Barbara Ellen Smith first heard about the Battle of Blair Mountain when she came to work for the Black Lung Association, on Washington Street East in Charleston, in the winter of 1971-72.
CHAPMANVILLE, W.Va. — After nearly 71 years, the remains of a Korean War veteran who went missing in action in 1950 were finally returned home to Chapmanville last week.
MADISON — A potential new development on U.S. 119 could be hindered by the cost of water access, according to a report presented to the Boone County Commission by Project Manager Terry Martin with the Regional Intergovernmental Council.
In what might be a harbinger for other school construction projects during the pandemic, an architectural firm estimated that a Fayette County school would cost roughly $17 million to build, but the lowest bid came in around $24 million.
HAMLIN — The Lincoln County Cloggers are embracing their Appalachian roots by dancing their way across southern West Virginia.
LOGAN, W.Va. — Logan County Prosecuting Attorney David Wandling said several of the county’s fire departments are under criminal investigation for potential mishandling of money.
HUNTINGTON — The man accused of fatally shooting a Mingo County sheriff while he ate lunch in his car may spend the rest of his life in a mental facility.
SYLVESTER — Nestled on the back streets of the small town of Sylvester is a brand-new park that is quickly being recognized as the nicest of its kind in Boone County.
WILLIAMSON — The inaugural Whiskey Jam Powersports Festival is set for Saturday-Sunday, June 19-20, in Williamson. It is presented by Appalachian Made Co. (AMCO).
DANVILLE — Owner Kelly Underwood believes that his vision for K-Bo’s restaurant has grown exponentially from its inception because of his willingness to try new things.
LOGAN — A treatment program that originally began as a pilot in three West Virginia counties, including neighboring Boone County, is now offering services in Logan County as part of a recent expansion that included five more counties statewide.
SARAH ANN, W.Va. — The historic Hatfield Cemetery at Sarah Ann received a big touchup Saturday morning and afternoon thanks to several volunteers — some of whom included descendants of the McCoys, the family the Hatfields once infamously feuded with.
WILLIAMSON — Amy Jolene Thorn, the Williamson nurse who spoke at last year’s Republican National Convention and was known nationally for her work as a COVID-19 nurse, was recently found not guilty by a Mingo County jury in an October shooting.
West Virginia’s community college oversight and policy board on Thursday rejected Bluefield State College’s proposed expansion into Wheeling.
RACINE – A potential campground project targeted for a plot of land located behind the Boone County Ambulance Authority complex and the Racine Volunteer Fire Department received little support during an ambulance authority meeting on May 20.
MADISON — All Star Wrestling and Promoter Gary Damron recently celebrated 15 years of bringing professional wresting to southern West Virginia.
A series of events are currently being planned to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the Battle of Blair Mountain later this summer.
After serving almost seven years in the West Virginia House of Delegates as a Democrat, Delegate Mick Bates has changed his party affiliation to Republican.
West Virginia officials are seeking $11.3 million in federal assistance for damage sustained during a series of winter storms followed by flooding in February and March of this year.
State officials estimate they’ll largely meet their goal of completing construction on homes for people displaced by the June 2016 flood, they told a legislative committee Monday.
BOONE COUNTY - A man was confirmed dead in an accident that occurred at the former Hobet Mining site near Julian, visible from U.S. 119.