Archive for December, 2017

Nicholas County sheriff cuts four more deputies

BECKLEY, W.Va. — Facing a $600,000 budget cut for the fiscal year that begins today, Nicholas County Sheriff David Hopkins laid off four more deputies, reducing his department by a quarter within the last few months. The county-wide budget cuts are the result of declining coal severance taxes collected by the county, an estimated $1.4 […]

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UC-Beckley puts down roots at new campus

UC-Beckley puts down roots at new campus

BECKLEY, W.Va. — The University of Charleston is putting down roots at a new Beckley campus, and university officials offered public tours of the Harper Park facilities during a special open house celebration Tuesday. Comprised of two buildings on Dye Drive, the new campus is the first UC – Beckley presence that doesn’t have a […]

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W.Va. business index sees fifth monthly decline

BECKLEY, W.Va. — For the fifth consecutive month, West Virginia experienced declines in key economic indicators, but the state’s top economists said June’s 0.1 percent decline is smaller compared with the three months prior. The Mountain State Business Index shows the state’s economy remains dicey at the moment given the declines.  John Deskins, director of […]

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Fairmont shows off its creative crosswalks

Fairmont shows off its creative crosswalks

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Shoes of all kinds will walk, skip and stomp across the new Project CANVAS crosswalks this week as their owners explore the Walkable Blocks Scavenger Hunt. Main Street Fairmont, along with the Growing Healthy Communities Program, launched a self-guided scavenger hunt for families and community members to enjoy colorful crosswalks and bike […]

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W.Va. attorney general joins fight again waters rule

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has joined nine other state attorneys general in a lawsuit challenging a new rule defining the waters of the United States. Known as the WOTUS rule, the final draft was issued May 27 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Corps of Engineers under the […]

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Huntington police make right call on wayward bear

An editorial by The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The Huntington Police Department got a healthy dose of criticism last week after officers shot and killed a black bear roaming the city’s Southside neighborhood. Many residents commented online that they felt the bear should have been tranquilized and relocated without the loss of life. In an ideal […]

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Kanawha Valley leaders seek water company probe

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — As thousands of people in Putnam and Kanawha counties dealt with the second wide-spread water outage in two weeks, local officials on Tuesday voiced their displeasure with West Virginia American Water. On Tuesday afternoon, Charleston Mayor Danny Jones, members of the Kanawha County Commission and other local mayors met to criticize American […]

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Supreme Court hands EPA a welcome rebuke

An editorial from the Charleston Daily Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Supreme Court’s decision earlier this week that the Environmental Protection Agency did not properly consider economic costs in its Mercury and Air Toxic Standards rule is rightly being hailed as a needed rebuke to an out-of-control administrative agency. The MATS rule, requiring coal-burning power plants […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Wednesday, July 1

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Wednesday, July 1, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers: 1. LONG LINES IN GREECE AS BANKS REOPEN FOR PENSIONERS Eurozone finance ministers are […]

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