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Funerals for: May 04, 2015

Bird, Everett 11 a.m., Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane.

Cavender, Peggy 7 p.m., New Beginnings Church of the Nazarene, Elkview.

No. 4 TCU completes sweep of WVU baseball

MORGANTOWN — In almost every way, it was a perfect setup for West Virginia’s baseball team.

There were three gorgeous days at a spanking new ballpark, crowds that totaled more than 6,300 and a top-...

Norman Chad: NBA coach of the year award more like a kiss of death

For Mike Budenholzer, whose Atlanta Hawks have been the surprise of the NBA this season, we have good news and bad news: The good news is Budenholzer was recently named NBA coach of the year; the bad news is he has two, maybe three seasons before...

Roundup: Power top Grasshoppers; Notre Dame wins MEC softball tourney

Chase Simpson hit a solo home run as part of a three-run fourth inning as the West Virginia Power picked up a 4-2 win at Greensboro on Sunday in the third game of a four-game set.

Elvis Escobar and Tyler Filliben each had a pair of hits for the ...

Thomas Foundation to host ‘Chics for Charity’

When women put their heads together, great things can happen. When more than 400 women do it, the sky is the limit.

The Thomas Foundation will hold the first of three Chics for Charity events slated for this year on Thursday. The fundraising...

Bulletin Board: May 4, 2015

Greeting card class

Putnam County Parks is hosting a handmade greeting card class from 6 to 8 p.m. on May 28, June 4 and June 18 in the Community Center at Valley Park, in Hurricane. Free card kits will be given to those who sign up for all...

Letter: Cole pushing business tax break as hot rod, when in fact it’s a lemon


West Virginia Senate President Bill Cole should know taxes are the means to pay for the services that only the government can provide. Giving more tax breaks to business requires the poor and middle class to shoulder more of a...

Letter: Capito says climate change real, and must now act accordingly


In a letter from Sen. Shelley Capito responding to my request that she vote against a measure that would have prevented any tax or fee on carbon emissions from coming before the Senate, she informed me that she has “consistently...


In 1980, roughly half of America’s counties were Caucasians comprising 98 percent or more of the population. Today, only 5 percent fit that description. Writing in The Washington Post, demographer Christopher Ingraham reiterated that, around...

Editorial: Another tax shift?

New legislative leaders are studying a major realignment of state taxes, through the Joint Senate Select Committee on Tax Reform. A recent meeting offered a glimpse of what lawmakers have in mind, such as further tax cuts and even eliminating the...

Teays Valley residents prepare for Walmart zoning fight
Teays Valley residents prepare for Walmart zoning fight

Residents in Teays Valley continue to rally their neighbors behind an effort to block the construction of a new Walmart store off of W.Va. Route 34.

On Sunday evening, the residents held another event to inform the community about the new store ...

Phyllis Rutledge, Kanawha County ‘political powerhouse,’ dies
Phyllis Rutledge, Kanawha County ‘political powerhouse,’ dies

Phyllis Rutledge, a former member of the state House of Delegates, the first woman elected Kanawha County circuit clerk and a longtime force in local politics, died on Friday. She was 83.

Rutledge, a Democrat, represented Kanawha County in the...

Survey shows 9 in 10 women unaware of female stroke symptoms

Callie Earliwine was on a lunch break at Ohio Valley Medical Center when the room started spinning, her hands began to tremor and the vision in her right eye began to worsen. Her fellow nurses recognized the symptoms as signs Earliwine, 32, was having ...

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