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Optima Chemical to take over part of DuPont’s Belle plant
Optima Chemical to take over part of DuPont’s Belle plant

A portion of Dupont’s Belle-based chemical plant will change hands Wednesday, the same day a spinoff of the company becomes official.

After purchasing assets from The Chemours Company, which is a subsidiary of DuPont Co., Georgia-based...

Hendricks woman pleads guilty to lying to get benefits

ELKINS, W.Va. – A Hendricks woman faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to lying to the government to collect benefits.

U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II says Dorothy Lawson Jones, 66, continued to collect spousal...

Boil-water advisories

Beckley Water Company has issued a boil-water advisory effective immediately for Sweeneysburg Road from 701 to the end of the system and Maple Fork Road from Davis Cemetery Road to Sweeneysburg Road in Bradley, including all side streets. This notice...

Update: Company says water to be restored later today

DUNBAR, W.Va. -- Officials with West Virginia American Water believe the latest repairs on a 36-inch water main will be completed somewhere between 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. today.

“Crews are currently working to execute an engineering...

Tomblin orders flags lowered in honor of soldier who died

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has ordered state flags lowered in honor of a West Virginia soldier who died during training.

The flags will be displayed at half-staff at all state-owned facilities from dawn to dusk today, the...

University of Charleston opening Beckley location

BECKLEY, W.Va. – The University of Charleston is ready to open its new location in Beckley.

The university signed a lease for space in the Harper Business Park in April. An open house is set for today.

University officials say...

State sets auction of about 50 surplus vehicles

DUNBAR, W.Va. – West Virginia residents will have an opportunity to buy a car or truck from the state next week.

A public auction of surplus state vehicles is set for July 8 in Dunbar. The list of about 50 vehicles for sale includes a...

WVU president to visit Greenbrier, Nicholas and Monroe

SUMMERSVILLE, W.Va. – West Virginia University President Gordon Gee is visiting Greenbrier, Nicholas and Monroe counties this week as part of a tour across the state.

Gee is scheduled to have dinner with a group of students from Nicholas...

Parkersburg, Vienna implement sales taxes under home rule

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Businesses in Parkersburg and Vienna will begin charging an additional penny on the dollar for taxable items and services this week.

Each city has implemented a 1 percent municipal...

West Kanawha water main bursts again, is shut down
West Kanawha water main bursts again, is shut down

Repairs to a 36-inch transmission main line in Dunbar that ruptured again Monday for the third time in about a week were expected to take longer than 24 hours to complete this time, according to West Virginia American Water.

Water company...

Funerals for: June 30, 2015

Bigony, Jewell 2 p.m., Ascension Episcopal Church, Hinton.

Colegrove, Arlin D. 2 p.m., Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin.

Cunningham, Cliff 2 p.m., Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane.

Ecker, Loretta M....

Gary Digman

Gary Digman, 66, of Spencer, passed away Sunday, June 28, 2015 at home.

He was born in Spencer, a son of the late Hetsel and Marjorie F. Mace Digman. He was employed at Willard C. Starchers for over 37 years, was a graduate of Spencer High...

Opal Bee Dean

Opal Bee Dean, 97, of Sutton, died June 28, 2015. Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, with visitation beginning one hour prior. Interment will be in Newville Cemetery.

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