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MEC assistant, Glen Dale native Brownlee earns spot with NCAA

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. — Ben Brownlee, a member of the initial Mountain East Conference staff, has accepted the position of assistant director of championships and alliances, playing rules and officiating at the NCAA. He begins his new role at NCAA...

Tomblin approves $7 million in higher education cuts

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin signed the 2015-16 state budget bill Monday evening, but not before cutting roughly $2.8 million more from higher education than legislators had approved.

That’s according to a review by Sean O’Leary, policy...

County, Yeager hire appraisers to expedite damage settlements from landslide

Charleston real estate appraiser and former mayor Jay Goldman of Jay Goldman and Associates has been hired by the Kanawha County Commission to provide free home appraisals to Keystone Drive residents whose property was damaged by landslides and...

W.Va. 61 near Pratt reopens after rockslide

PRATT, W.Va. — After nearly six hours of work following a rockslide that blocked traffic, Kanawha County emergency officials reopened W.Va. 61 near Pratt Tuesday evening.

The rockslide closed both lanes ...

Lottery revenues down, but state’s share of profits up

Two-thirds of the way through the 2014-15 budget year, state Lottery revenues are down $31.5 million from the previous fiscal year — but the state’s share of profits is running ahead by about $4.5 million.

Through February, gross...

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Jobless rates up across W.Va.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Unemployment rates increased in all of West Virginia’s 55 counties in February, according to data released Tuesday by Workforce West Virginia.

The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment increased two-...

East End gets recycling compactors
East End gets recycling compactors

Monsters are invading Charleston’s East End.

The five environmentally minded characters -- Chuck, [re]Vive, [re]Cycle, [re]Use and [re]Duce -- are featured on new solar-powered compactors throughout the business district.

Charleston ...

Blankenship repeats ‘not guilty’ plea

BECKLEY, W.Va. — Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship on Tuesday again denied the criminal charges pending against him, when he was re-arraigned on ...

Carper asks for emergency funding to fix Brounland Road slip
Carper asks for emergency funding to fix Brounland Road slip

Kanawha County Commission President Kent Carper wants state highways officials to provide emergency funding for a slip on Brounland Road in Alum Creek.

“The residents have been asking for help for over a year,” Carper said in a...

Kanawha County chosen for exercise, nutrition initiative

Kanawha County is one of 15 places across the United States where the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the American Heart Association are trying to make people healthier through year-long grants for programs tailored to regional health...

Kentucky, W.Va. governors wager on Sweet 16 game

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Some signature goodies are up for grabs in a friendly wager between the governors of West Virginia and Kentucky ahead of the Sweet 16 matchup between the states’ two flagship...

Dunbar man sentenced to nearly 4 years for heroin

A Dunbar man was sentenced to almost four years in prison Tuesday on a federal drug charge.

William Leon Sales, 37, was sentenced to 46 months after being found with about 75 grams of heroin and $4,000 in cash in his home last summer, according...

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