Chris Lawrence, Author at WV MetroNews

Sunday July 21, 2019

Calving season on the Tomblin WMA

The elk reintroduction started four years ago and despite constant monitoring, the herd is starting to reach a level where it's tough to know numbers.

Saturday July 20, 2019

West Virginia soldier dies in Kuwait

Sgt. William Friese of Parkersburg died this week while deployed to Kuwait in a non-combat related incident.

If you’re hot, hang in there better temps are coming

NWS says rainfall Monday will lead to lower humidity and overnight lows in the 50's by mid-week.

Thursday July 18, 2019

Logan County teen discovers elk shed on Tomblin WMA

Chase Herndon made the find while shed hunting this week, but followed the law and instead of keeping it took state officials to the site so they could recovery it as part of the elk management program.

Wednesday July 17, 2019

Buckskin Council ready to host the world

Local Boy Scouts in Charleston will help World Jamboree staff welcome scouts from more than 130 countries feel at home in West Virginia

“Wasping” is the new drug choice showing up in West Virginia

Boone County authorities say they are starting to find people using wasp and hornet spray to find their next high

Tuesday July 16, 2019

W.Va. National Guard ready for its role in World Scout Jamboree

West Virginia National Guard will provide security and safety for the upcoming event in Fayette County.

Blackhawk Mining says restructuring will make them stronger

Company says restructuring debt will help them take advantage of robust opportunities which currently exist.

Monday July 15, 2019

Mason County residents to benefit from new transit service

County commission president says long-discussed service now available.

Thursday July 11, 2019

Rural schools hail pilot four-class system for high school sports

Coach Tom Wamsley of Tygarts Valley High School says it's not a case of private vs. public schools, but rather a matter of rural vs. urban schools. He says teams like his are at a great disadvantage simply by their location.

Wednesday July 10, 2019

DNR and WVU prepare to take a deep dive on catfish

West Virginia University and WV DNR will partner on a project to get a closer look at the habits of these still largely unknown creatures which were brought back to our waters around 15 years ago.

UMWA offers invitation for Democrat candidates to visit an underground mine

Union leader says invitation isn't about who they will be for, but who is for them.

Tuesday July 9, 2019

Doddridge County students get national recognition for being nice

School club based on random acts of kindness is lauded by Reader's Digest.

Monday July 8, 2019

Arrest made in South Charleston murder case

Man arrested in connection with July 3 shooting death.

Wednesday July 3, 2019

Putnam County shooter enjoys the long shot

Dave Powell is hoping his skills beyond 100 yards with a bow will pay off this summer with a new ride.

Tuesday July 2, 2019

Flood problems minimal in Whitmer, Job is a different story

Fire crews from Whitmer VFD found themselves with a hard trek just to get to neighboring communities to help during Sunday's high water

Damage assessment underway on Monongahela National Forest

Forest Service works to have all facilities open for whats expected to be a lot of Fourth of July visitors

Monday July 1, 2019

Harman resident rides out the storm in the elements

Don Smith of Harman, W.Va. sat for two hours on a hillside in the dark, to escape the rising water around his home along Horsecamp Run in Randolph County.

Gallery: Harman takes a hit in Randolph County

High mountain communities left devastated by sudden flash flood

Family camping trip turns into a nightmare along Dry Fork

Family is forced out of their tents and into the driving rain as a flash flood overtook their campsite and nearly swept them away in Sunday's training storm cells

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