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  1. Roads to Prosperity reaches notable milestone in Raleigh CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | West Virginia Metro

    A significant phase of the governor's Roads to Prosperity project has been completed along Interstate 77 in southern West Virginia. The West Virginia Department of Transportation announced that paving in the area between Beckley and Bluefield is finished in the southbound lanes.

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  2. Ice storm impact felt 5 days after initial damageRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | West Virginia Metro

    The Flat Top region of Raleigh County has been the epicenter of damage from last week's ice storm that has caused some residents in southern West Virginia to be without electrical service for parts of five days. "It's just the area where the ice accumulation was heavy enough to bring down trees and bring down the poles and that's really what we've struggled with," Appalachian Power Company spokesman Phil Moye said Monday.

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  3. 3rd annual veterans' hospice forum held in Raleigh CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | West Virginia Metro

    Debra Lilly, PhD, was among the Beckley VAMC staff members directly involved in this year's conference, which emphasized early identification of end-of-life goals. Speaking to MetroNews affiliate WJLS, Lilly described palliative care as a comprehensive program that includes a holistic approach to hospice services for individuals suffering from chronic physical illnesses.

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  4. Fugitive wanted in multiple states arrested in Raleigh CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 16 | West Virginia Metro

    He also has more than 40 felony charges for crimes in North Carolina as well as narcotics trafficking and fleeing charges in Raleigh County, West Virginia. Authorities said Wolfenbarker was staying at a residence in Beckley and was found hiding under a bed.

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  5. Snow, ice storms cause early introduction of winter in West VirginiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 15 | West Virginia Metro

    West Virginia got hit with an early winter storm Thursday that included plowable snow in the state's Eastern Panhandle to measurable ice in the southeastern portions of the state. According to the National Weather Service, ice broke tree limbs in an area of southern West Virginia extending toward the eastern mountains.

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  6. Confirmed: Another Raleigh County food service worker infected with Hepatitis ARead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 15 | West Virginia Metro

    The Beckley-Raleigh County Health Department announced on Thursday that a second case of a food service worker infected with Hepatitis A has been confirmed, following the announcement earlier this month that an employee of Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen in Beckley was infected with the disease. The latest incident occurred at Ghent Elementary School, south of Beckley.

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  7. Wintry mix could prove tricky for drivers Thursday morningRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 14 | West Virginia Metro

    The National Weather Service in Charleston reports a high pressure system from the north is pushing sub-freezing air into the state that will hook up with moisture from the south and could create snow, sleet, ice and freezing rain conditions overnight. "Especially those areas below freezing initially, they'll have a wintry mix and eventually switch over to freezing rain," said Meteorologist John Sikora.

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  8. Hepatitis A confirmed at Raleigh County restaurantRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 11 | West Virginia Metro

    The Beckley-Raleigh County Health Department began offering free Hepatitis A vaccines on Saturday after a case of the disease was confirmed to be present in a food service worker at Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen in Beckley. County health officials made the announcement Friday afternoon, and encouraged customers who ate at the restaurant between October 20th and October 31st to get vaccinated.

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  9. Trump Jr., Guilfoyle join Morrisey, Miller for final campaign swing through southern WVRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 5 | West Virginia Metro

    Republicans Patrick Morrisey and Carol Miller were in Raleigh County on Monday, joined by Donald Trump Jr. and former Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle, as the two candidates made a final appeal to voters in southern West Virginia, ahead of Tuesday's elections. Morrisey touched on familiar campaign themes in his bid to replace Democratic incumbent Joe Manchin in the U.S. Senate, accusing Manchin of being a fair-weather supporter of President Trump and of being a political opportunist who takes his marching orders from U.S. Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer.

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  10. Manchin to end campaign with motorcycle tourRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 3 | West Virginia Metro

    Manchin is scheduled to depart from the state Culture Center parking lot at 7:30 a.m. Sunday. The tour will take him through Beckley, Lewisburg, Marlinton, Elkins and Romney. 18 comments

  11. House District 29 voters will choose between incumbent and political newcomerRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 1 | West Virginia Metro

    BECKLEY, W.Va . - Among the newcomers to political campaigns this year is District 29 House of Delegates candidate Brandon Steele .

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  12. Well known radio personality Al Woody dead at 66Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 1 | West Virginia Metro

    A legendary voice in radio is silent today in West Virginia's capital city. Al Woody, longtime DJ and radio personality at Charleston radio station WQBE-FM died around 2 a.m. Thursday at CAMC Memorial hospital.

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  13. Raleigh County crash victim succumbs to injuriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 31 | West Virginia Metro

    A man who was injured in a two-vehicle crash last week in Raleigh County died from his injuries, on Tuesday. The collision occurred on Interstate 77 in the Mabscott area near Beckley on October 23rd.

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  14. Campaign's final week could include President Trump visitRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 27 | West Virginia Metro

    Various reports indicate President Donald Trump will return to West Virginia before the Nov. 6 General Election to stump for state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey in his run for U.S. Senate. According to a Reuters report, Trump will go on an 8-state blitz beginning next Wednesday including campaign stops in West Virginia, Florida, Missouri, Indiana, Montana, Ohio, Georgia and Tennessee.

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  15. Colleges agree - mostly - on $10 million requestRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 26 | West Virginia Metro

    After a full day of exploring how much common ground West Virginia's four-year colleges share, most could agree on the desire for $10 million to split. Glenville State College, in rural central West Virginia, is set to receive only $40,000.

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  16. Regional airline to begin service out of Raleigh County in DecemberRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 24 | West Virginia Metro

    The Raleigh County Airport Authority announced the addition of a new carrier at the county airport near Beckley on Wednesday. Tennessee-based Contour Airlines will begin service from Beckley to Charlotte, North Carolina in early December.

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  17. Higher ed chairman questions Gordon Gee, Blue Ribbon CommissionRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 23 | West Virginia Metro

    The chairman of the Higher Education Policy Commission is pushing back on a panel appointed by Gov. Jim Justice and led by West Virginia University President Gordon Gee. A letter from HEPC Chairman Michael Farrell warns about some possible actions by the Blue Ribbon Commission on Higher Education.

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  18. Power outages likely to continue into Monday following Saturday night wind stormRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 21 | West Virginia Metro

    There remained more than 28,000 Appalachian Power customers without power Sunday afternoon following a fierce wind storm Saturday night across most of southern West Virginia. Kanawha County had more than 8,000 customers without service at 3:30 p.m. Sunday with Raleigh having more than 5,000.

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  19. Manchin, Morrisey sharply disagree on infrastructure bank during forumRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2018 | West Virginia Metro

    U.S. Senator Joe Manchin and Attorney General Patrick Morrisey were among the participants at an early morning candidates forum in Raleigh County on Thursday. During the question-and-answer period, Manchin, who is running for reelection on the Democratic ticket, suggested that the creation of a national infrastucture bank would help to address southern West Virginia's physical infrastructure needs, as well as the needs of many other areas of the country where aging roads and bridges are a growing concern.

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  20. Beckley firefighter sentenced for mail fraudRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2018 | West Virginia Metro

    A federal judge sentenced a Beckley firefighter to 8 months in prison after he was found guilty of mail fraud. Michael Cowger, 50, received more than $20,000 from the city, West Virginia University and Beaver Volunteer Fire Department.

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