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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...

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,...

William I. Lowther

William I. Lowther, 88, of LeRoy, formerly of Parkersburg, died July 25, 2015. Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, at the funeral home.

Patsy M. Fisher

Patsy M. Fisher, 80, passed away Monday, July 27, 2015 in Medina, Ohio. Patsy was born May 25, 1935 in Marmet, W.Va., to the late Nile and Mary Annabelle (Kersey) Dunlap. She was a former switchboard operator in Charleston, W.Va., and Medina. Patsy...

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