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Demolition could jeopardize Beckley historic district
Demolition could jeopardize Beckley historic district

BECKLEY — A decision could come next week on a proposal to tear down three buildings in Beckley to make way for a parking lot and future retail development.

If the demolition is approved, though, the loss of the buildings could tip the...

Demolition could jeopardize Beckley historic district
Demolition could jeopardize Beckley historic district

BECKLEY — A decision could come next week on a proposal to tear down three buildings in Beckley to make way for a parking lot and future retail development.

If the demolition is approved, though, the loss of the buildings could tip the...

Dour picture painted for coal exports

Experts say surplus of supply will make next three to four years tough for industry

Bill introduced to end Common Core in schools

If passed, state would adopt Massachusetts curriculum from 2004 until July 2018

Officials hear charter schools debate
Officials hear charter schools debate

Plans to make West Virginia the 43rd state to allow public charter schools were debated Wednesday during a legislative hearing at the state Capitol.

Since taking control of the Legislature, Senate and House Republicans have come out in favor of...

Bill calls for more focus on U.S., W.Va. history in schools

Legislation calls for more focus on US, W.Va. in state curriculum

Legislation streamlines code relating to children’s services

Bill reorganizes

section of state code, makes no substantive changes

Report says prevailing wage repeal would hurt economy

Study says repealing act would hurt local workers, W.Va. economy

Photos: Robotics, 3-D printing take spotlight at Innovation and Entrepreneurship Day
Photos: Robotics, 3-D printing take spotlight at Innovation and Entrepreneurship Day

West Virginia’s latest and greatest in high tech and creativity was on display Wednesday at the 15th Innovation and Entrepreneurship Day at the state Capitol. Exhibitors including West Virginia University, Toyota and Homer Laughlin China...

Legislators debate audit of WV highways division

Democrats and Republicans clashed once again on Wednesday during a discussion on the floor of the state Senate over a bill pertaining to West Virginia’s highways.

Senate Bill 8 seeks to generate a performance audit, which could cost up to ...

New eagle pair takes up residence in New River Gorge nest

BROOKS, W.Va. (AP) — A new pair of bald eagles has taken up residence in a nest in the New River Gorge.

The nest was built several years ago by another pair of eagles nicknamed Whitey and Streaky by birders. Streaky, the female, was...

Charleston Area Medical Center fined for waste violations

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — State regulators have fined Charleston Area Medical Center $48,049 for hazardous waste violations at its three hospitals.

A consent order says the violations include failing to keep containers closed when not...

Comment sought on pipeline surveys in Monongahela forest

ELKINS, W.Va. (AP) — Federal officials are seeking the public’s input on whether surveys for a proposed natural gas pipeline should be allowed in the Monongahela National Forest.

The proposed 550-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline would...

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