Richmond removes 2nd Confederate statue as crowd cheers

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Work crews removed a second Confederate monument in Richmond on Thursday, as the city rushes to take down statues that...

W.Va. outdoors officials remind hunters to read new rules

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia natural resource officials on Thursday asked hunters and trappers to make themselves aware of new regulations that went...

Across The Virginias: Businesses shut down, reopen, in new COVID-19 normal

by Bobby Bordelon Featuring reporting by Aila Boyd, Leigh Merrifield, and Bill Bailey As new cases of COVID-19 hit record highs in the United States, states...

Pike Street Bikes Witnesses Rising Interest In Biking During COVID-19 Pandemic

By Leigh C. Merrifield News & Journal Editor for The Shinnston News and Harrison County Journal In addition to changing people’s normal way of living, COVID-19...

Democrats say troop threats should be pursued ‘relentlessly’

By MARY CLARE JALONICK and MATTHEW DALY Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The two top Democrats in Congress said Thursday that any threats to U.S....

Trump’s Rushmore trip draws real and figurative fireworks

By STEPHEN GROVES Associated Press SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — President Donald Trump will begin his Independence Day weekend on Friday with a patriotic display...

July Fourth weekend will test Americans’ discipline

By JOHN SEEWER Associated Press The U.S. headed into the Fourth of July weekend with many parades and fireworks displays canceled, beaches and bars closed,...
Some court proceedings to continue amid  COVID-19 emergency

Court window smashed, at least 2 arrests in Virginia protest

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A demonstration against the end of the moratorium on evictions put in place in Virginia due to the coronavirus pandemic...

Report: Chesapeake Bay crab population remains healthy

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A new report says that blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay are not being over harvested. The Daily Press in...

Robert E. Lee statue becomes epicenter of protest movement

By DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Just a little over a month ago, the area around Richmond's iconic statue of Confederate Gen....

Biafore reelected as chair of West Virginia Democrats

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Belinda Biafore has been reelected as the chairwoman of the West Virginia Democratic Party, a spokeswoman said Thursday. The party's executive...

Central West Virginia DMV now open for appointments

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Flatwoods Department of Motor Vehicles office is now offering title and license plate services by appointment. Other services the office...

New West Virginia State president is North Carolina provost

INSTITUTE, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia State University Board of Governors announced on Thursday it has chosen Nicole Pride to become the 12th...

Does wearing a mask pose any health risks?

By The Associated Press  Does wearing a mask pose any health risks? No, not for most people. Babies and toddlers should not wear masks because they...

Background checks, a metric for gun sales, hit all-time high

By LISA MARIE PANE Associated Press Historic numbers of background checks to purchase or possess a firearm were done in June, a trend in a...

Wide shift in opinion on police, race rare in US polling

By HANNAH FINGERHUT Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — It's rare for public opinion on social issues to change sharply and swiftly. And yet in the...

US adds 4.8 million jobs as unemployment falls to 11.1%

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a substantial 4.8 million jobs in June, and the unemployment rate fell to...

Russian bounties further strain Trump’s bond with veterans

By STEVE PEOPLES and SARAH BLAKE MORGAN Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — They didn't like it when then-candidate Donald Trump criticized John McCain for...

Stonewall Jackson removed from Richmond’s Monument Avenue

By DENISE LAVOIE and ALAN SUDERMAN Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Work crews wielding a giant crane, harnesses and power tools wrested an imposing...

Deputy: White woman lied about assault by Black couple

POWHATAN, Va. (AP) — A white Virginia woman has been charged with filing a false assault report against a Black couple, authorities said. Gladys Townsend,...