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Charleston welcome sign being installed along Interstate 64
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Charleston welcome sign being installed along Interstate 64

Drivers on eastbound Interstate 64 may have recently noticed a bit of excavation on the hill above the highway after the Montrose Drive exit.

That site will soon be the home of a large new sign welcoming travelers to Charleston — a...

Charleston welcome sign being installed along Interstate 64
Charleston welcome sign being installed along Interstate 64

Drivers on eastbound Interstate 64 may have recently noticed a bit of excavation on the hill above the highway after the Montrose Drive exit.

That site will soon be the home of a large new sign welcoming travelers to Charleston — a...

West Side water main repairs completed
West Side water main repairs completed

West Virginia American Water on Tuesday completed repairs to a 36-inch water transmission main along Florida Street on Charleston’s West Side.

Pipeline repair experts entered the transmission main through a 24-inch manway that was...

Nitro hears ordinance establishing max speed limit on W.Va. 25

Council members on Tuesday began discussing an ordinance to establish a maximum speed limit on state roads in Nitro, particularly W.Va. 25, which runs the length of the city.

An ordinance proposed during the meeting would set the speed limit as...

South Charleston’s mayoral candidates mostly disagree
South Charleston’s mayoral candidates mostly disagree

Incumbent South Charleston Mayor Frank Mullens and challenger Richie Robb, who face off at the top of the city’s ballot on Saturday, don’t agree on much.

That was obvious last week when Mullens and Robb participated in ...

Jones has strong support among South Hills voters; Monroe was supported by West Side

South Hills voters were the strongest supporters of Republican Mayor Danny Jones in the May 2015 city general election, while Paul Monroe, Jones’ Democrat...

Charleston council pulls pay raise bill at mayor’s request
Charleston council pulls pay raise bill at mayor’s request

Jones says he does not want the controversy that would come with proposed $20,000 salary bump

Council approves sale of annex building

Dunbar City Council approved the sale of the city’s Annex Building to the city Sanitary Board during Monday’s council meeting.

The city will sell the building for $70,000. The purchase will take place on July 1.

“I...

Charleston council approves $100M in bond financing for Civic Center renovations

Charleston city council gave the green light Monday night for the first bit of work to renovate the Charleston Civic Center and also authorized $100 million in bond financing for the project.

Because of those two actions, a groundbreaking for...

St. Albans expects to seek water rate hike

St. Albans probably will have to seek an increase in its water rates this fall, Michael Griffith, the city’s accountant, told City Council.

“The combined water and sewer budget is approximately $6 million,” Griffith said...

PSC requests more information about power plant closures
PSC requests more information about power plant closures

The state Public Service Commission has ordered Appalachian Power to turn over more information regarding its closure of three coal-fired power plants over the weekend, including the potential costs of converting the plants to natural gas or other...

W.Va. home rule board will accept new applicants in July

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia cities can begin submitting applications for home rule status after July 1, but there’s no set deadline for applications this go-round.

Earlier this year, the state Legislature opened the Municipal Home...

South Charleston clerk candidates have deep roots
South Charleston clerk candidates have deep roots

Margie Spence and Thornton Cooper are vying in South Charleston’s June 6 election for city clerk, the person charged with keeping city council’s meeting minutes and serving as the city’s top elections officer.

Spence, a...

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