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AREA PREVIEW: Capital set to host Huntington
AREA PREVIEW: Capital set to host Huntington

Cougars host Huntington team that is finding new ways to score

Craik-Patton House hosts “An Evening With Edgar Allen Poe”
Craik-Patton House hosts “An Evening With Edgar Allen Poe”

In 1883, Liverpool-born street artist James Carling, who billed himself as “The Lightning Caricaturist” for his deft and speedy work, found himself in Chicago, where he read about a contest to determine the artist who would illustrate a...

Kanawha prosecutor to review cases involving suspended cop; Charleston mayor says back off

Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Plants has ordered a review of all pending criminal cases that involve suspended Charleston police Lt. Shawn Williams, but Charleston Mayor Danny Jones thinks Plants should stay out of the way of the police...

Buffalo councilman accused of violating safety order

WINFIELD -- A Buffalo Town Council member has been charged with two counts of violating a personal safety order protecting a female minor from his alleged stalking and related harassment.

Joseph S. Casto, 51, allegedly disobeyed the Aug. 28...

Thursday cartoon
Thursday cartoon

Janet Keating: ‘Hearing’ on Kanawha State Forest deaf to important testimony

By Janet Keating

Feeling both alarm and anger, I watched the state Surface Mine Board’s live-streamed hearing of the Kanawha Forest Coalition’s challenge of the KD#2 surface mine permit. The West Virginia Department of...

Gary Zuckett: Let’s stop millionaire money in politics while we still can

For those who weren’t quite convinced of money’s corrupting influence on our elections and policymaking, leaked tapes of U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell addressing a Koch Brothers conference full of millionaire and...

Bluefield doesn’t have authority to kill dog, high court rules

The state Supreme Court on Thursday reversed a lower court’s decision affirming the Bluefield Municipal Board’s order to euthanize a woman’s dog.

Bluefield’s city court didn’t have the authority to order the...

Rod Run kicks off on boulevard
Rod Run kicks off on boulevard

There were more cars lining Kanawha Boulevard at 3 p.m. Thursday afternoon than Rod Run & Doo Wop volunteer Cindy Moffatt believes she has ever seen before.

“It’s been pretty smooth, really,” Moffatt said of the more than...

Committee to interview Ethics director candidates

Fifteen lawyers have applied to be the next executive director of the state Ethics Commission, and the commission’s personnel committee will spend the next month interviewing candidates, chairwoman Betty Ireland said Thursday.


Hometown man sentenced for incest with autistic grandson

WINFIELD – A Hometown man was sentenced Thursday to five to 15 years in prison and 20 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to sexually abusing his 9-year-old, autistic grandson.

Billy R. McKneely, 57, admitted to incest in...

Sprouse-McDavid added to ballot; reprinting will cost $37,000
Sprouse-McDavid added to ballot; reprinting will cost $37,000

Marie Sprouse-McDavid’s name will be added to 50,800 new ballots for Kanawha County’s 35th District House of Delegates race at a cost of about $37,000, County Clerk Vera McCormick said at a meeting of the county’s Ballot...

National Merit Scholarship semifinalists named

About 16,000 semifinalists in the 60th annual National Merit Scholarship Program have been announced. These high school seniors will compete for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth about $33 million offered next spring.


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