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Dollar Tree buying Family Dollar for $8.5 billion
Dollar Tree buying Family Dollar for $8.5 billion

NEW YORK — The fight for penny pinchers is intensifying.

Dollar Tree said Monday it is buying rival discounter Family Dollar for $8.5 billion, significantly broadening its reach as it looks to fend off Wal-Mart, which has been stepping up...

Roundup: W.Va. Women’s Amateur begins today

The first round of the West Virginia Women’s Amateur tees off today at The Club at Cress Creek, located in Shepherdstown.

The three-day event wraps up Wednesday. Players will play from a combination of the red and white tees, putting the...

Red Cross asks for donations in response to blood shortage
Red Cross asks for donations in response to blood shortage

The Red Cross is urging people to donate blood after this summer’s collections have come up short.

Colin Riccobon, spokesman for the Red Cross, said that if donation numbers don’t improve within the next few weeks, the shortage...

Two killed in crash in southern West Virginia

MADISON, W.Va. – Police in southern West Virginia say two men have died when their vehicle overturned outside Madison.

Media outlets report the accident occurred early Saturday on state Route 17 in Boone County.


Federal court covering W.Va. upholds rejection of Va. same-sex marriage ban

The federal appeals court that covers West Virginia has agreed that a ban on same-sex marriage in neighboring Virginia is unconstitutional -- a move that advocates said would pave the way for gay and lesbian couples to marry in West Virginia.

In ...

W.Va. water company to give treatment plant tours

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A water company whose Charleston treatment plant was contaminated by a coal-cleaning agent in January is holding public tours next week.

West Virginia American Water Co. will hold the free “WaterFest”...

Twenty-three litter control grants awarded in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The state Department of Environmental Protection has awarded more than $54,000 in grants for litter control programs to 23 communities, county commissions and solid waste authorities in West Virginia.

Funding for the...

Recaptured fugitive, others accused in arson-for-insurance scheme

BECKLEY, W.Va. -- Four West Virginia residents face charges after allegedly setting fire to a home to collect insurance money, according to the State Fire Marshal’s Office.

George and Rebecca Bonnell, Samuel “Joey” Oldaker...

Bulletin Board: July 29, 2014

Gambling support

A free support group for problem gamblers and their loved ones meets at 6:30 p.m. each Friday at Blessed Sacrament Church in South Charleston.

Climate Lobby

West Virginia Citizens’ Climate Lobby will meet at...

AG announces $950k settlement with 3 financial groups

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia’s attorney general has reached a $950,000 settlement with three companies over allegations of antitrust law violations.

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced the deal Monday. GE Funding...

Old Crow and friends highlight summer concert season at Power Park
Old Crow and friends highlight summer concert season at Power Park

Saturday afternoon, The Clay Center and Appalachian Power Park treated Charleston to what might have been the highlight of the summer season: an outdoor concert featuring Old Crow Medicine Show that felt less like a one-off show and more like somebody ...

Human trafficking conference set in Morgantown

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – A workshop at West Virginia University will focus on issues related to human trafficking.

The free, private conference is set for Tuesday at WVU’s Life Science Building in Morgantown.

Among those invited...

State man arrested after child found in hot car

WHEELING, W.Va. – A Wheeling man faces charges that he left his 18-month-old daughter in a hot car while he was asleep on a couch.

Media outlets report 33-year-old Cory Rockhold was arrested Thursday night after police found his daughter...

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