LIBBY, Mont. (AP) — Shovels in hand, covered in dust, they work in the sandy soil above Libby Creek in the Kootenai National Forest. Like so many before them, they search the hillside and creek for the flakes of fortune that have drawn people to the remote stream since the 1860s.
BBB Scam Tracker is receiving reports of scammers masquerading as legitimate loan providers. The phony lenders guarantee a quick loan with no upfront fees. But victims who provide their banking information to the scammers are left in the negative.
American Electric Power’s subsidiaries serving West Virginia have proposed making its customers pay millions of dollars more for federally required upgrades at three in-state coal-fired power plants after utility regulators in two other states denied those upgrades following findings that th…
BRAMWELL, W.Va. — A photographer’s efforts and an historical interpreter’s research have come together to create a new book that describes a small town enriched by the history of residents who became coalfield millionaires and built the homes to prove it.
HUNTINGTON — Have you ever wondered what happens to all those things Marshall University students leave behind while moving out of their rooms?
HUNTINGTON — After a 2020 season chilled by the coronavirus pandemic, tailgaters returned to Joan C. Edwards Stadium on Saturday with excitement and optimism ahead of Marshall University’s home opener against North Carolina Central.
CHATHAM, Mass. — There’s no ominous music, no telltale fin breaking the surface as the powerful silhouette of a great white shark glides alongside the small tour boat off Cape Cod in Massachusetts.
CHARLESTON — History remembers Gene Vance Jr. as a Farsi language expert and a member of the Special Forces sent to Afghanistan to help hunt down Osama bin Laden after the al-Qaida terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
CHARLESTON — On a day when COVID-19 hospitalizations in West Virginia matched the prior pandemic peak of 818 — and did so 100 days faster than the December 2020-January 2021 surge — Gov. Jim Justice on Friday continued to rule out taking any immediate statewide action, but warned state manda…
As the president announced a sweeping vaccine mandate for workers across sectors of American business, a group of Tri-State residents began gathering in front of Cabell Huntington Hospital.
LYBURN, W.Va. — The Hatfield McCoy Regional Recreation Authority Board of Directors on Tuesday held a special meeting and voted to suspend any further development of the East Lynn Trail system following public outcry.
HUNTINGTON — Mountwest Community and Technical College’s new president says he wants to get the message out to the community that the school can help anyone looking for a career.
SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) — The Sheep Mountain Fire Outlook has one set of bunk beds and one vault toilet. There is no running water, indoor plumbing or electricity.
When a friend or family member is stuck in a bad situation and urgently needs money, you should help them out, right? Not if they are a scammer pulling this new con. Always double-check before sending money to a friend in need.
HUNTINGTON — The late John B. Walden, M.D., served the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and the community for nearly four decades. His knowledge of rural medicine and international health extended to the medical students and residents he trained through the Department o…
After two years of working and saving, hoping and dreaming about life in the “land of opportunity,” 17-year-old Joseph Udoh spent his first night in America abandoned and alone, too “freaked out” to leave the terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport.
CHARLESTON — A program offering $20,000 in cash and incentives for remote workers to move to West Virginia has drawn dozens of newcomers and is now taking applications for a second host city.
CHARLESTON — The 20th annual Ribfest kicks off on Thursday, Sept. 9, and runs through Sunday at the Shawnee Park in Dunbar, West Virginia, featuring barbecue vendors from across the country and — for the first time — free admission, entertainment and parking.
CHARLESTON — For a second straight month, West Virginia’s state tax collections for August topped estimates for the month, coming in about $29.89 million higher than projected, a Senate Finance Committee report shows.
Despite criticizing its distribution formula, West Virginia's Attorney General is happy with last-minute progress made ahead of a federal judge's ruling that gave conditional approval to a $10 billion settlement plan submitted by lawsuit-riddled OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma.
Using $47,441.23 from the federal CARES Act’s Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund established to help students amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College is paying off account balances for 70 students who have been financially affected by the COVID-…
DEAR JILL: I have a question on proper tipping. I belong to a massage service that has locations around town and the U.S. My credit card is automatically deducted for $65 each month for my membership, which comes with one massage for this price. This is not considered a discount, but the pri…
HUNTINGTON — Outstanding works from the Huntington Museum of Art’s permanent collection make up the American Paintings exhibition, which is on view now until Feb. 13, 2022.
The first Battle of Blair Mountain in 1921 was a bloody chapter in Appalachian history. The armed uprising of miners against coal barons and anti-union lawmen lasted five days, beginning with scattered skirmishes and ending with three days of heavy fighting.
DINOSAUR NATIONAL MONUMENT, Colo. — The 10 rafts are secured to the banks of the Green River. The tents are up. The sun is setting over the sandstone canyon walls. As 30 rafters dig into steaming bowls of chili, it’s time to start planning for the future.
HUNTING ISLAND, S.C. — Lifeguard Ben McHone stood knee-deep in the water off Hunting Island, monitoring a group of kids playing in the ocean in the late afternoon.
Last week, I found myself in Wyoming with a rifle, a hunting license, onX Maps, and a tag from the state granting me permission to hunt elk. I have hunted Wyoming many times for elk, mule deer, and whitetails and I have fallen in love with the Rockies. Having said that, I have never hunted t…
CHARLESTON — State officials did not dispute projections by the University of Washington’s Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation that the current COVID-19 surge is on pace to peak with 1,536 West Virginians hospitalized and 510 in intensive care units by Sept. 25.
The COVID-19 pandemic has made ordering takeout more popular than ever. Some restaurants have set up their own websites to avoid the fees and challenges that come with food delivery apps, like DoorDash or GrubHub. As always, scammers are quick to pick up on a trend. Watch out for fake food o…
HUNTINGTON — Ritter Park Amphitheater will once again be ground zero for the Huntington Music & Arts Festival, which will happen throughout the day on Saturday, Sept. 4. With an electric stage and an acoustic stage set up, 25 acts will perform at the festival surrounded by an array of na…
DEAR JILL: What should we know for the back-to-school shopping season this year? Have any of your savings strategies changed in this post-pandemic landscape? — Perry S.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Scientists have traced the genetic makeup of lake trout, a feat that should boost efforts to rebuild populations of the prized fish in the Great Lakes and other North American waters where they’ve been hammered by invasive species, overfishing and pollution, officials …
SPRING VALLEY, Nev. — Near a remote stretch of U.S. Highway 50 between Ely and Great Basin National Park, tribal people for years have been on the defensive in a fight to protect an unusual stand of sacred trees.
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CHARLESTON — West Virginia environmental regulators need local-level feedback for a new program intended to fight blight statewide.