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Capital’s Bays draws inspiration from little brother
KENNY KEMP | Gazette-Mail
Capital’s Bays draws inspiration from little brother

Fear can be a great motivator, to hear Capital football coach Jon Carpenter tell it.

“I think that to be successful, you’ve got to have somebody at home you’re afraid to disappoint,” the sixth-year Cougars coach said...

Committee members plan, also participate in Distance Run

Joni Adams remembers when she first wanted to be a runner. It was 1975 and she was standing on a street corner in downtown Charleston watching the Charleston Distance Run, when a woman who was in her 50s ran by. Adams remembers being embarrassed....

Charleston police to conduct safety checkpoint

The Charleston Police Department will conduct a roadside safety checkpoint between 6 p.m. and midnight today in the 1200 block of Stuart Street.

Indicted ex-WVDOH official kills himself

Just hours after he was indicted on federal racketeering charges, a former West Virginia Division of Highways official committed suicide, authorities said Wednesday.

Bob Andrew, who headed the DOH equipment division in Buckhannon for 16 years...

Manchin to host town hall on Iran

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., will hold a town hall discussion Thursday on the proposed nuclear deal reached by the United States, Iran and several other countries.

The meeting is scheduled for 3 p.m. in the University of Charleston’s...

Conservative economist urges tax cuts for West Virginia
Conservative economist urges tax cuts for West Virginia

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — Conservative economist Arthur Laffer, during a speech to members of the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, urged the state to cut its top individual income tax rates as...

Film exploring history, impact of mining in Appalachia to show at WV Culture Center
Film exploring history, impact of mining in Appalachia to show at WV Culture Center

“Blood on the Mountain,” a new film about the history and impact coal mining has had in West Virginia and Appalachia, will have its inaugural showing in West Virginia Friday evening.

Doors to the event, at the West Virginia Culture ...

UC, State football want to exceed expectations

Both the University of Charleston and West Virginia State football teams begin their seasons tonight with outside expectations they feel are selling their respective programs short.

When the Mountain East Conference coaches cast their ballots...

Blankenship jurors asked about unions, coal mine safety

Potential jurors in the criminal trial of Don Blankenship were asked if they’ve ever belonged to a union, what views they have about the former Massey CEO, and whether anyone they know has ever been hurt or killed while working in a coal mine....

HYCAT Learn-to-Swim need-based scholarships available

The Learn-to-Swim Program offered by the Huntington Y Charleston Aquatic Team at Charleston Inc., known as HYCAT, has recently received a $4,500 grant for swimming lessons.

The scholarships, offered by the USA Swimming Foundation through the...

Nearly 300 sue CSX over Fayette County derailment
Nearly 300 sue CSX over Fayette County derailment

A lawsuit filed against CSX claims about 300 Fayette County residents were exposed to harmful chemicals after a train carrying crude oil derailed, caught fire and exploded between Mount Carbon and Deepwater in February.

CSX and its subsidiary,...

Artist creates eerie, mysterious world using repurposed materials in WVSU display
Artist creates eerie, mysterious world using repurposed materials in WVSU display

There’s something delightfully strange about Michael McKowen’s “The World of The Willing,” a multimedia exhibition currently on display at the Davis Fine Arts Center at West Virginia State University.

Using repurposed,...

Process Strategies lays off nearly 40 workers

Process Strategies is eliminating nearly 40 jobs as part of a restructuring decision.

Highland Hospital spokesman James Strawn said employees were notified during a meeting early Tuesday evening. The decision eliminates 26 full-time positions...

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