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Moving dirt

@HHS vet building

Workers move earth at the west edge of the Hampshire High School campus to prepare for construction of a new veterinary science building.

4-23-14 4 ex-guards, 4 inmates charged in death plot

HUNTINGTON (AP) — Four former Western Regional Jail correctional officers and four inmates have been charged in a plot to kill another prisoner. A four-count indictment alleges that the plot occurred last October and targeted Zachary Matthew Lawson. Lawson, who was 18 at the time, was in custody at the jail in Barboursville awaiting trial […]

4-23-14 Crews battle New River Gorge wildfire

GLEN JEAN (AP) — A wildfire has forced the closing of a portion of the New River Gorge National River’s Endless Wall Trail. Park official Robin Snyder says some popular climbing areas in the vicinity of the fire were also closed Monday while crews from the National Park Service and the Fayetteville and Nuttall fire […]

4-23-14 W.Va. Symphony receives grant for statewide tour

CHARLESTON (AP) — The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra has been awarded a $20,000 grant to bring live symphonic music to rural communities. The symphony said Monday that it’s one of 886 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive an Arts Work grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The grant will be used to support a […]

4-22-14 Rockefeller to speak at West Virginia Wesleyan forum

BUCKHANNON (AP) — Retiring U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller will discuss his five decades of public service at a public forum at West Virginia Wesleyan College. The event is set for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the college’s Virginia Thomas Law Center for the Public Arts in Buckhannon. Broadcast journalist Ted Koppel will serve as moderator, and […]

4-22-14 Ex-Mingo County prosecutor set for sentencing

CHARLESTON (AP) — The upcoming sentencings of two key former Mingo County public officials are an opportunity for a southern West Virginia coal mining community shaken by corruption to start bouncing back, U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin said. “Far too often, I think, the natural tendency is to throw up your hands and just say it’s […]

4-21-14 WVU signs junior college transfer Tarik Phillip

MORGANTOWN (AP) — West Virginia has signed junior college transfer Tarik Phillip for the 2014-15 men’s basketball season. Coach Bob Huggins announced Phillip’s signing, saying he’ll give the Mountaineers some versatility at guard along with some help on defense. The 6-foot-3 Phillip averaged nearly 19 points, seven rebounds and more than four assists this past […]

4-21-14 Change opens WIC services to more families

CHARLESTON (AP) — The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources says a program intended to keep mothers and their young children healthy has raised its income eligibility guidelines. A family of four can earn $44,123 and still qualify for the Women, Infants and Children program, commonly known as WIC. That is an increase […]

4-21-14 Woman’s body found in Ohio River

CHESTER (AP) — Authorities in West Virginia are investigating a woman’s body that was found in the Ohio River near East Liverpool, Ohio. Hancock County Sheriff Ralph Fletcher tells media outlets that workers at the East Liverpool dry docks discovered the body on last week near the Jennings Randolph Bridge. The body has been sent […]

4-18-14 W.Va. DMV expanding online services

CHARLESTON (AP) — The West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles is widening its online service offerings. West Virginians now have the option to renew their vehicle registration and request a duplicate registration card online. Besides those two online options, motorists can view their official driving record, access their driver’s license status and get a snapshot […]

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