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Survey: WV rates low for must-see destinations

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A survey commissioned by the West Virginia Division of Tourism says the state rates low for having must-see destinations.

Among other things, the survey shows the state rates low for being exciting, unique and for...

Vicki Riley to lead W.Va. Northern Community College

WHEELING, W.Va. – Vicki Riley has been named as president of West Virginia Northern Community College.

Riley has served as the school’s vice president of academic affairs since January 2008.

Media outlets report that the West ...

Four indicted for N.J. to W.Va. oxycodone distribution

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – A New Jersey man and three West Virginia residents have been indicted by a federal grand jury in connection with a prescription painkiller distribution ring.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced...

State woman to pay $325,000 damages in elder abuse case

UNION, W.Va. – A Monroe County jury has ordered a woman to pay $325,000 in damages in an elder abuse case.

The circuit court jury found Betty B. Brown liable for fraud, conversion, unjust enrichment and breach of fiduciary duties. Jurors...

Herd’s Johnson, Hewitt win C-USA media awards

Yes, Conference USA champion Marshall was well represented in the first media all-league and awards vote in nearly a decade, but there were significant differences from the coaches’ all-conference awards from last week.

For one, running...

Last-minute gift ideas for gamers
Last-minute gift ideas for gamers

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The good news? You’ve survived Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and all the other creatively named shopping holidays with both your sanity and bank account in one piece. The bad news? There’s ...

Funerals for: December 19, 2014

Anderson, Joseph Noon, Preston Funeral Home, Charleston.

Bailey, Phyllis J. 11 a.m., Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden.

Belcher, Dennis Sr. 7 p.m., Walkers Chapel, Tuppers Creek.


Elizabeth Ann Priddy
Elizabeth Ann Priddy

Mrs. Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Hudnall Priddy, 85, of Nitro, went home to be with the Lord on Dec. 17, 2014.

Mrs. Priddy was a lifelong resident of Nitro, a homemaker and a faithful member of Stewart Park Church of Christ.

She was preceded in...

Berman Ellis Walton
Berman Ellis Walton

Berman Ellis Walton, 81, of Hurricane, formerly of Campbells Creek Drive, passed away at Southern Ohio Medical Center on Dec. 17, 2014 following a long illness.

Berman was born April 11, 1933 in Covington, Va., to the late John and Annie Walton. ...

Jerry Wayne Kerr

Jerry Wayne Kerr, 58, of Bartow, died Dec. 17, 2014. Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, at Thornwood Community Church, Thornwood. Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, at the church. Online condolences may be shared at...

Howard C. Hudson
Howard C. Hudson

Howard C. Hudson, 83, of Fairmont, formerly of Powellton, died Dec. 17, 2014. He was born Dec. 23, 1930 in Montgomery, and was the son of the late Tom and Beatrice Branham Hudson. Also preceding him in death were his wife, Mary Lou Woods Hudson;...

Boyd Hull Wright

Boyd Hull "Coonie" Wright, 82, of Durbin, died Dec. 18, 2014. Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Arbovale. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, at the funeral home.

Wilma Marie Smith

Wilma Marie Smith, 80, of Scott Depot, died Dec. 17, 2014. Service will be 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, at Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek, with visitation beginning two hours prior.

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