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MondayMarch 11, 2024

Confessions of a former legislature fanboy

Back in January, I wrote a commentary in praise of the West Virginia Legislature. Here is what I said: “Let me confess now that I am a fan” of the Legislature. I went on to write about the importance of real people—not professional politicians—collectively making decisions they believe are in the best interests of their

FridayMarch 1, 2024

MondayNovember 27, 2023

City of Charleston drawing in big crowds with holiday events

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Charleston Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin announced while thousands were kicking off Holly Jolly Brawley Friday evening, the inaugural Salango Law Dirty Birds Light the Night was setting GoMart Ballpark attendance records. “It has been beyond amazing to see so many people enjoying our city,” said Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin. “We knew key

ThursdaySeptember 14, 2023

Former New Haven town recorder in prison for embezzlement

Dawn Hysell is accused of embezzling funds between 2015 to 2020.

MondayJune 5, 2023

Charleston culinary artist taking it all in at Chef awards in Chicago

Chef Paul Smith was nominated for a James Beard award for Best Chef in the Southeast.

TuesdayMay 23, 2023

Riverside, South Charleston seniors ready for next chapter

The final graduation ceremonies for Kanawha County Schools are Tuesday at 7 p.m.

ThursdayMay 18, 2023

State police arrest man for child abuse at Charleston daycare

State troopers arrested Caleb Staunton, 21, of Beckley Thursday.

TuesdayMarch 21, 2023

West Virginia Lottery to launch mobile iLottery

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — An new, interactive lottery for mobile devices is being introduced to the state. Officials with the West Virginia Lottery met with commissioners Tuesday to discuss the beginning stages of launching iLottery that will make Powerball, Mega Millions and more available online for users to play at home. Director of the West Virginia

ThursdayJanuary 12, 2023

MEC This Week – Episode 17

MEC This Week returns for the first time this year

MondayJanuary 9, 2023

Three Guys Before The Game – Jayhawk Funk – Baylor Preview (Episode 432)

Can the Mountaineers snap their Big 12 early-season funk?

SundayDecember 18, 2022

MEC This Week – Episode 15

Travis Jones and Taylor Kennedy return for the latest edition of MEC This Week! They were joined by Todd May, Concord Mountain Lions men’s head basketball coach, and Charles Marshall, West Virginia State women’s head basketball coach. Travis and Taylor also discussed the latest men’s and women’s news and notes. Subscribe wherever you find your

ThursdayDecember 1, 2022

MEC This Week – Episode 14

The men’s and women’s basketball season is fully underway, with conference play providing exciting games and moments. Wrestling has also kicked off, and it should be an exciting season on the mats. Dwaine Osborne, University of Charleston men’s head basketball coach, joins the show. He discusses his team’s slow start to the season, what the

WednesdayNovember 9, 2022

Musselman hopeful it learned a lot from loss at Wheeling Park

The Applemen suffered their second of three losses less than a month ago to the Patriots, but get another crack at Wheeling Park on Thursday.

ThursdaySeptember 1, 2022

Rucker Challenges Blair for Senate President

Republicans dominate the West Virginia Legislature. The GOP holds supermajorities in both the House of Delegates and the Senate. But these Republicans are not of one mind. Far from it. Increasingly, the GOP lawmakers are splitting into two factions. One group is made up of conservative to moderate members. These Republicans are typically more interested

TuesdayAugust 30, 2022

Charleston police investigate deadly shooting

Woman killed, suspect detained.

WednesdayAugust 24, 2022

The Shift Away From Gear Shifts

My attitude toward vehicles most of my life has been ambivalence. Yes, I want something that is dependable, does well in the snow and is big enough to haul bags of yard mulch. Beyond that, I have no particular brand loyalty or color preference. But there have been two exceptions. The first was a 1968

SaturdayJuly 16, 2022

MetroNews Classics: Fairmont Senior vs Chapmanville (2018) & Huntington vs South Charleston (2007)

Video: Fairmont Senior vs Chapmanville (2018 Class AA Boys State Basketball Championship Game) The second straight matchup in the Class A.A. state final between Fairmont Senior and Chapmanville. The Polar Bears took the 2017 state final, 59-54. The Tigers poured in a team-tournament high 69-points, but they had their lowest margin of victory that tournament

FridayJuly 8, 2022

Taylor County Courthouse closing blamed on COVID fatigue

Breakout confirmed at sheriff's office.

SaturdayJune 18, 2022

MetroNews Classics – Ritchie County vs Williamstown (2021) & Nitro vs Morgantown (1998)

Video: Ritchie County vs. Williamstown (2021 Class A State Football Championship) Ritchie County completed a true Cinderella story in the 2021 Super Six against top-seed Williamstown. Many did not expect the Rebels to be in the state title game, but they went toe-to-toe with the Yellow Jackets, who appeared in their 10th state final. Gus

SaturdayJune 11, 2022

MetroNews Classics: Cameron vs Gilmer County (2022) & South Charleston vs Greenbrier East (2004)

Video: Cameron vs Gilmer County (2022 Class A Girl’s State Championship) Do you believe in miracles? Cameron sophomore Ashlynn Van Tassell connected on two free throws to tie the game at 50, but what happened next will forever be remembered in West Virginia High School athletics. Dragons’ freshman Maci Neely threw up a prayer as