Dear Abby: Hospice volunteer’s woeful tales wear her family down

Dear Abby: Hospice volunteer’s woeful tales wear her family down

Dear Abby: My mother has been a hospice volunteer for six months. I think that’s great. The problem is, all she ever talks about anymore is the families and patients she helps. I’m tired...

WVU men’s hoops unveils full non-conference schedule

WVU men’s hoops unveils full non-conference schedule

The West Virginia University men’s basketball team’s non-conference schedule will take the Mountaineers from Florida to Germany. It rekindles an old rivalry and brings one of the sport’s bluebloods to Morgantown.

Teenagers are as sedentary as 60-year-olds by age 19

Teenagers are as sedentary as 60-year-olds by age 19

The adolescent years are when people’s bodies are supposed to start the ascent to their physical peak. Teenagers are growing like beanstalks. Their hormones are raging. They’re eager for new experiences. By all accounts, this should be...

What marijuana legalization did to car accident rates

What marijuana legalization did to car accident rates

Last week, a pair of studies came to seemingly opposite conclusions on whether rising marijuana use is causing an increase in car crashes in states that have legalized the drug.

Greater opioid use and mental health disorders are linked in new study

Greater opioid use and mental health disorders are linked in new study

A new study suggests that people with anxiety and depression are consuming a disproportionate share of prescription painkillers, a finding that could add a new wrinkle to the epidemic of opioid use in the United States.

Funerals for: June 26, 2017

Barnes Jr., Willie 1 p.m., Power House of Deliverance Church, Dunbar.

Boyd Jr., Alfred 2 p.m., O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Burns, Lucille 2 p.m., Presbyterian Church, Marlinton.

Carter,...

Mable E. Loftis Woodrum

Mable E. Loftis Woodrum, 88, of Sumerco, passed away June 24, 2017. Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, at Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. A...

Evelyn Holobeck

Evelyn Grace Holobeck, 76, of Hico, died June 24, 2017. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 27, at the Wallace & Wallace Chapel in Ansted, W.Va. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in ...

Peg Wilkinson

Peg Wilkinson

Peg Wilkinson peacefully left this life on June 23, 2017, freed from her lengthy battle with Alzheimer's. She was nearing her 90th birthday on July 10.

Peg was preceded in death by her husband, Wilkie, and is survived by her daughter Valerie,...

David Tinnel

David Tinnel

David Leonard Tinnel, 58, of Birch River, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, June 21, 2017. He was the son of the late Lloyd and Anna Jane Clifton Tinnel and was born at Gassaway, December 23, 1958. David was a logger for Dodrill Trucking and a ...

Edward Gilbert

Edward Gilbert

Mr. Edward B. Gilbert, 94, of Charleston, died Thursday morning, June 15, 2017.

Born November 12, 1922, in New York City, he spent his childhood on Oslo, Norway.

He was the son of late Birger and Rene Gilbert of Oslo.

He was a...

James Asbury

James Corbet Asbury, 84, of Peterstown, passed away June 24, 2017. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday afternoon, June 27, in the Asbury Cemetery, Montcoal. Armstrong Funeral Home is serving the family.

Gale Aldridge

Gale Aldridge, 64, of Dunbar, passed away June 25, 2017. Arrangements are in the care of Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

Randy Blankenship

Randy Blankenship, 48, of Red House, passed away June 23, 2017. Service will be 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Chapel, Poca. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.hardingfamilygroup.com.

Eddie Halstead

Eddie Halstead

Eddie Charles Halstead, 61, of Peytona, passed away Monday, June 19, 2017, at CAMC, General Hospital, Charleston.

He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Halstead; and two sisters, Kathy Weaver and Donna Keffer.

He is survived...

David A. "Red"   Kerns Jr.

David A. "Red" Kerns Jr.

David Albert "Red" Kerns Jr., 73, of St. Albans, passed away on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at 8:21 p.m. while in the Emergency Room at CAMC Memorial. The courage, strength, and dignity that he prayed for was meticulously carried out by the Hand of God...

Helen Young

Helen Young

Helen Barickman Young, 101, of Pinch, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at San Angelo, Texas, after a short illness.

She was the daughter of the late Jason and Rhoda Sinnett Taylor. She was preceded in death by her husbands,...

James Dean Burns

James Dean Burns

James Dean Burns, 38, of St. Albans, passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at Valley Center.

Born December 21, 1978, in Charleston, James was preceded in death by his father, Burl Dean Burns, as well as his grandparents, James and Mary Byrd, and...

WV Farm2Fork: Turn summer berries into a Blackberry BBQ Sauce

WV Farm2Fork: Turn summer berries into a Blackberry BBQ Sauce

It’s berry season! You know what that means, right? Summer is here!

WV Book Team: WVU Press releases feature contemporary Appalachia

WV Book Team: WVU Press releases feature contemporary Appalachia

Questions of Appalachian economics, culture and identity have ­— in the wake of the 2016 presidential election and the runaway success of J.D. Vance’s controversial “Hillbilly Elegy” — moved to the forefront of...

West Virginia football gets commit from Ohio linebacker Chandler

West Virginia football gets commit from Ohio linebacker Chandler

As of last Tuesday, Canton (Ohio) McKinley linebacker Josh Chandler had never even been mentioned as a target for West Virginia. By Sunday afternoon, he was the latest member of the Mountaineers’ 2018 class.

Gregory Clay: Cultural appropriation in the theater of the absurd (Daily Mail)

Gregory Clay: Cultural appropriation in the theater of the absurd (Daily Mail)

Instead of being for anything, the snowflakes like to be ‘versus’

Daily Mail editorial: Charleston a better place thanks to John McGee

Daily Mail editorial: Charleston a better place thanks to John McGee

Daily Mail publisher and wife, Ruth, gave much to the community

Doug Smock: Golf goes well beyond the stars

Doug Smock: Golf goes well beyond the stars

It wasn’t my highlight of the sports year by any stretch, but I had to chuckle when Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy and Jason Day missed the cut by a combined 16 shots at the U.S. Open.