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Loaded gun found in carry-on bag at Tri-State Airport

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Officials at Tri-State Airport in Huntington confiscated a loaded gun that was discovered in carry-on baggage Monday.

Agents with the Transportation Safety Administration discovered...

Ex-POW Jessica Lynch to be guest at state benefit concert

WHEELING, W.Va. – Former prisoner of war Jessica Lynch will highlight a holiday country music fundraiser in Wheeling.

WTOV-TV reports Lynch will be the guest of honor at the Honky Tonk Sweethearts’ Dec. 5 benefit concert at the...

Two sites considered for Hatfield McCoy Trails visitors center

PRINCETON, W.Va. – Mercer County officials are considering two sites for a Hatfield McCoy Trails visitors center.

A selection committee is scheduled to meet Thursday to choose an engineering firm to design a trailhead. The trailhead will...

Derakhshan appearance at Board of Medicine delayed

Local neurologist Dr. Iraj Derakhshan’s appearance in front of the West Virginia Board of Medicine has been delayed a month.

Derakhshan’s legal counsel cited a scheduling conflict and requested the continuance, said Robert Knittle,...

WVU Tech, Beckley annouce new provost

MONTGOMERY — Continuing his three-decade stretch serving West Virginia University in various capacities, Nigel Clark has been named provost of WVU Tech and WVU Beckley effective Monday.

Clark was named interim ...

Drums Across the Tri-State highlight of band season
Drums Across the Tri-State highlight of band season

A sea of bright blue and white uniforms flooded Laidley Field.

The crowd was silent, watching as the Cascades, a marching band group from Seattle, pushed a giant spinning Earth into the center of the field. The steady drumbeat escalated along...

Century Aluminum closes Ravenswood plant
Century Aluminum closes Ravenswood plant

Century Aluminum will permanently shut down its Ravenswood plant effectively immediately, officials announced Monday night.

The Ravenswood smelter was built in 1957 and had a full operating capacity of 170,000 metric tons per year. It has been...

Funerals for: July 28, 2015

Austin, Karen R. 2 p.m., O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Barnett, Everett F. 2 p.m., Sewell Valley Baptist Church, Rainelle.

Campion, Mildred M. 2 p.m., Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant....

Wanda J. Folden

Wanda Jewell Howery Folden, 66, of Montgomery, died July 25, 2015. O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, is in charge of arrangements.

Elgine J. Sill

Elgine Josephine Cutlip Sill, 85, of Webster Springs, died July 25, 2015. Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, at Dodd & Reed Funeral Home, Webster Springs.

Virginia "Peg" Sawyer Wise
Virginia "Peg" Sawyer Wise

Virginia "Peg" Sawyer Wise, 92, passed away Sunday, July 26, 2015.

She was born in Summersville on Nov. 25, 1923 to the late Calvin and Frances Sawyer.

She worked as a bookkeeper for Imperial Ice Cream in Huntington, and was a member of...

Opal Kirk

Opal Kirk, 74, of Ashford, died July 25, 2015. Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, July 30, at Dolin Cemetery, Camp Creek. Procession will leave Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet, at 1:15 p.m. for the cemetery.

"Mary" Helen Thornton

"Mary" Helen Thornton, 87, of Peterstown, died July 23, 2015. Graveside service will be 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, at Peterstown Cemetery, Giles County, Va. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, at Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home,...

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