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Nitro’s 1% sales tax begins

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Shoppers in Nitro might have noticed a slightly higher tax charge on their receipts following the implementation of the city’s new sales tax on July 1.

Businesses in the city, which includes the Nitro Market...

Kanawha County sheriff’s detachment returns to Quincy

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Following the auction of its former home, the Eastern Kanawha County detachment of the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department is moving back across the Kanawha River from Chelyan to Quincy.

The detachment is no...

Yeager Airport landslide fallout swells; new director named

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Yeager Airport’s board members authorized a review of expenses made since the March 12 landslide after questionable checks totaling $650,000 were revealed earlier this week. The airport’s former director, t...

Former airport director takes post in South Charleston

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Former Yeager Airport director Rick Atkinson is now South Charleston’s city manager.

Atkinson’s first day was Wednesday.

Mayor Frank Mullens said Atkinson was hired after he expressed interest i...

Residents updated on Fayette oil train cleanup efforts

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GLEN FERRIS – Only about 10 residents attended an information session at the Glen Ferris Inn regarding the ongoing remediation efforts surrounding February’s CSX oil train derailment in Mount Carbon.

Residents still wary of oil trains in area

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GLEN FERRIS — Only about 10 residents attended an information session at the Glen Ferris Inn regarding the ongoing remediation efforts surrounding February’s CSX oil train derai...

Committee recommends interim director for Yeager Airport

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Yeager Airport’s personnel committee voted to recommend Terry Sayre as the airport’s new interim executive director during a meeting Monday.

The recommendation still needs to be approved by the airpo...

Yeager Airport panel recommends Sayre for interim director

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Yeager Airport’s personnel committee voted to recommend assistant director Terry Sayre as the airport’s new interim executive director during a meeting Monday.

The recommend...

Bike lanes on Boulevard planned for 2016

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Unless there’s a bureaucratic miracle, Charleston’s proposed bike lanes along Kanawha Boulevard West won’t be built this year.

Instead, city officials are now eying the spring of 2016 for const...

Charleston bike lanes delayed until 2016

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Unless there’s a bureaucratic miracle, Charleston’s proposed bike lanes along Kanawha Boulevard West won’t be built this year.

Instead, city officials are now eying the spring of 2016 for const...

Official explains Charleston’s user fee

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Finance director says money collected is more than paying for asphalt, police officers

Draft of bike plan available for public comment

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About 20 people attended a public presentation on the first draft of Charleston’s Bicycle Master Plan Thursday night.

The plan, which is a blueprint for making Charleston more bicycle-friendly, will be refin...

Matt Murphy: Ditching the deathdesk

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It’s widely understood that our culture’s collective sedentary lifestyle is killing us. As more and more U.S. jobs became desk-based during the 20th Century, Americans started moving less and less during th...

KRT revamps routes to improve operations

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Route changes set to begin Oct. 11, are result of comprehensive study

Yeager Airport hillside moves again

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Portion of Yeager Airport hill fell about 20 feet Wednesday

‘Streetfest’ to turn Capitol Street into pedestrian mall this Saturday

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A portion of Capitol Street will be transformed into a pedestrian mall Saturday as part of the first “Downtown Streetfest” event that afternoon.

Headed by the Charleston Area Alliance, Streetfest will...

Charleston CVB beats its own hotel bookings goal

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Charleston’s Convention and Visitor’s Bureau continues to bulk up, exceeding the hotel bookings goal it set the previous fiscal year.

According to its own records, the bureau played a part in securing...

Floods slam central W.Va. and more rain on the horizon

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Floods slam central W.Va.; Tomblin issues ‘state of preparedness’ for another 35 counties

Commission wants responsible parties to pay up for emergencies

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Kanawha County commissioners want those who cause major emergencies to pay up.

Commissioners voted Thursday to draft a policy for how the county will bill responsible parties for the activation of the Emergency Ope...

Commission wants responsible parties to pay up for emergencies

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Kanawha County commissioners want those who cause major emergencies to pay up.

Commissioners voted Thursday to draft a policy for how the county will bill responsible parties for the activation of the Emergency Ope...

Bike plan draft released

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The first draft of Charleston’s long-range bicycle transportation plan is done, and before it’s finalized, the public will have a chance to comment about the plan next week.

The 203-page document outl...

East End Bazaar property could be developed

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Authority receives proposal for property’s development; details not yet released

Dunkin’ Donuts stores to be added in the Charleston area

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Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners have announced plans to expand into the Charleston area within the next few years.

In all, five new stores are expected to be added between Charleston and Beckley and will be ...

CSX to hold public meeting on oil train derailment cleanup

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Railroad currently in Phase I of two-part plan

Proposal could increase Charleston user fee to $3

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Charleston council introduces bill to raise service fee for workers in city by $1 by 2020

West Side post office could be relocated

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Residents on Charleston’s West Side may see one of their neighborhood post offices relocated as the U.S. Postal Service tries to cut costs.

If plans come to fruition, the Postal Service will move its existin...

Downtown business owners offer parking suggestions

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Colored meter heads that correspond with time limits, angled parking on streets like Virginia and Quarrier and parking discounts issued by downtown businesses were all ideas thrown out during a Charleston council committ...

Charleston council committee to discuss parking meters tonight

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Tonight’s meeting will

address issues of time restrictions on meters, costs of city parking

Marmet mayor accused of driving out-of-towners to vote

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Ethics complaint alleges Marmet

chief allowed non-residents to vote

Kanawha officials blast water company over its operations

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Kanawha County officials blasted West Virginia American Water Tuesday over a thrice-repeated water outage that has left an estimated 25,000 customers without water in Kanawha and Putnam counties since last week as the co...

Search to begin for new meal vendor for Kanawha seniors

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The West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services is beginning the search for a new vendor for senior meals in Kanawha County.

Robert Roswell, the commissioner of the agency, told Kanawha County commissioners Thursday ni...

New water leak reported in Dunbar; residents could face a 36-hour outage

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Not more than a few days after a large water outage left 25,000 Kanawha and Putnam county customers without water, those same residents were faced with an outage again following a new water main break discovered Monday m...

Nitro police looking for Ridenour Park vandals

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Nitro police are looking for those responsible for vandalism at Ridenour Memorial Park.

Most of the damage happened at the park’s gazebo, where lights were torn off and 86 of the decorative posts were destro...

A fix, but more problems after Dunbar main break

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West Virginia American Water crews were able to repair a broken 36-inch water transmission main overnight, returning service to thousands of customers west of Charleston who had been

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

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(On our app? See video here)

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

New North Bend program offers guided adventure sports

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Want to kayak, but aren’t ready to drop $400 on a boat?

Want to backpack, but don’t have any gear?

Want to mountain bike, but don’t know how to begin?

North Bend State Park in Ritch...

Mural a splash of color on East End

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A local artist is brightening up an otherwise drab block in the East End, and you’re invited to help.

Located on the b...

Tour de Coal rescheduled for July

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After postponing the event last weekend due to the threat of severe weather, the annual Tour de Coal is back on and rescheduled for July 11.

The July event will be identical to the usual Tour de Coal, but simply wi...

Funding to end for Charleston-Huntington commuter bus

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Transit officials say money has not yet been found to renew commuter service

KRT prepares for fare, schedule changes

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KRT officials are preparing for next month’s change to a flat-fare system, a switch that is expected to make riding the bus simpler and ...

‘Lifelike’ marionettes to perform at Clay Center

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The Cashore Marionettes will arrive at the Clay Center on Saturday, but this is far from your elementary school’s puppet show.

Puppeteer Joe Cashore’s handmade marionettes are lifelike in movement wit...

Former school, business incubator up for auction

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Upper Kanawha Valley Enterprise Community building in Chelyan to sell into private sector

Hearing for Putnam Wal-Mart grocery store lasts hours

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Update: Four hours after the meeting began, the Putnam County Board of Zoning Appeals voted to table further deliberation and a decision on the special use permit for a future meeting. Board members said they wanted time...

Charleston reduces types of plastics accepted for city pickup

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Charleston makes limits after agency says it can’t find a buyer for items

Jones wants increase in street paving

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In his first speech of his newest term, Charleston Mayor Danny Jones said he would ask city council to inject $1.1 million from the city’s stabilization fund into street paving to take place this summer.

The...

Cost of city trash bags continues to rise

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The price is going up again for Charleston’s residential trash bag program.

Monday, city council entered into a $410,000 agreement with Waste Zero to provide and distribute the trash bags for the next fiscal...

Three-judge panel to hear petition to remove Jones

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Petitioners believe Charleston mayor should be removed from office

Charleston eyes future of downtown parking

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Officials mull best

use of revenue for downtown upgrades

For 2015, Multifest to move to downtown Charleston

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Festival celebrating cultural diversity relocates after 25 years at Capitol complex

New pharmacy in works for eastern Kanawha County

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A new pharmacy may be coming to the Witcher Creek area in eastern Kanawha County.

Thursday, Kanawha County Commissioners approved closing Eastbrook Lane and East 20th Street near Witcher Creek Road and U.S. 60, pen...