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Men’s & women’s soccer make it to Elite 8

The Mountain East Conference is making its presence felt in the men’s and women’s soccer NCAA Division II Tournament. In the women’s bracket, Concord advances to the Elite Eight against Saint Rose this afternoon at one at the YMCA Paul Cline Complex in Beckley. In the men’s elite eight, Charleston will take on Millersville at … Continue Reading Men’s & women’s soccer make it to Elite 8

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WV makes Conde Nast Traveler’s list of “best places to go”

Conde Nast Traveler is publishing its list of the best places to go, and West Virginia is the only state on the list. The designation of the New River Gorge as a national park and preserve is listed as one of West Virginia’s leading attributes, in addition to state parks and the state’s ten-million annual … Continue Reading WV makes Conde Nast Traveler’s list of “best places to go”

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Kanawha County employees will receive salary increase

Kanawha County Commissioners are approving a four-percent salary increase for all county employees in addition to a bonus from the American Rescue Plan. Deputies will receive a $3,000 bonus. Emergency services personnel and those working in the COVID field will receive $2,000, full-time county employees will receive $1,000, and part-time workers will receive $500. The … Continue Reading Kanawha County employees will receive salary increase

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Gov. Justice open to pay raises for state employees

Governor Justice says he’s open to pay raises for state employees and teachers. He’s also expressing caution that state officials will need to examine the longer-term financial outlook. The state revenue report is 88-million-dollars above estimates for the month, putting the state almost 270-million dollars head of estimates nearly halfway through the fiscal year.

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Beauty Mountain fire 50% contained

A fire on Beauty Mountain in the New River Gorge is fifty-percent contained. Conditions are improving with a few smoky areas and less fire activity. The National Park Service estimates over 130-acres are involved. The fire has been burning for several days. The Endless Wall Trail has reopened, but the climbing access ladders remain closed.