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King Coal Highway may be added to state plan

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. – Mercer County’s bridge to nowhere may be getting somewhere thanks to the efforts of southern West Virginia legislators, the King Coal Highway Authority, and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin.

The Bluefield Daily Telegraph...

King Coal Highway may be added to state plan

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. – Mercer County’s bridge to nowhere may be getting somewhere thanks to the efforts of southern West Virginia legislators, the King Coal Highway Authority, and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin.

The Bluefield Daily Telegraph...

State director of small business agency retiring

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – The head of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s West Virginia office is retiring.

Officials say Judy McCauley is scheduled to retire from the agency on Tuesday.

The West Virginia native and Fairmont...

Correction

An article in Thursday’s Gazette on a proposed constitutional amendment involving the Boy Scouts of America gave an incorrect account of how the legislation passed the state Senate. The resolution passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

Ex-W.Va. judge’s public pension questioned

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A former West Virginia judge’s public pension is being called into question following his corruption conviction.

The West Virginia Consolidated Public Retirement Board on Thursday asked a circuit judge to...

Grant to extend public water to Wayne County homes

BECKLEY, W.Va. – A $1.5 million grant will extend public water service to 165 households in Wayne County.

The project also will serve two businesses, a post office and the Dunlow Elementary School, which is the last public school in the...

Mortician’s collection to be shown at convention

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Charleston mortician’s collection of coffins and funeral antiques will be shown an annual horror and science fiction convention.

James Lowry has been in the funeral business for more than a half century. He...

State issues first fall foliage report

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Forests in some higher elevations of the state are seeing the transition to reds, oranges and yellows.

The state Division of Forestry released its first fall foliage report Thursday.

Forester John Anderson says...

Marshals, State Police announce sex offender sweep

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Federal marshals and West Virginia State Police are announcing results of an initiative to ensure Kanawha County sex offenders are following the law.

The law enforcement officials will discuss results of Operation C-4...

Funerals for: September 26, 2014

Bailey, Charlene 4 p.m., Stewart Park Church of Christ, Cross Lanes.

Barker, Nile 2 p.m., Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek.

Browning, June 1 p.m., Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet.

Carpenter,...

Jerry Gibson
Jerry Gibson

Jerry Gibson, 72, of Dunbar, passed away surrounded by his loving wife and children, September 24, 2014, after a long illness.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Fred and Gertie Gibson; brother, Bobby Gibson; and sister, Neysa...

James Anderson

James Edward Anderson, 65, of Lookout, died Wed., Sept. 24, 2014. Service will be held 2 p.m. Sept. 28, at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Chapel, Rainelle. Friends may visit from 6 to 8 p.m. Sat. evening at the funeral home. Wallace and Wallace of...

Fred Wiskow

Fred R. Wiskow, 76, of Gallipolis Ferry, died Sept. 24, 2014. Service will be 10 a.m. Sept. 29, at Wilcoxen Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sun. at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of Wilcoxen Funeral Home,...

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