Prep football: Sissonville, Herbert Hoover face major makeovers
Prep football: Sissonville, Herbert Hoover face major makeovers
Kanahwa Valley prep football scrimmages schedule
Kanahwa Valley prep football scrimmages schedule
WVU adds 2 football commitments
WVU adds 2 football commitments
10-run 5th inning carries Power to 16-2 romp over Lexington
10-run 5th inning carries Power to 16-2 romp over Lexington
Patrick Walker serves up 8th Public Courts men’s open title
Patrick Walker serves up 8th Public Courts men’s open title

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A closer look at the Nicholas school consolidation suit
A closer look at the Nicholas school consolidation suit

In its lawsuit against the West Virginia Board of Education, the Nicholas County school board has argued the state school board “arbitrarily” denied its consolidation plan — despite the state board meeting for hours on the plan and providing reasons for its denial.

PHOTOS: Scout Jamboree continues in WV
PHOTOS: Scout Jamboree continues in WV

The Boy Scouts of America’s national Jamboree continued Saturday at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in Fayette County. The 10-day event brought 40,000 people, including 24,000 Scouts, to West Virginia. Among the activities participants took part in are zip lining, mountain biking, skateboarding and kayaking. This year’s jamboree is also marked by visits from U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Friday and President Donald Trump, scheduled for Monday.

Rick Steelhammer: Science marches on, and so does Jeff Goldblum
Rick Steelhammer: Science marches on, and so does Jeff Goldblum

Tyrannosaurus rex, the aggressive, decidedly non-vegan dinosaur that inspired awe and fear among those watching “Jurassic Park” may have been able to stand 20 feet tall, give birth to feathered babies and wolf down 500-pound mouthfuls of meat, but that scene in the movie in which a T-Rex sprinted through a stretch of rainy jungle in an attempt to run down Jeff Goldblum and convert him into an appetizer? Pure baloney, according to research conducted by a group of British paleontologists and made public last week.

Obscure coal CEO rains money on Trump while outflanking rivals
Obscure coal CEO rains money on Trump while outflanking rivals

Coal mogul Joseph Craft was at a Department of Energy conference last month where everyone was reveling in President Donald Trump’s call to achieve “global energy dominance.”

Charleston business inspires out-of-the-box thinking with colorful spaces
Charleston business inspires out-of-the-box thinking with colorful spaces

Bland tan walls. Generic tables and chairs. Institutional lighting.

Putnam firm snared in DOH kickback scheme still getting paid
Putnam firm snared in DOH kickback scheme still getting paid

In the six months since a Putnam County firm and its owner admitted taking part in a kickback scheme with Division of Highways engineers, the state has paid the contractor nearly $800,000, records show.

On file: July 23, 2017
On file: July 23, 2017

MarriagesThe following people filed for marriage licenses in Kanawha County between July 13 and 20, 2017:

Police arrest man accused in failed South Hills break-ins, auto thefts
Police arrest man accused in failed South Hills break-ins, auto thefts

A man allegedly staked out two homes in Charleston’s South Hills area before police said they found him with drugs and stolen property.

Kanawha prosecutors will handle Yeager criminal investigation
Kanawha prosecutors will handle Yeager criminal investigation

The Kanawha County prosecutor’s office will investigate the allegations that a former magistrate embezzled money from the West Virginia Magistrate Association.

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Gamers, pop culture fans assemble at Charleston’s CharCon
Gamers, pop culture fans assemble at Charleston’s CharCon

During years of traveling across the country for gaming conventions, Travis Reynolds always had an idea in the back of his mind — open a comic book and gaming store in Charleston.

‘Secret Sisters’ author to speak at Taylor Books
‘Secret Sisters’ author to speak at Taylor Books

Joy Callaway, a West Virginia native, has received much praise for her newest book “Secret Sisters.” From the author of “The Fifth Avenue Artists Society,” comes this historical novel based on the founding of the country’s first sororities. Callaway will appear at Taylor Books, 226 Capitol St., at 6 p.m. Wednesday for a book signing, with a brief reception to follow.

Vines & Vittles: Gourmet dinner at The Chop House to benefit Thomas Health
Vines & Vittles: Gourmet dinner at The Chop House to benefit Thomas Health

It’s always fun and gratifying to be a part of an organization that provides essential services that are beneficial to the community in which we live. For the past decade, it has been my privilege to serve on the boards of the Thomas Health System and also the Foundation for Thomas Health.

WV Farm2Fork Team: Make a great summer meal without cooking
WV Farm2Fork Team: Make a great summer meal without cooking

Summer has arrived. It’s hot. We spend a lot of time outdoors. And we don’t want to cook.

Food Notes: July 23, 2017
Food Notes: July 23, 2017

Bridge Road Cafe’s five-course Farm to Table dinner will be paired with wine by former chef and wine enthusiast Ian Patrick Arthur.

Outdoors Calendar: July 23, 2017
Outdoors Calendar: July 23, 2017

TodayThe Putnam County Gun Club will hold a USPSA pistol match, 10 a.m., at the club’s range near Eleanor. Call 304-757-6061.

Researchers fight to keep Asian carp out of WV’s upper Ohio River
Researchers fight to keep Asian carp out of WV’s upper Ohio River

There’s a war going on.Along West Virginia’s western border, biologists are battling to keep Asian carp from invading the Ohio River.

John McCoy: Yellowstone earthquake swarm is no reason for panic
John McCoy: Yellowstone earthquake swarm is no reason for panic

Don’t panic, folks. There’s only the tiniest chance Yellowstone National Park is going to kill you, me and millions of other folks in North America.

Funerals for: July 23, 2017

Absten, Joshua 2 p.m., Raynes Funeral Home, Eleanor.


Asbury, Ashley 2 p.m., River Ridge Church, Hurricane.


Bennett, Brenda 2 p.m., Dodd & Reed Funeral Home, Webster Springs.


Carper, Scott 2 p.m., Jones Cemetery, Walton.


Conaway, Phyllis 1 p.m., Counts Family Cemetery, Kentuck.


Damron, Virgil 2 p.m., Akers


Eskew, Ervin 3 p.m., Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek.


Ford Jr., Herman 4 p.m., Cooke Funeral Home, Nitro.


Freeman, Joseph 1 p.m., Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston.


Furbee, Ronald 2 p.m., Roush Funeral Home, Ravenswood.


Harris Sr., Marvin 2 p.m., Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans.


Jones, Charles 2 p.m., Hughes Creek Community Church, Cedar Grove.


Kyer, Stanley Noon, Taylor


Mullins, Michael 1 p.m., Handley Funeral Home, Danville.


Proctor, Avon "Tinsey" 11 a.m., Cooke Funeral Home, Cedar Grove.


Selbe, Samuel 2 p.m., Family Worship Center ,Chesapeake.