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Prep basketball roundup: Parkersburg knocks off No. 1 Capital
Prep basketball roundup: Parkersburg knocks off No. 1 Capital
Prep basketball scores, schedules and box scores — Jan. 19
Prep basketball scores, schedules and box scores — Jan. 19

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Audit finds school misused nearly $70K in grant program
Audit finds school misused nearly $70K in grant program

Last summer, state officials found about $70,000 worth of “discrepancies” in a private college’s use of a state-funded grant meant to help low-income students.

Kanawha board OK’s social media policy, hears update on replacing flooded schools
Kanawha board OK’s social media policy, hears update on replacing flooded schools

In unanimous votes, Kanawha County’s school board finally approved Thursday a “social media policy” — an alteration of a previously proposed, criticized version — and OK’d a contract for construction management services on the schools that are planned to replace the flood-damaged Herbert Hoover High and Clendenin Elementary schools.

Mercer school board, superintendent sued over Bible classes
Mercer school board, superintendent sued over Bible classes

The Freedom From Religion Foundation and a member of the Wisconsin-based nonprofit who’s a parent of a student at a public Mercer County elementary school filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday seeking to declare unconstitutional a Bible classes program in Mercer’s public school system.

RCBI gets grant for 3D printing camps
RCBI gets grant for 3D printing camps

HUNTINGTON — The Robert C. Byrd Institute has received $3,000 in funding from the West Virginia Governor’s office to help support its 3-D printing camps this summer.

WV unemployment rate dips in December
WV unemployment rate dips in December

West Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell slightly in December to 5.9 percent.

Options many, future unclear for Sears space at mall
Options many, future unclear for Sears space at mall

The options for the future of the Sears anchor store at the Charleston Town Center mall are varied but vague.

Mercer school board, superintendent sued over Bible classes
Mercer school board, superintendent sued over Bible classes

The Freedom From Religion Foundation and a member of the Wisconsin-based nonprofit who’s a parent of a student at a public Mercer County elementary school filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday seeking to declare unconstitutional a Bible classes program in Mercer’s public school system.

Charleston man faces felony charge after stabbing
Charleston man faces felony charge after stabbing

A Charleston man is facing felony charges after allegedly stabbing another man on the city’s West Side on Thursday.

Man killed in Clay County shooting; alleged shooter at large
Man killed in Clay County shooting; alleged shooter at large

One man was killed in a shooting in Clay County Thursday morning, and police are searching for the man who allegedly shot him.

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Film Clips: Thursday, Jan. 19
Film Clips: Thursday, Jan. 19

Theater key: M = Marquee Cinemas in South Charleston; N = Nitro Stadium 12; PP = Park Place Stadium Cinemas in downtown Charleston; TV = Teays Valley Stadium 10 in Scott Depot.

PHOTOS: New signs installed at Charleston Civic Center
PHOTOS: New signs installed at Charleston Civic Center

New 20-foot-by-13-foot Daktronics video boards were installed at the Charleston Civic Center this week. A video board was mounted on the side of the arena’s Quarrier Street parking garage on Tuesday and a similar board was installed Wednesday at the corner of Clendenin and Lee streets. The video boards replace the Civic Center’s smaller signs, installed in 1991. The new signs are part of the Civic Center’s multimillion-dollar renovation project.

Cirque Dreams brings ‘Jungle Fantasy’ spectacle back to Clay Center
Cirque Dreams brings ‘Jungle Fantasy’ spectacle back to Clay Center

It’s been almost 10 years since Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy first came to Charleston.

Dear Abby: Couple’s long, joyful marriage based on three principles
Dear Abby: Couple’s long, joyful marriage based on three principles

Dear Abby: Many of your published letters come from unhappy married women. Some of them seem unable to get objective advice that would make themselves and their marriages happier. I’m fortunate to be happily married (33 years) to a wonderful woman who has a clear perspective.

Dear Abby: Can atheist mom take kids to church?
Dear Abby: Can atheist mom take kids to church?

Dear Abby: I am an atheist. My parents, although raised Presbyterian, never to my knowledge participated in organized religion, so it was not part of my upbringing.

Learn to manage anger before exploding at kids
Learn to manage anger before exploding at kids

Dear Abby: I am a 23-year-old woman, and I know I should have a lot more patience than I do right now. I’m happily married with two beautiful children. After work when I return home, I’m fine for the first hour or so. But if my children start to get loud or keep asking me to do something, I get extremely aggravated.

Webster couple improves off-the-grid living with small-scale hydropower
Webster couple improves off-the-grid living with small-scale hydropower

WEBSTER SPRINGS — A long and winding road that began in Chicago, veered through Vietnam and connected with England brought Mickey and Jenny Janowski to this steep-walled, 100-acre chunk of a Webster County hollow more than a mile from the nearest neighbor where they have made their home — literally — since the 1970s.

Funerals for: January 20, 2017

Adams, Evelyn 11 a.m., Crooked Creek Church of Christ, Crooked Creek.


Ankrom, Dorene "Dodie" 1 p.m., Valley Head Cemetery, Valley Head.


Bryant, Roy 2 p.m., O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.


Griffith, Belva 11 a.m., Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston.


Hartshorn, Ernest "Ernie" L. 1 p.m., Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville.


Holstein, Bessie 11 a.m., Handley Funeral Home, Danville.


Kinder, Mildred 1 p.m., Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet.


Kramer, Brenda Joyce "Jo" (Young) 1 p.m., Cooke Funeral Home Chapel, Cedar Grove.


Lanham, Samuel Lee 1 p.m., Cooke Funeral Home, Nitro.


Morrison, Deborah 1 p.m., White Funeral Home, Summersville.


Parsons, Charlotte Noon, Davis Memorial Baptist Church, Charleston.


Pettry, Hasten 1 p.m., Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville.


Steele, Dessie Noon, Mounts Funeral Home, Gilbert.


Sullivan, Lucy 1 p.m., Milton United Methodist Church.


VanMeter, Roberta Noon, Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes.


Vickers, Jedediah Leslie 1 p.m., Big Run Presbyterian Church, Big Run.


Whittington, Ravenell Turley 2 p.m., Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek.


Williams, Omar "Boss" 11 a.m., The Father's House, 500 29th St., Charleston.


Willis, Esther 1 p.m., Lovers Leap Baptist Church, Ansted.


Wilson, Charles 1 p.m., Stockert