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Expats try phones, social apps to connect to quake-hit Nepal
Expats try phones, social apps to connect to quake-hit Nepal

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — After the earthquake hit Nepal, Prem Raja Mahat spent a sleepless night at his Baltimore home, trying again and again to reach his son, who was visiting friends and family back in Mahat’s home...

Boil-water advisories

West Virginia American Water has issued a boil-water advisory for approximately 50 customers in the Pinch area. The affected area includes Pinch Ridge Road from Vickers Road to Handshaw Road, Belcher Road, Vickers Road, Poinsettia Lane, Begonia Lane,...

Innerviews: Trail-blazing teacher built fruitful life on hometown values
Innerviews: Trail-blazing teacher built fruitful life on hometown values

In the category of trail blazing, Jada Hunter cut a swath as wide as an interstate highway. A coal miner’s daughter reared in humble but loving circumstances, she lives in the town she was born in, a tightly-knit community near Williamson...

Early voting in Charleston general starts May 1

Early voting in Charleston’s general election is set to begin next month, and all but eight races are uncontested.

Republican incumbent Mayor Danny Jones is making a go at a fourth — and possibly final term in the city’s...

Superintendent of W.Va. Schools for Deaf and Blind to retire

ROMNEY, W.Va. – The superintendent of the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and Blind is stepping down.

Lynn Boyer notified the West Virginia Board of Education last week that she will retire on June 30.

The board appointed Boyer...

Standard Oil acquires Mountain Country Partners’ assets

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. – Standard Oil Co. has bought the assets of oil and gas company Mountain Country Partners.

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Ronald Pearson approved the sale earlier this month. Pearson’s order shows the sale includes oil...

State’s spring turkey season opens today

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia’s spring turkey season begins Monday and location could be a factor in a hunter’s success.

The Division of Natural Resources says 2013 brood reports indicate that the statewide number...

Rep. Tim Murphy to speak at Wheeling Jesuit’s commencement

WHEELING, W.Va. – Rep. Tim Murphy will be the featured speaker at Wheeling Jesuit University’s spring commencement.

The Pennsylvania Republican is a 1974 graduate of Wheeling Jesuit.

Wheeling Jesuit Board of Trustees member...

Work underway on 1st project of Charles Town revitalization

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. – Work is underway on the first project of a planned $104 million revitalization of Charles Town.

City manager David Mills says the $4 million renovation of Charles Washington Hall is expected to be completed by late...

Civil War ends with forgotten steamboat disaster
Civil War ends with forgotten steamboat disaster

MARION, Ark. — What remains of the greatest maritime disaster in U.S. history lies buried beneath an Arkansas beanfield where the Mississippi River once ran.

A century-and-a-half later, residents of the...

Funerals for: April 27, 2015

Cobb, Betty 1 p.m., Long and Fisher Funeral Home, Charleston.

Cornwell, Tiara 11 a.m., Gatens

Davis, Drewzella 1 p.m., Wilson Funeral Home, Charleston.

Dent, Margaret 1 p.m., Stevens and...

James Collie Sias

James Collie Sias, 83, of Ranger, died April 25, 2015. Service will be 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, at Montana Freewill Baptist Church, Ranger, with visitation beginning two hours prior. Arrangements by Freeman Funeral Home, Chapmanville.

Pauline Mae Brown

Mrs. Pauline Mae Brown, 99, of Beckley, died April 22, 2015. Service will be at noon Wednesday, April 29, at St. Paul Baptist Temple, Beckley, with visitation beginning one hour prior. Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor,...

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