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AAA: After slow start, it’s the same old Martinsburg
RON AGNIR | Martinsburg Journal
AAA: After slow start, it’s the same old Martinsburg

Martinsburg, a program that has ruled high school football longer than any team in Class AAA history, was looking a bit vulnerable back in September.

The Bulldogs managed to win three of their first four games, but didn’t exactly knock...

Contemporary Youth Arts Company opens ‘Mary’
Contemporary Youth Arts Company opens ‘Mary’

On Friday, the Contemporary Youth Arts Company will raise the curtain on its 18th annual production of the Dan Kehde-Mark Scarpelli musical, “Mary.” The holiday rock opera tells the story of the nine months leading up to the birth of...

James Taylor at Civic Center Friday
James Taylor at Civic Center Friday

The last two times James Taylor has been to town, his shows have sold out. When he played the Clay Center in 2006, ticket requests averaged 50 per second when they went on sale, crashing the venue’s website. When he returned in 2011 to perform...

Readers’ Voice: Nov. 27, 2014

Express your opinion on any subject you wish. Not all comments are published. Call 304-357-4451 or email readersvoice@wvgazette.com.

Since this is a red state now, politician Manchin might as well put an R in front of his name now.

With...

Black Friday gun buys test background check system
Black Friday gun buys test background check system

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. – More gun sales than ever are slipping through the federal background check system – 186,000 last year, a rate of 512 gun sales a day, as states fail to consistently provide thorough, real-time updates on criminal and...

Philanthropy West Virginia hosting inaugural policy institute

Philanthropy West Virginia hopes to better connect non-profits and policy makers with its inaugural policy institute on Dec. 5 at the West Virginia State Capitol.

The event welcomes leaders of nonprofits, private businesses, corporations, and...

Snow, rain hamper West Virginia travelers Wednesday
Snow, rain hamper West Virginia travelers Wednesday

Travelers before the Thanksgiving holiday in West Virginia faced snow and rain on one of the busiest travel days of the year.

The Eastern Panhandle and other eastern counties saw the heaviest snow. Frenchburg in Hampshire County and Paw Paw in...

The right stuff(ing)
The right stuff(ing)

Judge sides with lab in water testing case

A Kanawha County judge has ordered the state Department of Environmental Protection to comply with an appeals board ruling that reinstated the certification of a water quality laboratory where employees allegedly faked water samples for the coal...

In Short: Nov. 27-Dec. 3, 2014

Landau appearance

Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. will be at Adams Hallmark in Charleston Town Center from 10 p.m. to midnight Thursday to sign books and CDs. Call 304-342-3864.

Christmas play

The Historic Fayette Theater opens the...

Anthony Hoey, Diablo Blues Band and The Company Stores on ‘RFC’
Anthony Hoey, Diablo Blues Band and The Company Stores on ‘RFC’

This week’s “Radio Free Charleston,” online now at the PopCult blog (blogs.wvgazette.com/popcult), presents music from Anthony Hoey, the Diablo Blues Band and The Company Stores.

Irish-born Anthony Hoey recently returned to ...

Reaching out to help Slovakia from Charleston
Reaching out to help Slovakia from Charleston

You wouldn’t think the disturbing election of a neo-Fascist politician in Slovakia, in Central Europe, would have anything to do with the capital city of West Virginia.

But, in fact, some Charleston residents have played a key role in...

Police chief wants suspended officer fired, sources say
Police chief wants suspended officer fired, sources say

Police Chief Brent Webster has recommended how to discipline a suspended Charleston police officer accused of making racially insensitive videos.

Webster said this morning he couldn’t disclose his recommendation for Charleston Police Lt....

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