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MVB Bank opens in downtown Charleston


Featuring sophisticated new electronic machines to make deposits and withdraw cash, MVB Bank’s newest location opened in downtown Charleston Thursday.

New interactive teller systems, featuring live bank tell...

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In 1778, the first guests visited the grounds of what would become The Greenbrier resort to “take the waters” to help restore their health.

Robert S. Conte, resident historian at The Greenbrier since ...

As cremations rise, South Charleston facility offers options


A couple of blocks away from the historic South Charleston Mound, Affordable Cremations of West Virginia recently opened a new headquarters to help people decide if,...

DOT lawsuit settlements total $2.7 million


Four sexual harassment lawsuits filed against the state Department of Transportation a year and a half ago — all involving the same high-ranking official at the department — ended up costing the state $2.7 ...

Technology Center named for Toyota contribution


The new building for BridgeValley Community and Technical College’s Advanced Technology Center was officially named “Toyota Hall” on Friday — partly in honor of the contribution of more than $...

Local church uses drone to assess preservation needs


A small drone, less then a square yard in size, rose slowly off the ground on Virginia Street and began circling the steeple of Kanawha United Presbyterian Church shortly before noon on Thursday.

The drone, flying ...

Capito talks about priorities, Iran letter, ACA


After her first speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate, Sen. Shelley Moore Capito said she wants “to find common ground in four basic areas”: long-term transportation funding; increasing broadband Internet ...

Former Gazette reporter to speak during UC lecture series


When Dave Lieber came to West Virginia, he “learned to understand what it was like to live in America.”

“Before that, I had a distorted view, having grown up on the Upper West Side on Broadway,...

At union rally, workers not pleased with GOP legislature


The thousands who gathered at the West Virginia Capitol for a labor rally on Saturday did not have kind words for the new Republican majorities in the Legislature.


Historic churches now eligible for government grants


A change in a long-standing national policy will give churches with historic buildings new options for making improvements to their facilities.

Religious buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Place...

Thousands expected at Saturday labor rally


Thousands of West Virginia workers plan to travel to the state Capitol to attend the “Mountaineer Workers Rising” rally at noon on Saturday to protest what they believe is an “anti-worker agenda ...

Contractors: Road spending will boost jobs


CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia could gain almost 10,000 jobs and create nearly $1 billion in economic output if the state would devote more funds to fix the state’s crumbling roads and bridges, a contrac...

Reclamation costs among debts assumed by Justice with new purchase


When Jim Justice bought back his West Virginia mining operations from the Russian company he sold them to a few years earlier, the difference seemed stark.

In 2009, Justice sold his Bluestone Coal operations in Mc...

26 honored on state Civil Rights Day


The West Virginia Human Rights Commission honored 26 people who contributed to promoting equal rights for all state citizens at its 12th annual Civil Rights Day on Thursday.

“These people and individuals lik...

Derailed train first went through Putnam


WINFIELD — An oil train that derailed, destroying a house in Fayette County last week, first came through Putnam County, commissioners learned Tuesday.

“The train that de...

Manchin says Homeland Security funding essential


Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., expressed concerns on Monday about the huge increases in domestic oil shipments, in the wake of the explosion and fires from a train hauling oil through Montgomery in Fayette County.


Gazette editor to discuss 65 years in news at UC luncheon


James A. Haught, long-time editor of The Charleston Gazette, will speak about his life and a changing world during his talk at the University of Charleston Builders Book and Author Luncheon Wednesday.

Haught, who t...

Justice paid $5 million for Bluestone Coal


Jim Justice paid Mechel OAO $5 million in cash last week for Bluestone Coal in Southern West Virginia, about six years after selling them the same mines for $436 million.

Justice, a billionaire and owner of The Gr...

Lawmakers hear from right-to-work opponent


A right-to-work law could lower annual wages in West Virginia by an average of $1,500, said Ross Eisenbrey, vice president of the Economic Policy Institute based in Washington, D.C.

But that legislation would do l...

Justice buys back coal company from Russians


Jim Justice, who owns The Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, announced late Tuesday afternoon that he bought back Bluestone Coal, a McDowell and Wyoming County mining company he previously sold to Mechel OAO, a ...

Hundreds attend rally against prevailing wage, right-to-work bills


Hundreds of people packed the steps on the Kanawha River side of the state Capitol at noon on Monday to protest new legislation they believe threatens wages, working conditions and public schools.

Senate Minority L...

Putnam County introduces online public records


Putnam residents and others will be able to access records -- including deeds, liens, land records and other documents -- through the county’s website, County Clerk Brian Woo...

Local business could benefit from lifting of Cuban embargo


In December, President Obama announced that the United States and Cuba would restore diplomatic ties, leading many observers to believe the 54-year-old trade embargo against the island nation 90 miles off Florida’...

PSC: West Virginians’ utility rates rose 3.4% in 2014


Rates charged to West Virginia residents for utility services — electricity, water and telephone — rose by 3.4 percent in 2014, according to a report released Friday by the Consumer Adv...

Union reps protest prevailing wage repeal legislation


Several labor and legislative leaders filled the main hall of the state Culture Center Wednesday afternoon, to discuss what they say are the negative impacts repealing West Virginia’s existing prevailing wage law ...

‘Right to work’ fight coming to Capitol


Debates about “right to work” legislation are likely to heat up in West Virginia during coming weeks.

Last Tuesday, a bill called the “Creating Workplace Freedom Act” was introduced in t...

Officials optimistic about economy at South Charleston event


The South Charleston Chamber of Commerce hosted its 23rd annual Groundhog Breakfast and Economic Forecast at its Holiday Inn on Friday morning.

Pointing out that 27 new businesses opened in South Charleston last y...