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Local businesses set up shop for ‘Small Business Saturday’
Local businesses set up shop for ‘Small Business Saturday’

Small business owners throughout downtown Charleston were stringing up their Christmas decorations Tuesday.

At the Purple Moon on Quarrier Street, Chuck Hamsher, the co-owner, was setting up his aluminum Christmas trees.

“We like to...

Putnam officials contemplate effect of budget cuts

WINFIELD, W.Va. -- After Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s recently announced plans to cut state funding for most government agencies by 4 percent, Putnam County officials are brainstorming ways to soften the blow.

Officials from Putnam...

Addition to historic Putnam site shows divide during Civil War
Addition to historic Putnam site shows divide during Civil War

WINFIELD — The newest addition to the historic Hoge House in Winfield exposes the sharp political divide felt among West Virginia families during the Civil War.

As it turns out, Putnam County was a prime ...

Fire reported at Home Depot in Teays Valley

A small fire was contained at the Home Depot in Teays Valley overnight, authorities said.

A firefighter said the fire started in the paint sample section and was contained to an internal area in the store. He said after a fire alarm went off at ...

Putnam County opens first ‘nature park’
Putnam County opens first ‘nature park’

RED HOUSE, W.Va. — Sitting atop Red House Hill, Putnam County’s newest park offers visitors a different experience than one might find at, say, Hurricane’s Valley Park.

Instead of playground...

Bakery and bookstore cafe to bring new flavors to Hurricane Main Street
Bakery and bookstore cafe to bring new flavors to Hurricane Main Street

HURRICANE, W.Va. — Despite the steady volume of traffic passing by, Hurricane’s Main Street has more than one “for rent” sign hanging in the window of a former small business. But...

Putnam schools to see funding cuts in state budget cutbacks

Putnam County Schools may lose as much as $500,000 in funding cuts, school board officials say.

As part of Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s plan to cut funding for most state agencies by 4 percent, that plan also includes a 1 percent cut in state...

Putnam school bus involved in minor wreck

A school bus and another vehicle were involved in a crash on W.Va. 34 in Teays Valley on Friday morning, said a Putnam County dispatcher.

The wreck resulted in minor damage and minor injuries.

It happened at about 6:45 a.m. in a congested...

Putnam commissioners consider adding office space

WINFIELD — In an effort to consolidate Putnam County’s agencies, commissioners there are considering the development of land near Valley Street for additional office space.

County Manager Brian...

Putnam residents hear more about Mountaineer Xpress pipeline

HURRICANE — Dozens of people from Putnam and Cabell counties attended an open house Tuesday night to learn more about Mountaineer Xpress pipeline, a proposed interstate project that would carry gas from Marshall County to Cabell County....

Groundbreaking set for final section of U.S. 35

After years of uncertainty, plans to build the last remaining four-lane section of U.S. 35 are under way.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., will be among elected officials attending a groundbreaking ceremony at...

Candlelight vigil planned for domestic violence awareness

The Putnam County S.T.O.P. task force is holding a candlelight vigil tonight in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness month. The task force, which stands for Services, Training, Officers, Prosecutors, will begin the ceremony at 7 p.m. at the...

Grand jury to hear Putnam murder case
Grand jury to hear Putnam murder case

The case of a Putnam County man accused of murder is moving forward after a county magistrate found probable cause to send it to a grand jury.

Philip Casto, 33, appeared before Magistrate Linda Hunt on Tuesday for a preliminary hearing....

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