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A totally tubular time on the river
A totally tubular time on the river

A group of tubers slide under the Dick Henderson Bridge on the Kanawha River on a recent afternoon. The weather this week has been ideal for recreational boaters in the area.

NPS assesses impact of state attractions

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Four National Park Service attractions in West Virginia drew a total of 1.5 million visitors last year.

A Park Service report looked at attendance in 2013 at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, New River Gorge...

Jackson County Fair features national concert acts
Jackson County Fair features national concert acts

The Jackson County Fair in Cottageville ends Saturday, but it’s got some big entertainment planned before then with five concerts remaining before the gates close. First, the venerable Dr. Ralph Stanley and his Clinch Mountain Boys are up at 8...

Pilot Club antiques sale scheduled for August

The Pilot Club of Huntington’s 62nd annual Antiques Show and Sale will kick off at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 22 and continue through Aug. 24 in the Big Sandy Superstore Arena’s Conference Center in Huntington. More than 30 dealers, representing...

Nonprofit Leadership Day/2014 Faces of Leadership Conference scheduled for July 30

Nonprofit Leadership Day will be held July 30 as part of the 2014 Faces of Leadership Conference held at the Charleston Civic Center.

Morning sessions include Managing Executive Transitions and Creating a High Impact Fundraising Portfolio....

Candlelight vigil for peace in Gaza planned

A group of West Virginians will hold a candlelight vigil Thursday evening on the steps of the state Capitol to call for peace in Gaza.

The vigil will begin at 8:30 p.m.

“We call on people of all faiths, our friends, neighbors and...

Switzer Center to host back-to-school event

The Greater Emmanuel Gospel Tabernacle is hosting its annual Back to School event on Saturday to provide children in need with various school supplies.

The event will be held at the Switzer Center from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will provide...

Tax commissioner says he won’t help remove Plants

The state tax commissioner said in a letter to Kanawha County commissioners that his department won’t take part in any attempt to use tax law to oust Kanawha Prosecuting Attorney Mark Plants.

County Commissioners Kent Carper, Dave Hardy...

CURA chooses developer for former Holley Hotel site
CURA chooses developer for former Holley Hotel site

The Charleston Urban Renewal Authority voted Wednesday to begin negotiations with a Virginia-based company for a development at the vacant site of the former Holley Hotel, in the 1000 block of Quarrier Street.

Board members chose from two...

CAMC Foundation surpasses cancer center goal

The Charleston Area Medical Center Foundation surpassed its $15 million fundraising goal for the hospital system's new cancer center by a quarter of a million dollars, thanks in part to a push to attract new donors, Foundation president Gail Pitchford ...

Airport preparing defense in Freedom Industries lawsuit

Yeager Airport’s newly appointed lawyer will try get a chemical-leak related lawsuit dismissed on legal grounds, arguing that, as a government-run agency, the airport cannot be sued.

Yeager’s insurance company recently appointed...

N.C. man pleads guilty to charge in West Side feud

A North Carolina man who police say was involved in a violent family feud on the West Side earlier this year pleaded guilty Wednesday in Kanawha Circuit Court to wanton endangerment.

Aric Adams, 20, of Charlotte, Adams agreed to plead guilty by ...

Police seek suspects in horse strangling

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – Police in Martinsburg are looking for those responsible for tying a tow rope around the neck of a horse that later died.

Berkeley County Sheriff Kenneth Lemaster Jr. tells The Journal that the horse was euthanized...

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