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UPDATE: WVU Tech set to move from Montgomery to Beckley within two years
UPDATE: WVU Tech set to move from Montgomery to Beckley within two years

UPDATE 12:45 p.m. — A professor leaving a closed-door meeting with the faculty, staff and students of West Virginia University’s Institute of Technology this afternoon has told the Gazette-Mail the school is “definitely...

Boil-water advisories

West Virginia American Water has lifted a boil-water advisory for customers in Nitro. The advisory was issued for 17th Street, 18th Street, 19th Street, 20th Street, 21st Street, 22nd Street, 23rd Street, 24th Street, 25th Street, 1st Avenue, 2nd...

Funerals for: August 31, 2015

Alderson, James "Heck" 11 a.m., Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson.

Gillispie, Keith 2 p.m., Gatens

Hammons, Edith 2 p.m., Morgan Funeral Home, Lewisburg.

Humphrey, Cecil 1 p.m., Emmanuel United...

Dorothy M. Smith

Dorothy Maxine Smith, 80, of Highland Mountain, passed away Aug. 30, 2015. Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, at Wallace & Wallace Chapel, Rainelle. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, at the funeral home.

Ruby C. Cottrell

Ruby Catherine Johnson Cottrell, 91, of Hurricane, died Aug. 29, 2015. Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, at First Baptist Church, Hurricane. Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, at Henson & Kitchen Mortuary, Barboursville, and...

Blanche B. Harvey

Blanche B. Harvey, 96, of Pearisburg, Va., died Aug. 29, 2015. Service will be noon Tuesday, Sept. 1, at Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home Chapel, Peterstown, with visitation one hour prior.

Charles "Bob" Morgan

Charles Robert "Bob" Morgan, 75, of Leon, passed away Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015 at his home. He was a graduate of Point Pleasant High School and a retiree of the AEP John Amos Plant in Winfield. He also worked several years for the railroad. He attended...

Dolores Dumas

Mrs. Dolores Dumas, 81, of St. Albans, died Aug. 28, 2015 at CAMC Memorial Hospital. Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, St. Albans, with visitation beginning 30 minutes prior. Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home,...

Chandler Academy closed Tuesday

Chandler Academy in Charleston will be closed Tuesday according to a notification from Kanawha County Schools. The school will be closed because of a scheduled power outage.

Former lawmaker appointed to West Virginia Parole Board

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A former Wood County lawmaker has been appointed to the West Virginia Parole Board.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced David Nohe’s appointment on Monday in a news release.

Nohe replaces James E. Colombo ...

UPDATE: WVU Tech set to move from Montgomery to Beckley within two years
UPDATE: WVU Tech set to move from Montgomery to Beckley within two years

UPDATE 12:45 p.m. — A professor leaving a closed-door meeting with the faculty, staff and students of West Virginia University’s Institute of Technology this afternoon has told the Gazette-Mail the school is “definitely moving....

WVU expanding parking at Evansdale campus

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia University is expanding parking at the Evansdale campus as part of a redevelopment project.

The university says a new 140-space short-term parking lot for faculty, staff and students will be...

Loss of rock could change ride through Gauley rapid

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) – A whitewater industry expert says a rock formation change could give experienced rafters a different ride through one of the Gauley River’s most challenging rapids.

ACE Adventure Resort chief of staff David...

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