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Parole law retroactivity contentious

Officials disagree on how rules can be used; clarification expected on Nov. 12

Thomas Hospital offers get-together for joint replacement patients

When his knee problems began making his favorite pastime difficult, Sam Owens had to do something.

“Life can’t go on without a garden,” said Owens, 76, who had already sold his farm after working it became impossible....

Readers’ Voice: Sept. 22, 2014

Express your opinion on any subject you wish. Not all comments are published. Call 304-357-4451 or email

Very few people have anything good to say about Shelley Moore Capito. I realize that money has continuously re-...

Debris on I-77 causes multiple wrecks

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a series of wrecks on Interstate 77 caused by cinder blocks on the road.

Sheriff’s Cpl. Brian Humphreys says the wrecks occurred around 8 p.m....

West Virginians headed to world’s largest climate march

If you’ve watched even 20 minutes of TV in the last month or so, you’ve almost certainly seen an ad from some congressional candidate promising to fight against the “war on coal.” What you have certainly not seen is any...

1 in 3 students in W.Va. is truant
1 in 3 students in W.Va. is truant

Nearly one in three public school students in West Virginia missed at least five days of class last year without an excuse, according to data from the state Department of Education. That marks those students as truant, which could mean fines, court...

W.Va. School of Osteopathic Medicine sees rise in interest, W.Va. sees spike in DOs

The conversation had turned to food.

“Especially in this part of the world, food is love, and it’s every social bond. We celebrate, we eat. We grieve, we eat,” said Tim Sayre, a West Virginia University extension agent for...

Flying high: Cancer survivor organizes event to honor veterans
Flying high: Cancer survivor organizes event to honor veterans

Betsy Murphy loves history, loves airplanes and loves dressing up.

So the two-time cancer survivor decided to organize a living history event to combine all three.

On Oct. 25, Murphy and her charitable organization, Classic Beauties, are...

Sooners overpower WVU in second half and win 45-33

MORGANTOWN -- West Virginia proved again Saturday night that its offense can play with just about anyone in the country.

The defense and the special teams? Well, they just aren’t quite there yet.

Three weeks after doing essentially...

Funerals for: September 21, 2014

Boggess, Mary Lou 1 p.m., Gatens

Bolen, Mitchell 2 p.m., Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel, Beckley.

Byrd, Rose 2 p.m., Ellyson Mortuary Inc., Glenville.

Hutchinson, Helen 3 p.m., Roush...

Alhmermita Hairston

Mrs. Alhmermita "Granny" Hairston, 83, of Beckley, died Wednesday, September 17, 2014. Service will be noon, Monday, September 22, at Heart of God Ministries, Beckley. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church.

Eddie Wynn

Eddie Lee Wynn, 58, of Surveyor, died Tuesday, September 9, 2014. Graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, September 22, at Pineview Cemetery, Orgas.

Pauline Waldeck

Pauline Waldeck, 89, of Cedarville, died Friday, September 19, 2014. Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, September 22, at Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow visitation in the funeral home chapel.

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