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CHARLESTON - During the special legislative session, West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner has encouraged the governor to include the opportunity for the Secretary of State's Office to use incoming special revenue to his office that exceeds the costs of Business Division services to cover the cost of upgrading the Statewide Voter Registration System (SRVS).

LOGAN - School board members from Kanawha, Logan, Mason, Mingo and Wayne counties gathered May 15 for a regional meeting of the West Virginia School Board Association at Chief Logan State Park.

It was a down year as a whole for Logan County High School softball.

No team made it as far as the regional tournament, and Chapmanville Regional High School, the most successful county team in recent years, saw its string of reaching three straight Class AA state championship games and state tourneys come to an end.

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MORGANTOWN - Junior right-handed pitcher Alek Manoah of the No. 17 West Virginia University baseball team has been named one of 26 semifinalists for the Dick Howser Trophy, the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) announced on Thursday.

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LYNCHBURG, Va. - Marshall University avoided elimination Friday at the National Invitational Softball Championship with a pair of victories.

Opinion

Do you remember that old song in Vacation Bible School that said, "I've got the joy, joy, joy, joy, down in my heart?" Well, I do agree that humanity is searching as hard as they can to find contentment and desperately longs to discover peace, but rebellion and the lack of knowledge is preventing them from having it.

Whether it is driven by a topic of public policy, politics or something that perplexes me, I tend to let the words of my opinion pieces roll around in my brain for some time before moving my thoughts to text. While this submission is no different, it is also connected to the strong reaction, both mostly positive and somewhat negatively, to some recent thoughts I shared with your newspaper, titled, "Getting a much better understanding of West Virginia."

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