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Singer-songwriter concert series returns after a year off
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Singer-songwriter concert series returns after a year off

The Woody Hawley Concert Series kicks off its 9th season this weekend

From right and left, Senate candidates attack Capito
From right and left, Senate candidates attack Capito

A day after being chastised by the West Virginia Supreme Court for her handling of a candidate’s withdrawal from the November election, Secretary of State Natalie Tennant acknowledged her mistake as she and other candidates for the U.S. Senate...

W.Va.-Romania museum partnership brings cultures together
W.Va.-Romania museum partnership brings cultures together

What could be more paradoxical than playing the pan flute, considered to be the world’s first mouth organ, in a Google+ hangout? Or discussing the origins of Appalachian bluegrass from thousands of miles away in a virtual chat room?...

New schools superintendent to focus on attendance, graduation rates, teacher pay
New schools superintendent to focus on attendance, graduation rates, teacher pay

Michael Martirano has been West Virginia’s superintendent of schools for less than a month and admits he’s still trying to figure out the state’s struggling school system, but he has a plan.

“Right now, I’m...

Fix ‘Em 5K Run and 2-mile Fun Walk Oct. 11

Staff reports

Charleston Regional Spay Neuter Center will sponsor its first 5K Run/2-mile Fun Walk -- the “Fix ‘Em 5K!” beginning at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 11 at Coonskin Park Schoenbaum Amphitheater.

Participants can run or...

Freshmen adapt to high school life

In August, many students from all over the state experienced what is arguably the scariest experience ever: the first day of high school.

Though in theory, the transition doesn’t seem that daunting, in reality, the sudden change can be...

Craik-Patton House hosts “An Evening With Edgar Allen Poe”
Craik-Patton House hosts “An Evening With Edgar Allen Poe”

In 1883, Liverpool-born street artist James Carling, who billed himself as “The Lightning Caricaturist” for his deft and speedy work, found himself in Chicago, where he read about a contest to determine the artist who would illustrate a...

Kanawha prosecutor to review cases involving suspended cop; Charleston mayor says back off

Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Plants has ordered a review of all pending criminal cases that involve suspended Charleston police Lt. Shawn Williams, but Charleston Mayor Danny Jones thinks Plants should stay out of the way of the police...

Buffalo councilman accused of violating safety order

WINFIELD -- A Buffalo Town Council member has been charged with two counts of violating a personal safety order protecting a female minor from his alleged stalking and related harassment.

Joseph S. Casto, 51, allegedly disobeyed the Aug. 28...

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Thursday cartoon

Janet Keating: ‘Hearing’ on Kanawha State Forest deaf to important testimony

By Janet Keating

Feeling both alarm and anger, I watched the state Surface Mine Board’s live-streamed hearing of the Kanawha Forest Coalition’s challenge of the KD#2 surface mine permit. The West Virginia Department of...

Gary Zuckett: Let’s stop millionaire money in politics while we still can

For those who weren’t quite convinced of money’s corrupting influence on our elections and policymaking, leaked tapes of U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell addressing a Koch Brothers conference full of millionaire and...

Bluefield doesn’t have authority to kill dog, high court rules

The state Supreme Court on Thursday reversed a lower court’s decision affirming the Bluefield Municipal Board’s order to euthanize a woman’s dog.

Bluefield’s city court didn’t have the authority to order the...

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