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West Virginia announces plans for new expressway connection

WELCH, W.Va. (AP) — Gov. Jim Justice visited the site of a planned $147 million highway project that will connect Welch to the Coalfields Expressway.The five-mile stretch of highway is expected to be completed in 2026."This announcement today means we are one step closer to bringing this area of West Virginia to the world once and for all," Justice said in a media release. "We have waited and waited in southern West Virginia for way too long."Justice announced Friday that Bizzack Construction of Lexington, Kentucky, won the bid to build the new highway.The governor's office said plans are in the works to build a five-mile stretch of the Coalfields Expressway from Mullens to Twin Falls State Park, and a three-mile link from Twin Falls toward Pineville.The four-lane Coalfields Expressway that runs from Raleigh County to Wyoming County opened in 2020.
WELCH, WV
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Oceana FD to raise funds for life saving device

OCEANA, WV (LOOTPRESS) – The Oceana Fire Department announced on Sunday that it will be conducting a car stop in the town of Oceana in order to raise funds for the purchase of a LIFEPAK 15 monitor/defibrillator device. The car stop event will take place on Saturday, July 16,...
OCEANA, WV

Review: Public Theater Performs Drama About Upper Big Branch Disaster for West Virginia Audience

I wasn’t planning to review “Coal Country” after heading this week to Beckley, West Virginia, part of a pilgrimage of nearly a thousand people given free tickets to a one-night show, hosted May 9, 2022, by Audible Theater and Theater West Virginia. Yet in the vast Woodrow Wilson High School auditorium that night, my immediate physical and emotional response was profound:
BECKLEY, WV
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Logan Turnpike dedication marker scheduled

LOGAN COUNTY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – An official state highway marker commemorating the Logan, Raleigh and Monroe (LR&M) Turnpike—commonly referred to as the Logan Turnpike—will be dedicated on Tuesday, May 17, at 1 PM. The marker is located beside the Trap Hill Volunteer Fire Department building, at the junction of W, Va. 99 and the access road to Fairdale Elementary School in Fairdale.
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Theatre group announces cast for ‘Rocky Horror’

Southern Coalition for the Arts Has released its cast list for this summer’s production of “The Rocky Horror Show.”. The show will be presented on July 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, and 30. It will be at 7 p.m. nightly in the Savas Kostas Performing Arts Center on the Logan Campus of Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College.
LOGAN, WV
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Town of Kimball urges hit and run driver to come forward

KIMBALL, WV (LOOTPRESS) – The Town of Kimball has released a statement encouraging the owner of the vehicle involved in a Thursday morning hit and run incident to come forward. In a message shared Friday night through the Town of Kimball Facebook account, the owner of a pickup involved...
KIMBALL, WV

Controversy surrounds Tug Valley's sectional loss at Man

MAN – The softball semifinal game between Tug Valley and Man was not without controversy. A possible phantom home run by the homestanding Lady Billies and a questionable call at first base late in the game went against the Lady Panthers in their 3-1 loss to Man in the Class A Region 4 Section 1 winner's bracket final on Thursday, May 5.
MAN, WV
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Multiple Arrests On Drug Trafficking Charges

Officials with the Pike County Sheriff’s Office have made a roundup of several suspected drug dealers in the area. Officers set out with 11 indictments on Wednesday and have now arrested seven people with two others in custody already. The individuals arrested on Wednesday include:. 48-year-old Kevin Blankenship, of...
PIKE COUNTY, KY
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