MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - With eight in 10 farmers making less than $10,000 a year, West Virginia will never rival big Midwestern factory farms in producing food. But creative collaborations with entrepreneurs are seeding a new local-foods economy that federal officials say could become a model for 12 other Appalachian states.
LEWISBURG, W.Va. (AP) - Greenbrier County's prosecutor is seeking a life sentence for a man convicted of torching several vehicles at a West Virginia State Police barracks. The prosecutor says 48-year-old David Clayton White of Meadow Bridge has two prior felony convictions.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Elkins folklorist Gerald Milnes will be honored during the 37th Annual Vandalia Gathering at the Capitol Complex in Charleston. The Division of Culture and History says Milnes will be given the Vandalia Award during a ceremony set for 7 o'clock Friday night at the Culture Center.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Sen. Mark R. Warner says he's introduced legislation that would better track the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay. The Virginia Democrat says the legislation would require the Office of Management and Budget to compare costs and the performance of restoration activities by various federal agencies involved in the massive environmental endeavor.
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