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FEMA approves federal disaster declaration in W.Va.

March 31, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved his request for a disaster declaration in West Virginia after a severe storm in early March. more »»

About 100 Special Metals workers laid off in Huntington

March 31, 2015

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — The parent company of the Special Metals alloy plant in Huntington is laying off about 100 workers.

Portland, Oregon-based Precision Castparts Corp. more »»

David Farmer named interim head of W.Va. jail authority

March 31, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A corrections official has been named interim executive director of the West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority. more »»

Feds: 2 ex-Freedom execs agree to testify on behalf of US

March 31, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say two ex-Freedom Industries officials have agreed to testify for the goverment in two remaining chemical spill cases. more »»

12 W.Va. teachers get Arch Coal Foundation awards

March 31, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Twelve West Virginia teachers have been honored for their classroom contributions. more »»

Freedom Industries, state sign spill site cleanup agreement

March 31, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Freedom Industries and state regulators have signed an agreement for a cleanup of the site of a 2014 chemical spill into the Elk River. more »»

48 E. Panhandle sex offenders haven't complied with registry

March 31, 2015

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — The U.S. Marshals Service says 48 sex offenders in the Eastern Panhandle haven't complied with registry requirements. more »»

Mercer airport to realign taxiway, plans other improvements

March 31, 2015

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (AP) — Mercer County Airport plans to begin construction this summer on a taxiway realignment.

Airport manager Clinton Ransom tells the Bluefield Daily Telegraph (http://bit. more »»

Fire destroys 140-year-old Catholic church in Benwood

March 31, 2015

BENWOOD, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a fire that destroyed a 140-year-old church Catholic church in Benwood.

Media outlets report that the fire occurred just before 9 p.m. more »»

Annual survey finds 18 bald eagles in New River Gorge

March 31, 2015

BROOKS, W.Va. (AP) — An annual survey has found 18 bald eagles in the New River Gorge.

The Charleston Daily Mail (http://bit. more »»

Marbles tournament for W.Va. kids set Saturday

March 31, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Children ages 7 to 14 can participate in a marble tournament hosted by the West Virginia Division of Culture and History.

The A. more »»

W.Va. Medicaid switching from monthly to annual cards

March 31, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Medicaid recipients are being switched from a monthly card to an annual card.

The change takes effect Wednesday. more »»

School leadership summit set in Charleston

March 31, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Educators from across West Virginia are gathering in Charleston for a school leadership summit. more »»

W.Va. offers free testing of bulk fertilizer

March 31, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginians who buy fertilizer and lime in bulk can have it tested free of charge to ensure that it meets label specifications. more »»

Lincoln County man charged in shooting death, wounding

March 30, 2015

HAMLIN, W.Va. (AP) — A Lincoln County man has been charged in a shooting that left one person dead and another wounded. more »»

BNSF railroad adds new safety rules for crude oil trains

March 30, 2015

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — BNSF has started taking additional safety measures for crude oil shipments because of four recent high-profile derailments in the U.S. and Canada, the railroad said Monday. more »»

Labor officials: New Mexico, West Texas workers underpaid

March 30, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Violations of fair labor standards have resulted in hundreds of oilfield workers in New Mexico and West Texas being underpaid by more than $1. more »»

Suspect in Ohio fireworks store blaze that killed 9 dies

March 30, 2015

IRONTON, Ohio (AP) — A brain-damaged man accused of starting a 1996 fire at an Ohio fireworks store that killed nine people has died at a mental health facility. more »»

Bayer CropScience to sell Institute park to Union Carbide

March 30, 2015

INSTITUTE, W.Va. (AP) — Bayer CropScience says it plans to sell its Institute Industrial Park to Union Carbide. But the company will continue to operate its thiodicarb unit at the site as a tenant. more »»

W.Va. students to take new online standardized test

March 30, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia students will take a new online standardized test this year that's based on the national Common Core standards. more »»

Groups surpass fundraising goal to preserve W.Va. pavilion

March 30, 2015

ALDERSON, W.Va. (AP) — Groups working to preserve a 180-year-old pavilion in Greenbrier County have surpassed their fundraising goal. more »»


Bridge group to meet every Wednesday April 1, 2015

Beginning and intermediate Bridge players are invited to join an informal group meeting every Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Trinity Episcopal Church. All are welcome and walk-ins are encouraged. For more information, contact 876-2661 or 876-0751. more »

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