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McDowell County demolishing abandoned buildings

May 24, 2015

WELCH, W.Va. (AP) — Local businesses are offering their equipment and workforce to McDowell County to help demolish abandoned buildings.

WVVA-TV reports (http://bit. more »»

Man critically wounded after being shot by police in Elkins

May 24, 2015

ELKINS, W.Va. (AP) — State police say officers shot a man in Elkins after he pointed a handgun at them.

State police say 25-year-old Preston L. more »»

West Virginia quilters' works on display at Culture Center

May 24, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Forty-seven West Virginia quilters' works are on display at the Culture Center in Charleston.

The annual quilts and wall hangings exhibit was unveiled on Friday. more »»

W.Va. governor orders flags lowered on Memorial Day

May 24, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — State and U.S. flags at all state-owned facilities will be flown at half-staff on Memorial Day.

Gov. more »»

Former worker charged with stealing from W.Va. agency

May 24, 2015

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A former employee faces charges of stealing thousands of dollars' worth of equipment and supplies from the West Virginia Division of Highways. more »»

A sampling of efforts to fight blight in Appalachia

May 24, 2015

Efforts to rehabilitate vacant or dilapidated property have sprung up around Appalachia, with states in the region taking varying approache. more »»

In the coalfields, dilapidated sites make way for renewal

May 24, 2015

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. (AP) — A crew from Coalfield Development Corp. more »»

Worthington Elementary unveils memorial bench for teacher

May 24, 2015

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Students, staff and community members gathered at Worthington Elementary School to dedicate a memorial to a former teacher. more »»

Beverly Heritage Center cuts ribbon; celebrates opening

May 24, 2015

BEVERLY, W.Va. (AP) — After more than 12 years, construction is complete at a local museum dedicated to the preservation of regional culture and history. more »»

Defendant gets married after homicide trial ordered

May 23, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man got married about an hour after a judge held a preliminary hearing on criminal allegations against him and ordered him to stand trial for the death of... more »»

Participants in Reconnecting McDowell mentoring program

May 23, 2015

A look at some of the participants in the Broader Horizons high school mentoring program in McDowell County:


—Rayven Bailey is pregnant, but it won't hamper he... more »»

Poncho & Lefty's food truck drives a fresh bargain

May 23, 2015

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — Hardy, hardworking Mountaineers value freedom so much that lawmakers have appropriated state residents' liberation, in Latin, as the state motto. more »»

Cable TV series 'American Genius' debuting June 1

May 23, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A cable TV miniseries filmed in West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle will debut next month. more »»

W.Va. Film Office holding production seminar

May 23, 2015

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — A training seminar for people wanting to become production coordinators in the film industry is set for next month in Fairmon. more »»

W.Va. Senate president to be Coca Cola 600 honorary starter

May 23, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Senate President Bill Cole will be the honorary starter for the Coca Cola 600 NASCAR race this weekend in Charlotte, North Carolina. more »»

Murray Energy expects more than 1,800 coal mine layoffs

May 22, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Coal giant Murray Energy expects to lay off more than 1,800 mine workers, most from West Virginia.

The St. more »»

US oil and natural gas rig count drops by 3 to 885

May 22, 2015

HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by three this week to 885. more »»

Alpha Natural Resources expects to idle W.Va. coal mine

May 22, 2015

BRISTOL, Va. (AP) — Alpha Natural Resources expects to idle a West Virginia coal mine that employs more than 400 worker. more »»


Never Alone WV meeting May 25, 2015

"Never Alone WV" holds weekly meetings of support for various addictions, each Monday night at 6 p.m. The location is 149 Preston Ave. on Weirton Heights. more »

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Be grateful this Memorial Day

May 22, 2015 While I plan to spend the afternoon live tweeting as I watch the Indy 500, I have the nagging feeling that a lot of us forget to understand just what we have, or had, in this country. more »

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