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Parkersburg woman is W.Va.’s last daughter of the Civil War
F. BRIAN FERGUSON | Sunday Gazette-Mail photos
Parkersburg woman is W.Va.’s last daughter of the Civil War

PARKERSBURG — Rachel Perine now wishes she had paid more attention to her father’s accounts of military life.

“He was a great talker, and people — older people especially —...

Parkersburg woman is W.Va.’s last daughter of the Civil War
Parkersburg woman is W.Va.’s last daughter of the Civil War

PARKERSBURG — Rachel Perine now wishes she had paid more attention to her father’s accounts of military life.

“He was a great talker, and people — older people especially —...

Richwood principal arrested on three counts of sexual abuse

State police arrested an elementary school principal last night following an investigation into the alleged sexual abuse of three school employees.

Timothy Bennett, 53, is the principal at Cherry River Elementary School in Richwood. Bennett was...

Ex-councilman’s son loses by one vote in South Charleston primary

The son of a South Charleston councilman hoping to replace his father and represent the city’s fifth ward was defeated by one vote in Saturday’s primary election, which saw a low turnout and had several uncontested races.

Dayton...

Fayette County stand now part of Old-Growth Forest Network
Fayette County stand now part of Old-Growth Forest Network

THURMOND — With less than 1 percent of the forests encountered by settlers in the Eastern United States escaping the ax and saw in the centuries that followed their arrival, a movement is taking shape to...

Correction

An article in the Saturday Gazette-Mail about a 5k race to benefit crime victims misstated the day of the event. It is on Friday. Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney Charles Miller is scheduled to speak around 11:30 a.m.

Public glimpses newly finished Kanawha City cancer center
Public glimpses newly finished Kanawha City cancer center

s Bob Humphrey gazed out the window, only feet from one of the new chemotherapy infusion bays that filled the second floor of the pristine building, his eyes began to water.

He was filled with gratitude.

“I’m thankful that ...

Mingo judge asks attorneys to donate to courtroom remodel

Mingo County’s only circuit judge sent a letter earlier this month to attorneys in the county asking them to donate money to remodel her courtroom.

Judge Miki Thompson’s April 6 letter states that while some upgrades to the...

As coal declines in Southern W.Va., so do county coffers

It started in Boone County, which, on Dec. 31, laid off 11 part-time public employees. A security officer, a recycling center employee and a bunch of janitors who cleaned community centers one day a week all lost their jobs, Assistant County...

Record Store Day (photo)
Record Store Day (photo)

Diocese to raze rectory at fire-gutted W.Va. church

BENWOOD — The rectory at St. John Catholic Church in Benwood will be razed with the fire-gutted sanctuary.

That decision was announced Friday by the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston after an engineering...

Chester not bagging it with teapot repairs

Chester, West Virginia’s northernmost city, is anxious to spout off about its unique, homespun tourist attraction, The World’s Largest Teapot. A recently launched clean-up and renovation project should keep the town with the giant teapot ...

Friday’s 5k to honor victims of crimes

As an assistant prosecutor, Tera Salango knows how important it is for victims of crimes to be informed of their rights.

“It’s scary enough to be a victim of a crime and then the criminal justice process can be very intimidating,...

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