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‘Bold’ Ireland votes to legalize gay marriage in landslide
‘Bold’ Ireland votes to legalize gay marriage in landslide

DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland’s citizens have voted in a landslide to legalize gay marriage, electoral officials announced Saturday — a stunningly lopsided result that illustrates what Catholic leaders and rights activists alike called a...

Trade bill passes Senate, Capito sides with Obama, Manchin opposes

In an unusual twist, Republican Sen. Shelley Moore Capito voted yes on a controversial trade bill Friday evening, giving more authority to President Barack Obama, while Sen. Joe Manchin, a Democrat, voted no, against the president.

The United...

Some Labor Day thoughts on Memorial Day

Staff writer

Last week’s vote to phase in a $15 minimum wage in Los Angeles followed by the discovery and public disclosure of Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen’s somewhat more substantial pay stub inspired me to...

Europe’s Altice looking to buy cable provider Suddenlink

European cable and mobile phone operator Altice is fixing its sights on the U.S. market, starting with a $9.1 billion deal for St. Louis-based Suddenlink.

Suddenlink serves about 200,000 customers in West Virginia. The Charleston, Beckley and...

Senate Republicans block changes to NSA surveillance

WASHINGTON – The National Security Agency has begun winding down its collection and storage of American phone records after the Senate failed to agree on a path forward to change or extend the once-secret program ahead of its expiration at the...

W.Va. Film Office holding production seminar

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) – A training seminar for people wanting to become production coordinators in the film industry is set for next month in Fairmont.

The West Virginia Film Office will hold the seminar June 19 and 20 at the I-79...

Cable TV series ‘American Genius,’ filmed in Eastern Panhandle, debuting June 1

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A cable TV miniseries filmed in West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle will debut next month.

The state Film Office says the eight-part series “American Genius” will premiere on June 1 on the...

Reconnecting McDowell helps students prepare for college
Reconnecting McDowell helps students prepare for college

BRADSHAW, W.Va. – Rayven Bailey and Emmilea Hatfield have their futures all mapped out after high school: get a college degree and come home to struggling McDowell County to try to make life a little less rough for the next generation....

West Virginia museums to let military members in for free

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Several West Virginia attractions are participating in the National Endowment for the Arts initiative to offer free admission to active-duty military members and their families.

The Blue Star Museums program...

W.Va. Senate president to be Coca Cola 600 honorary starter

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia Senate President Bill Cole will be the honorary starter for the Coca Cola 600 NASCAR race this weekend in Charlotte, North Carolina.

At the Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday, the Mercer County...

Funerals for: May 23, 2015

Anderson, Delton 2 p.m., Long & Fisher Funeral Home, Sissonville.

Baldwin, Nancy 1 p.m., Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.

Blaydes, J. Elliott 11 a.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, Bluefield....

Harry E. Jarrell Jr.

Harry Ernest Jarrell Jr., "Fimmy," 78, of Maryland, died May 15, 2015. Service will be 11 a.m. Monday, May 25, at Dodd & Reed Funeral Home, Webster Springs, with visitation beginning one hour prior.

Glenna Marie Luzader
Glenna Marie Luzader

Glenna Marie Luzader, 65, of Newville, passed away May 21, 2015 at United Hospital Center, Bridgeport.

She was born March 8, 1950, a daughter of the late Bailey and Nora Wallace Skidmore.

She was preceded in death by an infant son,...

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