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Shepherdstown girl chases a dream ‘en pointe’

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – Emmakate Franz, 12, has been dancing ballet since the young age of 3.

She began classes like most children, but she had the advantage of having a ballet instructor as a mom. Christian Franz is the director of...

Shepherdstown girl chases a dream ‘en pointe’

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – Emmakate Franz, 12, has been dancing ballet since the young age of 3.

She began classes like most children, but she had the advantage of having a ballet instructor as a mom. Christian Franz is the director of...

Failed drug tests among W.Va. miners down in 2015

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) – Fewer West Virginia coal miners failed drug tests last year compared to the year before, officials say.

Around 290 miners failed drug tests in 2015, Eugene White, director of the West Virginia Mine Safety Office,...

One month at a time: For a vegan, how much difference can a month make?
One month at a time: For a vegan, how much difference can a month make?

Editor’s note: Reporter Bill Lynch started the new year on a bold mission: to immerse himself in a different facet of life for a full month — every month — for all of 2016, and write about it along the way. The idea is to take ...

No Powerball winner, so jackpot may grow to $1.3 billion
No Powerball winner, so jackpot may grow to $1.3 billion

Associated Press

No ticket matched all six Powerball numbers following the drawing for a record jackpot of nearly $950 million, lottery officials said early Sunday, boosting the expected payout for the next drawing to a whopping $1.3 billion....

NFL PLAYOFFS: Bengals suffer meltdown, Steelers move on
NFL PLAYOFFS: Bengals suffer meltdown, Steelers move on

CINCINNATI — The Pittsburgh Steelers are heading to Denver. The Cincinnati Bengals are heading to another long offseason after a meltdown as ugly and ill-timed as it was complete.

Chris Boswell kicked a 35-yard field goal with 14 seconds...

Hoops roundup: Riverside boys notch 103-72 win over Nitro

Henry Barron-Houchins dropped in 20 points to pace five double-figure scorers Saturday night as visiting Riverside cruised to a 103-72 boys basketball victory against Nitro.

Also for the Warriors (7-1), Josh Carpenter and Hayden Burke had 18...

SC connection helps WVU Tech pick up win

MONTGOMERY — With WVU Tech’s second-leading scorer Paul Stone out due to a groin injury, the Golden Bears needed others to step up.

Former South Charleston standouts Eddie Gordon and Hunter Moles did...

Bays, Capital boys muddle to 5th straight win

WINFIELD — Not much was going right for state-ranked Capital Saturday evening, a lot of it stemming from foul problems for point guard Leondre Rogers.

But two things the Cougars did have going for them were...

Funerals for: January 10, 2016

Beard, W. Sherman 3 p.m., Oak Grove Presbyterian Church, Hillsboro.

Bowles, Thomas 2 p.m., Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle.

Brown, Patricia G. 3 p.m., Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist...

Norman Byars
Norman Byars

Norman Keith "Boo Boo" Byars, 54, of Boomer, entered into eternal rest on January 7, 2016, at Saint Francis Hospital, Charleston. He was the son of the late Nolan B. Byars and Eva Randall Byars. He was baptized at the First Baptist Church of Boomer...

Ashley Ross
Ashley Ross

Ashley Alexandra Ross, 20, of Grimms Landing, passed away Sun. January 3, 2016, at Cabell Huntington Hospital, following a sudden illness. She was a 2013 graduate of Buffalo High School and an employee of Securitas for Toyota. Ashley was a loving,...

Marie Grant

Marie Rose Grant, 67, of Charleston died Jan. 7, 2016. No service is scheduled at this time. Cooke Funeral Home and Crematorium is assisting the Grant family.

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