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Church volunteers prepare feast
F. BRIAN FERGUSON | Gazette
Church volunteers prepare feast

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The kitchen of St. George Orthodox Cathedral in Charleston was busy on Tuesday as church members worked to prepare the baklawa (also known as baklava) for Sunday’s annual fundraising dinner, which will take place from...

Church volunteers prepare feast
Church volunteers prepare feast

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The kitchen of St. George Orthodox Cathedral in Charleston was busy on Tuesday as church members worked to prepare the baklawa (also known as baklava) for Sunday’s annual fundraising dinner, which will take place from ...

Goodwin to give second chance to drug users

Federal prosecutors and police will offer low level drug dealers — who are selling only to support their heroin habit — a chance to get help before facing charges and going to jail.

U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin announced Tuesday his ...

WVU student takes sexual assault story to Facebook

The Monongalia County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a possible sexual assault case involving a West Virginia University student who has taken her story online.

In a Facebook video posted last month, WVU freshman Julie Lindsey claims...

Pheasant hunt delays hearing on mining near KSF

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A circuit judge delayed a hearing over a surface mining permit at Kanawha State Forest so coal company attorneys could go pheasant hunting.

William DePaulo, attorney for David Cordell, who is suing the Department of...

Fewer people buying meth-making cold product in W.Va.
Fewer people buying meth-making cold product in W.Va.

Sales of a cold medication that’s used to make illegal methamphetamine have dropped by more than 30 percent in West Virginia this year, according to a report released Tuesday.

That’s the sharpest decline, by far, of any of the 25...

One in custody after hostage situation in Mingo County

A person is in custody after a hostage situation in Mingo County, West Virginia State Police spokesman Lt. Michael Baylous said.

The suspect held the victim at gunpoint, Baylous said.

He said it took place in the Right Fork of Laurel Creek ...

Charleston Gazette general election endorsements
Charleston Gazette general election endorsements

Va. troupe brings intimate version of ‘Hamlet’ to Charleston

This Friday, Charleston will host a performance of “Hamlet” presented the way Shakespeare himself would have wanted it to be seen, play organizers said.

Virginia’s American Shakespeare Center will present...

W.Va. gas prices fall, expected to drop further
W.Va. gas prices fall, expected to drop further

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gas prices dipped below $3 a gallon in the Kanawha Valley this week, mirroring a national trend.

However, West Virginia’s average gas price still hovered well above the $3 mark, at $3.21 a gallon, according to...

New W.Va. tourism commissioner found state lacking in social media

Amy Shuler Goodwin said she got a rude awakening shortly after taking her new job as state Tourism commissioner in June.

Contacted by Stonewall Jackson Resort management about a golfing promotion at the state park, Goodwin said her first thought ...

MU sports budget is 28 percent subsidized

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia has two nationally ranked Division I college football teams — but only one is heavily subsidized by the state, a legislative post audit report released Tuesday shows.

Using data obtained from the...

Boil-water advisories

The boil-water advisory issued for customers of the Birch River Public Service District has been lifted.

The Cool Ridge-Flat Top Public Service District has issued a boil-water advisory for customers on Boyd Crawford Road following a water main...

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