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Sometimes things happen as predicted. During West Virginia’s recently completed bear season, hunters posted the state’s third-highest kill ever recorded. The harvest closely matched the result predicted by biologists late last summer.

MOUNT GAY — In 2021, Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College will celebrate its 50th year serving residents of Boone, Lincoln, Logan, McDowell, Mingo and Wyoming counties, according to a news release. The college is making preparations to celebrate this milestone, and is seeki…

PINEVILLE — Trey Paynter poured in 21 points to help Road Branch to a 46-24 victory over Huff Consolidated in the Wyoming County Boys Class B championship Thursday night at Pineville Middle School.

Tatum Justice, left, the daughter of Matthew and Tonya Justice of Oceana, was named the winner of the Rah Rah Renegade during a ceremony Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 prior to the team’s game with PikeView. Her sponsor cheerleader was Taylor Delong.

The West Virginia Senate Monday passed a bill to make it easier for some ex-offenders to regain their drivers license. Senate Bill 678 waives any fees or fines associated with a person's criminal conviction for the purpose of obtaining a drivers license upon successful completion of the Getting Over Addicted Lifestyles Successfully Program, or G.O.A.L.S., the substance use disorder treatment program in the state regional jails. 

CHARLESTON — The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org.

EL PASO, TEXAS - Mikel Beyers scored 16 of his 18 points in the first half and Jannson Williams added 14 to lead Marshall's men's basketball team to a 71-61 win over UTEP at the Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas, on Saturday.

CHARLESTON — In his State of the State address last month to kick off the current legislative session, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice at one point zeroed in on the state’s ongoing shortage of Child Protective Services workers.

Lord, what trying times we live in. Between drugs and politics, this country seems to be (to borrow a term that I heard a lot while I was growing up) — “going to hell in a hand basket,” whatever that was supposed to specifically mean.

People in West Virginia’s Nicholas County received good news this month when the Federal Emergency Management Agency released about $132 million to rebuild schools that had to be demolished following the June 2016 flood.

HUNTINGTON — The board of HuntPAC, the Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce’s political action committee, voted unanimously Feb. 11 to endorse two candidates who will appear on the ballot to represent the 3rd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives this primary electio…

The West Virginia 2020 election filing period is from Monday, Jan. 13, through Saturday, Jan. 25 (applications must be postmarked by that date).