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West Virginia’s Urban Deer Hunting Programs provide for the less fortunate

West Virginia’s Urban Deer Hunting Programs provide for the less fortunate

By: Amit Batra, Taylor Eaton and Will Hirsch For years, hunting has been an integral part of the West Virginia community. For hunters around Morgantown, in addition to recreation, hunting offers a way to give back to the community. The Urban Deer Archery Hunt program...5:17 pm December 2, 2013

A Safe Haven

By Nicole Linder, Ashley Hite and Charles Richardson West Virginia University Student Government Association passed a resolution to create a new lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and questioning center on campus. “I think the creation of the center will help demonstrate to the community that WVU...2:17 pm November 5, 2013

Service League of Morgantown uses Old Stone House to give back to the community

  By: Joe Cooper, Devin Dye and Dan Krotz The Old Stone House at 313 Chestnut St. in Morgantown is the oldest standing stone structure in Monongalia County. It entered the National Register of Historic Sites in 1972, but since 1935, the Service League of...5:28 pm November 3, 2013

WVU Women’s Soccer program making big moves in the Big 12

By: Amit Batra, Will Hirsch, and Taylor Eaton The West Virginia Women’s Soccer team wrapped up the 2013 season with a 13-3-2 record and its second consecutive Big 12 regular season title. The squad has been one of the most successful programs for the Mountaineer faithful in...2:51 am November 3, 2013
Children’s Discovery Museum of Morgantown launches hands-on science exhibit

Children’s Discovery Museum of Morgantown launches hands-on science exhibit

By Kristen Basham and Tiet Tran Tucked away in the old, nearly abandoned, Mountaineer Mall sits a facility full of robots, nanotechnology and inquisitive explorers.  This isn’t a science laboratory though, it’s a children’s museum. The Children’s Discovery Museum of West Virginia hosts a variety...12:39 am October 30, 2013

Morgantown’s Clean Community Concept responsible for dramatic increases in recycling

By: Branford Marks, Caroline Szwed, Joe Nelson In all of 2012, Republic Services, the recycling company that serves Monongalia County, collected approximately ninety tons of recycling within Morgantown city limits. Since, January of 2013, Republic has collected 659.46 tons of recycling for the city. The increase...9:12 pm October 27, 2013
Morgantown Fire Department and WVU students to promote fire safety in community

Morgantown Fire Department and WVU students to promote fire safety in community

By Kristen Basham and Tiet Tran The Morgantown Fire Department and West Virginia University are teaming up in October to promote fire safety in and around Morgantown. The MFD received the Fire Prevention and Safety Grant from the Michael H. Minger Foundation. The grant will...12:59 pm October 3, 2013

A Gentle Art

By Megan Funkhouser and Dustin Hooks With his shaved head and gauged ear lobes, Neale Hoerle looks more like someone who hurts bad guys in movies than a man devoted to helping children. Hoerle is a Jiu Jitsu champion and the owner of Anu Academy...7:19 pm May 31, 2013
Can Morgantown officials ban trucks clogging downtown roads?

Can Morgantown officials ban trucks clogging downtown roads?

By Bryan Popkin, Kelsea Lynch and Stephen Sleeper For years, Morgantown residents have complained about the large trucks that clog traffic downtown as they rumble by on Beechurst Avenue and Walnut Street on their way to deliver coal and gravel to the coal-powered plant on...11:10 pm April 4, 2013
Will Morgantown's late-night food trucks be rolled out of town?

Will Morgantown’s late-night food trucks be rolled out of town?

By Stephanie Aikin, Karissa Blackburn and Joshua Young When Burke Manning and his family opened The Pita Pit on High Street in 2006, he says there was just one street vendor, a guy who sold hot dogs in the same spot for 15 years.  Then...3:53 pm April 4, 2013
Air pollution in Morgantown is reaching dangerous levels

Air pollution in Morgantown is reaching dangerous levels

By Laura Clark, Kelsea Lynch, and Matthew Fouty If you walk down Beechurst Avenue on a daily basis, you’re taking your life in your hands — and it has nothing to do with getting hit by a car.  Your health is being compromised daily by...10:24 pm February 28, 2013
Members of popular Morgantown band make sacrifices now for success later

Members of popular Morgantown band make sacrifices now for success later

By: Brad Eichenseer, Kyleigh Razmic and Hunter Homistek Most afternoons, Matt Marion, a recent graduate of West Virginia University, can be found taking orders and tossing dough at the Mountain State Brewing Company in Morgantown. A trained professional in the field of public relations, Marion...11:32 pm February 27, 2013