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Women of Achievement honorees announced
Women of Achievement honorees announced

YWCA Charleston has announced this year’s Women of Achievement honorees, three women who will be honored at an annual awards luncheon in March for their contributions to the community.

Funds raised benefit all of YWCA’s programs,...

Shinnston resident received French honor for WWII heroism

SHINNSTON, W.Va. – As a lifelong resident of Shinnston, John Belcastro has served his community in various ways, whether working in the local coal mines or serving in American Legion Post 31 and VFW Post 573.

But Belcastro’s...

Braxton County Monster chairs keep quirky folklore alive
Braxton County Monster chairs keep quirky folklore alive

Flatwoods, W.Va. — Braxton County is known for its rolling hills, scenic lakes, and ... giant monster chairs.

“Every year in the past fives years, interest in (the monster) has grown exponentially,” said Andrew Smith, 30,...

Authorities investigate fire at former Fort Gay school

FORT GAY, W.Va. – The State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a fire that damaged a former school in Fort Gay.

The Fort Gay Fire Department tells multiple media outlets that the fire occurred on Saturday at a building that...

Ex-jail guard receives probation for having sex with inmate

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A former correctional officer who pleaded guilty to having sex with an inmate will spend three years on probation.

The Herald-Dispatch reports that Jason M. McComas, 33, of Lesage also must register as a sex offender...

TV academy, actors union toast diversity at pre-Emmy party
TV academy, actors union toast diversity at pre-Emmy party

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) – With hit shows like “Empire,” “black-ish” and “How to Get Away With Murder,” diversity is the new normal in TV.

That was the message at a pre-Emmy party celebrating...

Katrina, 10 years later: Evacuees who stayed in West Virginia look back
Katrina, 10 years later: Evacuees who stayed in West Virginia look back

HUNTINGTON — Jennifer Hill remembers her first glimpse of West Virginia. It was early on a Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005, to be exact, and she was riding with her mother from Tri-State Airport to Cabell Huntington...

Pack the Pantry (photos)
Pack the Pantry (photos)

Students get tour of city’s historic district, racial issues
Students get tour of city’s historic district, racial issues

More than 30 people took a walking tour of Charleston’s Triangle District and The Block historical district Saturday as a part of the WV Freedom School, a three-day intensive racial justice workshop sponsored by the American Friends Service...

Big switch, little change: Little India ownership transfer was smooth transaction
Big switch, little change: Little India ownership transfer was smooth transaction

With the same name, same cuisine, and mostly same staff, it might be difficult for some to recognize that Little India, a well-known East End restaurant, has undergone any sort of change.

But for regulars, there is a noticeable difference...

Funerals for: August 30, 2015

Alexander, Charles Jr. 2 p.m., Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home, Arbovale.

Armstrong, David 5:30 p.m., Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Bumpus, Charles "Sam" 4 p.m., Goldtown Community Church, Goldtown....

Charles "Sam" Bumpus
Charles "Sam" Bumpus

Charles Samuel "Sam" Bumpus, 74, of Charleston, passed away Fri. Aug. 28, 2015, at CAMC Memorial Hospital, following a short illness. Sam was born October 7, 1940, in Kanawha County, a son of the late Ira and Eunice Melton Bumpus.

He was also...

Desmond Newsom

Mr. Desmond TuRon Newsom, 26, of Oak Hill, died Thurs. Aug. 27, 2015. Service will be noon Wed. Sept. 2, at Jones Avenue Church of God, Oak Hill. Friends may call fromk 6 to 8 p.m. Tues. Sept. 1, at the church.

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