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HUNTINGTON - Marshall University men's basketball head coach Dan D'Antoni officially welcomed recruits Jeremy Dillon and Cam Brooks-Harris to the Thundering Herd on Thursday.

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HUNTINGTON - Marshall University first-season women's basketball head coach Tony Kemper signed his first two recruits.

HUNTINGTON - The Tony Kemper era got off to a strong start for Marshall University's women's basketball program.

The Thundering Herd used an 11-0 run in the first quarter to jump out quickly and never looked back en route to a 90-45 win over Longwood University in the season-opener for both teams at the Cam Henderson Center on Friday night.

HUNTINGTON - Protesters carrying signs with photos of people who've died from opioid overdoses gathered outside drug distributor Cardinal Health's annual shareholders meeting Wednesday in Dublin, Ohio, days after the CEO of the powerful drug firm announced his intentions to step down from his role this year.

As it did in its charity exhibition game against Albany on Oct. 28, West Virginia once again mainly relied on jump shooting to score its points.

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MORGANTOWN - West Virginia University forward Teana Muldrow has been named a candidate for the inaugural Cheryl Miller Award, presented to the top small forward in women's basketball, as announced by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA).

HUNTINGTON - For Marshall University football, Saturday night was about overcoming adversity.

In a bigger perspective, the game was about honoring those people who died, including 37 football players, in the Nov. 14, 1970, plane crash and also those who had made sure the program kept moving forward.

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PINEVILLE - Pineville Youth Basketball League is ready to start another season. PYB is a local interleague basketball organization for kids ages 4-15.

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The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org.

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NEW RICHMOND - Students at both Westside and Wyoming East high schools were given the opportunity to register to vote over the past two weeks. Lee Dean, a representative of the Secretary of State's Office, traveled to Wyoming County to register students to vote.

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CHARLESTON - Gov. Jim Justice and first lady Cathy Justice are inviting all West Virginians to honor the state's military men and women and first responders by submitting photos to be showcased on the two recognition trees located in the Governor's Reception Room during the upcoming holiday season.

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MORGANTOWN - West Virginia University men's basketball coach Bob Huggins has announced that Andrew "Drew" Gordon has signed a national letter of intent for the 2018-19 academic year.

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GREEN BANK, W.Va. - The National Science Foundation is evaluating options for West Virginia's Green Bank Observatory, ranging from collaboration with outside partners to continue its science and education mission to demolishing it.

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PINEVILLE - The New to You Thrift Shop on Main Street in downtown Pineville will host a Christmas Open House from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1.

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PINEVILLE - As many readers know, the Pineville Independent Herald recently relocated its office from the old location on Appalachian Highway to Main Avenue beside Charlie's Pharmacy. During the move, staff discovered thousands of pictures dating back as far as the 1950s.

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PINEVILLE - Students all over the county held Veterans Day programs to honor those in their communities who have served their country. Pineville Middle School SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) students honored veterans with a program accompanied with a thank you card and a pin to show their appreciation.

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PINEVILLE - The Upsilon Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority held a meeting and Halloween Social on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at the home of Donna Musgrave in Pineville.

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HUNTINGTON - State and local officials are heralding the announcement that West Virginia has entered into an agreement with China Energy Investment Corp. Ltd. for the company to invest $83.7 billion in shale gas development and chemical manufacturing in West Virginia over 20 years.

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CHARLESTON - West Virginia lawmakers and officials agreed Thursday that an agreement with China Energy Investment Corp. Ltd. for the company to invest $83.7 billion in shale gas development and chemical manufacturing in West Virginia will be an economic boon the likes of which the state has never before seen.

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HUNTINGTON - The chairman of the West Virginia Republican Party is running for the U.S. House of Representatives in the 3rd District, which covers much of southern West Virginia.

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WASHINGTON - U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins, R-W.Va., will host mobile office hours during the month of November, during which his staff will be available to help Third District residents who need assistance with federal benefits, including Social Security, Medicare and disability. Constituents are encouraged to bring along documents they have received from federal agencies related to their issues. The congressman will not be in attendance.

WHEELING - Tourism Commissioner Chelsea Ruby told industry partners her office's new strategic plan is a "road map of where we're going and what we want to do" to make West Virginia a tourism hot spot.

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HUNTINGTON - For the first time, a person born after the Nov. 14, 1970, plane crash that claimed the lives of 75 Thundering Herd teammates, coaches, staff, supporters and flight crew members has been chosen to speak at the annual memorial of the tragic accident.

The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org.

BOCA RATON, Fla. - As Marshall quarterback Chase Litton spoke to media following the Herd's 30-25 loss to Florida Atlantic on Friday night, there were times he'd look up and over top of the throng of reporters while speaking.

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MORGANTOWN - The West Virginia University women's basketball team comes in at No. 13 in the AP Top 25 Preseason Women's Basketball Poll, released on Thursday.

NEW RICHMOND - Emotions were high as Friday was senior night for the Warriors, who were hoping to pull off one more win in the War Zone as they hosted the Liberty Raiders.

OCEANA - An Oceana man has been charged with grand larceny and nighttime burglary after caretakers reported the home of a person now living in an assisted living facility was burglarized.

MORGANTOWN - Bob Huggins' West Virginia Mountaineers are beginning the season ranked 11th in the country in the Associated Press's preseason Top 25 college basketball poll, released on Wednesday.

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CHARLESTON - The West Virginia Tourism Office on Wednesday reported it has obtained the rights to use "Take Me Home, Country Roads" in its marketing efforts.

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NEW RICHMOND - A local man lost his life in a house fire in the morning hours of Thursday, Nov. 2, in New Richmond. Volunteers from both the Pineville Volunteer Fire Department and the Mullens Volunteer Fire Department responded to the call. The state fire marshal later released information stating the home's owner, John McNulty, died in the fire.

PINEVILLE - The following information was provided by the Pineville Police Department. Arrests and citations are listed by issuing officer.

PINEVILLE - As many readers know, the Pineville Independent Herald recently relocated its office from the old location on Appalachian Highway to Main Avenue beside Charlie's Pharmacy. During the move, staff discovered thousands of pictures dating back as far as the 1950s.

MADISON, W.Va. - For decades, the number of volunteer firefighters has been falling, dropping by about 12 percent nationwide from 1984 to about 788,000 in 2014. In West Virginia, the decline has been even more pronounced, falling by about 20 percent in just the past decade.

PINEVILLE - The following arrests or citations were provided by records from the Wyoming County Sheriff's Department. These are organized according to issuing officer.

MULLENS - Do you remember in the 1990s when there were dances almost every Friday night at the American Legion Building in Mullens? Local kids and people in the community would deejay dances for the local youth to have something to do after football games in the area.

JESSE - The following arrests or citations were provided by records from the Jesse Dispatch of the West Virginia State Police.

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CHARLESTON - The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Public Health has announced a medical cannabis public online survey to gather information from patients who may be interested in obtaining medical cannabis.