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Opponents of state forest mountaintop removal mine to rally at Capitol

Supporters of Kanawha State Forest are planning a rally tonight at the state Capitol to show support for the park and to gather signatures opposing the approval of the permit for a mountaintop removal mine adjacent to the state forest.

The...

West Virginia State Fair concert schedule
West Virginia State Fair concert schedule

One of the biggest attractions of West Virginia State Fair is the grandstand concert series. This year’s slate includes country stars, oldies acts, a contemporary Christian singer and more.

Ticket prices include admission to the fair....

Local musician, now clean and sober, speaks of the transformative power of music
Local musician, now clean and sober, speaks of the transformative power of music

First, two things about Sheldon Vance.

One: when you hear he’s playing an acoustic show in your town, think punk rock rather than folk rock.

Two: when he talks about drugs, poverty and (lonely) life in his hometown of Logan...

Valve failure causes explosion, leak at Nitro facility
Valve failure causes explosion, leak at Nitro facility

Valves failed Wednesday on two chemical storage tanks at a Nitro industrial waste-handling facility, causing an explosion and an oil leak that was contained within the operation’s spill-collection system, officials said.

A Kanawha County...

Security, patrols to be stepped up after assault near Power Park

Charleston police are stepping up patrols around Appalachian Power Park, after a woman told police she was sexually assaulted after she left the ballpark late Tuesday.

“We’re taking it very seriously,” Charleston Police...

Judge denies request to dismiss lawsuit against landfill

A federal judge Wednesday denied a request by the Hurricane landfill that accepted 228 tons of MCHM-contaminated wastewater mixed with sawdust that a lawsuit against it be dismissed.

Chief Judge Robert C. Chambers’ decision ends an...

Nurse tells jury that Kanawha Family Court Judge Snyder’s behavior frightened her
Nurse tells jury that Kanawha Family Court Judge Snyder’s behavior frightened her

A nurse testified Wednesday that she was scared when Kanawha Family Court Judge Mark Snyder grabbed her arm and yelled at her in the hallway at CAMC General Hospital last year.

Snyder’s attorney told jurors, however, that the judge...

Closing weekend for ‘The Wedding Singer’
Closing weekend for ‘The Wedding Singer’

Audiences have three more chances to see the Charleston Light Opera Guild’s production of “The Wedding Singer,” which Gazette reviewer Autumn D.F. Hopkins called “lighthearted and riotously entertaining.” Based on...

Reconnecting McDowell to build teacher housing

Long-vacant buildings in Welch will be demolished and replaced with new housing for teachers, under a plan approved Wednesday by the Reconnecting McDowell board of directors.

The board voted to raze the Best Furniture and Katzen buildings in...

Sail into Clay Center for pirate fun Saturday
Sail into Clay Center for pirate fun Saturday

Sail into the Clay Center from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday for some swashbuckling fun at a pirate-themed family fun day. Children can hunt for buccaneer booty, learn to talk like a pirate and see a pirate science show. The first 200 children to attend...

State GOP changes course, cancels fundraiser headlined by admitted felon
State GOP changes course, cancels fundraiser headlined by admitted felon

Hours after announcing Wednesday that their annual fall fundraiser would be headlined by a prominent conservative author and filmmaker who awaits sentencing on a federal felony, West Virginia Republican Party officials changed course and canceled the...

Planning commission passes demolition bill

The Municipal Planning Commission unanimously approved Wednesday a bill that would allow demolition to be delayed for properties in Charleston with a historic designation. The bill, which originated with the Strong Neighborhoods Task Force, outlines...

Airgas denies creating unsafe conditions for Putnam workers hurt in explosion

Airgas USA and the plant manager at its now-shuttered Putnam County facility are denying allegations by two former workers suing the company over injuries they received in an explosion last May.

William Lee Parrigan, of Winfield, was first to...

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