Wyoming County

1st W.Va. Miner Is Killed On The Job This Year In Wyoming County

Virgil Paynter, of Lynco, was fatally injured while operating an excavator at the CM Energy Operations surface mine, Gov. Jim Justice said Thursday.

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Residents Along Contaminated Creek Just Want Clean Water

In Pineville, West Virginia, a town of 500, residents filled up the front rows of the county courtroom recently. They came to hear the latest legal update on a battle some have been fighting for generations - securing clean water. Bobby Lee Keen and his wife Patsy attended the hearing. “How come they have people living like they're in a third world country in the United States of America?” asked Bobby Keen.

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No Longer ‘The Bridge to Nowhere’: Ribbon Cutting Opens New Section Of King Coal Highway

Gov. Jim Justice held a ribbon cutting ceremony at the previously constructed Christine Elmore West Bridge, located near Bluefield. The bridge was commonly called ‘the bridge to nowhere’, because the road ended with the bridge. Now as part of a $2.8 billion Roads to Prosperity program, the King Coal Highway extends past the bridge for three miles. The new completed stretch of highway connects Airport Road to John Nash Boulevard near Bluefield. 

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