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Photo: Squirrel strolls Capitol Complex
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Photo: Squirrel strolls Capitol Complex

A common park denizen, the gray squirrel can be found in the woods and just about anywhere with trees, including the state Capitol Complex. Here, the distinctive curl of a squirrel’s tail is caught in silhouette against railings near the...

Springtime at the Capitol (photo)
Springtime at the Capitol (photo)

Manchin staying in Senate, not running for governor in 2016
Manchin staying in Senate, not running for governor in 2016

Sen. Joe Manchin announced on Sunday that he will remain in the U.S. Senate and will run for re-election in 2018, and will not run for a third term as governor of West Virginia in 2016.

Manchin’s announcement ends more than a year of self-...

W.Va. Supreme Court to hear 3 cases in Point Pleasant

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — The West Virginia Supreme Court will travel to Mason County this week to hear arguments in three cases.

Tuesday’s visit to the Mason County Courthouse in Point Pleasant is...

Mingo County agency to take over Twisted Gun golf course

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. — The Twisted Gun golf course in Mingo County is getting a new owner.

The Mingo County Redevelopment Authority is in the process of assuming ownership of the 18-hole course at...

Moments in Time: Traffic beacon
Moments in Time: Traffic beacon

Amid tax reform push and declining revenues, Murray blasts coal severance tax

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – The day after West Virginia Republican lawmakers started tax reform talks, coal giant Murray Energy laid off 214 miners with a clear message calling for lower state taxes to unearth coal.

After last week’s...

Richwood principal arrested on three counts of sexual abuse

State police arrested an elementary school principal last night following an investigation into the alleged sexual abuse of three school employees.

Timothy Bennett, 53, is the principal at Cherry River Elementary School in Richwood. Bennett was...

Ex-councilman’s son loses by one vote in South Charleston primary

The son of a South Charleston councilman hoping to replace his father and represent the city’s fifth ward was defeated by one vote in Saturday’s primary election, which saw a low turnout and had several uncontested races.

Dayton...

Fayette County stand now part of Old-Growth Forest Network
Fayette County stand now part of Old-Growth Forest Network

THURMOND — With less than 1 percent of the forests encountered by settlers in the Eastern United States escaping the ax and saw in the centuries that followed their arrival, a movement is taking shape to...

Funerals for: April 19, 2015

Ashley, Ann 2 p.m., Humphreys Memorial Church, Sissonville.

Butcher, Louise B. 2 p.m., Liberty Presbyterian Church, Green Bank.

Elliott, Jimmy Noon, Pryor Funeral Home, East Bank.

Goff, Lindsey ...

Marshall Jones
Marshall Jones

Marshall Manuel Jones, 68, of St. Albans, passed away on Friday, April 10, 2015, at Putnam General Hospital, after a long illness.

He was born in Fayetteville, to Florence Calloway Jones and Thomas Jones Jr., both deceased.

Mark graduated ...

John Kessler

A celebration of life for John David Kessler will be 1 p.m. Sun. April 19, at Morris Funeral Home, Cowen. Friends may gather from noon until time of service Sun. at the funeral home. Services entrusted to Morris Funeral Home.

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