WV school districts responding differently to solar eclipse

WV school districts responding differently to solar eclipse

Staff writer

While the Kanawha and Putnam county school systems are planning regular schedules Monday — including dismissing elementary schoolers, loading them onto buses and taking them home during a partial solar eclipse that can still...

SportsFEST provides platform for upstart, niche sports

SportsFEST provides platform for upstart, niche sports

The sounds of jet skis whizzing by on the Kanawha River filled the air Saturday afternoon at Magic Island, and other niche sports were eager to ride the waves and cultivate their fanbases.

Kanawha magistrate facing judicial misconduct charges

Kanawha magistrate facing judicial misconduct charges

The Judicial Investigation Commission has accused a Kanawha County magistrate with 12 judicial conduct violations in a three-set, formal statement of charges.

WV official: Emergency opioid declaration ‘step in the right direction’

WV official: Emergency opioid declaration ‘step in the right direction’

Declaring the opioid epidemic a national emergency would be a “step in the right direction,” and West Virginia stands to gain a lot depending on how the government uses the measure, the state health officer said Friday.

Commission admonishes Logan judge for letting unlicensed man practice law

Commission admonishes Logan judge for letting unlicensed man practice law

The Judicial Investigation Commission chose not to formally discipline a Logan County judge for allowing an unlicensed person to practice law in magistrate court, opting instead to admonish him publicly.

Mission trip brings South Charleston, Haitian families together

Mission trip brings South Charleston, Haitian families together

What Jacqui Ranson experienced during a 2013 mission trip to Haiti was life-changing, and not just for her family, but for a family she met there, too.

Major upgrades to begin this winter at Cacapon Resort State Park

Major upgrades to begin this winter at Cacapon Resort State Park

A “major modernization” of Cacapon Resort State Park in Morgan County will get underway this winter, following the state Economic Development Authority’s approval of issuing up to $25 million in excess Lottery revenue bonds to...

Rick Steelhammer: Trump’s childhood home may not be ‘yuge,’ but it can be yours for $725 a night

Rick Steelhammer: Trump’s childhood home may not be ‘yuge,’ but it can be yours for $725 a night

While visitors can stay in a barn loft near Fayetteville, a converted school bus at Shepherdstown or a yurt on Spruce Knob Mountain thanks to Airbnb, the booking service that connects travelers with “unique accommodations around the world,...

More water violations found on Rover Pipeline construction sites

More water violations found on Rover Pipeline construction sites

Just weeks after ordering a temporary halt to construction of part of the Rover Pipeline in Doddridge County, West Virginia inspectors discovered more water pollution violations at Rover construction operations in two other counties, according to...

Spirit of the Valley honoree Heywood cites connection to area

Spirit of the Valley honoree Heywood cites connection to area

When Tom Heywood and his soon-to-be wife, Melody Simpson, were looking for a place to settle down and raise a family, they could have gone anywhere in the country. He was a newly-minted 1982 Harvard Law School graduate, and she was in her final year...

Disaster declaration approved after late July floods

Disaster declaration approved after late July floods

The federal government has approved West Virginia’s request for a major disaster declaration following a late July...

Three injured in collision on Kanawha River

Three injured in collision on Kanawha River

Three people were injured when a barge and a recreational boat collided Friday night on the Kanawha River near the University of Charleston.

PHOTOS: A fence becomes a work of art

PHOTOS: A fence becomes a work of art

Charleston-based artist Jack O’Hearn is making the chain-link fence surrounding the parking lot at the Main Post Office into a work of art. Weaving slats of plastic between the links, he is creating a mountainscape featuring pointy green...

Capitol Police release rules and regulations reminder for Sunday Statehouse rally

Capitol Police release rules and regulations reminder for Sunday Statehouse rally

Capitol Police on Friday issued a reminder to those taking part in the Call to Action for Racial Equality-sponsored rally starting at 5 p.m. Sunday at the North Plaza of the Statehouse to observe a long-standing ban on bringing all types of firearms...

Capito slams Trump’s Charlottesville response; WV GOP congressmen mum

Capito slams Trump’s Charlottesville response; WV GOP congressmen mum

Members of West Virginia’s congressional delegation have offered one of two responses to President Donald Trump’s words in the aftermath of a violent white supremacist gathering in Charlottesville, Virginia last week: criticism or...

Randolph County nurse sentenced for fraud

Randolph County nurse sentenced for fraud

A Randolph County nurse was sentenced to jail, probation and ordered to pay restitution after she was convicted of Medicaid and other fraud, according to a news release from the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.

After national competition, FedEx driver keeps delivering on tricky WV route

After national competition, FedEx driver keeps delivering on tricky WV route

Franklin Vance’s delivery route isn’t easy, and he’ll be the first to tell you so.

Judge reverses denial of plan to consolidate Nicholas schools

Judge reverses denial of plan to consolidate Nicholas schools

A judge Friday reversed the West Virginia Board of Education’s decision to deny the Nicholas County Board of Education’s plan to consolidate schools in Richwood, Craigsville and Summersville into a single campus near Summersville.

WV woman sentenced to probation for embezzlement

WV woman sentenced to probation for embezzlement

A woman was sentenced to probation for embezzling money between 2013 and 2015 from the law firm where she worked.

Boil-water advisories: Aug. 19, 2017

Boil-water advisories: Aug. 19, 2017

n Raleigh County Public Service District – Egeria System has issued a boil-water advisory for its entire system. The advisory follows a water main break.

Bulletin Board: Aug. 19, 2017

Bulletin Board: Aug. 19, 2017

Morgan’s Kitchen Museum open

Historic Morgan’s Kitchen Museum, built in 1846, is open from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday on MacCorkle Ave. in St. Albans across from Parkway Flea Market. This museum has pre-Civil War pioneer items and cookware....

Things to do today: Aug. 19, 2017

Things to do today: Aug. 19, 2017

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AMERI-COUNTRY: 6 p.m. Nitro Senior Center, 302 21st St., Nitro. Call 304-993-7693.

WV State Fair schedule: Aug. 19

WV State Fair schedule: Aug. 19

The West Virginia State Fair takes place at the West Virginia State Fairgrounds in Fairlea. Gate admission is $11 for adults. Children ages 12 and below receive free admission each day. For information, visit www.statefairofwv.com.

Driving during Monday’s solar eclipse? Read these tips first

Driving during Monday’s solar eclipse? Read these tips first

It’s been almost a century since a total solar eclipse swept the whole width of the U.S. so it’s easy to understand what all the excitement is about.