Chris Lawrence, Author at WV MetroNews

Thursday December 12, 2019

Logan County hunter almost let a big one get away

Nick Cantrell says the 11 point buck he killed in mid-November was minutes away from never happening at all.

Tuesday December 10, 2019

Cabell sheriff welcomes plans for new I-64 exit near Culloden

Sheriff Chuck Zerkle both Cabell and Putnam counties would benefit.

Sunday December 8, 2019

Shepherd holds the line of tuition and fee hikes

School officials say after evaluation they believe keeping tuition at its current level will help students stay in school or decide to go.

Wednesday December 4, 2019

Viral video of illegal deer shooting stirs anger and citations

The internet lit up when a viral video showed a large buck being shot from across the highway in Boone County, now the man in the video is facing citations and potentially a hefty fine.

Ag Commissioner advocates for federal CWD task force

Kent Leonhardt and others push for creation of a federal task force to take the lead on CWD research across the United States.

Tuesday December 3, 2019

Teens hospitalized after apparent drug overdose at school

A student brought a bottle of pills from home ans shared them with classmates at Lewis County High School.

Monday December 2, 2019

Clay County teens expected to recover after ATV wreck

One victim severely hurt when both were thrown off a four-wheeler after losing control on a wet road.

Sunday November 24, 2019

Buck season is here for West Virginia

West Virginia's most popular hunting season of the year arrives with Thanksgiving week

Thursday November 21, 2019

Tourism officials buoyed by Timberline sale to Indiana firm

Officials say Perfect North Slopes of Lawrenceburg, Indiana making the purchase of the former Timberline resort is the best outcome anybody could have hoped for after the troubled facility went into bankruptcy.

Wednesday November 13, 2019

South Charleston coach Messinger remembered as a master motivator

Former South Charleston Coach John Messinger died this week, he was a man who crafted deep relationships with all who knew him.

Tuesday November 12, 2019

Former coal industry giant Bobby Brown dead at 87

Brown led Consolidation Coal through some of its most productive years and helped initiate the evolution of one of the industry's most powerful players.

Monday November 11, 2019

Mister Bee recognizes the sacrifice and service of veterans

Sales of chips in new bag will partially benefit USO and Mister Bee CEO plans to match whatever that number turns out to be with her own money.

Sunday November 10, 2019

Woody Williams to be part of NYC Veterans Day Parade

Williams will be among five Grand Marshals in NYC, but remembers the best parade ever was his return to West Virginia after World War II

Saturday November 9, 2019

Boone County hunter does it again

David Miller, for a second straight year, has tagged a massive southern West Virginia buck. It's his 19 trophy buck in a lifetime of hunting the steep hills and hollows of the West Virginia coalfields

Friday November 8, 2019

Football staff member says the story could have been a whole lot worse

Petersburg High School football trainer Benjamin Shirk tells the story of being momentarily trapped by a rapidly expanding fire in the field house training room this week.

Wednesday November 6, 2019

Deal reached to shore up miners pensions; McConnell on board

U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito explain American Miners Act on MetroNews "Talkline"

Preston County man talks about his record fish

He caught the big one on an unfinished lure he made by hand. He was testing the lure's performance to determine if it needed any adjustments. Evidently none were required.

Saturday November 2, 2019

Three children hospitalized after St. Albans parade accident

Police say a UTV ran into the back of a float collapsing a metal tailgate on to a group of children riding in the St. Albans Veterans Parade Saturday .

Another strong year for the Hatfield-McCoy Trails

Ridership on the trails as surpassed 2018 with two months left in the year.

Wednesday October 30, 2019

DOH to respond with safety improvements near tricky U.S. 35 intersection

Sen. Glenn Jeffries says changes should help until new intersection is completed.

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