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Mothman Festival draws thousands (video)


POINT PLEASANT — Although nearly 40 years have passed since the first sightings of the Mothman took place in West Virginia, Point Pleasant has embraced the l...

Harpers Ferry looks to rebuild after fire


When fire ripped through historic Harpers Ferry a month ago, one of West Virginia’s most photographed cityscapes was marred by disaster. Nine businesses were destroyed, and 45 employees and two tenants were displa...

Summersville draws crowds for Lighthouse Festival


MOUNT NEBO — The unmistakable smell of barbecue and the distant sound of live Appalachian music wafted up toward the spectacular vista atop West Virginia’s only lighthouse on Sa...

The Custard Stand chili business expands regionally


WEBSTER SPRINGS — It started as two 30-gallon pots of chili, cooked every day for the Webster Springs location of The Custard Stand restaurant.

Millions of gallons of chili later...

Route 29 Batman is killed after his Batmobile breaks down along a Md. highway


A Maryland man who dedicated his life to giving children the chance to meet Batman died Sunday night while traveling home from South Charleston’s Summerfest.

Lenny B. Robinson, 51, of Baltimore, died around ...

Aging well: Edgewood Summit marks 20 years as senior home


When Edgewood Summit opened its doors on April 15, 1995, Peggy Hitchman and her husband, Bill, were among the first residents to move in at the new retirement community.

Peggy still lives there today. She is proud ...

Sprayground opens at Barboursville Park


BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. — The water is flowing at Barboursville Park’s new splash park, and kids and parents from Cabell County and beyond are checking out the new cool-off s...

Appropriately, rare albino raccoon calls Coonskin Park home


When Kanawha County Park Police Officer James Butler heard strange sounds coming from a Coonskin Park dumpster Tuesday, he dutifully peeked inside to see what was going on.

He wasn’t expecting a once-in-a-li...

Rescue group saves kitten from storm pipe full of water


Volunteers and firefighters went to heroic lengths to save a weeks-old kitten from drowning Monday near St. Albans.

Dorella Tuckwiller, president and founder of local animal rescue group Itty Bitty Kitty Com...

Bear cubs draw visitors to WV State Wildlife Center in French Creek


FRENCH CREEK — Cougars, elk, bison and wolves are just a few of the rarely seen native species that draw around 40,000 visitors annually to the West Virginia State Wildlife Cente...

Forum on geological effects on roads wraps up today


Landslides, sinkholes and mine cave-ins are just a few examples of the many unique challenges civil engineers face when constructing infrastructure in Appalachia.

These geohazards are at the forefront of the annua...

State using precast concrete for road repair project


West Virginia Department of Transportation officials are using a new technique in Kanawha County to fix a segment of road that is in dire need of repair.

Carrie Bly, spokesperson for the Department of Transportatio...

Hashers mix running, drinking


Think of them as “drinkers with a running problem.”

That’s how Chris Alford describes the Hash House Harriers of Charleston — a running group whose members love drinking just as much as ...

West Virginia Women Work program may close doors


West Virginia Women Work, a nonprofit that has lifted hundreds of women out of poverty by helping them find work in the construction industry, may soon close its doors if the organization is unable to secure additional f...

Lynn’s Drive-In one of state’s best kept secrets


BLUEWELL — The small, brick restaurant along U.S. 52 may look unassuming to passersby, but generations of faithful customers will tell you Lynn’s Drive-In is one of West Virginia’s best-kept secrets....

Come on down! ‘Price is Right’ coming to WV


“The Price is Right,” the popular game show that has been a fixture on television for more than half a century, will come to life in Charleston in November.

“The Price is Right Live” sta...

Police: Woman lied about daughter reported missing


A Cross Lanes woman is charged with obstructing an officer after she allegedly lied about not knowing the whereabouts of her missing teen daughter, prolonging search efforts.

Armed citizens stand guard at Marine Corps and Navy Career Center


Armed with a Stag Arms AR-15 rifle and a handgun, Michael LeRose has been standing guard outside the Marine Corps and Navy Career Center in Charleston since Monday.

Marmet City Council considers ATV ordinance


Marmet City Council members agreed to hold a special meeting Monday in response to residents’ concerns about unsafe all-terrain vehicle and golf cart use within the city and also approved an accounting contract to...

Special meeting planned to address ATV use in Marmet


Marmet City Council members agreed to hold a special meeting Monday in response to residents’ concerns about unsafe all-terrain vehicle and golf cart use within the city and also approved an accounting contract to...

Mingo woman starts campaign encouraging civility


Resident starts campaign in effort to spread small acts of kindness, respect

Bojangles’ plans expansion into Charleston, Huntington, Beckley areas


Popular chicken chain plans to open two restaurants by 2016

2015 Classic sees record TV viewership


Third-most-watched sporting event of weekend behind NASCAR, World Cup

Dark financial cloud looms over Trace Fork soccer fields


Foundation owes more than $1 million on loan that must be paid by 2016

Putnam board approves plans for Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market


The Putnam County Board of Zoning Appeals voted Thursday to approve a conditional use permit for a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market to be built in Teays Valley.

Board members Patty Schiffour, Tony Hodge and Jessie Park...

Bojangles’ looking to open more W.Va., Ky. locations


Bojangles’ opened its only West Virginia location in Princeton on Monday, but the popular southern fast-food chain plans to open more restaurants in the state as early as this year.

The Charlotte-based compa...

Dunbar man charged for allegedly driving impaired, striking road worker


Police arrested a man in Dunbar after he allegedly struck a state Department of Transportation worker in a work zone while driving impaired.

Edward Kern, 69, of Dunbar, is charged with DUI causing injury. Investiga...

United flights at Yeager Airport not affected by nationwide glitch


Computer error grounds United planes worldwide; connecting flights may be affected

Cabell man in trouble after pet deer discovered in home


Cabell man kept two bucks in mobile home for ‘at least a year’

Couples will soon be able to get married in Greenbrier chapel


Couples will be able to get married at resort’s church by September

Classic week a boon for state Commerce department


Relationships forged at annual golf tournament credited for aiding in addition of new business developments

Weekly podcast offers a stage for local, national comedians


Broadcasting live from West Virginia to the world, the Charleston Comedy Podcast offers local and national comedians alike the opportunity to entertain an audience that’s growing with each episode.

Brandon L...

Kids get rare, up-close view at Greenbrier Classic


Known for its exclusivity and luxurious amenities, The Greenbrier is a place some people may never get to see or experience in their lives.

A partnership between the state Department of Commerce, Big Brothers Big S...

Greenbrier County reaps economic benefits of Greenbrier Classic



As the sixth edition of The Greenbrier Classic gets underway, Lewisburg bu...

Governments, agencies, utilities better prepared after crippling 2012 derecho


Three years after a rare storm wreaked havoc on West Virginia, officials say the state has learned its lessons, and counties and state agencies are better prepared for future calamities.

The June 29, 2012 derecho c...

Water main break affects western Kanawha County and Putnam County (video)


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More than 25,000 customers in Kanawha and Putnam counties were without water Tuesday ...

Charleston man arrested on sex assault charge involving children


A Charleston man has been arrested on a sexual assault charge after police say he forced young children to perform sexual acts on each other and a dog.

Michael Anthony Parrell III, 40, of Beech Avenue, is charged w...

Weekend drowning victim recovered


Christopher Thomas, 29, had barely survived stabbing in March

5 arrested in Ripley in connection with Ohio child abduction


Police in Jackson County have arrested five individuals after finding them driving with a 7-year-old child who had been reported as abducted.

West Virginia State Police Lt. Michael Baylous said troopers in Jackson ...

Heroic actions preceded drowning death, witness says


The man who drowned in the Kanawha River on Sunday died a hero, saving possibly two lives before currents pulled him under, his girlfriend said.

Activities galore are planned for West Virginia Day


No matter where you are in the state, there will be no shortage of ways to celebrate West Virginia’s statehood this weekend.

Saturday marks 152 years since Abraham Lincoln proclaimed West Virginia to be the ...

Big Chimney bank robbed, suspects arrested


UPDATE: Two men have been arrested and charged in connection with this robbery.

Police are looking for a man who robbed a B...

Helicopter responds to Corridor G crash


Kanawha and Lincoln authorities are responding to a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 119 near the Kanawha County / Lincoln County line.

According to a Kanawha Metro 911 dispatcher, the crash was reported around 11:38 a.m....

Youth boxers in Charleston for national championships in it to win (video, gallery)


Event, one of nation’s top youth boxing tournaments, draws more than 600 athletes

Times changing for baby changing tables


It’s inevitable. Any parent who is out with a baby will eventually have to find a place to change a diaper.

For women, it can be as simple as visiting the nearest restroom.

For men, options might not ...

Laury’s reopening pushed back to September


Owner reassures public they will ‘definitely’ be back in business

Some states consider changing tables laws


Though there are no laws on the books regarding diaper changing tables in West Virginia, other states have tried to pass laws to require changing tables in all public restrooms, or to prohibit putting a changing table in...

Putnam residents fear Wal-Mart market will cause more traffic


Residents fear Wal-Mart Market would increase traffic, noise, crime

Nation’s best youth boxers to battle it out in Charleston


Youth championships featuring more than 600 begin Tuesday at Civic Center