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Daniels Dorothy Eccles
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Glen Morgan Glen White Harper
Helen Lanark Lester
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Sophia Stanaford Surveyor
White Oak Slab Fork Rock Creek
Dry Creek Sprague Terry
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Road Closed in Raleigh County
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 01:57:29 -0700

RALEIGH (WVVA) – A road is closed Monday morning due to a transformer blowing.  

Glen White man charged with First Degree Murder
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 20:59:06 -0700

Joe Collins, 67 of Glen White, WV is facing a felony murder charge after Raleigh County Sheriff's Deputies say he shot and killed a man. According to the criminal complaint it happened early on Sunday morning.The victim is Larry Totten.

MSHA issues 190 citations to mines nationwide, 46 to three West Virginia coal mines in July
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:43:38 -0700

Inspectors with the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration issued 190 citations and eight orders during special impact inspections conducted in July, the Administration announced Aug. 28. 

INVESTIGATION: Emergency Response Plans after the WV water crisis
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:08:42 -0700

A decision is expected by Friday, August 22, about whether West Virginia American Water should have to share its emergency response plan with the Public Service Commission. Up to this point, the water company has said no - citing security concerns.

UPDATE: Shooting victim released from hospital, two still in critical condition
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:50:08 -0700

UPDATE: One of three people shot on a basketball court in Beckley, WV has been released from the hospital....

NC offered $100M for Toyota HQ, twice Texas bid
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:27:44 -0700

North Carolina business recruiters offered Toyota more than $100 million for the world's largest carmaker to move its North American headquarters to Charlotte rather than a Dallas suburb but still lost out to a Texas offer half that size.Texas and local officials in the Dallas suburb of Plano offered Toyota less than $50 million.Both Toyota and North Carolina Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker ...

AP-WV--West Virginia News Coverage Advisory, WV
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:24:04 -0700

Good morning! Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up today in West Virginia. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the Charleston bureau at 304-346-0897 or chwpr@ap.org. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these ...

Home destroyed in Shady Spring fire
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 06:13:48 -0700

A structure fire in Raleigh County leaves a family homeless Dispatchers say a home on Livingston Road in Shady Spring...

Social media creates dining-out interest at West Virginia State Parks
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:12:25 -0700

Restaurants at West Virginia's state parks have an increasing presence on social media and that has resulted in an increase in customers at those restaurants, according to David Pruitt, assistant superintendent at Cacapon State Park. Cacapon and North Bend state parks and Chief Logan Lodge currently post special theme nights and Sunday buffet information Thursdays or Fridays on Facebook.

Let the "sengin" begin: Ginseng season arrives
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 21:13:24 -0700

By Anna Patrick Staff writer Tucked on Appalachian hillsides under the shade of forest canopies, little red berries have emerged from layers of forest green, which means one thing: Ginseng season has arrived. Today, Sept. 1, marks the beginning of ginseng season in West Virginia, and although the plant's red berries are what draws diggers' attention, it's the roots that they are after. "It's ...