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Alzheimer’s Association head discusses research, outlook

From smoking to diabetes, West Virginians top the worst health lists in areas that set them up for another big health problem as they age — Alzheimer’s Disease, the 6th leading cause of death in the country and a rapidly growing problem...

State school board hires new superintendent for deaf, blind schools
State school board hires new superintendent for deaf, blind schools

The West Virginia Board of Education voted Friday to hire a new superintendent for the state Schools for the Deaf and the Blind.

State education officials said evidence suggests Martin Keller Jr., who will begin leading the Romney schools Sept. ...

Alzheimer’s Association head discusses research, outlook

From smoking to diabetes, West Virginians top the worst health lists in areas that set them up for another big health problem as they age — Alzheimer’s Disease, the 6th leading cause of death in the country and a rapidly growing problem...

State has history of naming structures
State has history of naming structures

Agency says signs at 611 locations cost more than $350,000 over last 10 years

By Matt Murphy

Staff writer

They name bridges. They name highways. They name interchanges. They name intersections. They name turning lanes.

Over the ...

West Virginia State Fair schedule: Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015

today’s schedule

The West Virginia State Fair takes place at the West Virginia State Fairgrounds in Fairlea. Gate admission is $10-plus tax for adults, $8 plus tax for children ages 6-12 and free for children 5 and younger. Visit...

Road work

West Virginia Paving will pave Loudon Heights Road in Charleston, from the the Arch Bridge to Bridge Road, between 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Monday.

Kellie Pickler impresses at Braxton Co. Fair
Kellie Pickler impresses at Braxton Co. Fair

Although she’s expanded her career — dabbling in dancing and reality television — Kellie Pickler’s original passion, singing, is still going strong.

As an avid “American Idol” fan, when I found out that ...

‘Hunger Games’ actress visits Charleston Town Center mall today
‘Hunger Games’ actress visits Charleston Town Center mall today

The Charleston Town Center Mall’s back-to-school event today will feature a teen fashion show and an opportunity to meet actress Willow Shields in the mall’s Center Court.

Beginning at 12:15 p.m. today, the fall fashion show will...

Charleston’s black history on display
Charleston’s black history on display

Anna Gilmer and James Randall first outlined Charleston’s rich collection of black history in the West Virginia Beacon Digest, a newspaper geared toward the state’s black population, she said. The two profiled black leaders, businesses...

Funerals for: August 22, 2015

Adkins, Doug 1 p.m., Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.

Baldwin, Mat 11 a.m., Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley.

Barna, Betty Lee 3 p.m., St. Andrew United Methodist Church, St. Albans.

Bullard,...

Walter Jones

Walter Keith Jones, 76, of Hudson, Fla., died Aug. 16, 2015. Service will be 10 a.m. Sat. Sept. 5, 2015 at Ames Bible Church, Ames Height.

Wayne Haynes

Wayne Haynes, 64 of Charleston died Thurs. Aug. 20, 2015. His body was donated to medical science. No service is being held.

Nadene Staats
Nadene Staats

Nadene Lenore Staats, passed away July 19, 2015, in Bluffton, S.C., after a long illness. She was the widow of H/C. Staats. They were the owners of Atlas Auction Liquidation Company in Charleston. "Dean" and "Shorty" Worked side for many years...

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