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Statehouse Beat: More on prevailing wage gap

Beginning Wednesday, the state’s prevailing wage law will go into hiatus as the old law expires at midnight, and a new method for calculating wages for construction workers on state-funded projects of $500,000 or more is not expected to be...

Review: ‘Mountain Stage’ wraps up FestivALL

There's a fine line between Saturday night and Sunday morning and Charleston got a little of both turned upside down Sunday night at the Clay Center, when “Mountain Stage” closed out this year's FestivALL.

Due to ticket demand,...

Doug Smock: It’s all (mostly) good as Greenbrier Classic set to begin
Doug Smock: It’s all (mostly) good as Greenbrier Classic set to begin

GOOD NEWS is everywhere as the Greenbrier Classic begins today. A few bummers, but mostly good news.

The best news is there has been no repeat of the derecho of 2012. We’ve learned not to take that for granted in the run-up to this event....

Roundup: Power remain perfect in second half
Roundup: Power remain perfect in second half

Pablo Reyes, Tito Polo and Francisco Diaz each slugged home runs as the West Virginia Power pummeled Greensboro 13-3 on Sunday at Appalachian Power Park to improve to 4-0 in the second half of the South Atlantic League season.

West Virginia...

Norman Chad: Poker needs women to leave boardroom for card room

I started playing poker in college in the late 1970s, a rollicking weekly social gathering punctuated by Rolling Rock (for me) and rolling joints (for everyone else).

It began as a 25-cent game, and, a couple of years later, after much...

Unearthing the ‘flavor of day-to-day life’ of early W.Va. settlers

They had names like Donally’s, McCoy’s and Arbuckle’s Fort, but to the 18th-century families and militia members that flocked to the wooden outposts, they were often referred to simply as “our fort.”

On Sunday...

Wining on the grass
Wining on the grass

Teamsters, Airgas employees on West Side, reject contract

On Saturday, Teamster members working for Airgas Mid-America in Charleston unanimously rejected the company’s offer for a collective bargaining agreement. This would be the first contract negotiated by the union since the company’s...

Water service restored after main breaks

Normal water service has returned to western Kanawha County after thousands of residents went without water for much of last week due to main breaks.

West Virginia American Water customers in the highest elevations of Cross Lanes and Nitro...

Lincoln County 4th of July Celebration

Lincoln County Fairs and Festivals will present a 4th of July Celebration Thursday through Sunday at the Lincoln County Memorial Fairgrounds in Hamlin.

General admission is free to the fairgrounds each day, however, some events have charges....

Truck veers off interstate just outside Charleston
Truck veers off interstate just outside Charleston

The cab of a tractor-trailer veered off the interstate just before entering Charleston on Sunday afternoon, entrapping the two men inside.

The truck, which carried no trailer, was traveling south on Interstate 77. It veered off the roadway just...

Report: W.Va. HMOs have least medical spending among 37 states

A report released this month by an independent actuarial firm indicates that West Virginia’s three oldest health maintenance organizations spend the least amount of money that they take in on actual medical costs of the 37 states analyzed,...

Top O Rock design contest envisions building as arts center
Top O Rock design contest envisions building as arts center

ResTORe beat out six other design teams to win the Top O Rock Spirit of Reinvention design competition.

The winners were announced Saturday night after a live pitch-and-presentation session, during which members of the public learned about and...

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Mitch Vingle: WVU’s Holgorsen, Howard meet the press