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W.Va. state dedicates new dorm
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W.Va. state dedicates new dorm

Appalachian String Band Festival winners

The 25th annual Appalachian String Band Festival was held July 30-Aug. 3 at Camp Washington-Carver in Clifftop. Nearly 30 musicians, as well as nine dancers, took home awards and, in some cases, cash prizes. The winners were:

* Banjo: 1st: Bob...

CURA hopes to rehab Quarrier Street building
CURA hopes to rehab Quarrier Street building

A brick-and-shingle house turned apartment complex sits empty on Quarrier Street with busted windows and plywood doors, but the Charleston Urban Renewal Authority hopes it can be rehabilitated eventually.

Executive director Jim Edwards said...

In Short: Aug. 14-20, 2014

Jimmy Beasley benefit

A benefit for Jimmy Beasley, the bouncer who was severely wounded in an April 26 shooting, will be held Saturday at The Blue Parrot, 14 Capitol St. The night begins at 9 p.m. with stand-up comedy from Andy Frampton, Michael ...

Troopers in Mason County find woman dead
Troopers in Mason County find woman dead

LETART — West Virginia State Police are searching for a suspect in connection with the shooting death of a Mason County woman.

State Police spokesman Lt. Michael Baylous said troopers from the Mason detachment ...

Mini-grants available for Governor’s Day To Serve projects

Volunteer West Virginia is now accepting applications for Governor’s Day to Serve Mini-Grants. Non-profit organizations that wish to host a Day to Serve service project may be eligible for up to $500.

Day to Serve began in 2012 as a...

Readers Voice: Aug. 14, 2014

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Wasn’t Doug Skaff the legislator who ridiculed a food-labeling bill a while back by bringing donuts and...

Board alleges W.Va. doctor unqualified to practice

A Martinsburg doctor is not qualified to practice because of violations of state law and unprofessional conduct, including gross negligence in the use and control of prescription forms, the state Board of Medicine alleged in a complaint.

A three-...

WVU arts and sciences dean leaves for Clemson

The dean of West Virginia University’s largest college — the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences — will be joining former WVU president Jim Clements at Clemson University.

Robert Jones, dean of the Eberly College since 2010,...

Two-year search after Purple Heart found ends

Two years ago, Carrie Myers found a Purple Heart in a purse she bought at a Ripley thrift store. She’d been looking for the owner -- James F. Sneed -- ever since.

But after a report last week by WCHS-TV, the search went viral on Facebook ...

Less insurer competition, more health issues raise health insurance rates in W.Va. 

A lack of competition in West Virginia's 2013-14 Affordable Care Act health insurance marketplace contributed to higher average premiums for consumers than in states with more participating insurers, according to a new study.

The study,...

Two injured in late night shoot-out in Clarksburg

Two people were injured in a late night shoot-out Tuesday in Clarksburg.

Around midnight, Donald Jordan, 25, of Columbus, Ohio, allegedly shot his uncle, Willie Dukes Jr., 47, and female cousin Durrell Dukes, 27, according to Harrison County...

Sobriety checkpoint

The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Governor’s Highway Safety Program, will be conducting a high visibility sobriety checkpoint from 6 to 11 p.m. today on U.S. 119 (Pennsylvania Avenue) near Charleston.

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