New Kanawha County magistrate replaces Fouty

Kristen Vieweg is an attorney who has worked in Kanawha County Magistrate Court for the past five years, and officially took over the slot vacated for by Carol Fouty yesterday. Fouty resigned Aug. 3 after 26 years. Fouty faces ethics violations, and submitted a resignation last week citing health reasons and a desire to spend more time with family. Vieweg has been sworn in as a new magistrate and will fill the rest of Fouty’s term - five months.