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John Adams 8th grader looks to improve in second D.C. spelling bee
MARCUS CONSTANTINO | Gazette-Mail photos
John Adams 8th grader looks to improve in second D.C. spelling bee

His spelling career may be coming to an end, but Varun Kukkillaya has no regrets.

After failing to advance past the preliminary rounds in the 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee, the 14-year-old John Adams Middle School eighth-grader outlasted...

All caught up in the moment
All caught up in the moment

John Nash, ‘A Beautiful Mind’ inspiration, Bluefield native, dies in car crash
John Nash, ‘A Beautiful Mind’ inspiration, Bluefield native, dies in car crash

TRENTON, N.J. — Born to an electrical engineer, and later a precocious and dashing young man who attained an Ivy League education, John Nash seemed destined for a life of stunning success. That he achieved, winning...

John Adams 8th grader looks to improve in second D.C. spelling bee
John Adams 8th grader looks to improve in second D.C. spelling bee

His spelling career may be coming to an end, but Varun Kukkillaya has no regrets.

After failing to advance past the preliminary rounds in the 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee, the 14-year-old John Adams Middle School eighth-grader outlasted...

DHHR developing opiate addiction treatment program

The state Department of Health and Human Resources is in the early stages of planning a pilot program to provide medication-assisted treatment to addicts within the criminal justice system.

Participants would be linked up with health-care...

A scout is reverent (photo)
A scout is reverent (photo)

A scout is reverent (photo)
A scout is reverent (photo)

Moments in Time: Capitol stones
Moments in Time: Capitol stones

Police shoot man in Elkins

Three police officers responding to a call in Elkins shot an armed man early Sunday morning, according to a statement from the West Virginia State Police.

According to the police statement, a call came in around 3:30 a.m. of a man banging on a...

Manchin asks drug wholesalers to release pain-pill records

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin is urging the nation’s largest drug wholesalers to release records that would show the number of prescription painkillers the companies have shipped to West Virginia over the past decade....

Officials: Constant supervision needed when children swim
Officials: Constant supervision needed when children swim

Memorial Day is a time for cookouts and pool parties and to honor those who have died serving in the Armed Forces, but new research from the United States Swim School Association suggests this is one of the most dangerous times for young children....

Clay County’s only grocery store closes
Clay County’s only grocery store closes

CLAY — When Ashley Owens’ husband came home one night this week, he asked the same thing so many do after work: “What’s for dinner?”

Owens, a 34-year-old mother of three,...

Weaver brings a new twist to Vandalia Gathering
Weaver brings a new twist to Vandalia Gathering

Wearing a gray, pink and blue Hello Kitty T-shirt, 6-year-old Natalie Jones sat on a wooden bench and worked the table loom.

Her short hair, almost a bob, recoiled when she snatched back her hand, away from the beater that rejoined with a jolt...

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