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Officials say state manages Rainy Day Fund well

Department of Revenue Secretary says W.Va. one of top five in nation

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House Speaker Tim Armstead says the 2015 Legislature, under GOP control for the first time in eight decades, went “tremendously well.” What a bizarre statement. Republicans lost all these goals: Pistol-carrying without permits, a...

Family sues over W.Va. school’s use of walking as discipline

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) – A student’s family is suing Berkeley County Schools over a school’s use of walking as a form of discipline.

The lawsuit says Mountain Ridge Intermediate School’s policy violates state law...

W.Va. to offer ‘In God We Trust’ specialty license plate

HARMAN, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia soon will begin offering specialty license plates bearing the phrase “In God We Trust.”

Media outlets report that a Randolph County nonprofit collected the required minimum of 250...

Police search for West Side robbery suspects

Charleston police are looking for two men who they say robbed a Family Dollar on Charleston’s West Side at gunpoint on Saturday night.

The incident occurred Saturday around 8:20 p.m., police said.

The suspects briefly went into the...

Mining for tourists? A dubious economic savior in Appalachia

SECO, Ky. – Mines built this company town. Could vines – the wine grapes growing on a former strip mine in the hills above – help to draw visitors here?

Jack and Sandra Looney sure hope so.

Their Highland Winery...

W.Va. looks to future of hemp farming
W.Va. looks to future of hemp farming

Now that political tides are shifting in favor of industrial hemp, Eric Mathis would like to see West Virginia seize an economic opportunity.

“We’re seeing a lot of trends in green technologies,” said Mathis, president of...

Suspect who escaped from W.Va. hospital to be moved to SC

WESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A suspect who escaped from a state psychiatric hospital in West Virginia is being moved to a facility in South Carolina.

Brooke County Circuit Judge Ronald Wilson initially ordered 29-year-old Rocco Jesse Zuccaro to...

Unseasonable cold sets records in 4 W.Va. cities

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Unseasonable cold weather has set records in four West Virginia cities.

The National Weather Service says temperatures in Bluefield and Morgantown on Sunday morning were the lowest in more than 40 years.

The ...

Mockingray: How movies based on books crush my soul
Mockingray: How movies based on books crush my soul

There was a time when I would be ecstatic about a book I loved being turned into a movie, counting down the days until I could see it in theaters.

Then as I started seeing more and more films based on my beloved books, I noticed a pattern...

Funerals for: March 29, 2015

Abbott, Lecta 2 p.m., Matics Funeral Home, Clendenin.

Arthur, Gary W. 2 p.m., Bancroft Church of God Mission, Bancroft.

Byrnside, Dorothy 2 p.m., Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane.

Daily, Robin 1 ...

Billy Scott

Billy L. A. Scott, 79, of Huntington, died March 24, 2015. Service will be noon Mon. March 30, at Full Gospel Assembly, Huntington. Henson and Kitchen Mortuary, Barboursville is caring for the family.

Elmer Huffman

Elmer Huffman, 85, of Logan, died March 27, 2015. Service will be 11 a.m. Tues. March 31, at the James Funeral Home Chapel, Logan. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Mon. at the funeral home. James Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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