first won office last year.
  • Trump to rally supporters in West Virginia on Thursday (August 3rd)

    07/28/2017 3:29:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 28, 2017 | Melissa Quinn
    President Trump will return to West Virginia next week for a campaign-style rally, his re-election campaign announced Friday. The event will be held at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington, West Virginia, on Thursday. Trump has attended a number of campaign-style rallies so far this year, speaking to supporters in Florida, Iowa, Pennsylvania, and, most recently Ohio. The president and first lady Melania Trump appeared at the Make America Great Again Rally in Youngstown, Ohio, on Tuesday.
  • Heartbreaking reason man with cerebral palsy is sharing footage of himself crawling to his car...

    07/24/2017 3:43:36 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies ^ | July 24, 2017 | Harry Kemble
    FULL TITLE: Heartbreaking reason man with cerebral palsy is sharing footage of himself crawling to his car before work Patrick Stubblefield is sharing the footage of him climbing into his vehicle to raise awareness about accessibility for wheelchair users A 30-year-old man with cerebral palsy is sharing footage of himself crawling to his car to go to work for a heartbreaking reason. In the footage, Patrick Stubblefield, can be seen climbing into his vehicle after apparently using his arms to clamber down steps outside his home. He is bravely sharing the clip to raise awareness about accessibility for wheelchair users....
  • Justice excited about Trump's visit to West Virginia

    07/23/2017 1:47:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Herald-Disptach | July 23, 2017
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  • Superheroes help lay 15-year-old girl to rest who fought courageous cancer battle

    06/09/2017 10:35:10 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies ^ | June 8, 2017 | LESLIE RUBIN
    LOGAN, W.V. (WCHS/WVAH) — Superheroes helped lay a 15-year-old Logan County High School student to rest who fought a courageous battle against brain cancer. "Us being here today, it's not about us," said John Buckland, who plays Batman with Heroes 4 Higher. "It's about celebrating Shyanna's life." A life full of courage and strength that family and friends said Shyanna Workman, of Logan, West Virginia, exuberated every day of her 15 years on Earth.
  • A mother's solace: A letter from a World War I enemy

    06/03/2017 8:30:49 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 19 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | April 2O, 2015 | Patrick OGran
    In 1922, four years after her American son was killed in action in World War I, Sallie Maxwell Bennett received a letter from Emil Merkelbach, a German officer who had fought against her son in the battle that ended his life. "You will look upon my writing, no doubt, as something unusual, and rightly so, for it is indeed not exactly usual for a former enemy of his own accord to report about his opponent in the World War. I was myself a German officer in the World War." Emil Merkelbach was the leader of a German balloon squadron stationed...