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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...

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 Monday through Friday.

The station invited Jones to host the new...

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...

Funerals for: January 31, 2016

Abbott, John 1 p.m., Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Chapmanville.

Arrington, Penny 2 p.m., Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Baldwin, Brady L. 3 p.m., Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley....

Betty Dunlap

Betty Ruth Jett Dunlap, 83, of New Philadelphia, Ohio, formerly of Clendenin died Wednesday January 27, 2016. Graveside service will be Sunday January 31, 2016 at Jett Cemetery Cottontree Road, Walton, WV.

Carolyn Critchfield
Carolyn Critchfield

Carolyn MacVean Critchfield, a Kanawha County resident for nearly 60 years, passed away on January 21, 2016, in Pittsburgh, PA. She was 82. Born in Niagara Falls, NY, she attended the University of Michigan before taking a laboratory technician...

Helen Sue Buzzard

Helen Sue Buzzard, 58, of Charleston, died Jan. 23, 2016. Complete obituary will be in the Monday Gazette-Mail. Elk Funeral Home is in charge of arrangments.

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