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5 mine in Raleigh County killed 174 men. The mine connected with Eccles No. ... For more information, contact the West Virginia Humanities Council, 1310 Kanawha Blvd. E., Charleston, WV 25301; 304-346-8500; or visit e-WV at www.wvencyclopedia.org.
STANAFORD, W.Va. (WVVA) students and their schools are honored for their efforts to preserve the environment during a celebration in Beckley on Friday.
Drug Take Back Day set for Saturday - WVVA TV Bluefield Beckley WV News, Weather and sports. Member Center: Create Account|; Log In ... (WVVA) Preparations are underway across West Virginia for Saturday's Drug Take Back Day. Area law enforcement will ...
... of their old vehicles. At this point, troopers said it is unclear what started the blaze, but they do no believe it to be suspicious.
Beckley police Department will host a collection site at the Raleigh County Commission on Aging, located at 1614 S. Kanawha St. in Beckley; West Virginia state police will host a collection site at its headquarters in Beckley, located at 105 Pinecrest ...
BECKLEY - An injured Raleigh County motorist is suing an insurance company, alleging breach of contract. Sandra Looney of Prosperity, West Virginia, filed a complaint April 11 in Raleigh Circuit Court against National General Insurance Company ...
Old Colony, realtors is the region's largest independently owned real estate company, serving Cabell and Wayne counties, Ashland and southeastern Ohio, as well as the Kanawha Valley, Raleigh County and southern West Virginia, Morgantown and ...
BECKLEY - Michael Kostenko, the former Raleigh County doctor and owner of Coal Country Clinic, decided to plead guilty in order to finish his trial early.
He also said that while their company is based on the Ohio border of West Virginia, his company employees almost a hundred West Virginia workers, including dozens from Raleigh County. Bulter said the company has gone out of its way to buy local ...
Jurors in Raleigh County Circuit Court heard opening statements Tuesday in the trial of Joshua Coy McKinney, a 29-year-old Beckley man charged with burglary, grand larceny and conspiracy to commit a felony for his alleged role in a home robbery in May ...
BECKLEY - A Raleigh County man is suing a mortgage company, alleging abusive business practices and wrongful foreclosure. Steven C. Campbell Jr.
BECKLEY, W.Va. (WVVA) A Raleigh County man pleads guilty to murder in the second degree. Gaston Smith was orginally charged with first degree murder and the unlawful use of a firearm in connection with the fatal shooting of 20-year-old Darien Blaney in ...
The trial is over for a Raleigh County doctor accused of over-prescribing narcotics to patients, including two people who died from overdoses.
The trial is over for a Raleigh County doctor accused of over-prescribing narcotics to patients. Dr. Michael Kostenko entered a plea to count seven of the indictment by Federal Prosecutors on the charge of unlawful distribution of a controlled ...
BECKLEY, W.Va. - Testimony began Monday in the federal criminal trial of former Raleigh County health care clinic owner Dr.
Photo by Ian Hicks Coopers Rock State Forest in Bruceton Mills is among seven West Virginia state parks that will require an entrance fee beginning Memorial Day weekend, according to the state Division of natural resources.
An early morning car crash leads to a power outage in Raleigh County, and another outage in the area impacts more than 1,600 people.
Thousands of books are on sale for just pennies on the dollar, thanks to the Friends of the Raleigh County Public Library. The sale started this weekend and goes until next Saturday.
Raleigh County Judge John A. Hutchinson, who was assigned to the case after Mercer County Judge Derek Swope recused himself, delayed Lilly's sentencing on Dec. 21, 2016 and remanded him to the state Department of Corrections so a diagnostic study ...
MONTGOMERY, W.Va. - The Old Main clock bells will continue to ring out over Montgomery, but soon they will no longer be marking the top of the hour - seven minutes early - for students heading to class at West Virginia University Institute of ...
Although the evening has previously included restaurants from multiple southern West Virginia counties, in recent years, only Raleigh County businesses have participated. Sizemore, however, said she believes it's important to include restaurants in ...
Remembering the six million Jewish lives lost and those who survived was the focus as Temple Bethel held its annual "Yom Hashoah" event on Sunday.
A miner was injured in an underground Raleigh County mine Friday, the West Virginia Office of Miners' Health Safety and Training confirmed.
(Brad Davis/The Register-Herald) Volunteer Marcia Dunlap and her husband Ken work their way along Harper Road looking for cigarette butts and other smaller, harder to see items of garbage during Raleigh County Make-It-Shine's Spring litter sweep ...
To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org. April 23, 1857: Andrew Summers Rowan was born in Gap Mills, ... 5 mine in Raleigh County killed 174 men. The mine connected with Eccles No. 6, operating in another ...
This week, Raleigh County Circuit Court Judge H.L. Kirkpatrick granted the attorneys for the dog's owners, Brenda Jeffrey and William Smith, a stay of Jasper's euthanasia until the West Virginia Supreme Court issues a final ruling. Attorneys Cindy ...
Jerry Umberger Jr, left, dances with Karen Johnson during the 6th Annual United Way of Southern West Virginia's Dancing With the Stars reveal at Tamarack Thursday in Beckley.
This Earth Day, April 22, is a good opportunity for people across the Mountain State to learn more about how local waste is managed, and what can be done to further preserve and protect West Virginia. Sadly, West Virginia currently has an estimated 15 ...
... President's more controversial moves to end the Obama's Administration's 'Catch and Release' policy, exempting certain undocumented workers from deportation, has had a surprise impact one West Virginia community, where a Raleigh County magistrate ...
BECKLEY, W.Va. (WVVA) A woman accused of raping a boy, age 11, and battering her own baby (11-months) entered a guilty plea in Raleigh County Circuit Court on Thursday. The charges stem from several incidents that happened while Christine Dillon, ...
BECKLEY, W.Va. (WVVA) A woman accused of raping a boy, age 11, and battering her own baby (11-months) entered a guilty plea in Raleigh County Circuit Court on Thursday. The charges stem from several incidents that happened while Christine Dillon, ...
The 47th anniversary of Earth Day is this Saturday, but hundreds of volunteers in Raleigh County are getting a jump start on giving back to the planet and their communities.
A group of neighbors is "taking back" their community with a Neighborhood Watch program after a recent series of break-ins, a move that is backed by the Raleigh County Sheriff's Office. After 10 break-ins at Stanaford Acres, neighbors banded together ...
More than 7,100 people were eliminated from voter rolls in seven southern West Virginia counties recently. The elimination came as county clerks ... Raleigh County eliminated 4,109 voters, followed by Mercer County with 1,247. Summers County slashed ...
April 22, 2003: Activist Judy Bonds, a Raleigh County native, received the Goldman Environmental Prize for her fight against mountaintop removal.
The court-ordered euthanasia of a dog in Raleigh County is stayed until the West Virginia Supreme Court issues a ruling on his case, Raleigh Assistant Prosecuting Attorney John Gallaher reported Wednesday.
Raleigh County Sheriff's deputies arrested a Mercer County last week in connection with an alleged attempted kidnapping of a child from a car in Shady Spring.
Right here in Raleigh County. Raleigh County is setting the bar. It is setting the bar for all of West Virginia. Wouldn't it be great if we had 54 more to come along?" Beckley Mayor Rob Rappold delivered a proclamation honoring the commission and ...
Raleigh County Commissioners voted to raise the landline fee from $1 to $2 at a commission meeting in Beckley on Tuesday. Raleigh County's 911 Dir. John Zilinski said the money will go toward a new communications system and radios, which have not ...
At the request of a Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce representative, Beckley Common Council has submitted a resolution to the West Virginia Legislature, asking state lawmakers to continue toll collection on the West Virginia turnpike.
CHARLESTON - A Raleigh County man filed suit in Kanawha Circuit Court against a variety of defendants, alleging four counts of negligence and two counts of outrage at a correctional officers and medical providers.
According to the complaint, on March 16, 2015, Graham was a passenger in a motor vehicle traveling on state Route 19 in Raleigh County when Diversco's Kenworth truck, being driven by the defendant's employee, violently crashed into the rear of the ...
BECKLEY - An order to federal agency heads made Wednesday by President Donald Trump's Office of Management and Budget could potentially have a "terrible" impact on southern West Virginia's struggling economy, according to one county official.
In West Virginia, where less than half of all adults currently work and pay taxes and around 18 percent of working-age adults received disability benefits in 2012, the federal government employs around 16,000 civilians, according to statistics of the ...
West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey met Friday in Beckley with local officials to discuss efforts in combating the opioid epidemic, including settlement money from drug wholesalers, recently passed legislation and community partnerships ...
Dispatch says that shots were fired near the 100 Block of Missouri Avenue in Beckley around 10:30 pm Thursday night. As of now, no injuries have been reported.
"In West Virginia with all the coal mining losses, people become depressed. They have nothing to get up for each day and they turn to drugs to help them cope.
To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org. April 16, 1829: ... April 22, 2003: Activist Judy Bonds, a Raleigh County native, received the Goldman Environmental Prize for her fight against mountaintop removal.
BOLT, W.Va. (WVVA) Churches are sacred ground for most people, a place of worship and prayer. But one Raleigh County Church continues to find itself at the center of an unspeakable crime, the subject of a decades-old fight to find Angela Cherise Gwinn ...


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