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News in Wood County, West Virginia

Frontier Internet speeds lag, report says
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:41:24 -0700

By Eric Eyre Staff writer Frontier Communications customers have the slowest Internet speeds in West Virginia, according to a state report released Monday. Only 12 percent of Frontier's customers have an Internet speed that meets a federal and state minimum standard for broadband service, the report said. Frontier is West Virginia's largest Internet provider. "The data set tells us that Frontier ...

UPDATE: Crews Work to Restore Power
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 12:02:13 -0700

Some remain without power following strong storms that rolled through the area Tuesday.

Carnival Employee Arrested for Drugs
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 13:57:54 -0700

Police make an arrest of a carnival employee at the WV Interstate Fair. They say he had $6,000 worth of marijuana and thousands in cash in his camper.

State officials wooing business at Greenbrier Classic
Thu, 03 Jul 2014 15:44:41 -0700

By Caitlin Cook WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS - State Commerce Secretary Keith Burdette moved his office this week to what he sees as one of West Virginia's best marketing venues - The Greenbrier Classic. "I tell people all the time, we can't sit in our office and wait for people to find us," Burdette said. "We can't expect people to know the story of West Virginia if we are not telling it." The week ...

Severe T-Storm Warning for Athens, Morgan Co.
Mon, 23 Jun 2014 23:00:57 -0700

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for northernmost Athens county, SW Morgan coutny and SE Perrry county until 5 p.m... moving SE at 25 m.p.h. into our viewing area.

Regional Jail Costs Discussed
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:42:07 -0700

West Virginia's network of regional jails hears first-hand from the communities it serves about its role and the resulting costs.

Fast and furious storm rips through county
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 01:19:27 -0700

A severe thunderstorm system came through Marion County around 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, bringing around 30 minutes of heavy rain and fast winds. According to Shawn Teets, lieutenant at Marion County 911, there were 21 reports of trees down and nine reports of downed wires.

West Virginia Association of Counties Meeting
Mon, 23 Jun 2014 21:48:54 -0700

The West Virginia Association of Counties' spring meeting is taking place this week at the Blennerhassett Hotel.

W.Va. celebrities 'square' off in game show classic
Mon, 23 Jun 2014 20:15:29 -0700

By Kate White Which West Virginia country music singer was the first to wear a "Nudie suit" at the Grand Ole Opry? "Little Jimmy Dickens," answered Charlie McCoy, the famous harmonica player and Fayette County native. That question wasn't a hard one for McCoy, who out of all the stars on stage, would most likely know that Dickens was famous for appearing in rhinestone studded suits. McCoy didn't ...

Funding Issues And the Readiness Center
Mon, 07 Jul 2014 13:33:27 -0700

Wood County may be asked to help temporarily fund a new West Virginia National Guard Readiness Center, but it isn't sure the funds are available.