Huntington’s Jordyn Dawson repeats Ostrowski Award as West Virginia’s girls basketball player of the year
Huntington’s Jordyn Dawson repeats Ostrowski Award as West Virginia’s girls basketball player of the year
Notre Dame’s Jarrod West wins Evans Award as boys basketball state player of the year
Notre Dame’s Jarrod West wins Evans Award as boys basketball state player of the year
Huntington’s Jordyn Dawson repeats Ostrowski Award as West Virginia’s girls basketball player of the year
Huntington’s Jordyn Dawson repeats Ostrowski Award as West Virginia’s girls basketball player of the year
Notre Dame’s Jarrod West wins Evans Award as boys basketball state player of the year
Notre Dame’s Jarrod West wins Evans Award as boys basketball state player of the year
Independence’s Noah Adams wins Dutton Award as prep wrestler of the year
Independence’s Noah Adams wins Dutton Award as prep wrestler of the year

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Things to do today: March 26, 2017
Things to do today: March 26, 2017

MusicASHLEY DANNEWITZ: 4 p.m. Free. Trained operatic soprano, singing songs by Rachmaninoff, Samuel Barber, Richard Strauss and Ponchielli. Accompanied by pianist Vicki Cavendish and cellist Hanna Presley. Reception follows. Cavendish Hall, 207 52nd St. Call 304-925-1990.

WV Senate Finance Committee delays action on $79M education funding cut
WV Senate Finance Committee delays action on $79M education funding cut

Amid criticism from Democrats and questions about the bill’s constitutionality, West Virginia’s Senate Finance Committee postponed Saturday taking action on a bill that would cut state funding to public education next fiscal year by about $79 million.

Body reportedly found in Kanawha River in Nitro
Body reportedly found in Kanawha River in Nitro

The Nitro Police Department is investigating after a body was found in the Kanawha River near 12th Street, a Kanawha County 911 dispatcher confirmed. Media outlets report police received a call about the body around 1 p.m. Saturday.

Mason market and greenhouse finds its ‘big break’ in plug trays
Mason market and greenhouse finds its ‘big break’ in plug trays

MASON — An aerial shot of Mason shows acres upon acres of flat, silver rooftops.

WV House passes broadband access bill
WV House passes broadband access bill

Over objections from West Virginia’s largest internet providers, the House of Delegates overwhelmingly passed a comprehensive broadband bill Friday that aims to improve internet service and expand availability.

PHOTOS: New Pioneer credit union building shown at Business After Hours event
PHOTOS: New Pioneer credit union building shown at Business After Hours event

Business After Hours, an event hosted by the Charleston Area Alliance, was held Thursday evening at the new Pioneer Federal Credit Union building on Kanawha Boulevard in Charleston. The new building, which features colorful light displays, was constructed next to the former building.

Crime Report: March 26, 2017
Crime Report: March 26, 2017

The following crimes were reported to the Charleston Police Department between March 16 and 23, 2017:

On file: March 26, 2017
On file: March 26, 2017

MarriagesThe following people filed for marriage licenses in Kanawha County between March 16 and 23, 2017:

Body reportedly found in Kanawha River in Nitro
Body reportedly found in Kanawha River in Nitro

The Nitro Police Department is investigating after a body was found in the Kanawha River near 12th Street, a Kanawha County 911 dispatcher confirmed. Media outlets report police received a call about the body around 1 p.m. Saturday.

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Huntington writer releases poetry collection
Huntington writer releases poetry collection

“Songs from the Night Blooming Garden,” a collection of poems written over the years by Sandra Soto Hatfield, of Huntington, is now available in book stores, gift shops online and from the author.

WV Book Team: Cozy reads to satisfy your sweet tooth
WV Book Team: Cozy reads to satisfy your sweet tooth

Recently, a sugar craving took hold of me. After a quick trip down the street to a bakery, cupcake in hand, I realized I was even reading a mystery set in a bakery.

Arts Notes: March 26, 2017
Arts Notes: March 26, 2017

The Charleston Studio School is offering basic watercolor classes for adults and children from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., April 1, 8 and 22. The cost is $85 for all three.

Good to Grow: Keeping rabbits from ravaging the garden
Good to Grow: Keeping rabbits from ravaging the garden

The rabbit debacle started with a packet of free Swiss chard seeds given to me by the Morgan County Master Gardeners at the Berkeley Springs Apple Butter Festival.

Laws for Paws: Dangers of impersonating service animals
Laws for Paws: Dangers of impersonating service animals

We’ve all seen dogs in public with special vests on denoting they are service animals, meaning they provide a necessary and valuable service to the person they are with.

Vines & Vittles: Go for unconventional food and wine pairings
Vines & Vittles: Go for unconventional food and wine pairings

I’ve often said this before, but it bears repeating: don’t be constrained by convention when it comes to matching wine with food. The more you experiment, the more you will realize — like I have — that it’s both fun and instructive to try just about any combination of food and wine that strikes your fancy.

John McCoy: Lifting of Obama-era lead-ammo ban will affect WV hunters
John McCoy: Lifting of Obama-era lead-ammo ban will affect WV hunters

Well, that didn’t take long.The day after the U.S. Senate confirmed Ryan Zinke as the nation’s new Interior Secretary, Zinke rescinded a last-minute Obama Administration edict that by 2022 would have banned the use of lead shot and lead fishing tackle on federal wildlife refuges.

Charleston woman looks for love, finds she loves fishing
Charleston woman looks for love, finds she loves fishing

Tammra Neville makes no bones about how she got hooked on fishing.

Tiny parasite is WV elk’s biggest potential threat
Tiny parasite is WV elk’s biggest potential threat

When state wildlife officials reintroduced elk into southwestern West Virginia, they did so knowing that the animals might someday be exposed to a parasite that could kill them.

Funerals for: March 26, 2017

Asbury, Ruby 2 p.m., Handley Funeral Home, Danville.


Dorsey, Deanna Dee 3 p.m., White Funeral Home, Summersville.


Fortuna, Carmello 4 p.m., Akers


Pritt, Darren 4 p.m., Ellyson Mortuary Inc., Glenville.


Richards, Hobert 1 p.m., Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville.


Sarver, Robert 1 p.m., Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.


Smith, Arnold 3 p.m., Emmanuel Baptist Church, Charleston.


Taylor, Elizabeth "Jeanette" 3 p.m., River Ridge Church, Hurricane.


Weigand, Gerald "Tink" 2 p.m., Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.