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Man pleads guilty to firing shots near West Side school

A North Carolina man pleaded guilty to charges of firing shots from the passenger side of a car near a West Side elementary school.

Aric Adams, 20, of Charlotte, was facing a federal charge of possessing a firearm in a school zone. As part of...

Putnam County water playground has crowding issue

HURRICANE, W.Va. – A Putnam County water playground’s popularity has become a crowding issue.

Hurricane city manager Ben Newhouse tells the Charleston Daily Mail that the city park’s water playground sees hundreds of...

Feds to conduct more studies of MCHM

Federal officials have agreed to conduct a series of new studies of the potential health effects of exposure to the chemicals released during the January spill at Freedom Industries, officials said today.

The National Toxicology Program will...

CURA chooses developer for former Holley Hotel site

The Charleston Urban Renewal Authority voted on Wednesday to begin negotiations with KM Hotels for a development at the vacant site of the former Holley Hotel in the 1000 block of Quarrier Street.

Board members had to choose between competing...

NPS assesses impact of state attractions

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Four National Park Service attractions in West Virginia drew a total of 1.5 million visitors last year.

A Park Service report looked at attendance in 2013 at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, New River Gorge ...

Dirty Girl Mud Run won’t issue refunds

Participants who registered for this weekend’s canceled Dirty Girl Mud Run won’t receive any refunds “under any circumstances,” according to a post on the organization’s Facebook page.

About 2,500 people...

Kroger recalls fruit because of Listeria concerns

Kroger is joining other national grocery store chains recalling more than 15 fruits items purchased between June 1 to July 20.

The fruits may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, which may cause severe illness to pregnant women and...

W.Va. solid waste programs get $360,000 in grants

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Grants totaling $360,000 are headed to 29 solid waste authorities across West Virginia.

The grants approved by the Solid Waste Management Board are designed to assist local authorities on properly managing solid waste....

One dead after vehicle rolls over Nicholas mountain

BELVA, W.Va. ­— One person was killed after a sport-utility vehicle rolled 225 feet over a mountain in Nicholas County Monday night, police said.

The driver, John Henry Kinser, 56, was ejected from...

Anything Goes: St. Albans actor brings diverse talents to stage
Anything Goes: St. Albans actor brings diverse talents to stage

Sean Watkins didn’t set out to be a professional stage actor, but with his boyish good looks, toothpaste commercial smile and trim, athletic build, the 28-year-old certainly looks the part.

The St. Albans native and professional ...

Funerals for: July 23, 2014

Adkins, Rickie L. Noon, Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin.

Bass, Charles E. 1 p.m., O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Brewster, Jackie 2 p.m., James Funeral Home Chapel, Aracoma.

Farley, Melvin Jr. ...

Patricia McElroy

Patricia "Patty" McElroy of Belle, formerly of Danville, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 20, 2014.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William "Bill" McElroy; parents, Wilburn "Wig" and Irene Stevenson; and brother, Randy...

James "Champ" Heflin

Retired West Virginia State Police Sergeant and U.S. Marine Corps veteran James E. "Champ" Heflin, 83, of Williamson, passed away July 18, 2014. Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, July 24, at Weaver Mortuary, Williamson. Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m....

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