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W.Va. Islamic group condemns violence in Okla.

The Islamic Association of West Virginia has released a statement condemning the violence recently reported in Moore, Okla.

The Associated Press reported on Monday that

President shows compassion for people

President shows compassion for people

Editor:

Americans traditionally are a compassionate people. That is why we have supported President Obama’s decision to bring that young man home who was imprisoned by the Taliban for almost...

Scam cheating seniors of life savings

Scam cheating seniors of life savings

Editor:

Imagine answering your telephone and hearing the sobbing voice of a close, beloved child or grandchild telling you they’re in trouble and desperately need your help. Most loving parents...

Patriot cited in incident that killed two at Boone mine
Patriot cited in incident that killed two at Boone mine

At about 10 p.m. on May 9, continuous mining machine Rob Sammons was loading a shuttle car with coal at Patriot Coal’s Brody Mine No. 1 when a nearby mine wall literally exploded. Sammons was knocked to the floor, and buried up to his waist in...

Sewer billing system is unfair to seniors

Sewer billing system is unfair to seniors

Editor:

The one utility that takes advantage of senior citizens is sewer. All other utilities use an actual meter reading.

Sewer companies, like the Kanawha PSD, bill based on water usage. We ...

Bulletin Board: Sept. 30, 2014

Alzheimer’s workshop

The Alzheimer’s Association, West Virginia Chapter, is hosting a “Know the 10 Signs: What’s Normal, What’s Not” workshop at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Alzheimer’s...

Safe stolen from East End Tudor’s Biscuit World
Safe stolen from East End Tudor’s Biscuit World

A safe was stolen from Tudor’s Biscuit World on Washington Street East Sunday evening, according to a release from Sgt. Tony Hazelett of the Charleston Police Department.

Someone called Kanawha County Metro 911 around 8:30 p.m. and told...

Soybean cleanup continues after rail accident

FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. -- Cleanup work will continue through the remainder of the week along Fayette Station Road near Fayetteville, following the Friday night derailment of two soybean-bearing rail cars.

The two cars came to rest on the New River...

Coal billionaire sells most of Ky. farm

HARRODSBURG, Ky. – West Virginia coal billionaire Jim Justice has sold most of a farm he purchased in central Kentucky.

The Advocate-Messenger cited deeds on file in the Mercer County Clerk’s office that showed about 4,700 acres...

3 W.Va. schools awarded workforce training funding

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Three West Virginia community and technical colleges have been awarded more than $9 million in federal funding for a workforce training initiative.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and Rep. Nick Rahall announced the grant on...

Computer equipment stolen from Kanawha middle school
Computer equipment stolen from Kanawha middle school

A young man stole several pieces of computer equipment from East Bank Middle School on Monday, according to a release from the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office.

The man entered through a kitchen vent on the roof in the early morning hours, ...

Electrical issues close Winfield High

Unspecified electrical issues closed Winfield High School on Monday.

Assistant Principal Cathy Schoolcraft said a teacher who was helping students decorate for homecoming discovered a power outage Sunday evening that knocked out phones and...

New state fire marshal named
New state fire marshal named

FLATWOODS, W.Va. -- The West Virginia Fire Commission moved to appoint the acting state fire marshal, Anthony Wayne “Tony” Carrico, to the permanent fire marshal’s post on Monday.

The commission selected Carrico from among...

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