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CHARLESTON — Two incumbent Republicans in the U.S. House whose West Virginia districts merged under a newly minted congressional map announced Thursday that they will run for re-election next year.

The presence of spotted lanternflies has been confirmed in a fourth West Virginia county, after a homeowner in the Capon Bridge area of Hampshire County spotted the invasive insect and reported its presence to the state Department of Agriculture.

MOUNT GAY — Logan’s own Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., the 2011 winner of season four of “America’s Got Talent,” will perform a free public concert on the Logan campus of Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College on Saturday.

A new, biennial West Virginia population-based health survey — the Mountain State Assessment of Trends in Community Health — will gather information to help health officials and policy makers better understand the critical health needs of all 55 West Virginia counties, with the goal of direc…

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.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — As disbarred lawyer Eric Conn sits in a federal prison, hundreds of people in one of America’s poorest regions remain mired in the legal mess he caused by running a $600 million fraud, the largest Social Security scam in U.S. history.

TAMCLIFFE — A man from Gilbert has been charged with first degree murder after an altercation with a man led to his death, and a Logan County woman has also been charged with accessory for trying to conceal the man from being arrested.

Chapmanville’s annual Apple Butter Festival returned over the weekend after two years away due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s festival didn’t offer a carnival, but dozens of vendors were lined up along Boise Street, and patrons got to enjoy several attractions such as live music, a qu…

Ellis and Connie Gibson of Kistler will celebrate their 60th anniversary. They were married Oct. 7, 1961.

CHARLESTON — A Logan County man was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison for possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and being a felon in possession of firearms, according to a news release from the office of acting United States Attorney Lisa G. Johnston.

LOGAN — The lineup for the 2021 Logan High School Homecoming Parade has been announced. The parade is set for 1 p.m. Friday, and the Wildcats will take on the Scott Skyhawks at 7 p.m.

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.

LOGAN — New signage dedicated to Mamie Thurman, the Logan County woman whose 1932 murder still captivates people to this day, was unveiled Monday at the Country Roads Byway Visitor Center on W.Va. 73 near the Fountain Place Mall.

The new "Welcome to The Island" sign in Logan was officially dedicated to longtime music educator and businessman Don Elkins during a ceremony Monday.

The Class A No. 16-ranked Man High School football team, improved to 3-2 on the season with a 20-6 homecoming victory over Buffalo on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021 at Man's George A. Queen Memorial Field. Keona Acord, a COVID-19 survivor, was crowned at halftime as the Man High School homecoming queen.

CHARLESTON — A contrail of bright white smoke seen streaking southwestward over the eastern skies earlier this month before fragmenting in a flash of bright light, followed by shockwaves and the rumble of an explosion, is believed to have been the result of a meteor entering Earth’s atmosphere.

Funds to promote the premiere pedaling and paddling trails in 15 northern counties and connect Elk River Rail and Water Trail users with nearby amenities were included in more than $12 million in grants the Appalachian Regional Commission awarded to projects across West Virginia.