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Fraternity Revokes Chapter at West Virginia University

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A fraternity has revoked its chapter at West Virginia University, citing multiple violations of alcohol and risk management policies. WBOY-TV reports the national Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity’s board of directors unanimously voted to revoke the WVU chapter’s charter following an investigation. SigEp CEO Brian Warren’s statement says the national headquarters provided support… Read More

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Businesses in 3 W.Va. Counties Eligible for Disaster Loans

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WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — The U.S. Small Business Administration says small businesses in three West Virginia counties are eligible for economic injury disaster loans as a result of excessive rain and flooding earlier this year. The agency said Brooke, Hancock and Ohio counties in the Northern Panhandle are eligible because they’re contiguous to one or… Read More

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Public Forums on Substance Use Response Plan Set in W.Va.

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Public forums will be held starting this week on a statewide response to substance use in West Virginia. The first will be Tuesday at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center. Other forums are scheduled for Wednesday at the West Virginia University-Parkersburg campus, Oct. 21 at the University of Charleston student union ballroom… Read More

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W.Va. School Suspends Sorority Over Drug, Hazing Claims

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – A Marshall University has suspended a sorority over allegations of illegal drug use and hazing. The university on Thursday announced a cease-and-desist order against the Delta Upsilon chapter of Delta Zeta, suspending all chapter actives, meetings and social events. University President Jerome Gilbert says the university is now investigating the allegations…. Read More

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Crowd Mostly Favors Bill to Redesignate New River Gorge

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FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. (AP) – A bill to redesignate the New River Gorge National River in West Virginia as the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve got a mostly favorable response during the first public meeting on the proposal. News outlets report some expressed concerns about the amount of hunting land that would be withdrawn… Read More

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W.Va. Family Treatment Courts Draw More than $900K in Grants

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Two grants totaling more than $900,000 are supporting new West Virginia Family Treatment Courts aimed at helping children and parents affected by substance use disorders. The four courts were authorized by a new law this year. A state Supreme Court news release says they’re set up to protect children and help… Read More