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Harpers Ferry woman pleads guilty to heroin-related charge

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) – A West Virginia woman has pleaded guilty to a heroin trafficking charge.

Federal prosecutors say 47-year-old Melissa Dawn Portrey of Harpers Ferry entered the plea in federal court in...

Harpers Ferry woman pleads guilty to heroin-related charge

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) – A West Virginia woman has pleaded guilty to a heroin trafficking charge.

Federal prosecutors say 47-year-old Melissa Dawn Portrey of Harpers Ferry entered the plea in federal court in Martinsburg....

State has history of naming structures
State has history of naming structures

Agency says signs at 611 locations cost more than $350,000 over last 10 years

By Matt Murphy

Staff writer

They name bridges. They name highways. They name interchanges. They name intersections. They name turning lanes.

Over the ...

Charleston’s black history on display
Charleston’s black history on display

Anna Gilmer and James Randall first outlined Charleston’s rich collection of black history in the West Virginia Beacon Digest, a newspaper geared toward the state’s black population, she said. The two profiled black leaders, businesses...

Kin Ship Goods owners celebrate anniversary of Charleston location
Kin Ship Goods owners celebrate anniversary of Charleston location

When Hillary Harrison and Dan Davis first opened Kin Ship Goods in downtown Charleston, they worried no one would come in or even care.

Last year, on Aug. 22, the Lee Street shop opened its doors and, over the last 12 months, exceeded both of...

Saturday Gazette cartoon
Saturday Gazette cartoon

Guthrie won’t seek re-election to House
Guthrie won’t seek re-election to House

One of West Virginia’s most liberal state lawmakers has decided not to seek a sixth term in office.

Delegate Nancy Guthrie, D-Kanawha, said Friday she won’t run for re-election next year in the House of Delegate’s 36th...

Short Takes on women’s suffrage, segregation, legislative interaction and green energy

It’s a pretty simple and short amendment — as amendments to the U.S. Constitution go — the 19th, ratified on August 18, 95 years ago: “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by...

Hats off to principal of the year Mike Arbogast

Being principal of a high school is not an easy job. Responsible for the safety and education of about thousand students, the principal’s business day involves countless interactions with students, teachers, parents, volunteers, board members...

State school board hires new superintendent for deaf, blind schools
State school board hires new superintendent for deaf, blind schools

The West Virginia Board of Education voted Friday to hire a new superintendent for the state Schools for the Deaf and the Blind.

State education officials said evidence suggests Martin Keller Jr., who will begin leading the Romney schools Sept. ...

Alzheimer’s Association head discusses research, outlook

From smoking to diabetes, West Virginians top the worst health lists in areas that set them up for another big health problem as they age — Alzheimer’s Disease, the 6th leading cause of death in the country and a rapidly growing problem...

West Virginia State Fair schedule: Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015

today’s schedule

The West Virginia State Fair takes place at the West Virginia State Fairgrounds in Fairlea. Gate admission is $10-plus tax for adults, $8 plus tax for children ages 6-12 and free for children 5 and younger. Visit...

Road work

West Virginia Paving will pave Loudon Heights Road in Charleston, from the the Arch Bridge to Bridge Road, between 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Monday.

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