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Ore. man wins US Scrabble championship
Ore. man wins US Scrabble championship

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Conrad Bassett-Bouchard started his championship Scrabble game Wednesday with the word “zilch” and finished with the opposite — the $10,000 prize and title of national Scrabble champion.

The...

West Virginia State Fair schedule: Thursday, Aug. 14

The West Virginia State Fair takes place at the West Virginia State Fairgrounds in Fairlea. Gate admission is $10 for adults, $8 for children ages 6-12 and free for children 5 and younger.

8 a.m. — Gates open

8 a.m. — Junior....

Readers Voice: Aug. 14, 2014

Wasn’t Doug Skaff the legislator who ridiculed a food-labeling bill a while back by bringing donuts and Tudors biscuit sandwiches onto the House floor? I saw a recent campaign photo of him. Maybe it’s time to lay off the biscuits and...

Boil-water advisory: August 14, 2014

The Raleigh County Public Service District has lifted the boil-water advisory issued for customers of the Arnett water system.

Beckley Water Company has lifted a boil-water advisory issued for customers on Fitzpatrick Road, from the intersection ...

WVU arts and sciences dean leaves for Clemson

The dean of West Virginia University’s largest college — the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences — will be joining former WVU president Jim Clements at Clemson University.

Robert Jones, dean of the Eberly College since 2010,...

Funerals for: August 14, 2014

Armstrong, Mary R. 1 p.m., Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge.

Bledsoe, Lucille 1 p.m., Hafer Funeral Home Chapel, Elkview.

Brammer, Michelle L. 7 p.m., Bartlett

Caldwell, Darrell T. 2 p....

Eleanor L. Hudson
Eleanor L. Hudson

Eleanor Luvada Morris Hudson, 93, of Charleston, passed away Aug. 12, 2014.

Eleanor was a 1938 graduate of Charleston High School. She worked at DuPont during World War II and retired from the West Virginia Library Commission-Cultural Center...

Sharon George Ina Hall
Sharon George Ina Hall

Sharon George Ina Hall, 78, of Clendenin, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 at Braxton County Memorial Hospital, Gassaway, after a short illness.

She was a beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Sharon attended...

Dustin Tyler Williams

Dustin Tyler Williams, 24, of Winona, died Aug. 5, 2014. Service will be noon Friday, Aug. 15, at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville, with visitation beginning one hour prior.

Howard H. Harper Sr.

Howard H. Harper Sr., 81, of Summersville, died Aug. 12, 2014. Service will be 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, at Waters Funeral Chapel, Summersville, with visitation beginning two hours prior.

Lois Jean Amburgey

Lois Jean Napier Amburgey, 78, of Chapmanville, died Aug. 12, 2014. Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at Evans Funeral Home, Chapmanville. Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, at the funeral home.

Gerald D. Jackson
Gerald D. Jackson

Gerald D. Jackson, 90, of Little Birch, known to many as "Mr. J," went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Aug. 12, 2014.

He was born Oct. 27, 1923 in Canfield, the son of the late Ira and Lucy Jackson. In addition to his parents, he was also ...

Gene D. DeBord

Gene D. DeBord, 79, of Alum Creek, died Aug. 13, 2014. Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at Bible Center Church, Charleston, with visitation beginning two hours prior. Arrangements by Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek.

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