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Youngsters hop over to visit with the Easter Bunny
Youngsters hop over to visit with the Easter Bunny

Trey Young, 3, of Elkview gave E. Bunny a kiss after getting his picture taken at Charleston Town Center. Trey was at the mall Thursday with his grandmother, Sharon Huffman. The Easter Bunny will be greeting visitors in his spring garden at Sears...

Youngsters hop over to visit with the Easter Bunny
Youngsters hop over to visit with the Easter Bunny

Trey Young, 3, of Elkview gave E. Bunny a kiss after getting his picture taken at Charleston Town Center. Trey was at the mall Thursday with his grandmother, Sharon Huffman. The Easter Bunny will be greeting visitors in his spring garden at Sears...

Prep roundup: Capital through to bracket title game at Mingo Bay

Anthony Gavin had two hits, including a double and his third homer of the season, and a pair of RBI to lead Capital to a 9-0 win over Spring Mills in the Mingo Bay Classic baseball tournament in Myrtle Beach on Thursday.

Caleb Kinder added three ...

Charleston couple buys 110-year-old Fayetteville bank
Charleston couple buys 110-year-old Fayetteville bank

FAYETTEVILLE — What began for Charlestonians Shawn Means and Amy McLaughlin as a quest for a cheap apartment from which they could base weekend and holiday adventures in and around the New River Gorge evolved into...

Sobriety checkpoint planned for St. Albans

Kanawha County deputies will conduct a high-visibility sobriety checkpoint tonight near St. Albans.

The checkpoint, a cooperative effort with the Governor’s Highway Safety Program, will run 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. on W.Va. 817 near St. Albans....

Belle man caught with more than 80 guns

A Belle man caught with drugs, cash and more than 80 guns could face up to 10 years in federal prison.

Dorsey Woolwine Jr., 63, of Simmons Creek Road, pleaded guilty Thursday to being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to a statement ...

PHOTOS: Families remember organ donors at ceremony
PHOTOS: Families remember organ donors at ceremony

Community briefs for Friday, April 18

Charleston Montessori School will host a community walk and ride on the Kanawha City Bike Trail on Saturday. Participants can park and meet at the trailhead on 57th Street at 10:30 a.m. The trail is suitable for bikes, strollers and wheelchairs, and...

Democratic candidates for W.Va.’s 2nd illustrate compromise
Democratic candidates for W.Va.’s 2nd illustrate compromise

Meshea Poore, Nick Casey agree on most issues, note need for functional government

South Charleston mayor could get a pay raise

South Charleston City Council has given preliminary approval to a 13.3 percent pay raise for the mayor.

The raise would increase the mayor’s annual salary from $75,000 to $85,000 on July 1, 2015. The proposal noted that the city has not...

Bible Center School part of recycling program

Bible Center School students are cleaning up the environment with hopes of winning playgrounds, park benches and recycling bins for their school and community.

To celebrate Capri-Sun and TerraCycle’s milestone of recycling 200 million...

New Rahall ad features Cecil Roberts

An ad featuring the head of the United Mine Workers of America is the latest development in an intense campaign between Rep. Nick J. Rahall, D.W.Va., and challenger Sen. Evans Jenkins.

Rahall on Thursday released his ...

Editorial cartoon for April 18, 2014
Editorial cartoon for April 18, 2014

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News

Charleston couple buys 110-year-old Fayetteville bank
Firefighters battle blaze in Clendenin
Sobriety checkpoint scheduled near St. Albans
Things to do today: Friday, April 18
Readers’ Voice: April 18, 2014

Business

Rockefeller, state officials look for Poca warehouse solution
Farm-to-table food trend spurring business opportunities in the Mountain State
Dutch Miller buys South Charleston auto dealership
Frontier, CWA extend contract a fourth time
Scriptures Cafe to open in Kanawha City

Opinion

Friday cartoon
Readers’ Voice: April 18, 2014
OP-ED: Expensive tax subsidies require accountability
Letters: April 18, 2014, Meth, guns, climate
Thursday cartoon

Sports

Herd’s Williams settling in at tackle after making move from defensive end
Hoover pounds Catholic in matchup of defending champs
Full-contact practices a hit with Holgorsen, QBs
The position to watch in MU’s offense
Prep baseball linescores, schedule — Apr. 17

Life

Rescuing hope: Murder victim’s son copes by joining search group
W.Va. center floats idea of ‘food hubs’
Learn the art of sushi making at Uncork and Create’s ArtWalk event
On the move: Traveling Library celebrates 80 years in Kanawha County
The ‘eyes’ have it - Club asks for public input into next art purchase

A&E

Review: Etheridge brings raw intensity to Clay Center
ArtWalk venues and ARTISTS
5 Questions ‘The Vagina Monologues’ returns
A&E events: April 17-23, 2014
Melissa Etheridge at Clay Center Thursday

Outdoors

Grant pays for Boy Scouts’ surface mine reforestation at Summit Bechtel
‘New River Gorge of northern West Virginia’ to become DNR wildlife management area
Height of spring brings year’s best trout fishing
Report details deer farming’s pluses, minuses
‘Mistaken for game’ shootings can be avoided

Obituaries

Sandra D. King
Lillian Joyce Hill
Richard D. McComas
James Bostic
Juanita Young Epperly