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Grace Potter goes solo
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Grace Potter goes solo

Grace Potter turns up the heat at her live shows.

“She’s so sexy she makes me feel sexy,” one of my fellow festival-goers told me after her recent performance at Floydfest in Virginia.

During a recent interview, Potter...

Va. receives training grant in memory of W.Va., Ala. miners

BIG STONE GAP, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy is receiving a $50,000 grant to provide emergency preparedness training to miners.

The funding is through the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s...

Ex-legislator Hunt to run for attorney general
Ex-legislator Hunt to run for attorney general

Former Kanawha County legislator Mark Hunt said Wednesday he is running for state Attorney General.

“West Virginia struggles with crime, the illegal drug trade and the abuse of our citizens by unscrupulous drug and insurance companies,...

Century to operate Kentucky plant at 40 percent capacity

Century Aluminum announced that it will operate its aluminum smelter in Hawesville, Kentucky, at 40 percent capacity after Oct. 24.

The announcement comes several weeks after the aluminum manufacturing company stated that it would be closing...

Beckley man arrested in gas station robberies

BECKLEY, W.Va. — A Beckley man was arrested Wednesday and charged with the armed robbery of two Shell gas stations.

Joshua McKinney, 26, allegedly robbed a station on Airport Road in Beaver and in Grandview, according to a news release...

Georgia murder suspect fled from troopers before fatal shooting

A short chase preceded the fatal shooting of a Georgia murder suspect by West Virginia State Police.

Brandon L. Johnson, 28, of Snellville, Georgia, died Tuesday at Raleigh General Hospital as a result of wounds sustained in the altercation. Lt. ...

State says new prevailing wage rates accurate; legislators disagree

West Virginia’s new prevailing wage rates were unveiled Wednesday — rates that the research director of WorkForce West Virginia said are an accurate measure of the true wages being paid to construction workers on major projects around...

Boil-water advisories

The Nettie Leivasy Public Service District has issued a boil-water advisory from 2017 Leivasy Road to 3102 Leivasy Road and side roads, including Orndorff Road, Odelltown Road, Field Road, Saint Road, Dove Lane and Talbert Road.


Trial set for ex-W.Va. athlete accused of hitting gay couple

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – A former Marshall University running back will face trial on Jan. 26 on charges of hitting a gay couple.

The Herald-Dispatch reports a Cabell County circuit judge set the...

West Virginia couple arrested after they OD in front of kids

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – A man and woman have been arrested and charged with neglect and drug charges after police say they overdosed on heroin in the presence of their three children.

West Virginia State Trooper W.G. Hash tells local...

W.Va. State Police investigating discovery of burned body

PROCTOR, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia State Police are investigating the discovery of a body on fire in the Northern Panhandle.

Media outlets report the badly burned body of a male was found Tuesday in Wetzel County near the Marshall County ...

Mountaineer Casino’s smoking pavilion softens ban’s blow

NEWELL, W.Va. (AP) – A smoking pavilion at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort is proving to be a popular spot.

Hancock County instituted a smoking ban in enclosed public places in July. The smoking ban was opposed by casino officials...

Volunteers sought for tire clean-up from W.Va. river

ALUM CREEK, W.Va. (AP) – Volunteers are being sought to clear tires that have piled up in the Big Coal River near Alum Creek.

The clean-up is scheduled for three days next week, starting Monday.

An estimated 1,000 tires are now...

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