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More colleges turn away from entrance exams

Half of West Virginia’s public four-year colleges do not consider ACT or SAT scores for admission.

As more and more colleges across the country adopt a “test optional”...

‘It is a difficult time for everyone’
Former Charleston man living in Kiev has front-row view of Ukraine’s unrest
‘It is a difficult time for everyone’ Former Charleston man living in Kiev has front-row view of Ukraine’s unrest

Despite the war going on in their country, Ukrainians were shocked at the shooting down of a passenger jet and are convinced that Russian-backed separatists were behind the missile strike, according to a former Charleston resident who has lived and...

With boost from foundation, CAMC serving local, healthy food
With boost from foundation, CAMC serving local, healthy food

Among its four hospitals, Charleston Area Medical Center serves 2.5 million meals a year — or, as Mike Marinaro sees it, 2.5 million opportunities to positively influence the eating habits of West Virginians.

Marinaro, the general manager ...

More colleges turn away from entrance exams

Half of West Virginia’s public four-year colleges do not consider ACT or SAT scores for admission.

As more and more colleges across the country adopt a “test optional”...

W.Va. DNR traps bears to serve as surrogate mothers
W.Va. DNR traps bears to serve as surrogate mothers

State wildlife officials are trying to snare a few “volunteers.”

No, put down the phone. You aren’t qualified — unless, of course, you happen to be a black bear.

Later this week, biologists will set up traps in...

Funerals for: July 20, 2014

Atkins, Anna Mae 1 p.m., Henson & Kitchen Mortuary, Huntington.

Beamer, Irene V. 2 p.m., Greene

Brown, Ronald K. 2 p.m., Chapman Funeral Home, Winfield.

Carnes, Catherine M. 3 p.m., Matics...

Lula B. Holdren
Lula B. Holdren

Our beloved mother, Lula Belle Holdren, 75, of Pratt, passed away after a long illness, with her family by her side, on the

evening of July 17, 2014 at Hubbard Hospice House.

Lula was born in Kanawha County, on December 15, 1938, to the...

Crystal L. Morey

Crystal Leona Morey, 93, of Fayetteville, died July 18, 2014. Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 22 at Fayetteville Christ Fellowship, Fayetteville with visitation one hour prior. Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville is serving the Morey...

Gary Salisbury

Gary Salisbury, 73, of Clay, died July 18, 2014. Service will be 1 p.m. Monday, July 21 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay with visitation two hours prior.

Ernest R. Barger Sr.
Ernest R. Barger Sr.

Ernest R. Barger Sr, 88, of Ansted, formerly of South Charleston, went home to be with his Heavenly Father Friday, July 18, 2014 at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley surrounded by his family.

He was born in Mammoth and was the last surviving child ...

Max J. Lockard

Max Junior Lockard, 87, of Flatwoods, died July 17, 2014. Service will be 2 p.m. Monday, July 21 at Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home, Flatwoods with visitation from 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.

Ruth Crawford

Ruth Jones Crawford, 63, of Hico, died July 17, 2014. Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 22 at Wallace & Wallace Chapel, Ansted with visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Charles E. Bass

Charles Eugene "Gene" Bass, of La Plata, Md., formerly of Kimberly, died on July 16, 2014 at his residence. He was 85 years old. He is the son of the late William Elmer and Marvel Frances Stone Bass. He is also predeceased in death by two sisters,...

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