The Chapmanville Regional High School softball team is the Class AA state champions. Coming in from the loser’s bracket to face James Monroe the Tigers had to defeat the Mavericks twice to bring a championship home to Chapmanville.
After a court order presented by Judge Doug Witten prompted a hand recount of eight Logan County precincts the vote tally still favored candidate Josh Butcher and the vote totals for all offices were certified by the Logan County Commission serving as the Board of Canvassers.
Mingo County Sheriff James Smith described the murder of Ben Hatfield as a random act of violence. Smith detailed what investigators believe happened in Hatfield’s final hours last Sunday soon after Anthony Arriaga appeared for his initial court appearance in Mingo County Circuit Court.
Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder will play the East Kentucky Expo Center in Pikeville on June 10th. Special guest Exit 23 will also perform.
WVOW presents the Great American Petting Zoo on May 31st at Buffalo Foodland in Man, June 1st at Shopper’s Value in Madison, and on June 2nd at Piggly Wiggly of Chapmanville.
Some members of the Williamson Police Department are seeking legal counsel in regards to pay and work environment.
Boone County Schools Superintendent John Hudson will transfer to Putnam County in the coming weeks. At a meeting of the Putnam County Board of Education Wednesday, Hudson was unanimously approved as Putnam County Schools’ new superintendent.
The highly contested contract of Superintendent Phyllis Doty was discussed at a regular meeting of the Logan County Board of Education Tuesday. The first action item on the agenda was to approve a mutually amended contract of employment for Mrs. Doty running from 2016 – 2020.
The challenge comes following a federal directive to schools across the United States this month allowing transgender students to use bathroom and locker rooms matching their gender identity.
The Town of Chapmanville has a new mayor. The town council appointed Mike Collins to fill the position at a regular meeting of the Town Council on Monday evening.
The West Virginia House of Delegates has killed a key tax hike on cigarettes and other tobacco products, stymieing budget negotiations. The 44-55 vote on Tuesday occurred during the GOP-led Legislature's seventh day of budget session. Each day of session costs $35,000. The bill would have raised taxes on cigarettes by 45 cents a pack to $1. It would have also increased taxes on other tobacco products.
The highly anticipated Devil Anse Trail, an addition to the Hatfield McCoy Trail System, opens for riders Wednesday. The new trail will connect the Buffalo Mountain trail system with the Rockhouse Trail system, which will create a total of 300 miles for riders to enjoy. The Devil Anse Trail system will add 70 miles to the two existing trails. The opening will be officially celebrated in Matewan on Saturday with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 9 a.m.
Relay for Life will start at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 3 at the football field on Midelburg Island.
Hundreds of thousands of painkillers are being delivered to the Mountain State according to court records
You can carry a hidden gun without a permit or training now in West Virginia.
Katie Chryssofos is the daughter of Gus Chryssofos and a junior at Salem International University.
He said he has been fighting against Obama's war on coal and out-of-touch public policies since his first day in the Senate and he will continue to defend West Virginia's way of life against any politician or President.
Governor Earl Ray Tomblin announced funding for 16 recreational trail projects across the state. The Hatfield-McCoy Trails will be getting the most of the allocated funding which totals $200,000.
An inpatient treatment program for women will soon launch at the Southwestern Regional Jail in Holden. A unit for males opened in April.
Some of West Virginia’s state parks are collaborating to make cabin stays more affordable for April and May. In a release, State Parks District Administrator Matt Yeager said rentals of two or more nights are discounted on most Sundays through Thursdays at state park cabins. Twin Falls Resort State Park in Wyoming County is taking part in the special rates. To make a reservation, call 304-294-4000.
Outdoor burning is only permitted between 5:00 PM and 7:00 AM. Burning is limited to leaves, brush and other yard material. State law makes it mandatory that a safety strip or ring at least ten feet wide surrounds any outdoor fire to prevent the fire from spreading.
Tips for staying safe during a power outage.
Third District Congressman Evan Jenkins announced his mobile office hours for May. At the mobile office locations, members of Rep. Jenkins’ staff will be available to help Third District residents who are having problems with federal agencies and programs. Constituents are encouraged to bring along documents they have received from federal agencies related to their issues.
A dozen or more families could get free help with home repairs this summer. The Appalachia Service Project (ASP) will return to Logan County from early June through late July.
The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is reminding people to leave young wildlife alone if they encounter them this spring. Their motto for this situation is 'look but do not touch or disturb.'"