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WV crossing guard says ‘beautiful things’ happen on job
F. BRIAN FERGUSON photos | Gazette-Mail
WV crossing guard says ‘beautiful things’ happen on job

Every weekday, with the exception of holidays and during the summer, a woman boards a city bus on Charleston’s West Side and heads across town, twice a day, to Kanawha City. Her name is Marsha Berry, and she carries a badge.

Prep basketball roundup: Wyoming East girls defeat Capital 62-43
Prep basketball roundup: Wyoming East girls defeat Capital 62-43

Kara Sandy posted 22 points and eight rebounds to lead Class AA No. 1 Wyoming East past Capital 62-43 to kick off the Big Atlantic Classic Friday afternoon in Beckley.

Prep basketball scores, schedules, boxscores — Feb. 5
Prep basketball scores, schedules, boxscores — Feb. 5

HIGH SCHOOL

Big Atlantic Classic

At Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Ctr.

South Charleston girls roll past Spring Valley
South Charleston girls roll past Spring Valley

In its previous game earlier this week against Class AAA No. 2 Huntington, No. 7 Spring Valley gave up 35 points and 12 rebounds to the Highlanders’ Jordyn Dawson in a loss.

Paul Shaffer: WV needs rights at work, not right to work for less (Gazette)

I have worked most of my career as a carpenter. If you live in Teays Valley or the Kanawha Valley, you may live in a home I helped to build, or you may drive across a bridge I worked on or you might shop in a store or restaurant I worked on.

Deanna McKinney: As a gun violence survivor, please don’t dump concealed weapon permits (Gazette)

My heart sank when I learned that West Virginia lawmakers were again trying to repeal the common-sense law that requires West Virginians to pass a background check and get safety training to get a license to carry a concealed, loaded weapon in...

William Hal Gorby: A historical reflection on ‘right-to-work’ in WV (Gazette)

West Virginia’s working people have long struggled for basic economic justice. PBS’s American Experience broadcast a documentary “The Mine Wars.” The film depicts the historic battles against armed gun thugs over union...

John P. David: Right to work is about attacking labor when labor is weak

Senate Majority Leader Mitch Carmichael recently defended the so-called “Right to Work” study as an “independent study by an academic (WVU) Ph.D. economist” and said he trusted “the independent analysis.”

Gazette editorial: Power shift

In a recent column in The New York Times, Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman says rapid technology improvements are reducing the cost of wind and solar power — and battery storage capacity keeps rising — so that...

Chuck McGill: Kanawha Valley talent could force recruiters to pay attention
Chuck McGill: Kanawha Valley talent could force recruiters to pay attention

The winds of change are blowing, and high school football coaches hope that means more college recruiters will be seen here in the Kanawha Valley.

Rick Ryan: More logic needed on Kanawha’s no-class, no-play policy
Rick Ryan: More logic needed on Kanawha’s no-class, no-play policy

Some things I just can’t believe or perhaps I just don’t want to believe:

Capital coasts to Big Atlantic boys victory
Capital coasts to Big Atlantic boys victory

BECKLEY — Capital got to double its pleasure Friday afternoon at the Big Atlantic Classic.

Despite struggles, Hurricane boys have route to state tournament
Despite struggles, Hurricane boys have route to state tournament

By Nick Brockman

For The Gazette-Mail

HURRICANE — Hurricane’s boys basketball program established a new tradition of success by making the state tournament each of the previous three years, and at ...

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