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W.Va. plant provides metal for Orion spacecraft
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W.Va. plant provides metal for Orion spacecraft

NASA’s Orion spacecraft is slated to ferry humans into the depths of outer space, to distant asteroids and planet Mars.

If Orion makes it to the Red Planet, one could argue that its journey began in West Virginia.

Constellium Rolled...

Boil-water advisory issued for around 2,000 customers in parts of Cross Lanes

West Virginia American Water has issued a boil-water advisory for approximately 2,000 customers in parts of Cross Lanes. The advisory follows a water main break. The effected streets are:

Big Tyler Road (W.Va. 622) from Interstate 64 to Rocky...

Second Freedom executive wants Goodwin removed from case

A second Freedom Industries executive, who was indicted by federal prosecutors in connection with January’s chemical leak, wants those prosecutors taken off the case, saying that they were victims of the chemical leak and thus cannot be...

Fayette man allegedly solicited young girl for sex acts

MINDEN, W.Va. -- A Fayette County man allegedly sent pornographic images to a young girl and tried to get her to engage in sexual activity, according to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office.

Martin Lee “Marty” Treadway, 40,...

Dawn Miller: The world we are born to

One day when we were in college, my friend Dave walked through the student newspaper office holding a piece of Scotch tape to his nose. “Scotch tape smells like Christmas,” he said.

What poetry. I was charmed. I never dreamed...

Police make arrest in Cross Lanes stabbing

Police have arrested a Cross Lanes man who allegedly stabbed a woman on Tuesday.

Joseph Gilbert Lucas, Jr., 29, was arrested Tuesday night and charged with malicious wounding, according to a release from the Kanawha County Sheriff’s...

Police shoot man after alleged domestic incident

Police shot a man in the shoulder in Raleigh County after he raised his rifle at them when they responded to a domestic violence call, according to a release from the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office.

Grover Jordan, 47, of Silverbell Drive ...

It’s Christmas on ‘RFC’
It’s Christmas on ‘RFC’

The “Radio Free Charleston” 2014 Christmas show is online now at the PopCult blog ( Hosted from Capitol Market, the special show presents holiday music sung by lovely female voices.

Melanie Larch and...

In Short: Dec. 25-31, 2014

New Year’s in Princeton

Princeton’s second annual Downtown Countdown runs 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Wednesday on Mercer Street and at Princeton Town Square. The family-friendly includes a ball drop and fireworks at midnight, plus...

Daily Mail Ventline: Dec. 25, 2014

We have a great manager named Angie at the Family Dollar in Belle. She works harder than anyone I know of. She is easy to work with and everyone likes her. She is pleasant and a joy to be around. Merry Christmas, Angie.

I’m a 63-year-old...

Readers’ Voice: Dec. 25, 2014

Express your opinion on any subject you wish. Not all comments are published. Call 304-357-4451 or email

Police officers in our area need a place to practice, but does it have to be Camp Virgil Tate? Why does it have...

Jobless rates fall in 27 W.Va. counties in November

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Unemployment rates fell in 27 of West Virginia’s 55 counties in November.

WorkForce West Virginia says jobless rates rose in 22 counties and were unchanged in six others.

Mingo County’s unemployment ...

State inmate gets 2 more years for assaulting officer

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – An inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution at Hazelton has been given an additional two years for assaulting a prison officer.

U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld says Carlos Lupercio, 30, was sentenced Tuesday in...

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