4-11-14 City to take up new state firearms law

MARTINSBURG (AP) — Martinsburg is scheduled to grapple with a new state law that prohibits municipalities from enacting ordinances regulating firearms. The City County is scheduled to take up the issue this week. The city’s legal counsel, Kin Sayre, says the legislation invalidated some portions of the city’s municipal code, which now must be returned […]

4-10-14 Boy shoots sister in arm; parents charged

CROSS LANES (AP) — Police say a Kanawha County couple has been arrested after a 5-year-old shot his 4-year-old sister in the arm. Kanawha County Sheriff’s Cpl. Brian Humphreys says 23-year-old John L. Seymour and 24-year-old Tabitha L. Bowen of Cross Lanes were charged Monday with child neglect resulting in risk of serious bodily injury. […]

4-10-14 U.S. 50 Yard Sale dates set

The Fifteenth Annual “Great U.S. 50 Yard Sale” has been announced for May 16-18, 2014.  Stretching 3000 miles from Ocean City, Maryland, to Sacramento, California, the sale is the longest annual yard sale in the world. Individuals living along U.S. 50 are welcome to participate – and it is free. Registration is not required, although […]

4-9-14 Health check Saturday at library

ROMNEY — Visitors to the Hampshire County Public Library Saturday can have their weight, body mass index, body fat percentage and blood pressure checked. It’s all part of a community health education presentation being staged by the Hampshire Wellness & Fitness Center. The session begins at 11 a.m. at hte library, 153 W. Main St., […]

4-9-14 Drone targets Greenbrier Valley real estate market

LEWISBURG (AP) — The owners of a drone that began flying the skies over Greenbrier County last month come in peace, although they do plan to eventually target local real estate. Paul and Richard Grist of Lewisburg’s Foxfire Realty are testing the commercial possibilities of using the camera-mounted, four-propeller, remote-controlled helicopter to provide panoramic aerial […]

4-9-14 Historic Eastern Panhandle home tours set

CHARLES TOWN (AP) — As dependable as April showers and spring flowers, the annual showcase of one-of-a-kind Eastern Panhandle properties is again set to delight visitors later this month. Coming up April 26 and 27, the House and Garden Tour of Historic Berkeley and Jefferson Counties has been a staple of the season since 1955. […]

4-9-14 Civil War presentation at Potomac State

KEYSER — “The Common Soldier in the Civil War” is the subject of an upcoming presentation at Potomac State College of West Virginia University. The speaker is Dr. Jason Phillips, Eberly professor of Civil War studies at West Virginia University. The event takes place Thursday, April 10, 7 p.m., in the theater in University Place on […]

4-8-14 W.Va. paid 6th lowest rates for electricity

CHARLESTON (AP) — Federal government figures show West Virginians paid the sixth-lowest rates for electricity last year. The U.S. Energy Information Administration says a study of average annual rates found West Virginia residential customers paid 9.5 cents per kilowatt hour. That’s less than surrounding states. States with lower rates were Arkansas, Idaho, Louisiana, North Dakota […]

4-7-14 Heroin deaths doubled since 2010

CHARLESTON (AP) — Some states, including West Virginia, are reporting a rise in heroin use as many addicts shift from more costly and harder-to-get prescription opiates to this cheaper alternative. A look at what’s happening in West Virginia: THE PROBLEM: West Virginia’s prescription opiate addicts are following a national trend as they shift to heroin, […]

4-7-14 WVU board approves facilities, PRT upgrades

MORGANTOWN (AP) — The West Virginia University Board of Governors on Friday approved athletic facilities upgrades and improvements to the university’s four-decade-old Personal Rapid Transit monorail. The athletic facilities plan is estimated to cost $106 million. WVU said $75 million of that would come from bonds paid for by guaranteed annual revenue from the Big […]

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