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Healthy eating, exercise initiative targets local grade schools
KENNY KEMP | Saturday Gazette-Mail
Healthy eating, exercise initiative targets local grade schools

The kids were doing the teaching Friday morning at Anne Bailey Elementary School, in St. Albans, and the subject was one that has caused concern across West Virginia and the nation for years — the health of their peers.

Children in the...

Patterson pleads guilty in slaying of Kareem Hunter
Patterson pleads guilty in slaying of Kareem Hunter

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Before being sentenced Friday, a man who helped to kill Kareem Hunter last year asked Hunter’s family to forgive him.

Deveron Patterson, 26, of Beckley, who pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in...

Wildlife land fracking could yield $6M, royalties

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A company has bid $6.2 million plus royalties to frack under state wildlife conservation land in Tyler County.

State officials say Antero Resources bid more than $12,000 an acre for Conaway Run Wildlife Management Area ...

Judge considering restrictions on Blankenship’s financial moves

A federal magistrate judge plans to consider proposals from prosecutors and defense lawyers for restricting longtime Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship’s financial dealings while Blankenship is out on bond pending his trial for alleged mine...

Party switch nets senator three Senate posts

State Sen. Daniel Hall will apparently be rewarded with a secondary leadership role and the chairmanship of two minor committees after the former Democrat switched parties so that Republicans could gain control of the West Virginia Senate.


Church activities: Nov. 22, 2014

Mid State Church of God and Heaters United Methodist Charge will sponsor a Living Drive Thru Nativity from 6 to 8 p.m. nightly on Dec. 6 and 7 at Holly Gray Park, located off Flatwoods Exit 67 on Interstate 79. The public will experience the wonder of ...

West Virginia environmental officials plan seminar

WHEELING, W.Va. – West Virginia environmental officials are planning a seminar for businesses and organizations about state and federal regulations.

The state Department of Environmental Protection says the informative meeting will take...

Bulletin Board: Nov. 22, 2014

Bluegrass/old-time music

Rising Stars of Bluegrass and old-time music will be featured at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Woman’s Club of Charleston, 1600 Virginia St. Featured are the Glenville State College Bluegrass Band and Appalachian...

Things to do Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014


JEFFERSON STARSHIP: 7:30 p.m. Free (tickets required). Salute to America, veterans concert series in cooperation with Soldier’s Wish. Clay Center. Call 304-561-3570 or visit

BLUE YONDER: 6 p.m. Free....

Nearly 300 attend public hearing on pipeline plan

PEARISBURG, Va. – Nearly 300 people attended the Giles County Board of Supervisors’ public hearing on a proposed natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to Virginia.

The Roanoke Times reports that executives of the two companies...

Feds indict 21 in alleged drug pipeline

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Twenty-one people allegedly involved in a Philadelphia-to-Morgantown heroin and painkiller distribution ring have been indicted on federal charges, state and federal officials announced Friday.

Earlier this month, a federal...

At Thanksgiving, small church makes a big difference
At Thanksgiving, small church makes a big difference

Every year for nine years, a small, unpretentious church tucked away in Rand turns into a Thanksgiving dinner factory for hundreds of people.

Only about 20 people attend the Faith Tabernacle Pentecostal Church regularly, but last year,...

Recyclable materials to be taken to Charleston landfill

The Kanawha County Solid Waste Authority will have to start hauling some of the materials at Slack Street — the county’s recycling facility — to the city’s landfill beginning today, said its director James Young....

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