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Capital breaks new ground, visits Johnson Central
Capital breaks new ground, visits Johnson Central
Derrek Pitts lifts South Charleston past George Washington
Derrek Pitts lifts South Charleston past George Washington
Capital breaks new ground, visits Johnson Central
Capital breaks new ground, visits Johnson Central
Derrek Pitts lifts South Charleston past George Washington
Derrek Pitts lifts South Charleston past George Washington
WVU’s Dana Holgorsen among college coaches entering 2016 season on the hot seat
WVU’s Dana Holgorsen among college coaches entering 2016 season on the hot seat

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Adopt-A-Highway spring cleanup is Sept. 24 in West Virginia
Adopt-A-Highway spring cleanup is Sept. 24 in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Volunteers can sign up for next month’s litter cleanup along West Virginia highways.

Bulletin Board: Aug. 26, 2016
Bulletin Board: Aug. 26, 2016

UniCare Health Plan, a Medicaid managed care program provider, has partnered with American Heart Association to offer “A Healthy Night at the Ball Park” from 6 to 10 p.m. today at Appalachian Power Park, 601 Morris St. Healthy tips and activities will be provided by WV Healthy Kids and Families Coalition/Try This WV, WV Rebel Fitness, Keys for Healthy Kids, Action for Healthy Kids, WV Farmers Market Association, WV Bureau for Public Health and Paternos at the Park. Appalachian Power Park will also feature healthy foods on its food court menu.

Things to do today: Aug. 26, 2016
Things to do today: Aug. 26, 2016

HIGHWAY 440 with JOE HALL: 7 to 10 p.m. Cover $5. Elk River Community Center, 1047 Main St., Elkview. Call 304-965-3722.

New guide lists drool-worthy West Virginia pet-friendly vacation sites
New guide lists drool-worthy West Virginia pet-friendly vacation sites

With more Americans than ever now including pets in their entourage as they hit the road for family vacations or business trips, the folks at Wild, Wonderful West Virginia have sunk their teeth into the concept of marketing the state’s pet-friendly attractions, accommodations and eateries.

FirstEnergy asking for surcharge to fund improvements
FirstEnergy asking for surcharge to fund improvements

FirstEnergy is asking to place an additional $6.9 million surcharge on MonPower and Potomac Edison customers for emission control upgrades at two power plants, which would raise the average customer’s cost of electricity by $6.60 per year.

Highmark WV president to retire in November
Highmark WV president to retire in November

Highmark West Virginia, the state’s largest health insurer, announced Thursday that its president, Fred Earley, will retire in November.

Overnight shootings leave at least one dead
Overnight shootings leave at least one dead

Two separate shootings in Charleston overnight left at least one person dead, officials say.

Kanawha prosecutor files response to Wells’ appeal
Kanawha prosecutor files response to Wells’ appeal

The Kanawha County prosecutor called Erik Wells’ attempt to get on November’s general election ballot as an independent candidate for county clerk, even though he’s a democrat, a “statutory scheme.”

Kanawha City event planned to honor first responders
Kanawha City event planned to honor first responders

The Kanawha City Community Association is holding an event on Saturday to show appreciation to first responders.

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Katrina survivor to tell her story at Taylor Books
Katrina survivor to tell her story at Taylor Books

A Charleston woman who survived Hurricane Katrina will tell her story at an upcoming event.

Review: ‘Don’t Breathe’ is a well-plotted, thrilling trap
Review: ‘Don’t Breathe’ is a well-plotted, thrilling trap

To all you Detroit-area robbery crews, we should probably warn you right away: It’s just not a good idea to pick 1837 Buena Vista Street for your big – and final – score. Take our word for it, walk away.

‘Disney’s Aladdin Jr.’ show for kids, but not a kiddie production
‘Disney’s Aladdin Jr.’ show for kids, but not a kiddie production

The Alban Arts Center’s production of “Disney’s Aladdin Jr.,” which opens Friday night in St. Albans, isn’t the first show to come with the word “junior” somewhere in the title.

Dear Abby: My friend stopped talking to me after I gave her a kidney
Dear Abby: My friend stopped talking to me after I gave her a kidney

Dear Abby: My friend “Virginia” and I have known each other for 11 years. Five years ago she went into renal failure and was on dialysis for three years. It was hard on her and she needed a kidney transplant. Her three healthy siblings refused to be tested as a possible match.

New guide lists drool-worthy West Virginia pet-friendly vacation sites
New guide lists drool-worthy West Virginia pet-friendly vacation sites

With more Americans than ever now including pets in their entourage as they hit the road for family vacations or business trips, the folks at Wild, Wonderful West Virginia have sunk their teeth into the concept of marketing the state’s pet-friendly attractions, accommodations and eateries.

Paddle boarding company wants to help West Virginia find balance
Paddle boarding company wants to help West Virginia find balance

When Evan Young’s feet touch a paddle board, a lot begins to change.

Park Service’s 100th birthday celebrated at New River Gorge, Harpers Ferry
Park Service’s 100th birthday celebrated at New River Gorge, Harpers Ferry

The 100th birthday of the National Park Service was celebrated Thursday by two West Virginia units of the Service’s 412-site system by recognizing 60 people who hiked 100 miles this year on trails within the New River Gorge National River and by hosting a ceremony in which 20 new U.S. citizens took the oath of citizenship at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park in Jefferson County.

Photo: A walk in the woods at Kanawha State Forest
Photo: A walk in the woods at Kanawha State Forest

Adam O’Kelly wanted his 3-year-old daughter, Avery, to see the place he loved as a child, so he took her to Kanawha State Forest where she enjoyed splashing around in Davis Creek.

Kanawha Forest Coalition prevails in 2-year effort to halt strip mine
Kanawha Forest Coalition prevails in 2-year effort to halt strip mine

A two-year struggle by the Kanawha Forest Coalition to halt a strip mine operating adjacent to Kanawha State Forest has ended in a bittersweet victory for the citizens group, after the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection ordered a permanent end to mining at the Kanawha Development No. 2 Mine.

Funerals for: August 26, 2016

Adkins, Joyce K. 1 p.m., Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet.


Bostic, Donna R. 1 p.m., Cooke Funeral Home Chapel, Cedar Grove.


Bowyer, Sharon L. 3 p.m., Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.


Carrier, William W. 1 p.m., Green Valley Church of God, St. Albans.


Conner, Catherine A. 1 p.m., Harding Funerals & Cremations, Kanawha City.


Darnell, David 7:30 p.m., Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview.


Dingess, Bonnie 1 p.m., 5 & 6 Holden FWB Church, Holden.


Fowler, Richard 2 p.m., Handley Funeral Home, Danville.


Grimmett, Mark E. 11 a.m., Oak Hill Church of the Nazarene, Oak Hill.


Mallory, William Jr. 2 p.m., Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston.


Morgan, Janie 2 p.m., Greystone Baptist Church, Fairlea.


O'Dell, Berlyn A. 2 p.m., Olive Branch Baptist Church, Nettie.


Reese, R. "Rose" 2 p.m., Raynes Funeral Home Chapel, Eleanor.


Russell, George H. 2 p.m., Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans.


Stewart, Shirley A. 1 p.m., Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston.


Truman, Buddy J. 11 a.m., Calvary Baptist Church, Summersville.