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NASCAR’s Denny Hamlin to head to Greenbrier County for flood aid
NASCAR’s Denny Hamlin to head to Greenbrier County for flood aid

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) – NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin is heading to southern West Virginia to help out after deadly floods ravaged the region.

Prep Football Podcast mini episode: North Marion coach Daran Hays
Prep Football Podcast mini episode: North Marion coach Daran Hays

Sports web editor Tom Bragg hosts a mini episode to kick off the fourth season of the Gazette-Mail Prep Football Podcast with North Marion head coach Daran Hays joining him as a guest.

Mitch Vingle: WVU’s Gee: Big 12 doesn’t want to be predators
Mitch Vingle: WVU’s Gee: Big 12 doesn’t want to be predators

When the Big 12 took a major step toward expansion last week, there was plenty of surprise expressed by followers of the league.

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Raleigh County PSD lifts Slab Fork boil-water advisory
Raleigh County PSD lifts Slab Fork boil-water advisory

Raleigh County Public Service District has lifted the boil-water advisory issued for customers of the Slab Fork System.

Buffalo High teacher honored for commitment to agriculture
Buffalo High teacher honored for commitment to agriculture

The Putnam County Commission honored Buffalo High School agriculture science teacher Danielle Grant for her dedication to agriculture in Putnam County at its meeting Tuesday.

Mother to be charged after 3-year-old drowns in Lincoln County
Mother to be charged after 3-year-old drowns in Lincoln County

Police said Tuesday afternoon they planned to arrest a Lincoln County mother after her 3-year-old son drowned in the Little Coal River on Monday.

Flood-isolated shopping center can’t reopen for at least 2 months
Flood-isolated shopping center can’t reopen for at least 2 months

For the past month, James Jarrett, of Elkview, has had to go to Kanawha City to buy his groceries. He can’t go to McDonald’s whenever he feels like it anymore or pick up his prescriptions at Kmart.

WV small businesses can get $10K flood-recovery grant
WV small businesses can get $10K flood-recovery grant

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has announced a program that will give up to $10,000 to small businesses that were affected by the June 23 floods.

Verizon buys Yahoo for $4.83B, marking end of an era
Verizon buys Yahoo for $4.83B, marking end of an era

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Verizon is buying Yahoo for $4.83 billion, marking the end of an era for a company that once defined the internet.

Mother to be charged after 3-year-old drowns in Lincoln County
Mother to be charged after 3-year-old drowns in Lincoln County

Police said Tuesday afternoon they planned to arrest a Lincoln County mother after her 3-year-old son drowned in the Little Coal River on Monday.

Attorneys debate whether Thaw’s comments defamed Giles
Attorneys debate whether Thaw’s comments defamed Giles

Attorneys for former Capital High principal Clinton Giles, Kanawha County’s school board and board member Pete Thaw argued Monday over whether Thaw’s comments about Giles in February 2015 were defamatory and whether the comments make the whole board liable.

Elkview man who said cops should be killed is in custody
Elkview man who said cops should be killed is in custody

An Elkview man was arrested Monday after police say they watched a video appearing to show him saying “the only good cops out there are dead cops.”

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MLK Chorus marks 20 years in Charleston
MLK Chorus marks 20 years in Charleston

The Martin Luther King Jr. Male Chorus members celebrated their 20th anniversary on Sunday by doing what they do best — singing.

BookDad: When the mountains go ‘Kaboom!’
BookDad: When the mountains go ‘Kaboom!’

Best friends Cyndie and Ashley have grown up in small-town West Virginia in the shadows of their beloved “Mount Tom.” It’s the place they bike to “get away from the crazies,” like little sisters and intrusive parents.

Tamarack Foundation’s Emerging Artist Fellows announced
Tamarack Foundation’s Emerging Artist Fellows announced

Hannah Lenhart is creating her own community. It’s made of round bases, skinny handles and thick spouts.

Summer squash makes flavorful ‘pasta’ dish
Summer squash makes flavorful ‘pasta’ dish

Summer squash reproduces so energetically that calling it prolific is understating the case. Still, why not take advantage of its bounty? Here I slice the squash into long ribbons and employ it as “pasta.” Use a mandoline (be sure to use the guard that comes with it), although a Y-shaped peeler will also work. The resulting “pasta” is more flavorful and less caloric than pasta itself.

Craft breweries try to stand out with creative tap handles
Craft breweries try to stand out with creative tap handles

RANDOM LAKE, Wis. (AP) – Cone heads, zombies, beards, bananas – they are some of the creative beer tap handles that have become a big business as the number of craft breweries has skyrocketed.

Where it happened: Musical fans flock to Hamilton’s New York City
Where it happened: Musical fans flock to Hamilton’s New York City

As much as I really want to see the awe-inspiring, bayonet-bearing, knee-sock-wearing, hip-hop phenomenon that is the musical “Hamilton,” I’ve been having trouble justifying the equally phenomenal price of tickets.

WV Hunter Education Hall of Fame inducts first class of honorees
WV Hunter Education Hall of Fame inducts first class of honorees

The unsung volunteers who teach West Virginia’s hunter-education classes are unsung no more.

McCoy: Limited hunt lottery goes high tech
McCoy: Limited hunt lottery goes high tech

If you want a permit to participate in one of West Virginia’s limited hunts, you’d better be prepared to use a computer.

Outdoors Calendar: July 24, 2016
Outdoors Calendar: July 24, 2016

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

Funerals for: July 26, 2016

Adkins, James 2 p.m., Waters Funeral Chapel, Summersville.


Anderson, Jesse Noon, Chapel of Rest Mausoleum, Victor.


Baird, Charles 11 a.m., Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.


Britton, Jennifer D. 7 p.m., Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley.


Griffith, Loretta 11 a.m., Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans.


Hamilton, Beatrice 11 a.m., Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.


Harless, Tonya 6 p.m., Blakeley Cemetery, Blakeley.


Hartshorn, Dorma 11 a.m., Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville.


Hess, Ruby Noon, Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview.


Keeling, Gregory 1 p.m., Chapman Funeral Home, Winfield.


Lavers, Thelma 1 p.m., Dodd


Lilly, Teresa L. 7 p.m., Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg.


Lykins, James F. 7 p.m., Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge.


Moore, Carl 11 a.m., Wilson


Tudor, Darrell 3 p.m., Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek.


Willis, William Noon, Institute Church of the Nazarene, Dunbar.