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2014 deer kills in state down 31 percent

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The number of deer killed during West Virginia’s various seasons fell 31 percent last year compared with 2013.

The Division of Natural Resources says hunters killed 104,223 deer during the bucks-only,...

2014 deer kills in state down 31 percent

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The number of deer killed during West Virginia’s various seasons fell 31 percent last year compared with 2013.

The Division of Natural Resources says hunters killed 104,223 deer during the bucks-only, antlerless,...

Timber county payments fall in state after subsidy expires

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia and 40 other states are losing money after Congress ended subsidies to counties that contain national forest land.

Agriculture officials announced Thursday that the U.S. Forest Service is distributing...

Illegal immigrant sentenced in federal court

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – A Mexican national has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for illegally re-entering the United States.

U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld says 38-year-old Rogelio Portillo Vasquez was sentenced recently in...

Scholarship to honor retired Cabell Huntington Hospital CEO

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A scholarship fund is being launched to honor the newly retired CEO of Cabell Huntington Hospital.

Officials announced the $1 million endowment for the Brent A. Marsteller Scholarship Fund this week to benefit students ...

Blankenship in contact with ‘central witness’ in criminal case, court records show

Former Massey Energy Co. CEO Don Blankenship has been in contact with what his lawyers called the “central witness” in the criminal case against him, but the defense lawyers said Blankenship has not tried to influence potential testimony,...

Funerals for: January 16, 2015

Atkinson, Jack E. 1 p.m., Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre, Ohio.

Bailes, Gwendolen 2 p.m., Bethel United Methodist Church, Poe.

Bias, Paul D. 5 p.m., Laurel City Freewill Baptist Church, Ottawa....

Yvonne Williams

Yvonne "Tommie" Williams, 75, of Arnett, died Jan. 14, 2015. Service will be 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18, at Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel, Beckley, with visitation beginning two hours prior.

Delora Williams

Delora "Granny" Williams, 93, of Artie, died Jan. 14, 2015. Service will be noon Sunday, Jan. 18, at Artie Church of God. Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, at the church. Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley.

Erik Thomas Winfree

Our brave little man, Erik Thomas Winfree, infant son of Victor and Kirsten Winfree (Mullins), gently passed away into the arms of Jesus on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015. He weighed 2 pounds and was 13 inches long.

Erik will be forever loved by his...

Tula W. Harrison
Tula W. Harrison

Tula Winifred "Winnie" Harrison, 92, of Dunbar, went home to be with her Lord on Jan. 14, 2015, surrounded by her family.

She was born in Goldtown on June 1, 1922 to parents, Ethel Miller and Sanford L. Clendinen.

In 1943 she married her...

S. Wolfenburger-Rhodes

Sharon A. Wolfenburger-Rhodes, 64, of Huntington, died Jan. 15, 2015. Service will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18, at Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with visitation beginning at 1 p.m.

Roy "Pat" Kennedy
Roy "Pat" Kennedy

Roy "Pat" Kennedy, 85, of Chesapeake, passed away Thursday morning, Jan. 15, 2015 after a short illness.

Pat was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Nellie Kennedy; his wife, Betty Jean (Bland) Kennedy; his brothers, Charles, Donald, Paul ...

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