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A sampling of efforts to fight blight in Appalachia

May 24, 2015

Efforts to rehabilitate vacant or dilapidated property have sprung up around Appalachia, with states in the region taking varying approache. more »»

In the coalfields, dilapidated sites make way for renewal

May 24, 2015

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. (AP) — A crew from Coalfield Development Corp. more »»

Worthington Elementary unveils memorial bench for teacher

May 24, 2015

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Students, staff and community members gathered at Worthington Elementary School to dedicate a memorial to a former teacher. more »»

Beverly Heritage Center cuts ribbon; celebrates opening

May 24, 2015

BEVERLY, W.Va. (AP) — After more than 12 years, construction is complete at a local museum dedicated to the preservation of regional culture and history. more »»

Defendant gets married after homicide trial ordered

May 23, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man got married about an hour after a judge held a preliminary hearing on criminal allegations against him and ordered him to stand trial for the death of... more »»

Participants in Reconnecting McDowell mentoring program

May 23, 2015

A look at some of the participants in the Broader Horizons high school mentoring program in McDowell County:

MOUNT VIEW HIGH SCHOOL:

—Rayven Bailey is pregnant, but it won't hamper he... more »»

Poncho & Lefty's food truck drives a fresh bargain

May 23, 2015

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — Hardy, hardworking Mountaineers value freedom so much that lawmakers have appropriated state residents' liberation, in Latin, as the state motto. more »»

Cable TV series 'American Genius' debuting June 1

May 23, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A cable TV miniseries filmed in West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle will debut next month. more »»

W.Va. Film Office holding production seminar

May 23, 2015

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — A training seminar for people wanting to become production coordinators in the film industry is set for next month in Fairmon. more »»

W.Va. Senate president to be Coca Cola 600 honorary starter

May 23, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Senate President Bill Cole will be the honorary starter for the Coca Cola 600 NASCAR race this weekend in Charlotte, North Carolina. more »»

Murray Energy expects more than 1,800 coal mine layoffs

May 22, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Coal giant Murray Energy expects to lay off more than 1,800 mine workers, most from West Virginia.

The St. more »»

US oil and natural gas rig count drops by 3 to 885

May 22, 2015

HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by three this week to 885. more »»

Alpha Natural Resources expects to idle W.Va. coal mine

May 22, 2015

BRISTOL, Va. (AP) — Alpha Natural Resources expects to idle a West Virginia coal mine that employs more than 400 worker. more »»

W.Virginia vets' memorial renovation to be completed in June

May 22, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A yearlong renovation of the West Virginia Veterans Memorial at the state Capitol Complex is expected to be completed in June.

Since the $. more »»

Nonprofits in 12 W.Va. counties eligible for disaster loans

May 22, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Disaster loans are being offered to nonprofit organizations in a dozen West Virginia counties that sustained damage from severe weather in April.

The U.S. more »»

Dying father gets last wish to attend daughter's graduation

May 22, 2015

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A dying father got his last wish: seeing his daughter graduate from high school.

WSAZ-TV reports (http://bi. more »»

 
 
 

 

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