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College students apply for aid
College students apply for aid

BridgeValley Community and Technical College Dean of Enrollment Joyce Surbaugh, right, helps West Virginia University senior Chelsea Perdue and her mother Dianna Doss, left, fill out a form for Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, to...

WVSU event gives students help with financial aid
WVSU event gives students help with financial aid

Karen Smith was dreading filling out an application for federal financial aid as her son prepares to go to college. Smith said she had heard horror stories about the process taking hours and hours to complete.

But that was not her experience...

Ruby Memorial designated as Ebola treatment center

West Virginia University Hospitals’ Ruby Memorial has been designated as an Ebola Treatment Center by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and now serves as one of 55 such centers in the country and the only hospital in the state...

Time to recognize W.Va. Native Americans
Time to recognize W.Va. Native Americans

We urge legislators to support state recognition of Appalachian American Indians of West Virginia (AAIWV) and The Native American Indian Federation (NAIF) as formally designated Tribes in West Virginia. We believe that it is time to acknowledge West...

William A. O’Brien: Can we try to give our students a fighting chance, please?

The dust is only now settling after the bizarre, downright humiliating antics of two elitists on the West Virginia Board of Education to alter the Next Generation Science Standards in defense of ignorance, closed-mindedness, and the right to believe...

The Rev. Ralph W. Dunkin: Clean water at heart of faith, life

Water has always been at the heart of the Christian faith and heritage. From the four rivers that had their origin in Eden, to the crossing of the Red Sea, to the call in Isaiah 55:1 for “everyone who thirsts, come to the waters,” and...

James C. Waggy: Longtime CDC researcher to lead talk on mountaintop removal health studies
James C. Waggy: Longtime CDC researcher to lead talk on mountaintop removal health studies

Research studies conducted over the last seven years have found that people living close to mountaintop removal and surface mine operations experience significantly greater rates of illness and disease than the general population. More than 20 of...

Suicide rate higher among veterans in West Virginia
Suicide rate higher among veterans in West Virginia

Tara Abdalla loved ballet, drawing, writing poems and serving her country.

Richard Abdalla, Tara’s father, said she was friendly and outgoing. She didn’t show any outward signs of suffering in her phone conversations with him,...

Funerals for: February 15, 2015

Adams, Linda 1 p.m., White Oak Church of Christ, Chapmanville.

David, Eleanor 2 p.m., Wilson

Fizer, Alfred L. 2 p.m., Bellemead United Methodist Church, Point Pleasant.

Hess, Lowell F. 2 p.m.,...

Clarence Basham Jr.

Clarence Dennis Basham Jr., 76, of St. Albans, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015.

He was born Nov. 8, 1939 in Chelyan, the son of Clarence and Minnie Basham. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, CD, and...

Helen J. Vance Bragg

Helen J. Vance Bragg, 82, of Handley, died Feb. 13, 2015. O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, is in charge of arrangements.

Geneive Marie Nichols

Geneive Marie Nichols, 74, of Amma, went home to be with the Lord Friday, Feb. 13, 2015 at CAMC General Hospital after a long illness.

She was the daughter of the late Bessie O. White.

She is survived by her husband, Dewey P. Nichols;...

Peggie A. Presley

Peggie Ann Chambers Presley, 74, of Cottageville, passed away peacefully at her home following an extended illness on Feb. 13, 2015.

She was born Aug. 31, 1940 in Selfville, Ala. Her brothers, Travis Price and Edward Leroy Chambers, and a sister,...

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