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  • Kanawha County Commission urging those with damage from April storms to sign up for disaster relief July 12, 2024
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Kanawha County Commission met Thursday evening, and on the top of the agenda, was the topic of disaster recovery following both the April 2-6 storms that featured tornadoes and the April 11-12 storms that caused flooding and landslides. Both storms had disaster declarations announced by President Joe Biden, with the April…
    Aaron Parker
  • Charleston seeing economic impact from USA Cycling Pro Road Championships July 12, 2024
    CHARLESTON, W.Va –The Capital City is still reaping the rewards from the recent 2024 USA Cycling Pro Road Championships that the city hosted in May. The six-day event that featured over 400 cyclists from nearly every state in the nation, generated an estimated $4.6 million in economic impact, as reported by the City of Charleston…
    Aaron Parker
  • Gov. Justice grants $1 million to establish four new, permanent EMS stations July 11, 2024
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — More funding in the form of $1 million is going toward the ongoing project to build new and permanent ambulance stations across four Kanawha County locations. Governor Jim Justice met with the Kanawha County Commission and the Kanawha County Emergency Ambulance Authority at its Charleston-based headquarters Thursday afternoon to grant the $1…
    Katherine.skeldon@wvradio.com
  • WVDOH crews repair slab of concrete damaged from excessive heat in Kanawha County July 11, 2024
    JULIAN, W.Va. — The West Virginia Department of Highways was tasked with repairing a concrete slab that buckled upwards due to heat on Wednesday. The section of concrete, located on US Route 119 near Julian in Kanawha County, was temporarily fixed overnight Tuesday night before WVDOH crews fixed the issue permanently on Wednesday. WVDOH Chief…
    Aaron Parker
  • Metro 911 to host second annual pickleball tournament July 10, 2024
    NITRO, W.Va. — It will be a busy weekend ahead for Kanawha County Metro 911 full of pickles and pickleball. Metro 911 will be host to the second annual Serving for Safety Pickleball Tournament starting this Thursday, July 11 through Sunday, July 14 at the Nitro Athletic Complex. The tournament kicks off Thursday with Senior…
    Katherine.skeldon@wvradio.com
  • State Office of Minority Affairs launches series of listening tours across communities around the state July 10, 2024
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state’s minority office sets off on a tour across the Mountain State for a few months to meet people in those minorities where they are and listen to concerns regarding issues they may have. The West Virginia Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs plans to again host a series of listening…
    Katherine.skeldon@wvradio.com
  • Cabell County Board of Education approves school excess levy, restores full funding to parks and libraries July 10, 2024
    CABELL COUNTY, W.Va. — The Cabell County Board of Education made a large commitment to advance the area’s parks and libraries on Tuesday evening, as members took a look at the county’s excess levy proposal. In the meeting, $1.7 million in equalization payments for the 2024-2025 fiscal year was approved for the county’s parks and…
    Aaron Parker
  • FAA holds meetings for the public to explain paused runway extension project in Charleston July 10, 2024
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. –The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) held a pair of meetings at the Embassy Suites in Charleston on Tuesday to take questions from the public regarding the recent decision to pause a proposed extension to the runway of West Virginia International Yeager Airport. The open-house style meetings took place from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8…
    Aaron Parker
  • Longtime Charleston furniture store to close down after over 100 years of business July 9, 2024
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Owner of Pugh Furniture, Beth Pugh says she feels a great sense of nostalgia following the announcement the business will be closing its doors after over 100 years. “People have been great, I’ve gotten all kinds of hugs and lovely comments, and people sending me notes and stuff, so it’s a bitter-sweet…
    Katherine.skeldon@wvradio.com
  • A summer day camp for children with disabilities is growing in its second year July 9, 2024
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A free four-day summer camp helping non-verbal and autistic children better communicate has now expanded in its second year. After Exceptional Possibilities of West Virginia started last year with just three founders–three teachers and co-workers from a Kanawha County elementary school– and a smaller group of students, one of the three founders,…
    Katherine.skeldon@wvradio.com