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Families of slain black men share stage in protest
Families of slain black men share stage in protest

WASHINGTON (AP) — Family members of young, unarmed black men killed by police — from Michael Brown and Eric Garner in recent months, to Amadou Diallo more than 15 years ago — packed a stage in front of the U.S. Capitol on...

Parading around
Parading around

Women’s retailer to open in Charleston Town Center

A new women’s retailer is moving into the Charleston Town Center mall.

West Virginia’s first Altar’d State will move into the space that Coldwater Creek had occupied in the mall, according to mall marketing director Lisa...

WVSU graduation (photo)
WVSU graduation (photo)

Wreath ceremony honors veterans at Donel Kinnard cemetery
Wreath ceremony honors veterans at Donel Kinnard cemetery

They walked solemnly in twos, each pair carrying a wreath, placing them side-by-side until seven wreaths stood sentinel in the freezing rain at Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery on Saturday.

The first wreath stood for those who...

Top-O-Rock inspires oral history, design project
Top-O-Rock inspires oral history, design project

Although Charleston’s once beloved glass house on the hill has had its windows shuttered with sheets of plywood, some still see potential in Top-O-Rock.

Sarah Halstead, of the West Virginia State University Economic Development Center, is ...

Science group, wildlife refuge vie for Canaan building
Science group, wildlife refuge vie for Canaan building

On the fringe of the boggy wetlands north of Davis, in Tucker County, a turf battle is taking shape.

The National Youth Science Foundation wants to use a state-of-the-art “green” technology building as its STEM (Science, Technology,...

Victim’s sister: Mon County shooter’s abuse started years ago
Victim’s sister: Mon County shooter’s abuse started years ago

He killed her on Dec. 1, but Jody Lee Hunt thought it was his right to control Sharon Berkshire’s life long before that, according to Rachel Key-Coll, Berkshire’s sister.

Key-Coll described jealous behavior and abuse that began...

(photos) Joining the mayor for lunch
(photos) Joining the mayor for lunch

Drive-by food drive (photo)
Drive-by food drive (photo)

Chit-chat over between Liberty Bowl coaches
Chit-chat over between Liberty Bowl coaches

MORGANTOWN — Kevin Sumlin has a word of advice not just for his Texas A&M players, but for West Virginia’s, too, leading up to the Liberty Bowl.

“Both teams need to get to bed early and get some...

W.Va. Symphony, Charleston Ballet deliver stunning “The Nutcraker”

On Friday night the Charleston Ballet and the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra teamed up for a stunning presentation of “The Nutcracker.” With guest dancers from the English National Ballet School and the Columbia Classical Ballet this...

Funerals for: December 13, 2014

Adams, M.J.D. 2 p.m., Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview.

Adkins, Beatrice M. 2 p.m., Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans.

Baracia, Nicholas R. 11 a.m., Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Brown,...

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