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Vandalia Gathering winners announced

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s champion old-time musicians, liars and cupcake, pound cake, and maple cookie bakers competed for top honors during...

Vandalia Gathering winners announced

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s champion old-time musicians, liars and cupcake, pound cake, and maple cookie bakers competed for top honors during...

Lawsuit: Justice companies never paid $2M due in coal deal

BECKLEY, W.Va. – A lawsuit says two of billionaire Jim Justice’s affiliated companies owe $2 million from a 2013 coal deal.

In a complaint Tuesday in Beckley federal court, Pennsylvania resident Thomas K. Lampert sued Tams...

Nonprofit Christian organization plans to open youth camp

OAK HILL, W.Va. – A nonprofit Christian youth organization is planning to open a state camp in Nicholas County.

Scott Berg, the state director of Young Life West Virginia, tells The Charleston Daily Mail the camp is in the final phase of...

Residents asked to limit water use later this week

West Virginia American Water is asking residents to limit their “non-essential water usage” from noon Thursday to noon Friday while repairs continue on a 36-inch water transmission main at an intersection on Charleston’s West Side ...

PSC approves American Electric Power rate increase

Appalachian Power and Wheeling Power residential customers can expect an 11.8 percent increase on their next monthly bills.

The West Virginia Public Service Commission ordered an overall 9 percent rate increase Tuesday for the two American...

First Fridays After 5 attracts visitors to Lewisburg
First Fridays After 5 attracts visitors to Lewisburg

It’s a Friday night in downtown Lewisburg. The shops are open later, live music can be heard from all directions, artists are exhibiting their most recent works, samples of food and beverages are being served and dozens of...

Ex-coal chief wants judge’s OK to attend son’s race in Ohio

BECKLEY, W.Va. – Ex-Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship wants permission to see his son compete in an Ohio dirt track race.

In a motion Tuesday in Beckley federal court, Blankenship requests the trip to Sidney, Ohio, from June 5-6....

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Wednesday cartoon

State law allowing life-saving heroin treatment takes effect

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A law is taking effect to let first responders, friends and family administer potentially life-saving medication to people overdosing on opioids, including heroin.

The law opening up access to opioid antagonists became ...

Ohio man pleads to drug trafficking in state

WHEELING, W.Va. – A 38-year-old Cleveland man has pleaded guilty to heroin and cocaine trafficking in West Virginia.

LeDon Gaither made the plea in federal court on Tuesday.

Prosecutors say Gaither engaged in a coordinated effort to ...

Parkersburg mayor seeks dismissal of removal petitions

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. – Parkersburg Mayor Robert Newell has asked a court to dismiss two petitions seeking his removal from office.

A motion filed in Wood County Circuit Court says neither petition complies with state law regarding removing...

Hinton police: Shots that hit school, houses were vandalism

HINTON, W.Va. – Hinton police say gunshots that hit a school, two houses and three vehicles were an act of vandalism, not violence.

Media outlets report that the gunfire early Tuesday morning prompted a lockdown at Summers Middle School...

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