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Funeral services are in place for a young Chapmanville woman who died in an accident this week.  Click on the story for details. 

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Chapmanville Woman Remembered

Chapmanville Woman Remembered

Jessie Elizabeth Murray was active in community theater and church activities.


Mass Coal Mining Layoffs

Mass Coal Mining Layoffs

Alpha Natural Resources and Murray Energy announced another round of layoffs on Friday. This time almost 2000 workers in Wayne County and in northern West Virginia will be losing their jobs.


Kemper Power Plant Delays Clean Coal Project

Kemper Power Plant Delays Clean Coal Project

The much heralded, yet controversial Kemper Power Plant has delayed again the implementation of their clean coal project.


Hepatitis B Cases Increase In WV

Hepatitis B Cases Increase In WV

The majority of the cases are being reported in Mingo, Kanawha and Putnam Counties.


Arch Coal Looking For Ways To Decrease Debt

Arch Coal Looking For Ways To Decrease Debt

Arch Coal has hired advisers to assist the St. Louis based coal company on ways to decrease its debt load.


Old Fashioned Coal Camp Meeting

Old Fashioned Coal Camp Meeting

Roger Horton, the director of Citizens for Coal, says it’s time for the entire community to step up and speak out in support of coal.


Hendyx Internal Memos Not Public Record

Hendyx Internal Memos Not Public Record

The West Virginia Supreme Court has ruled documents by a former university researcher studying the effects of coal mining on public health don't have to be made public after a coal company sued to have them disclosed.


Higher Temperatures Mean Higher Demand For Power

Higher Temperatures Mean Higher Demand For Power

PJM Interconnection, the company that oversees and operates the electricity transmission grid for the state of West Virginia, said it should have more than enough power to keep the state cool in the sweltering weather.


Delay Desired

Delay Desired

The attorneys for former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship renewed a request to delay his trial until early next year. This is the third request for the continuance.


Miners Coach Done

Miners Coach Done

Mingo Central boys basketball coach Brad Napier has resigned after three years at the school.


Checkpoint

Checkpoint

The West Virginia State Police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in Deskins Addition in Logan on Wednesday beginning at 6pm.


Cleaning Up

Cleaning Up

Abandoned buildings are being demolished in McDowell County and local businesses are donating equipment and man hours to get it done.


Public Input

Public Input

School administrators and the Wyoming County Board of Education are seeking public input on whether to rebuild, consolidate, or renovate Mullens Middle and Mullens Elementary schools.


Trout Stocking

Trout Stocking

The West Virginia Department of Natural Resources stocked local waters with trout this past week. This includes Buffalo Creek in Logan County, and Clear Fork and Anawalt Lake in McDowell County,


Tug Valley Mining Institute Awards $15,000 In Scholarships

Tug Valley Mining Institute Awards $15,000 In Scholarships

The Tug Valley Mining Institute Awarded $15,000 in scholarships to students in West Virginia and Kentucky.


LEAD Shoe Voucher Program Seeking Donations

LEAD Shoe Voucher Program Seeking Donations

LEAD volunteer Bea Sias says due to mine layoffs and unemployment in the area the need for the program has increased. They are looking to increase the number of vouchers they distribute.


Mass Shipments Of Pain Killers

Mass Shipments Of Pain Killers

Pharmaceutical companies shipped over 200 million doses of oxycodone and hydrocodone to West Virginia in the five year span between 2007 and 2012.


LMAMH Buddy Pack Fundraiser

LMAMH Buddy Pack Fundraiser

The Buddy Pack program sends a backpack filled with nutritionally balanced food for weekends when meals at school are unavailable. The goal is to make sure children from food insecure households do not go hungry.


Marcum Files

Marcum Files

Mingo and Logan County delegate Justin Marcum has filed pre-candidacy papers for the 2016 election. Marcum did not declare which office for which he will run.


Required Immunizations

Required Immunizations

7th and 12th grade students in Logan County Schools will have new school immunization requirements and will be required to show proof of these immunizations prior to school entry for the 2015/2016 school year.


Return Of The Logan County Arts And Crafts Fair

Return Of The Logan County Arts And Crafts Fair

This will mark the 40th Anniversary of the Logan County Arts and Craft's Fair August 7th and 8th at the Logan Memorial Fieldhouse.


WV AG Warning Residents Of Vacation Scams

WV AG Warning Residents Of Vacation Scams

As travel season approaches and as people begin planning summer trips, Morrisey wants to make you take all necessary precautions and if it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is not true.


Oak Ridge Boys Coming To The Coalfield Jamboree

Oak Ridge Boys Coming To The Coalfield Jamboree

The Concert is Thursday, June 25th


Go Herd

Go Herd

The Marshall Big Green Coaches Tour will make a stop at the Logan Country Club on June 3rd. Football coach Doc Holliday, men’s basketball coach Dan D’antoni, women’s basketball coach Matt Daniel, and Athletic Director Mike Hamrick will be there to talk all things Thundering Herd.


Catfish Stocking

Catfish Stocking

Lakes to be stocked in the coalfield counties are May are Chief Logan State Park Lake, Laurel Lake in Mingo County, and Anawalt Lake and Berwind Lake in McDowell County. ,


Southern Announces Scholarship For Displaced Miners And Family

Southern Announces Scholarship For Displaced Miners And Family

A special scholarship is being made available to displaced coal miners and their immediate family members.


Constituent Services

Constituent Services

3rd District Congressman Evan Jenkins will provide mobile office hours in the coalfield counties throughout May.


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Because Of You Nominations

Because Of You Nominations

Nominations for “Because of You” awards are being sought for the 2015 Coal Miners’ Celebration in October.


Help Seniors & Disabled West Virginians

Help Seniors & Disabled West Virginians

The West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services State Health Insurance Assistance Program (WV SHIP) is expanding their services through the development of a new initiative using statewide volunteer positions.


A Fed Bear Is A Dead Bear

A Fed Bear Is A Dead Bear

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is reminding residents that feeding black bears is a violation of state law and is a terrible disservice to the state animal.


Marshall Makes It Easy

Marshall Makes It Easy

Various course and lab fees, off-campus, regional campus, and other fees will be eliminated. Student fees will now be based on the college in which their major is contained.


Leadership In Schools

Leadership In Schools

Logan County Schools recently hosted local business men and women at Ralph R. Willis Career and Technical Center to learn more about the county’s education system.


Look But Do Not Touch Or Disturb

Look But Do Not Touch Or Disturb

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is reminding people to leave young wildlife alone if they encounter them this spring.


Jumping For 35 Years

Jumping For 35 Years

On Friday, April 24, 2015, Mary Borst celebrated her thirty-fifth Jump Rope for Heart at South Man Elementary.


Marching For Babies

Marching For Babies

The March of Dimes West Virginia Chapter is looking to raise $40,000 dollars in Southern West Virginia and are continuing their programs aimed at working for stronger, healthier babies.


Nominate A Hero

Nominate A Hero

There are only a few weeks remaining for West Virginians to nominate an outstanding individual, family, or organization for the 2015 Governor’s Service Awards.


Green Thumbs

Green Thumbs

Students at Buffalo Elementary will be getting a hands-on gardening experience. The school recently opened its new greenhouse during a ribbon cutting ceremony for parents and community members.


Cost Of College

Cost Of College

West Virginia University's Board of Governors has approved a tuition increase of nearly 10 percent for in-state students.


Lenore High School Reunion

The Lenore High School Classes of 1955, 1960, and 1965 are set for a reunion on Friday, June 26 and Saturday, June 27.


Scholarships For Saving Lives

Scholarships For Saving Lives

This summer, high school and college students can win a scholarship by hosting an American Red Cross blood drive through the Leaders Save Lives program.


Coverage To Care

Coverage To Care

West Virginians’ health concerns could drastically improve if residents connected with a primary doctor.


Miss WV At LHS

Miss WV At LHS

Paige Madden, the reigning Miss West Virginia, visited Logan High School recently to talk to juniors and seniors about domestic and dating violence.


Attendence Award

Attendence Award

Hugh Dingess Elementary has been awarded with the highest attendance for the eighth month of school in the 2014-2015 year.


TAP and RTP For WV

TAP and RTP For WV

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin awarded over $5.6 million in Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) and Recreational Trails Program (RTP) grants to 42 projects across West Virginia including projects in the coalfields.


Helicopter+Herbicide=Clear Rights Of Way

Helicopter+Herbicide=Clear Rights Of Way

Starting in June, Appalachian Power will begin using helicopters to apply herbicide in order to maintain the rights of way for power lines in certain areas. Click on the headline above to see a complete list.


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