1 - Numerous arrests made in Wyoming County in connection to drug-related burglaries.
2 - Faces of Faith organizes a walk to reach out to drug users and families affected by drugs.
3 - Major fire destroys downtown Beckley buildings, including Trio Consignment and Kopy Xpress.
4 - After uptown Beckley fire, around 40 tenants displaced indefinitely from Presidential Hall apartment building.
5 - Lawmakers discuss host of issues on horizon for upcoming legislative session.
6 - Beckley Fire Department Capt. and Fire Marshal Kevin Price begins investigating origin and cause of Uptown Beckley fire.
7 - Boy Scouts of America make first move toward securing $200 million tax-exempt bond to further construction at The Summit Bechtel Reserve.
8 - Lawmakers expect texting and driving bill to come early in 2012 session.
9 - Overcrowding at West Virginia regional jails causing upward trend in assaults on officers.
10 - Raleigh County Judicial Annex sees minor damage from Uptown Beckley fire.
11 - All wrongful death lawsuits settled with families of 29 victims of Upper Big Branch mine disaster.
12 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin pledges to lead West Virginia into “a new and dynamic chapter” by creating jobs, making mines safer and fighting drug epidemic.
13 - West Virginia Board of Education votes to close Danese Elementary and Nuttall Middle schools.
14 - Mercer County delegate plans to introduce bill to have turnpike tolls removed seven months after bonds are paid off in July 2019.
15 - West Virginia State Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses gives Mountain State University 30 days to correct nursing school’s deficiencies.
16 - Raleigh County chapter of NAACP celebrates life and dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
17 - Former Gov. Hulett C. Smith passes away at age 93.
18 - Sen. Joe Manchin visits Woodrow Wilson High School and New River Community and Technical College to talk about jobs and evolving education.
19 - West Virginia State Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses posts findings about MSU Nursing Program, asserting university disregarded past mandates.
20 - Mountain State University Board of Trustees terminates Dr. Charles H. Polk as university president.
21 - U.S. Supreme Court blocks ruling that had struck down West Virginia’s congressional redistricting plan, allowing state to rely on that map in 2012 House of Representative races.
22 - Several southern West Virginia lawmakers back legislation that would increase salaries of county commissioners, sheriffs and other elected officials by $10,000 or more.
23 - Fayette County representatives hopeful for impact of Boy Scouts’ arrival on small business economy.
24 - Wyoming County Sheriff Randall Aliff announces five arrests in drug bust.
25 - Theatre West Virginia’s future remains in limbo, four weeks after general manager Gayle Bowling announced it would close temporarily due to financial difficulties.
26 - House panel approves legislation to make texting or talking on cell phone while driving a secondary offense.
27 - Mountain State University has closed-door forum for nursing students; meeting was held while many nursing students were in clinical rotations.
28 - Fayette County Commission authorizes $200 million tax-exempt bond for Boy Scouts to finance further design and construction at The Summit Bechtel Reserve.
29 - With Raleigh County redistricting, voters will see new delegate districts and new polling places.
30 - West Virginia immunization requirements changed for seventh- and 12th-graders for 2012-2013 school year, now requiring booster dose of Tdap and MCV4 vaccine.
31 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin proposes mine safety bill, making a tip to underground crews of an inspector’s arrival a felony punishable by up to five years in prison.
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The Concord University Board of Governors has selected Dr. Kendra Boggess as the University’s 12th president, contingent upon approval by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission.
Experts help growing entrepreneurs
For farmers like the Yateses, there’s money on the table. They got to learn what and where some of those resources are at the Farm, Food, Finance seminar held at the Sandstone Visitor Center on Tuesday.
Trucking association asks drivers to put down phones and drive safely
As part of National Distracted Driving Month, the West Virginia Trucking Association is asking fellow drivers to put down the phone, according to a press release from the association.
Rahall calls meeting on W.Va.’s drug problem
U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall says he has arranged a roundtable discussion with federal and West Virginia officials on the state’s prescription drug abuse and trafficking problems.
Utility gets public input for project
Construction on a $56 million transmission improvement project will begin in Fayette County come November, and representatives of Appalachian Power Company hosted a public workshop Tuesday at Midland Trail High School in order to gather community feedback before construction officially gets underway.
Burlington kids going to circus
After a donation from a radio station, a group of local kids soon will get to see the wonders of the big top.
Lewisburg takes initial step toward ‘Home Rule’
While the state Department of Commerce touts the success of phase I of the Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program, a Greenbrier County city hopes to be included in phase II, which will continue until July 1, 2019.
United Way to host ‘One Day Without Shoes’ walk
Everyone is invited to take off their shoes for a walk around town April 29 to raise global awareness about child poverty.
Women’s Resource Center to show free film for Sexual Assault Awareness Month
In effort to bring awareness and prevention, the Women’s Resource Center will host a free showing of the 2012 movie “Bully.”
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