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Rand woman dies in early morning house fire

A Rand woman died after firefighters were unable to reach her during a fire that consumed her home on Davidson Avenue early Saturday morning.

According to Bill White, chief of the Rand Volunteer Fire Department, the department received a call...

Rand woman dies in early morning house fire

A Rand woman died after firefighters were unable to reach her during a fire that consumed her home on Davidson Avenue early Saturday morning.

According to Bill White, chief of the Rand Volunteer Fire Department, the department received a call...

W.Va. Senate OKs bill to scale back tank law, water protections

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – State senators have approved a push to scale back a wide-ranging law safeguarding against chemical spills from aboveground tanks.

The Senate passed the bill 30-1 Saturday to deregulate about 36,000 aboveground...

UC’s Eddie King Gym ends its run (photos)
UC’s Eddie King Gym ends its run (photos)

W.Va. exports down 13 percent in 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A sharp drop in coal shipments is being blamed for a 34 percent decline overall in West Virginia’s exports since their record $11.3 billion peak in 2012, state Commerce Secretary Keith Burdette said Friday.

West ...

Huntington sign maker gets utility patent for installation system

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Tony Wheeler, owner and president of Paris Signs, has been awarded a utility patent for a modular power delivery system he said could change the way electric sign letters are installed....

‘The Lion in Winter’ prowls across the local stage

There was no physical fighting Friday night, but there was no lack of sparring on the Capitol Centre Theater stage at the Limelight Theater Company’s premier of “The Lion in Winter.” The characters used their rapier sharp wit to...

Review: Symphony gives a memorable Mahler performance

Whenever the West Virginia Symphony and conductor Grant Cooper have turned to Mahler’s symphonies, the performances have been memorable. Friday night’s concert at the Clay Center featuring the composer’s Sixth Symphony in A Minor...

Soil disposal work continues at W.Va. train derailment site

MOUNT CARBON, W.Va. (AP) – Response teams are continuing to restore the environment around a fiery train car derailment in southern West Virginia.

A statement Saturday from multiple agencies responding to the Feb. 16 derailment says...

W.Va. Senate leader: ‘Right-to-work’ bill dead

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Senate Majority Leader Mitch Carmichael says a push to make West Virginia a right-to-work state is dead this session.

The Jackson County Republican, who sponsored a right-to-work bill, made the comments to The...

W.Va. flooding possible next week, weather service says

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – The National Weather Service says there’s a potential for flooding in the upcoming week in West Virginia.

The weather service says significant rainfall combined with warmer temperatures and a melting...

Some W.Va. churches eligible for preservation grants

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia church properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places have until the end of March to apply for state historic preservation development grants.

The state Division of Culture and History ...

An electric steeple: Local church uses technology to serve congregation
An electric steeple: Local church uses technology to serve congregation

Pastor Matt Santen doesn’t know if River Ridge is the most technologically advanced church in the valley, but he acknowledged they do have a lot of gadgets and gear. Some of it he understands better than others.

“Our band, they use ...

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