Paul Rice, operator of Rice’s Orchard on Mount Fairview Road atop Iron’s Mountain Road, plants a field of white corn seeds earlier this week as his dog, Lady, keeps close watch. The corn planter places one seed about every 10 inches.
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Researchers studying Western Md. growth of American chestnut tree
If you ever wanted to own an American chestnut tree — purebred, no hybrids here — or had a hankering to be a citizen scientist, your opportunity will take place at the Appalachian Laboratory in Frostburg on May 3.
FDA proposal to regulate e-cigarettes treads lightly
The federal government’s move to regulate e-cigarettes is a leap into the unknown.
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State divvies up $10 million for pothole repair
Maryland’s 23 counties and Baltimore City are sharing a pot of $10 million in state funding to fix potholes and repair roadways damaged by this year’s harsh winter weather.
Ku Klux Klan planning Saturday courthouse rally
A public rally by the Ku Klux Klan is planned for Saturday in front of the courthouse on Washington Street.
Firefighters making progress in Wills Mountain wildfire
Active fire operations in the Wills Mountain fire were concluded by day’s end Thursday, according to Glen Bell, public information officer of the Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry.
Three Keyser High scholar-athletes vye for Church award
Keyser High School seniors Alexis Marie Carr, Hayley Foster and Kathryn L. Tasker are the 2014 nominees for the 23rd Katharine Church Award.
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W.Va. Supreme Court reinstates man’s murder convictions
The West Virginia Supreme Court has reinstated a man’s first-degree murder convictions for the 1982 slayings of two people in Marion County, ruling that a lower court erred when it granted him a new trial.
Major oil and gas firm to list fracking chemicals
A major supplier to the oil and gas industry says it will begin disclosing 100 percent of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing fluid, with no exemptions for trade secrets. The move by Baker Hughes of Houston is a shift for a major firm; it’s unclear if others will follow suit.
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