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Mining company locating first US plant in West Virginia

Sep. 17, 2021 04:03 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A mining company is locating a new plant in West Virginia, bringing 47 new full-time jobs and a $10 million investment, officials said. CS Global Group, a Turkish mining company, specializes in barite manufacturing and sales. It is locating its...

Organizers reject bid to cancel West Virginia's Bridge Day

Sep. 16, 2021 07:20 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Organizers of West Virginia’s largest outdoor festival have rejected a move to cancel the event for the second straight year after Gov. Jim Justice encouraged it to continue. The Bridge Day Commission rejected 4-2 a proposal from one of its...

WVa gov: Being unvaccinated is 'bad choice' as records fall

Sep. 15, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia hospitals continue to be overrun with COVID-19 patients as the number of people seeking treatment for the virus hit a record of 893 on Wednesday, officials said. That's 41 more than Monday's record and is up from the total of 52...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Sep. 15, 2021 13:37 PM EDT

Charleston Gazette-Mail. Sept. 13, 2021. Editorial: Images, words and action Late last week, The Washington Post released a video compilation of Gov. Jim Justice saying more West Virginians need to get vaccinated against COVID-19, highlighting his...

COVID-19 shuts in-person classes in 2 West Virginia counties

Sep. 14, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The new school year had barely started in West Virginia when two counties were forced to move courses online temporarily due to a surge in coronavirus cases. Preston County Schools announced it was shutting down in-person learning effective...

COVID hospitalizations, cases set records in West Virginia

Sep. 13, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The number of positive cases and people hospitalized for the coronavirus in West Virginia both smashed records on Monday as Gov. Jim Justice scolded residents who continue to balk at receiving COVID-19 vaccines. At least 40% of the state's...

The Latest: West Virginia hits daily record in new cases

Sep. 12, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia set two daily records in the past week for positive coronavirus cases as the pandemic continues to ravage the state. Thursday’s total of confirmed cases was a record 1,738, only to be broken by Saturday’s total of 1,821, according...

WVa chief justice sets up council to help develop new court

Sep. 03, 2021 04:05 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Chief Justice Evan Jenkins has established an advisory council to help develop the new Intermediate Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court announced. The council will have at least 20 appointees, including attorneys, judges and...

West Virginia cash-for-worker program seeks more applicants

Sep. 02, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A program offering $20,000 in cash and incentives for remote workers to move to West Virginia has drawn dozens of newcomers and is now taking applications for a second host city. Thousands of people inquired about the opportunity, and 53 new...

Justice family reaches resolution with bank over loans

Sep. 02, 2021 10:41 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A resolution to legal issues between West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’s family and businesses and Virginia-based Carter Bank & Trust has been reached. The Justice group of companies said in a statement released Wednesday by attorney Steve...