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Teen expecting child looks for help

Natalie is a teenager who is expecting a child in February.

She is living with her parents, who are both disabled. They are excited about the upcoming birth of their first grandchild, but are struggling financially.

And now there will be a ...

City planning panel OKs rezoning for rehab center near Capital High School

Charleston City Council’s Planning Committee approved a proposed zoning amendment on Monday that would change 44 acres near Capital High School from an R-4 designation to a Professional or Medical Campus.

The measure will now go to City...

Nevada drubs Marshall 83-55

RENO, Nev. — Marshall’s miseries continued, this time three time zones to the west.

The Thundering Herd shot a chilly 25.8 percent from the floor (17 for 66),...

Funerals for: December 23, 2014

Bird, Isaac R. 11 a.m., Henson & Kitchen Mortuary, Barboursville.

Bradley, William 11 a.m., Groves Funeral Home, Union.

Burgess, Ronnie L. 1:30 p.m., O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Burke, Charles ...

Janice I. Murray

Janice Imogene Murray, 73, of Morris Drive, Montgomery, passed away Dec. 22, 2014 at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston. Arrangements are incomplete at Durgan Funeral Home, Beckley.

Thelma Lee Dempsey

Thelma Lee Dempsey, 92, of Powellton, died Dec. 21,2014 at Montgomery General Hospital. She was born June 23, 1922 in Elkridge and was the daughter of the late Ernest and Myrtle Atha Price. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Dempsey;...

Madelyn W. Marks

Madelyn W. Marks, 96, of Gandeeville, died Dec. 20, 2014 at Roane General Hospital, Spencer.

She was born Sept. 24, 1918 in Walton, a daughter of the late George C. and Hattie S. Ellis Walker. She was a homemaker and worked at a bomber plant in...

William Ralph Skaggs

William "Bill" Ralph Skaggs, 99, of Ansted, died Dec. 21, 2014 following a long illness. Arrangements will be after Christmas. Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace of Ansted.

Alda Spry

Alda Spry, 90, of Verdunville, died Dec. 20, 2014. Service will be 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 28, at Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Chapmanville. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, at the funeral home.

L. Colleen Collins

L. Colleen Collins, 98, of Culloden, died Dec. 22, 2014. Service will be noon Wednesday, Dec. 24, at Henson & Kitchen Mortuary, Barboursville, with visitation beginning one hour prior.

Paul Wellman Sr.

Mr. Paul Wellman Sr., 87, of Princeton, Ky., died Dec. 19, 2014. Service was held Monday, Dec. 22, at Morgan's Funeral Home, Princeton, Ky. Submitted by Evans Funeral Home and Cremations, Chapmanville.

Arnold Van Robinson
Arnold Van Robinson

Arnold Van Robinson, 62, of Charleston, formerly of Landgraff, passed away Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014 at the Eastbrook Center, Kanawha City, after a brief bout with cancer.

He worked at the Union Mission Thrift Store, Charleston.

Van was a 20-...

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