Sophomore pitcher Jake Carr cruising along for St. Albans
Sophomore pitcher Jake Carr cruising along for St. Albans
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Charleston Catholic baseball blanks Valley
Marshall softball player Morgan Zerkle drafted by NPF’s Dawgs
Marshall softball player Morgan Zerkle drafted by NPF’s Dawgs
Dale Earnhardt Jr. retiring at end of 2017 season
Dale Earnhardt Jr. retiring at end of 2017 season
Sophomore pitcher Jake Carr cruising along for St. Albans
Sophomore pitcher Jake Carr cruising along for St. Albans

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WV Gov. Justice signs higher-ed bill
WV Gov. Justice signs higher-ed bill

Gov. Jim Justice signed into law Tuesday afternoon his bill to reform higher education, giving more autonomy to the state’s larger universities.

Charleston man arrested for allegedly distributing contraband to inmates
Charleston man arrested for allegedly distributing contraband to inmates

A man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly transporting prohibited items into a local correctional facility, according to a news release from the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office.

Motion seeks to stop WV gas royalty case rehearing
Motion seeks to stop WV gas royalty case rehearing

The state Supreme Court has been asked to cancel an oral argument scheduled for next week in a significant case in which justices are reconsidering whether natural gas drillers can deduct post-product costs from the royalties paid to certain mineral owners.

Crossings Mall bridge construction to start Thursday
Crossings Mall bridge construction to start Thursday

Reconstruction of the washed-out culvert bridge at Crossings Mall, in Elkview, will begin Thursday, according to Kanawha County commissioners — more than 10 months after the massive June 2016 flood destroyed the bridge, stranded dozens of people at the mall and left hundreds without their jobs.

WV Racing Commission to reconsider cutting horse races at Mountaineer
WV Racing Commission to reconsider cutting horse races at Mountaineer

An emergency meeting of the West Virginia Racing Commission is set for next Tuesday, to reconsider an April 17 vote to reduce the number of thoroughbred racing days at Mountaineer Racetrack and Casino from 160 to 130 days a year.

Cost cuts at Coca-Cola go deeper, including jobs
Cost cuts at Coca-Cola go deeper, including jobs

ATLANTA (AP) — Coca-Cola’s sales declined in the first quarter as it restructured its business, and the world’s biggest beverage maker said it will cut 1,200 jobs starting later this year as it deepens its cost-cutting.

Charleston man arrested for allegedly distributing contraband to inmates
Charleston man arrested for allegedly distributing contraband to inmates

A man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly transporting prohibited items into a local correctional facility, according to a news release from the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office.

Raleigh County doctor takes plea deal during trial
Raleigh County doctor takes plea deal during trial

Beckley — After watching jurors listen to the testimony of a former patient Tuesday, a Raleigh County doctor pleaded guilty to distributing oxycodone without a legitimate medical purpose — a deal he backed out of with federal prosecutors last month.

Cross Lanes man sentenced for selling heroin to confidential informant
Cross Lanes man sentenced for selling heroin to confidential informant

A Cross Lanes man was sentenced on Monday after previously admitting to selling heroin while on federal supervised release.

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Garrison Keillor returns to Clay Center in September
Garrison Keillor returns to Clay Center in September

“A Prairie Home Companion’s” Garrison Keillor returns to the Clay Center September 10 as part of “The Prairie Home Love and Comedy Tour,” which celebrates the retired radio host’s 75th birthday.

In ‘Mary Kills People,’ assisted suicide becomes dangerous side business
In ‘Mary Kills People,’ assisted suicide becomes dangerous side business

ReviewBy Hank StueverThe Washington PostLifetime’s “Mary Kills People,” a six-episode series that is probably not destined to be new Supreme Court justice Neil M. Gorsuch’s favorite binge, is a provocatively compelling and occasionally nail-biting tale of an emergency-room doctor, Mary Harris (“Hannibal’s” Caroline Dhavernas), who is secretly running an assisted-suicide operation for patients who are terminally ill.

The Food Guy: Searching for the Kanawha Valley’s best salad
The Food Guy: Searching for the Kanawha Valley’s best salad

I love hearing from readers reaching out to share a great dining-out experience they’ve had, asking about my favorite restaurants, requesting my help finding a particular recipe and more.

WV family stays true to their roots with line of sauces, salad dressings
WV family stays true to their roots with line of sauces, salad dressings

RICHWOOD — Veronica Stover couldn’t stand to see her favorite salad dressing just disappear.

Good to Grow: Garden beans keep that summer feeling going all year
Good to Grow: Garden beans keep that summer feeling going all year

If you happen to be around my house most week nights at dinner, you will hear a common phrase at the table: “Pass the beans please.” Make no mistake about it, ladies and gentlemen, beans, by far, are my favorite vegetable to grow in the garden.

WV Gov. Justice takes flak for ATV trail veto
WV Gov. Justice takes flak for ATV trail veto

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice vetoed a bill Friday that would have allowed adjacent counties to establish regional authorities to manage ATV trail systems, similar to the Hatfield-McCoy Regional Recreation Authority.

7 WV parks to charge entry fees
7 WV parks to charge entry fees

Visitors to seven West Virginia state parks this year will have to pay to get in.

DNR’s elk initiative opens vast tracts of public land in Southern WV
DNR’s elk initiative opens vast tracts of public land in Southern WV

WHITMAN — Map in hand, Randy Kelley turned and swept his arm in a broad arc.

Funerals for: April 25, 2017

Carper, Betty 11 a.m., John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer.


Duncan, Charles Dexter 1 p.m., Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek.


Fisher, Frederick "Ronald" 11 a.m., Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.


Hale, Lucille Noon, Simpson United Methodist Church, Charleston.


Martin, Daemian 1 p.m., Hilltop Baptist Center, Hilltop.


Mollohan, Lee 2 p.m., Winfield United Methodist Church, Winfield.


Paschal, Ruth 1 p.m., O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.


Price, Guy Winston Noon, Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, Charleston.


Rinehart, Patricia 1 p.m., Dodd


Worlledge, Robert 1 p.m., Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, Mt. Lookout.