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‘These are preventable’: Group backs bills to lower drug overdose deaths in West Virginia

A national organization that has raised $8 million over two years to fight substance abuse is urging West Virginia legislators to pass two laws designed to reduce drug overdose deaths.

Shatterproof, a nonprofit headquartered in Connecticut,...

Mountaineers healthy going into bowl
Mountaineers healthy going into bowl

MORGANTOWN — If nothing else, West Virginia’s football team seems to be healthy as it prepares for Monday’s Liberty Bowl matchup with Texas A&M.

Quarterback Clint Trickett missed the last game...

Geno Smith sees himself as Jets’ QB ‘for a long time’
Geno Smith sees himself as Jets’ QB ‘for a long time’

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Geno Smith is unfazed by all the critics and doubters.

There are lots of them, for sure. There’s a growing contingent of fans and media who think Smith’s time as a New York...

Dawn Miller: The world we are born to

One day when we were in college, my friend Dave walked through the student newspaper office holding a piece of Scotch tape to his nose. “Scotch tape smells like Christmas,” he said.

What poetry. I was charmed. I never dreamed...

Charleston commission considering Vanderwilt memorial
Charleston commission considering Vanderwilt memorial

Former city councilwoman and Beautification Commission chairwoman Mary Jane Vanderwilt left a lasting impression on Charleston.

And the commission hopes it can honor her legacy with a memorial somewhere in the city.

“We hope to...

Editorial: Gate open to more pollution?

Sweeping Republican victories in the 2014 election may give the coal industry and other fossil-fuel interests a chance to sabotage U.S. efforts to reduce pollution, The Washington Post reports.

“Oil, gas and coal interests that spent...

‘These are preventable’: Group backs bills to lower drug overdose deaths in West Virginia

A national organization that has raised $8 million over two years to fight substance abuse is urging West Virginia legislators to pass two laws designed to reduce drug overdose deaths.

Shatterproof, a nonprofit headquartered in Connecticut,...

State seeks dancers for 2015 festival

The state Division of Culture and History is seeking participants for the 2015 West Virginia State Dance Festival.

Directors from dance companies and schools across West Virginia are invited to enroll for the festival scheduled for April 17-19...

Program encourages a W.Va. hike to start 2015

SOUTH CHARLESTON — Four West Virginia state parks have scheduled New Year’s Day hikes to encourage people to get outdoors.

Participating in 2015 are Kanawha State Forest, Blackwater Falls...

Funerals for: December 25, 2014
Roy "Batman" Underwood

Roy Hobert "Batman" Underwood, 87, of Mount Nebo, died Dec. 23, 2014. In keeping with his wishes, the body was cremated. Service will be held at noon Saturday, Jan. 3, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Mount Lookout. Arrangements by White...

Terry A. Robertson

Terry Allen Robertson, 59, of Oak Hill, died Dec. 23, 2014. Service will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, with visitation beginning one hour prior.

H.O. Campsey II
H.O. Campsey II

H.O. Campsey II, 50, of Charleston, died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014 at home after a sudden illness. He was a self-employed roofer. H.O. enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing and hunting, and enjoyed being with his family.

Surviving are his son,...

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