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Huntington developer renovates ‘eyesores’ into chic living spaces
AP Photo/The Herald-Dispatch, Lori Wolfe
Huntington developer renovates ‘eyesores’ into chic living spaces

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – Developer Shane Radcliff just keeps going, in terms of renovating downtown buildings.

While he finishes up the Renaissance Building at 831 4th Ave., he also has work underway at the Angel Building at 918 4th...

Man charged with killing wife in case that echoes his mother’s murder
Man charged with killing wife in case that echoes his mother’s murder

Kayla Neel, a college student and department store employee, was 20 years old when, prosecutors say, she was shot and killed by her husband.

On Dec. 16, Michael Eugene Neel, 25, of Bluefield, shot Kayla as she sat in a friend’s truck in...

New training program hopes to boost farmers markets

The West Virginia Farmers Market Association is launching a program geared toward new vendors to help foster more access to local foods, more growers and more producers, project coordinator Adam Taylor said.

Vendors with less than two years of...

Outdoor classroom moving forward at King Center in Charleston

Keys 4 Healthy Kids has received a $3,400 grant from the Capitol Conservation District to move forward with their work on an outdoor classroom near the Martin Luther King Junior Community Center in downtown Charleston.

Laura Dice, the project...

Building donated to congregation whose church was torched by arsonist
Building donated to congregation whose church was torched by arsonist

A Kanawha County church that was set on fire last week has been ruled a total loss, but another congregation has loaned members a vacant church to use for services.

The predominantly black Church of Deliverance United Holy Church was ...

Library starts fundraising for annual basket fundraiser

The Friends of The Library Foundation is preparing for its annual “A Tisket, a Tasket, a Literary Basket” fundraiser event, and is seeking donations from the community.

“You can donate an entire basket, an item for a basket ...

Essays on Faith: Time for Some Getaways

Everyone needs a good getaway, a departure from the norm, even if it’s only for a while. Going out to lunch with family and friends or traveling to a place you have yet to see can be rewarding. Further, the beauty of nature has its effects. It...

W.Va. school gets out-of-state criticism for lesson on Islam

A Wyoming County school received angry phone calls after photos surfaced of posters from a multicultural lesson on the Middle East and Islam, but the criticism wasn’t from parents.

Westside High School Principal Robin Hall said she...

ACA enrollment session to be held at Jackson hospital

There is an enrollment session scheduled at Jackson General Hospital in Ripley on Monday to help people navigate purchasing insurance through the Affordable Care Act marketplace.

Advanced Patient Advocacy, Partners in Health Network, and the...

HEPC to help students with financial aid forms

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia students seeking help with their financial aid application forms can get free assistance from the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission.

The commission says students and their families can ...

Intakes reopened in Lincoln, St. Albans following water testing

An unknown foam found floating on the Coal River Friday is not a threat to local residents, officials said after initial lab tests, and water intake has resumed for the Lincoln Public Service District and the City of St. Albans.

The foam was...

Coal River foam likely natural occurrence, DHHR says

A second round of water samples taken from the Coal River, where a white foam was found on Friday, tested negative for soap or other harmful materials, the state Department of Health and Human Resources said Saturday.

The DHHR said that the...

W.Va. Senate to begin live video streaming

Beginning Monday, video of all floor sessions in the West Virginia Senate will be streamed live over the Internet, Senate Clerk Clark Barnes announced.

The live video will be available through a link on the Legislature’s website at ...

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