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Animal shelter offers free adoptions Friday

The Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association Animal Shelter is offering free dog and cat adoptions from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday to try to thin out the animals that are overrunning the facility.

Charleston law firm Robinson & McElwee has donated...

Animal shelter offers free adoptions Friday

The Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association Animal Shelter is offering free dog and cat adoptions from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday to try to thin out the animals that are overrunning the facility.

Charleston law firm Robinson & McElwee has donated $4,...

Don’t put fat in drains, officials urge

As turkeys and hams are prepared and pans pile up, workers at the Putnam Public Service District want area chefs to remember that fat, oil and grease have no place in drains.

When the remains of cooking adventures make their way into the sewer,...

Protesters gather in opposition to decision in Ferguson
Protesters gather in opposition to decision in Ferguson

Standing in a cold rain, a diverse group of about 25 people gathered on the West Virginia State Capitol steps on Wednesday in protest of a grand jury’s decision not to indict the white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, who shot dead an...

Mini ‘Middle’ marathon and more this Thanksgiving weekend
Mini ‘Middle’ marathon and more this Thanksgiving weekend

If you’re up bright and early Thursday and looking for a way to kick off your Thanksgiving that doesn’t involve the Macy’s parade, might I suggest ABC Family’s mini “The Middle” marathon?...

Fairmont to give center to domestic violence group

FAIRMONT — Fairmont officials plan to donate a former Army Reserve center to a group that helps domestic violence victims.

Media outlets report that City Council approved the first reading of a proposed...

Boil-water advisories

West Virginia American Water has lifted a boil-water advisory for approximately 250 customers in Scarbro and Wingrove. The advisory was issued for customers along Jasper Road, Wingrove Hill Road, Scarbro Road, Plum Orchard Lake Road, Stover Hollow...

Salvation Army kettle donations down

The Salvation Army of Charleston is seeing a decrease in Christmas Kettle donations this season. This year’s goal is $215,000.

“We are $6,200 behind compared to last year’s income at this time,” said Major Darrell...

ArtWalk: Black Friday edition

If crowded malls and shopping centers aren’t your ideal Black Friday locales, then bundle up and head downtown for ArtWalk’s special Black Friday edition from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Several downtown galleries and stores will be open for you ...

Contemporary Youth Arts Company opens ‘Mary’
Contemporary Youth Arts Company opens ‘Mary’

On Friday, the Contemporary Youth Arts Company will raise the curtain on its 18th annual production of the Dan Kehde-Mark Scarpelli musical, “Mary.” The holiday rock opera tells the story of the nine months leading up to the birth of...

James Taylor at Civic Center Friday
James Taylor at Civic Center Friday

The last two times James Taylor has been to town, his shows have sold out. When he played the Clay Center in 2006, ticket requests averaged 50 per second when they went on sale, crashing the venue’s website. When he returned in 2011 to perform...

Readers’ Voice: Nov. 27, 2014

Express your opinion on any subject you wish. Not all comments are published. Call 304-357-4451 or email readersvoice@wvgazette.com.

Since this is a red state now, politician Manchin might as well put an R in front of his name now.

With...

Black Friday gun buys test background check system
Black Friday gun buys test background check system

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. – More gun sales than ever are slipping through the federal background check system – 186,000 last year, a rate of 512 gun sales a day, as states fail to consistently provide thorough, real-time updates on criminal and...

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UPDATE: Official says slain Florida State gunman was an alumnus, law school grad