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Calling all horror, sci-fi fans for ShockaCon
SHOCKACON courtesy photo
Calling all horror, sci-fi fans for ShockaCon

When thinking of autumn, many people picture leaves changing colors, holidays with the family, time changes or football. Others, though, imagine another exciting event that more people are slowly yet surely learning about: ShockaCon. On Sept. 26-28,...

Mine near Kanawha State Forest cited again by DEP

Operators of the Keystone Development #2 Mine, now taking shape adjacent to Kanawha State Forest’s eastern boundary, have been cited for failing to build adequate barriers along a pair of sediment ditches in order to “inhibit slides and...

Church activities: Sept. 20, 2014

Rensford Baptist Church will have its homecoming at 7 p.m. nightly Sept. 26-28 at the church. Preachers will be Richard Parsons on Friday, Larry Skagg on Sept. 27 and Philip Crist on the afternoon of Sept. 28. Singers will be Harvest Trio, The...

Services Friday for former W.Va. first lady

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginians are remembering the state’s longest-serving first lady, Shelley Riley Moore.

Her family is receiving visitors Friday in the rotunda of the University of Charleston. Hours have been set aside...

Things to do Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014


FRIENDS: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free. Variety. 5 Corners Cafe, Delaware Avenue and Virginia Street West. Call 304-205-7817.

JOHN LILLY: 9 to 11 p.m. Free. Singer-songwriter. Black Sheep Burrito and Brews, 702 Quarrier St. Call 304-343-...

Bulletin Board: Sept. 20, 2014

Pillowcase workshop

A workshop to make pillowcases for hospitalized children will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2015 Adams Ave., Huntington. All are invited, with or without sewing experience. The...

The Charleston Gazette — Suppression: Blocking poor votes


Blocking poor voters

For several years, a clever ploy has been pulled by Republican state legislators across America. It’s an attempt to block voting by the poor, blacks, the aged, Hispanics, teens and others who...

Fallen Charleston police officer honored
Fallen Charleston police officer honored

About five years after his death, the family of Jerry Jones and many members of the Charleston Police Department gathered to remember Jones, a U.S. Marine veteran, family man and a fallen police officer.

Charleston honored Jones with a memorial ...

Edgewood Elementary dismissing students at noon today

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Edgewood Elementary School will be dismissing students at noon today because of a power outage, according to a message from Kanawha County Schools.

Lifelong politician Ken Hechler turns 100 Saturday

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Former West Virginia secretary of state and congressman Ken Hechler still considers himself a public servant.

Hechler turns 100 years old on Saturday. He and his wife, Carol, will celebrate with friends and family at a ...

Fate of Kanawha parks director still uncertain
Fate of Kanawha parks director still uncertain

Members of the Kanawha County Parks and Recreation Commission want the board’s personnel committee to determine whether or not to discipline county parks director Jeff Hutchinson.

Commission members voted to turn Hutchinson’s fate...

Funerals for: September 19, 2014

Abbott, Genevieve J. 11 a.m., Bartlett

Bledsoe, Christopher 1 p.m., Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet.

Bryant, James E. 1 p.m., Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville.

Burdette, Betty F. ...

Shelby Jean Stover
Shelby Jean Stover

Shelby Jean Stover, 78, of Charleston, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 14, 2014.

She was born June 5, 1936 in Charleston to the late William Jackson Plumley Jr. and Olive Bonner Plumley. Her husband, Abe Stover, also preceded her in death....

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