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What to know about the state budget

Posted: Jun 24 2017 - 8:38 PM

MORGANTOWN — July 1 is about a week away. All the ever-changing tax proposals and budget bills and what-ifs are behind us. The real Fiscal Year 2018 budget is about to kick in. For FY ‘18, the Legislature has appropriated...

Tunnelton welcomes new mayor

Posted: Jun 24 2017 - 8:35 PM

TUNNELTON — The former Tunnelton High School could become a community center, according to incoming Mayor Brian Lloyd Harris II. Harris said the owners of the building are also hoping to bring some businesses to the site. “There is nothing...

Kingwood's new mayor hopes to improve town

Posted: Jun 24 2017 - 12:21 PM

KINGWOOD — When new Kingwood Mayor Jean-Manuel Guillot takes office in July, he hopes everyone works together to improve the town. Guillot will lead a council with only two carryover members: Councilor Dick Shaffer and Recorder Bill Roberts...

Green Team asks council to keep accord’s emission goals

Posted: Jun 23 2017 - 5:11 PM

MORGANTOWN — The Morgantown Municipal Green Team is requesting passage of a resolution adding Morgantown to a list of cities declaring support for the Paris Climate Agreement. The request comes weeks after the White House announced that...

Justice to veto bill to sell Jackie Withrow Hospital

Posted: Jun 23 2017 - 12:51 PM

MORGANTOWN — Gov. Jim Justice announced on June 23 that he will veto the special session bill to sell Jackie Withrow Hospital — HB 113 — in Beckley. This was a sister bill to the bill to sell Hopemont Hospital — SB 1011 — in Terra Alta. SB...

Potential BZA rule alteration is on hold

Posted: Jun 21 2017 - 11:16 PM

MORGANTOWN — The Morgantown Board of Zoning Appeals has essentially put on hold a proposal from the Planning Division, at the advice of the city attorney, to require all third-party appeals to go directly to circuit court without a BZA hear...