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Drug use in Putnam County targeted

HURRICANE, W.Va. — In 2013, about 24.4 percent of Putnam County 11th graders reported they drank alcohol in the last 30 days, according to a student survey.

About 14.6 percent reported they had used...

Drug use in Putnam County targeted

HURRICANE, W.Va. — In 2013, about 24.4 percent of Putnam County 11th graders reported they drank alcohol in the last 30 days, according to a student survey.

About 14.6 percent reported they had used...

Robbery suspect arrested with gun, drugs
Robbery suspect arrested with gun, drugs

POCA — An early morning trailer park robbery on Christmas Day in Poca ended with one man facing decades in prison. Police say they are also looking for another unnamed man from Poca who may be involved in the...

Study commissioned to grow Putnam tourism

HURRICANE, W.Va. – Overshadowed by the urbanity of Huntington and Charleston, Putnam County doesn’t quite have renown for a booming tourism industry.

The Putnam County Convention and Visitors Bureau is trying to find ways to shuck...

Flags to be lowered in honor of Putnam judge

Flags at the state Capitol Complex and in Putnam County will be lowered today in honor of a longtime Putnam County judge who died last week.

O.C. “Hobby” Spaulding was a circuit judge from 1992 to 2011, and served as a county...

Putnam gives tax break for FLSmidth to create 65 jobs

WINFIELD — An international manufacturing business will stay in Putnam County for the long haul, following a new tax deal.

The Putnam County Commission has unanimously approved a tax break worth more...

Nine counties get school building money; Kanawha, Putnam among those left out

The state School Building Authority approved roughly $5.6 million in funding for building projects in nine counties Monday out of a total of about 20 that...

Putnam school board seeks waiver from Common Core classes

WINFIELD — Putnam County secondary math teachers don’t like the structure of certain Common Core courses. And, they feel that their students aren’t getting the course material either.

Putnam County Board of Education members ...

Retired longtime Putnam judge Spaulding found dead
Retired longtime Putnam judge Spaulding found dead

Retired longtime Putnam County Circuit Court Judge O.C. “Hobby” Spaulding was found dead Wednesday night with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to State Police.

Spaulding, 69, was diagnosed with ALS, or amyotrophic lateral ...

Putnam woman tries to bring loaded gun onto Yeager flight
Putnam woman tries to bring loaded gun onto Yeager flight

A Putnam County woman was stopped, but not arrested, early Wednesday morning at Yeager Airport after she tried to bring a loaded handgun onto an airplane, according to the federal Transportation Security Administration.

Patricia Stewart, of...

State fire marshal’s departure puts education plans in question

The departure of a top West Virginia fire official — after serving two decades in the State Fire Marshal’s Office but only a few months as its official leader — has made new plans to increase fire safety uncertain.

State...

Eastbrook Elementary closing early

Eastbrook Elementary School in Teays Valley is closing at 1:15 p.m. today because of a sewage problem, Putnam County Schools spokeswoman Rudi Raynes said.

Raynes did not have further information immediately available.

Culloden man gets probation for trying to hit pregnant girlfriend with truck
Culloden man gets probation for trying to hit pregnant girlfriend with truck

A Culloden man was sentenced to three years probation Wednesday after pleading guilty in October to attempted malicious assault for trying to hit his girlfriend — who was pregnant with his child — with a truck.

Jessie W. Shearer,...

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