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Former Shelton College has many stories
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Former Shelton College has many stories

Up on College Hill in St. Albans sits a 5,200-square-foot home with 15-foot ceilings that holds a complicated past in its brick-overlaid bones.

Students once walked its halls and notes from a music conservatory once filled the air. Now it hosts...

Fire devastates Harpers Ferry’s commercial area
Fire devastates Harpers Ferry’s commercial area

HARPERS FERRY — An early morning fire devastated the shopping district of historic Harpers Ferry on Thursday, burning buildings that housed around 10 businesses, local officials said.

Mayor Gregory Vaughn...

Former Shelton College has many stories
Former Shelton College has many stories

Up on College Hill in St. Albans sits a 5,200-square-foot home with 15-foot ceilings that holds a complicated past in its brick-overlaid bones.

Students once walked its halls and notes from a music conservatory once filled the air. Now it hosts ...

Boil-water advisory

West Virginia American Water has lifted the boil-water advisory for approximately 100 customers on 7th Avenue from 14th Street to 16th Street (Hal Greer Boulevard) in Huntington.

State entities surveying public on arts programs

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Two state entities are asking West Virginians for their opinions on arts programs.

The state Commission on the Arts and the Division of Culture and History are offering surveys about the services and support they...

Manchin, acting U.S. rail administrator to lead state talk

STANDARD, W.Va. – Sen. Joe Manchin and the acting administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration will meet with state and local officials to discuss rail safety.

Manchin and Sarah Feinberg will hear today from military...

Princeton man guilty of trying to pay for sex with girl, 5

BECKLEY, W.Va. – A Raleigh County jury has found a Mercer County man guilty of requesting a sexual encounter with a 5-year-old girl during a set-up orchestrated by the girl’s mother.

Multiple media outlets report that 45-year-old...

Funerals for: July 24, 2015

Blevins, Columbus 7 p.m., North Charleston Baptist Church, Coal Mountain.

Boyd, Gertrude 2 p.m., Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Chapmanville.

Canterbury, Larry 2 p.m., Donel C. Kinnard Memorial...

Rebecca Ellen Ford
Rebecca Ellen Ford

Rebecca Ellen "Becky" Hurst Ford, 67, of Charleston, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2015.

She was born Feb. 24, 1948 in Charleston, a daughter of the late Frazier and Clela LeNore Casto Hurst. Becky was a 1969 graduate of St. Mary's School of...

James "J.D." Pennington

James David "J.D." Pennington, 68, of Beards Fork, passed away July 17, 2015. Visitation and time of remembrance will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 25, at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill. In accordance with his wishes, he will be cremated...

Giles E. Breedlove

Giles Edward Breedlove, 85, of St. Albans, died Thursday, July 23, at Hubbard Hospice House West, South Charleston. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of South Charleston and also the Masonic Lodge of St. Albans.

Giles was a retired...

Deborah Kay High

Deborah Kay High, 60, of Charleston, W.Va., passed away July 23, 2015 at her daughter's home.

She was born Jan. 8, 1955 in Charleston, W.Va., a daughter of the late Edward and Dorothy Parker Stapler.

She is survived by her husband, Charles ...

Betty Lou West Orr

Betty Lou West Orr, 78, of Charleston, passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at Oak Ridge Center, Charleston.

Betty was retired from American Airlines, Washington, D.C.

She grew up in Village Chapel Presbyterian Church, Kanawha City....

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