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Stories with place: Williamson
  • In the coalfields, dilapidated sites make way for renewal 
    Updated: May-24-15 4:04 pm

    WILLIAMSON, West Virginia - Inside a 1920s-era warehouse in the heart of a once-bustling coalfields hub, Brandon Blankenship saws through 8-foot boards pulled up from the building's floor, looking each one up and down for "a face that's not splintered - smooth with no breaks - and an intact tongue and groove." Portions that pass muster wind up in neat stacks for reuse by the crew remodeling the warehouse into office space, or for sale to builders looking to add a rustic touch to homes and restaurants.

  • W.Va. justices: Pharmacies, doctors can by sued by addicts 
    Updated: May-15-15 11:05 am

    CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Pharmacies and doctors who negligently prescribed pain medication can be sued for enabling people's addictions, the West Virginia Supreme Court ruled.