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Biden taps Sen. Manchin’s wife to co-chair Appalachian board

By JOSH BOAK Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is nominating Gayle Manchin, the wife of West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, to be the co-chair of the Appalachian Regional Commission, an economic development partnership involving the federal government and 13 states. Gayle ...

Pharmacy vaccine program to include Walmart in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Walmart will begin offering vaccinations in West Virginia this week through a federal pharmacy partnership, according to a state pandemic response leader. James Hoyer, a retired major general leading the state's coronavirus task force, said last Friday more details ...

West Virginia schools break ground on new aviation program

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A joint program between Marshall University and Mountwest Community and Technical College in aviation maintenance broke ground ceremonially on Friday, The Herald-Dispatch reported. The program is a collaboration with the Huntington Tri-State Airport, where an ...

First purple martins of the year spotted in West Virginia

ELEANOR, W.Va. (AP) — The first purple martins of the year have been spotted in West Virginia, the Parkersburg News and Sentinel reported this week. The birds were seen on March 21 in Eleanor by a purple martin enthusiast, Purple Martin Conservation Association President Joe Siegrist ...

Jillian Kelly wants to get the party started

By SUZANNE ELLIOTT, The Dominion Post MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — At a young age, Jillian Kelly knew she wanted to have her own store. That wish was nurtured when, still a child, her parents gifted her with a cardboard shop. She was further encouraged by the flea markets she frequented as an ...

WV governor proposes exempting part of unemployment benefits

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has proposed exempting the first $10,200 in unemployment benefits received in 2020 from the state income tax. The Republican governor's legislation before lawmakers would apply to nearly $1.36 billion in unemployment payments, according ...

West Virginia fire kills 2 as bystanders rush in

SPENCER, W.Va. (AP) — Two people died in a West Virginia house fire as bystanders rushed in to pull people out. The fire early Saturday morning in Roane County was reported by a neighbor and an off-duty sheriff's deputy. The two bystanders were able to open the front door and get a man and ...

Scott Depot bar an oasis for craft beer drinkers

By BILL LYNCH, The Charleston Gazette-Mail undefined SCOTT DEPOT, W.Va (AP) — Hobbies have a way of taking over. The Pallet Bar in Scott Depot started off in Ben Burton's garage with just three friends in the neighborhood, hanging out. Burton, a tax accountant for Mountaineer Gas; Shane ...

Golden rainbow trout stocking returns to WVa lakes, streams

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A special stocking of golden rainbow trout is returning to West Virginia's lakes and streams. The bright yellow trout is being added to more than 60 designated locations around the state starting this week, Gov. Jim Justice said in a news release. The Division of ...

West Virginia state lawmaker tests positive for coronavirus

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A member of the West Virginia House of Delegates has contracted the coronavirus and is under quarantine, a House leader said. Raleigh County Republican Brandon Steele tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, House Majority leader Amy Summers said in a statement. ...