An "opt-out" movement that took place in West Virginia schools this spring meant a large amount of students apparently refused to take the new Smarter Balance Assessment, but the state Department of Education found that was not the case.
There was a fire Wednesday night at B&B Loans in Logan.
Public hearings are set on a proposal to close three elementary schools in Boone County.
The Princess Aracoma Living History Trail and Primitive Encampment will happen Friday and Saturday at Chief Logan State Park. The purpose of the event is to offer a glimpse of what life may have been like at the time of Princess Aracoma.
A portion of the hillside on the main campus of Logan Regional Medical Center has slipped and a construction project is underway.
An 8th grade girl was taken into custody for allegedly making terroristic threats.
The Hatfield-McCoy National TrailFest is this weekend in Gilbert. Trailfest is the premier UTV, ATV and Dirtbike riding event and is a worldwide phenomenon. TrailFest starts October 8 and runs through October 12.
Governor Earl Ray Tomblin appointed Christopher Workman as Family Court Judge for the 9th Family Court Circuit that serves the county.
The West Virginia Supreme Court upheld a guilty verdict in a Lincoln County murder.
A mine memorial is coming to Logan County. The memorial will honor 18 miners who died in a fire at No. 22 Mine at Holden, owned by the Island Creek Coal Company.
The Big Ugly Community Center in Lincoln County and the West Virginia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster in Mingo County will be recognized at the Governor’s Service Awards Luncheon in Charleston on Wednesday, October 14.
Workforce West Virginia says the notices were received last week and also include an extension of ones received in the summer. Patriot Coal filed bankruptcy in May.
A recent inquiry request to the Public Service Commission by Williamson residents regarding a 44% rate increase was denied.
It's a Haunted Run/Walk through Chief Logan State Park. Participants will make their way along the paved roadway and woods Saturday evening
Little Coal River Trail System in Boone County and Ivy Branch Trail System in Lincoln County, both part of the Hatfield McCoy Trail Systems, will close by Monday, October 19.
U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito announced funding for a revitalization project in the Coalfields.
West Virginia State Police obtained juvenile petitions for students who called in a bomb threat to Tug Valley High School.
There was a meeting of the Logan County Commission Monday. Items on the agenda included Guyandotte River Cleanup, Man High School's golf team, and the Coalfield Jamboree roof repair.
West Virginia’s 2015 archery and crossbow seasons for white-tailed deer, black bear, and wild boar began September 26 and will run through December 31.
First Lady of West Virginia and former President of Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College Joanne Jaeger Tomblin helped kick off fire safety week on Monday.
Dustin “Dusty” Mills will sit out the rest of the season due to injuries sustained in a car accident.
The Lumberjackin’ Bluegrassin’ Jamboree will be October 9th-11th at Twin Falls State Park in Mullens.
Flu activity is low in the United States, but October is the month where early flu activity begins.
Public hearings are set this month on a proposed federal rule to require coal mine operators to equip coal hauling machines and scoops with sensors intended to curb fatalities and injuries in underground mines.
The Running Wildcats Boys Basketball Golf Scramble is on Saturday October 17th at the Logan Country Club. The proceeds will benefit the Logan High School boys basketball team.
The 4th Annual Thunder in the Mountains charity poker run is on Sunday, October 18th. Proceeds from the run will benefit the Mud Buddies organization.
Three Boone County residents were cited over the illegal shooting of a young albino deer near Madison. The snow white colored deer was shot from a truck along Route 17 back on Sunday evening. A resident found the deer dead and reported the incident to Boone County 911.
A Man resident was arrested in connection with his second DUI.
Attorneys for two of the former Mingo County officials are being sued by a private investigator and argue there isn’t enough evidence against their clients and they want the case dropped. Private investigator Donald Stevens alleges former Mingo prosecuting attorney Michael Sparks and former Williamson police chief Dave Rockel were involved in a plot to drive him out of town because they feared he was investigating Judge Thornsbury.
Chief Logan Lodge will host a murder mystery party. The back-story of the evening is an eccentric spinster aunt has called together members of her family to tell them the story of her nephew, who was discovered hanging from a balcony railing that morning. A note was pinned to his body warning the family to leave the manor at once.
Homecoming parades for all three Logan County high school's have been set.
Mingo County's unemployment rate was the highest in the state at 14.6 percent. It was followed by McDowell County at 14.2 percent and Logan County at 12.6 percent.
The Chief Cornstalk District Boy Scouts of America will present the 2015 Buck Harless Friends of Scouting Golf Classic.
We have a winner in the annual Logan Lion’s Club Rubber Ducky Race. Jenna Turner, a senior at Marshall University, had the winning duck and walks away with $1000. The proceeds from the event go toward the Lion’s Club eyeglasses program.
The West Virginia Division of Forestry predicts that the peak time for fall foliage in the coalfield counties will be in late October.
October is Liver Awareness Month. The American Red Cross is encouraging people to give blood in honor of those undergoing liver transplants.
A consumer representative from Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s office will conduct mobile office hours in the coalfield counties in October.
Most people associate Halloween with candy, and probably the last thing on most people’s mind in connection to the holiday would be health. However, that is exactly what one Boone County organization is trying to promote.
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources says a program to screen prospective workers at long-term care centers is working.
Due to the current state of the economy especially in the Coalfields, organizers of the WV Toughman Contest would like to know if you would still purchase a ticket to the annual event at the Logan County Field House.