West Virginia News

106-year-old town votes to dissolve incorporated status

MATOAKA, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia town of Matoaka has voted to end its status as an incorporated municipality. The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports nearly two dozen of the town's about 220 residents voted for the dissolution Tuesday. Three people voted to keep the incorporated status. ...

West Virginia board OKs school rebuilding plan after floods

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Board of Education has approved a plan to replace several Nicholas County schools after 2016 floods. Media outlets report the board Wednesday passed the proposal offered by a mediation team. It would rebuild Richwood Middle and High schools at ...

Marshall University adding 5 to Journalism Hall of Fame

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University's W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communication will induct five new Hall of Fame members this fall. Betsy Alderman is a 1979 graduate and earned a master's degree from the school in 1981. She headed the University of Tennessee at ...

Trump says ‘great night’ after ex-con loses WVa primary

By STEVE PEOPLES and JOHN RABY, Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Republican voters rejected ex-convict Don Blankenship in a West Virginia Senate primary in which he sold himself as "Trumpier than Trump" but was vigorously opposed by Trump himself. GOP voters in Indiana, meanwhile, ...

Ojeda tops US House race for Dems

By JOHN RABY and JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Democratic state Sen. Richard Ojeda won his party's nomination in the 3rd Congressional District in West Virginia on Tuesday, while state Delegate Carol Miller narrowly emerged from the crowded Republican field for ...

3 Republican West Virginia state senators fall in primaries

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Three incumbent Republican state senators in West Virginia lost in primary contests on Tuesday, setting the table for November elections in which the GOP seeks to protect a 22-12 Senate majority and 64-36 lead in the House. On Tuesday, Rep. Bill Hamilton defeated ...

Things to know: National GOP breathes easy in W.Va.

By BILL BARROW, Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Key takeaways after voters in Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio and West Virginia — all states won in 2016 by Donald Trump — picked nominees for Senate, House and some state offices ahead of the November general ...

Residents of West Virginia city may see higher sewer rates

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An increase in sewer rates has been approved by a West Virginia city council. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports sewer rates are expected to rise 16 percent in Dunbar after the City Council approved raising them during a meeting Monday. Mayor Bill Cunningham says ...

2 West Virginia seniors named 2018 Presidential Scholars

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Two West Virginia high school students have been named 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars. They are Brady D. Hanshaw of Sissonville High School in Kanawha County and Vinitha Joseph of Morgantown High School. A total of 161 high school seniors around the country were ...

Families hoping for justice in suit over 1968 mine disaster

By DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Nearly half a century after an explosion tore through the Farmington No. 9 mine in West Virginia, the families of the 78 men who died there are still looking for justice. Many of the children of the lost miners are now ...