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Alpha, Murray Energy set to lay off more than 2,200 miners

Two of West Virginia’s largest coal operators are set to lay off more than 2,200 miners in separate announcements today.

Alpha Natural Resources Inc. announced Friday afternoon it had notified 439 employees of its Rockspring Development...

Alpha, Murray Energy set to lay off more than 2,200 miners

Two of West Virginia’s largest coal operators are set to lay off more than 2,200 miners in separate announcements today.

Alpha Natural Resources Inc. announced Friday afternoon it had notified 439 employees of its Rockspring Development...

Restoration of state veterans memorial in Charleston nears completion
Restoration of state veterans memorial in Charleston nears completion

After a year of being periodically fenced off due to restoration work, the West Virginia Veterans Memorial at the state Capitol Complex will be open to the public on Monday for Memorial Day.

While the $1.6 million renovation is not yet complete, ...

New state brochure features military

Wild, Wonderful West Virginia launched its newest brochure during the Run For The Wall stop at the state Capitol Complex.

The brochure titled, “West Virginia Military Heritage,” features iconic West Virginia military figures....

Group claims Jim Justice mine endangers crawdads and bats

A wildlife conservation organization is wagging its finger at West Virginia gubernatorial candidate, billionaire and basketball coach Jim Justice, invoking the Endangered Species Act.

The Center for...

Charleston only West Virginia city with 50,000 population

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Charleston is hanging on as the only city in West Virginia with a population of more than 50,000, while Morgantown is now the state’s third-largest city, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Census...

Mon Power using aerial saws to trim trees around power lines

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — Mon Power in West Virginia is using helicopters with giant saws attached to trim trees across the state.

The company said in a press release Wednesday they plan to use aerial saws to trim trees along 700 miles of...

Loyal dog keeps missing boy warm on cold night in the woods

A Mercer County boy survived an accidental overnight stay in the woods thanks to a loyal friend — his dog. Six-year-old Henry Cox went missing after playing with his friends outside his home around 7:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Henry had been...

Mon Power using aerial saws to trim trees around power lines

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — Mon Power in West Virginia is using helicopters with giants saw attached to trim trees across the state.

The company said in a press release Wednesday they plan to use aerial saws to trim trees along 700...

GOP “rising star” signals interest in 2016 secretary of state run

While official paperwork has yet to be filed, Delegate Amanda Pasdon, R-Monongalia, may soon be the first Republican to enter West Virginia’s little talked about secretary of state race.

Pasdon, who currently serves as chairwoman of the...

Ky. company apparent low bidder for US 35 upgrade in W.Va.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Division of Highways says a Kentucky company is the apparent low bidder for a contract to upgrade a section of U.S. 35.

Bizzack Construction, LLC of Lexington, Kentucky, bid $174.4 million to...

Mountaineer Food Bank appoints new executive director

GASSAWAY, W.Va. (AP) — Justin Morrison has been appointed executive director of the Mountaineer Food Bank.

The Exponent Telegram reports Morrison started at the food bank in October 2008 as food...

Baby goat shot to death in West Virginia

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Police are searching for a suspect after a Monongalia County family says their baby goat was fatally shot nearly 400 feet away from their property.

WDTV-TV reports the...

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