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After national competition, FedEx driver keeps delivering on tricky WV route
By August 21, 2017 Read More →

After national competition, FedEx driver keeps delivering on tricky WV route

By MAX GARLAND Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Franklin Vance’s delivery route isn’t easy, and he’ll be the first to tell you so. “When I’m off it takes four guys to cover my route,” Vance, a FedEx Ground truck driver, said in between deliveries at the Patrick Street Plaza shopping center in Charleston. “I average […]

Resident receives correspondence from Obama
By August 21, 2017 Read More →

Resident receives correspondence from Obama

By BAYLI HELMICK The Inter-Mountain ELKINS — A Randolph County resident was ecstatic to receive a response letter from former President of the United States Barack Obama earlier this summer. Kevin Watson said he sent a letter to Obama in January, when the president was still in office. Watson sent the letter of appreciation with […]

By August 21, 2017 Read More →

West Virginia concealed carry reciprocity extended to Wisconsin

By RUSTY MARKS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said officials in West Virginia and Wisconsin have worked out an agreement to allow Wisconsin residents with a valid concealed weapons permits to carry concealed in the Mountain State. West Virginia residents with a concealed weapons permit have been allowed […]

By August 21, 2017 Read More →

10 things to know today: Monday, Aug. 21

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. US DESTROYER COLLIDES WITH TANKER, 10 SAILORS MISSING The USS John S. McCain suffers damage to its port side in […]

WV Ethics Commission considers letting state officials go to Greenbrier
By August 18, 2017 Read More →

WV Ethics Commission considers letting state officials go to Greenbrier

By JAKE ZUCKERMAN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Ethics Commission will decide Friday if workers with the state Development Office and Division of Tourism attend events at The Greenbrier resort, given that Gov. Jim Justice has not put his ownership of the resort into a blind trust. According to the meeting agenda, […]

By August 18, 2017 Read More →

WV PSC seeks dismissal of Frontier lawsuit

By MAX GARLAND Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state Public Service Commission has filed a motion to dismiss Frontier Communication’s federal lawsuit which names all three of its commissioners, stating it has no role in enforcing the section of House Bill 3093, known as the broadband bill, Frontier says conflicts with federal law. “Under […]

Mingo County native recorded with Jimi Hendrix
By August 18, 2017 Read More →

Mingo County native recorded with Jimi Hendrix

By KYLE LOVERN HD Media MATEWAN. W.Va. — Growing up in the small hamlet of Newtown nestled deep in the mountains in rural Mingo County, Rocky Isaac never dreamed he would one day be drumming for a rock-and-roll icon. However his travels and musical talents eventually led him to recording sessions with famed guitarist Jimi Hendrix. […]

By August 18, 2017 Read More →

Sex offender supervision unit ending in WV

By COURTNEY HESSLER The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s intensive supervision office, which employs dozens of officers who have spent nearly a decade herding hundreds of sex offenders, will end in September. The termination of the ISO program comes after a June 26 order signed by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals Chief Justice Allen […]

Johnson to lead office to combat drug abuse
By August 18, 2017 Read More →

Johnson to lead office to combat drug abuse

Staff report The Herald-Dispatch CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Cabinet Secretary Bill J. Crouch has appointed Jim Johnson as director of the newly formed Office of Drug Control Policy, according to a Thursday press release.   For the past three years, Johnson has served as director of the Huntington Mayor’s […]

By August 18, 2017 Read More →

Program aims to prevent spread of diseases related to opioid abuse

By CHARLIE BOOTHE Bluefield Daily Telegraph BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — Eight West Virginia counties, including Mercer and McDowell, have been targeted for a new program that will try to prevent the spread of infectious disease related to opioid abuse. With money provided by four federal grants, West Virginia University will head the program, which combines research, […]

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