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WVa governor withdraws from consideration as boys coach

Sep. 22, 2021 04:13 AM EDT

LEWISBURG, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has withdrawn from consideration as the coach of a boys high school basketball team where he already is the girls coach. In a letter to the Greenbrier Board of Education on Tuesday, Justice asked that a boys coach...

Hidden History Weekend begins Friday in West Virginia

Sep. 22, 2021 04:08 AM EDT

GLEN JEAN, W.Va. (AP) — Hidden history will be explored this weekend at free programs in New River Gorge National Park and Preserve and the West Virginia State Parks of Babcock and Pipestem Resort. Offerings include auto tours and self-guided walking tours throughout...

Safe Zone for transactions set up at WVa Capitol Complex

Sep. 22, 2021 04:01 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — People who need a secure location for child custody exchanges, in-person ecommerce transactions or similar meetings can now use a Safe Zone set up at the West Virginia Capitol Complex in Charleston. The area is located at the bus turnaround...

Marshall to unveil statue of Hal Greer next month

Sep. 21, 2021 04:09 AM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University will dedicate a statue of Hall of Fame guard Hal Greer next month. The university said an outdoor ceremony will be held Oct. 9 near Marshall's Cam Henderson Center. The nearly 8-foot-tall bronze statue...

WVa virus cases drop for first time in months; deaths way up

Sep. 20, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Active coronavirus cases in West Virginia have fallen dramatically in recent days, bringing a hope that the latest surge is at or past its peak but prompting warnings that deaths and record hospitalizations will continue to swell before dropping, too, officials said...

Police identify pedestrian fatally hit by train in WVa

Sep. 20, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities have identified a West Virginia man killed when he was struck by a train. Dallas Noah Adkins, 52, of Marmet, was pronounced dead at the scene, Charleston police said in a news release Monday. Police were called...

Grassroots group uses newspaper ads to push Sen. Joe Manchin

Sep. 20, 2021 04:01 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A grassroots group is using newspaper advertisements to further push Sen. Joe Manchin to support issues it considers important to low-income West Virginians. The Poor People's Campaign took out the full-page ads Sunday in the Charleston...

West Virginia Folklife Digital Archive honors state heritage

Sep. 19, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Folklife Program, a project of the West Virginia Humanities Council, has created a new digital archive of West Virginia heritage called The West Virginia Folklife Collection. The collection is hosted digitally by the West...

Ahlers rallies East Carolina past Marshall 42-48

Sep. 18, 2021 21:59 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Holton Ahlers had touchdowns passing, rushing and receiving and Ja'Quan McMillian intercepted a pass at the goal line with six seconds left and East Carolina rallied to defeat Marshall 42-38 on Saturday night. Down 38-21 entering the fourth...

WVU builds big lead, holds on to beat No. 15 Va Tech 27-21

Sep. 18, 2021 19:13 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's comfortable lead evaporated, the sellout crowd's cheers had turned to boos and possession of the Black Diamond Trophy came down to a goal-line stand. Braxton Burmeister nearly brought No. 15 Virginia Tech back from a 20-point...