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Two W.Va. and Va. coalfield towns welcome trails

BRAMWELL, W.Va. – All-terrain vehicle trail systems are bringing new life to two coalfield towns in West Virginia and Virginia.

Bramwell Mayor Louise Stoker tells the Bluefield Daily Telegraph that her town’s economy has improved...

Two W.Va. and Va. coalfield towns welcome trails

BRAMWELL, W.Va. – All-terrain vehicle trail systems are bringing new life to two coalfield towns in West Virginia and Virginia.

Bramwell Mayor Louise Stoker tells the Bluefield Daily Telegraph that her town’s economy has improved...

Natural gas production soars in W.Va. panhandle

WHEELING, W.Va. – Natural gas production in West Virginia’s Northern Panhandle has soared as drilling has increased in the Marcellus and Utica shales.

The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register reports that state data show...

At 85, ‘rebellious’ Lebanese matriarch embraces chosen life in America
At 85, ‘rebellious’ Lebanese matriarch embraces chosen life in America

She calls herself a rebel. At age 18, back in Lebanon, she did the unthinkable. A single woman leaving home? Unheard of. But Sue Namay’s adventurous spirit got the best of her, of course. So she flew, alone, to America, to go to college in...

Funerals for: October 27, 2014

Atkins, Flora 1 p.m., Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle.

Bosley, Walter, Sr. 12:15 p.m., Ravenswood Cemetery, Ravenswood.

Campbell, Roy 1 p.m., Orchard Cemetery, Ballard.

Cantley, Charlotte...

David Larry Smith
David Larry Smith

David Larry Smith, 59, of Dunbar, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014.

Born Aug. 19, 1955, David was a lifelong resident of Dunbar. He served in the Navy after graduating from Dunbar High School in 1973. He was a passionate...

Janet Ann Coger
Janet Ann Coger

Janet Ann Raines Coger, 75, of Kenna, went to be with the Lord while surrounded by family, and very peacefully, on Oct. 25, 2014 at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston.

She was born Sept. 22, 1939 in Kenna, a daughter of the late Boyd and Hallie...

Harriett A. Burford
Harriett A. Burford

Harriett Ann Burford, 72, of Charleston, passed away Oct. 25, 2014 after a long battle with multiple sclerosis. She was born April 27, 1942, the eldest daughter of the late Marple and Wilma Currey.

Harriett was a 1960 graduate of Ripley High...

Harry A. Cunningham

Harry A. Cunningham, 91, of Glenville, departed this life Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 at Genesis Health Care Center, Glenville, following an extended illness.

Born Sept. 7, 1923 in Gilmer County, son of the late Dee and Nettie Westfall Cunningham....

Harry Keith Mann

Harry Keith Mann, 60, of Peterstown, died Oct. 25, 2014. Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, at Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home Chapel, Peterstown. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, at the funeral home. In keeping with his wishes, ...

Donald Wayne Hale

Donald Wayne Hale, 72, of Bloomingrose, died Oct. 25, 2014 at home after a short illness.

He was a retired factory worker in Goshen, Ind.

He is survived by his brothers and sisters, Flora Lee (Ira) Chambers of Palm Coast, Fla., Margie...

Roland G. Price
Roland G. Price

Roland G. Price, 90, of Charleston, died Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 at Hubbard Hospice House.

He was born Jan. 14, 1924 in Gassaway, the son of the late Albert J. and Gay Price.

Roland was married for 61 years to Betty Lou Price, who died in...

Edith Dobbins

Edith Dobbins, 86, of Gassaway, died Oct. 25, 2014. Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway. Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the funeral home.

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