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Boys soccer preview: George Washington to defend title with nine new starters
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Trimmed-down Harris ready to pull his weight for Marshall
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Roundup: WVU men’s soccer loses Piatczyc to knee injury
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Ethics Commission will let state officials go to summit at The Greenbrier
Ethics Commission will let state officials go to summit at The Greenbrier

The West Virginia Ethics Commission will allow state Development Office employees to attend a business conference at The Greenbrier, despite Gov. Jim Justice’s failure to put the resort into a blind trust.

Mount Olive officer accused of smuggling drugs, phones to inmates
Mount Olive officer accused of smuggling drugs, phones to inmates

A former correctional officer faces criminal charges after police said he smuggled drugs, phones and a knife into the Mount Olive Correctional Complex.

AP sources: Strategist Steve Bannon leaving White House
AP sources: Strategist Steve Bannon leaving White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is leaving his White House post.

WV PSC seeks dismissal of Frontier lawsuit
WV PSC seeks dismissal of Frontier lawsuit

The state Public Service Commission has filed a motion to dismiss Frontier Communication’s federal lawsuit which names all three of its commissioners, stating it has no role in enforcing the section of House Bill 3093, known as the broadband bill, Frontier says conflicts with federal law.

WV EDA OKs loan for Hatfield-McCoy lodging project
WV EDA OKs loan for Hatfield-McCoy lodging project

The West Virginia Economic Development Authority gave final approval of a $1.15 million loan for building lodging facilities for Hatfield-McCoy Trail ATV riders at the authority’s monthly board of directors meeting Thursday.

WV’s economic future, potential solutions discussed at Tech Jobs Tour
WV’s economic future, potential solutions discussed at Tech Jobs Tour

The Tech Jobs Tour made a stop in Charleston Tuesday to help connect the booming technology sector with workers from all backgrounds. But the conversation inevitably shifted to how the Mountain State can adapt in the face of the declining coal economy.

Mount Olive officer accused of smuggling drugs, phones to inmates
Mount Olive officer accused of smuggling drugs, phones to inmates

A former correctional officer faces criminal charges after police said he smuggled drugs, phones and a knife into the Mount Olive Correctional Complex.

Trial date set for ex-GW counselor’s suit against Kanawha school board
Trial date set for ex-GW counselor’s suit against Kanawha school board

The trial between a George Washington High School counselor suing the Kanawha County Board of Education over defamation claims will begin next week.

Trial in East End killing delayed until December
Trial in East End killing delayed until December

The trial for a Charleston man charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old boy has been delayed.

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WV Book Team: McClanahan’s ‘The Sarah Book’ is dark but lovely (Review)
WV Book Team: McClanahan’s ‘The Sarah Book’ is dark but lovely (Review)

“The Sarah Book” by Scott McClanahan (Tyrant Books)

State Fair of WV schedule: Aug. 18
State Fair of WV schedule: Aug. 18

The West Virginia State Fair takes place at the West Virginia State Fairgrounds in Fairlea. Gate admission is $11 for adults. Children ages 12 and below receive free admission each day. For information, visit www.statefairofwv.com.

Things to do today: Aug. 18, 2017
Things to do today: Aug. 18, 2017

Music THE JOSEPH SISTERS and TBA: 6 p.m. Free. Summerfest, South Charleston. Call 304-746-5552.

WV Design Team: Mod pieces still find relevance today
WV Design Team: Mod pieces still find relevance today

This summer has brought a flurry of recollections of the cultural happenings from 50 years ago, which had seismic effects on our society. From the release of The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” to the Summer of Love, these events influenced basically all levels of culture and had a lasting effect.

As she turns 80, WV church organist keeps the music going
As she turns 80, WV church organist keeps the music going

In her nearly 72 years as a charter member of her church, Shirley Lake has maybe missed a handful of services.

Six students act as ag commissioner for the day at State Fair of WV
Six students act as ag commissioner for the day at State Fair of WV

Whether they show livestock with National FFA Organization or 4-H, or simply enjoy the rides and funnel cakes, kids play various roles at the State Fair of West Virginia — but several played a more unique part this year.

WV’s Green Bank Telescope helps shoot moon with radar for detailed map
WV’s Green Bank Telescope helps shoot moon with radar for detailed map

As America gets ready to view the Aug. 21 solar eclipse, researchers from the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum are using radio telescopes at the Green Bank Observatory in Pocahontas County and the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico to map the moon with radar.

Funerals for: August 18, 2017

Ash, Sammy 1 p.m., Judson Baptist Church, Belle.


Caldwell, Robert 11 a.m., Lewisburg United Methodist Church, Lewisburg.


Estes, John Carl 2 p.m., Bartlett


Gentry, Emma Norine Noon, Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston.


Graham, Vivian 1 p.m., Wallace Funeral Home, Milton.


Guthrie, Charles 11 a.m., Allen Funeral Home Chapel, Hurricane.


Holmes Jr., Darrel 1 p.m., Greene


James, Harlan "Jerry" 11 a.m., Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., Glenville.


Jividen, Audrey M. 1 p.m., Buffalo Memorial Park, Buffalo.


Parsons, Christopher 2 p.m., Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin.


Pennington, Merial Lee 1 p.m., Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet.


Potterfield, Phyllis 11 a.m., Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Charleston.


Smith, Virginia 2 p.m., Matics Funeral Home, Clendenin.


Spurgeon, Winoma M. 2 p.m., Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg.