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Ahead of line repairs, residents asked to limit water use, expect discoloration
Ahead of line repairs, residents asked to limit water use, expect discoloration

Company may ask customers to conserve usage during project

Ahead of line repairs, residents asked to limit water use, expect discoloration
Ahead of line repairs, residents asked to limit water use, expect discoloration

Company may ask customers to conserve usage during project

Prosecutor announces plans to run for office in 2016

Kanawha Prosecutor Charles Miller is planning to run for prosecutor in 2016, filing his pre-candidacy registration documents with the Kanawha County Clerk Tuesday.

Miller – who has served as an assistant prosecutor, assistant U.S....

Mayor’s salary should be on par with level of responsibility, councilman says
Mayor’s salary should be on par with level of responsibility, councilman says

If a salary increase is approved, Charleston’s mayor will remain the highest-paid mayor in the state and will be paid at a rate not unusual for full-time mayors in cities with populations much larger than Charleston.

Last week, a bill was ...

South Charleston car dealer asks to re-zone lot

South Charleston City Council has given preliminary approval to a request by car dealer Wally Thornhill to re-zone a lot at 107 MacCorkle Ave.

The lot is currently zoned R-8, which is defined as medium density. Thornhill petitioned the...

Parks commission moves forward with Coonskin disc golf course

A new disc golf course at Coonskin Park is on its way to becoming reality as long as funds can be raised for the course equipment.

Thursday, the Kanawha County Parks Commission authorized Steve Koepsel, a leader of the Kanawha Valley Disc Golf...

Top-O-Rock competition rescheduled after shakeup at W.Va. State

The design competition for the famed Top-O-Rock home in Charleston has been postponed and the original sponsor of the event, West Virginia State University’s Economic Development Center, is no longer affiliated with the project.

Instead,...

Debate continues over gun ban at Kanawha parks

Kanawha County Commissioners and the president of the West Virginia Citizens Defense League spent more than an hour Thursday night debating the legality and merit of a firearms ban at parks operated by the Kanawha County Parks and Recreation...

Historic East End row homes could get new life

Vacant for years, a dilapidated line of historic East End row houses has a shot at new life.

Thursday, board members of the Charleston Urban Renewal Authority voted after an executive session to give local developer Chris Sadd the option to...

Helicopter to spread ATV safety awareness
Helicopter to spread ATV safety awareness

HealthNet Aeromedical Services, the nonprofit that operates medical helicopters in the area, is joining with local hospitals and Hatfield & McCoy Trails system to bring the message of all-terrain vehicle safety to the skies.

Wednesday, HealthNet ...

Survey reveals Kanawha County drivers’ disregard for school buses
Survey reveals Kanawha County drivers’ disregard for school buses

Ninety Kanawha drivers ignore school bus stop signs in one-day study

Concerned citizens protest water quality, proposed rate hike
Concerned citizens protest water quality, proposed rate hike

A group of area residents concerned about water quality and a potential rate increase gathered outside West Virginia American Water’s treatment plant in Charleston on Sunday.

Advocates for a Safe Water System, a group formed in the...

Men look to the future as West Invest rehab project comes to a close
Men look to the future as West Invest rehab project comes to a close

Even the best stories must come to an end.

It’s spring now, and the grass lot of the vacant house on the south side of 6th Street is nearly four feet tall. The home across the street is almost unrecognizable, the chipped red paint of the...

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