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GRAFTON, W.Va. — It is now official. Starting Jan. 1, 2020, anglers on several popular West Virginia trout streams will no longer be allowed to use minnows as bait. In fact, they won't be able to use any sort of fish as bait. The state's Natural Resources Commission, a seven-member panel that sets hunting and fishing regulations, voted unanimously at its Aug. 4 meeting to impose the regulation.

CHARLESTON — Utility customers are being warned about a new round of scams, according to a news release from the Public Service Commission (PSC) of West Virginia. This warning comes as several predatory incidents have been reported throughout the state, according to the release.

During the first nine weeks of the 2019-20 school term, elementary school students in the Chapmanville area will start school on a two-hour delay every Wednesday, thanks to a new pilot program approved by the Logan County Board of Education.

Getting a ticket to Bristol Motor Speedway's annual Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series August night race was at one time the toughest get on the entire schedule. Regardless of how many seats were added, the track kept stringing together sale out after sale out.

MORGANTOWN - West Virginia University redshirt freshman receiver Bryce Wheaton will admit that he did not think he was physically ready to play college football at a high level when he arrived here last year.


"I was six years old when my peg-legged father sold our two-room shack near Charleston, West Virginia, for thirty cans of Wilson's evaporated milk. He moved the family fifty miles away to Logan County where we continued to struggle with poverty. I stood beside him as he sat in front of dime stores and sold pencils at southern West Virginia towns."

Progression is defined as "the process of developing or moving gradually towards a more advanced state." As time barrels forward, each institution, industrial sector or culture must adapt to societal needs. Agriculture is no different.