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Students sought for W.Va. 'agripreneur' program

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  • One man shot early Saturday morning in Beckley

    One man shot early Saturday morning in Beckley

    Sunday, April 20 2014 5:43 AM EDT2014-04-20 09:43:44 GMT
         One man is in custody Saturday after a bar shooting in Raleigh County.
         One man is in custody Saturday after a bar shooting in Raleigh County.
  • Crews fight house fire in Fayette County for several hours Saturday

    Crews fight house fire in Fayette County for several hours Saturday

    Saturday, April 19 2014 11:24 PM EDT2014-04-20 03:24:33 GMT
    Crews fought a house fire in Fayette County Saturday evening for several hours. 911 Dispatchers said the call came in of a house fire on Paint Creek Road near Pax around 6:30 p.m. Pax Fire Department and Bradley-Prosperity Fire Department responded along with several other crews. We're told no one was inside the home when the fire happened.
    Crews fought a house fire in Fayette County Saturday evening for several hours. 911 Dispatchers said the call came in of a house fire on Paint Creek Road near Pax around 6:30 p.m. Pax Fire Department and Bradley-Prosperity Fire Department responded along with several other crews. We're told no one was inside the home when the fire happened.
  • Woman and husband charged for unintentional killing of son

    Woman and husband charged for unintentional killing of son

    Woman and husband charged for unintentional killing of son

    Saturday, April 19 2014 10:38 PM EDT2014-04-20 02:38:36 GMT
    A Shinnston woman and her husband have been charged with what authorities are calling the unintentional suffocation of her 3-month-old son.
    A Shinnston woman and her husband have been charged with what authorities are calling the unintentional suffocation of her 3-month-old son.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -

Applications are being accepted for the inaugural class of the Charleston Area Alliance's new Sustainable Agriculture Entrepreneur initiative.

The class that starts in January will feature 12 agriculture courses in urban micro-farming and six courses in entrepreneurship. Applications are due Jan. 9.

A new urban micro-farm will help teach people agricultural skills to allow them to participate in the local food market.

Officials say the program will teach members of the public how to cultivate a variety of agricultural products and help them sell the crops at outlets like restaurants and food suppliers.

The farm's design was drafted by students at the Center for Sustainability Studies at Davis & Elkins College. Other partners in the project include the University of Charleston and West Virginia University Extension Service.

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