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Donations wanted for Putnam girl’s family

The Winfield community is mourning the loss of one of their elementary students.

Universities, facilities announce closures

All branches of the Putnam County Library will be closing today at noon. The library will remain closed on Saturday and Sunday.

The Charleston Town Center mall is closed. Operational plans for the weekend will be announced later today....

Wal-Mart scraps planned store in Teays Valley
Wal-Mart scraps planned store in Teays Valley

Wal-Mart has made an independent decision to scrap plans for a previously proposed Neighborhood Market in Teays Valley, according to a company spokeswoman.

The retail giant’s decision to end planning for the Teays Valley location comes...

Putnam PSD looks to add Poca to service territory

WINFIELD — The Putnam County Public Service District is one step closer to acquiring Poca’s sewer service.

Putnam County commissioners approved the proposed expansion of Putnam PSD’s...

24 teachers, staff retire from Putnam schools

Winfield — Putnam County continues to see an increase in the number of teachers and ...

Scott Depot insurance office closes as part of corporate restructuring
Scott Depot insurance office closes as part of corporate restructuring

AIG, the national insurance giant, closed its office in Scott Depot last Friday, laying off 10 employees.

The layoffs and office closure, according to responses from the company and information from former employees, is the result of ongoing...

Judge nixes plans for Wal-Mart in Teays Valley

A Wal-Mart grocery store will not be built along W.Va. 34 in Putnam County, a judge ruled Friday.

The Putnam County Board of Zoning Appeals, in July, granted Wal-Mart a special permit to build a...

Kanawha-Putnam chase ends with crash, arrest

A police chase Wednesday in St. Albans ended in a suspect’s car crashing and him running and hiding barefoot in the cold before being arrested, police say.

Cody A. Hudson, 21, of St. Albans, faces felony charges of fleeing with reckless...

Ex-Putnam magistrate publicly admonished by judicial commission

The state Judicial Investigation Commission has publicly admonished a Putnam County magistrate who resigned earlier this month, calling his handling of a Hurricane man’s case “a travesty of justice.”

Scot Lawrence was...

WV delegate one of 50 stuck on SeaWorld’s SkyTower
WV delegate one of 50 stuck on SeaWorld’s SkyTower

It’s Christmastime, and Delegate Michel Moffatt wanted to treat his wife and two children with a nice trip to Orlando’s SeaWorld.

On their way to see family in Naples, Florida, the Putnam County family decided to visit the aquatic...

Armed robbery reported at Hurricane CVS
Armed robbery reported at Hurricane CVS

An armed robbery was reported Tuesday at a CVS Pharmacy in Hurricane.

At about 9 p.m., a man brandished a firearm and demanded money at the pharmacy, located at 3901 Teays Valley Road, according...

More than $21K in unclaimed assets returned to churches, organizations
More than $21K in unclaimed assets returned to churches, organizations

In keeping with the season of giving, the state Treasurer’s Office issued more than $21,000 in unclaimed assets to four area churches, a foundation and Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha and Putnam.

State Treasurer John Perdue presented six...

Putnam County magistrate Scot Lawrence resigns

A Putnam County magistrate, who had been barred from handling domestic violence cases, cleaned out his office Sunday night and left a resignation letter on his desk.

Scot Lawrence, of Hurricane, who was elected magistrate in 2012, left a two-...

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