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Innerviews: Newest dream embraces vision for West Virginia
CHRIS DORST | Gazette-Mail
Innerviews: Newest dream embraces vision for West Virginia

She had those girlhood dreams: Writer. Singer. Actress.

She didn’t hit the big time. No best-selling novel. No high-dollar recording contract. No name in lights on Broadway.

But Rebecca Halstead Kimmons enjoys a big-fish-small-pond...

Former Tent City residents explain why they turned down shelters
Former Tent City residents explain why they turned down shelters

Skila, an 18-year-old former resident of Charleston’s Tent City, felt safer at the homeless encampment than she did at a shelter.

She felt safer there than she did growing up too.

Skila, a victim of childhood abuse, said she grew up ...

Ex-vice president sues WVSU over firing

The former vice president of business and finance for West Virginia State University is suing the school, claiming he was fired after raising concerns about the process used to hire a company to help with recruitment and enrollment.

William H....

Photos: Climbers descend on New River Gorge on warm afternoon
Photos: Climbers descend on New River Gorge on warm afternoon

New charter bill lacks specific LGBT protections

West Virginia Republican lawmakers are again supporting legislation to allow the state’s first charter schools, after a bill failed to pass during last year’s session.

But unlike the version that the Senate passed in 2015, before...

Hurricane offering free smoke detectors to residents

The city of Hurricane is offering free smoke detectors to residents who need them.

Hurricane Mayor Scott Edwards said the goal of Project SAFE (Smoke Alarms for Everyone) is to ensure all Hurricane residents are prepared for a fire in their...

Kanawha commission challenge highlights local races

An official with the Kanawha County Republican Party will challenge Kanawha County Commissioner Dave Hardy in this year’s election.

Lance Wheeler is vice chairman of the Kanawha County GOP. He ran for the state Senate in 2014, losing to...

Charleston mayor Danny Jones hosts talk radio show
Charleston mayor Danny Jones hosts talk radio show

After a nearly 20-year hiatus, Mayor Danny Jones has returned to talk radio.

The Charleston mayor started hosting 580 Live on WCHS last week, an hour-long show that runs at 9 a.m. Monday through Friday.

The station invited Jones to host...

Who’s running for office in West Virginia?
Who’s running for office in West Virginia?

So who’s running for office in West Virginia?

The deadline to get on the ballot for West Virginia’s May primary election was midnight on Saturday. (If candidates mailed in their filings with a postmark of Saturday or before, they...

West Virginia University to host weekly film festival

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – The West Virginia University Community Human Rights Film Festival is getting started this week.

The event showcasing a series of five films covering a range of themes about human rights concerns begins Tuesday...

Essay contest to award cash toward college savings accounts

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Schoolchildren from across West Virginia can win cash to be applied for higher education expenses through an essay contest.

The ninth annual SMART529 “When I Grow Up” contest is open to students in...

Small town keeps Swiss ‘Fasnacht’ tradition alive
Small town keeps Swiss ‘Fasnacht’ tradition alive

HELVETIA, W.Va. (AP) – Just a few days after prognosticating groundhogs reveal whether spring will arrive early, revelers in a small Randolph County town with Swiss origins will wear whimsical masks they made themselves and parade through town, ...

FSU professor recalls police experience on streets of Miami

FAIRMONT, W.Va (AP) – Sitting in class each day, it’s easy for students to become bored with a teacher simply reading out of a text book to prepare for a test.

For students in the award-winning criminal justice program at Fairmont...

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