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‘Hippie Homesteaders’ author to speak at UC event
‘Hippie Homesteaders’ author to speak at UC event

Reservations are due today for the Oct. 29 luncheon

Marshall County chemical maker wary after ‘near-catastrophic’ fracking incident

As the Tomblin administration considers a plan to allow natural gas drilling under the Ohio River, a major chemical maker in Marshall County has been fighting a proposal for hydraulic fracturing near its plant, citing a “near-...

All W.Va. counties see jobless rate decrease

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Unemployment rates fell in all 55 of West Virginia’s counties in September.

WorkForce West Virginia says that at 11 percent, Mingo County was the only one with a jobless rate in the double digits.

Counties ...

Funding available for state volunteer programs

BECKLEY, W.Va. – Funding is available for West Virginia organizations interested in recruiting national service volunteers to help address local needs.

Rep. Nick Rahall said Wednesday that the Corporation for National and Community...

WVU gets $10.7M federal grant for stroke research

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University is getting a major federal grant for stroke research.

The Morgantown school says it has been awarded a five-year, $10.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.

Officials say ...

Leaders gather to discuss state’s energy future

ROANOKE, W.Va. – State leaders are gathering to discuss West Virginia’s energy future.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is holding a two-day energy summit at the Stonewall Resort in Roanoke beginning today.

Tomblin, Sen. Joe Manchin and ...

Bluefield State, Mercer schools plan new program

PRINCETON, W.Va. – A new program will allow Mercer County high school students to get college credit for pre-engineering courses.

Students can transfer credits to Bluefield State College for certain classes they complete in the Project...

Funerals for: October 23, 2014

Cobb, Carmela 2 p.m., Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes.

Collins, Almeda 11 a.m., Handley Funeral Home, Danville.

Fankhouser, Christina 1 p.m., Cunningham

Ferguson, William, Jr. 2:30 p....

Boyd "Jack" Starcher
Boyd "Jack" Starcher

Boyd R. "Jack" Starcher passed away Oct. 19, 2014. He was born Jan. 15, 1927 in Given, W.Va. (formerly of Kenna, W.Va., and Monaca, Pa.) and married Alice Marie (Fisher) on Oct. 16, 1954. Jack was preceded in death by his wife, Alice, on July 4, 2009; ...

Rachel L. Ward

Rachel L. Ward, 45, of St. Albans, passed away Oct. 20, 2014. Arrangements are incomplete at this time with Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans.

Danny Ray Varney

Danny Ray Varney passed away Oct. 21, 2014 at his residence in Gassaway after a short illness.

Danny was born in Cabin Creek on June 21, 1949 to the late Demmy I. Varney and Bayon (Butcher) Varney.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years,...

Lisa Lynn Slater
Lisa Lynn Slater

Lisa Lynn Slater, 53, of Holly, died Oct. 20, 2014. She was born May 20, 1961 in Charleston and was the daughter of Sonia Payne of Dawes and the late Jack Payne.

Along with her mother, she is also survived by her children, Lori Butcher and...

Phyllis Nelson Snidow
Phyllis Nelson Snidow

Phyllis Nelson Snidow, of Charleston, passed away Oct. 21, 2014 at 70 years of age.

She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Larry; two sons, Larry Albert Snidow II (Danielle) and David Nelson Snidow; sister, Sandra Atkinson (J.W.); one bonus ...

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