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BC-WV--West Virginia News Digest, WV

January 1, 2019

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in West Virginia. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the Charleston bureau at (304) 346-0897 or chwpr@ap.org. John Raby is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at sstroud@ap.org. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. All times are Eastern. If circumstances change before 6 p.m., a new digest will be sent reflecting those developments.

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From AP Members:

EXCHANGE-CONTRACTOR RETIRES

FAIRMONT, W.Va. _ Decades after coming home from Vietnam, a West Virginia native and WVU graduate used his experiences from childhood and service overseas to write a novel. He spent many of his days working at May Brothers, a contracting company started in 1917, and he stayed with it throughout much of his life. By Eddie Trizzino, Times West Virginian.

EXCHANGE-INDIE BOOKSTORE

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. _ Larry Cavagnaro’s quest for books generally leads him in a cluster of colorful directions. “I kind of collect a little bit of everything,” said Cavagnaro, of Hedgesville, citing comic books along with books featuring role-playing games, surrealist art and other topics. By Michael Neary, The Journal. With AP Photos.

In Brief:

WET WEATHER-WEST VIRGINIA, from Charleston: Several West Virginia cities saw some of their wettest years on record in 2018.

UNEMPLOYMENT-COUNTIES, from Charleston: Unemployment rates rose in 26 of West Virginia’s 55 counties in November.

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