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Driving while suspended accused appears in court


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HAMLIN - A man indicted by a Lincoln County grand jury, earlier this year, made his latest appearance in circuit court recently. Spence Lee Woodrum was indicted on a single felony count for driving while suspended for DUI, third offense by the January grand jury.

As reported earlier this year in The Lincoln Journal, Woodrum is said to have committed the offense, for the third time, on Sunday, May 8, 2016. According to the indictment, his license had been revoked for driving under the influence previously with prior convictions dating from September 10, 2012 (Lincoln County) and September 1, 2016 (Cabell County).

The indictment was based on the…

848 new businesses in WV

CHARLESTON - New business registrations continued at more than 1 percent growth statewide in February according to the West Virginia Secretary of State’s Office.

The Secretary of State’s Business & Licensing Division reported that the top three counties for business growth in February were Calhoun County with 2.86 percent growth, Wirt County with 2.22 percent growth, and Hampshire County with 2.14 percent growth. In West Virginia, all 55 counties reported business registration growth in February.

The number of business entities grew in Calhoun County from 170 to 175, business entities in Wirt County increased from 132 to 135, and the number of entities licensed to do business in…

West Virginia Senate passes cyberbullying bill


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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A bill making cyberbullying directed at minors a crime passed the Senate unanimously Friday at the State Capitol.

Senator Lynne Arvon, R-Raleigh, rose in support of Senate Bill 2655, saying she personally became keenly aware of cyberbullying as recently as the past couple of weeks.

“I have a newfound passion for this topic, as myself and several others in this (legislative) body have been confronted by cyberbullying in the past few weeks,” Arvon said during Friday’s legislative floor session discussion before the vote, alluding to the recently ended teacher and service personnel strike in West Virginia.

Arvon clarified by…