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    EXCLUSIVE: Alleged robbery victim is now "paranoid"

    EXCLUSIVE: Alleged robbery victim is now "paranoid"

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    InSummersCountythe Lilly Pad Bar in Hilldale was taken by surprise over the weekend.According to reports, two men allegedly walked into the bar with knives demanding money. Around1:00AMon Sundaythere were only two people in the entire bar, the bartender and a customer.Two men allegedly came in armed with knives. and tied up the customer and cut his hand.After that, deputies say the robbers took 7-8 thousand dollars from the bar. David Whitaker and the bartender were the only two in the bar o...
  • NEW DEVELOPMENTS: VDOT announces single lane closure in East River Mountain Tunnel on Wednesday night

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    Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:40 PM EDT2014-07-30 20:40:03 GMT
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  • Flag cut down at Raleigh County Public Library in Beckley

    Flag cut down at Raleigh County Public Library in Beckley

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:23 PM EDT2014-07-30 20:23:56 GMT
     The incident happened at midnight between Sunday, July 27 and Monday, July 28. Officials with the library said that a person stood outside the library a made sure that no one was inside at the time.
     The incident happened at midnight between Sunday, July 27 and Monday, July 28. Officials with the library said that a person stood outside the library a made sure that no one was inside at the time.

Graduation season is here.

Hard work is paying off as young people walk across the stage to receive their degree or their diploma.

As we send them into the world, we have to ask ourselves two questions.

Are we preparing them for the 21st Century workplace?

Are we giving them opportunities to have their own piece of the American Dream right here in West Virginia?

If the answer to either of these questions is no, then we're not doing our job and we're failing a generation and we're failing our state.