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CVB faces hurdles, has hope

The city of Charleston is entering “a renaissance,” Convention and Visitors Bureau President Alisa Bailey said during the 2014 annual board meeting Wednesday. Citywide improvements and new construction have resulted in $50 million of...

CVB faces hurdles, has hope

The city of Charleston is entering “a renaissance,” Convention and Visitors Bureau President Alisa Bailey said during the 2014 annual board meeting Wednesday. Citywide improvements and new construction have resulted in $50 million of...

Boil-water advisories: July 17, 2014

The Richwood Water Department has issued a boil-water advisory for the Dain Street and Middletown areas.

The Beckley Water Company has issued a boil-water advisory for the Beckwoods Apartments in Beckley.

Customers in those areas are...

 DHHR files appeal in psych hospitals case

The Department of Health and Human Resources has appealed part of an order issued by Kanawha County Circuit Court Judge Duke Bloom in an ongoing civil suit centered on the state's psychiatric hospitals, arguing that a directive regarding special...

Puppet theater puts twist on Twain’s greatest tales
Puppet theater puts twist on Twain’s greatest tales

The Cincinnati-based performance group Madcap Puppets brings several of Mark Twain’s most beloved characters to life in “Twain’s Twisted Tales,” which it will perform at several Kanawha County libraries on Friday and...

‘Extensive corrosion’: As tanks come down, CSB says leaking started before Jan. 9
‘Extensive corrosion’: As tanks come down, CSB says leaking started before Jan. 9

Citing “extensive corrosion,” federal investigators said an MCHM chemical storage tank at the Freedom Industries site along the Elk River was likely leaking prior to the Jan. 9 spill that contaminated the drinking water for 300,000...

Colt Ford at the Putnam County Fair
Colt Ford at the Putnam County Fair

Country rapper Colt Ford closes out the Putnam County Fair in Eleanor with a concert at 8:30 p.m. Saturday. A former pro golfer, Ford has released five albums, including “Thanks for Listening,” which just came out July 1; he also co-...

Bob Thompson Unit headlines Live on the Levee
Bob Thompson Unit headlines Live on the Levee

Venerable local musician Bob Thompson and his band, The Bob Thompson Unit, headline a night of free jazz at Live on the Levee Friday night. They’ll perform 45-minute sets at 7:45 and 8:45 p.m., while Marshall and the Groove opens the Haddad...

Lawyer leaves firm after ethics charges

Attorneys with the Dinsmore & Shohl law firm are reviewing cases after its managing partner in Charleston left the firm partly because he was charged with ethics violations.

Letters went out to clients at the beginning of the month saying John...

CSB: Hancock plant deaths show need for OSHA dust rule
CSB: Hancock plant deaths show need for OSHA dust rule

Federal regulators, state inspectors and company officials did not take steps that could have prevented a December 2010 explosion and fire that killed three workers at a Hancock County metals recycling plant, U.S. Chemical Safety Board investigators...

Ex-Martinsburg QB says guard assaulted him at jail

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – A former Martinsburg High School quarterback has filed a complaint alleging a correctional officer assaulted him at the Eastern Regional Jail.

Justin “Cookie” Clinton, 19, is being held at the jail on...

Police identify man shot by Parkersburg police

Authorities have released the name of a man shot by Parkersburg police on Tuesday after he allegedly pulled a gun on officers.

Paul Christopher Johnson, 42, of Parkersburg, was shot about 1:30 p.m. by officers of the Parkersburg Police...

Missing woman’s family plans fundraiser to keep case alive

Melanie Metheny’s family isn’t about to let her fade from the public memory -- and they hope that a recent court case might pave the way for new information about her disappearance.

It’s been eight years since Metheny, a...

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