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Prep Football Podcast 3

Charleston Daily Mail sportswriters Tom Bragg and Derek Taylor get caught up on what has been happening in the world of West Virginia high school football.

Shots reportedly fired at West Side store

Charleston Police are investigating an incident in which shots were reportedly fired at a West Side convenience store Monday night. Dispatchers say they received several calls about the incident, which occurred in the 800 block of Washington Street...

Area roundup: Russ, Jenkins, Wilson named MEC players of the week

Notre Dame College’s Ray Russ, Shepherd’s Shaneil Jenkins, and West Liberty’s Josh Wilson were awarded Mountain East Conference football player of the week honors on Monday.

Russ was the offensive player of the week after...

Kanawha Valley prep soccer standings, stats
Kanawha Valley prep soccer standings, stats


Team standings

Pos—School Rec

1. Charleston Catholic 3-0-0

2. Winfield 7-0-1

3. George Washington 6-1-1

4. Nitro 4-1-2

5. Sissonville 3-3-0

6. Hurricane 2-3-2

6. St. Albans 2-3-...

Superintendent touts Putnam ACT scores

WINFIELD -- The superintendent of Putnam County Schools lauded the district Monday for scoring above the national and state average in all four ACT categories this year.

Putnam students, who continually rank at or near the top in West Virginia,...

Dunbar council approves raises

The city of Dunbar, in a unanimous roll-call vote, raised the salaries of the city’s police chief, fire chief and deputy fire chief at a city council meeting Monday.

The $1,000 pay increase is effective retroactive to Aug. 31, 2014, City...

Tax proposal sent to home rule board

Beth Pugh, of Pugh Furniture Warehouse Showroom, said she worries Charleston’s proposed sales tax hike could be “the nail in the coffin” for local businesses.

Beth Pugh, along with Steve Pugh and Nancy Ward, expressed...

Switch to online tests delays Westest scores

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A former bank officer in Barboursville has been sentenced to five years in prison and ordered to repay his bank $1.4 million in misallocated funds.

The government says Jackie Cantley, 34, was sentenced Monday in U.S....

City wants more recycling done, but lacks data
City wants more recycling done, but lacks data

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A City Council committee wants to increase participation in the city’s recycling program, but Charleston has done no formal surveys of neighborhoods to figure out how many people are putting items out for curbside...

Switch to online testing delays WESTEST scores

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s teachers had to wait longer than ever to receive their students’ standardized test scores this year because of requirements tied to the state’s transition to online testing.


State schools chief sworn in (photo)
State schools chief sworn in (photo)

Scott Depot man arrested for allegedly abusing grandchildren

Deputies arrested a Scott Depot man Friday for allegedly severely bruising his two grandchildren with a wooden back scratcher.

James Spencer Jr., 51, is charged with two counts of child abuse resulting in injury for reportedly harming a 9-year-...

Worst form of black lung is roaring back

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The worst type of black lung disease now affects a larger share of Appalachian coal miners than at any time since the 1970s, government researchers warned in a new data analysis published Monday.

Experts at the...


Health officials investigating respiratory virus in W.Va.
 Herd spared wrath of Tettleton