Winfield, Bridgeport girls, boys battle for AA prep track supremacy
Winfield, Bridgeport girls, boys battle for AA prep track supremacy
Track & field notebook: Chris Cottrell back on track for Sissonville
Track & field notebook: Chris Cottrell back on track for Sissonville
WVU’s Rasul Douglas picked by Eagles in 3rd round of NFL draft
WVU’s Rasul Douglas picked by Eagles in 3rd round of NFL draft
Winfield, Bridgeport girls, boys battle for AA prep track supremacy
Winfield, Bridgeport girls, boys battle for AA prep track supremacy
Track & field notebook: Chris Cottrell back on track for Sissonville
Track & field notebook: Chris Cottrell back on track for Sissonville

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PHOTO: Charleston police show teens dangers of impaired driving
PHOTO: Charleston police show teens dangers of impaired driving

As part of Broken PROMise, Charleston police officers teamed up with first responders in South Charleston to demonstrate to South Charleston High students what could happen if they drive under the influence. South Charleston High’s prom is Saturday.

Bulletin Board: April 29, 2017
Bulletin Board: April 29, 2017

Park and recreation meeting seriesThe Greater Huntington Park and Recreation District will continue to host a series of community meetings at 6 p.m. on the following dates and locations: on Monday at Milton City Hall, 1139 Smith St.; on May 11 at Grace United Methodist Church, 225 28th St., Huntington; and on May 25 at the Westmoreland Women’s Club, 2962 Bradley Road, Huntington. The primary purpose of these meetings will be to provide residents with information and a progress report about the Greater Huntington Park and Recreation District, provide information on current activities and Recreation Programs, and to ask for input about the direction the Park District should pursue. For more information, contact GHPRD Executive Director Kevin Brady at kbrady@ghprd.org or 304-696-5954.

Things to do today: April 29, 2017
Things to do today: April 29, 2017

JASON MRAZ: 7:30 p.m. Tickets $44 to $69. WVU Creative Arts Center, Morgantown. Call 800-745-3000.

Local McDonald’s group awards $1,000 grant to Trinity’s Table
Local McDonald’s group awards $1,000 grant to Trinity’s Table

Trinity’s Table was recently awarded a $1,000 grant through the McDonald’s of the Tri-State Community Grants Program, which awards local organizations for programs that support youth and recreation, beautification, support for seniors, or support of the arts in the Tri-State area. Trinity’s Table is one of 21 chosen in the area as a recipient of a grant.

Under new WV law, more video lottery permits to be bid out
Under new WV law, more video lottery permits to be bid out

With a new law on the books allowing bars and clubs with video lottery machines to add more of them, the state Lottery Commission on Thursday approved a plan to bid out 750 additional limited video lottery permits.

United reports quarterly earnings rise, completes Cardinal acquisition
United reports quarterly earnings rise, completes Cardinal acquisition

United Bankshares continued its momentum in the first quarter of 2017, as the bank announced earnings of $38.8 million for the quarter, a jump from its 2016 first quarter earnings of $34.7 million.

Former WVU student gets prison in Morgantown sexual assault
Former WVU student gets prison in Morgantown sexual assault

MORGANTOWN — A former West Virginia University student has been sentenced to 10 to 25 years in prison for sexually assaulting a woman inside a parking garage elevator in Morgantown.

Man sentenced after leading police on chase with baby in car
Man sentenced after leading police on chase with baby in car

OAKLAND, Md. (AP) — A West Virginia man has been sentenced to a year in jail after leading Maryland police on a 12-mile, high-speed chase with a baby in his car.

Firearms charge dropped against Charleston man accused of killing teen
Firearms charge dropped against Charleston man accused of killing teen

At the request of prosecutors Thursday, a Kanawha County judge dismissed a gun charge against the man accused of killing a teenager on Charleston’s East End last year.

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Things to do today: April 29, 2017
Things to do today: April 29, 2017

JASON MRAZ: 7:30 p.m. Tickets $44 to $69. WVU Creative Arts Center, Morgantown. Call 800-745-3000.

PHOTOS: West Virginia Dance Festival
PHOTOS: West Virginia Dance Festival

The West Virginia Dance Festival kicked off this weekend at the Culture Center in Charleston. The festival, which showcases the talents of local dancers and allows them to take classes from acclaimed instructors, features performances in ballet, jazz and modern dance. Dancers from schools and ensembles across the state were invited to participate.

WV authors strive to develop good character in children’s series
WV authors strive to develop good character in children’s series

It’s been a decade since Chuck Stump and Jim Strawn published their first children’s book through Four Dolphins Press.

Local McDonald’s group awards $1,000 grant to Trinity’s Table
Local McDonald’s group awards $1,000 grant to Trinity’s Table

Trinity’s Table was recently awarded a $1,000 grant through the McDonald’s of the Tri-State Community Grants Program, which awards local organizations for programs that support youth and recreation, beautification, support for seniors, or support of the arts in the Tri-State area. Trinity’s Table is one of 21 chosen in the area as a recipient of a grant.

Charleston giving away compost
Charleston giving away compost

Gardeners and growers in the Charleston area can pick up soil for free in the coming weeks. The city of Charleston public grounds department is giving away compost from shredded leaves and trees at its facility on Ridgeview Drive off of Hanna Drive.

WV public broadcaster Vorhees reflects on three decades of work
WV public broadcaster Vorhees reflects on three decades of work

Beth Vorhees is usually the one asking the questions.

Toilets leave WV park superintendent flush with enthusiasm
Toilets leave WV park superintendent flush with enthusiasm

An off-the-grid, self-sustaining micro-flush toilet — designed by a nuclear physicist, developed with help from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and installed at thousands of sites in more than 15 impoverished countries — could be coming to a West Virginia state park near you.

Trail authority says it supports veto, new ATV systems in WV
Trail authority says it supports veto, new ATV systems in WV

The leader of the agency that operates the Hatfield-McCoy Trails system in Southern West Virginia said Thursday that while the authority supports Gov. Jim Justice’s veto of a bill that would have allowed unlimited development of ATV-friendly trail authorities across the state, it favors development of new motorized trail systems, if done incrementally.

West Virginia authorities warn against handling wild babies
West Virginia authorities warn against handling wild babies

FRENCH CREEK, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s Division of Natural Resources is urging people to avoid getting close to young wildlife for the welfare of the animals and themselves.

Funerals for: April 29, 2017

Adams Prince, Dora "Edith"


Bragg, Elsa 11 a.m., St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Oak Hill.


Browning, Delphia 1 p.m., Maryetta United Baptist Church, Verdunville.


Burwell, Margaret 1 p.m., Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville.


Carte, Judith 1 p.m., Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview.


Clendenin, Bert, Jr. 11 a.m., Drawdy Cemetery, Peytona.


Epling, Raymond 1 p.m., Lewisburg United Methodist Church, Lewisburg.


Fugate, Cletis 2 p.m., Holcomb Cemetery, Bickmore.


Grooms, Rosa 1 p.m., First Missionary Baptist Church, Hansford.


Howell, William Noon, Christ Life Fellowship, Charleston.


Hunt, Joan 2 p.m., Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley.


King, Patricia 1 p.m., Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.


Lester, Elsie 2 p.m., Meadow Fork Freewill Baptist Church, Hewett.


Lilly, Keith 3 p.m., White Sulphur Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church, White Sulphur Springs.


Patton, Harry "Roger" 2 p.m., Liberty Christian Church, Charleston.


Reigel, Richard 10 a.m., Pine Grove Brethren Church, Arbovale.


Reynolds, Paul E. Noon, First Missionary Baptist Church, Boomer.


Shuck, Michael 2 p.m., Faith Freewill Baptist Church, Danese.


Terrell, Robert Noon, Church of God MPGT, Beckley.


Umanetz, Daniel 11 a.m., St. Thomas Church, Gassaway.


Young, Bernard "Bud" 1 p.m., Fisher Chapel United Methodist Church, Sissonville.