| Sep 6, 2012
| 6:07 PM
Hannah McCarley turned 18 this week and celebrated the occasion Wednesday night as the West Virginia delegate at the Democratic National Convention who nominated President Obama for a second term.
A Washington High School senior, McCarley, representing...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 6:38 PM
Suicide is the second-leading cause of death among West Virginians between the ages of 15 and 24, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin told more than 300 Hedgesville High School students at an assembly Monday.
He said it’s a “heartbreaking” statistic....
| Jun 28, 2012
| 3:44 PM
West Virginia’s top Democrats offered mixed reviews to the Supreme Court’s ruling upholding the federal health care overhaul Thursday.
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin said he would review the ruling and work with the state’s bipartisan...
| Jul 8, 2012
| 8:20 AM
At long last, a cold front will snap a stubborn heat wave that has roasted much of the country for more than a week.
However, the front is also expected to bring storms as it moves through the Midwest and Northeast on Sunday.
The front has already...
| Jul 1, 2012
| 5:52 PM
Other than power outages that hit nearly half the homes and businesses in Berkeley and Jefferson counties, there were only a few reports of major structural damage from Friday night’s thunderstorm, area emergency first responders told Gov. Earl...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Is Tuesday's victory for incumbent Democrat Earl Ray Tomblin in the West Virginia governor's race also a victory for President Obama and national Democrats? Hardly. Tomblin, who became acting governor after then-Gov. Joe Manchin, another Democrat, moved...
| Feb 26, 2011
| 1:35 PM
West Virginia school teachers, whose salaries rank 47th in the nation, would see an $1,800 increase in their base pay over two years under a measure that is advancing in the state legislature.
"It's a very modest pay raise. However, in today's economy...
| Jan 25, 2011
| 2:39 PM
Groundbreaking for the second of a three-phase building project for Shepherd University's Contemporary Arts Center complex will be held in April, a school spokeswoman said Tuesday.
The university received a nearly $12 million state grant to add to $2...
| Jan 25, 2011
| 8:34 PM
Acting Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin asked the Legislature on Tuesday to replace party conventions with a June 20 primary for the court-ordered special election for governor, but not all lawmakers are on board.
House Judiciary Chairman Tim Miley raised several...
| Jan 21, 2011
| 1:13 PM
West Virginia will vote for governor Oct. 4.
Acting Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin proclaimed the special election Friday as mandated by this week's state Supreme Court ruling.
Tomblin is also submitting legislation setting a special primary June 20 — West...
| Jan 21, 2011
| 3:37 PM
West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw said that his office frequently receives thank-you notes, but never so many at one time.
Moved by the outpouring of 24 notes from the fourth-grade students in teacher Beth Bostic's class at Eagle School...
| Jan 18, 2011
| 12:56 PM
West Virginia must hold a special election for governor by Nov. 15, or within one year of when state Senate President Earl Ray Tomblin began acting as chief executive, the state Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a unanimous decision.
The justices rejected...